5 Things To Do This Week – 8/12/20

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. Many more virtual events are listed on our calendar 

*Join the Newton Free Library on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30 PM for A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi, the New York Times bestselling author of How To Be an Anti-Racist. This book is part of the Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton city-wide read which will include a series of events and conversations about race and racism. Following the event, there will be a discussion about race and racism in Newton.  Click here for more info and to register.

*Join Pro Arte for their Summer Salon Series concert on Thursday, August 13th at 7:00 PM on Facebook Live. These concerts will continue throughout the summer, on every other Thursday until September 10th. This week, the program will feature works by Beethoven, Bach, and Bacewicz. Suggested donation is $25. Click here to donate and access the link.

*Join Historic Newton for a socially-distanced Lakes District Bicycle Tour on Sunday, August 16th at 2:00-5:00 PM. This safe and easy ride takes you past historical sites related to bicycle history in Newton. Visit where bicycles were built and raced in the 1890s, and also see where bicyclists by the hundreds met up and picnicked in the Lakes District of the Charles River in Newton Lower Falls, Auburndale, and part of Waltham. Pre-registration is required through Charles River Wheelers. Visit their website for more information and registration. 

*Suzuki School of Newton invites you to join their Fiddle Pal Camp From Home for students age 9 and up. From August 17th to 21st, 9:00-4:00 PM, students can discover, learn, and play a diverse range of styles, including Bluegrass, Scottish, Jazz, Appalachian, Irish, and Blues. Campers will attend a live morning all-camp round-up before splitting off to work with prepared lessons taught by Fiddle Camp instructors. The camp culminates with a video recital and recording project. For more details, visit American Fiddle Method’s website.

*Join the New Art Center for Week 9 of their Summer youth program from August 17th to August 21st. Grades 2-5 can spend summer vacation immersed in the arts. New Art faculty conduct real-time classes through Zoom video meetings. Each week will be packed with possibilities, imagination, and fun as students explore 2 exciting activities each day: 2D Art & Drama Fun. Week 9’s theme is “Pop Culture” View their website for more information.

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