5 Things To Do This Week – 03/02/22
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*New Art Center presents an Artist Talk with Illustrator Stephanie Osser. Engage with Osser on Friday, March 4th at 6:00 p.m. as she shares the unique art form of creating Lithophanes. When back-lit these three-dimensional translucent porcelain plaques reveal detailed images. Register for this “enlightening” artist talk here.
*The Scandinavian Cultural Center hosts a screening of The Most Beautiful Boy in the World on Saturday, March 5th at 1:00 p.m. In 1971 at the world premiere of Death in Venice in London, Italian director Luchino Visconti proclaimed Björn Andrésen, the teen star of his latest film, “The most beautiful boy in the world.” This is the story of a boy who was thrust to international stardom for his iconic look and lived a life of glamor. 50 years later, Björn looks back. Purchase your tickets here to see “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World.”
*Join the Suzuki School of Newton for their 2022 Scholarship Benefit Concert on Sunday, March 6th at 4:00 p.m. Featuring students, faculty, and special guests performing works by Florence Price, Nat Penn, Ben Peterson, and more. Tickets benefit a need-based scholarship fund that ensures students are able to learn music regardless of their financial situation. Support the scholarship fund by purchasing tickets here.
*Explore the intersection of Delta Blues and the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance in a live virtual event with The Newton Free Library on Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening with performer Robin O’Herin filled with live music, interactive poetry readings, and a slideshow with Q & A to follow. Register for this historically rich virtual concert here.
*In honor of Women’s History Month Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library host bestselling author, Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, to learn about her new book Walk With Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer. Join a virtual author talk on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m. as part of the series- Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton. Register here to “walk with” Fannie Lou Hamer; the civil rights leader, women’s rights activist, and voice of the unheard.