Five Things to do This Weekend: Jan. 13-15
Shows at the Regent Theatre, a basketball game, drumming classes and goat yard visiting hours.
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.
- When/Where: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St.
- Why Go: Magic For Smart People will make you believe in the impossible again while making you smile and laugh. Bob has bewitched audiences from New England to the Virgin Islands with his easy manner, clever dialogue, and a hat and handful of tricks, captivating youngsters and oldsters alike. Audiences are amazed, delighted and mystified by this magician who weaves stories and slapstick humor around clever magic tricks.
- When/Where: 7 p.m., Friday, at Arlington High School, 869 Massachusetts Ave.
- Why Go: Support the Arlington High School basketball boys when they receive Reading this Friday.
- Price: Free
- When/Where: 4 p.m., Saturday, at Pleasant Street and Massachusetts Avenue
- Why Go: Do you have some prior experience with a doumbek but want to learn more? This class will help refine what you know and challenge your skills. This class will cover some rhythms from the Middle East and Central Asia, in both their bare forms and with various types of rhythmic ornamentation to keep them fresh and exciting. This is part of a continuing cycle of doumbek drumming classes operating in four-week segments.
- Price: $89
- When/Where: 11 a.m., Sunday, at The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St.
- Why Go: The this performance of The Dragon King by The Tanglewood Marionettes is an underwater fantasy based on a Chinese folktale about a wise grandmother who ventures to the bottom of the sea in search of the Dragon King. At the start of the story, the Dragon King has forsaken the land above and allowed a terrible drought to persist. Filled with colorful creatures, bravery, kindness and friendship, Tanglewood Marionette’s production of The Dragon King is a heart-warming tale that will thrill young and old alike. This story is appropriate for toddlers on up.
- Price: $5
When/Where: 1 p.m., Sunday, at 52 Lowell St., Lexington
Why Go: Meet some friendly, gentle goats. Visiting is great fun for all ages. Donations would be gladly accepted.