Blues, Tributes, an Art Demonstration and More
Here's a look at five things to do this weekend in and around Concord.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Concord 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 Concord and beyond.
1. Free Fun Fridays at the Fruitlands Museum
Where/When: 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard; 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10
Why Go: Because it's a free opportunity to rediscover the Fruitlands Museum.
2. Toni Lynn Washington with the Workingman's Band
Where/When: Concord's Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Sq.; 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10
Why Go: To see vocalist Toni Lynn Washington, known as Boston's Queen of the Blues, perform jazz and R&B with the Workingman's Band lineup of Tom Yates, Rick Maida and Mike Avery.
3. Merrimack Valley Jazz Festival
Where/When: 300 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Lowell; 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 (doors open at 2 p.m.)
Why Go: The festival, held at Tsongas Center Park with the Merrimack River as the backdrop, features an exciting mix of powerhouse big bands, as well as, small more intimate ensembles, providing music lovers with many different sides of jazz.
4. Gilmours Breakfast
Where/When: NARA Park, 25 Ledgerock Way, Acton; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11
Why Go: Becuase it's New England's Premier Pink Floyd tribute band right up the road at NARA Park.
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.