North Shore Bloggers Picks of the Weekend: February 24-27

There’s quite a bit going on close to home – theatre, music, literature – this weekend.  Check out my picks for the weekend of February 24.  And don’t forget to stay tuned for the rest of the North Shore Blogger Consortium picks.  Check back tomorrow morning for those.

MERRIMACK REPERTORY THEATRE, Lowell, MA

The Exceptionals by Bob Clyman

How far will a mother go to ensure that her child has every possible opportunity to be exceptional?  In Clyman’s play, two mothers must make difficult decisions regarding uniquely gifted children.  Clyman is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.  Show runs from 2/10/2011 – 3/6/2011

Click here for directions, dates and ticket purchasing information.

STONEHAM THEATRE, Stoneham, MA

Sunfish by Hyeyoung Kim and Michael Cooper

A young girl sacrifices everything to find a miraculous cure and save her father’s failing eyesight.  Sunfish is a musical based on a traditional Korean folktale.  Show runs from 2/10-27/2011.

Click here for directions, dates and ticket purchasing information.

Hosted by JABBERWOCKY BOOKSHOP, Newburyport, MA

Andre Dubus III reads from and discusses his new memoir, TOWNIE

On Saturday February 26th at 7 o’clock, Jabberwocky Bookshop hosts a book-author event with Andre Dubus.  Dubus is the acclaimed author of the bestselling novels, “House of  Sand and Fog”  and “The Garden of Last Days”.   His latest book is a memoir of growing up in the tough parts of old New England decaying mill towns.  The event’s promotional material reads, “In vivid and visceral prose Andre details how the act of writing, of becoming a writer, literally was his roadmap away from the fierce aggression which threatened to overwhelm him.”

To accommodate a larger crowd, this event will be held at The Old South Presbyterian Church, 29 Federal St., Newburyport. This is a ticketed event.  Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the bookstore. Proceeds will benefit The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in Newburyport.

For more information, call 978-465-9359 or visit Jabberwocky’s website by clicking here.

FIREHOUSE THEATRE FOR THE ARTS, Newburyport, MA

The Pleasant Valley Social Club: An Evening of Music with Bill Plante and Friends

Starting in 2005 this musical project began as longtime friends got together on Thursday evenings to share music and fellowship. From the outset the focus has been on original songs crafted by the members and unique treatments of selected tunes by those members’ favorite artists. The sounds of the Pleasant Valley Social Club, best described as Americana with a dash of soul, are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.  The show takes place on Saturday, February 26 at 8 pm.

For ticket information and directions, click here.

And the rest of the gang?  They’ve found some fun stuff for you too:

Here’s the latest and greatest from Joey C of Good Morning Gloucester.

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

Please welcome Kimmy Bingham and her picks  here

 

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Weekend Picks from North Shore Kid here

And for the offerings from Rob and Laura, The Two Palaverers, click here.