5 Things To Do This Week – 8/26/20

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 Pro Arte for their Summer Salon Series concert on Thursday, August 27th 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 Brahms and Mozart. Suggested donation is $25. Click here to donate and access the link.

*The Newton Free Library invites you to join them in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. On Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 PM, Paul-André Bempéchat will perform a selection of sonatas in honor of Beethoven’s birthday over Facebook Live. Paul-André Bempéchat is Music Fellow at Harvard’s Cabot House. A Juilliard and Sorbonne graduate, he has enjoyed a forty-year performing and teaching career on both sides of the Atlantic, having performed at venues as prestigious as Berlin’s Konzerthaus, the Vienna Festival, Jordan Hall and Alice Tully Hall. Click here for more information.

*Amherst Early Music will end the month of classes with an Open Mic event! On Saturday, August 29, at 1:00 pm, instrumentalists or singers are invited to perform a short piece of music (5 minutes maximum) for our supportive AEM community. Silent applause is guaranteed! You can perform a solo or a piece of chamber music with a recording. Limited to 10 performing spots. Send an email to: info@amherstearlymusic.org if interested.

*Join the Newton Theatre Company on August 29th at 8:00 PM, for their next Zoom Radio Hour The Mrs., a new play by Maggie Kearnan. The wealthy and mysterious M arrives at her spacious lake house with her young assistant Joseline in tow. As Joseline starts to wonder if she will ever leave, a power-play unfolds. Join us for this exciting new thriller by Newton Theatre Company’s own up-and-coming playwright Maggie Kearnan. Join us at 7:45 for original music by Naomi Li. Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

*Join the Newton Free Library for Beginner Drawing Studio: Eyes, Noses, & Mouth, a drawing class over Zoom on Tuesday, September 1st, at 6:30 PM. Explore the main features of the face. We’ll cover tips and techniques to make your portraits pop; how to make eyes shine, noses pop, and lips smile. All you need is paper, a pencil, and a mirror. Click here for more information and registration.

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