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YOUR WEEKEND: DANNYx2; TEDx; and more…

Operation: Food Drop

FRIDAY, NOV. 10 – Here’s a good event – and a better cause. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Buttonwood Park and lasting until 2:00 p.m., you can drop off donations of canned goods to help United Way of Greater New Bedford stock area food pantries for the holidays. Your donation will benefit the Hunger Heroes Project, which makes baskets of food for families in need – just in time for Thanksgiving weekend. Formerly called “Cans Across The Park,” radio station 1420 AM WBSM is a sponsor and you can see just what items are needed most on their website here. Then, just drop them off at the park! They’ll take it from there.

Your Spike & Our Danny

FRIDAY, NOV. 10 – Your Theatre’s latest – “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” which opened on Thursday, Nov. 9 – continues through the weekend. Your Theatre once made their home in the very space where you’ll now find Groundwork! – so we have a special affinity with the theatrical troupe. You’ll find them down at 136 Rivet Street, in the St. Martin’s Church complex (parking is in the County Street lot). “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” – by Christopher Durang – is a wild comedy that won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. Patrons of downtown New Bedford’s Destination Soups will see a familiar face on stage: front end guy Danny Sallom! Maybe a soliloquy from Hamlet will be served with that next grilled cheese sandwich you order at DSoups…See for showtimes.

TEDx New Bedford

SATURDAY, NOV. 11 – Okay – this is so huge for New Bedford – and Groundwork! – that I wrote an entire blog post about it. You can read it or, if you’re lazy, just read…”Groundwork! co-founder, gallery curator and artist Dena Haden has been involved in setting the stage – literally – for TEDx at the Z since its move there. And – drum roll please! – Sarah Athanas – the other visionary co-founder of Groundwork! – will actually be speaking on the TEDx stage at this Saturday’s event…” You need to know more? See you there! Tickets here.

More play dates…

SATURDAY, NOV. 11 – The 15th annual CULTURE*PARK short play marathon happens all day and into the night in the New Bedford Whaling Museum theater. The marathon presents 25-30 staged reading of new works from 2:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. – and you can read them all here. You’ll see a familiar name once again; Danny Sallom’s “Paintings” will be staged between 3:30 – 5:30. This guy is all over live theatre this weekend!

LuLaRoe Pop-Up!

SUNDAY, NOV. 12 – Hippo – owned by Groundwork! member Shelley Cardoos – is determined to bring downtown to life on Sunday afternoons. They frequently schedule pop-up events featuring local artisans at the shop (741 Purchase Street at the corner of Union) – and today is no exception. From noon – 3:00 p.m., Alyssa Parent will be at Hippo with her collection of LuLaRoe clothing. “Come check out these awesome leggings, shirts and dresses! If you haven’t worn this line before you’ll be pleasantly surprised,” Shelley writes. And a spot of shopping and lunch downtown sounds just groovy to us…

Steven Froias