Happy snow day! So far it seems like all these events are good to go this weekend. Melt the snow with the radiance of music, art, and fun!



Beauty and the Beast Musical
Brimmer & May Upper School
Sat, March 9 at 2pm and 7pm | $6 kids, $12 adults

The Brimmer and May Creative Arts Department presents the Upper School musical Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time: Disney’s classic tale of true love and talking furniture, complete with music.


Cool Kosins
Highland Jazz*
at Newton South High School
Sat, March 9 at 8pm | $20

Kathy Kosins with Tim Ray, piano, John Lockwood, bass, and Jon Hazilla, drums

With a luscious voice wrapped in buttery sensuality, Detroit vocalist Kathy Kosins has entranced jazz fans around the world. Raised in the era of Motown, the award-winning Kosins began performing and arranging for producer Don Was in the 1980s. She quickly became one of the nation’s most sought-after session singers, touring with Was as a lead vocalist. In 1996, she launched her successful debut album, “All in a Dream’s Work” (Schoolkids), featuring a collection of nine originals and a cover of the Miles Davis composition “Four.” Kosins followed that success with “Mood Swings” (Chiaroscuro), an album that expanded Kosins’ profile on the national stage. Her 2006 release, “Vintage,” (Mahogany Jazz), captures little known songbook placed alongside a few widely known, yet unexpected tunes from outside the jazz tradition.


From the Stage
Metropolitan Chorale
at First Baptist Church*
Sat, March 9 at 8pm | $25

LUST – BETRAYAL – SIN! The Metropolitan Chorale, under the direction of Music Director Lisa Graham, explores the rich world of opera and musical theatre with a program of music written for the stage. Powerful stories of love, revenge and betrayal are told through beloved opera choruses, arias and arrangements of great American musicals. Selections include Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas;” Mozart’s “Magic Flute;” Verdi’s “Macbeth” and “La Traviata;” “Sweeney Todd” and “Guys and Dolls.”



Open House: Spring Session & Summer Art Program
New Art Center*

Sun, March 10 from 1pm – 4pm | FREE

Meet the faculty and staff. Register for Spring term courses. Arts and crafts activities for children, adults and families. Participate in mini samples of classes and summer sessions. Learn about our upcoming 6 Gallery exhibitions. Register for April Vacation, and Summer Arts Program. Tour the building, studios, and learn about our great offerings. Snacks, beverages and lots of fun! FREE!!!


Dance & Play
Charles River Wind Ensemble*
at First Baptist Church*
Sun, March 10 at 3pm | FREE

The sultry stylings of Belgium, the passion-inspiring pulse of the Argentine tango, the complex rhythmic combinations of Greece’s isle of Crete, and the memorable melodies of Bernstein’s Broadway and film masterpiece brought together in one movement-inspiring performance by the Charles River Wind Ensemble. Join us as we aim to shake the rafters and shift the floorboards of Newton’s beautiful First Baptist Church in a concert that promises to challenge your ability to remain in your seat.


FUSN Vespers
First Unitarian Society of Newton
Sun, March 10 7:30pm-8pm | FREE

Join us for FUSN’s Vespers, on March 10. At this month’s theme of Trust, Vermilion sings works of Gibbons, Tallis, and Gesualdo that ask the questions to which Trust might just be the answer. Our poems this month include: Susan Kinsolving’s Trust, Li-Young Lee’s The Gift, and John Ciardi’s Most Like an Arch This Marriage. And we loved her so much, this month Susan Miron returns to play her beautiful Celtic harp again. Join us for a bit of quiet music to ease into the week ahead.


*Newton Cultural Alliance member