Tonight, residents looking to hear some live music and support local eateries can catch dance country/rock cover band MoneyKat at TJ Callahan’s Pub, while Glitter & Guitars plays Bobby & Jack’s Memphis Barbecue beginning at 6:30 p.m.
MVP at 2087 Main St. will screen Toy Story 4 on its outdoor screen for free on Friday, beginning at 8 p.m. Grab a ticket here.
While not technically around Tewksbury, the Westfield Fair runs all weekend. Westfield is about a 90 minute drive, and the fair features agricultural and livestock exhibits, a midway, motorized competitions, live entertainment, kids activities and of course, fair food. The midway opens at 11 a.m. both days.
More locally, there’s lots going on in Lowell tomorrow, assuming Henri doesn’t arrive early.
From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., artists in training can join Refuge Lowell, at 122 Western Ave., for Urban On-Site Sketching. Instructors help students observe, discover and draw natural and urban settings. Students will learn techniques for drawing perspective, speed drawing and experiment with a variety of materials. This class is open to all levels of artists.
Then, the monthly Lowell Arts Market runs from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Riverview parking lot, 900 Broadway. Produced by the Lowell Cultural Council, the Lowell Arts Market features 40+ area artists. While there won’t be a food truck this week, the UML campus is short walk to both Pho Dalat and student favorite Eliu’s Hole in the Wall.
Finally, beer lovers can hear live music on Saturday at either Navigation Brewing or Merrimack Ales. Tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Navigation hear local cover duo Bill & Steve and get some dinner from Lou’s Deli. Over at Merrimack Ales, rock, blues, soul, alternative, funk and everything in between duo Everlovin’ Rosie plays starting at 7 p.m. Both venues welcome well-behaved pups.
A more family-friendly option is the Lowell Summer Music Series at Boardinghouse Park. Tomorrow the New England Film Orchestra, led by conductor Gina Naggar, performs music from favorites such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, James Bond and the Avengers. Tickets are $29 if purchased in advance, and kids age 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by a ticket holder, courtesy of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union.
Since we missed out on the Tewksbury Community Market (again), those looking for local farmers and crafters can visit the Wilmington Farmers Market on Sunday, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. on the Swan Green, across from the Town Common at 140 Middlesex Ave. This Sunday is Pet Day, as local agility trainer & champion Andy Winther demonstrates the basics and turns the obstacles over to pet parents for a DIY dog agility day.
And do keep an eye on the weather, and anything outside that could blow away. Tewksbury is likely to see high winds and heavy rain Sunday into Monday.