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Brookline: The Uptown Swing Dance features live music and lessons Saturday, starting with tips from 8:15 to 9 p.m. and then dancing until midnight, at 1615 Beacon St. $15; $10 students. 617-277-2975, www.hoptothebeat.com.
Concord: The volunteer-run Monday Contras Dance Community hosts another of its weekly events, featuring partnered folk dancing led by a caller and accompanied by a live band, and held in an old converted barn, Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Scout House, 74 Walden St. No prior experience is required. $8; full-time students ages 22 and younger, $5. 978-369-3455, www.mondaycontras.com.
Concord: At the Verrill Farm Corn and Tomato Festival, taste many varieties of tomatoes and corn, and samples of corn and tomato dishes made in the farm stand kitchen, while also enjoying live music by Monadnock Bluegrass, hayrides, and pony rides Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 11 Wheeler Road. $8.50, $4.50 for children under age 10; admission fee includes tastings. 978-369-4494, www.verrillfarm.com.
Lexington: The Lexington Bicentennial Band performs marches, show tunes, Dixieland, and classical arrangements Tuesday, 7:15 p.m., at the Hastings Park Bandstand, Massachusetts Avenue and Worthen Road. Free; bring a blanket or chair, picnic dinner, and bug spray. 781-862-0500, www.lexbicband.org.