NCA highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Enjoy a whimsical winter week of arts & culture!
*Newton Theatre Company presents Pinocchio: A Commedia Adventure on Saturday, February 29, at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. at Union Church in Waban, 14 Collins Road, Newton. In his quest to become a real boy, the wooden puppet Pinocchio must overcome temptation and danger with the help of his closest friends. Told in the style of commedia dell’arte, a classical Italian style of physical comedy, this energetic production is sure to be fun for the whole family! Cost: $10-20. Appropriate for all ages. More info at newtontheatrecompany.com.
*Newton Nomadic Theater presents No Exit on Sunday, February 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. at Auburndale Library Center, 375 Auburn Street, Newton. Newton Nomadic Theater presents this famous, Jean-Paul Sartre classic, No Exit. A slightly odd and inscrutable bellhop leads three different guests into the same hotel room. Their three lives and three stories unfold in disturbing, surprising, and at times very funny ways, because there is ‘no exit.’ Each week No Exit will move to a different, interesting, and unusual performance space. Like nomads the world over, Newton Nomadic Theater never settles in any place for long. After just a few performances, they get restless, pack up the camels and move on. Tickets are $20. More info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-exit-auburndale-library-tickets-93601652061.
*New Philharmonia Orchestra presents Prokofiev’s Peter & The Wolf on Sunday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre. The New Philharmonia Orchestra invites you to discover the magic of Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale, Peter and the Wolf, featuring narration from Newton’s own Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. Following the hour-long concert, there will be a Musical Petting Zoo, where children of all ages can meet the musicians and instruments that make it all come to life! Adult tickets are $18, children and students (ID required) are $10. More info and tickets at www.newphil.org.
*All Newton Music School presents Kevin McGinty: Faculty Recital on Sunday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. at their location at 321 Chestnut Street, West Newton. All Newton Music School piano faculty Kevin McGinty presents an enjoyable solo recital of Chopin etudes. Following the faculty recital, there will be a reception hosted by the All Newton Music School Board, Members of the Corporation, and Board Emeritus. FREE and open to the public. More info and reserve a ticket at allnewton.org.
*New Art Center presents a Family Art Drop-in on Sunday, March 1, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at their location at 61 Washington Park, Newton. Visit New Art Center for an exciting, free program for children with their parents, grandparents, or guardians. Explore two art-maker spaces; different projects each time! This is a work-together program: children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE and open to the public. More info at newartcenter.org