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YOUR WEEKEND: Lifeforms, Glass Horses and Lunar Teeth


Land, Lifeforms and Light

FRIDAY, MARCH 24 – The latest in the Groundwork! Gallery opens tonight at 6:00 p.m. Land, Lifeforms and Light by Jenn Houle concerns itself with the idea that the “relationship between nature and humans is alive, constantly evolving like an independent organism, according to Houle. “As a visual artist, I explore this relationship through painting and installation, presenting the beauty of the wild alongside ecological issues.” Refreshments and food will be served. The Groundwork! Gallery is located within Groundwork!, at 1213 Purchase Street – but use the side entrance on Maxfield Street. See more of the artist’s work at

The Glass Horse Project Launches

BEGINNING FRIDAY, MARCH 24 – Gallery X, 169 William Street, is becoming quite the home for live theater these days. In addition to The Collective NB, this weekend they welcome another troupe through their doors. The Glass Horse Project (GHP) is a new “non-profit theatre group based out of New Bedford focused on offering accessible theater in experimental mediums to all experience levels.” They launch Friday night with “Gruesome Playground Injuries” by Pulitzer Prize nominee, Rajiv Joseph. The synopsis, courtesy of Dramatists Play Services, is the following: Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. Performances are Fri. March 24 at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 25 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Admission is free.

Lunar Teeth 11

SATURDAY, MARCH 25 – One of our favorite people, Andy Anello hosts another edition of his performance art showcase tonight at The Ropeworks artist condominium at 123 Sawyer Street, NB. This eleventh edition of Lunar Teeth includes another fave – Carl Simmons (hear a podcast with Carl here) as well as Vinny Martin and (maybe!) Meyer Brown. For the uninitiated, Lunar Teeth is “a quarterly performance art forum held in New Bedford, MA on (or around) the equinoxes and solstices. It is a place to try out new ideas that challenge traditional genres.” Oh – and BYOB and plan to hang out after!

NB Creates

BONUS: TUESDAY, March 28 – The City of New Bedford, Mayor Jon Mitchell, the New Bedford Economic Development Council, and the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center cordially invite you to NBCreates, a celebration in appreciation of New Bedford’s creative community and creative economy on MASSCreative’s Arts Matter Advocacy Day today at the Zeiterion Theatre (684 Purchase Street). The best part? Live music, food and drink is on the public dime! Head down from 5:00-8:00pm to join the creative community for some arts, culture and down-to-business discussion and fun.

Steven Froias