CBS Pays Watertown’s Eliza Dushku a $9.5 Million Sexual Harassment Settlement

Eliza Dushku received a $9.5 million settlement from CBS in a sexual harassment case. Here she speaks at a candlelight vigil in Watertown for those lost to addiction. Watertown-native Eliza Dushku received a $9.5 million settlement from CBS after she alleged her role on the network’s show “Bull” was cut after she confronted about inappropriate comments made to her by the show’s star. The settlement, was reached after Dushku reported that Michael Weatherly made a rape joke to her and commented to her about a threesome, reported in the New York Times. She alleges she confronted Weatherly about the comments and shortly afterward her role, which she had been told would be a full-time one, was written off the show.

Perkins Announces Schedule of Audio Described Theater Performances for 2018-19

New Rep Theatre’s 1776 is one of the performances around the Boston area featuring audio descriptions for those blind or visually impaired. The following information came from Perkins School for the Blind:

Please come to the exciting live theater productions with audio description during the remainder of the 2018-2019 theater season. Preshow description of sets and costumes for performances at all locations generally begins 60 minutes prior to curtain (unless otherwise noted). Please arrive early to allow time to get headsets, programs and be seated. The following audio described performances will be at the designated theatres listed below:

American Repertory Theater

64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge617-547-8300www.americanrepertorytheater.orgTo purchase tickets for these performances, email boxoffice@amrep.org

Barber Shop Chronicles

Audio Described: Friday, December 21 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, December 22 at 2:00 PM

Newsroom and political platform—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world.

Watertown Mall Hosting Winter Wonderland Event

The following information was provided by the Watertown Mall:

The Watertown Mall, located at 550 Arsenal Street, Watertown, with Watertown Families Together will be hosting a “Winter Wonderland” event on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Usher in the new season with the Watertown Mall! Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for a fun wintery morning by attending our “Winter Wonderland” event on Dec. 20. Sponsored by Watertown Families Together and led by Arlene Smith, this event consists of crafting projects, singing songs, reading and listing to stories, and will be featuring an appearance by Santa himself.

Watertown Cable’s ‘Inside Watertown’ Receives Award from Alliance for Community Media

A local talkshow produced by Watertown Cable Access won an award at the recent Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region Conference. The producers of “Inside Watertown,” Samantha Dudley and Ashley Hardy received the second place award in the Budget II General Talkshow category at the in ACM Northeast Region Conference in Schenectady, New York, in October. Watertown Cable announced the award on Wednesday. The show highlights groups and people who make a difference in Watertown. The show is co-hosted by Charlie Breitrose, editor of Watertown News, and Paul Airasian, a local business and community leader.

Wartertown Mall Hosting a Variety of Holiday Entertainment This Month

The Watertown Mall provided the following announcement:

The Watertown Mall is proud to present holiday performances by local elementary and high school bands, choral and string groups as well as professional music groups from the Greater Boston area throughout the month of December! The following is an entertainment list for December. Please visit our website at
www.watertown-mall.com for updates on December events and entertainment. Holiday Entertainment Calendar:
December 2 @ 2:00 pm: Neighborhood Children’s Theatre. December 5 @ 4:30: Boston University Academy Swamp Cats Jazz Band.

Concert Series at Plumbing Museum Kicks Off with Christmas Tunes

The Plumbing Museum is pleased to announce a new concert series that will showcase Boston’s emerging music performers and composers. Conceived as a community outreach project, Music of the Pipes concert series brings together a wide variety of musical genres to provide family-friendly, educational, traditional and experimental music programming in an open and fun venue space of the Plumbing Museum. Curated by Antonina Styczen, an internationally award-winning flute player, the first series will feature the flute as a solo instrument in chamber music and in a big ensemble. The program will include music of different genres from the famous Christmas tune “The Nutcracker Suite” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – in a special arrangement for flute orchestra, to beautiful melodies of Philip Glass “Facades” for two flutes and string quartet, and Jane Rigler’s “Two Seaming” exploring unusual pairing of flute and voice. The program will also feature the premiere of a commissioned piece by a young, Spanish composer, Pedro Osuna, for flute and string quartet.

Watertown’s Commander’s Mansion Presents Holiday Open House

Watertown’s historic Commander’s Mansion hosts the Annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., featuring two floors of fun, food and drink, and visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The organizers of the event provided the following schedule and information:

First Floor – South Pole

6:15 to 6:45 p.m. and 7 to 7:30 p.m. – La Bonne Maison presents an intimate tasting demo of holiday cocktails and app

For ages 21+ (limited capacity) $8.00 per person with pre-registration — please call 617-926-7755 to register — and $10.00 per person at the door (cash only)

5:45 to 6:15 p.m. – Perkins Secondary Chorus and Instrumental Ensemble performs Christmas Carols

Second Floor – North Pole – FREE – geared for kids grade K through fifth grade

5:30 p.m. – Let’s welcome Santa! Escorted by theWatertown Police Department
meet in front of the mansion

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Visit with Santa and don’t forget your camera thanks to Watertown Savings Bank

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Elves Workshop with Ms. Smith with take-away kid’s craft

Rudolph’s Café opens at 5:30 p.m. with free hot cocoa and cookies

The Mansion will be open for self-tours

Organizers thank Dunkin’ Donuts, Season to Taste Catering, Tastings Caterers,
Off the Vine Catering, Peppers Artful Events, BG Events & Catering,
Forklift Catering, Cuisine Chez Vou, Sensational Foods, and Better Life Food & Taylor Rental of Haverhill

Watertown School Staff Putting on Play with 1 Day Prep to Raise Money for Band Trip

Some familiar faces in the Watertown Public Schools will have just one day to prepare a play for a performance on Saturday night. The proceeds from the event will help defer cost of the Watertown High School music program’s trip to New York. 

The Mystery Staff Show features 16 members of the WPS staff, who will not know what they will be performing until just 27.5 hours before they go on stage at the Watertown High School auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $10, and the money raised will help cut the cost of the every-other-year trip to New York by Watertown High School’s music program. Members of the band, orchestra and chorus head to the Big Apple for a weekend that includes performances, a trip to a play, and visits to tourist spots. The cast includes: Zack Allen, Heidi Baildon, Laurie Brackett, Culley Byham, Holly Cachimuel, Megan DiDuca, Aine Dirrane, Jess Donato, Amy Donohue, Chad Foster, Chris McDermott, Pat O’Neill, Nyssa Patten, Magen Slesinger, Siran Tamakian, and Sarah Thiemann.