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14 Things to do this Weekend (Feb. 17 – Feb. 19)


An unusually warm weekend for this time of year is in store for us this weekend. While overnight temperatures won’t exactly be friendly – they’ll be in the low to mid 30s – they daytime temperatures will be in the upper 40s and on Sunday almost hit 50 degrees! The sunny will be out for the vast majority of the weekend. I’m going to willingly lie to myself and pretend that it’s Spring trying to make its way.

Lastly, a piece of very important advice in light of recent sad news: beware of carbon monoxide when running heaters and please take precautions.

As always, click on the title for more or detailed information on the event. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Add it here. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!


Friday, February 17th

WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree (7:00pm-10:00pm)
Sip, savor and swing into WINEterfest Weekend with our Speakeasy Soiree. Dance the night away with music from members of the New Providence Big Band, a welcome glass of wine and handcrafted light fare. Speakeasy attire and flare encouraged!Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, RI.

John Perotta’s “Comedy Factory” (8:30pm-11:00pm)
The Eagle Event Center at 35 North Main Street is a unique venue that can house live entertainment or hold your next business function, wedding, or other special event.

Check out the all-start lineup of comedy on Friday evening!
For this special evening the center proudly brings to you John Perotta’s Comedy Factory. New England’s top comics will bring a night of laughter to Fall River. The comedy line up will feature John Perotta, Stephanie Peters, Scott Higgins and AJ Hapenny. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. 21 plus.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door the night of the show. Save money with a table for ten for $120. For tickets visit: eagle-event-center.ticketleap.com/john-perttas-comedy-factory/ or call Jeff at 774-201-0779 or John at 401-639-7726. Eagle Event Center, 35 North Main Street, Fall River, MA.

Tabor Academy Presents Musical GREASE! (7:30pm-10:00pm)
Grease, one of the most performed musicals in history, comes to the Tabor Academy stage on February 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 pm. The show is free and open to the public in Tabor’s Fireman Center for Performing Arts in Hoyt Hall at 235 Front Street, Marion, MA. No tickets necessary, seating is first-come, first-served. Tabor Academy’s Fireman Performing Arts Center at Hoyt Hall, 235 Front Street, Marion, MA.

Saturday, February 18th

Oxford Book Haven & Cafe Book Sale (Fairhaven) (9:00am-1:00pm)
We have a large selection of books–most are 50 cents. We currently have a special section for our DOLLAR- A-BAG-BOOK SALE. Coffee, tea, soda and home-made coffee breads are available. We welcome anyone to join us in working on our puzzle. Computers and WiFi is available to the public. 357 Main Street, Fairhaven.

Help Spread Warmth by Donating to PCT Federal Credit Union’s Blanket & Clothing Drive (9:00am-4:30pm)
Winters can be brutally cold, especially here in Massachusetts, and that is why it’s very important that we help our community stay warm. This season, PCT Federal Credit Union wants to help homeless individuals and families stay warm and stay safe, and we need your help! PCT Federal Credit Union, 2203 Cranberry Highway, West Wareham, MA.

Everyone loves a farmers’ market!

Old Rochester’s Winter Farmers Market (10:00am-1:00pm)
A community event with wonderful vendor options including fresh produce, cheeses, sweets, breads, honey, entre food options, sauces, soups, pies (sweet and savory) organic and natural animal treats, soaps, lotions and scrubs, jams and jellies, coffee and much more! Stay warm this winter with alpaca wool or take a look at hand drawn cards for all occasions. Bring your children to play the musical instruments and listen and dance to the entertainment! It is a fun event for the whole family, 10-1 the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month! 135 Marion Road, Mattapoisett, MA.

21st Annual WINEterfest (12:00pm-5:00pm)
Celebrate the season at our 21st Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, ice wine bar tasting goodness. Enjoy live music from Little Compton Band on Saturday and The Pourmen on Sunday, while sipping at our infamous Ice Wine Bar. Marvel at the creations of our LIVE ice sculpting performance on Saturday or LIVE wine statue on Sunday. Warm your toes in a bucket of grapes by signing up to compete in one of our Grape Stomp Competitions! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT.

