5 Things To Do This Week – 07/14/21

5 Things To Do This Week – 7/14/21

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

*Join New Repertory Theater at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14th for a virtual book club of the play Catch As Catch Can by Mia Chung.  The Script Reading Book Club (SCRB) is a new offering by New Rep’s educational programming department.  New Rep Dramaturg Zoë Golub-Sass will lead the discussion along with friends and nationally recognized award winning playwrights, like tonight’s Mia Chung.  The SCRB will explore popular scripts by asking questions directly to the playwrights. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to “catch” playwright Mia Chung. Registration is free, but required.

*Join the New Art Center for a Japanese Hand-Building Pottery workshop starting on Thursday, July 15th at 5:30 pm.  Are you interested in making a beautiful pottery bowl without the struggle of mastering wheel-throwing techniques? This workshop is for all levels from complete beginners to experienced potters.“Tebineri” is a traditional Japanese hand-building pottery technique. In this 2 day workshop, students will learn the “Tebineri” technique to make a bowl or a cup using a tabletop manual turning wheel. Students will also learn how to trim, refine and design the clay form to create a special pottery piece. The New Art Center will fire and glaze all work.  Register here to get fired up. 

*Visit the Hyde Community Center Bandstand this weekend for a multitude of performing arts events.  On Friday, July 16th at 6:00 p.m., rock out to a concert by the Stardust Band, Boston’s “Super Band” composed of the city’s top professional musicians. Then stick around for a big screen showing at dusk of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. On Saturday and Sunday, July 17th & 18th at 7:00 p.m., Needham Theater Company presents a free performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  Check out the full HCC bandstand calendar.

*Amherst Early Music presents the Hybrid Early Music Festival starting Saturday, July 17th, with over 40 events including a concert series, masterclasses, lectures, music and instrument exhibition, auctions and classes featuring international faculty. Classes are $25 each, concerts are $20 with a newly added option ‘Pay what you will’ budget, and special events which are free for everyone. In-person classes will be in Boston, Middlebury, New York, and Philadelphia. In-person Boston sessions feature recorder, viol, louds, Baroque flute, and voice. Check out the entire impressive line up here.

*The City of Newton’s Office of Cultural Development hosts the Summer Music Series featuring The DayBreakers on Sunday, July 18th at the Newton Centre Bowl.  Fueled by two songwriters with contrasting approaches, The DayBreakers craft their distinct sound through a blend of folk rock melodies, blues guitar muscle and rock and roll grit.  Come rock out with the DayBreakers with further info here.

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