5 Things To Do This Week – 12/23/20

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 Zamir Chorale of Boston in celebrating the 30-year partnership between Zamir and Temple Emanuel of Newton at the annual Hanukkah Happens Concert on Thursday, December 24 at 7:30 PM. The concert is presented by The Music Committee of Temple Emanuel and there is no charge for the concert. Please consider making a donation to support the music programming at Temple Emanuel or Zamir Chorale. Click here for tickets. 

*Have too much to do? Want to add something else to your plate? Join the Newton Free Library’s book club, “Overbooked” – directed at the overscheduled teen! The club’s first meeting will be on Monday, December 28th at 7:00 PM, and will meet once a month thereafter. This month we’ll be discussing Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay. Click here to register.

*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 now until December 27th, their holiday performance, The Gift, will be available to watch online. Bring a joyous sparkle to the holidays with divertissements set to the deliciously bluesy compositions of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Inspired by one of the greatest jazz musicians, Boston Ballet dancers will choreograph unique new works culminating in the regal grand pas de deux from Act II of The Nutcracker as a grand finale. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

*Be sure to check out the Newton Art Association’s latest exhibition Art Works for Good, available for online viewing daily until December 31st. This holiday season the NAA is partnering with the Centre Street Food Pantry and the Newton Food Pantry for a fundraising event. NAA members will sell their art works and half of the selling price will go to the two food pantries. Click here to view the exhibition.

*First Church in Chestnut Hill is proud to present I’ll Be Home For Christmas, a video medley of beautiful holiday music. From now until January 4th, enjoy these traditional songs in celebration of the season, brought to you by Kathryn Rosenbach and the First Church Quartet. Click here to enjoy their video.

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