5 Things To Do This Week – 8/19/20

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. 

*Join the Scandinavian Cultural Center for a virtual screening of Ingmar Bergman’s 1992 film The Best Intentions, available daily throughout the month of August. Swedish master Ingmar Bergman penned this loving tribute to his parent’s epic romance, and the film went on to win the top prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. Tickets are $6. Click here to view the trailer and purchase tickets.

*Suzuki School of Newton is hosting a Zoom information session for families interested in joining their music program for the Fall 2020 semester! Join the Suzuki School of Newton on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00 PM for an informational session about their Fall programs. All music classes will be held online through December 31, 2020. This session will provide practical details about online classes for new students as well as explaining program offerings and the Suzuki philosophy of education. Click here to RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting link.

*Head over to the Newton Free Library for Early Primary Voting, from Saturday, August 22nd to Friday, August 29th. Primary day is Tuesday, September 1st, but if you’re a Newton citizen and wish to vote in-person and early, you can safely do so at the Newton Free Library. Click here for more information.

*Join the New Art Center for the final week of their Summer youth program from August 24th to 28th. 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 10’s theme is “Animal Friends.” View their website for more information.

*Join the Newton Free Library on Tuesday, August 25th at 7:00 PM for Raising Anti-Racist Kids: A Panel Discussion, featuring several speakers from the Newton Public School system. This event is part of the Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton city-wide educational series on being an anti-racist. Click here for more info and to register.

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