October 2, 2008

Weekend’s Best

Gobble gobble

Don't let the rain keep you at home. Go out for a turkey dinner at the Isaac Winslow House Saturday night, a tradition at the house since the 1920s. Each table will have its own turkey to carve. The Winslow House is the ancestral home of Marshfield's founding family. $35, $15 children to age 14. Webster at Careswell streets, Marshfield. 781-837-5753, www.winslowhouse.org.

Marvelous Mavis

Harvard Square's venerable Club Passim celebrates its 50th anniversary with a concert starring soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples. Joining her are bluesman Christ Smither and the quintet Ollabelle. Proceeds will benefit Passim Center's Archive Project. The show begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sanders Theater. $50. 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-496-2222, www.clubpassim.org.

Leafing through

The Art Complex Museum hosts another of its popular tea ceremonies at Wind in the Pines Hut. It's the last one of the series and it takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday. Be sure to see the museum's exhibit, "Artists and Books," a showcase of handmade books by printmakers, photographers, painters and sculptors who use all kinds of materials to create books with pleasing and surprising results. 189 Alden St., Duxbury. 781-934-6634, www.artcomplex.org.

Native son

Actor Jim Cooke of Quincy, whose specialty is creating portraits of historical figures, performs a benefit for the Church of the Presidents Saturday with his one-man show, "John Quincy Adams: A Spirit Unconquerable." The event, which is a fundraiser for maintenance and restoration of the building, includes a cash bar and tours of the crypt where John Quincy, his wife Louisa and parents John and Abigail are interred. $25. 7:30 p.m. 1306 Hancock St., Quincy. 617-821-4073.

Elmo's folly

Sesame Street's Elmo raised a sunflower that he named Sunny, but his impatience gets the better of him and he joins forces with pals Zoe and Telly to cast a spell to make Sunny grow faster. Alas, the spell has the opposite effect not on Sunny, but on Elmo and his friends, who begin to shrink. Find out what happens next at Sesame Street Live - Elmo's Green Thumb. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. $14.50- $25.50. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

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