The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Have a great winter week of arts & culture!
*Newton Theatre Company presents Marie Antoinette on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 19, at 3:00 p.m. at Union Church in Waban, 14 Collins Road, Newton. Enjoy Newton Theatre Company’s last performances of this modern take on the insane—and eventually heroic—life of 18th-century Paris’ most infamous It Girl. Despite her initial popularity in France, Marie finds herself in jeopardy as the revolution draws near. As the line between the personal and political begins to blur, Marie must fight to save herself from destruction in this bracing, timely piece by David Adjmi. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Tickets are $10-$20. More info at newtontheatrecompany.com.
*Newton Free Library presents Chocolate Make & Take for teens and tweens on Saturday, January 18, at 12:00 p.m. in the teen area at 330 Homer Street, Newton. Enjoy chocolate? Head over to Newton Free Library to make, decorate, and take home your very own chocolate creations! For grades 5-12. FREE and open to the public. More info at newtonfreelibrary.net.
*Newton Community Chorus presents its Winter Concert on Saturday, January 18, at 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street, Newton. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of Newton Community Chorus’ Winter Concert, showcasing Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Händel’s Dettingen Te Deum. The chorus will be joined by soloists Kelley Hollis, soprano, and Ron Williams, baritone. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for students/seniors. More info and tickets at newtoncommunitychorus.org.
*New Art Center presents a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Art Program for grades K-5 on Monday, January 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at their location at 61 Washington Park, Newton. Join New Art Center for a day of art-making and friend-making! All participants will explore 2D (drawing and painting), 3D (sculpture), and ceramics and performing arts in groups divided by age. Enjoy a day packed with possibilities for creativity and fun. Please bring a lunch and two snacks. For grades K-5. Cost is $95. More info at newartcenter.org.
*Join First Baptist Church, Newton Family Singers, and your neighbors for Newton’s 52nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration: Know Your Neighbor on Monday, January 20, at 9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Newton, 848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre. Enjoy this wonderful community event. For this year’s theme, Know Your Neighbor, student speakers, highlighted musical selections, and guest speakers will speak to the importance of community, kindness to those we know and don’t know, and how in order to continue Dr. King’s work, we must meet one another with open minds and hearts. FREE and open to the public. More info at http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/mayor/mlk_2020.asp.