WATERTOWN WEEKEND FUN: Mother’s Day Activities, Yoga, Sweeney Todd, Blood Drive & Touch-a-Truck

A Watertown studio will host a mother-daugther yoga class for Mother’s Day. Given that it’s Mother’s Day weekend, let’s explore the range of activities that you can do with your children or to help others’ children. Everyone can put their phones away to get up close and personal with trucks, plant some seeds, experience some theater thrills, or give a gift of life by donating blood for the Boston Children’s Hospital. And if you’d rather not think about children, head to the Watertown Center for Healing Arts to connect with other adults. MOTHER-DAUGHTER YOGA with Tracy Affonso at Artemis YogaSunday, May 11 2 – 3 p.m.645 Mt Auburn St.

Tanya Donelly & Bill Janovitz to Perform at Mosesian Arts Benefit Honoring Tom Perrotta & the Earfull Series

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

Mosesian Center for the Arts will hold its annual fundraising benefit on Tuesday, May 21. Themed OUR STORIES, this year’s event will celebrate the stories and talents of several people who have been involved with the arts center in its nearly 22 history. Honorees of the evening’s Mosesian Awards include critically acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Tom Perrotta and the team behind the Earfull Series: Jen Trynin, Tim Huggins, Michael Creamer, and Jon Lupfer. The entertainment for the evening features Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses/The Breeders/Belly) and musician and New York Times best-selling author Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom). Entertainment will also include a performance from Mosesian Arts’ upcoming Watertown Children’s Theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Tickets include international hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, awards and entertainment on the main stage, and a selection of desserts. Guests will also be among the first to see the accompanying gallery exhibition, Entwined: Visual and Textual Narratives.

Call for Artists for the 2024 Watertown Arts Market

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Arts Market:

The Watertown Business Coalition is delighted to announce the fourth annual Watertown Arts Market will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024, from 12-5 p.m., location is TBD. This celebratory event brings together an abundance of artists, arts and cultural organizations, and arts- and culture-related businesses based in or serving Watertown. More information is available at www.watertownartsmarket.com. 

About the Watertown Arts Market

The Watertown Arts Market is a free, family-friendly, outdoor event that features a diverse selection of artists, authors, creatives, musicians, arts and culture organizations, and businesses who serve Watertown. Attendees can wander through the Market, learning about the artistic and cultural offerings in Watertown.

See This Week’s Small Saves Cartoon

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.”

Save the Date for Watertown Porch Fest, Sunday is Last Day to Perform or Be a Host

The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

Watertown’s First Porchfest is Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 12-5 PM! (The rain date is Sunday, May 19, 2024)

What is Porchfest? Porchfest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people’s homes – on porches, patios, driveways, and lawns. What kind of groups can perform? Any and all are welcome!

Small Saves Has Some Complaints About the Ref in This Week’s Cartoon

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.”

Weekend Watertown Fun: Haunted Tales, Music, Sheep & Runs

Magic Dyke Presents Haunted Tales at the Mosesian Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 27. There is fun to be had for all kinds of adults and kids, including prom queens, ghouls, athletes, music lovers, and sheep enthusiasts this weekend in Watertown. Scary creatures will haunt you at the Mosesian Center, while sheep get their spring haircut at Gore Place. MAGIC DYKE PRESENTS HAUNTED TALES at the Mosesian Center for the ArtsSaturday, April 27 at 9 p.m.

This event creature featuring some of the best IN THE FLESH local boo-lesque, drag, and circus performers in Boston, this revue promises to be a scream! Inspired by the classic horror anthology series, “Tales from the Crypt,” allow our horrifying hostess to bring you on a spooky and treacherous journey of live theater at HAUNTED TALES!

Sheepshearing Festival Returns to Gore Place This Weekend

Gore PlaceThe Sheepshearing Festival returns in-person at Gore Place on April 27. Gore Place’s big annual event featuring crafts, food, music, and of course sheep, returns this weekend. See details about the Sheepshearing Festival that comes the historic estate that is located in Watertown and Waltham, below. Get ready for another unbaahhlievable Sheepshearing Festival! Our upcoming Festival will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine!