Picks of the Weekend 1/21-1/23

NEWBURYPORT ART ASSOCIATION, Newburyport, MA

Winter Open Members’ Show

Watercolor, Pastel, Photography, Mixed Media,
Drawing & Digital Art
Show

Dates: January 13 – February 20

*Note:  The NAA suffered some structural damage related to last week’s snow storm, but as of this writing, they expected to be back in operation on Thursday, January 20.  Please call before you visit to confirm they are open!

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MERRIMACK REPERTORY THEATRE, Lowell, MA

Tryst by Karoline Leach

A riveting romantic thriller set in Edwardian London about a handsome con-man who marries simple, well-off women only to leave them inexplicably poor and husbandless the day after their honeymoons. Then one day his charms meet their match. Emotional and breathtaking, Tryst is a provocative and suspenseful drama of love and betrayal. (Contains Adult Content, Nudity)  Show runs from 1/6/2011 – 1/30/2011

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FIREHOUSE THEATRE, Newburyport, MA

The New Works Festival 2011

Fri-Sat, January 21-22 at 7:30pm
Fri-Sat, January 28-29 at 7:30pm

Since 2002 The Firehouse Center for the Arts and the New Works Festival have fostered the development of New England writers, directors, and actors.  Providing insight on the play writing process from conception to presentation, this festival allows us to share with the community a rare and special look at the abundant talent that surrounds us.  Submitted plays are judged by an independent panel of theater professionals in blind readings. This year’s panel consisted of seven members of the theatrical community.

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THE PLAYERS’ RING THEATRE, Portsmouth, NH

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

In Tennessee Williams’ landmark play, the action centers around the culture clash between traditional, ‘civilized’ society represented by the beautiful but fading Southern Belle Blanche DuBois and her sister’s husband, Stanley Kowalski, a primal, brutish force of nature.  Brought to the Players’ Ring by the artistic team that produced ‘Of Mice and Men’ last January, Streetcar runs through January 23rd.

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JABBERWOCKY BOOKSHOP, 50 Water Street, Newburyport

Semi-Annual Yellow Dot Sale

Beginning on January 20, 2011, Jabberwocky Bookshop invites you to “come on by and take a look at the thousands of books we have on sale for our semi-annual yellow dot sale.  Books marked with a yellow dot are 40% off their regular price this Thursday and Friday.  On Saturday they are marked down 50% off.  A large selection of books are on sale from throughout the store, art, history, fiction, children’s and many more!”

For hours and information call 978-465-9359, or visit www.jabberwockybookshop.com.

NEWBURYPORT WINTER CARNIVAL

Bartlet Mall, High and Pond streets, Newburyport

Takes place on Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  Come for skating, sledding, hayrides, hot beverages and cookies.  This is a great family event, and Friday’s snow promises to bring excellent conditions for all the outdoor winter activities.

North Shore Blogger Consortium Picks-

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Media giant Seth gives up the best of Lynn at Lynn Happens.

Check out Joey C’s Picks on Good Morning Gloucester here.

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North Shore Kid: Weekend Picks

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Choices from all over New England at The Two Palaverers.