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. Summer Singing Soiree
Where/When: Hancock-Clarke Parsonage, 36 Hancock St; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10
Why Go: The Lexington Historical Society's Colonial Singers will perform "Soldiers & Sweethearts," a look at women and men in 18th century military life through popular songs of the era.
Where/When: 1 Moody St, Waltham; 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11
Why Go: Now in its 22nd year, the Waltham Farmers Market features more than 30 vendors selling fresh, Massachusetts-grown fruits and vegetables, Asian and African specialty produce, herbs, cheese, eggs, maple products, hamburger, grass-fed beef, pork, and other farm products, along with flowers, wine, pasta, coffee, preserves, bread, pies, pastries, soap, jewelry, bags, textiles and other handcrafts.
Pricing: Free 'til you buy
3. Contra Dance in Depot Square
Where/When: Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Sq.; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11
Why Go: FAC’s free outdoor contra dance series continues in Lexington's Depot Square, with caller Sue Rosen and music by Julie Metcalf (fiddle) and Eric Eid-Reiner (piano). This is the second of the two dances in this new series. Beginners and experienced dancers, singles and couples are all welcome.
4. Corn Festival
Where/When: , 10 Pleasant St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12
Why Go: Because the farm wants to share its "corny goodness" with the community. Plus, you'll have a chance to be crowned shucking champ, taste all kinds of corn recipes as the kids enjoy some fun activities.
5. Sujata Dharap, Abstract in Acrylics, A Demonstration
Where/When: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St.; 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12
Why Go: The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society’s Painters Guild presents a demonstration by Sujata Dharap, an internationally known artist who has designed and executed 150 murals in several mediums for interiors, exteriors and landscaped areas; works as a colour consultant to architects and has been teaching children art, clay modeling and pottery for three decades.