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.
1. Once on This Island
Where/When: Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Tpke, Concord; 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, Saturday, Jan. 12, Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19, along with 2:30 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays, Jan. 12 and 19 and Sundays, Jan. 13 and 20
Why Go: Because it's "Once on This Island," presented by the Concord Youth Theatre. The show runs for the next two weekends, starting this Friday, with matinees on Saturday, Jan. 12, Sunday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2:30, as well as evening performances at 7:30 on Friday Jan. 11 and 18 and Saturday Jan. 12 and 19.
Pricing: $13 But seating is limited, so you may want to pick up tickets in advance by going to www.concordyouththeatre.org.
2. Children's Winter Music & Art Festival
Where/When: Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St, Concord; 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12
Why Go: Concord Children’s Center presents a winter music and arts festival featuring children's bands Karen K and the Jitterbugs at 10 a.m. and Rolie Polie Guacamole at 11 a.m. Also, 77 Arts Academy and Musketaquid Arts and Environment will be leading children's art activities, and Reasons to be Cheerful will be selling food and hot chocolate.
Pricing: Tickets are $10 per person/$35 per family and are available in advance by phoning (978)-369-6790 or at the door
3. Let Your Yoga Dance For Families
Where/When: Serenity Yoga Center, 363 Great Road, Bedford; 4 to 5:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12
Why Go: This "fun and energizing session combines Yoga, breath, simple movements and terrific music that all ages can enjoy," according to an event description. Designed for children 3 to 10 and parents, it's a chance to let loose and learn about yoga.
Pricing: $20 per parent/child pair or $25 cap for families
4. "Mystery Panel" with Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon
Where/When: The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord; 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13
Why Go: According to the event description, the Bookshop is hosting a “Death in Shorts” mystery short panel in celebration of Level Best Books’ 10th anthology, Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon with local authors, Katherine Fast, Ruth McCarty, and Leslie Wheeler (pictured), and introducing the husband-and-wife writing team of B.B. Oak, whose first published story features Henry David Thoreau as the sleuth.
5. It's High Time...Climate Change Solutions
Where/When: Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13
Why Go: Lexington's Global Warming Action Coalition presents a public forum with a focus on focus on food, water, energy and investment on the local, regional, and federal levels.