5 Things To Do This Week – 12/9/20

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 Free Library for a lively conversation about Jerry Craft’s newest graphic, Class Act on Wednesday, December 9th at 7:00 PM. This is a follow-up celebratory event to our author visit with Jerry Craft in late October and is aimed at grades 5-8. Registration is required to receive the zoom link. 

*Amherst Early Music  will hold their online classHandel’s Early Operas: 1705-1720 with Dylan Sauerwald on Saturday, December 12th at 3:00 PM. In this class you will learn about the development of Handel’s operatic style, beginning with his first opera, written at age nineteen for the Hamburg Gänsemarkt theater. You’ll look at how Handel draws characters, how his use of the orchestra evolved, what influences informed his unique approach to opera, and much more. Classes are $25 per session. Click here to register.

*Newton Theatre Kids will continue their 4-week virtual workshop, Gaining Shakespeare-ience: ​A Journey Through Shakespeare’s Plays, as part of their Fall Workshop Series. On Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 PM, participants will learn about Shakespeare’s history plays and gain a deeper understanding of the genre. 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.

*Join the Scandinavian Cultural Center for a virtual screening of the 1984 film When the Raven Flies, available daily until Tuesday, December 15th. Set in the middle ages, the film tells the story of the revenge of Gestur, an Irishman who as a child witnessed the murder of his parents by two Norwegian Vikings, the foster-brothers Thór and Erik, and the taking of his sister as a slave. Gest follows their trail to Iceland and incites their mutual distrust and hatred. Click here to view the trailer 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.

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