5 Things To Do This Week 6/17/20

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.  


*Newton Free Library presents Rockabye Beats on Thursday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Come dance and sing to original and contemporary music the whole family will enjoy! Rockabye Beats includes Spanish songs, freestyle dance, music jams, live guitar performances, and more. Geared towards ages 2 to 4. To access this event, click here. FREE. More info at newtonfreelibrary.net.

*New Art Center is pleased to present the online class Painting Believable Light: “Glow” from Tuesday, June 23, through Tuesday, July 28, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. To communicate a feeling of believable light in a painting, and to make a painting “glow,” artists must make certain decisions early in the painting process. This class includes a comprehensive exploration of the “glow factor.” Topics will include texture, transparency, color, and discussions about challenges in the creative process. For intermediate and advanced painters. Cost is $385. For more info and to register, click here. More info about New Art Center and its wide variety of art classes for all ages at newartcenter.org.

*Historic Newton is pleased to present the lecture A History of the Boston Accent via Zoom on Tuesday, June 23, at 5:00 p.m. Explore the historical origins and linguistic traits of the Boston accent from its evolution since the colonial period to its role in forming our identity today. What features and words have stayed wicked popular while others have not? How does this distinguish us from other English speakers? Follow Historic Newton’s Zoom presentation for the answers to these questions and the chance to ask more questions of your own. FREE. Registration is required. Click here. More info at historicnewton.org.

*Call for Newton Artists! Newton Community Pride and Newton Cultural Council are pleased to support Newton artists by bringing them together in the “Saturday Sidewalk Studios” project. The project will take place over three consecutive Saturdays, in three separate intersections of the carriage lane on Commonwealth Avenue. Six artists will be selected: three professional/emerging artists and three student artists (under 18). Each selected artist will complete one mural on a specified date and location. Among the possible themes to share through your work are thoughts of gratitude, hopefulness, and the love that you have experienced during the pandemic shutdown. Submission deadline is Wednesday, June 24, at midnight. Click here for submission guidelines.

*Newton Theatre Company presents its next virtual Radio Hour: All About Eve by Joseph L. Mankiewicz on Thursday, June 25, at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue inserts herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of friends in this iconic tale of ego and ambition. The production starts at 8:00 p.m. but be sure to log on at 7:45 p.m. to enjoy some live piano entertainment by local musician Neil Miller! Cost is $10. For registration info and the ingredients for a Brandy Alexander, NTC’s signature cocktail for this show, click here. More info at newtontheatrecompany.com.

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