5 Things To Do This Week – 11/11/20

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 Art Association for the first in a series of Online Artists’ Demos. Join James C. Varnum on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 PM for a lesson in Mixed Media over Zoom. Click here to learn about the artist and get the Zoom link.

*Sign up for New Art Center’s upcoming Painting Workshop – From Nature to Abstraction, which will be held at their Washington Park location on Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 AM. Bring nature inside to inspire drawing and abstract painting! Students will begin with a loose drawing of an object found in nature to use as a base for an abstract painting. They will focus on using limited color, and also learn about abstract acrylic artists who explore the relationship of drawing and painting. See website for more information.

*Suzuki School of Newton is excited to announce their annual Faculty Concert, available to view on Facebook Live on Sunday, November 15th at 4:00 PM. The Suzuki faculty playing an exciting selection of music in concert for students, families, and the wider community is a treasured part of their academic calendar. Head on over to their Facebook page to watch the concert live.

*Join the Newton Free Library for a moderated virtual plenary session with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. On Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 PM, hear from the national best selling author about how segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Following the plenary, City Councilor, Deb Crossley, who is Chair of the Zoning and Planning Committee, will then give an overview of Newton’s zoning reform planning process. Click here to register.

*Join the Zamir Chorale of Boston for their upcoming concert Kolot Nashim: Jewish Music by Women Composers on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:30 PM. For many centuries the world of professional music-making had been an exclusive male bastion in Western civilization. Female composers and public performers were a rarity in Europe and America and it was nearly impossible for them to have their works published or heard on concert stages. Now, Zamir Chorale is presenting kolot nashim – the voices of many women, restoring them to their deserved position. Click here for more information.

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