Weekend Rundown, now with Thursdays!

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Given the fact that there’s just too much going on this Thursday to ignore, and simply that Thursdays are also pretty big nights here in Lynn, it’s time to expand the Weekend Rundown. Besides, even a 9 to 5’er knows it’s okay to stay out Thursday with just one more day to go!

Thursday, 10-14

Make it a triple. Do these three things this thirsty Thursday:

1. From 5:30 to 7:30pm, random passers-by may be startled to find a piano out on the corner of Market and Oxford Streets in DTL, with people playing it. If you stop by to check it out, you  may be rewarded. That’s all LH will say.

2. 6 to 7:30pm, FIVE former Lynn Mayors will join in a round table discussion of Lynn History at the Lynn Museum. A reception follows until 8:30pm. $10 members. $15 non members. Just $5 for college students. 590 Washington Street.

3. After you stop by the piano and receive your reward and then chat with former Lynn Mayors at the Museum, the next stop on your Thursday evening quest is Neighborfest. This annual Octoberfest style celebration of community held by the Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association gets started at 7:30pm at Tatiana’s, 70 Market St. Your $12 at the door helps DTLna‘s efforts and this year’s non profit beneficiary, TENS (Time Exchange North Shore). See the previous LH post on Neighborfest for all the details, including some darn good raffle prizes. It’ll still be going strong at 8:30 if you choose to stay for the duration of the Museum event.

Friday, 10-15

See the calendar or take your pick (not in order)

1. Good Music Friday’s at Tatiana’s in DTL.

2. Draztik at Walnut Street Cafe, rock-n-roll at 157 Walnut St in Lynn. 8pm.

3. LynnHappens editor DJ Seth at Gulu-Gulu in Salem starting 8pm with indie rock, new wave, post-punk, power-pop and other off-the-beaten-path tunes.

Saturday, 10-16

1. Walnut St. fails to disappoint. Blackdog Brother performs. 8pm.

2. DJ Seth is at it again with the ridiculous self promotion, but in Lynn this time. 9pm at Turbine in Central Square with the series, “Rarities and Guilty Pleasures.”

Sunday, 10-17

Don White’s Open Mic at Walnut St.

ps. Are blues jams coming back to Washington Street? Sand Bar? What’s the word?

GE Turbine

And now, picks from other North Shore Blogger Consortium members:

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Jane Ward writes fiction and is the author of Hunger (Forge, 2001) and The Mosaic Artist (to be released).  She is currently at work on her third novel, The Welcome Home.  She also writes about food – in a weekly blog called Food and Fiction, and as a contributing writer to the online regional food magazine, Local In Season – because she loves to cook and eat.  And so does everyone she knows.

Click Here for Author Jane Ward’s Weekend Picks

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5thjoy is a blog about the things that make life shimmer: Food, Fashion, Feathering the Nest and whatever glinting Flotsam floats our way.

Click Here For Abby Cahill O’Brien’s Fifth Joy Weekend Picks

Good Morning Gloucester brings you the best of Gloucester MA and surrounding communities. From the docks to the restaurants, the sporting fields to the art scene and anything in between, if it’s happening in Gloucester it’s generally covered on GMG.

Click here for Joey’s weekend picks

North Shore Dish is your guide to restaurants and all things food related on the North Shore. Whether it’s gourmet dining or a hole-in-the-wall, if these gals have tasted it, they’ll dish up the inside scoop.

Click Here For Weekend Picks From The Dish

The Two Palaverers are the husband and wife team of Rob and Laura Ciampa, two passionate New Englanders who have spent decades exploring the highways and byways of New England in search of regional character, culture and cuisine. Their goal is to recognize the people, places and things that exemplify the character of New England. Join them as they palaver about New England.

Click Here For The Weekend Picks From The Two Palaverers

Food For Thought- Heather Atwood

As a painter and writer, Heather Atwood spent a lot of time waiting on tables in great restaurants. While struggling with color and line, she was also learning how to roast a great chicken, and what it means to balance textures in a dish. She’s been interested in good food ever since. Married, the mother of two daughters, Heather now lives in Rockport, Mass. and is the food columnist for the Gloucester Daily Times. She is featured regularly in Taste of the Times videos and her writing can also be seen in the Wednesday food section of the Times.

Click here for Heather Atwood’s Weekend Picks



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Had a great time last night at the piano, at Neighborfest, and then after at Turbine. It was a great night for Downtown Lynn.