5 Things To Do This Week – 05/31/23

5 Things To Do This Week – 05/31/23

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*The Scandinavian Cultural Center and Newton Art Association team up for a New Members’ Show through June 25. The SCC’s Nordic Hall will once again host this exhibit and awards ceremony with refreshments and artists in attendance to discuss their work. Join the artists for a reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, June 4th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

*New Art Center hosts Drag Queen Story Hour with Missy Steak in celebration of Pride Month on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. After the story hour, NAC will have a make-and-take art activity for children. Parents and children of all ages are welcome to come. Also, check out Over the Rainbow, a Queer Intergenerational Exhibition of individual and collaborative artwork from children to elders on display at the New Art Corridor.

*Saturday, June 3rd at 1:00 pm, The Scandinavian Cultural Center presents a screening of Hidden Letters, the Best Norwegian Doc Award winner at the Bergen Film Festival. Hidden Letters centers on Nushu, a shared secret language used for thousands of years by women in China, who were often forced into oppressive marriages and forbidden to read or write. For movie information check out this link.

*Suzuki School of Newton celebrates Newton PorchFest, an afternoon of free music performed outside of people’s homes on Saturday, June 3, 2:30 – 6:00 pm. PorchFest is a welcoming event for the whole community to share the joy of playing and listening to music. The full schedule is available online with over 70 locations to choose from. 

*Suzuki School of Newton will showcase its most advanced students in a series of recitals on Sunday, June 4th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm located at The Union Church, Waban. Suzuki Showcase Recitals is a unique opportunity for the general public to enjoy a music event open to all generations of audience members, featuring specially selected top students of the school. Held in the Union Church in the heart of Waban, this venue is fully accessible and in close proximity to the MBTA Waban station. Click here for more information about this In-person event or the online viewing via Facebook live stream.

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