5 Things To Do This Week – 10/13/21

5 Things To Do This Week – 10/13/21

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*The Newton Art Association hosts a virtual demonstration with Angela Alés entitled, Surrealism/Magic Realism on Thursday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m.  Alés is an artist born in Barranquilla, Colombia, of Andalusian and Lebanese descent.  Alés moved to the United States in 1984 and has participated in over 30 collective and individual exhibitions in the US, Central, and South America.  Get “Surrealism/Magic Realism” details here.

*The West Suburban YMCA’s Annual Fall Festival happens Saturday, October 16th from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.  Wear your costume and join in on the fun for a jam-packed afternoon of Halloween-themed activities, games, crafts, and entertainment. Cider and snacks will be provided for this outdoor event which is free and open to the public, come rain or come shine.  “Fall” for the annual festival details here.

*The Scandinavian Center hosts an author visit with Rachael Cerrotti on Sunday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m.  Her new book We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration is the story of a granddaughter’s decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother’s wartime escape and weave together the thin threads of family history.  Register here to “Share the Same Sky.”

*Pro Arte kicks off its 44th Season with Ensemble 1 on Sunday, October 17th at 3:00 p.m.  This season will include a dazzling and wide-ranging program of music across centuries and continents in various musical venues.  Principal Conductor Kevin Rhodes opens the first concert with the exuberant Dabke for string orchestra, composed by Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom in 2014.  Attend the exuberance by purchasing tickets here.

*The First Church in Chestnut Hill Words+Music Series proudly presents Sonatas: Guerini and Beethoven featuring Sarah Freiberg, cello and Kathryn Rosenbach, piano.  Catch these Sonatas through October 30th on Youtube.

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