The Lowell community will be buzzing this weekend with events! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend here are a few suggestions.
Opening night for Mary Poppins at the Lowell Performing Arts Center is this Friday. Curtain call is 7pm on Friday with another evening show starting at the same time the following evening. The show’s only matinee will take place this Sunday beginning at 2pm.
If you can’t make the performance this week, next Friday and Saturday will also offer a 7pm start. Tickets can be purchased online for $10 or for $12 at the door. Reserving seats online is recommended, especially since last year’s musical sold out both weekends!
It’s a Little Heavy on the Sap
Start your Saturday morning at Wittenbach Wege Center for Maple Syrup Days. A pancake breakfast will take place from 9am-noon. Activities along the trails happen from 9am-1pm. A living history of showcasing the traditions of the Michigan Sugar Bush will provide information about pioneers and Native American gathering of syrup from maple trees.
New this year for Maple Syrup Days is the ability to visit a modern-day sugar shack. Head to SwissLane Farms in Alto between 11am-3pm for a tour of how maple syrup is processed these days. Hayrides through maple trees where guests will be able to see sap being collected in buckets will also be available. Tours and the hayride are $2/person.
Laugh It Up Fuzzball
LaughFest events come to Lowell this weekend. Saturday at 1pm kids take the “stage” at Englehardt Library for Kids Joke Time. Any youngsters interested in telling a joke or two for the audience are invited to perhaps start their stand-up career when they take over the mic.
Adult comics from the West Michigan area will participate in Stand-Up Showcase happening at LowellArts on Saturday at 3pm. These comedians will be delivering what’s called an RRR performance – “really rated R”. Grown ups, get a sitter and enjoy an afternoon of comedy. If you’re easily offended, some of the material may not be appreciated. The venue is set up to hold up to 100 audience members.
Don’t have time this weekend for LaughFest events? Here are others later in the month which may tickle your funny bone.
- Tuesday, March 12 – Laughter Yoga at Gilda’s Club Lowell at 4pm
This yoga class is based on the principle of “acting happiness” – telling your body what to do and the mind will follow. Participants are expected to have laugh muscles stretched. Comfortable clothing should be worn and a yoga mat is not required.
- Tuesday, March 12 – Drums for All at LowellArts at 6:30pm
Josh Dunigan returns to showcase a variety of drums. The family friendly event will have participants making music and laughter.
- Friday, March 15 – Comedian Brad Upton at Larkin’s Other Place at 7pm & 9pm
Tickets for this show can be purchased at Springrove Variety. And any donations for Gilda’s Club received during both shows will be matched dollar for dollar by Crystal Flash up to $1000 each show!
I call them The Dogs. Listen to them bark!
Speakers will be ready for those looking to wrap up Saturday evening with a concert at LowellArts. This week’s entertainment is The Adams Family. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. House concerts continue Saturday evenings into April. And this summer’s Sizzlin’ Concert Series list of performers was also recently released.
Bonus! Can you name the movies referenced in the bold titles for each section without doing an internet search.