Ahh, winter. I am not a fan of these cold, gray months. You know what makes them better? ARTS & CULTURE!

Newton’s got a nice collection of events this weekend. Pick one out!

Hands-On Events

Hand-Dye Silk Scarves & Patterns Workshop
New Art Center*
Saturday, January 12 at 1pm | $30

Make beautiful scarves in this friendly and fun workshop with Theresa Harris. Explore various techniques, including color removing and block printing. All levels are welcome. Perfect for gifts or for wearing your own unique creations! All materials are included.


Ask the Archivist at the Jackson Homestead
Historic Newton*
Sunday, January 13 from Noon-5pm | FREE

Need help organizing or preserving your family photos and papers? Drop in for a brief, on-the-spot consultation with Archivist/Curator Sara Goldberg. Sara will provide advice and resources that will help keep your precious collections alive and well. (Please feel free to bring samples, but NOT whole collections of what you’d like help with.) 


Chamber Music in Newton

Free Chamber Music Concert
Temple Emanuel
Sunday, January 13 at 3pm | FREE 

Pianist Carlos Varga and cellist Francisco Vila will perform music of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bloch, and Piazzola. Dessert reception follows the concert.

Fun fact about this concert: Francisco is from my lil’ ol’ hometown in Florida and was friends with one or both of my sisters. Love this small world.



trinity churchBoston Artists Ensemble Chamber Concert
Trinity Episcopal Church
Sunday, January 13 at 2:30pm | $27

The Boston Artists Ensemble once again pairs classical and 20th century string quartets to illustrate continuity and change in that vital chamber music medium. Mozart’s late String Quartet No. 21 in D, K. 575 shows his expanded depth of expression, while Bartok’s magnificent Fifth Quartet incorporates thematic gestures and rhythms from Eastern Europe in a way that is both traditional and contemporary.

Peter Zazofsky, Bayla Keyes, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Jonathan Miller, cello

  • Mozart String Quartet No. 21 in D, K. 575
  • Bartók String Quartet No. 5


*Newton Cultural Alliance Member

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