Take a bite out of Berger's music
1. Discover the magic and mystery of the American west with touring artist Marc Berger as he performs on the patio at Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave., on Friday, 6:30-8 p.m. (Free) Berger interweaves stories of his experiences as an easterner in the mountains and deserts of the American west, along with the ways those experiences influenced the writing of his songs. Bring a chair or blanket. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the library's Main Hall. Please bring your own chair or blanket. Call 978-582-4140 or visit lunenburglibrary.org.
Learn your A, 'Bee,' C's
2. In the hit musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," a charming and quirky group of outsiders discovers they can stand out and fit in at the same time. The teen troupe Actorsingers will present the award-winning show this Friday (7:30 p.m.), Saturday (2 and 7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.) in the Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St, Nashua, N.H. ($15/$18) Among the youthful cast are Thomas Belanger of Dunstable, Stephen O'Hearn of Tewksbury, Katie Manchester of Windham, N.H.
Check out a weekend of music
3. The Lowell Summer Music Series started a few weeks ago, but after a little bit of a hiatus, it kicks back into gear big-time this weekend. On Friday, catch singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat and her new band, Gone West. ($49/$55) On Saturday, it's new blues-rockers The Record Company. ($34/$40) And world-music performer Angelique Kidjo closes out the busy weekend at Boarding House Park on Sunday. ($42/$50) All shows start at 7:30 p.m. If it rains, concerts move into Lowell High School.
Rock out at the movies
4. Luna Theater, Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St., Lowell, is showing a couple of rock-music documentaries this weekend. First up is "The Quiet One," about the life and career of bass player Bill Wyman, a founding member (though no longer one) of the Rolling Stones. It's being shown Friday at 7:35 p.m., and Saturday at 8:05 p.m. It's not rated and runs 105 minutes. And on Saturday at 2:05 p.m., "Echo in the Canyon" celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-1960s, including the Byrds, the Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and the Mamas and the Papas, and the later artists they influences. It's rated PG-13 and runs 82 minutes.
Try on Jacuzi Shoes
5. Jacuzi Shoes, a Chelmsford-based quartet, headlines a show the American Legion Post 313, 90 Groton Road, in North Chelmsford, Friday at 10 p.m., after two other local bands, Uncovered and Carrol and the Party Favors. Jacuzi Shoes consists of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Tompkins, bassist Robert Desmarais, drummer Mathew Lyon and singer Anita Cielakie. They describe their music as "a colorful palette of genre-mixed material, ranging from pop to blues, country to rock and everything in between. Visit jacuzishoes.com.
Be a Braveheart
6. The seventh annual Bravehearts Ride & Family Day is Saturday, starting at Fruitlands Museum with a 25-mile or 50-mile ride through Harvard's backroads and hillsides at 7:30 a.m., and ending with an afterparty at The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley, at 6:30 p.m. BraveheartsFODC is an all-volunteer organization formed by friends and family of Dylan Connelly dedicated to helping kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Bravehearts has joined forces with Camp Sunshine, a retreat on Sebago Lake in Maine for kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Visit www.braveheartsfodc.com.
Bring your kids fishing
7. Ayer Sportsman's Club is hosting a Children's Fishing Derby on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Children under 12 free, adults $12). Lunch will be served. The derby is open to the public; no license is required. The club is at 255 Snake Hill Road.
Buy some treasures (and a couple of hot dogs)
8. The Christian Union Church hosts its annual yard sale Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 37 West Main St., Groton, rain or shine. In addition to all the treasurers, there will be hot dogs, chips and soda for sale. Proceeds go to the major repairs at the church. Call 978 272-0145.
9. Yoga at a sanctuary? What could be more calming? You can do it at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton, on Sunday, 10-11 a.m. (Free) Connect with your breath, your body, your mind and nature. Call 978-464-2712.
Come together to hear Beatles For Sale
10. Do you want to know a secret? You don't have to go across the universe or take a long and winding road to hear the music of the Fab Four. Beatles For Sale, central New England's premier tribute to the Beatles, get back to Fitchburg's Coggshall Park, 159 Electric Ave., on Sunday at 2 p.m., if it doesn't rain. (Free) Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Visit www.BeatlesForSale.net.