5 Things To Do This Week – 11/25/20

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. Their first performance, Forsythe Elements, will be available to watch online until November 29th. 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.

*Check out Historic Newton’s virtual Homestead Hayfest, a family-friendly day of 19th century activities and crafts which is online this year! Visit Historic Newton’s web page anytime through November 30 for online exhibits about what life was like in Newton in the 1800s with activities you can try at home. Topics include butter churning, a special Hayfest Storytime, weaving with Beth Guertin of A Place to Weave, Native American baskets, 19th century fun and games, and much more. Visit the Hayfest page.

*Parents or Grandparents: Roll up your sleeves, sink your fingers into some soft clay, and spend a delightful hour by your child’s side making a whimsical keepsake! Join the New Art Center for an Online Parent/Child Clay Workshop for kids ages 3-5 on Tuesday, December 1st at 10:00 AM. Air-dry clay will be available for pickup the week before, and the instructor will walk you through the steps during this exciting “one and done” Zoom workshop. Please see website for materials list and registration information.

*The Newton Free Library is excited to announce an upcoming classical and jazz performance, premiering on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM. Join clarinetist Todd Brunel for the YouTube Premiere of a classical and jazz performance. Check back for details and the program link.

*Join the Scandinavian Cultural Center for a virtual screening of the 1987 film Pelle the Conqueror, available daily until Friday, December 11th. This award-winning film follows a widowed farmer and his young son Pelle, who join a boat-load of immigrants to escape from impoverished rural Sweden to Denmark’s Baltic island of Bornholm. They are employed at a large farm in Denmark, where they are treated as the lowest of the low. It is ultimately their loving relationship which sustains them through a difficult year. Click here to view the trailer and purchase tickets.

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