Things To Do around Westwood This Weekend: Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7


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This weekend, see your neighbors shine on the stage! Westwood resident Thomasine Berg performs on the flute in a concert celebrating Jewish composers, Music by Mendelssohn, Bloch & Gershwin, in Newton. And Anaiya Chowdry takes to the stage in a Ramona Quimby production in Needham. At the same time, Westwood resident Elise Blanchard joins the cast of Something Rotten! in Walpole.

It's also time for the annual tradition of the Fishing Derby! Swing by Buckmaster Pond with your fishing gear for some fun, competition and prizes. 

Westwood Young Women's Club also marks another annual event - spring - with its Spring Celebration, designed for children aged 6 and under.

Check out these activities and more in the listings below. Have an event to share? Create an account to post your event for free, or upgrade it to a Featured Event to keep your event on top of the Westwood Minute Calendar page and home page event listings!


Music by Mendelssohn, Bloch, & Gershwin, - Sat May 6 3:00 pm

Leventhal Sidman Jewish Community Center

Delight in the music of the Jewish composers Felix Mendelssohn, Ernest Bloch, and George Gershwin. Performing the works are Border Colleagues, a collaboration of three virtuoso musicians from Canada, Spain, and the USA who connect across geographic boundaries to celebrate music-making together. Thomasine Berg of Westwood (Flute) is the former Boston Globe classical music editor, Michael Kevin Jones (Cello) played for the royal family as a student, and Bruce Vogt (Piano) appears throughout the world as a soloist and a chamber musician. [more details]

Other Events

Something Rotten! - Fri May 5 8:00 pm / Sat May 6 8:00 p.m. / Sun May 7 2:00 p.m.

Walpole Footlighters Playhouse

Renaissance playwrights Nick and Nigel Bottom are having trouble drawing audiences to their shows because some other guy named William Shakespeare is suddenly the toast of the London theater community. Their friend Nostradamus tells them that the future of the theater is something called “a musical”. Despite thinking the idea is preposterous, the desperate brothers agree to try it.   [more details]

Ramona Quimby - Fri May 5 8:00 pm / Sat May 6 2:00 p.m. / Sun May 7 2:00 p.m.

Newman Elementary School

Needham Community Theatre presents Ramona Quimby, based on the children’s books by Beverly Cleary. Ramona Quimby is a play filled with imagination, funny antics, family love and courage, and is a classic must-see for the whole family ages 5 and up!  [more details]

Fishing Derby - Sat May 6 7:00 am

Buckmaster Pond

From 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., drop by the Fishing Derby with your fishing gear for fun and a little competition.  [more details]

WYWC Spring Celebration - Sun May 7 9:00 am

Martha Jones School

The event features crafts and games designed for children ages six and under. Guests are invited to bring donations for the local food pantry. [more details]

Magic Ark Presents: The Pout Pout Fish - Sun May 7 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 pm

JCC Greater Boston

Theatreworks USA presents a musical with puppets and live performers who bring to life the New York Times bestselling storybook, The Pout Pout Fish. This performance is geared toward children aged 3 to 8. For tickets and more information, click here. [more details]

You're in the loop! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.

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