Disney’s Aladdin

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.    Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy, and timeless romance.    This new production features…

LCTV Wins ACM Hometown Media Award for Beyond Walls Coverage

7/12/18 LCTV (Lynn Community Television) received the Alliance for Community Media‘s Hometown Media Award in Baltimore tonight for their video coverage of last year’s Beyond Walls mural festival. The following photos sent moments ago from Baltimore, MD: The video that won the award!   Editing: David Riley Jr. Filmed by David Riley Jr., Tech Co-op…

Brickyard Collaborative Raising Funds for Maker Space

From The Brickyard Collaborative – [DONATE HERE] With your help, we can make this happen and help launch The Brickyard Collaborative!  The goal is 5,000 – 10,000 square feed of space to collaborate, make, design and build, with over 20 shop spaces and studios dedicated to everything from robotics to traditional woodworking. The Brickyard Collaborative…

5 Questions: Belinda Carlisle

To purchase tickets to see Belinda Carlisle, as well as ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis from the Outfield, Kajagoogoo and LiMahl at the Lynn Auditorium Sunday, July 15, in Retro Futura, visit www.lynnauditorium.com 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Belinda Carlisle is excited to be part of Retro Futura, American’s premier 80’s…

Get Rid of Things the Right Way, Saturday is Dumpster Day

Dumpster Day in Lynn is Saturday, July 14, from 7am to 2pm. Please see the flyer below for complete details. Illegal dumping is litter, it’s inconsiderate, and your tax money still has to pay to remove it from streets and sidewalks. Dumping on some else’s private property is also really awful. Just don’t. /end rant…

Ant-Man and The Wasp

Film review by Steve Duffy – In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank…

Letter: How about a seasonal beach shuttle?

7/6/18 Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. Ted Dillard writes – This is what happens when I get a little down time, sit on the beach and sip (illegal) rum drinks while watching the sun setting on the bay from Nahant Beach. The…

Arts After Hours Youth Workshops

Arts After Hours is having a series of workshops this summer – FREE to all Lynn students Sunday July 22 – 10am-2pm | Resumes & Headshots with Samantha Gambaccini & Erik Swanson Neal Rantoul Blackbox Theatre 25 Exchange Street, Lynn Be ready for any audition like a pro. All participants will leave this workshop with…

New for Fall 2018 at NSCC – Intro to GLBTQ Studies

From NSCC – Starting in fall 2018, a new course at North Shore Community College (NSCC) will introduce GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) studies.  Introduction to GLBTQ Studies will examine the historical, scientific, and cultural developments that have contributed to the formation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities and communities within…

Photos: July 3rd Fireworks

A few shots of Lynn/Swampscott’s July 3rd fireworks. It’s been a couple of years since your Happens editor hasn’t been traveling. Thanks to friends who invited us over – photos are from their deck: Local coupons from Money Mailer!

5 Questions: Peter Mark Richman

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Peter Mark Richman left a $35 a week job as a pharmacist in PA to take a chance on a life on stage and in film.  Now, with Broadway credits, numerous films, his own series entitled “Cain’s Hundred,” over 200 guest appearances and reoccurring roles in…