5 Things To Do This Week 6/10/20

NCA highlights virtual arts & culture things to do

NCA is keeping you connected virtually with each other and with your favorite local arts and culture organizations. Many more virtual events on our calendar.  


*New Art Center proudly presents Call for Art: Peaceful Protest Posters – Online Exhibition. New Art Center stands in solidarity with Black and Brown members of our community to fight systematic racism and invites you to make systemic change through art. For more than 500 years, Protest Posters have been profound visual icons for social justice and have served as a call to action for societal change. NAC is accepting poster submissions now through noon on Friday, June 26, and the exhibition will run from July 4 through August 31. The exhibition is open to all artists and there is no fee to submit. For submission guidelines and to submit your own poster, click here. Check out New Art Center’s new website at newartcenter.org.

*Join Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston tomorrow, Thursday, June 11, at 700 p.m. for the final performance of their 43rd season with a socially distanced concert via Facebook from the back deck of Pro Arte’s principal flutist, Ann Bobo. This event is the first time that Pro Arte’s musicians have been able to play together in the past three months. Enjoy works by Farkas, Schüller, Beach, Abreu, and Running. The concert is being provided free of charge as part of Pro Arte’s mission to bring music to our community, especially in these times when music can soothe and heal. Click here to watch the performance tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. More info at facebook.com/ProArteBoston/

*Join Suzuki School of Newton for its Waban Village Scavenger Hunt from Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19. Each day, you and your family will head outside with a list of clues to follow as you find buildings, shapes, and colors that lead you to your final destination. Cost is $75/family and includes daily clues provided each morning and daily prizes for the children who successfully complete the scavenger hunt. Click here to register. More info about Suzuki School of Newton and its online offerings at suzukinewton.org.

*Historic Newton and Newton Art Association, along with Newton Community Pride, Newton Camera Club, and Newton’s Office of Cultural Development, present Newton Community Cameras: A Photography Contest During COVID-19, with submissions being accepted from June 1 through June 30. How do we connect when we are physically distant? While COVID 19 continues to impact lives around the world, we have the opportunity to document this life-altering event in a very personal way through photography and our stories: how it affects our families, our work, our community, and our daily lives. A juried exhibition of 20 photographs selected by an arts community committee will be at a location and time to be determined. All contest entries will be archived with Historic Newton, so that residents in the future can learn about life in Newton during the COVID-19 pandemic. FREE. Click here for submission guidelines. More info at historicnewton.org.

*Newton Free Library presents Teen Zoom Poetry on Monday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m. Write your physical distancing blues away with Newton Free Library’s Teen Zoom Poetry Group with James & Jean. During this time, you’ll be writing poems based on fun prompts; have your keyboards, pencils, and paper handy! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this event. Click here. More info at newtonfreelibrary.net.

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