LOCATION CHANGE: This Week’s Watertown Summer Concert Will be Swinging

The Westwood Swing Band will be performing at this week’s Watertown Summer Concert

The Westwood Swing Band will perform Wednesday evening at the Watertown Summer Concert. Due to the possibility of rain and storms this evening, tonight’s concert will be held inside at the Watertown Free Public Library. The free concert is from 6:30 to 8 p.m in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room inside the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown. Vocalist Gail Riley is joined by 15 instrumentalists to create the hard-driving sound of the Big Bands of swing. The Westwood Swing Band will be performing a mix of tunes popularized by such noteworthy artists as Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Peggy Lee, Barbara Streisand, and Stevie Wonder.

Small Saves Cartoon: Summertime

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning, Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

Two Nights of Puppet Theater at Watertown’s Plumbing Museum

The Plumbing Museum will be hosting two evenings of puppet theater featuring several performers. The shows features five premier performances with original costumes and music. The scripts were written acted and directed by Massachusetts playwrights and puppeteers. Featured performers are: Rosalita the puppet, Behind The Mask Studio & Theatre, Driscoll Productions, John Minigan, and Patti Cassidy. The shows will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at The Plumbing Museum 80 Rosedale Road in Watertown.

New Rep Theatre Offering Performances With Closed Captioning

The following information was sent out by the New Repertory Theatre:

New Rep is proud to announce one open captioned performance at each of our six productions in the 2019-2020 season. This project is part of a continuing effort to increase accessibility, including our previous ASL-interpreted and audio-described performances, as well as the permanent installation of a T-Coil LOOP system in our MainStage Theater. “It is central to New Rep’s mission to make the theatre we produce as accessible as possible, so that all may enjoy it. With the generous support from Theatre Development Fund (TDF), we are now pleased to provide New Rep audience members who have limited hearing the opportunity to experience our work fully through this technology,” said incoming Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt. http://www.watertownmanews.com/2019/03/25/new-rep-theatre-announces-new-artistic-director/

Open captioned performances will be available at each production’s third Saturday matinee. Subscriptions are on sale now, and single tickets will go on sale August 1st. In recognition of additional financial costs experienced by individuals with hearing loss, New Rep is pleased to offer discounted tickets for those who require open captioned services.

Watertown Hosting Two Family Movie Nights at Police Station

The Watertown Recreation Department and Watertown Police Department announced the dates for the 2019 Family Movie Nights. The departments provided the following information:

Please join us… Friday, July 19 Friday, Aug. 9 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

(The movie titles will be announced closer to the dates.)

The festivities will be held outside in the park at 552 Main St, behind the Police Station. 6:30- 8:00 Games, Face Painting, Popcorn, Music, Balloon Animals, Pizza and Refreshments

8:00 The Movie will begin! Watertown Elementary students, bring your friends and family for a night of fun and excitement!

TV Crews Bring Old Police Station Back to Life

Crews for “Defending Jacob” took over the old Watertown Police Station on Monday. Watertown’s old Police Station usually sits quietly next to the Library and Fire Station, but Monday it teemed with activity as film crews used the building for the TV series “Defending Jacob.” The series stars Chris Evans, and has also been filmed in Belmont and Hudson, according to IMDB. The show is based on the novel of the same name buy William Landay in which a father (who is also an assistant district attorney) deals with the accusation that his 14-year-old son is a murderer. Tents and equipment were set up in Watertown for the Chris Evans series “Defending Jacob.”

Small Saves: The Goalie Glove

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning, Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

Shooting of TV Show Impacting Parking on East Watertown Street

A street in East Watertown’s Coolidge Square will be closed for a day due to the shooting of the television show “Defending Jacob.” The Deluxe Town Diner will be site of the filming of production, which stars Chris Evans. Due to the filming, Bigelow Avenue will be closed to parking on both sides from Mt. Auburn Street to Artsakh Street (near the St. Stephen’s Armenian Church).