1. SEE EASTERN-INSPIRED ART “Views from the East,” a show featuring artists who draw inspiration from the traditions of Eastern cultures, will be on display through March 10 at Three Stones Gallery, 115 Commonwealth Ave., Concord. Visit threestonesgallery.com or call 978-254-5932..

2. DISCOVER ENGINEERS WEEK Engage in some everyday engineering by constructing and creating with repurposed and recycled materials, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 19-20, at The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St. in Acton. This is a drop-in event and free with admission. Call 978-264-4200 or visit discoveryacton.org.

3. BE A WIZARD OR A WITCH Climb aboard The Hogwarts Express, 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 20-24, at Oliver’s Wands and Wizarding Wares, 60 Main St. in Maynard. Wizards and Witches, ages 8 to 14 years old can attend Magick Academy for five fun-filled mornings. Cost is $45 per day and includes all materials. For information call Lady Tara, 866-411-2525, Ext.2

4. WATCH A PLAY The Concord Players present “You Can’t Take It With You, 8 p.m., Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24 and 2 p.m., Feb. 18, at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, 51 Walden St. in Concord. When Penny, the Sycamores’ daughter, falls in love with the boss’s son, hilarity and fireworks ensue. Tickets are $24. Visit concordplayers.org or call 978-369-2990.

5. GO UNDER THE SEA Playtime Theater presents “The Little Mermaid,” at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 17, at Concord Youth Theatre, 358 Baker Ave. in Concord. Concord Youth Theatre actors will perform new versions of familiar children’s stories, complete with a singalong. Cost is $5 at the door. Suggested for ages 2 to 9. Visit concordyouththeatre.org.


Do you have a suggestion for 5 Things? Please email the details, with a photo if you have one, to beacon-villager@wickedlocal.com. Visit the Randall Library in Stow or the Maynard Public Library for discounted passes to some of the venues.