Live music options for Friday night include Good to Go at Bobby & Jack’s, beginning at 6:30, and One Drink Pony at TJ Callahan’s. On Saturday, Wamesit Lanes hosts Dueling Pianos beginning at 8 p.m. while Bad Medicine performs at the Sky Box and Inner Child checks in at TJ’s.
MVP’s drive-in movie weekends continue. On Friday, families can catch Captain Marvel on the big screen for $25 a carload. Saturday is Shrek. Movies begin at dusk, and presale tickets are available. With a ticket, enjoy half-priced mini golf.
This weekend marks the 102nd St. Anthony’s Feast and the 100th Feast of St. Lucia in the North End. Expect colorful parades, religious services, strolling singers, live entertainment and of course an abundance of Italian food. Organizers expect 100 pushcarts purveying arancini, sausage, peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, zeppole, cannoli and gelato. A full schedule of events is here.
Latin cuisine food truck Tres Latinas will be in residence at Navigation Brewing in Lowell on Saturday.
On Saturday and Sunday, Tyngsboro holds its annual Block Party-by-the-Bridge, referring to the longest, and second oldest, steel rib arch bridge in Massachusetts. Saturday entertainment is a new addition, with food vendors, an outdoor concert by BootScam on the Meetinghouse Green and fireworks over the Merrimack River at dusk.
The main event is on Sunday, with live music all day on the main performance stage, dozens of food trucks, vendors and crafts on the common, a beer garden, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more. The fair is free and runs rain or shine, but parking is tight so plan to use a satellite lot and jump on a shuttle bus. Locations are on the event website.
Also this weekend, the Boston Autograph Show is presented at Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington. The event runs Friday noon to 7 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Paul Pierce, Aaron Nesmith, Bill Rodgers, David Patten, Doug Mientkiewicz, Je’Rod Cherry, Jeremy Swayman, Jim Kaat, Keith Foulke, Mark Recchi, Paul D’Amato, Thurman Thomas, Willie O’Ree. Jean Ratelle, Paul D’Amato and others will be on hand for autographs, with costs varying. Admission is $10 for those over the age of 7. A $49 VIP ticket buys front-of-the-line access.
The Somerville Flea runs this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Davis Square. The Flea is a curated outdoor market featuring local vintage dealers, artists, designers and creators.
The venerable Marshfield Fair runs through Sunday, with a midway and the North River Blues Festival co-located at the fairgrounds. Tickets are available at the gate.
Ready to get in the Halloween spirit?
On Saturday, the 21+ Endless Night: Salem Vampire Salon convenes at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Mass. There is a dress code, “aristocratic formal attire,” and general admission is $40 (purchase online only. The $80 VIV (very important vamp) ticket buys a two-hour open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and a swag bag. Enjoy dancing, entertainment and a howl at midnight.
On Sunday, learn to read Tarot cards online. The classes will be approximately 90 minutes, and will include discussions, practice, and open Q&A. By donation; the host, Seldom Dreams, sells a variety of Tarot decks.
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