Weekend Planner: POPS Night, Bike Ride, Children's Theatre
Here's a look at the weekend ahead for July 27-29.
Here's a look at what's happening around the area this weekend.
1. Concerts on the Common: Pops Night with the Milestones Big Band
Where/When: Norwood Town Common; Sunday, July 29, 7 p.m.
Why Go: The Norwood Concerts on the Common series continues with a performance by the Milestones Big Band at Pops Night this week. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy good music and good company.
2. "Bike Optional" Bike Ride in Boston
Where/When: Meet at Norwood Central MBTA station, Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m.
Why Go: Join the Bicycle Club of Norwood for a beginner's ride on the Esplanade in Boston. Meet at Norwood Central train station in time to catch the 11:10 a.m. train to Boston. All riders welcome - you will sign a waiver and join the club (free) before the ride. Riders without bikes, or those curious to try the Hubway system, will rent Hubway bikes at Charles/MGH T station. The ride will proceed along the Esplanade via the Paul Dudley Warner bike path at a very leisurely pace. Riders pay all incidental costs: $4 cash for parking at Norwood Central if needed, $13.50 cash for train fare; bring credit or debit card for T fare ($5) and Hubway bike rental ($11). Back at Norwood Central by 3:53 p.m.
Pricing: Free registration here, riders pay incidental costs
3. Live Irish Music at The Raven's Nest
Where/When: The Raven's Nest, Walpole; Sunday, 4-7 p.m.
Why Go: A neighborhood hot spot, The Raven's Nest combines a traditional Irish pub's warmth and coziness with a contemporary and comfortable full service restaurant. The menu offers an array of contemporary cuisine and upscale pub fare, with daily specials and offerings, over 15 different draft beers, an extensive wine list and many signature cocktails. Stop in on Sundays for live Irish music with your food and drink.
Pricing: Menu pricing available here
4. "Treasure Island" by the Walpole Children's Theatre
Where/When: 2 Scout Road, East Walpole; Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, 7 p.m.
Why Go: Check out the Walpole Children's Theatre production of "Treasure Island" from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Joseph George Caruso. Walpole Children's Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Walpole, offering education in the theatre arts.
Pricing: $12 for adults, $8 for children and seniors
5. Blue Hills Brewery Tours
Where/When: Blue Hills Brewery, Canton; Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday 2-6 p.m.
Why Go: Blue Hills Brewery makes great tasting beers inspired by the elements and nature around; embracing the rich history of the Blue Hills and the South Shore. Stop by the brewery for a complimentary tour and tasting, held every weekend.