5 Things To Do This Week – 5/5/21

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 Newton Art Association for their virtual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. For more than 30 years, Newton Art Association has recognized outstanding Newton art students with scholarship awards. Join them for the virtual award ceremony on Wednesday, May 5th, at 7:00 PM to celebrate their accomplishments. View the work here. Use this Zoom link for the virtual awards ceremony.

*Newton North High School’s Theatre Ink is excited to invite you to their upcoming production of The Wolves. This show runs from Thursday, May 6th at 7:30 PM to Saturday, May 8th. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. Seating will be extremely limited to no more than 75-100 patrons who will be assigned seats, spread out, in the 600 seat theatre. There will also be a live stream for people who are unable to attend. Click here to purchase live or livestream tickets.

*Sign up for the New Art Center’s upcoming cubism workshop beginning on Saturday, May 8th at 2:00 PM, and continuing weekly until May 22nd. Cubism was invented, in part, as a way of examining and painting stationary objects to incorporate what the object looks like as you move around it, i.e. from different perspectives. Cubism sought to incorporate time as the fourth dimension in the arts. You’ll start with drawing still-lifes with charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, working from life rather than from Cubist drawings and paintings. Then you’ll begin the painting process using the earth tones of those early cubist paintings for the same reasons. Click here to learn more and register.

*Catch Pro Arte’s virtual Spring Gala Concert, available to watch online until Sunday, May 9th. This event, benefitting the musicians of Pro Arte, is inspired by the success of their first fundraising event last April when the pandemic had stopped all music-making in its tracks and musicians of all kinds lost opportunities to work and make a living. The concert program features Grieg’s Holberg Suite, op. 40 and Schubert’s Octet in F Major, D. 803 and features Lina Gonzalez-Granados as guest conductor. To watch the concert and donate, click here.

*Join the Newton Free Library for a deep dive into Newton historical geography! What was Newton like in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? What used to be on the sites of your favorite Newton landmarks? How has the city changed, and how has it stayed the same? Using Atlascope, the Leventhal Map & Education Center’s user-friendly portal for exploring urban atlases, you can dive into the historical geography of Newton. On Monday, May 10th at 7:00 PM, come learn about how the community has changed over time and discover how to research the history of your own house and neighborhood. Registration for this program will end two hours before the start time.

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