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. Concord Orchestra: The Transcendentalists
Where/When: The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden St., Concord; 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19
Why Go: To see the Concord Orchestra open its 60th anniversary season with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work, Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations, a triple concerto in which the instruments represent the voices of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott, all central figures in Concord’s transcendentalist movement.
Pricing: $30 for adults, $25 for senior citizens and $10 for students
2. Cradles to Crayons Collects at Concord Swap
Where/When: Concord DPW; 133 Keyes Road, Concord; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19
Why Go: Concord Swap is partnering with Cradles to Crayons to collect new and like-new essential children's items that will help children living in homeless or low-income situations have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued.
3. Acton Open Studios
Where/When: (see map); 12 to 5 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20
Why Go: Because 15 Acton artists will open their studios and homes to show their paintings, drawings, pottery, jewelry, photos, judaica knitting and more.
4. Giuliani's Friends: A debut concert series by Robert Bekkers and Ellyses Kuans
Where/When: Trinitarian Congregational Church 54 Walden St., Concord; 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19
Why Go: To step back into early 19th century musical virtuosity with Giuliani’s Friends, a concert devoted to famed composer Mauro Giuliani and his legendary peers, performed by Ellyses Kuan on piano and Robert Bekkers on guitar.
Pricing: $20, $15 for students
5. Concord Area CROP Walk for the Hungry
Where/When: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road; 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20
Why Go: Because, locally, the CROP Walk supports Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry, Mt. Calvary Community Meal, Bedford Community Table/Pantry, Open Table Concord, Open Table Maynard, Maynard Food Pantry, Sudbury Community Food Pantry, Gaining Ground, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, and Townsend Ecumenical Outreach. Get more details here.