5 Things To Do This Week – 1/20/21

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. 

*Dance where you are with Boston Ballet’s first-ever virtual season BB@YourHome six programs that feature fresh creations, signature works, and classical ballet favorites captured live in-studio and streamed directly to you. From Thursday, January 21st to the 31st, their third performance, Look Back, Focus Forward, will be available to watch online. Take a virtual voyage of Boston Ballet’s history and artistic achievements, including the intimate ballets from Leonid Yakobson: Vestris, Pas de Quatre, and Rodin, outstanding international tours, and an inside look at the making of Ken Ossola’s new work, which will premiere in the final BB@yourhome, Process & Progress. This reflective collage celebrates our journey together and explores the exciting future ahead as we enter a new year. Click here to purchase tickets.

*Join the New Art Center for their winter Artist Talk Series featuring contemporary artists whose work examines climate and the environment. On Thursday, January 21st at 5:30 PM, interdisciplinary artist Freedom Baird will share her experiences working on the Shore Line Recall art project during the summer of 2018 on the Boston Harbor Islands. In those windswept places she talked with visitors, staff, and volunteers, gathering their stories and drawings to preserve and share in a book of the same name — Shore Line Recall: Boston Harbor Islands. To learn more and to register, click here.

*Join the Newton Free Library for their Family Favorites Storytime. On Friday, January 22nd at 10:30 AM, invite the whole family to celebrate beloved children’s books with our librarians as we share favorite stories and songs. Aimed at children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Click here for the Zoom link.

*Amherst Early Music will hold their online class “Scottish Songs and Tunes from the Baroque” on Saturday, January 23rd at 3:00 PM. Explore traditional tunes from Oswald’s Caledonian Pocket Companion, Barsanti’s Old Scots Tunes, and Geminiani’s settings of folk tunes from the British Isles. Open to intermediate to advanced recorders and other melody instruments. Classes are $25 per session. Click here to register.

*The Suzuki School of Newton is excited to invite you to their Virtual Solo Recitals! Join them on Zoom on Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, the 24th. They will be in two sessions on both Saturday and Sunday — one at 3:15 and another at 4:15. To request the Zoom link, email Suzuki. We hope to see you there to support our students and their accomplishments!

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