5 Things To Do This Week – 9/22/21
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*Join Newton Free Library on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 p.m. for a Commonwealth Watch Party and Community Conversation. Attend along with patrons from across the Commonwealth, to view a National Book Festival 2021 video from Pulitzer Prize winner, Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson discusses her book, Caste, where she explores racism in the United States as a society-wide system of social stratification. Stick around afterward for a statewide online discussion facilitated by former Massachusetts Representative and legendary civil rights advocate Byron Rushing, and Professor Roopika Risam noted scholar in Public Humanities, African diaspora, and Indigenous Studies. This Watch Party and Conversation is part of Newton’s Overdue Series: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton. Please register here for the watch party and conversation.
*Check out New Art Center for an open studio art event on Friday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. Friday Figure Drawing will be an evening relaxed but professional, with music, a great model, and the opportunity to purchase wine or beer. No photography allowed. No instruction. $25 For artists 21+, ID required. Bring your own art supplies (no oils) easels and chairs provided. Figure out your Friday now.
*Enjoy the last concert in the September Song Concert Series on Saturday, September 25th at 3:00 p.m. at 28 Austin Street Plaza. Dominique Eade performs vocals accompanied on piano by the talented George Russell, Jr. Eade is a frequent nominee for outstanding jazz vocalist in the Boston Music Awards. The September Song Concert Series is sponsored by 28 Austin Street Partners and Newton Community Pride. Find out more about the September Song Series.
*The Scandinavian Center hosts a new exhibit Snapshots – Traveling With The Poet Hans Christian Andersen. “To travel is to live,” said Danish fairytale author, H.C. Andersen. See the words of his fairytales come to life in Snapshots, an art exhibition by Danish artist, Susanne Thea. The exhibit will have an opening reception on Saturday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. which will include a live performance by guitarist Peter Griggs, the artist Susanne Thea and an introduction by Bruce Bro, President of the National Foundation for Danish America. Proof of vaccination and event registration is required.
*The New Art Center is pleased to present now through Friday, October 1st, a gallery exhibition entitled, Creative Process: The Andrew & Jean Dibner Annual Student and Faculty Show 2020. This long-delayed exhibition has created a dynamic range of mediums and themes expressed by students and faculty across all age groups. Explore and contemplate the hanging art in person at The New Art Corridor at Trio, 245 Walnut Street, or and take a virtual tour of the online gallery with over 220 works. Find out more about the Creative Process here.