Five Things To Do This Weekend: May 18 to 20

Open art studios, opera and a barbeque cookoff are among the events and activities going down 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. What Color Are Your Work Boots? A Performance by Laura Lapointe
Where/When: Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 7 p.m., Friday, May 18
Why Go: From the pangs of perceived inadequacy to the promise of hard-won perspective, Laura exposes the inner experiences of one in the job search trenches. You just might leave feeling refreshed and ready to put on your own work boots and set out on your unique purposeful path, regardless of what your job is or isn’t.
Pricing: $10. Pre-registration is recommended by calling Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043.

2. Bike Tours through Lexington's History
Where/When: , 1720, Mass Ave; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, May 19
Why Go: The Friends of Lexington Bikeways are collaborating with Ride.Studio.Cafe to host two easy-paced, eight-mile Bicycle Tours of Lexington’s History. These rides, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., will explore some of Lexington’s past through visits to conservation lands, old farms and bike paths.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St, Lexington/around town; starting at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20
Why Go: This year, 78 artists and art organizations who live, work or are affiliated with the Lexington Art community, will display, discuss, demonstrate and sell their creations in home studios, community space at 2027 Massachusetts Ave, the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society and the at 1403 Massachusetts. Avenue
Pricing: Free

4. Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival
Where/When: 1557 Massachusetts Ave; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 19 and 12 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 20
Why Go: It's the second Battle Green BBQ Festival, featuring up to 30 teams competing, plus barbeque vendors and live music. This year's competition is being held on Lexington's "White House Lawn" past the police station in the town center, and as part of .
Pricing: $5, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the LABBB Collaborative

5. A Night at the Opera
Where/When: , 1912 Massachusetts Ave; 8 to 10 p.m, Saturday, May 19
Why Go: Because of the opera choruses and arias at the Lexington Pops Chorus's 30th annual Spring Concert, featuring Verdi's "Va, Pensiero," Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" and many more, including a choral medley from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" to lose the evening.
Pricing: $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. $5 for kids under 13


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