5 Things To Do This Week – 8/5/20

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 


*Join the Scandinavian Cultural Center for a virtual screening of the 2019 Icelandic drama A White, White Day, available online daily until Tuesday, August 11th. The film follows a police chief in a remote Icelandic town as he mourns the accidental death of his wife and becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her. Tickets are $10 for SCC members and $12 for non-members. Click here to view the trailer and purchase tickets.

*Join the New Art Center  on Friday, August 7th at 9:30 AM for their online class Painting Beyond Foundations. This is a weekly class comprised of four sessions, and will end on August 28th. Intermediate and advanced students will explore and develop personal themes while pushing their skills to the limit. Demos, group exercises, color theory, advanced painting techniques with regular critique and conversation support and extend creativity and competency. For the materials list and registration, click here.

*Sign up for Suzuki School of Newton’s last week of Preschool Summer Camp! The final week of camp is Monday, August 10th to Friday, August 14th. They have an exciting curriculum planned that involves plenty of outdoor play while adhering to the new safety guidelines. Children are welcome to join in both morning and afternoon sessions, but they must return to their home for lunch between sessions. Click here to register your child.

*Join the New Art Center for Week 8 of their summer youth program from Monday, August 10th to Friday, August 14th. 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 8’s theme is “Above and Beyond – Skies, Stars, Planets and Galaxies.” View their website for more information.

*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.

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