5 Things To Do This Week – 7/15/20

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.  

*Historic Newton presents Black Newton: Building a Community on Thursday, July 16th at 5:00 PM over Zoom. Black history has always been an integral part of Newton history. We examine the important place of Black Newtonians in our city, from Newton’s earliest days through the 21st century. Learn about Black Newtonians’ experiences in slavery and freedom, the development of a historic Black community in the 19th century, the impact of redlining and the construction of the MassPike in the 20th century, and the people whose efforts today keep Newton’s Black community and history a vital and thriving part of who we are. Suggested donation: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Click here for more information and event link.

*Join Pro Arte for their second Summer Salon Series concert on Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 PM on Facebook Live. These concerts will continue throughout the summer, on every other Thursday until September 10th. This week, their concert will feature several works for string quartet by African American composers. Suggested donation is $25. Click here to donate and access the link.

*Join the Scandinavian Cultural Center for their week-long virtual screening of the 2018 documentary The Man Who Played with Fire. This fascinating documentary paints the little-known, and equally compelling portrait of Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, whose life was replete with the intrigue and danger that fueled his novels.The film will be available for viewing between Sunday, July 19th and Saturday, July 25th. Tickets are $5. Click here for more information and registration.

*Sign up now for All Newton Music School’s art and music summer camp, Music Explorers Summer Camp-in-a-Box! ANMS have reimagined courses in music, theater, movement, and visual arts to engage with your child through distance learning and enrichment activities. Musical instruments, art and activity supplies, and games are all included in your Camp-in-a-Box. Session Two begins on Monday, July 20th and runs until July 31st. For registration and more information, click here.

*Newton Free Library presents Drawing for Beginners: It’s all about Perspective on Tuesday, July 21st at 6:30 PM. 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. Click here to register.

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