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5 Things to Do This Weekend: Aug. 27-28

Comedy workshop, movies in the park, and history comes to life this weekend.

It’s Thursday, the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around your town.



  • When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 27 at Barefoot Books on Thoreau Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: Kids can hone their comedy skills through joke telling and improvisational theater games.
  • Pricing: Free




  • When/Where: Hartwell Tavern in Lincoln, Saturday, Aug. 27, 12 p.m.
  • Why Go: Meet a 1770s magistrate and constable as they hold court for a motley group of offenders.
  • Pricing: Free




  • When/Where: Saturday night, 8 p.m., Robbins Farm Park on Eastern Avenue in Arlington.
  • Why Go: Enjoy a movie outside in the park with friends.
  • Pricing: Free admission, refreshments sold



  • When/Where: Orchard House on Lexington Road, on Saturday, Aug. 27, ay 4:45 p.m.
  • Why Go: Go back in time with the Alcott family and any number of their famous friends. 
  • Pricing: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and college students, $8 for youth 6-17, $4 for youth 2-6, $30 for a whole family.




  • When/Where: The Buckman Tavern on Bedford Street, and the Hancock-Clarke House on Hancock Street in Lexington. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.
  • Why Go: See Lexington's most historic homes from the Colonial era.
  • Pricing: $10 for adults, $6 for children.

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