5 Things To Do This Week – 3/24/21

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. 

*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 March 25th – April 4th, their next performance, The Art of Classical Ballet, will be available to watch online. Open a treasure chest of pas de deux from beloved classical ballets including Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. This stunning program offers a curated look at the foundations of the art form with excerpts newly filmed in the studio. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

*Join Historic Newton for their upcoming discussion Images in the US Women’s Suffrage Movement, occurring online on March 25th at 7:00 PM. Allison K. Lange’s talk analyzes gender, images, and political power from the founding of the United States through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. She examines the ways that suffragists used images throughout their campaign to counter powerful opponents. The suffragists’ innovative visual campaigns laid the foundations for modern ones, and the visual themes from this historical debate are still familiar today. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

*Sign up now for the Newton Art Association’s next workshop with Christine O’Donnell. On Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 PM, Christine will guide us on an exploration into the current world of marketing and selling artwork online. From galleries to art fairs, from Etsy to Artsy, where is an artist to begin in this new virtual world? With a focus on digital platforms and low-barrier-to-entry opportunities, sign up to learn about ways to leverage social media, and be introduced to some of the many third-party platforms that exist for artists (and more!). Click here to purchase tickets.

*Join the Scandinavian Cultural Center and author Oliver Luke Delorie on Saturday, March 27th at 1:00 PM as they discuss his book, Fruiluftsliv: Connect with Nature the Norwegian Way. Translated from Norwegian as “free life air,” friluftsliv highlights the basic need for humans to get outside and connect with the natural world. Whether you live in the city or out in the countryside, this inspiring guide will show you how to enter a friluftsliv state of mind. It explains how spending time in nature and feeling its rhythms, even when it’s something as simple as a magical Sunday walk in a local park, can improve our well-being and encourage productive self-reflection. This event is $5, and free for SCC Members. Register here.

*Amherst Early Music presents the second in a Series of Free Lectures. On Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM, join AEM to learn about Black Bodies and Black Voices: Gio. Buonaccorsi, an enslaved Black singer at the Medici Court with Emily Wilbourne, Associate Professor of Musicology at Queens College. Giovannino Buonaccorsi’s presence in Florence can be traced through a surprisingly rich archive of payment records, libretti, scores, descriptions, letters, costume designs, poetry, as well as a remarkable double portrait. In this lecture you will learn about this painting, placing it alongside new archival documents to think about the ways in which black performance was normalized in mid-century Florence and the means by which blackness signified in relation to slavery and servitude, shaping Giovannino’s access to performance opportunities on and offstage. Click here to learn more and register.

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