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Songs in the key of YOUR WEEKEND

Fizz Friday

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 – The ever-inventive Shelley Cardoos always has something new and different on tap at Hippo, the artisan gift boutique at 741 Purchase Street – and tonight is no exception. Head on over for Fizz Friday – “Come to the shop for our first Seltzer Tasting Night! We’ll be offering up tastings of some seltzers chosen by our resident Fizz Queen Shelley Cardoos,” they write. “We’re also working on some snack pairings, so bring some friends, or come alone and meet some new peeps, and be a part of the fizz fun.” This event is free, although they’ll be putting out a donation jar if you’re feeling generous to help cover the cost of drinks and snacks.

Adrift & In Stillness

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 – S & G Project Gallery at 88 Hatch Street (Hatch Street Studios) opens their new season with “Adrift & In Stillness,” botanical expressions by Deb Ehrens. The opening reception for her work takes place from 7:00-10:00 p.m. tonight at the gallery, in Room 308. S & G writes, “Deb Ehrens uses her camera to create contemplative and painterly imagery. Deb lives in Dartmouth, MA and is a Juried Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Center and Exhibiting Member of the Providence Center for Photographic Arts.”

Open House at Butch’s

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 – Head back to Hatch Street Studios – this time in the side building at 90 Hatch Street – for Butch McCarthy’s Open Art Studio day. The artist will be present from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and is looking forward to showing you where the magic happens!

X-Rated @ The X

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 – Before you get too excited, we’re talking comedy not peep shows tonight at Gallery X, 169 William Street, NB! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.; $8 admission. Your host for the bawdy laughs will be Nick Anthony, who we are assured has hand-picked some hilarious comedians from around New England to give you some excellent entertainment. Here’s the line-up: HEADLINER: Alan Fitzgerald (Marshfield, MA) with: Chris; Thomas (Cleveland, OH/Boston, MA); Nicole Auclair (Providence, RI); Aaron Collins (Attleboro, MA); Alex Medeiros (New Bedford, MA); and Adrian Morse (Raynham, MA).

Welcome to Steveland

SUNDAY, APRIL 15 – Head to the groovy Doug’s House of Harmony at 818 Kempton Street, NB and be welcomed to Steveland: A tribute to Stevie Wonder tonight from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Here’s the deal: presented by Paul “Newby” Grace, Steveland consists of a seven piece live band and includes four vocalists, Paul Newby Grace, Joe Medina, Chris Waters and Ray Wills; Ed Oliver on bass, guitarist Marc Leishman and drummer, Dan Raposa.Newby is an avid Stevie Wonder fan and states, “Stevie Wonder has been a great inspiration to me all throughout my musical career. I’m passionate about his music and it’s always been a dream of mine to form a tribute band in his honor.” Tickets are $15.00 at door. Advance tickets are $10.00 and available at Doug’s House of Harmony, or Symphony Music Shop, 94 State Rd. North Dartmouth.

Financial Planning 101

BONUS PICK: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 – If you’ve recovered from doing your taxes, then you’re invited to Groundwork!, at 1213 Purchase Street, NB, today to prepare yourself for next year! In this lunch time workshop (noon – 1:00 p.m.), Nick Briguglio, Business Mentor and Independent Financial Consultant, will break down the key components of a healthy financial strategy, including healthcare, budgeting, and saving for retirement. There will also be plenty of opportunity for Q+A. You are welcome to bring your own lunch! The event is free for Groundwork! Members, and only $5 (+ Eventbrite fee) for non-members. Get tickets here.

Steven Froias