Weekend Planner: Heartbeat Comes to Concord, Tanglewood Marionettes in Lexington

Rounding up some of this weekends happenings in Bedford, Concord and Lexington.

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.

Where/When: Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22
Why Go: Valerie Anastasio and Tim Harbold, and Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner will sing Irving Berlin's great songs from the Astaire/Rogers films, Holiday Inn, and Alexander's Ragtime Band; selections from This Is The Army and other songs from World War II, as well.
Pricing: $20

2. The Concord Players Winter Show
Where/When: 51 Walden St, Concord; 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23
Why Go: Because the show is The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a wildly comedic, who-done-it romp that pokes fun at show business and the corny thrillers of old Hollywood.
Pricing: $20

3. LexFUN! Presents the Tanglewood Marionettes
Where/When: National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington; 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23
Why Go: It's a chance to see "Dragon King," an underwater fantasy based on ancient Chinese folklore told through the beautiful puppets of the Tanglewood Marionettes.
Pricing: $9 for LexFUN! members; $10 for nonmembers

4. Heartbeat: The Israeli-Palestinian Youth Music Movement
Where/When: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23
Why Go: It's a concert and a peace-building workshop to share experiences of growing up amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Bring instruments for the multicultural jam session afterwards.
Pricing: Free

5. A Conversation with Memoirists Katrina Kenison and Margaret Roach
Where/When: The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord; 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24
Why Go: Katrina Kenison will discuss her most recent, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment, and Margaret Roach presents The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life.
Pricing: Free


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