This is our pick of the best
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Arlington: The third annual Inventgenuity Festival, presented by Beam Camp, features engaging hands-on activities for kids, such as investigating the common DNA digital technology and manual mechanisms, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. Free. 781-648-6220, www.beamcamp.com/inventgenuity.
Lexington: The blizzard-post-poned “Rum & Revolution: A Spirited Historical Romp,” an evening of music, history and rum featuring period actors Jeremy Bell and Lawrence Young and the Lexington Historical Society’s Colonial Singers that whisks the audience back to the 1700s, is slated for 8 p.m. Friday in the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $10; reservations required. 781-862-1703, ww.lexingtonhistory.org.
Needham: The fifth edition of Needham’s Art in Bloom show, featuring mixed-media works by Needham High art students based on floral designs by Beth Shalom Garden Club members, begins Friday with examples on exhibit noon to 4 p.m. at Town Hall, the high school and the senior center, and goes on full display Sat-urday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and next Sunday, 1-4 p.m., at Needham Free Public Library. 781-455-7559, www.needhamartin-bloom.com.