5 Things To Do This Week – 01/10/24

5 Things To Do This Week – 01/10/24

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*Newton Art Association hosts an online demonstration of Carol Pelletier on Thursday, January 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Pelletier is the chair of Fine Arts and professor of art at Endicott College and teaches all levels of painting at Endicott. Carol has taught multiple workshops on painting and cold wax methods at some of New England’s well-known art institutions such as the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill on Cape Cod, Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA, the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts. Zoom information is available here.

*Join The Scandinavian Cultural Center on Saturday, January 13th at 1:00 pm for a screening of the film The Emigrants, based on Vilhelm Moberg’s much-loved suite of novels. The Emigrants was previously adapted in 1971 by Jan Troell into an Academy Award-nominated classic. It tells the story of Kristina Nilsson, a mother who leaves poverty-stricken Sweden with her family in the 1850s on a long, dangerous journey to find a better life for herself and her children in America. Tickets are available here.

*Newton Baroque presents Lamentations, a concert on Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 pm. This presentation features the setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah written by Giovanni Paolo Colonna (1637-1695). While Colonna is not so well known today, he was a highly sought-after composer in the mid to late 17th Century and wrote for the court in Ferrara, Modena, Florence, and the Hapsburg Court in Vienna. His musical style is creative, evocative, and very expressive. Listen to this sought-after composer played by the sought-after musicians of Newton Baroque.

*Men wishing to sing in the Highland Glee Club should attend an open rehearsal on Tuesday, January 15th from 7:00 – 9:30 pm in the Great Hall at Grace Episcopal Church. Experience the camaraderie, fulfillment, and joy of singing in a historic men’s ensemble. 

*Tuesday, January 16th from 12 pm to 2 pm The Allen Center hosts a Winter Market from The Good Food Farm, weather permitting. Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables such as beets, carrots, kohlrabi, potatoes, red and green cabbage, turnips, microgreens, apples, and multiple types of squash. There will also be(e) honey, pickled beets, pickled carrots, applesauce, pasture-raised eggs, and organic popcorn – Click the link below to learn more about The Good Food Farm’s organic practices and weekly offerings. 

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