Author Events, an Ag Exhibit, International Music and Spooky Hayrides
Here's a roundup of five things to do this weekend in Concord, Bedford 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 around town.
1. EXHIBIT OPENING: "This Garden Spot of Concord, Mass:" Farming at Nine Acre Corner
Where/When: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St, Concord; 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5
Why Go: At the opening reception, speaker Kristin (Anderson) Emerson will reminisce about her grandmother, Esther Wheeler Anderson, and life on the Wheeler family farm at Nine Acre Corner. This exhibit, which features images, documents, manuscript materials, maps, aerial photographs and ephemera from the library's William Munroe Special Collections, is offered in collaboration with The Greatest Source of Wealth: Agriculture in Concord at the Concord Museum, Oct. 12 2012-March 17, 2013.
2. Lexington Community Education presents: Lunatic Heroes: A Celebration of the New Book by Anthony Martignetti
Where/When: Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5
Why Go: C. Anthony Martignetti is a psychotherapist and writer living in Lexington. He founded the Biscuit Box Theater Company, and the writers’ group, Souled Out Artists, who have been performing shows locally over the past seven years. But this evening is about Martignetti's forthcoming and highly anticipated collection of short stories, "Lunatic Heroes: Memories, Lies and Reflection."
Pricing: $5, and pre-registration is highly recommended. To do so, call Lexington Community Education to register using a MasterCard or VISA at 781-862-8043.
3. World On Stage To Present Eight World Music Concerts
Where/When: National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington; 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6
Why Go: World on Stage will present a Fall series of eight concerts showcasing international musical groups and solo artists representing Argentina, Bulgaria, Columbia, France, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, and the United States. This Saturday's concerts feature Pablo Mayor & Folklore Urbano at 7 p.m. and Newpoli, a folk music and dance outfit from Southern Italy, at 9 p.m.
4. Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr presents "Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame"
Where/When: The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord; 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7
Why Go: Ty Burr will read from "Gods Like Us" take questions from the audience, and sign copies of his book.
5. Spooky Hayrides - Free
Where/When: Wilson Farm, 10 Pleasant St, Lexington; 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7
Why Go: With the harvest nearly done for the season at theye've noticed lots of unusual activity in the fields at Wilson Farm. It seems a giant has taken up farming in our field, a monster is rumored to be eating whole tractors, and we even thought we saw a UFO crash the other day. Don't believe it? Hop on a tractor with our brave farm hands and see for yourself.