Mid Winter Bash 2017 (6:30pm-12:00am)
The Weather outside is frightful… Fun with Friends is so Delightful !!! Come out 2-18-17 6:30 pm to the Friends Helping Friends in need ( Cancer Sucks) Mid Winter Bash at the North Attleboro Elks 52 Bulfinch St. North Attleboro Ma. 02760. Enjoy a fun night of Great Music, Amazing Food, Wonderful Raffles and more… We are a 501c3 non profit designed to help our neighbors who are battling Cancer.. Ticket price $25 pp … Bands and Menu will be announced soon. Tickets will be available soon at Achins Garage or from any Friends Helping Friends Committee Member… This is a 21+ event

NBSO presents “Strings Attached” (7:30pm)
German conductor Dirk Meyer is Music Director of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra in Minnesota. Leading all artistic endeavors of the DSSO, he conducts a wide variety of concerts, including a new series that incorporates theatrical and multimedia aspects into the performance. Miguel del Águila’s “The Giant Guitar,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 3,” Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony No. 2.”

WINEterfest is all weekend long!

2nd Story Theater presents: “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” (7:30pm-9:30pm)
After a particularly bruising election year, 2nd Story Theater offers a pain-reducing balm in the form of Bobrick & Clark’s shamelessly silly, ferociously funny farce. In a line-up that promises “the ridiculous to the sublime,” this kitsch ’70’s comedy classic serves up the ridiculous. In spades. Thank God it’s sandwiched between a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winner, otherwise we’d never be able to show our faces in this town again! For information: boxoffice@2ndstorytheatre.com or 247-4200.

The J. Kelley Band at the Greasy Luck Brewery (9:00pm-12:30am)
This is the first public show on stage in the vault room at New Bedford’s newest venue Greasy Luck. The J. Kelley Band will be playing songs from their three albums Untied, Reservoir, & American Standard as well as some new unreleased stuff and favorite covers. Support local original rock n’ roll. It’s good for your soul $5 cover from 9pm-11pm. “Rock n’roll, pop/rock, roots, Americana, whatever you want to label it is fine. Just turn it up & sing-along.” – J. Kelley. 791 Purchase St., New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740.

Sunday, February 19th

Help Spread Warmth by Donating to PCT Federal Credit Union’s Blanket & Clothing Drive (9:00am-4:30pm)
Winters can be brutally cold, especially here in Massachusetts, and that is why it’s very important that we help our community stay warm. This season, PCT Federal Credit Union wants to help homeless individuals and families stay warm and stay safe, and we need your help! PCT Federal Credit Union, 2203 Cranberry Highway, West Wareham, MA.

New Bedford Wellness Program For Adults (11:00am-4:00pm)
Special NB Well Sunday: “Sense of Peace” with Qigong, massage, nutrition, yoga, and sound healing. Peace in ourselves, peace in our world. For full details see poster above.

Exercise the body, mind and soul on Sunday!

Eat, Drink RI: Winter Whiskey & Beer Barbecue (4:00pm-8:00pm)
Cabin fever got you down? Eat Drink RI is thrilled to present a taste of summer at the Winter Whiskey & Beer Barbecue and Preppy Pig BBQ. Guests can anticipate bold flavors and unique beverage pairings, including cocktails and beer, set in Sons of Liberty’s newly renovated tasting room. If you haven’t had a chance to experience Preppy Pig’s Rhode Island-style BBQ or taste the Sons of Liberty spirits that the International Whisky Competition and the World Whiskies Awards are raving about, tickets for this uniquely Rhode Island dining experience are $90 per guest, all-inclusive. HORS D’OEUVRES: Stuffed & Smoked Jalapeño, housemade sausage, sharp Irish cheddar, wrapped in house-cured bacon, Beet Pickled Eggs, house-cured bacon, pickled mustard seeds, chives. DINNER: heesy Grits with Smoked Duck, Smoked Porchetta with a Chimichurri & Butter Bean Salad, Smoked Butterscotch Panna Cotta. 1425 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, RI.


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