Weekend looking a little empty? Fill it up here!


Summer in the Highlands
Hyde Community Center
Friday, August 10 at 6pm | FREE


 This Friday’s performances include the Soft Touch Dance Band  and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. I gotta say that this sounds like the perfect date night combination.


Zanna, Don’t!
Newton Community Players*
Friday, August 11 &  Saturday, August 12 at 8pm | $20
MassBay Community College

Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of Heartsville High, where the chess champ is the coolest guy on campus, and the captain of the football team just wants to fit in. A boy and girl learn about love, thanks to Zanna, a musical fairy who, with the wave of his wand, takes us to a rainbow world promoting tolerance, understanding, diversity, and love. You’ll leave the theatre smiling and humming the memorable tunes of this hysterically funny and heartwarming summertime treat.




Vermilion Sings Vespers
First Unitarian Society of Newton
Saturday, August 11 at 7:30pm | FREE

Find peace and tranquility in this busy season of light by being with us for a half hour of deeply moving ancient chant, meditative poetry, and polyphonic music in candlelight. Vermilion is a quintet of singers; our guest this month is oboist Laurie Wadsworth.



Historic Newton Walks: The Hobart Estates
Historic Newton*
Sunday, August 12 at 2pm | FREE 

The Hobart Estates: Commonwealth Avenue and an Olmsted Subdivision

The Olmsted-designed subdivision centered on Hobart Road was developed in conjunction with the Newton Boulevard (now called Commonwealth Avenue).  Learn about the suburbanization of Newton, suburban landscape design, and the evolution of domestic architecture on this tour led by Historic Newton intern Tom McGinley. Meet at the northeast corner of Grant and Commonwealth Avenue (the Carriage Road).


Looking for some cultural fun tonight?! Boston Lyric Opera is performing a free concert at the Hatchshell on the Esplanade from 7-9pm. Grab a blanket and a picnic and get down there!


 *Newton Cultural Alliance member


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