Buy a basket ... or three
The Lunenburg Friendly Seniors, including Carolyn Bryant, left, and Suzanne Cioffi, kick off their annual Easter and May Basket Sale this week at the following locations: Leominster Credit Union (Main Branch), 20 Adams St., and Workers' Credit Union, 603 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg. The baskets are hand-made, and cost $3.50 each or three for $10. Proceeds are used for activities for seniors in Lunenburg, Leominster, Fitchburg and Townsend. The sale runs Thursday, from 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon., and then through May 1. And, really, how can you say no to these friendly ladies?
Watch movies, Italian-style
Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm St., is celebrating inspiring Italian cinema at a three-day Italian Film festival, today through Saturday, at the museum. The festival will feature four Italian films, from classic to contemporary, each accompanied by a brief introduction by a Fitchburg State University expert, and each with English subtitles. Free for FSU students, faculty and staff, and FAM members, $5 per film for everyone else, or $15 for all four. Visit fitchburgartmuseum.org/upcoming-events.
Get 'On Your Feet!'
"On Your Feet!," the music- and dance-filled bio-musical about Emilio and Gloria Estefan, is at Worcester's Hanover Theatre on Thursday through Sunday. Praised as a "ferociously fun, feel-good musical," It traces the couple's rise to fame, from humble beginnings in Cuba to their arrival in America. They became a crossover sensation at the top of the pop-music world, but just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. Tickets $45-$80 at 877-571-7469 or www.thehanovertheatre.org.
Spend an afternoon 'Under the Sea'
The Open Door Theater of Acton will perform the hit musical "The Little Mermaid" starting Friday and running through Sunday, April 7, in the Dragonfly Theater at R.J. Grey Junior High, 16 Charter Road, Acton. This delightful interpretation of the classic Disney film (which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year) follows Hans Christian Anderson's beloved heroine, Ariel, as she seeks a new life above the waves. This production will feature ASL-interpreted performances March 29-31; a sensory-friendly show Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m.; and an audio-description Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15; www.opendoortheater.org; sponsored by the Cultural Council of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Move to the music
Central Massachusetts-based acoustic group Secret Sage will be at the Redemption Rock Taproom, 333 Shrewsbury St., Worcester, on Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m. Described as fresh and earthy, Secret Sage is known for their steady and upbeat songs that can get the audience groovin'. Good food, good music ... is there any other way to spend Friday night? Oh, did we mention admission is free? Visit www.redemptionrock.beer or email email@example.com.
Take a chance on Burlington High
Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge St., brings the music of ABBA to life with the student production of "Mamma Mia!" on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15 at BurlingtonTheatre.com, 781-A-FUN-TIC and at the door. Also, please credit the photos to Chet Maguire, if possible.
Revel in the Revolution
If you lived in Colonial times, would have joined the rebels or stuck with the Tories? Come find out what our Colonial forbears did -- the answer may surprise you. Step back in time Friday, starting at 7:30 p.m., at First Unitarian Church, 19 Foster St., Littleton, for "Patriots' Path: Steps to Revolution," and see how the tides of history turned toward revolution, as the Littleton Historical Society brings local history to life with a cast of local residents portraying actual men and women of Littleton who lived 250 years ago through the tumultuous events leading up to the Revolution. The free discussion will be moderated by Susan Harvey.
Have fun and raise money
The Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Choir wants to go to Spain to perform in April 2020, and you can help. The choir will perform its third annual Fun-Raiser on Saturday, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Devens Common Center $25). Visit http://www.gdrsd.org/event/chamber-choir-fundraiser-2019.
Roar! (in a holy way) with Chris Tomlin
The Holy Roar Tour, featuring Chris Tomlin, is coming to the Tsongas Center in Lowell on Saturday, 7 p.m.. Tomlin is one of the most heralded Christian rock singer-songwriters (12 albums, 16 No. 1 radio singles, a Grammy, an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and 8 million albums sold). His Lowell shows always sell out. The Holy Roar Tour also features Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett, Nicole Serrano and Darren Whitehead. Tickets are $28-$63 at TsongasCenter.com or 866-722-8780.
Succumb to the Bluesapocalypse
Arlington is not too far to go for a Bluesapocalypse 4.0. Billed as an afternoon of blues, soul and R & B, the event, hosted and organized by Boston band Bees Deluxe, is Sunday, starting at 2 p.m., at the Regent Theater in Arlington. You'll see and hear the old-school blues of the Lights Out Blues Band, jazz-blues sensation Louise Grasmere, the "acid blues" Bees Deluxe, and finally guitarist extraordinaire Sam Hooper. Beer, wine, pizza and other refreshments will be available. Advance tickets are $20, $25 day of the show, $10 for students, at http://regenttheatre.com/details/bluesapocalypse_4.0_to_benefit_arlington_center_for_the_arts.