Wakefield Weekends | July 22-24: Free Live Music and Social Gatherings
Looking for something to do in or around Wakefield this weekend, July 22-24? We've got you covered.
Name: Video Games
What: An activity for young adults.
When: July 22, 2011, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, 345 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: There will be video games! And snacks! The kids will love it.
Name: Friday at the Bandstand
What: Wakefield Summer Band performance.
When: July 22, 2011, 7:00pm
Where: Lake Quannapowitt, 99 Lake St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: The Wakefield Summer Band features an eclectic group of musicians who perform an eclectic selection of songs. You can't go wrong with free music on a Friday night.
Name: Wakefield Weeknights
What: Souled Out Show Band performance.
When: July 23, 2011, 9:00pm
Where: Carousel Lounge, 20 Ocean St Frnt, Salisbury Beach, MA 01952
Why: The rock and funk cover band will be playing a set. Socialize and enjoy some live music.
Name: Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters
What: A theatrical performance
When: Weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (check event listing for specific times)
Where: Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St, Stoneham, MA 02180
Why: It’s the most popular musical in Stoneham Theatre history. If you like the theatre and music, you should check it out.
Name: Live Music
- Live Entertainment at Lakeside Tavern Weekly on Saturdays and Fridays, 8:30pm–11:30pm, and Sunday Karaoke, 8:30pm
- Live Entertainment at The Fat Cactus Weekly on Saturdays and Fridays, 8:30pm, and Sunday, 4:00pm
- Live Bands at Harringtons Weekly on Saturdays and Fridays, 9:00pm
- Live Jazz at Sushi Island Weekly on Saturdays and Fridays, 6:30pm–9:30pm
Why: You've worked hard all week. Stay out late and blame it on the boogie.
Social Gatherings, Community Events, & Charity
Name: Red Cross Blood Drive
What: A community blood drive.
When: July 22, 2011, 1:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1155 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: As the Red Cross motto goes, "Donate the gift of life." Donors will also receive coupons for a free carton of Friendly's ice cream.
Name: Wakefield Weeknights
What: Pirate Sailing
When: July 23, 2011 2:45pm
Where: 9 Tuna Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
Why: It's a pirate ship adventure! Bring some food and drinks, enjoy the open sea, and learn some pirate history.
Name: Grand Opening Celebration
What: Vanity Hair Salon is opening for business.
When: July 23, 2011, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Vanity Hair Salon, 88 Albion St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: Get your hair done, enter the gift basket raffle, and enjoy some refreshments.
Name: Meditation Practice Group - The Sacred Pause
What: A free, open-to-all hour-long meditation session
When: Weekly on Sundays, 5pm
Where: Unitarian Universalists Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: You don't need to be a member of the church, practiced in meditation, or commit to anything longer than one session to go. Relax!
Name: Holy Hour at St. Joseph Church
What: Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
When: Weekly on Sundays, 7pm—8pm
Where: St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: Celebrate your faith through prayer, meditation, and song.
Name: Yard Sale
What: Stuff for cheap.
When: July 23, 2011, 8:00am-1:00pm
Where: 15 Myrtle Ave, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: Two families will be selling some of their stuff, but there won't be any junk. Check out the assortment of books, gaming systems, work out equipment, toys, and clothing.
Name: Chronicling the Bay State
What: Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Meeting and Seminar
When: July 23, 2011, 9:00am–4:15pm
Where: LaCava Conference Center, Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452
Why: Learn about Massachusetts' records, important repositories, and genealogical methodology and technology.
Name: Wakefield Farmers' Market
What: Locally Grown Food For Sale
When: Weekly on Saturdays, 9:00am–1:00pm
Where: Hall Park, North Ave & Church St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Why: The Wakefield Farmers Market offers freshly picked vegetables and fruits, grass-fed beef, eggs, locally produced pasta, sauses, baked goods, and wine. A range of different crafters and artisians attend throughout the season.
Name: Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey Show at Stone Zoo
What: An engaging and educational bird show
When: Daily at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Where: Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180
Why: The show features 16 different species and you’ll get a chance to see each one at this popular exhibit.