North Shore Picks of the Weekend, April 21-23

Here are my picks for this Easter weekend.  Let’s all cross our fingers for nicer, warmer weather, and then get out and get busy exploring the north shore.

MEMOIRIST ELLEN GRAF, Jabberwocky Bookshop, Newburyport

Visit Jabberwocky Bookshop on Friday, April 22 at 7pm to hear Ellen Graf read from and discuss her acclaimed memoir, The Natural Laws of Good Luck.  In this account of her 46th year, the author tells a touching and sometimes humorous story of taking a chance and making a marriage with a girlfriend’s brother from China, a man she barely knows and can hardly communicate with.  Library Journal calls The Natural Laws of Good Luck, “One of the funniest and most moving love stories to come around in a while.”

Jabberwocky Bookshop is located in the Tannery, 50 Water Street, Newburyport.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please click here.

A PICASSO, a play by Jeffrey Hatcher, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell

How about a play this weekend?

Running at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre through May 15, the production of A Picasso promises a great afternoon or evening of entertainment.  A current work billed as a “cat-and-mouse game…full of sly humor, sexual tension and suspense,” A Picasso establishes the MRT as one of the area’s boldest repertory companies.

Shows run this weekend on Thursday, 4/21 at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday, 4/22-23 at 8:00pm; and on Sunday, 4/24 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm.  For more information about the play or to reserve tickets, please click here.

BUNNY BONANZOO, Stone Zoo, Stoneham

Hey, families with young children, check out Stone Zoo’s Bunny Bonanzoo on Saturday, April 23 from 10am-3pm.  This delightful zoo promises scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, and pictures with the Easter bunny, in addition to its daily animal exhibits and walking trail.  Saturday promises to be a beautiful day, so why not get outdoors and enjoy?

Stone Zoo is located at 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA.  For more information about the zoo and the day’s events, please click here.

And now for the rest of the crew…

From the fabulous Seth at Lynn Happens, some great ideas for events in the Lynn area here.

And from Joey C, you’ll find a lot of fun happening in and around Cape Ann here.