Five Things To Do This Weekend: July 6 to July 8
A look at what's going on in and around Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington 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 in Lexington and beyond.
1. Taste the Offical Wine of Wimbledon
Where/When: Busa Wine & Spirits, 55 Bedford St; 4 p.m., Friday, July 6
Why Go: Because Jacob's Creek, "the Official Wine of Wimbledon," remains one of the most well known and enjoyed Australian wines around the world.
Pricing: Free to taste
2. Exhibition: "Ropewalks of the West End and Beyond"
Where/When: West End Museum, 150 Staniford St, Boston; 12 to 4 p.m.; Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7
Why Go: This exhibit highlights the story of Robewalks, the unusual buildings that housed rope-making facilities during the mid-17th century to the end of the 19th century, when the rope-making industry thrived in Boston. Concurrent walking tours that start in the West End and fan out across the city offer the opportunity to discover the remnants of the ropewalks’ footprints on Boston.
3. Lexington Lions Club's 56th annual Fourth of July Carnival
Where/When: Hastings Park; 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 6 and 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 7.
Why Go: For the rides, mazes, games and concessions, obviously.
Pricing: Unlimited rides for $25, but save $5 with coupon
4. Adrian Martinez Classic
Where/When: Emerson Playground, Stow St & Everett St, Concord; 4 p.m., Saturday, July 7
Why Go: Becuase the 4th annual Adrian Martinez Classic is evening of one-mile races for all ages and all abilitiess, which aims to bring together the entire New England running community – from youth runners to seniors, from beginners to elites -- in memory of Adrian Martinez, a 2002 Concord-Carlisle grad The evening begins with youth races for ages 5 and up, includes a “First-timers mile” for those who have never raced on the track before, and progresses through the age groups to the seniors races.
5. Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Pops Concert
Where/When: 433 Rogers St., Lowell; 3 p.m., Sunday, July 8
Why Go: The LPO will perform light classical, pops, and patriotic favorites! Audience members should bring chairs, and perhaps a picnic to enjoy under the cool shade of the pavilion. (Park at the Pavilion, along Knapp Avenue or Boylston Street.)
Pricing: Suggested donation of $10