Thursday, May 23, 2013
Rounding up some of the weekend's events in the Bedford, Concord and Lexington area.
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. Relinquished Treasures Sale Where/When: Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25 Why Go: For the fantastic bargains at the Lexington Historical Society's annual Relinquished Treasures Sale, featuring artwork, china, silver, linens, rugs, housewares, collectibles and more. Pricing: Free 'til you buy 2. Discovery Day Where/When: Municpal Lot behind Michelson's Shoes, off Mass Ave and Waltham Street; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 25 Why Go: More than 80 of Lexington'…
Friday, May 17, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on May 17 in Lexington.
1. Lexington Pops Chorus Spring Concert: At 7:30 p.m. at Hancock United Church of Christ, the “Night at the Pops” concert will feature feature Fauré’s “Requiem,” “A Tribute to Cole Porter,” selections from “The Music Man,” and much more, including musicians from Lexington High School’s award-winning jazz program and the “Have Voices, Will Travel” barbershop quartet. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, the only public meeting posted for today is a School Committee executive session, at 4:45 p.m. at the Central Administration Building, to discuss collective bargaining. 3. Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: At 8 p.m. this evening at the National Heritage Museum, Lexington's Dance Inn Productions adds a new twist to its annual …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The 'Music of Masters' themed season promises to pay homage to distinguished composers.
Lexington Symphony has released details of its 2013-2014 season, which promises to pay tribute to distinguished composers like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. On the heeels of a season that saw several commissions, this season will carry the theme of "Music of Masters," according to a press release, and pay homage to classical music's most prized composers and musical geniuses. “After an incredibly successful 2012–2013 season participating in the celebrations for Lexington’s 300th anniversary by commissioning three unique works, Lexington Symphony is looking toward a new season featuring one of the most defining compositions in Western civilization,” said Music Director Jonathan McPhee, looking ahead to a …
Rounding up some of this weekend's goings on 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. 1. Jump Rhythm Jazz Project Where/When: National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington; 8 p.m., Friday, May 17 Why Go: Lexington's Dance Inn Productions adds a new twist to its annual National Tap Dance Day celebration with the Boston premiere of the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project. This Chicago-based, Emmy award-winning dance company, known for its exuberant, energy-explosive rhythm-making and passionate dance theatre, will present an evening concert. Pricing: $30 adults, $25 for students and seniors 2. …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
John Minigan’s “Concordance,” a play about obsessions of faith, passion and affection set in eighteenth century London, will be featured in a play reading that headlines the next Munroe Saturday Nights event on May 18.
The following information was provided on behalf of Munroe Saturday Nights. John Minigan’s “Concordance,” a play about obsessions of faith, passion and affection set in eighteenth century London, will be featured in a play reading that headlines the next Munroe Saturday Nights event on May 18. The drama focuses on 18th century Bible scholar Alexander Cruden who – armed with only a butter knife -- attempts to cut his way to freedom from London’s notorious Bethnal Green madhouse. Interrupted when Christiana, a 16-year-old blind girl, invades his cell to avoid the sexual advances of the madhouse under-keeper, Christiana discovers that the roots of Alexander’s madness reach back to a haunting secret he has worked for decades to escape. The …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
He'll receive $5,000 in a college savings account at a State House ceremony in May after his illustration of a beekeeper took first in the 9th Annual College Savings Art Competition, sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA).
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Rounding up some of this weekend's goings on 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. 1. HERB and DOROTHY A Documentary Film Where/When: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St, Lexington; 7 p.m., Friday, May 10 Why Go: It's a chance to meet Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, "the most important contemporary art collectors you have never hard of." According to the event description, he is a postal clerk, she is a librarian and their shared passion and discipline defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be a patron of the arts. Over four decades, the Vogels amassed their collection …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
From BBQ cook-offs to community sing-a-longs, a month’s worth of events, all captured on one calendar. And it starts today.
Back for a third year and looking better than ever, Revolutionary Revelry is rolling out a calendar of events aimed at attracting cultural tourists to spend time—and money—in Lexington during a merry month sandwiched between Patriots’ Day and summer vacation. “We have the history, we have the culture, we have the recreational resources,” say Dawn McKenna, of the Tourism Committee. “There’s nothing people could want that they can’t find here in Lexington, and Revolutionary Revelry is really designed to show that.” Like the Tourism Committee, Revolutionary Revelry is both facilitator and cheerleader. It encourages new cultural and activities and promotes existing events, bringing them all together in one, easy-to-market, package. This year…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Acclaimed folk musicians David Roth and Hugh Moffatt to appear in successive weeks.
Sunday, April 28
The following was provided on behalf of state Rep. Jay Kaufman, D-Lexington. State Rep. Jay Kaufman's award-winning public policy forum, "Open House", provides a special treat this month, with back to back folk concerts on Tuesday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 14, both to be held 7 p.m. at the historic Depot in Lexington Center. Joining Kaufman for the first Open House, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, will be singer/songwriter David Roth. Kaufman met Roth at WUMB radio's "Summer Acoustic Music Week" last August, took his songwriting class, enjoyed his music, appreciated his spontaneity, sense of humor and politics, and is thrilled to host him for an evening of song and celebration. Roth’s songs have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
More than 70 Lexington-affiliated artists will participate in the fifth annual Lexington Open Studios this weekend.
Dozens of Lexington-affiliated emerging and professional artists and artisans will be exhibiting across town from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, as part of the fifth annual Lexington Open Studios. Through this two-day event, 78 artists will discuss and demonstrate their work in home studios, at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society and at the Community Space at the Munroe Center for the Arts. For addresses and maps to all of the studios, click on the PDF posted to your right. Lexington Open Studios attendees will also have the chance to win a $250 gift certificate to purchase LOS art by picking up a ticket at all locations and then visiting any, or all, home studios to deposit the tickets in designated …