5 Things To Do This Week – 11/18/20

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. 


*Dance where you are with Boston Ballet’s first-ever virtual season BB@YourHome; six programs that feature fresh creations, signature works, and classical ballet favorites captured live in-studio and streamed directly to you. From November 19th – 29th, their first performance, Forsythe Elements, will be available to watch online. Join choreographic genius William Forsythe for an in-depth look at his incredible work, past and present. With live-captured excerpts from our studio, Forsythe personally leads a conversation on dance, music, form, and function with Boston Ballet dancers, encouraging us all to think physically. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

*Historic Newton’s History Book Club will meet on Thursday, November 19th at 7:30 PM to discuss Christopher Clark’s book The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914. In its review the New York Times wrote: “Clark gives us a thoroughly  comprehensible and highly readable account of the polarization of the continent.” Read the book in advance and join us for the discussion, which is free and open to all. To be added to the History Book Club mailing list to receive the Zoom link, email Historic Newton. 

*Join Pro Arte for their next Fall Salon Series on Thursday, November 19th 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, November 21st at 8:00 PM. Antigone is a play about civil disobedience, gender inequality, and the democratic voice. Written in 441 BCE, Sophocles’ powerful Greek tragedy deals with Antigone’s attempted burial of her brother Polyneices, in defiance of the laws of Creon and the state, and the tragic repercussions of her audacious act. This event is Pay What You Can. You can purchase tickets here.

*Newton Theatre Kids will begin a new 4-week virtual workshop, Gaining Shakespeare-ience: ​A Journey Through Shakespeare’s Plays, as part of their Fall Workshop Series. Beginning on Sunday, November 22nd and continuing through December, each of the four workshops in this series will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of each genre of Shakespeare’s plays. Participants will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform selected scenes while also learning about the historical and artistic context of each piece.  Register for just one session or all four– there’s always more to explore! To learn more about each workshop and to register, click here.


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