A Weekend of Live Theater and Music
Expose your kids (and family) to the local arts, and sneak in some chocolate treats.
Welcome to our new Grab & Go Kids Planner. We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try with children.
Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
Look for the Grab & Go Kids Planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Got a better pick? Let us know. We want to hear from you.
Where/When: Lexington Depot, Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.
Why go: This is a great way to incorporate a history lesson on a Friday night, but your child won't even realize they are learning as David Coffin leads his story of an 18th century whaling voyage through story and song.
Pricing: Free and open to all.
Where/When: Jonas Clarke Middle School auditorium, 17 Stedman Road, Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Why go: Children's theater is always a fun option for family outings. Children will not only enjoy the production based on the popular Disney character, but will also be exposed to Mandarin poetry and Asian art created by the middle school's Asia art class.
Pricing: Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Clark Middle School main office or at the door prior to each show.
Where/When: National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Saturday, Feb. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Why go: It's a little early for parades, but this concert will bring the magic of band tunes to Lexington in February. The program will expose children to music from 19th-century Italy, classics, bebop and some toe-tapping marching tunes.
Pricing: Tickets are free but much be obtained prior to the concert. To reserve tickets, stop by the museum front desk, or call 781-861-6559, ext. 4101
Where/When: Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington, Saturday, Feb. 5 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Why go: Celebrate Valentine's Day early and take in the Holidays With HeART photography exhibit. Parents can enjoy wine tasting and the whole family can relish in delicious chocolates to celebrate the early holiday.
Pricing: Free and open to all
Where/When: The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5 and 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Why go: Who doesn't love a pirate story? This classic tale will be enjoyed by all with exciting storytelling and swashbuckling scenes. You may have to get the kids up early on Saturday or Sunday, but the journey will be worth it.
Pricing: Adults $10, Kids/Seniors $8, Theatre Members save $2