It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend.
Where/When: Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22
Why Go: Valerie Anastasio and Tim Harbold, and Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner will sing Irving Berlin's great songs from the Astaire/Rogers films, Holiday Inn, and Alexander's Ragtime Band; selections from This Is The Army and other songs from World War II, as well.
2. The Concord Players Winter Show
Where/When: 51 Walden St, Concord; 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23
Why Go: Because the show is The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a wildly comedic, who-done-it romp that pokes fun at show business and the corny thrillers of old Hollywood.
3. LexFUN! Presents the Tanglewood Marionettes
Where/When: National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington; 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23
Why Go: It's a chance to see "Dragon King," an underwater fantasy based on ancient Chinese folklore told through the beautiful puppets of the Tanglewood Marionettes.
Pricing: $9 for LexFUN! members; $10 for nonmembers
4. Heartbeat: The Israeli-Palestinian Youth Music Movement
Where/When: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23
Why Go: It's a concert and a peace-building workshop to share experiences of growing up amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Bring instruments for the multicultural jam session afterwards.
5. A Conversation with Memoirists Katrina Kenison and Margaret Roach
Where/When: The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord; 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24
Why Go: Katrina Kenison will discuss her most recent, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment, and Margaret Roach presents The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life.