5 Things To Do This Week – 01/25/23
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*The Newton Cultural Alliance welcomes children and their families to An Invitation to Imagine. This program will take families inside the Allen Homestead on Thursday, January 26 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm for a new educational program that shares its history. Look 150 years back to what it would have been like to live and learn at the Allen home. Guests will explore the history and learn about the family, the students, the school, and the unique curriculum. Please register here for this free program.
*Join Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm for Arnold Hiatt: Visionary Businessman as part of the Newton History Series. The president and chief executive officer of Stride Rite Corp, Hiatt spent two decades as one of the most influential and successful corporate executives in the last half of the 20th century. Learn how this longtime Newton resident, launched the nation’s first corporate on-site child care center, led a national campaign finance reform effort, and played a leading role in Sen. Eugene McCarthy’s Presidential primary campaign. Register here to get an inside look at his amazing life with Barry Wanger, author of Arnold Hiatt: Turning Business into a Force for Good.
*Newton Theatre Company’s all-woman cast presents St. Joan on Thursday, January 26- Saturday, January 28, a high-spirited, stripped-bare production of Shaw’s classic play about Joan of Arc played by Regan Sims. Get your tickets for this timeless tale of the rise and fall of Joan of Arc, 15th century French mystic and soldier.
*Bundle up for some wintery fun at the WinterFEST Soup Social hosted by the Hyde Community Center on Saturday, January 28 at 5:30 pm. Hot bowls of soup provided by local restaurants and served by Newton notables will keep attendees warm as they enjoy live music from the Eli Cash Band. Other entertainment includes glow-in-the-dark hula hoops, Olaf from Frozen, and just added is a visit from Brighter Ignited- An Interactive Public Art Work from Jewish Arts Collaborative. Check out Newton Community Pride’s full schedule for more info about WinterFEST 2023.
*The Newton Cultural Alliance presents Classical with a Twist: Dreamscapes on Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 pm. Allison-Yoshie Eldredge, Artist-in-Residence of The Allen Center hosts another chamber concert with Max Levinson on piano and Newton New England Conservatory Prep School young virtuosos. Enjoy this relaxed event in the historical setting of The Allen Center. A conversation between artists, special guests, and audience members “Dreamscapes” showcases excellent classical music with socially-relevant culture. Don’t sleep on purchasing your reduced-price tickets for Dreamscapes here.