5 Things To Do This Week – 1/13/21

Newton Cultural Alliance highlights virtual arts & culture things to do

NCA is keeping you connected with each other and with your favorite local arts and culture organizations. 

*Join Pro Arte for the first concert in their Winter Salon Series, which takes place entirely online. On Thursday, January 14th at 8:00 PM, enjoy “Duos to Ring in the New Year,” featuring works by Bologne, Prokofiev, and more. The concert will premiere on Thursday and will be available to watch through the following Sunday. On the night of the premiere, the performance will also be followed by a live Q&A session with that night’s musicians. Tickets for each performance are $20 for an individual or $35 for families. Click here to purchase tickets.

*Sign up for the New Art Center’s upcoming workshop, Introduction to Block Printing. On Saturday, January 16th at 10:00 AM, learn the basics of relief printing by designing and carving linoleum blocks. We will cover the techniques needed to adapt designs for relief printing on paper. Work will be printed and carved by hand using linoleum carving tools, brayers, hand barens, and oil-based inks. Each student will receive two 5” x 7” mounted linoleum blocks and one packet of Strathmore Printmaking Paper. All oil-based inks will be provided for student use. See website for materials list and registration.

*The Scandinavian Cultural Center invites you to learn about Richard Wagner’s sources for his opera Ring des Nibelungen. On Saturday, January 16th at 1:00 PM, join Erika Reitshamer, Vice President of the Boston Wagner Society as she presents characters from the Norse sagas and the “Nibelungenlied” with audio and visual illustrations, as well as excerpts from opera productions. Click here for more information and registration.

*Join the Newton Art Association for their annual Salon Zoom Event on Sunday, January 17th at 2:00 PM, where they will address the topic of Art during the Pandemic. In particular, they will focus on how this year has influenced or inspired our own artistic expression. In what ways, if any, has our focus shifted or our output changed? Given we have been apart for the majority of this year, this interesting and stimulating conversation will surely bring us closer together. Click here to register.

*Amherst Early Music will be holding their Winter Weekend Workshop from Saturday, January 16th to Sunday, the 17th. There are more than ten classes available, with a wide variety of subject matter, and the workshop will conclude with a faculty concert. Each class is $25. Click here to learn more and register.

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