North Shore Picks of the Weekend, April 15-17

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Merrimack College, North Andover

The Pentucket Players give four performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera this Palm Sunday weekend.  Join the troupe for vibrant singing and realistic staging as they give audiences their interpretation of the 1969 classic.

Shows begin on Friday at 8pm, run through Saturday at 1 and 7pm, and end with a Sunday matinee at 2pm.  Tickets are $20.  For ticket purchase information call the box office at 978-837-5355. The Rogers Performance Center of Merrimack College is located at 315 Turnpike Street (Rte. 114), North Andover.


The Sad Café in Plaistow lies up the road a bit from these outer reaches of the north shore, and on Friday, April 15, Amesbury teen Logan Piercey takes the stage there to perform several of his own songs.  Logan has been writing and singing since the age of 13, and describes his sound as a blend of The Killers, U2, and Arcade Fire, among others.

The Sad Café is a non-profit venue offering family-friendly programming, making this evening of music perfect for teens both with and without their parents.  Friday’s event begins at 8pm and runs to 11pm.  Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door.  The Sad Café is located at 148 Plaistow Road (Rte. 125) in Plaistow, NH.  For more information visit or

NEWBURYPORT ART WALK-SPRING 2011, Downtown Newburyport

From the ARTWALK blog: “The first of four Newburyport ARTWALKs returns Saturday, April 16th with eighteen galleries participating in this free community event. For a self-guided tour, pick up a map at any of the participating galleries (as well as the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce) and continue on your way working at your own leisurely pace. For a more directed tour, gather at Market Square in front of the Firehouse Center for the Arts at 3PM or 4PM for a one-hour long guided tour. The tour includes the Somerby’s Landing Sculpture Park, Inn Street Market Place, as well as galleries and studios along the walk.”

Visit for list of participating galleries and a more detailed schedule of events.

From the other consortium members come these offerings:

Seth rounds up quite a lot in the Lynn area. Check them out here.

Rob and Laura, The Two Palaverers, have some great suggestions here.

And how about some great ideas from the girls at North Shore Dish?