Weekend Rundown (Busy Weekend edition)

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Thursday, 5/19


1. Get over to the Lazy Dog in Wyoma Sq. after 5pm and help raise fund’s for this year’s 4th of July Fireworks at Red Rock Park. Mouse-over the listing on the right for more information.

2. Tony Gallo & Friends featuring guests Second Axe and special guests the Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir are at Walnut Street Cafe, starting 8:30pm. 157 Walnut Street.


Friday, 5/20


1. Expressive Dialogue happens at LynnArts, 25 Exchange Street at 6:30pm. It’s a multicultural program of music, dance and visual arts representing Bosnia, Bhutan, Croatia, Iraq, Iran, Kosovo, Nepal, Russia, Western-Africa, and the United States. Tickets are $15 and children under 8 are free. Visit bccrd.org for more information.

2. The Lynn Auditorium hosts Howie Mandel at 7:00pm. Visit lynnauditorium.com for tickets and info.

3. There’s a Pre-Biblical Apocalypse Party and Food Drive at Walnut Street Cafe with Patrick Fitzpatrick and electronic musician Dr. K. (This is the night before the supposed biblical rapture a small sect is advertising on billboards everywhere). There’s no cover charge, but attendees are encouraged to bring canned and dry goods to be donated to the Cape Ann Food Pantry in Gloucester. Also, you can bring your own small percussion instruments and participate.


Saturday, 5/21


1. Wake up early for the preview from 9am – 11am, come back after brunch at 2pm for the Lynn Museum’s Antiques and Collectibles Auction. Admission is free, with proceeds from the auction going to the Museum. Refreshments will be sold. 590 Washington Street.

2. From 11am to 2pm, The Food Project will be out on Munroe Street in DTL for an urban Farm Fest, including workshops, plant and plant accessory sales and more. Mouse over the event on the right for more details.

3. Help clean the Henry Avenue Playground with the Highlands Coalition at 11am.

4. One of several “Pre-BASH” parties for RAW’s annual big event later in the evening, is Exposed Urban‘s Innovation 120 at Turbine from 5:30 to 7pm. Network with North Shore Innovators and try some Oxford Street Pinot Noir and Central Square Chardonnay. 56 Central Square. Open to the public.

5. The Friends and Alumni of Lynn Classical High School present an evening of comedy and appreciation of what it means to be from Lynn, with nationally acclaimed folk artist, comedian, and LCHS alumni, Don White, Class of ’74, at St. Michael’s Hall, 25 Elmwood Ave, at 6pm. Tickets are $20 with proceeds going to scholarships. Contact Paul Stonkus for tickets at paulstonkus@email.com or 781-599-1776 X 235.

6. Mass Theatrica presents The Songs of Sondheim at the Neal Rantoul Theatre, inside the LynnArts complex at 25 Exchange Street. Tickets for the 7pm show can be purchased online.

7. This is the big one. RAW’s Annual Big BASH: Party with a Purpose starts off at RAW Space, 37 Central Square, at 7pm. There will be live and silent art auctions, live music, complimentary beer & wine and hors doeurves. Tickets may be purchased through 5/20 online (hurry). They will not be available at the door.

8. Dan Margarita is at Walnut Street Cafe with his original music and humor. 8:30pm.


Sunday, 5/22


1. Don White’s Walnut Street Cafe Open Mic is featuring Oen Kennedy this week.

2. Tatiana’s Sunday night comedy open mic starts at 8pm. 70 Market Street.


Remember, if it’s not listed here, you probably didn’t tell LynnHappens.


And a few related posters:

Click to view Fireworks Fundraiser at Lazy Dog


Click to view Expressive Dialogue at LynnArts


Click to view Farm Fest Saturday on Munroe


Click to view RAW's BASH poster


Rob and Laura, The Two Palaverers, as have some super picks here.

Jill and Kristen of North Shore Dish direct you to some great finds here.

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

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  2 comments for “Weekend Rundown (Busy Weekend edition)

  1. May 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Me too, Brendon. Hope to see you there and at the RAW pre-party across the street!

  2. Brendon K.
    May 20, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Pretty psyched about the RAW BASH!

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