After an eventful Friday, things will gradually (relatively speaking) warm up and the sun will pop its head out. Saturday will be without the snow, and only a degree or two warmer. Sunday will be in the lower 40s with plenty of sunshine. Nothing that will stop us from heading out and enjoy all the goings-on, across the South Coast!
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Friday, February 5th
Back by popular demand: Annie Jr. at the Alley Theater (7:00pm)
While wrapping up the twentieth anniversary celebration at The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts in Middleboro, the cast of Annie Jr. performed sell-out show after sell-out show for two weekends in December. In order to include everyone in the community who wanted to support the talented cast of thirty-three children, the creative team at The Burt Wood School decided to extend the shows. Annie Jr. run through February 7. Tickets $18. Seating is limited. (508) 946-1071. Free parking available. 133 Center Street in Middleboro. Free parking is available in the Middleboro Town Hall parking lot.
“NOTHING without EVERYTHING” Exhibition & Mural Reception at Groundwork! (7:00pm-9:00pm)
“NOTHING without EVERYTHING,” a body of work including a free-hand mural, hand-painted surfboards, mixed media installations, paintings and prints at GROUNDWORK!, remains up through March 20. Located at 1213 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA.
Jasmine Guy in Raisin’ Cane at the Zeiterion Theater (8:00pm)
Starring the award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy, and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Jazz Trio, Raisin’ Cane celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, song, music, movement, and imagery. The words and thoughts of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois and many others, became the voice of a new generation of African-Americans looking forward but still struggling with the past and present. These thoughts, songs, and images are woven into a panoramic experience that spans this extraordinary outpouring of artistic endeavor that encapsulated the essence of 1920’s Harlem. Raisin’ Cane is a window on this critical point in American history, and its lasting impact on modern hearts and minds.
Relics are Rockin’ (9:00pm)
Head down down to Striker’s for a great night of fun and dancing.Strikers Sports Bar and Grill, 66 Hathaway Rd., New Bedford.
Saturday, February 6th
Saturdays at the Sawmill: Storytime and Fairy Houses (9:00am-12:00pm)
At the edge of New Bedford’s urban North End sits The Sawmill, a 19-acre former lumber yard on the Acushnet River. The Sawmill has been transformed into a public park that protects the river’s health and offers local residents a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors. Join us for Saturdays at The Sawmill every Saturday morning this winter. Explore inside the Hawes Family Learning Center from 9am-noon. At 10am, take part in a free family-friendly activity that you and your kids will love.
Fall River Library Chess Club (10:00am)
All ages and skill levels are welcome to join the library’s Chess Club. The club will meet weekly on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Fell Reading Room at the Main Library. Teens and adult players are welcome to show up and join in the fun. Chess sets will be provided, thanks to a generous donation. Fall River Public Library, 104 N Main St. Fall River, MA.
Teen Iron Chef (10:00am-6:00pm)
Lakeville Public Library challenges kids age 10 and up to participate in their spin on the popular TV show. Call Ms. Teresa in the Children’s Room for more information. Advance registration requested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeville Library.
Teddy Bear Tea (12:00pm-2:00pm)
Crafts, sandwiches, treats, raffle prizes, face painting, doll raffle. Hosted by the Dartmouth YMCA. Held at the Country Club of New Bedford, 585 Slocum Road
Boston Mardi Gras Crawl (12:00pm-9:00pm)
Boston’s #1 Mardi Gras Party for the last 4 years is back! Masks, Beads, $1 beers, food specials, NO covers, and no line waits ALL DAY. Last year there were MTV stars and professional athletes that showed up blizzard and all. Upon registration, you will receive a raffle ticket, with your credentials. There will be a LIVE drawing at the wild rover at 3pm, this will include a chance to win free courtside Celtics tickets, free box seat Bruins tickets, roughly $500 in cash giveaways, free F1 racing passes, and tons more to be announced. Fanieul Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq., Boston.
3rd Annual AMHS Scholarship Fundraiser (6:00pm)
$25/person includes dinner, dessert and dancing. Join us for a fun filled evening with great food, music and raffle prizes…all for a good cause. For tickets, reply here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Portuguese Sports Club, 56 Delano St. New Bedford.
“Get The Led Out!” (The American Led Zeppelin) at Lupo’s! (6:00pm-10:00pm)
Doors open 6:00PM and the show starts 7:00PM. Early show end by 10:00pm. $35 Gold Circle reserved floor seating, directly in front of the stage. $35 Mezzanine reserved seats in the balcony. $25 GA Standing on the floor, behind the Gold Circle. ALL AGES. On sale NOW at: http://www.lupos.com, Lupo’s Box Office, FYE Stores, Round Again Records (Wickenden St, Prov), In Your Ear (Main St, Warren), Empire Guitars (North Main St., Prov) and online here: http://bit.ly/GTLO_0221. Want more info? Visit http://www.lupos.com. 401.331.5876. Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, 79 Washington St., Providence.
LGBTQ Network Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Puzzles Lounge (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Joseph da Fonseca, Network Coordinator of the South Coast LGBTQ Network, said, “We will join together as a compassionate and just community to remember the survivors and others affected by the Puzzles Lounge incident. It was a traumatic event that struck at the heart of the local LGBTQ community. Ten years ago, our local leaders recognized this event as a spark to organize for increased support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals facing a variety of educational, social and legal challenges. And now, this anniversary also helps us to appreciate the strong progress in local LGBTQ services and support born from such tragedy.”
At 7:00pm, a commemoration service will be held at the First Unitarian Church featuring a program of speakers who were involved in organizing the community response in the days and weeks following the Puzzles incident. Immediately following the service will be a candlelight walk to A Perfect Place, the local LGBTQ youth community center (484 Pleasant St. New Bedford). A Perfect Place traces its history as an organization back to the formation of the LGBT Youth, Education, & Schools Committee, which itself was created from the response to the incident at Puzzles.
At 9:00pm, the evening will conclude with a special event at Le Place (20 Kenyon St New Bedford) celebrating the spirit and community of the Puzzles Lounge. Live entertainment highlights this fundraiser for the South Coast LGBTQ Network which works to build a comprehensive support network for LGBTQ individuals and families in our South Coast community. First Unitarian Church at 71 8th Street, New Bedford.
Sunday, February 7th
Sunday Strolls at the Shaw Farm Trail (1:00pm-2:00pm)
Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition on an afternoon stroll through one of our conservation areas on the first Sunday of every month this winter. Walking outdoors is great exercise for your body and mind, plus you’ll also learn about unique history and ecology at each location along the way. Fees:Free. Contact: Registration is required for all Bay Adventures. To RSVP call (508) 999-6363 ext 219 or Email: email@example.com.
Moby Dick at the Zeiterion (2:00pm)
Set sail for a whale of a tale with young sailor Ishmael, first mate Starbuck and Captain Ahab as they voyage across the seven seas in search of the legendary white whale, Moby Dick! In this stunning adaptation, Herman Melville’s classic tale is reimagined by three actors, using their bodies, props, and a variety of musical instruments to create the sounds and sensations of life aboard the Pequod. Watch as a double bass and cello personify everything from the creaking of the oars to the moaning of the hull, to the elusive whale himself. Brimming over with music, wit and imagination, Theatre Triebwerk’s adaptation of this beloved classic has been hailed by the New York Times as ‘a luminous and engrossing’ theatrical event. For adults and children 8+.