New Things To Do This Week #1

NCA highlights arts & culture things to do online! 

As we all learn to adjust to staying in, staying engaged is so important for our mental health and well being. Now more than ever, we need to have access to arts and culture–to feel connected, heal, and, of course, have fun! NCA will continue to support and serve our community and act as a resource for connecting you virtually with the arts and culture organizations you love, as well as other enriching online opportunities. Wishing you well. Thank you and stay safe and healthy!


*The Newton Art Association presents the Workshop “Websites for Artists on Thursday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. online! Visual artist and adjunct RISD professor Clara Lieu will share strategies for successful websites for artists during an evening workshop. FREE and open to all. On Thursday at 7:00 p.m., go to to access the workshop. More info at

 *Cappella Clausura is pleased to share virtually its special performance of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum from 2/15/20. Immerse yourself in chanted opera: what Director LeClair calls the very first opera, written around 1150 by Abbess and now St. Hildegard von Bingen, fully staged for modern audiences with 18 women and men lending gender fluidity to the various ancient roles; with Na’ama Lion, flute; Nancy Hurrell, harp; Laura Jeppesen, vielle; and Mike Williams, percussion. Enjoy this lovely concert now by clicking hereMore info at

*NewTV’s Education Channel will be showing classic movies every Sunday evening throughout the month of March. On March 22, they will be showing Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last, and on March 29, they will be showing Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. Films start at 7:00 p.m. To watch, tune into Comcast 99, RCN 3 (629 for HD), or Verizon 32 (2134 for HD). More info at

*Zamir Chorale of Boston presents its Lewandowski Psalm 150 Virtual Choir from November 2018. In celebration of the Zamir Chorale of Boston’s 50th season, they created a first-ever international Jewish virtual choir of Louis Lewandowski’s “Halleluyoh.” With 150 participants from all over the world, this production is an inspiration and exposes countless music lovers to 19th-century German synagogue music, in general, and in particular, to the famous German Jewish composer. Listen to this beautiful choir right now hereMore info at

*Newton Free Library has many online resources. For instance, you can stream movies, TV shows, and documentaries FREE with your library card. Learn more about this service here. Additional info at


We hope you enjoyed this new version of our blog. If you have virtual arts & culture resources you would like to share, or if you are a local artist and would like to have your art featured on our blog, reach out to Ellen at NCA at

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