5 Things To Do This Week -10/14/20

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 Newton Free Library for their upcoming workshop “Decoding the News” on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 PM. Learn the tools and tactics to stay informed about political, election, and pandemic details. Join David Wallace, former business and tech reporter for The New York Times and Reuters, and journalism adjunct lecturer at Boston University. He’ll cover six ways to get the facts you need, without bias or hype, when it matters most! Click here to sign up.

*Sign up for New Art Center’s upcoming Intuitive Painting Workshop, a one-off class on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 AM. This workshop is for anyone/everyone. Starting with exercises to help free up creative energy, we will dive into painting on large paper and explore the creative process, creating individual and collaborative artworks. You will learn to listen to your intuition as you work in a supportive and comfortable space. Visit their website to register.

*Historic Newton is excited to announce a Virtual House Tour, available online from Saturday October 17th at 10:00 AM until Sunday, October 18th at 3:00 PM. Through talent, fearlessness, and marketing genius, Maud Brodrick managed to build hundreds of homes in Newton and Wellesley in the 1920s and 1930s, when few women worked in the field. Uncover this amazing, barely known story through a look inside the homes she designed and learn about her lasting legacy in our special video tour and panel discussion about her groundbreaking work and how modern homeowners have preserved her vision. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.

*Amherst Early Music  will hold their online classHärpffen, Singen: Introduction to Harp Accompaniment for Medieval Song on Sunday, October 18th at 1:00 PM. Singing and playing an instrument at the same time is always challenging. Since Medieval music is based on a modal rather than on a harmonic system, accompanying Medieval songs on the harp presents added challenges. The aim of the course is to abandon chordal thinking and learn tools to help develop other alternatives, such as drone patterns and melodic accompaniments, as well as intabulating the voices of two or three part songs. We will begin with familiar tunes, so that we can concentrate more easily on the accompaniment while singing. Classes are $25 per session. Click here to register.

*Head over to the Newton Free Library for Early Voting, from Saturday, October 17th to Friday, October 30th. Election day is Tuesday, November 3rd, but if you’re a Newton citizen and wish to vote in-person and early, you can safely do so at the Newton Free Library. Click here for more information.

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