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. Garlic Mustard Removal on Bikeway
Where/When: Lexington Fire Headquarters, 45 Bedford St.; 9 a.m., Saturday, June 16
Why Go: A group of young volunteers from will be removing patches of Garlic Mustard, an alien invasive plant, from the sides of the between Woburn Street and Bedford Street.
2. 16th annual Healing Garden Music Fest to Benefit Mount Auburn
Where/When: 33 Marrett Road; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 16
Why Go: The evening will feature musical performances by The Kelleys with Scott Neubert, The Laws, and Kelli Trottier with Greg Simm. Special guests include Richard Gates, Edmond Boudreau, Jim Spellman, and Chick Parrish. Also, 100 percent of the concert’s proceeds will go towards a future healing garden at Mount Auburn Hospital.
Pricing: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
3. Battle of the Bands
Where/When: , 6 Meriam St.; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 16
Why Go: “Off R Rockers,” “Highway 49” and “Glass-Eyed Monkey,” three local classic rock bands, will compete for bragging rights as they play and sing hits from the 60’s right up through today, from the Beatles to Bon Jovi to Adele. The general public is invited to enjoy music and dancing and vote for their favorite band.
Pricing: Suggested of $10 per person/ $20 per family goes toward repairing the church organ.
4. WWE Showdown
Where/When: Tsongas Center, 300 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Lowell
Why Go: The WWE returns to Lowell in a big way. This "Supershow" card features a steel cage match between John Cena and The Big Show, a WWE Championship street fight three-for-all with CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Kane, and a World Heavyweight Championship match between Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio.
Pricing: $17 to $97
5. 11th Annual Brendan's Home Run 5k
Where/When: 285 Concord Ave, Belmont; 9:30 a.m., Sunday, June 17
Why Go: The run/walk on this USATF-certified course starts and finishes Olympics-style on the Belmont High School track. The first 400 entrants get commemorative T-shirts. There are age group awards. Oh, and the proceeds benefit The Brendan Grant Foundation.