O+ Festival Combines Art and Medicine

Art and medicine come together in Haverhill Friday and Saturday during the city’s first O+ (O Positive) Festival.

Born in Kingston, N.Y., the O+ Festival was created to give artists and musicians the opportunity to exchange their talents for health and dental care.

The festival also includes an exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at Phoenix Rising UCC; cycling events leaving from the Better Block site; EXPLO+RE classes in yoga, gong sound healing, meditation and martial arts at Giving Tree Yoga and Wellness and Ocasio’s True Martial Arts; and an Artist Trading Card Make & Swap and Literary SALO+N (Common Sage Writing Group, Spoken Word, Local Literary Voices and Writers Coffeehouse New England) at Battle Grounds Coffee Co.

Friday

All Day
Mural by Brian Canty Rent-A-Center, 150 Merrimack Street
All Day
Live Painting by Eugene Stetz Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Art

5 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Artist Talk with Brian Canty Rent-A-Center, 150 Merrimack Street
Category: Art

5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Memorial AIDS Quilt Display Phoenix Rising, 192 Merrimack Street
Category: Art

8 p.m.
Beds Chit Chat, 103 Washington Street
Category: Music

9 p.m.
Black Hatch Chit Chat, 103 Washington Street
Category: Music

10 p.m.
Biscuit Kids Chit Chat, 103 Washington Street
Category: Music

11 p.m.
The Peach Pits Chit Chat, 103 Washington Street
Category: Music

11:59 p.m.
The Lipstick Boys Chit Chat, 103 Washington Street
Category: Music

Saturday

All Day
Mural by Brian Canty Rent-A-Center, 150 Merrimack Street
Category: Art

All Day
Live Painting by Eugene Stetz Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Art

11:00 am
Bike Ride- Elite Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Wellness

12 p.m.
Kundalini Yoga Giving Tree Yoga & Wellness, 129 Essex Street
Category: Wellness

12 p.m.
Community Bike Ride Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Wellness

1 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.
Adult Martial Arts Fitness and Self Defense Ocasio's Martial Arts, 192 Merrimack Street
Category: Wellness

1 p.m.
Jonee Earthquake Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Music

1:15 p.m.
Flow, Meditate & Create Giving Tree Yoga & Wellness, 129 Essex Street
Category: Wellness

2 p.m.
Troll 2 Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Music

2 p.m.
Community Bike Ride Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Wellness

2 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Gong Bath with Theresa Widmann Ocasio's Martial Arts, 192 Merrimack Street
Category: Wellness

2:30 p.m.
Yoga for Chronic Pain & Pain Management Giving Tree Yoga & Wellness, 129 Essex Street
Category: Wellness

3 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Artist Trading Card Make & Swap Battle Grounds, 39 Washington Street
Category: Party

3 p.m.
Jennifer Maidman Acoustic Alley, 90-100 Washington Street
Category: Music

3 p.m.
Liz Bills and Friends Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Music

4 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Common Sage Writing Group Battle Grounds, 39 Washington Street
Category: Party

4 p.m.
Box of Birds Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Music

4 p.m.
Dmitri Hunt Acoustic Alley, 90-100 Washington Street
Category: Music

4 p.m.
Aroma Yoga with Essential Oils Giving Tree Yoga & Wellness, 129 Essex Street
Category: Wellness

5 p.m.
Reiki Restore and Sound Bathe with Bowls & Gongs Giving Tree Yoga & Wellness, 129 Essex Street
Category: Wellness

5 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Spoken Word Battle Grounds, 39 Washington Street
Category: Party

5 p.m.
Alexandru Sabau Acoustic Alley, 90-100 Washington Street
Category: Music

5 p.m.
Karma Darwin Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Music

6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Local Literary Voices Battle Grounds, 39 Washington Street
Category: Party

6 p.m.
Hoonah Acoustic Alley, 90-100 Washington Street
Category: Music

6 p.m.
Mad Yonder Better Block, Goecke Parking Deck, Merrimack Street
Category: Music

7 p.m.
Conor Hennessey Acoustic Alley, 90-100 Washington Street
Category: Music

8 p.m.
Wet Suit Chit Chat, 103 Washington Street
Category: Music

8 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Writer's Coffeehouse New England Battle Grounds, 39 Washington Street
Category: Party

9 p.m.
Back Alley Ramblers Chit Chat, 103 Washington Street
Category: Music

10 p.m.
Sisters and Brothers Chit Chat, 103 Washington Street
Category: Music

11 p.m.
Julie Rhodes Chit Chat, 103 Washington Street
Category: Music