5 Things To Do This Week – 06/28/23

5 Things To Do This Week – 06/28/23

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

*Lunch-Time Pop-Ups at The Allen Center, offer an Italian feast this week with Market-Tiamo on Thursday, June 29th from 11:30-2:30 pm. Please note the new time! Every week a different Newton restaurant is popping up at The Allen Center’s gorgeous patio, bringing new tastes, cuisines, and cultures to West Newton. Market-Tiamo, Newton Center’s Italian grocer, is serving a not-to-be-missed lunch menu, so please order by 3:30 pm TODAY, because there will be limited food available to purchase on-site at The Allen Center. In addition to Market-Tiamo, tomorrow’s pop-up will showcase four other Newton small businesses: Kidcasso Art Studio has a free kid’s craft activity and artsy toys to fill summer days. Best of Boston’s Greentail Table is bringing a selection of hot summer dining accessories & hostess gifts. Local fave Newtonville Books is stocked with their recommended summer reads. West Newton’s And Soaps has new artisanal summer soaps and candles. Pre-order your Allen Center Lunch by 3:30 pm here.

* The Hyde Community Center hosts Summer In the Highlands, an outdoor summer family concert and movie series on Friday nights. Summer in the Highlands features local bands and family-friendly films. These free events held in the Hyde Playground on the Hyde Community Center bandstand showcase a myriad of NCA Member Organizations and draw hundreds of local families. Next up on the schedule on June 29th at 1:00 PM  is Davis Bates’s Generations of Fun then on June 30th at 6:00 pm is the concert: Gringo Kings followed by the film Rock Dog 3: Battle the Beat. Check out the online schedule for full schedule information and weather updates.

*New Rep Theatre presents Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning autobiographical drama, The Normal Heart Now Through Sunday, July 9th. Set during the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s, this influential, passionate, and controversial play was the first to seriously treat the poignant and devastating subject of AIDS. Tickets are available for various showtimes here.

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