5 Things To Do This Week -10/7/20

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. 

*Sign up for New Art Center’s upcoming class Gesture, Color, Painting, beginning on Thursday, October 8th at 6:30 PM. The class will run weekly until December 3rd. This exciting class will bridge the methods of gesture drawing with abstract painting. Students will investigate intuitive mark-making as the base for an abstract painting, and explore ways that color heightens the work. They will explore the relationship between line, shape and color, and look at art from the present and past to better understand the possibilities. Visit their website for more information.

*Join Pro Arte for the next concert in their Fall Salon Series on Thursday, October 8th at 8:00 PM. This Series takes place entirely online and each 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.

*Join Newton Theatre Company for their next Zoom Radio Hour on Saturday, October 10th at 7:00 PM. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is a dissection of the 1992 Los Angeles riots after the trial regarding the beating of Rodney King by the police. This stunning work of documentary theatre uses the verbatim words of those who experienced the event as well as those who reflected on how the moment scarred Los Angeles and captured the nation’s attention. A piece more relevant now than ever, Twilight: Los Angeles  speaks directly to the heart of the issues of race, class, and access still roiling our country. This event is Pay What You Can. You can purchase tickets here.

*Amherst Early Music  will hold their online classUnlocking the Secrets of Playing Fantastic English Country Dance Music on Sunday, October 11th at 1:00 PM. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to improvise your own arrangements, whether you play a melody or chordal instrument; how to fit together with your bandmates; and what the dancers need from the band and how to make that happen. Classes are $25 per session. Click here to register.

*Come have fun with the Newton Free Library  while drawing your own comics! During this workshop on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 PM, students will play silly drawing games, generate ideas for their own characters, and start to write their own comic book stories. All levels of experience welcome! Workshop is run by Cathy G. Johnson, Providence-based writer and author of the graphic novel THE BREAKAWAYS! For tweens in grades 5 to 8. Click here to register.

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