It’s Friday, and you’ve been working for the weekend. So Patch is coming to the rescue with some of your best bets for spending your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Concord and Lexington and beyond.
Where/When: , 1403 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8
Why Go: It's an open house at the Munroe Center for the Arts. In the Ceramics Studio, Carmela Goguen and friends and students will be having their annual Throw-a-Thon to make bowls for the December charity event, Empty Bowls. The rest of the building will be open with representation by the Dance Inn, Lexington School of Ballet, Lexington Music School, and demonstrations by Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do.
Where/When:, 1403 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8
Why Go: Betty’s Bounce, a local jazz trio performing the evocative, toe-tapping music known as ‘Gypsy Jazz,’ will kick off the third season of the Munroe Saturday Nights performing arts series, according to Munroe.
Where/When: , 9 Piper Rd, Lexington; 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 9
Why Go: Professor Jacob Meskin, academic director of Hebrew College’s Me’ah program, will present a free public lecture and discussion on a particularly interesting moment in the history of modern Jewry: the entrance of Jews into the public life of the European nation-state.
Where/When: , 100 Newbury Ct, Concord; 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9
Why Go: Bonnie Fins Stoddard, a representational painter, will present 30 oil paintings that are floral, landscapes, and still lifes at the assisted living facility where her parents moved from Florida.
Where/When: , 65 Main St, Concord; 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9
Why Go: Local author Ilie Ruby (author of The Language of Trees) celebrates her most recent novel, The Salt God's Daughter, at a book launch Sunday afternoon at the Concord Bookshop.