Jul 25, 2014

The Velveteen Rabbit, a Winter Solstice Event, Music and More

A peek at five local events this weekend around Bedford, Concord and Lexington.

The Velveteen Rabbit, a Winter Solstice Event, Music and More The Velveteen Rabbit, a Winter Solstice Event, Music and More

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. 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.

1. Musketaquid 2012 Winter Solstice
Where/When: Old Calf Pasture, 240 Lowell Rd, Concord; 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21
Why Go: It's a chance to gather around the blazing riverside solstice fire with warm song and good friendship to celebrate light on this darkest night.
Pricing: Free

2. A Musical Tribute To Rock Guitar HeroesWhere/When:Concord's Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Sq, Concord; 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21  Why Go: It's a show featuring Tom Yates on guitar and vocals, Rick Maida on bass and Mike Avery on drums.
Pricing: Free

3. Holiday MarketWhere/When: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St, Lexington; 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22 Why Go: Because you can finish off your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts from the Lexington Arts and Crafts society's artisan guilds.
Pricing: Free 'til you buy

4. Live MusicWhere/When: Nourish, 1727 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22 Why Go: Because Tim Gartland and Tom West preform live at Nourish.   
Pricing: Free 'til you eat or drink.

5. The Velveteen RabbitWhere/When: The Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley St, Boston; 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23 Why Go: Now in its fourth season, this enchanting play featuring puppetry combined with live actors to create a magical experience for people of all ages, the Velveteen Rabbit focuses on the power of love and companionship.
Pricing: $10


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