5 Things To Do This Week – 07/21/21

5 Things To Do This Week – 7/21/21

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

*Visit the Hyde Community Center Bandstand on Thursday, July 22, 7:30-9:00 p.m. for Storied Nights.  Come listen to great stories at an outdoor open mic event or participate by putting your name in the hat to share your own true, 5-minute story (think The Moth Radio Hour). Theme: It’s About Time. Tell us about a time when you were impatient, relieved, or had learned your lesson.  Featured storytellers include some of Boston’s best: Mary D’Alba, Dyan deNapoli, Norah Dooley, Cheryl Hamilton, Chandreyee Lahiri and Kurt Mullen. Wanna tell a story but not sure? Come @ 6:45-7:15 p.m. for storytelling tips. Bring your friends, a blanket, chair, picnic dinner and libations. All are welcome, no charge.  Check out the full HCC bandstand calendar.

*On Saturday, July 24th, Boston Ballet’s Newton Studio will host a free placement class for children ages 16 months-7 years old led by expert Boston Ballet School faculty to learn more about school year programming, and take a tour of the studios. Register here for your child’s timeslot. 

*The City of Newton’s Office of Cultural Development hosts the Summer Music Series featuring bluegrass and early swing music by The Rutta Beggars on Sunday, July 25th at the Newton Centre Bowl.  Or take a trip back in time on Wednesday, July 28th, with a local tribute band called The 60’s playing at Coletti-Magni Park. Join your friends and neighbors for some live local music right here in Newton. Check out the full calendar for directions and weather information.

*On Tuesday, July 27th at 7:00 p.m., The Newton Free Library invites you to join Margaret Geller for Exploring the Universe Part 2: Caught in the Cosmic Web. Throughout her career Geller has been caught in the cosmic web, the largest pattern we know in nature. She will describe her role in discovering these patterns in the nearby universe and her ongoing work to map the way they evolve. Margaret J. Geller is an astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge. She is a pioneer in mapping the nearby universe. Her maps provided a new view of the enormous patterns in the distribution of galaxies like the Milky Way – the largest patterns we know. Register here to get caught in the cosmic web.

*Historic Newton takes a virtual paddle tour of the Charles River on Tuesday, July 27th at 7:00 p.m. From the 1880s through the 1920s, summer weekends brought thousands of boats to the “Lakes District” of the Charles River between Newton Lower Falls and Waltham. Follow along virtually as Paddle Boston and Historic Newton float past sites of historic interest, including the former Norumbega Park, now the subject of Historic Newton’s new book. Step into the boathouse that was once the headquarters of a police patrol on the river. Register for this virtual tour here for a ride back in time.

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