Free Family Arts Day at Mosesian Center for the Arts

The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites you to Arts For All Festival 2019 happening this Saturday! This free, family-friendly, drop-in open house takes place June 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown and offers visual and performing arts workshops, kid friendly activities, Steam Roller Printing, performances by Drumatix, Keytar Bear, and more! 

Artists of all ages and abilities can explore the senses with a variety of arts activities like Sound Inspired Art, Nature in Watercolor, Musical Story Corner, and Air Dry Clay Sculpting. The event will once again feature The Steamroller Printing Project where professional printmakers ink up carved plates then roll over them with an industrial steamroller from the Watertown DPW yard to create relief print masterpieces! Rhythm and dance group DrumatiX will share their blend of dance and drumming using tap dance, everyday objects, large drums/barrels, body percussion, technology and tons of humor on the Mosesian MainStage! And Boston’s most beloved busker Keytar Bear will rock some tunes on the green from 11am to 1pm.

Mosesian Center Hosting ‘Arts for All’ Benefit

The Mosesian Center provided the following information:

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the details of its annual fundraising event happening on Thursday, May 23, 2019. ARTS FOR ALL: Mosesian Center Benefit 2019 promises to be a remarkable evening to highlight the importance of Accessibility in the Arts. The event will feature compelling stories of transformation, exceptional entertainment, both visual and tactile art for all to experience, and the celebration of some very special people. This year, the Center is proud to honor three Mosesian Awardees who encourage us all to experience the arts, each other, and the world, in new and unexpected ways:

• Jon Sarkin – 2019 Mosesian Award for the Arts An acclaimed self-taught artist living in Gloucester, MA. The neurological effects of a stroke in 1989 led him to be wildly prolific.

Meet the Artists, Network at Regional Chamber’s Free Event in Watertown

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber will host a free event at the Mosesian Center for the Arts where attendees can meet the artists who created works for the exhibition. The Newton-Needham Chamber provided the following information:

After Hours at the Mosesian Center for the ArtsFriday, April 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, WatertownFree to members and nonmembers

Come to see 100 works created by artists from Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Dedham, and Watertown at a reception at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. Mingle with the artists at the juried event, titled the Five Stars Regional Exhibit, and ask them about their work. Hosted by the art associations of the five cities, the reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs April 4-May 10.

Concert Featuring Music of Strong Women Will Raise Money to Fight Lung Cancer

The Follen Angels will perform at Upstage Lung Cancer’s fund raiser at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. The following announcement was provided by Upstage Lung Cancer:

Upstage Lung Cancer (ULC), a nonprofit celebrating a decade of raising awareness in the fight against lung cancer through the performing arts, presents a one night only concert benefit Here’s to the Ladies! From Lady Day to Lady Gaga on Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. 

Presented in partnership with the Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, all proceeds from the performance support the critically important cause of early lung cancer detection research. 

A spectacular evening of riveting music, Here’s to the Ladies! From Lady Day to Lady Gaga features the unforgettable music of exceptional female performing artists known for their gifts of song and courage. Enjoy selections from jazz standard icon Billie Holiday (known as Lady Day) to modern pop superstar Lady Gaga.

Movie, Discussion of Addiction at Free Event at Mosesian Center for the Arts

The following information was provided by the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network:

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s Multi-Service Center and PBS’ science series, NOVA, are holding a screening of the documentary, Addiction. The screening is free and open to the public. The film, produced by NOVA, a program of WGBH Boston, takes a hard look at the science of addiction. Addiction features firsthand accounts from individuals and families struggling with opioid addiction. While addiction has long been viewed as a moral failing, leading scientists will help viewers understand why addiction is a disorder that occurs as a result of drugs profoundly altering the brain. Addictionexplores how we might best address our drug problem, from advances in neuroscience, the development of evidence-based treatments to the rethinking of laws and public policies. A panel of local experts will be on hand to answer audience questions following the film including:

Dr. Laura Kehoe, medical director, MGH Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, also featured in the filmDr. Dara Arons, family physician, Charles River Community HealthDr. Damian Archer, chief medical officer, North Shore Community Health CenterPeter Airasian, co-founder, Watertown Overcoming Addiction

When: Tues., March 5, 2019, 6–8:30 p.m.

Where: Mosesian Center, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA

Eventbrite RSVP: https://bit.ly/2UTpujx or contact Stephanie_Sunderland@waysideyouth.org

A Narcan training will be provided by the Watertown Fire Department.

Free Screening of Addiction Documentary to be Followed by Discussion by Experts

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s Multi-Service Center and PBS’ science series, NOVA, are holding a screening of the documentary, Addiction. The screening is free and open to the public. The film, produced by NOVA, a program of WGBH Boston, takes a hard look at the science of addiction. Addiction features firsthand accounts from individuals and families struggling with opioid addiction. While addiction has long been viewed as a moral failing, leading scientists will help viewers understand why addiction is a disorder that occurs as a result of drugs profoundly altering the brain.

Latest NewRep Play, ‘Heartland’ Starts This Weekend

The latest NewRep Theatre production, Heartland, begins this weekend at the Mosesian Center for the Arts with pay-what-you-can previews on Saturday and Sunday. The play will be held in the Black Box Theater from Jan. 12 to Feb. 9 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. NewRep describes Heartland:

When Afghan refugee Nazrullah shows up on the doorstep of retired professor Dr. Harold Banks claiming to have known his adopted daughter Getee, the two become unlikely roommates and friends. Getee and Nazrullah’s relationship unfolds in a series of dramatized memories that reveal their uniquely human journey while stunning us with a new understanding of America’s tragic impact on Jihadism in Afghanistan.

Watertown Children’s Theatre Hosting 35th Anniversary Celebration

The Watertown Children’s Theatre will celebrate its 35th anniversary with an event dubbed “There’s No Place Like Home.” The following information came fro the Watertown Children’s Theatre:

The Watertown Children’s Theatre at the Mosesian Center for the Arts celebrates 35 years as a cultural and educational resource for the community by providing opportunities for all children to appreciate, participate, and grow in the performing arts. WCT’s 35th Anniversary Celebration will be on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at the The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Doors/Reception begins at 5 p.m., Program begins at 7 p.m.
Ticket includes Dinner Buffet, a fabulous evening of performances from past and present students, faculty, and more, and a dessert reception. Please note T-Shirt and Sweatshirt orders placed after Wednesday, Oct.