5 Things To Do This Week – 1/27/21

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 the New Art Center for their winter Artist Talk Series featuring contemporary artists whose work examines climate and the environment. On Thursday, January 28th at 5:30 PM, Isabel Beavers will present recent works that explore climate change as a moment of origin, and invite participants to co-create an artistic experiment over virtual space. Beavers’ work attempts to combat systems of oppression as they relate to ecology, bodies, and environments, instead imagining new climate futures. Through site-responsive research and artistic projects she interrogates cultural responses to climate change, speculates about climate futures, and questions the ethics of emergent technologies. Please bring a sketchbook or paper, and a writing or drawing utensil to this presentation. Click here for more information.

*Theatre Ink invites you to attend their upcoming performance Lost and Found: Untold Stories of People of Color, premiering on Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th, at 7:30 PM. “Lost and Found” is about sharing the stories of people of color and amplifying their voices through the performing arts. From hardships to celebrations, people of color have countless stories to tell. “Lost and Found” will provide space for people of color to reflect on their identity and experiences in order to assemble a cabaret style troupe show of stories. Over time, people of color have many encounters with their racial identity, and a goal of Lost and Found is to explore and understand racial identity in ways you haven’t before. Click here to buy tickets.

*The Suzuki School of Newton is excited to invite you to their Spring Faculty Concert! Join them on Zoom on Saturday, January 30th at 6:30 PM. The Suzuki faculty will be performing both contemporary and classical pieces. It will be broadcast for free on SSN’s Facebook page, which can be found here.

*Newton Theatre Company is thrilled to be starting off 2021 with an evening of engaging live performances! Join them on Saturday, January 30th at 8:30 PM for a virtual collage of music, movement, and theatre. “And Then We Baked Bread” is a snapshot of life in its most uncertain moments. This evening of short performances is a seriously fun, perfectly imperfect, raw and honest release, teaching us what it means to live fully in the present moment even if it’s scary. Click here to purchase tickets.

*Join the Newton Free Library and Dan Morain, author of the new biography, Kamala’s Way: An American Life, for a discussion of America’s new Vice President, Kamala Harris, on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM. During his time as a reporter with the Los Angeles Times and editorial editor with the Sacramento Bee, Morain covered Kamala Harris’s rise to power as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County to District Attorney to California Attorney General to U.S. Senator to the first Black, South Asian and female Vice President in our country’s history. Learn how the daughter of two immigrants of color in segregated California became one of America’s most effective power players. Morain will be joined in conversation by Liz Goodwin, deputy bureau chief for The Boston Globe in Washington, DC. Click here to register.

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