There's a lot going on this weekend here in Concord. Here are a few suggestions on fun — and festive — weekend activities.
1. Concord Women's Chorus Holiday Concert, "Lights of Memory"
When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 17, Trinity Episcopal Church, 2 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy the holiday atmosphere with selections including Vaughn Williams' "Magnificat," Arvo Part’s "Peace Upon You, Jerusalem," works by Rutter, holiday favorites, and carol sing-along.
Pricing: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, $15 for children under 12
2. Phyllis Fallon with the Workingman's Jazz Band
When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 17, Concord's Colonial Inn, 8 p.m.
Why Go: Phyllis Fallon lends her voice to popular songs from the 1930s-1950s, accompanied by Tad Hitchcock, Rick Maida, and Dave Hurst.
3. Amahl and the Night Visitors
When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 18, Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord, 2 p.m.
Why Go: Lose yourself in this one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. This program also includes "Second Shepherds' Play," a medieval mystery adapted and directed by Robert Runck.
Pricing: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students
4. Hanukkah Fun at Barefoot Books
When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 18, Barefoot Books, 3 p.m.
Why Go: Bring the kids to learn about and prepare for the start of Hanukkah with stories, and make a felt menorah and Star of David cards.
5. What Happened to Jacob Marley?
When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 18, 58 Monument Square, 5 p.m.
Why Go: Theatre With a Twist presents this suspenseful murder mystery based on characters from the classic tale "A Christmas Carol."