5 Things To Do This Week – 04/06/22

5 Things To Do This Week – 04/06/22

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*Join New Art Center for a Night Out with New Art on Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. Manisha Trivedi guides an informal and fun evening of the history and practice of henna, a temporary body art made from dye prepared with organic powder, essential oils, sugar, and water. Register here for your Night Out ticket that covers materials and two glasses of wine.

*All are welcome at the First Unitarian Universalist Society’s Musicians Concert live Sunday, April 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the FUUSN Sanctuary. This year’s concert is a fundraiser for the UU Urban Ministry with renowned pianist Lois Shapiro, saxophonist and composer Geoff Wadsworth, and the intrepid FUUSN Band. Check here for more info about rocking out with FUUSN. 

*Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston presents Spring Winds, a colorful concert of its virtuosic wind quintet. This fifth installment of the Salon Series is in person at the Allen Center for Arts and Culture on Sunday, April 10th at 3:00 p.m. Purchase tickets here for Spring Winds live or get a streaming pass to watch from home.

*Join the Newton Free Library for a virtual presentation Monday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. by Michael Frank, Curator-in-Chief of the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA). Frank will examine key works from their collection to discern How Art Reflects Adversity. The Museum is the only institution in the world that is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all its forms. Register for this virtual event to hear more about adverse art.

*Historic Newton hosts a virtual lecture, Exploring ‘Defective Delinquency’ Laws on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. Between 1911 and 1971 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – and dozens of states like it – passed a series of laws that empowered officials to indefinitely imprison people with intellectual disabilities who the state believed were “likely to commit crimes.” Register here for a virtual presentation to hear the personal stories of those who were imprisoned under the law.

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