Weekend Calendar: Are You an Ant or a Grasshopper?

The Ant and the Grasshopper. Image credit.

This gorgeous fall just goes on and on and on, no? Today’s winds and the rains may change all that but it’s been hard to ant when all one wants to do is grasshopper. Best idea, perhaps, is to do a little bit of both. Here are some ideas for your weekend.

The Owl also wants to highlight that live theatre is back (you will see Weston Friendly highlighted below). We went to see Hadestown at the Boston Opera House on Wednesday and WOW what a show. Sunday is the last day for that Broadway in Boston show and I would go no matter if you’re in a single seat up in the rafters. The Vokes Players in Wayland is performing The Price by Arthur Miller and Sense and Sensibility is up in Concord (see last week’s calendar). The family-friendly The Old Man and the Old Moon starts this weekend at The Umbrella in Concord. The Newton Nomadic Theatre has three more shows added of Miss Delta Township next weekend–the show sold out last week and you’ll want to get tickets now.

Also Cheap Trick is up in Lowell on Sunday. Here, I’ll just leave this link here in case you want to sing along while reading the rest of today’s Ant & Grasshopper. Love ya, Gen X.

Friday, November 12, 2021

(Grasshopper): ‘All Together Now’ by The Weston Friendly Society. Weston Friendly Society, Weston’s beloved community theater, is back with the 2021-22 season opener, “All Together Now!” this weekend at Weston Town Hall. This delightful show brings together many iconic musical numbers, including such kid favorites as “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast,” “Tomorrow” from “Annie,” and “Consider Yourself” from Oliver!” Performances will take place on Friday, November 12 at 7:30pm and Saturday, November 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the website here. Note that Friday night’s performance will also be live-streamed for those who prefer to sit on their own couch to sing “Be Our Guest” at the top of their lungs. No comment.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

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(Grasshopper): Arlington Open Studios and Porchfest, 11 am-5 pm. Yes, it’s Arlington’s turn to show off their artists and craftspeople and musicians. And some poets. And a book sale and “decommissioned art” sale at the Robbins Library. Level up, Arlington! More information here.

(Ant): Resident Shredding from 9 am-1 pm. This is your very last chance to shred residents this year. Legally, anyway. Oh all right, it’s for paper, and you can bring vast quantities of it, or small quantities of it, to the Weston Police Department parking lot and the fiber will fly. More information here on the Owl.

(Ant): Fix-It First Workshop: Knife Sharpening, 1:30-3:30 pm at the Art & Innovation Center. I sense a theme here in Weston of sharp tools and cutting up stuff. Seriously, this is a great way to learn how to sharpen all kinds of tools and clippers and stuff. Officially, you will be learning about metals, edges and sharpening. Bring your dull knives, scissors, chisels, planes, hedge clippers, shovels, etc. or just come empty handed to watch and learn. Remember, turkey carving cometh and so do your relatives (kidding, people, kidding). This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

(Grasshopper): Something in the Air Art Ramble, Concord, all day. This is the last day to visit the Hapgood Wright Forest in Concord to see their outdoor art installation, including a work called “Breathing” by Weston artist Paul Angiolillo. You can see the works and read the artists statements online but why would you? Go out and be surprised. Park on Walden Street and follow the Emerson-Thoreau amble and view the always-lovely Fairyland Pond.

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