5 Things To Do This Week – 9/15/21
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*Join Newton Theatre Company on September 17th-19th at the Hyde Bandstand for the first show of their 2021-2022 season. A dissection of the 1992 Los Angeles protests after the trial of the beating of Rodney King by police. This documentary theatre uses the verbatim words of those who experienced the event and reflected on how the moment scarred LA and captured the nation’s attention. A piece more relevant now than ever, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 speaks directly to the heart of the issues of race, class, and access still roiling our country. Showtimes and ticket information can be found here.
*On Friday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. the Newton Art Association (NAA) presents their Annual Awards Show and Ceremony. This virtual event will celebrate sixty pieces of various media representing art from NAA members currently displayed online and at the Newton Free Library. Check the artworks out online, at the library’s main gallery, or attend the awards ceremony to hear from the artists themselves. Don’t miss this “rewarding” awards event.
*Visit Historic Newton at the Jackson Homestead or the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day this Saturday, September 18, 2021. Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a free Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides general admission for two people on Saturday only. Type in the Jackson Homestead or the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds and download your ticket here.
*Needlecraft expert Pat Olski returns to the Scandinavian Center for another virtual artist lecture. Karin Larsson was co-creator of the home décor and lifestyle movement known as “Swedish Style.” Often eclipsed by her famous artist husband, Carl, her imaginative tapestries and textiles are now as revered as his paintings. On Saturday, September 18th at 1:00 p.m. Pat Olinski shares why Karin Larsson’s world of knitting, sewing, weaving, spinning, embroidery, and design earns her the title of a consummate needlecraft artist. Learn about Swedish Style and Karin’s contributions by registering online.
*The Newton Free Library celebrates its 30th Birthday on Saturday, September 18th at 2:15 p.m. with a party for all. Bring the whole family to the plaza in front of the Homer Street entrance for speeches, treats, live music, a scavenger hunt, building tours, and a public art dedication. A sculpture by renowned public artist, Nancy Schön, will be unveiled to show a sunflower with 13 petals, each featuring the name of a Newton Village. Afterward, enjoy a family music concert with Vanessa Trien. Register here for the behind-the-scenes building tour.