Five Things to do This Weekend
Folk dancing, plays at the Regent Theatre, a jazz concert and more to do in Arlington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Arlington 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 in Arlington and beyond:
1. Folk Dancing
- When/Where: Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., at Park Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington
- Why Go: Come learn to move to the world's music. Beginners, experienced dancers, singles, couples and groups always welcome. In a typical evening, several dances are taught or called, and most others can be followed by watching the leading dancers. It is not necessary to have previous dance experience or to attend with a partner.
- Price: $10
- When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m., at The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington
- Why Go: Alexander, King of Jesters, revives a cultural icon—the medieval fool. His period music, mind-bending sight gags, amazing stunts and wildly imaginative spirit transport audiences to another place and time. Alex has been seen on Showtime, PBS, and ‘America’s Got Talent, at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, and was introduced on Public Radio International as a ‘cultural ambassador’ for his tours in Russia.
- Price: $8
- When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m., at Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington
- Why Go: A free public talk on generating true and lasting love and compassion for yourself and others. This is accomplished though the alchemical thought called "the Wish for enlightenment", the mind that wishes to get enlightened as quickly as possible for the sake of all sentient beings. Having the Wish is way more than just being a nice guy or gal. What would it look like to have the Wish in our modern world?
- Price: Free
- When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., at The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington
- Why Go: Samantha thinks turning 40 is the scariest thing to happen to her. See what happens when a mysterious package arrives in this hilarious look at a full- blown mid life crisis. After all…everybody’s got MONSTERS!... don’t they?
- Price: $30
- When/Where: Sunday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m., at Saint John's Episcopal Church, 74 Pleasant St., Arlington
- Why Go: Don Hemwall's Jazz Ensemble provides the music for the 10 a.m. service. Healing Service at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday Church School at 10 a.m. All are welcome! First Sunday in Lent.
- Price: Free