5 Things To Do This Week 6/3/20

NCA highlights arts & culture things to do online

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 is pleased to present the online class Watercolor Flowers: Tight and Loose on Thursday, June 4, through Thursday, July 9, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. In this light-hearted course conducted on Zoom, explore the joy of floral watercolors. Learn to make choices about loose (expressive watercolor) vs. “tight” painting techniques (botanical illustration). You’ll fall in love with the simplest rules of composition, which will free you up to use special watercolor effects. In your homework, choose between simple assignments for relaxation or more challenging assignments to enrich quiet periods at your home studio. Some watercolor experience required. Cost is $205. For more info and to register, click here. More about New Art Center at newartcenter.org.

*Newton Free Library is pleased to present Drawing for Beginners – It’s All Perspective on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Perspective is all around you from the angles of rooftops to the highway that recedes into a point in the distance. Explore the tricks that will let you master perspective in your artwork. FREE. Registration is required and space is limited. Click here. On the day of the event, you will receive an email with a link to join. More info about Newton Free Library at newtonfreelibrary.net.

*Newton Theatre Company presents its next virtual Radio Hour: Rebecca, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, on Thursday, June 4, at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. When a young woman falls in love with a wealthy widower and moves into his seaside estate, she thinks her life may be a dream. As dangerous secrets about the previous lady of the house begin to emerge, our heroine worries she may instead be trapped in a nightmare. Log on at 7:45 p.m. for live entertainment by beloved local musician Neil Miller. FREE. For registration info and the ingredients for a Dark and Stormy, NTC’s signature cocktail for the show, click here. More info at newtontheatrecompany.com. 

*Amherst Early Music is pleased to offer again this weekend AEM Online on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, 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 Frame Drum Fun for All and Baroque Oboe Session: Duos and Techniques. Register for any number of sessions; classes are $25/session. Learn more about the sessions and register here. More info at amherstearlymusic.org.

*The Newton Piano Summit, supported by the Waban Improvement Society, is pleased to present Guitar Master Bruce Forman in Concert on Saturday, June 6, at 4:00 p.m. via Facebook Live. Bruce Forman is known the world over for incredible prowess, energy, and creativity. He has recorded 18 albums and soundtrack performances for three Clint Eastwood films. He is an acclaimed producer and arranger, and an educator in-residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Department. Don’t miss this performance and conversation! 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 4:00 p.m., access this concert right here. More info at newtonpianosummit.org.


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