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15 Things to do this Weekend (May 01 – May 03)



The forecast for this weekend is an absolutely fabulous one. The only “blight” on the weekend in terms of weather is that Friday will be mostly cloudy with an overnight low of 36 degrees. That’s as bad as it gets. Sunday will be the best day we’ve had since last year: 66 degrees and “plenty of sun.” So, pack up the loved ones and hit the road to enjoy the many goings-on in the South Coast and beyond!

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Friday, May 1st

Tarot For Tabbies Psychic Fair (6:00pm-10:00pm)
Come enjoy a fun night out and help homeless cats in greater New Bedford. Tarot Reading, Angel Card Reading, Fairy/Oracle Reading, Psychic Medium, Reiki. Come meet the Loon Witch, Lady Morgandy, Ron O’Berry, or Chris Tarini. Beverages, refreshments, raffle, beautiful spiritual and holistic products.

Bellamy’s Pyrate Ball (7:00pm)
Please come join, the Prince of Pirates, Captain Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy and his brethren of pirates and privateers, as he cordially invites you to celebrate their plans to invade the Port of New Bedford!!! Dust off your best piratical garb and come party with some of the best known pirates from East Coast and beyond!

Live music from Rum Riot and The Pourmen, Hors-d’oeuvres “Smuggled From Around the World,” a “Dead Man’s Chest Auction,” Best Dressed Pirate & Wench contests, Most Piratical Beard Contest and more to be announced! (Be ye forewarned, that the judges are all pirates and are subject to persuasions through acts of influence! $!)

Tap into your spiritual side and help out Habitat For Cats!

Whaling City Players “Oliver” (7:00pm)
The Whaling City Players are putting on their 2nd annual production, the musical Oliver!
All shows are $12 for general admission and $8 for senior citizens. You can call the box office at whaling city players at 508-992-7944 or you can buy tickets online at www.whalingcityplayers.org. 10% of our proceeds will be going to the VIDA mission or global poverty and also direct relief for Haiti. First Church of the Nazarene, 764 Hathaway Rd. New Bedford at the Whaling City Players Theater.

Painting with a Splash: Purple Palms w/ Fritz (7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evening’s featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Colin & Brad: Two Man Group at the Z (8:00pm)
As Colin Mochrie so aptly describes it, an evening with him and Brad Sherwood is “the most fun you can have with a theatre full of people that’s legal and doesn’t include washing up.” The Who’s Line Is It Anyway? alumni are taking their wild antics on a national tour. Using only their audience for inspiration, Colin and Brad create a new side-splitting routine each night. The experience is entirely up to you!

Saturday, May 2nd

4th Annual Habitat Home & Garden Show (Mattapoisett) (10:00am-3:00pm)
FREE admission. Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity will be hosting their 4th Annual Habitat Home & Garden Show held at Old Rochester Regional School in Mattapoisett, MA. Over 80 vendors will be participating. Face painting and children’s activities. 135 Marion Road, Mattapoisett.

Dollar-a-Bag book Sale (Fairhaven) (9:00am-1:00pm)
We welcome you to come and fill a bag of good reads for only a dollar! The Oxford Book Haven & Cafe is located downstairs in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 357 Main St., Fairhaven. There is a large selection to choose from. Home-made dessert, coffee, and other beverages available. 1 Temple Place, Fairhaven.

Have fun painting “Tiki Hut” at Painting w/ a Splash!

UMass MFA Thesis Exhibition (3:00pm)
The opening reception of the 2015 MFA thesis exhibition culminates the two to three years of intensive research and preparation of UMass Dartmouth MFA degree candidates in the visual art. Thesis work from Artistry, Design, and Fine Arts at UMass Dartmouth on view from Apr 11 to May 17, 2015. Other events include The Creative Complex: A Ceramic Post-Bac Exhibition until April 15. UMass Dartmouth, College of Visual & Performing Arts, 715 Purchase St. New Bedford.

Painting with a Splash: Tulips, Tiki Hut, Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ (3:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Live Music: Rolling Roots Revue at the Wamsutta Club (7:00pm)
Come listen to the award-winning artists Deborah Anne Fisher, Don Barry, Sherman Lee Dillon and “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe as they take you on a musical tour through America’s musical traditions. Rolling Roots Revue shows conclude with an invitation to join in an on-stage jam session and sing-around. Folks who attend the shows don’t just see a good concert, they participate in one!

Isabella Rossellini Presents Green Porno (8:00pm)
Isabella Rossellini reveals the surprisingly kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life in this charmingly offbeat one-woman show, adapted from the Sundance Channel series. With day-glo costumes and paper puppets, Rossellini channels a host of reproductive oddities based on a text by the influential French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere. Green Porno is a cheeky, delightful zoology lesson brought vividly to life by Rossellini’s humorously playful approach and singular flair for storytelling.

UMass Dartmouth Observatory Night Sky Viewing (8:30pm)
The general public is invited to the night sky viewing session in the UMass Observatory. This event will take place only if the weather permits (clear skies). In the event of cancellation, an announcement will be available before each event around 5:00 p.m. at www.assne.org or by calling (508) 999-8715 for a recorded message. For more information about the Observatory, please contact Prof. Alan Hirshfeld at ahirshfeld@umassd.edu or 508-999-8715. 285 Old Westport Rd., Dartmouth.

Sunday, May 3rd

Fairhaven Lions Club Pancake Breakfast (8:00am-12:00pm)
Annual pancake breakfast, including pancakes, sausage, fruit and coffee/beverage. $7. Tickets: John at 508-990-0000 or Bill at 508-996-3420 or any Fairhaven Lion’s Member.

Tons of muscial talent, raffles, door prizes and fun!

2nd Annual Music for Vets Concert (Tiverton) (1:00pm-5L00pm)
Live music, raffles door prizes and more! Musicians include Margaret Ferri, Chuck Williams, Gary FIsh, The Rukus Bros., Louie Leman, Johnny Botelho, Matt Borillo, and Mark Greenbaum. Rain or shine. Bring your own refreshments. Questions? Call George at 401.624.2581. Tickets are $10, $8 for military or veterans with Military or VA ID card. Sandy Woods Center for the Arts in Tiverton, RI. 43 Muse way. All proceeds benefit veterans seeking services at the VA Medical Center.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (2:00pm)
Stanley Lambchop dreams of travelling the globe and taking part in daring adventures. When he makes a wish on a shooting star, his dreams come true in an unexpected way. Stanley is now a two-dimensional adventurer extraordinaire! He simply folds himself up into an envelope to be whisked off to wherever a little postage will take him. Follow Stanley through Paris, France, Hollywood, California and the beautiful islands of Hawaii as he discovers that heroes come in all shapes and sizes!

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