'Riverdance' bids farewell to Boston
BOSTON -- Riverdance, the long-running show that brought Irish step dancing into the international mainstream, makes its final stop in Boston this weekend, before the American tour ends in June.
Riverdance plays Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at The Opera House, 539 Washington St. Matinees are Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Mix, mingle & a movie
LOWELL -- Tickle your taste buds on Saturday with Chick Flick & Chocolate II, presented by the Brush Gallery & Artists' Studios with help from the Lowell Film Collaborative.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the gallery at 256 Market St., sample sweet treats, coffees and wines provided by local gourmet vendors.
Then head over to the National Park Visitor Center Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. to see the foreign film Like Water for Chocolate in Spanish with English subtitles. Mature audiences only. Seating is general admission.
Tickets are $12 per person or $20 per couple and include both events. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.thebrush.org/ tickets.
Making sense of the Civil War
LOWELL -- On Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, Richard P. Howe Jr. will deliver a lecture on the long-term view of the coming of the Civil War as it played out in the area.
Lowell was sympathetic to the south because of the city's dependence on cotton. But simultaneously, there was a very strong Abolitionist movement and the city served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. These differing attitudes towards slavery within the same community created friction. This view allows Howe to examine the causes of the war through these incidents in a single community.
Also opening on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mogan Center is the exhibit Lowell Remembers -- The Civil War 1861-1865 by photographer Tony Sampas. Sampas focuses on Civil War sites in Lowell, including the aged markers and monuments that were placed following the deadliest war in American history.
The Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center is located at 40 French St. The program is presented by The Lowell Historical Society.