Weekend Rundown (second cup of coffee edition)

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Thursday, December 9

1(a). If you’re back from work on time (or in some cases, haven’t left for work) head on over to City Hall at 5pm for the start of the annual City Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and All-care Hospice. While there enjoy songs performed by Lynn Public School’s band. 1(b).  Follow the crowd to Central Square, or just meet-em there, 6-8 PM to take photos with Santa! There will be candy canes for the kids (while supplies last), and professional photo packages offered (for a cost). More importantly, there will be DJ’d music, hot cider, and chowder courtesy of the Porthole, Sidekim Foods and and Diamond Kitchen & Catering. 1(c). Step inside LynnArts at 25 Exchange Street for the tree raffle, Holiday Sale (see ad below), and then go downstairs for TLGUTS and Subterranean books and music.

2. The latest in the Lynn Legacies series is over in the Lynn Museum from 6-8pm. Tickets are $25 for this highly recommended event. See the calender entry for more details.

3. See Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker over at North Shore Community College. This family-friendly play starts at 7pm and runs through Saturday. See the calendar for more information.

Friday, December 10

1. Nick Zaino and Friends perform at Walnut Street Cafe, 157 Walnut St., starting about 8:30pm.

2. 90’s Dance party at Fran’s, 776 Washington St., at 9pm. (The 90’s are retro already? Already!?)

3. See Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker over at North Shore Community College. This family-friendly play starts at 7pm and runs through Saturday. See the calendar for more information.

Saturday, December 11

1. The LynnArts Holiday House Tour starts 11am. The calendar post is chock-full of information if you’re interested in supporting Catholic Charities while checking out cool historic homes in Lynn’s Diamond District.

2. Jeff Savlon and Clay Ventre and the Bond Girls grace Walnut Street Cafe, 157 Walnut. Start time: 8:30pm.

3. See Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker over at North Shore Community College. This family-friendly play has two show times, the matinee starts 3pm and the final show runs at 7pm. See the calendar for more information.

4. Undercover Band is at Sand Bar over on Washington. Who are they, really? 9pm. Don’t blow their cover. Ok, I’ll stop. 714 Washington St.

5. Just Friends are at Brickyard. At least they say they are… 9pm. 163 Blossom

6. Acoustic Jam at Lazy Dog in Wyoma Sq. With house band Paws Up & Friends featuring Johny Pap. 9pm.

Sunday, December 12

Don White’s Open Mic at Walnut Street is featuring Brian Donnelly

North Shore Bloggers Consortium Picks will appear as they come in.

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The wonderful Jane Ward has some great ideas, over at Food and Fiction.

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Heather Atwood from the Gloucester Times has her picks at Food For Thought

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Choices from all over New England at The Two Palaverers.

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North Shore Dish spices things up with their weekend picks here North Shore Dish.

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Check out the recommendations from North Shore Kid!

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Good Morning Gloucester weekend picks here

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Abby shares her picks from 5th Joy.


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