Weekend Picks, April 29-May 1

Posted: April 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Event | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for good weather this weekend and looking forward to some fun events. Start things off right by attending Ipswich Museum Pub Night, co-sponsored by Ipswich Ale Brewery, from 6:00 to 10:00 on Friday night. There will be beer, pub fare, raffle prizes, and live music by Orville Giddings.

On Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00, Busa Wine and Spirits in Salem is holding its 10th Annual Spring Welcoming Party. Taste wine, beer, and/or spirits while listening to swing music, and enter a raffle to win a Heineken BeerTender.

On Sunday, the Newburyport Farmer’s Market opens, and they have Frequent Farmer cards available this year. When you purchase $5 worth of farm product at one of the participating booths, you will receive a card. For every $5 worth of produce, fruit, meat, fish, or plant products you purchase from that farmer, you receive a stamp. When you accrue 10 stamps, you’ll receive $5 worth of product from that booth.

Also on Sunday is the Pajama Brunch at Cafe Polonia. They’re serving lunch and brunch menus from 10:00 to 4:00, and you get 10% off your check if you wear your jammies.

Starting at 3:00 on Sunday, the folks at Chive Catering will be serving up local pork, local beers, and local music at the Cox Reservation in Essex. Sip beer while exploring the salt marsh farm and listening to Boston band Qwill, then enjoy a five-course supper celebrating a recently dressed and cured Maine pig. Tickets are $100 each or two for $175, and all proceeds go to the Essex County Greenbelt Association.

Last but not least, there’s still time to reserve a spot in the From Scratch Pasta Class, at 62 Restaurant and Wine Bar in Salem. Sunday night at 6:00, Chef Bettencourt will walk student-diners through the pasta-making process, including the techniques behind making wonderful shapes and regional varieties. Guests will finish the evening with a three-course dinner featuring a choice of starter, a full pasta tasting, and dessert. The class is $55, and reservations are required. Call (978) 744-0062.

And as usual, here are some terrific weekend picks of things to do all over the north shore from our pals in the North Shore Bloggers Consortium:

The unstoppable Joey C from Good Morning Gloucester gives us his scoop here.

The wonderful Jane Ward, who has just published her second novel (hurrah!) has some great ideas over at Food and Fiction.

The lovely lady of Lighter and Local, Kimmy Bingham, gives us tasty recipes and her picks  here

Media giant Seth gives up the best of Lynn at Lynn Happens.

Choices from all over New England at The Two Palaverers.

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5 Comments on “Weekend Picks, April 29-May 1”

  1. #1 Picks of the Weekend, April 29-May 1 « Food and Fiction said at 9:41 am on April 29th, 2011:

    [...] Check out all that North Shore Dish has found for you to do here. [...]

  2. #2 Vanessa Woodman said at 10:22 am on April 29th, 2011:

    Hello Woodman’s of Essex is holding Latin Nights events at the Lobster Trap Bar in Essex every Thursday in May, from 7-11 starting with Cinco de Mayo next week! Our events feature a dancing lesson, live music and a DJ dance party presented by Franco Lazo Morales from Mexico City! We would love to be mentioned if possible, our Facebook event site is http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=215246525158899

    Thanks for the updates!

  3. #3 Weekend Picks From Your Boy Joey,The Chamber, Rocky Neck and The North Shore Blogger Consortium Thursday April 28, 2011 | GoodMorningGloucester said at 11:06 am on April 29th, 2011:

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

  4. #4 John Gettings said at 2:39 pm on April 29th, 2011:

    Thanks for the tips! And don’t forget that some of the North Shore’s best farm stores are awaking from their winter slumber this weekend: Connors (Danvers), Marini’s (Ipswich), Green Meadows (South Hamilton), and Russell’s Orchard (Ipswich). Those are some of my favorite weekend destinations!

  5. #5 Weekend Rundown | Lynn Happens said at 5:26 pm on April 29th, 2011:

    [...] Check out all that North Shore Dish has found for you to do here. [...]


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