Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support arts and culture in Newton at both of Historic Newton’s museums! Meet Newton artists and authors, purchase work directly from them, and enjoy a 20% discount on merchandise at the museum shops. At the Durant-Kenrick House from 10:30 a.m. to noon, join us for “Art,…

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Highland Glee Club will perform various works by composers, including Franz Schubert, Jacob Handl, Francis Poulenc, as well as a selection of holiday classics. The concert will also feature a set of music performed by special guest artist mezzo-soprano Hailey McAvoy. Ticket prices: $20 for adults, kids 18 and under free. $15 for active military and…

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Description:Join us for Zamir Chorale for their Berlin Tour Prelude Concert, “Back to Berlin,” at Emmanuel Church’s beautiful Lindsey Chapel in the Back Bay. Co-sponsored by the Central Reform Temple, the concert will feature music that Zamir will perform at the Louis Lewandowski Festival in Berlin later in the month. The focus of the Festival…

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Join First Church in Chestnut Hill for its Second Annual Messiah Sing and Open House, featuring the First Church Quartet with Kathryn Rosenbach, piano. Enjoy coffee, cookies, and singing! Holiday open house begins before the concert at 6:00 p.m.; concert starts at 7:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. More info…

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Shibori is a group of traditional Japanese techniques used to create pattern on cloth. In this workshop, students will stitch, bind, clamp, and pole wrap cotton and silk scarves to be dyed. Each student will make 4-5 scarves. Once the scarves are dyed and resists are removed, beautiful patterns emerge. Much like tie-dye, there is…

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Join New Phil on Sunday, December 15, for their annual holiday celebration filled with music, dance, and song. The program features excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’ with students from the Boston Ballet School of Newton, and seasonal choral works presented in collaboration with Newton’s All City Treble Singers. It’s a festive concert for music lovers of…

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Join the New Phil for a special evening of chamber ensembles and culinary treats! The program for this tapestry-style event will include the music of Bach, Suk, Stravinsky, and Mozart’s great Symphony No. 40. The evening will include fanciful refreshments and a chance to explore the beauty of the exquisite Gregorian Oriental Rugs in Newton…

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NewTV’s Studio Production Orientation will teach you how you can access and use NewTV’s studio space. If you’re interested in producing your own show at NewTV or volunteer on a current one, this is the place to start. Class is free with a NewTV membership. Membership starts at $25. More info at newtv.org.

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These art shows will be on view February 4-27: The face is Mary McSweeney’s greatest inspiration whether invented, from life, idealized, distorted, sculptural or flat. From describing form and light with small strokes to creating ambiguous spaces with broad and untamed washes, Dan Brenton explores a variety of mark-making techniques. FREE and open to the…

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Learn how to set up NewTV’s studio space from lights to the control room. This class will teach you how to put on a great studio production. Class is free with a NewTV membership. Membership starts at $25. More info at newtv.org.

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