I’ve got 4 events on my radar though I’m sure there are more out there this weekend – put them in the comments!


Stroll_streetscene2Arts Stroll & Shop… Take 2!
Newton Cultural Alliance
Thursday, December 19 | 5pm-8pm

Wrap up your shopping! Newton Centre’s boutiques, restaurants, specialty shops, and more are offering great deals and treats for you tonight. Lots of discounts, plenty of tastes, great community spirit. Plus you can still collect on your Shop Local Weekend Card

11am-8pm: Shops and restaurants open until 8pm or later!
4pm-6pm: Kids crafts with Scandinavian Cultural Center and New Philharmonia Orchestra at Terry O’Reilly’s
5pm-8pm: Pop-Up Art Gallery open at 1247 Centre Street, featuring Howard Fineman, Judy Dernburg, Patricia Geller, and Joan Glinert
6pm-7pm: Caroling! Meet outside Deluxe Station Diner!
5pm-8pm: Live Music


YCCA: Fall Showcase
West Suburban YMCA – Y Center for Creative Arts
Friday, December 20 | 6pm
Donations accepted

The talented kids at the YCCA are putting on a show! The evening’s program includes musical performances by the YCCA’s Private Lesson Students and Rock Bands. In addition, the Video & Film students will show their original film, “The Revenge of Mitch Baker”. Our students have worked very hard this session and we are so proud to share their talents with you.


Glitz Web HeaderCelebrations! (rescheduled from 12.15)
New Philharmonia OrchestraBoston Ballet School | All-City Treble Singers
Sunday, December 22 at 3pm | First Baptist Church, Newton Centre

Celebrate the season with music, song and dance! Bring the whole family to the 2nd Annual Celebrations! performance featuring three of Newton’s wonderful performing arts groups.

I watched rehearsal from the audience a couple of weeks ago and was literally brought to happy tears. This is a beautiful performance and I guarantee an afternoon of musical memories! Tickets available in advance at www.newphil.org or at the door on Sunday. Don’t miss it.


Moo Shu Jew
New Center for Arts and Culture
Tuesday, December 24 at 6pm
China Pearl, Boston

This Meshuggena Show was created for Jews to enjoy on Christmas Eve, where else but in a Chinese restaurant!

Back for a third straight year after sold-out performances, the hilarious Moo Shu Jew Show is the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve, whether you’re Jewish or not. Featuring some of the country’s best comedians and a multi-course Chinese meal, this popular evening will leave you with a belly full of laughs and good food. No shellfish, no pork and lots of veggie dishes.

Featuring the comic talents of:

Lenny Marcus recently made his late night television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman to amazing reviews. He has also performed standup on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, NBC’s Friday Nite, and NBC’s Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson

Scott Blakeman has performed his political humor from a liberal Jewish point of view around the world, including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Dana Eagle‘s smart, edgy material has earned her the respect of not just audiences but of fellow comedians, such as Bill Maher who routinely calls her to open for him.

Steve Calechman is a stand-up comedian, who also is a contributing editor for Men’s Health and was a correspondent for the New England Patriots’ Patriots Today.


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