Newton is jammed with great arts this weekend! Pick your poison, folks!



Modern Makers 2012 – International Exhibit of Violin and Bows
Carriage House Violins
October 12 – 27  | FREE

From October 12–27, Carriage House Violins will host Modern Makers 2012, an international exhibit of select instruments and bows by today’s premier artisans. Three dozen makers from around the world will be represented by their best violins, violas, cellos, and bows, which will be available to admire, play, and purchase. A cocktail reception (Saturday, October 13) will launch the exhibit, and an informal talk is scheduled.



Jazz in the Yard
Historic Newton* and Newton Jazz & Wine Festival
Saturday, October 13 from 1pm-5pm | FREE

Say goodbye to summer by coming out for an afternoon of live jazz, as four local artists perform in our backyard including Persian Blue, the Fred Woodard Guitar Trio, and Rusty Scott Piano Trio. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets


Opening Night at Symphony
New Philharmonia Orchestra*
Saturday, October 13 at 7:30pm | $50

Celebrate what makes Newton’s premiere orchestra great! Our mission, our music director, our players, our community partners, and YOU – our friends and neighbors! The evening is a symphonic “whodunit?” with classical music trivia hosted by Steven Ledbetter and a rollicking performance of The Composer is Dead, with music by Nathaniel Stookey and text by author Lemony Snicket! “Opening Night at Symphony” is a New Phil party like never before! The whole night starts with a party featuring international tastes, sips, sights, and sounds!


Live at the Library: Wool & Grant
Waban Library Center
Saturday, October 13 at 7:30pm | $20

Bev Grant and Ina May Wool are a rousing new duo that celebrates both intimate and political themes with rocking, funny, poignant songs, featuring interweaving vocals and guitar. Between them, they have shared the stage with Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Holly Near, John Lee Hooker, Richard Thompson, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, John Gorka, and Taj Mahal. RSVP to [email protected]





Newton Harvest Fest
Newton Pride
Sunday, October 14 from 10am-5pm | FREE

Celebrate Fall in Newton at the 37th annual Harvest Fair in Newton Centre. On Saturday there are kiddie amusement rides, sand and face painting. On Sunday there is something for everyone! Kiddie amusement rides, free pumpkin decorating, 150 craft booths, delicious ethnic and American food, the “Big Feat” Memorial Walk of the Circle of Caring at Hospice of the Good Shepherd, and terrific live entertainment by local dancers and musicians. On Sunday, Suzuki School of Newton* performs at noon! NCA will be there Sunday with our members’ brochures – stop by and I’ll help pick out the right event for you!


The Art of the Accessories

Sarian Designs
Sunday, October 14 at 11am | FREE presentation, $25 Farmstead Table lunch

I had to share this event which combines a local creative business with a local restaurant partnership!

11am: The experience starts in Shaunt’s store with a glass of bubbling cold champagne

11:15am: Dava will offer a primer on how to choose and combine accessories. This is a phenomenal collection of tips that any woman would love to have in order to shine her inner beauty on the outside. Dava will answer your questions.   Later, if you and your guest are in the mood–

12:15pm:  Lunch at Farmstead Table, where the owner welcomes the guests with lovely, palatable dishes,and a SPECIAL DEAL for the Sarian Guests that day: a two course lunch plus a glass of wine for ONLY $25


Classical Guitarist George Attisano in ConcertClassical Guitar Concert: George Attisano
L’aroma Cafe
Sunday, October 14 from 2-4pm | FREE

Shake off fall’s chill with a cuppa and a concert!


*Newton Cultural Alliance Member


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