5 Things To Do This Week – 3/11-3/17

NCA highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. 

PLEASE NOTE: Given the current spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommendations made by the Commonwealth and the City of Newton, some organizations have chosen to postpone or cancel their events; others are going forward as planned with increased attention to public health and safety. Use your best judgment to determine if an event is right for you, and keep an eye on the latest information from the City of Newton. With the changing nature of this public health issue, make sure to double check with the sponsoring organization to see if their event is still on as planned. Be safe and stay healthy!


*The Newton Art Association presents Artist Demo: Vicki Paret, “Opaque Watercolor” on Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville. Join NAA for this exciting artist demo! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments provided. FREE and open to the public. More info at newtonartassociation.com.

 *New Art Center presents Art with a Twist on Friday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m. at their location at 61 Washington Park, Newton. Create art in a maker space with a local artist who will guide you through a different experience each session. Learn about materials and techniques in a space that encourages you to develop your own creativity. Enjoy a relaxed evening, with beer and wine available for purchase. Come with your best friend, a date, or with your own creative spirit! All materials provided; tuition includes one drink. The Theme for this session: Circling Around – create an abstract painting in acrylics based on circles, geometric shapes, and color galore! Registration required. Event is for 21+. ID required. Cost is $40. More info at newartcenter.org.

*Commonwealth Chorale presents Reverence and Joy on Sunday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m. at the Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street, West Newton. Enjoy Commonwealth Chorale’s richly textured program of brass, chorus, and more. Bruckner considered his Te Deum his favorite (and possibly greatest) work. Gustav Mahler described it as written “for the tongues of angels, heaven-blest, chastened hearts, and souls purified in the fire!” Bernstein’s French and Latin choruses, written as incidental music for The Lark, will also feature narration from the play, based on the life of Joan of Arc. Finally, Bob Chilcott’s joyful Jubilate draws on both traditional Latin text and verses from the poet-priest Gerard Manley Hopkins. Soloists for the program: Chelsea Blaser, soprano; Vera Savage, mezzo-soprano, Neil Ferreira, tenor; and David Cushing, bass. Cost: $25-35. More info at https://commonwealthchorale.com/reverence.

*Zamir Chorale of Boston presents Concert in the Round on Sunday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m. at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street, Auburndale. Zamir Chorale of Boston, led by Founder and Artistic Director, Joshua Jacobson, will perform this beautiful concert in the round at Temple Reyim. In this experimental performance, the audience will be surrounded by the choir, and will be invited to sit back and enjoy the “surround-sound.” Tickets are $18 and available at http://www.reyim.org/.

*Newton Free Library presents Women in World Jazz: Music as an Expression of Women’s Dissent on Monday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton. Jazz and Blues were a propelling force in the U.S. during the 1920s, providing females of all ages with an outlet for rebellion in a time when they were also fighting to win the right to vote. Join Newton Free Library as they celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment with a concert featuring Women in World Jazz along with the Women in World Jazz Junior Performers to pay tribute to that hard-won battle. This program is part of the yearlong celebrations of the Women’s Right to Vote Coalition of Newton. The concert is geared towards adults and youth (ages 10 and older). Funded by the Newton Cultural Council. FREE and open to the public. More info at newtonfreelibrary.net.

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