What's Going on this Weekend? (August 26 - 28)
A free concert and movie, music at a local pub, a folk dance party and a bike tour to Newton's This Old House sites tops the list of things to do this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you have no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your work-free time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and bars/restaurants/shops to explore, including some family-friendly options.
Where/When: Hyde Community Center Playground, 90 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands on Friday. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. In the case of rain, the movie will be held inside the gym.
Why Go: The whole family will enjoy this free concert and movie! Specific Gravity will perform rock music followed by Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (G).
Pricing: Free! Food, refreshments and ice cream will be sold at a reasonable price.
Where/When: Tommy Doyle’s Irish Pub, 349 Watertown St., Newton, on Thursday and Friday at 9 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: Get out and have a meal or a drink while listening to live acoustic performances on Thursday and Friday, karaoke on Saturday, or a blues jam on Sunday evening.
Pricing: The cost of food and/or drinks.
Where/When: Whole Foods Market, 916 Walnut St., Newton Highlands, on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Purchase hot dogs, hamburgers and more while 100 percent of the proceeds go towards funding the a Newton 9/11 memorial, which will honor those from Newton who perished on September 11, 2001.
Pricing: Hot dogs and hamburgers sold at a reasonable price.
Where/When: First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington St., Newton, on Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.
Why Go: There will be participatory folk dancing for all levels and international music by Slow Goat to China at this folk dance party put on by the Folk Arts Center of New England.
Pricing: $12 general admission, $10 for FAC members and $7 for students.
Where/When: Meet in the shady parkway opposite 46 Kingswood Rd., Auburndale, on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Why Go: Join local architect Jane Galli for a bike tour that will explore This Old House sites in Newton, going back three decades. This two-hour bike tour, with approximately one hour and 15 minutes of biking, covers a distance of eight miles, starting in Auburndale and ending in Oak Hill.
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