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South Coast Weekend Guide (September 23-25)

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by Amy Knox

Rain, rain go away!  Well at least let us enjoy the weekend after working hard all week! Unfortunately the forecast for Friday and Saturday calls for rain.  Sunday may be the best day out of the weekend so let’s keep our fingers crossed.  On the positive side the front is from the south, bringing warm air with it.  Friday will have a high of 74 degrees, Saturday a high of 75 degrees, and Sunday cloudy with a high of 76 degrees.

This weekend, definitely check out one or some of the many opportunities in the area to listen to local music, celebrate nightlife, enjoy the arts, benefit a good cause, avoid the heat, or support the zoos in our area.  As always, most events discussed here are from LocalOracle.  To have your events promoted for FREE, submit them HERE.  If you need directions, simply click on the event name for contact info and directions.

FRIDAY, September 23

Family Fun Campfires at Buttonwood Park Zoo will be held the next few Friday nights starting at 6:30 p.m.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the fire while story telling, snacks and activities are going on. The event costs $25 for members and $35 non members.  Call to pre-register 508-991-4556 ext. 18.  If inclement weather the Park will call it off by 5 p.m. Stay tuned!

Head over to The Zeiterion for a night full of laughs with Bill Cosby.  This nine time Grammy winner with millions of books and albums sold will keep you entertained.  The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets: $59.50, $68.50, and $73.50.  You can purchase tickets online or by calling 508-994-2900.  The Z is located at 684 Purchase St., and they offer free parking in the garage.

The Airport Grille (1569 Airport Rd) provides live entertainment with Greg Lee playing from 8 – 11 p.m.  Have some fab food and enjoy the music!

Looking for a more fast pace scene?  Head down to the Ice Chest (136 Huttleson Ave.) DJ Eddie Freitas will be their from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. or go to Fins (37 Union St.) DJ Rage will be spinning some tunes and enjoy free pizza at midnight.  Also, Kirby Irish Pub,818 Kempton St., will be hosting karaoke night from 9 – 11 p.m., 21+ only.

For more events, check HERE.

SATURDAY, Sept. 24

Kind Richard's Faire
Kind Richard's Faire

Saturday may not be a total wash out, so take a chance and head back in time to the medieval period at King Richard’s Faire (235 Main St., Carver). Eat with your hands, watch fire-eaters, acrobats, jousting, and much more.  This year is it’s 30th anniversary which makes it more special.  Tickets are $27 (cash only) and the event is open from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.  This event will be going on every Saturday and Sunday until October 23.

Down at Fisherman’s Pier and Merrill’s Wharf on Route 18 is the Working Waterfront Festival.  This year should have a huge crowd as it was spotlighted in National Geographic’s Traveler’s Magazine as a “Top 20 Travel Event”.  Come and see the fishing boats, meet the men and women that bring the seafood to the area or take a tour of vessels and the harbor.  There will be cooking demonstrations, child activities, live music and much more.  This event will also be going on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is free.

After the festival on Saturday, head over the the Zeiterion Theatre and catch Whaling City, a feature film that tells the story of a modern-day fishing Captain in New Bedford.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Calling all boy and girl scouts, Buttonwood Park Zoo is having “Scout Day”.  Come dressed up in your uniform and enter for free.  There will be activities and learning programs.  This event will start at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m., so hurry over and take advantage of it.  For more information call 508-991-6178 or www.bpzoo.org.

For Saturday nightlife don’t miss Por El Amor De Mexico at No Problemo (813 Purchase St).  The Africa Rainbow and Colin Mon will be singing for the love of Mexico songs.

For more events, check HERE.

SUNDAY, Sept. 25

If you missed the events from Saturday due to the uncooperative weather, both King Richard’s Faire and the Working Waterfront Festival will continue on Sunday.

For football lovers head over to the Ice Chest Bar & Grille for “All Day NFL Sunday Ticket”.  Meet friends, watch your favorite team and enjoy delicious, fresh food. Did I mention their 1,000 quart bar filled with ice cold beer?

On Sunday night at Rose Alley Ale House, Kenny Richards with be performing from 6 – 9 p.m.  This is also a great place to try a new beer, listen to music and catch a game.

Every Sunday night starting at 7 p.m., The Pour Farm Tavern will be having Jam Sessions hosted by Matt Antunes. Jazz, Blues, Funk, or Good Ol’ Rock and Roll are welcome.  Want to jam? Contact Matt: straightlaceproductions@comcast.net

For more events, check HERE.

Stay thirsty and dry my friend!

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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  1. Great weekend guide…This is my favorite thing, I love having someone supply me with local ideas for things to do over the weekend!

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