5 Things To Do This Week 5/13/20

NCA highlights arts & culture things to do online! 

NCA is keeping you connected virtually with your favorite local arts and culture organizations. Many more virtual events on our calendar. Have a safe and healthy week!


*Newton Free Library presents Virtual Trivia Night on Thursday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. Come join the fun and test your mastery of useful (and useless) information! Library staff will challenge players with questions from a variety of categories on Zoom. This week: Page to Screen! Test your knowledge on books that were translated into films, series, documentaries etc. No restrictions on team size. One registration per team. The Zoom link will be sent out a few hours before the event. FREE and for all ages. Click here to register. More info at newtonfreelibrary.net.

*Newton Theatre Company presents virtual Radio Hour: War of the Worlds, based on the novel by H.G. Wells, on Thursday, May 14, at 8:00 p.m. When a typical news program is interrupted by an alien invasion, broadcasters must provide live updates about the extraterrestrial threat in this 1939 sci-fi thriller. Be sure to log on a little early to make the themed cocktail with NTC’s resident bartender! FREE. For more info and to register, click here. More info about Newton Theatre Company at newtontheatrecompany.com.

*The Newton Piano Summit, supported by the Waban Improvement Society, is pleased to present Warren Wolf in Concert on Saturday, May 16, at 1:00 p.m. via Facebook Live. Warren Wolf is a hurricane multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore, MD, playing vibraphone, drums, and piano with equal ability. He has been a consistent poll winner and his performance and recordings have won him accolades all over the globe. Warren is also a member of the Donal Fox Group, which includes bassist John Lockwood and drummers Dafnis Preito and Terri Lyne Carrington. The Newton Piano Summit online concert series is FREE and, if you can, please make a tax-deductible donation through the Waban Improvement Society here–100% of revenue will be paid to the performers. On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., access the concert right here. More info at newtonpianosummit.org.

*Amherst Early Music is pleased to offer AEM Online this Saturday, May 16, at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 17, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. AEM Online features virtual classes taught each weekend by different faculty members. This weekend’s classes include Medieval Monody and Viol Consorts Music Minus One—You! Register for any number of sessions; classes are $25/session. Learn more about the sessions and register here. More info at amherstearlymusic.org.

*Join Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston this Sunday, May 17, at 3:00 p.m. as they livestream one of their Salon Concerts for the very first time. The orchestra will perform music by a variety of composers on Facebook as a way to bring beauty to our community in this continuing crisis. Click here to watch the performance on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The concert is FREE and donations are welcome. More info at proarte.org.

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