Okay folks, I’ve got concerts, films, and lots of crafts to warm you up this weekend!


Duo of Threes
New Philharmonia Orchestra*
Sat, Nov 17 at 8pm | Sun, Nov 18 at 3pm
First Baptist Church, Newton Centre  | Tickets $10-$45

New Phil kicks off its 18th season with Duo of Threes this weekend! Check out Newton’s premiere orchestra, playing wonderful music, in this awesome venue. Combine the concert with one of Newton Centre’s delicious restaurants and you’ve got yourself a pretty terrific date night!


Schumann: Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Abel Sanchez-Aguilera, piano
1st prize winner 2011 Boston International Piano Competition


Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana
Newton Choral Society*
Sat, Nov 17 at 8pm
Holy Name Parish, West Roxbury | $25

Newton Choral Society’s 37th season begins with with Carl Orff’s dramatic cantata, “Carmina Burana” (1936).

Using selections from a rich trove of 12th and 13th century secular poems discovered in a Bavarian monastery, this work is one of the most popular and beloved works in the choral repertoire.

Newton’s Youth Pro Musica, under the direction of Robert Barney, will be joining the Choral Society for this one-night-only performance.


Danish Film: Lost in Africa
Scandinavian Cultural Center*
Sat, Nov 17 at 1:00pm
Scandinavian Living Center | FREE

Lost in Africa is a Danish film about a 11-year-old black adopted boy who travels with his Danish mother to Kenya, his country of origin. While there, he loses his soccer ball and while trying to retrieve it, gets lost himself. 93 minutes. In Danish with English subtitles.


The 24th Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival: All In
West Newton Cinema
Sun, Nov 18 at 1pm | $12

A charming, Jewish, poker-loving, divorced father of two, lies – often – to get through life.  The day he gets a vasectomy is the day he reconnects with an ex-flame in this delightful romantic comedy.  Directed by Daniel Burman (Family Law, 2006 Festival, Lost Embrace, 2004 Festival) and starring Norma Aleandro (Anita) with an acting debut from Jorge Drexler, Latino singing star and medical doctor.

Newton Holiday Craft Show
Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs
Sat, Nov 17 from 10am-5pm and Sun, Nov 18 from 11am-4pm
Newton Cultural Center | FREE

Patrons can view and purchase beautiful paintings, pottery, textiles, jewelry, glass and photography by talented New England artists. Early holiday shopping!




Holiday Craft Fair
Hyde Community Center

Sat, Nov 17 from 10am-4pm | FREE 

Woman’s Club of Newton Highlands 10th Annual Craft Fair benefits the scholarship fund awarded to Newton high school students, as well as other club activities benefiting the Newton community. All items are hand crafted, crocheted, knit, painted, quilted, sewn, or otherwise produced.  Items include Alpaca shawls; cards; children’s clothing; fascinators-(think Royal Wedding); furniture; Japanese woodprints; jewelry; knit hats, mittens & gloves; purses; sketch books; table runners; and many other items as well. Face painting will be offered 1-4 PM.


Holiday Gift Faire
American Legion – Post 440
Sun, Nov 18 from 10am-4pm

Crafts, gifts, jewelry, and art sale.


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