The weekend has arrived, but you’ve got no idea what you’re going to do? Patch is coming to the rescue with your best bets for the done-work-outta-here time.Check out our picks for activities you won’t want to miss this weekend:
1. "The Climate Crisis: Why Only a Movement Can Save Us"
Where/When: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25
Why Go: Craig Altemose, executive director of the Better Future Project, will kick-off a new speaker series focusing on solutions to the climate crisis with this program on "Why Only a Movement Can Save Us."
2. 'Side Show' Opens at Emerson Umbrella
Where/When: Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow St., Concord; 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25
Why Go: An award-winning but rarely staged musical, “Side Show” follows the lives of co-joined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton as their circus act rises to fame during the Depression.
3. Discover West Concord Day
Where/When: Throughout West Concord; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26
Why Go: West Concord will be sprawling with sales, art studio openings, whiskey fests, live music, demonstrations and more. Get all of the aweseome details here.
Pricing: Free 'til you buy something
4. Illustrator Jerry Pinkney To Speak at the Concord Free Public Library
Where/When: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St, Concord; 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26
Why Go: Author and illustrator, Jerry Pinkney, will give the 2013 Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture, an annual talk established four years ago by the Riedel family in memory of Leslie.
5. Ay: The Book Launch
Where/When: Home of the Concord Poetry Center and the Emerson Umbrella For The Arts 40 Stow Street, Concord; 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27
Why Go: Celebrate the launch of a new book from Joan Houlihan, one of 40 authors ---- and 26 events -- celebrating the written and spoken word over the two-week Concord Festival of Authors.