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YOUR WEEKEND: Spring Cleaning, Thunder and Doughnuts


Spring Cleaning

BEGINNING FRI. MARCH 10 – Get some Spring Cleaning done with The Collective NB. The theatrical troupe will be performing – rather, “Airing Out 4 Short Plays” this weekend at Gallery X (169 William Street). They write, “We’ve had a month off, and we’re already back for more! We hope you will be, too! This time around, we’re presenting four, brand new, never produced 10 minute short plays. The writers are from all across the country, but you’ll get to see them, here, in New Bedford. There are 2 chances to see us. We’ll do a run at 8:00 on both Fri. March 10th, and Sat. March 11th. In between shows, we’ll have other forms of live performance, including poetry, and maybe even some music. It’s $15 per ticket, and it’s a BYOB night! So come to Gallery X, see some art, have a beverage, and enjoy some brand new theatre!” New this year: you can email them at to reserve your seats. Send your name, number of guests and which show you’d like to check out (the 10th or the 11th).

Thunder at the Gates

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 – Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America is a book and presentation by author Douglass Egerton at the New Bedford Free Public Library from 3:00 – 4:30pm.  He’ll present “an authoritative history of the first Black regiments in American history, whose members helped transform the Civil War from a White man’s conflict into a revolutionary struggle for freedom,” the New Bedford Historical Society, the event’s organizers, write. The talk is free and books will be available for purchase. ‘Thunder’ recently won the Lincoln Prize for history. Get more info here.

Doughnut Pop-Up!

SUNDAY, MARCH 12 – The Flour Girls Baking Co. may not be based in New Bedford, but they’re not that far away and have always been willing to park their food truck full of delicious treats at NB events, such as last summer’s “Maps & Legends” art show at Haskell Public Gardens. And, we dig their pastries! So, we’re happy to share that today from 8:00 – 11:00am, the Flour Girls are holding a DOUGHNUT POP UP at their Fairhaven location, 230 Huttleston Avenue featuring doughnuts, doughnuts and more doughnuts (+ 3 specialty coffee and hot chocolate drinks). Grab ‘em while you can….

Brothers – in Portuguese

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 – The Consul of Portugal in New Bedford, Pedro Carneiro and the President of Castelo Group, José Castelo, go all foreign cinema today at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. They’ll be screening the Portuguese language documentary, ”IRMÃOS” (Brothers)  from 3:00 – 5:00pm – and the director, Pedro Magano, will be present! On Wednesday, March 15, they do it again at 6:00pm with another one by Magano, “A UM MAR DE DISTÂNCIA” (An Ocean Way). Both screenings are free and open to the public, but you must RSVP like, now, to Fall River’s Herald News/O Jornal has a good background story on the director and what brings him to New Bedford. Watch the trailer for Sunday’s film here:

Trailer “Irmãos”, de Pedro Magano from pixbee on Vimeo.

Steven Froias