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. Family Matters - An Evening of One Act Plays
Where/When: Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave; 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17
Why Go: Theatre with a Twist and the Lexington Players are proud to present "Family Matters: An Evening of One Act Plays." Written by local playwrights June B. Bowser-Barrett, Eddie Dean and George Smart. Directed by Katie Kuhl, Doug Bolduc, Jay Reitano, Mary Spinosa-Wilson and Sal Jones.
Pricing: $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors
2. LHS Amnesty International Benefit Dinner
Where/When: Church of St. Brigid 2001 Massachusetts Ave; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17
Why Go: Lexington High School's Chapter of Amnesty International invites you to "Food for Thought: A Benefit Dinner," an event featuring an international buffet and speaker, with the proceeds to benefit charity: water, a nonprofit that builds wells for water in developing countries.For more information email LHSAmnestyInternational@gmail.com.
Pricing: $15 for adults, $10 for students
3. Lexington Youth Against Cancer Swim-a-Thon
Where/When: Minuteman High School, 754 Marrett Road; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 18
Why Go: Because all sorts of folks from the Lexington community will be swimming to raise money for cancer research and patient care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Plus, how many opportunities are there to see the Lexington Police and Lexington Fire departments face off in a kickboard race?
Pricing: Depends on what you're doing
4. Maris Platais, a Demonstration Acrylic Painting
Where/When: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St.; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 18
Why Go: Maris Platais, a Latvian-born artist who has been in New England since 1949, is a graduate of Tufts University and The Museum School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where he later became a member of the faculty. He lectures and demonstrates to art associations throughout the northeast.
5. Carbon Nation Documentary
Where/When: Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave; 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 18
Why Go: Because it's back by popular demand. LexGWAC will once again present Carbon Nation, which was described as "a must-see film...a post-partisan thriller of clean energy triumph over climate change tragedy," by Anne Kelly, a Lexington resident and Director of Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy at Ceres.