5 Things To Do This Week – 4/28/21

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. 

*Join the New Art Center for the next event in their Artist Talk Series featuring contemporary artists whose work explores community and public spaces. On Thursday, April 29th at 5:30 PM, Chanel Thervil will speak about her educational collaborations, public art, and residencies with institutions like The Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Children’s Museum. Chanel uses varying combinations of abstraction and portraiture to convene communal dialogue around culture, social issues, and existential questions. At the core of her practice lies a desire to empower and inspire tenderness and healing among communities of color through the arts. Learn more and register here.

*The Suzuki Preschool of Newton is excited to present their 5th annual Great Art by Little Artists! The event will take place on Sunday, May 2nd at 12:00 PM. There will be an open house, children’s art exhibit, and silent auction. We hope to see you there!

*Come and hear the wonderful musicians of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton and their featured artist, singer-songwriter Catie Curtis in the Annual FUUSN Musicians Concert. On Sunday, May 2nd at 3:00 PM, Catie will be joined by renowned pianist Lois Shapiro, professional saxophonist and composer Geoff Wadsworth, guitarist Bob MacWilliams, vocalist Naomi Wolfe, the intrepid FUUSN Band, and others. There will be a fantastic array of musical styles and moods: classical works, traditional songs, original jazz compositions, and more. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the UU Urban Ministry. Click here to join via Zoom.

*The Newton Free Library invites everyone in the community to join a youth-moderated discussion on Jennifer De Leon’s teen debut, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From. On Tuesday, May 4th at 2:30 PM, hear from De Leon about her story of Liliana Cruz, a Boston teen from an immigrant family who is accepted into the METCO program—and the challenges she faces as she is forced to confront racism at her new white suburban school. Learn more and register for the event here.

*Join Zamir Chorale’s Artistic Director, Josh Jacobson as he presents “Leonard Bernstein: The Jewish Side” on Tuesday, May 4th at 7:30 PM. Leonard Bernstein took the musical world by storm with his spectacular last-minute, a-star-is-born conducting turn with the New York Philharmonic in 1943. Until his passing in 1990, he was astonishingly active as a conductor, composer, pianist, and teacher. Leonard Bernstein: The Jewish Side will explore Bernstein’s Judaism and how it was manifest in his musical output. This virtual event will be co-hosted by Cantor David Tilman, former creative consultant for the Leonard Bernstein Centennial Exhibit. Register here to connect with Leonard Berstein’s Jewish Side.


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