Series Featuring Authors, Songwriters Returns to Mosesian Center for the Arts

Mosesian Center for the Arts sent out the following information:

Writers reading, Songwriters singing, it’s the return of Earfull – Spring 2018 Edition at The Mosesian Center for the Arts! Join us for another amazing series of authors and musicians coming together for intimate performances on the Branch Line patio (321 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA.)

Doors at 6:30 p.m., Show at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit us at http://www.mosesianarts.org/index.php/shows/mosesian-live/earfull-spring-2018 

Earfull is made possible in part by Q Division, Brookline Booksmith, and Creamer Management

Spring 2018 Lineup:

May 22
Authors: Celeste Ng & Richard Russo
Musicians: Vapors of Morphine & Audrey Harrer

June 5
Authors: Tova Mirvis & Stephen McCauley
Musicians: Water and Sand (Kim Taylor and Todd Thibaud) & Ward Hayden (Girls Guns & Glory)

June 19
Authors: KL Pereira & Lydia Millet
Musicians: Duke Levine & Sarah Borges

Improbable Players Receive $200,000 Grant from Cummings Foundation

The following information was provided by Improbably Players:
Improbable Players Inc. is one of 33 local nonprofits awarded a total of $10 million from Cummings Foundation through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides funding for up to 10 years. Christina Everett, Co-Director (Program Management) and Shahjehan Khan, Development Co-ordinator, represented the nonprofit at a May 3 awards night at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. Watertown-based Improbable Players use theater performances & workshops based on true stories and performed by people in recovery to address addiction, alcoholism, and the opioid epidemic. Performances are 25-45 minutes long followed by a talkback/Q&A. Drama workshops give students the space and tools to combat social pressures and find coping strategies that work for them.

Natures Interfaces With Art in Watertown Gallery’s New Exhibit

Room 83 Spring sent out the following information about its upcoming exhibit:

Art and the ecosystem convene in Dynamic Entities at Room 83 Spring featuring the work of David Buckley Borden, Rebecca Hutchinson, and Joel Longenecker. Sculpture, painting and works on paper, reveal art as the interface between nature’s cycles and processes and the parallel actions, proposals, and outcomes of each artist’s investigative studio practice. Through mimesis, simulation, evidential re-presentation, and collaborative interpretation, Buckley Borden, Hutchinson, and Longenecker give testament to a complex community of interwoven physical factors and the ever-unfolding contingencies of nature itself. As a witness and participant, each artist explores themes of flux, flow, growth and decay, creation and its demise, to render an intimate experience of awe and the sublime. A Cambridge-based interdisciplinary artist and designer, David Buckley Borden promotes a shared environmental awareness and heightened cultural value of ecology.

The Kennedys Playing in Final Tremedal Concert of the Season

The last Tremedal Concert of the season features The Kennedys, and will be held at the First Parch Church in Watertown on Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m.

Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives who met in Austin, Texas. This year they celebrate their 20th anniversary both as a band and a married couple. Their music has been described as a mix of Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention. Tickets cost $20 at the door, or $15 before the show by purchasing online. To purchase tickets online click here.

Perkins Teams with Revels Singing Group for A Celebration of Spring Concert

Revels and Perkins School for the Blind’s 18th annual presentation “A Celebration of Spring.” Directed by Patrick Swanson; Music Direction by Megan Henderson

WHEN: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Perkins School for the Blind, Dwight Hall – 175 No. Beacon Street, Watertown, MA

Admission is FREE

Join us for a joyful and inspirational concert of traditional music, dance and song as we celebrate spring with the talented students from Perkins School for the Blind. Revels directors Megan Henderson and Paddy Swanson lead this special one-hour program featuring Perkins’ talented singers with Revels’ adult and children’s choruses, a children’s morris team, and a great band of musicians. Enjoy music and songs from South Africa, Croatia, England and America, plus a wild visit from that ancient harbinger of spring, the Padstow ‘obby ‘oss, all the way from Cornwall, England!

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Armenian Republic with Film, Dance in Watertown

The Boston-area Armenian community will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Republic with a weekend of film, music and dance, including two event in Watertown. The schedule of events:

Friday, May 4 — Screening of the film, “State on the Last Piece of Land,” at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC – 47 Nichols Ave. Watertown, MA). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the program starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Saturday, May 5, Dance with entertainment from Armenia, starring Ruben Sasunci and Gohar Hovhannisyan, who will be in Boston together for the first time!

Armenian Memorial Church Annual Fair Features Food, Silent Auction

The Armenian Memorial Church, 32 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, will host the 2018 Annual Fair on May 18 and 19. The Fair will take place Friday, May 18, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Meals will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The event is rain or shine. Meals will be dine-in or take-out, and include beef, chicken, or losh kebab with sauce, rice pilaf, eetch, salad, bread & drinks

Armenian Delicacies will also be available: paklava, kadayif, cheoreg, mante, & many other baked specialties. Thee will be a silent auction.

Watertown Children’s Theatre’s Latest Show, Assassins, Starts in May

Watertown Children’s Theatre presents Assassins in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA. Assassins, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman.  ASSASSINS is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert Jr., Playwrights Horizons, Inc. – New York City produced ASSASSINS Off-Broadway in 1990. Orchestrations by Michael Starobin. A cast of ninth-12th graders including Watertown’s own Daniel Abadjiev, Amelia Allison, Rita Hackett and Julian Schepis explores the lives of the presidential assassins in this one act musical on May 4 at 7 p.m., May 5 at 7 p.m., May 6 at 1 p.m., May 10 at 7 p.m., May 11 at 7 p.m., May 12 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and May 13 at 1 p.m. in the Black Box Theater, Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown. For more information, visit WCT’s website at  www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org or call 617-926-ARTS.Tickets are $15 each (plus fees), and are available through the link on our website at www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org or www.mosesianarts.org.