Volunteers Wanted to Help Out at Mosesian Center for the Arts

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

Mosesian Center for the Arts welcomes you to become a part of this exciting art
community. Thousands of artists, patrons, students and guests visit MCA every week. Reliable volunteers are an important element in the center’s success throughout the year. There are a variety of volunteer positions available: Ushers, classroom assistants and greeters. Volunteers will be trained in their responsibilities and will be eligible to earn volunteer credits that can be applied to a class or ticket purchase (Mosesian productions only).

Mosesian Center Hosting Earfull Series, Features Writers & Songwriters

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is proud to announce the Earfull Fall 2018 Series – three evening events of literature and music with “Writers Reading and Songwriters Singing.”
Earfull events will take place October 16, November 13, and December 18 in our Black Box Theater, and feature world renowned authors and musicians reading and performing some of their latest works. October 16
Authors: Dawn Clifton Tripp – Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, Game of Secrets, Jonathan Wilson – The Hiding Room, A Palestine Affair, Kick and Run
Musicians: Chris Freeman (of Parsonsfield), Walter Rodriguez
November 13
Authors: Andre Dubus III – House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, Gone So Long, Rowan Hiyaso Buchanan – Harmless Like You
Musicians: Andrea Gillis, Carissa Johnson
December 18
Authors: Steve Yarbrough – The Realm of Last Chances, Safe From The Neighbors, The End of California, Daphne Kalotay – Russian Winter, Sight Reading, Calamity and Other Stories
Musicians: Honeysuckle, TBA
The brainchild of Boston Musician and Author Jen Trynin and bookstore connoisseur Tim Huggins, Earfull first launched in the Fall of 2001 with the concept that, given a conducive environment, book people will appreciate being exposed to live music, and rock people will realize how cool it is to hear great authors reading their work aloud! EARFULL aimed to provide that environment, combining prominent author readings with established singer-songwriters in the hopes of broadening the appreciation of and audiences for both. After a brief hiatus from multiple sold-out seasons of the series, the Mosesian Center for the Arts brought the beloved programming back for a second season to a whole new audience. Single tickets and Series Passes are on sale now and can be purchased at MosesianArts.org.

Upstage Lung Cancer Presents Cabaret Fundraiser at Mosesian Center

The following announcement was provided by Upstage Lung Cancer:

Kicking off its 10th anniversary celebration of utilizing the performing arts to raise awareness for the fight against lung cancer, Upstage Lung Cancer (ULC) presents a one-night-only cabaret concert benefitBarbra, Bette & Bernadette, on Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. The event is open to the public, a pre-concert silent auction begins at 6 pm.  Presented in partnership with the LUNGevity Foundation, all proceeds from the performance support the critically important cause of early lung cancer detection research. A high-spirited evening of music making and storytelling, Barbra, Better & Bernadette honors the voices of Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters, three iconic female performing artists.  The concert salutes the towering, talented trio of beloved and powerful singers who have transformed today’s popular music, leaving an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. Notably, all three women performed the role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway musical Hello Dolly, a powerful, charismatic and determined woman with heart.

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

Mosesian Center Hosting Rock & Roll Celebration with Art Show, Gala

The Mosesian Center for the Arts will host Art & Soul, with a gala featuring an acclaimed Rock & Roll historian, a concert and a BBQ dinner to go along with an art exhibit featuring portraits of rock musicians. Gala
On Thursday, April 12th, The Mosesian Center for the Arts will honor Peter Guralnick, Rock ‘n’ Roll historian extraordinaire and acclaimed author, known for his prize-winning two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis and his most recent biography, Sam Phillips: The Man who invented Rock ’n’ Roll. The evening’s Rock ‘n’ Roll celebration – Art & Soul, a fundraiser for the Mosesian Center for the Arts (MCA) kicks off with a Memphis-style BBQ dinner followed by a spirited conversation with Guralnick and storied writer, and editor Mark Feeney, followed by a Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue featuring Giant Kings with Special Guests Barrence Whitfield, Dennis Brennan, Andrea Gillis, and Jesse Dee! Giant Kings are Chris Cote, Duke Levine, Kevin Barry, Marty Ballou, Andy Plaisted, Paul Ahstrand, and Mark Earley

For more information about the gala click here: http://www.mosesianarts.org/index.php/shows/mosesian-live/2018-mosesian-award-gala
On view March 22 through May 18, 2018 during regular business hours and during evening and weekend theater events. Opening reception March 23, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (free and open to the public). Coinciding with our Annual Mosesian Award Gala that will honor Rock ‘n Roll historian, acclaimed author and prolific storyteller Peter Guralnick, the Art & Soul exhibition features professional and emerging contemporary art, as well as fan art, that is inspired by, pays tribute to or otherwise celebrates musicians, bands and music culture.

Mural Making, Kingian Nonviolence Training & Civil Rights Leader Coming to Watertown

This spring there will be many ways for community residents, both young and old, to get involved with Watertown’s Kingian Nonviolence initiative, said local organizers. Kingian nonviolence is a train- the-trainer model created by civil rights leader, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, that applies Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy and methods to current conflicts. Community Mural Project: One way to get involved is through a mixed media mural to be created on the back wall of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. On March 3rd, 17th, and 31st project organizers will host a series of free tile painting/making and mosaic-building workshops at HATCH Makers’ Space (20 Summer St.), to create pieces of the mural. There will also be a free tile painting/making workshop at the Mosesian Center for the Arts on March 10th as part of a Spring Festival.

NewRep Hosting Evening with Famed Author Armistead Maupin

New Repertory Theatre announced it will be hosting “A Conversation With Author Armistead Maupin.” 

The author of the Tales of the City series will be interviewed by former Boston Globe theatre critic Louise Kennedy on Monday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. Launched in 1976 as a groundbreaking serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, Armistead Maupin’s iconic Tales of the City series has since blazed its own trail through popular culture. Hear him talk about creating the series and his new book, a memoir titled Logical Family (October 2017) which grew out of his critically acclaimed one-man show of the same name. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a pre-discussion reception with Mr. Maupin at Branch Line Restaurant for VIP ticket holders. The discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a post-conversation book signing


• discussion
• book signing


• pre-show reception with a cash bar
• premium seating
• front-of-line book signing


Hear Russo’s Singing Deli Worker at Mosesian Center’s First Day Celebration

Spend the first day of 2018 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts and hear Watertown’s singing sensation – Russo’s singing deli worker Gillie Assuncao! The Arts Center sent out the following information:
The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites you to celebrate the New Year at First Day 2018! This free, family-friendly, drop-in open house will take place Monday, January 1st from 10 am to 2 pm at  321 Arsenal Street in Watertown and offers Art & Theatre Activities, fortunes, a Ball Drop at Noon, a New Year’s Photo Booth, and more! Attendees will be treated to special performances by Karen K & The Jitterbugs (12:15 pm) and Gillie Assunção (1:30 pm) – the remarkable Brazilian born Baritone recently unveiled at Russo’s Market here in Watertown! Performances are limited to capacity and guests will reserve a seat upon check-in at the event. The Center’s Black Box Theater will host an open Dance Party and Mad Hatter’s Indoor Picnic Area.