The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Enjoy a great week of arts & culture!
*Historic Newton presents the opening of the HAIRdentity Exhibit on Thursday, February 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, Newton. Explore the history of hair–how we wore it and what it means from 1840 to 1980 in this exhibit of artifacts and photos from Historic Newton’s collection. See how hairstyles reflect fashion trends as well as personal choices and beliefs. Also find related accessories, including mustache cups, jeweled hairpins, curlers, and Afro picks. The exhibit will be on display throughout 2020. Exhibit admission is included in regular museum admission. More info at historicnewton.org.
*NewTV presents its Basic Adobe Audition on Thursday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the NewTV studio, 23 Needham Street, Newton. Learn the basics of Audition on the Mac. Includes how to create your own recording, insert and overwrite edits, use transitions and effects, and much more. Class is free with a NewTV membership. Membership starts at $25. More info at newtv.org.
*The Scandinavian Cultural Center presents the film Borg vs. McEnroe on Saturday, February 15, at 1:30 p.m. at their library at 206 Waltham Street, West Newton. It is the summer of 1980, and Björn Borg is the top tennis player in the world. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American John McEnroe. 100 minutes. In English, Spanish, Swedish, French, and German with English subtitles. Refreshments for attendees are served at 1:00 p.m. Lunch (not included) is available in the Kaffestugan. Cost: Free, $5 suggested donation. More info at scandicenter.org.
*Newton Baroque presents Southern Harmony on Saturday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street, West Newton. The music of southern Germany warms a February night when Newton Baroque violinists, Susanna Ogata and Anna Griffes team up with Doug Kelley, viola da gamba, and Andrus Madsen, music director and harpsichord, to play music from the Stuttgart and Munich courts by Johann Christoph Pez, Giuseppe Brescianello, and Evaristo Dall’Abaco. Cost: $30/adult, $25/senior, $10/student, and under 18 free admission. More info at newtonbaroque.org.
*Newton Free Library presents Black History Month: Climbin’ Up the Mountain on Wednesday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton. In honor of Black History Month, opera and classical music expert, Ed Tapper, will give a presentation highlighting several historically significant African American opera and concert singers from the 19th century to the present. These singers persevered in the face of racial prejudice and violence, blazing the trail for future generations of singers from every race. Mr. Tapper is the owner of Orpheus, an internationally known retail store that specializes in opera and classical music recordings, and more. FREE and open to the public. More info at newtonfreelibrary.net.