5 Things To Do This Week – 4/21/21

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. 


*Newton Free Library invites you to watch award winning acrobat Li Liu perform in her one-woman show celebrating the history of acrobatics in China. On Wednesday, April 21 at 4:30 PM, Li will perform amazing feats such as hand balancing, plate spinning, trick cycling and ribbon dancing. A Q&A will follow the performance. Online Registration is required. A zoom link will be sent out before the program. 

*Join the Scandinavian Cultural Center and Jereme Zimmerman, author of Make Mead Like a Viking and Brew Beer Like a Yeti for a discussion on the history, tradition, and technique of brewing Nordic ales and meads. Jerome will discuss his understanding of modern and ancient Nordic brewing, including his wide-ranging knowledge on history, techniques, and ingredients for brewing like a Viking. This event takes place on Saturday, April 24th at 1:00 PM. Tickets are $5, and free for SCC members. Click here to register.

*Amherst Early Music will hold their online class “Introduction to Improvisation and Embellishment on Saturday, April 24th at 3:00 PM. Everyone can improvise! A fun and liberating class that will let you explore new ways of making music and discover more music within you. Whether you have felt that you could never improvise or are looking for new ways to develop your improvisational skills – this is the class for you! This quick and easy method will show you how natural it can be to play melodies in different ways and to learn systems for improvising with ever more freedom. Classes are $25 per session. Click here to register.

*Newton Art Association concludes its exhibit Re-Emergence – A New Hope on Sunday, April 25th with a closing reception at 2:00 PM. Catch this juried exhibition before it’s over, live at the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston or if you can’t make it in person visit the amazing virtual gallery.  Find A New Hope here.

*Sign up now for the New Art Center’s upcoming workshop on Classical and Contemporary Mexican Smalti Mosaics. Mexican smalti is a high-quality handmade glass mosaic in a square to rectangular module that offers a broad range of colors from subtle skin tones to vibrant primaries. Learn the materials and methods to create your own original beautiful Mexican smalti mosaic. This is a weekly class beginning on Tuesday, April 27th at 10:00 AM, and lasting until May 18th. To learn more and to register, click here.

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