5 Things To Do This Week – 02/07/24

5 Things To Do This Week – 02/07/24

Newton Cultural Alliance | Highlights Arts & Culture | Things To Do |

*Join Daniel Dain & Peter Vanderwarker at The Allen Center on Thursday, February 8th at 7:30 pm for an intriguing conversation about the central role that density, diversity, and good urban design play in the success of cities like Boston. A Book Talk for A History of Boston includes an evening of delightful entertainment moderated by Lauren Graves, Asst. Curator of Special Collections at Boston Athenaeum. Register in advance for your free ticket to talk here.

*Celebrate the Year of the Dragon on Sunday, February 11th at 12:00 pm with The New Art Center. This fun, FREE all-ages event for the Lunar New Year is meant to bring growth, progress, and abundance. Art educators will lead participants through different make-and-take activities and performances will include music, dance, and a gayageum player. For a full program visit the New Art Center’s fire-breathing website.

*Come hear the wonderful Musicians Concert by the First Unitarian Universalist Society at the FUUSN Sanctuary on Sunday, February 11th at 2:00 pm. This concert is a fundraiser for the UU Urban Ministry. You’ll hear classical chamber music by renowned pianist Lois Shapiro, as well as performances by Paul Antonucci and Debra Minard. Of course, the intrepid FUUSN Band will be rocking the house. Come and enjoy the fantastic array of musical styles and moods: classical works, bluegrass tunes, jazz, and more.

*Don’t miss Suzuki School of Newton’s Diversity In Classical Music performance on Sunday, February 11th at  2:30 pm at The Strand Theater in Dorchester. Suzuki School of Newton will present a K-12 performance of an original composition on the theme of diversity in classical music. This performance highlights the voices and stories of the community, continuing the work of making classical music a bridge toward equity. The performance will be followed by an open community dialogue led by Daniel Bernard Roumain and the Suzuki School of Newton and Project STEP directors to help chart a path forward. The performance and community dialogue are free and open to the public.

*Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra’s Conifer Quartet performs on Sunday, February 11th at 3:00 pm at The Allen Center. Their second concert in the Salon Series brings back the Conifer Quartet made up of Pro Arte’s fantastic group of string players. They present a program featuring favorites for string quartet by Haydn, Milhaud, and Beethoven. Get your tickets now for this intimate performance at The Allen Center.

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