5 Things To Do This Week – 11/09/22

5 Things To Do This Week – 11/09/22

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*Join The Scandinavian Cultural Center for Smörgåstårta Day 2022. On Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm celebrate the savory in the Kaffestugan Coffee Shop. Smörgåstårta is a traditional Swedish Sandwich Cake enjoyed year-round, especially during special celebrations like Midsommar, birthday parties, and weddings. Come in and try this delicious Swedish creation, while supplies last. And while you visit attend the Nordic Classicism lecture on The 18th Century Manor Houses of Sweden with John R. Tschirchat at 1:00 pm. The elegance of line, simplicity of forms, refined ornament, and striking use of color are the hallmarks of 18th-century Swedish design in architecture, interiors, and furniture. Register here for some sweet designs.

*From Theatre Ink at Newton North High School comes the production of Godspell, the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden). Get your in-person tickets for November 9-12 at 7:30 pm at the Little Theater. Tickets are also available for live-streaming from the comfort of your own home.

*Newton Baroque presents Zephyrus and Chloris: Trio Sonatas for Flute, Violin, and Continuo on Friday & Sunday, November 11 & 13. So often in Baroque music, the mixing of unlike things create the most beautiful outcomes. Mary Oleskiewicz, Sylvia Schwartz, Sarah Freiberg, and Andrus Madsen present a concert that features the brilliant combination of the flute and violin in trio sonatas by Telemann, Quantz, Vivaldi, Handel, and C. P. E. Bach. For more concert information visit their website.

*The third time’s the charm for Renaissance Portraits on Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13. This timeless Cappella Clausura program will expand your understanding of music and visual arts from the Renaissance. With reimagined classical portraits by Fran Forman presented alongside Baroque music by women, this program will transport you to a world of rich innovation and inclusivity.​ Tickets and venue information are available here for this charming event.

*Learn about The “First” Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm with Historic Newton. What do we know about the “First” Thanksgiving in Plymouth in 1621, and how has this story been told ever since? Register here for an illustrated look at how this holiday has been portrayed in American art through the centuries.

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