5 Things To Do This Week – 02/16/22
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*Don’t miss tonight’s conversation! Join Zamir Chorale of Boston, Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. for part 2 of the online series A Choral Rainbow. This virtual event features recorded choral performances and conversations with the conductors of diverse and under-represented communities including The Dallas Street Choir, The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus, and The Philadelphia Heritage Chorale. Expose yourself to music representing different cultures, ethnicities, and ways of thinking with a Choral Rainbow.
*The Scandinavian Cultural Center presents a film screening of The Pact on Friday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m. Follow the tale of Out of Africa author Karen Blixen as she offers a Faustian bargain and promises of stardom to poet Thorkild Bjørnvig. Reserve your tickets for Director Bille August’s adaptation of Bjørnvig’s bestselling memoir, The Pact.
*The Newton Free Library also presents Racism, Not Race with Joseph L. Graves and Alan H. Goodman, a virtual book talk on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Drawing on evidence from both natural and social science, Graves and Goodman dismantle the myth of gene-based racial difference and demonstrate that the ideology of racism created races. Racism, Not Race shows readers why antiracist principles are both just and backed by sound science. Register for this enlightening discussion on Racism here.
*Check out The Newton Free Library’s newest gallery exhibitions with two incredible artists working in encaustic and mixed media on display now through February 28. Seeing Color by Hilary Hanson Bruel on exhibit in the Main Hall explores the ways in which we see, experience, and communicate color. Kay Hartung’s Micro Visions in the gallery space is a fascination with the beauty and complexity of the microscopic world. Don’t miss “Seeing Color” in these enchanting encaustic artworks.
*The First Church in Chestnut Hill proudly presents The Intimate Chopin, a solo piano performance by Kathryn Rosenbach. View this recording anytime as part of the First Church in Chestnut Hill’s Words+Music Series. Get intimate with Chopin here.