Small Saves Deals With an Injury 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.”

Band Making Music Video in Town With Grant from Watertown Cultural Council

Lucretia’s DaggersLucretia’s Daggers (from left – Maxx Charvelle, Lucretia X. Machina, and Donni Darko) is making a music video in Town with the help of a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council. The group’s lead singer Lauri Murphy, aka Lucretia X. Machina, has lived in Watertown for 30 years. Most know her as Lauri Murphy, but the Watertown resident goes by Lucretia X. Machina when she sings lead for Lucretia’s Daggers, a band that is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To celebrate, the group is making a video of one of their songs around Watertown with the help of an arts grant and funds raised through a crowd-funding website. Murphy has lived in Watertown for 30 years, and is a founding member of the Watertown Environment & Energy Efficiency Committee (WE3C).

Watertown Greek Church Hosting Gyro Fest, Pre-Order Open for Pick-up Only Event

Watertown’s Taxiarchae Greek Church will host Gyro Fest on Saturday, May 15 from noon to 7 p.m.

The menu includes Greek favorites such as gyros, pastitsio, spanakopita, loukoumades and baklava. The event is pick-up only. You can pre-order, prepay and set up a time to pick up your order. See the menu, and how to order by clicking here. Taxiarchae Greek Church is located at 25 Bigelow Ave.

New Rep Theatre Hosting Virtual Gala, Complimentary and Experience Tickets Available

The following information came from New Repertory Theatre:

New Rep is thrilled to announce our 2021 gala:

“Technical Difficulties: A New Rep Gala ”

Our virtual gala will present electrifying performances, entertainment, and honorees with a digital twist, embracing the technological hiccups of the digital world with humor and joy. We’ll celebrate the resilience of our organization in an event that might not be free from glitches, but is guaranteed to be an evening of unforgettable fun. Virtual galas never feel quite the same as the real thing. We know this, you know this—there’s no use beating around the bush! Virtual galas never encompass the Gala experience….

The DNA of a Goalie in 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.”

Arsenal Yards Kicks Off Outdoor Fitness Series Featuring Local Instructors

Head to Arsenal Yards for an outdoor fitness series this spring and summer. The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

With summer just around the corner, Arsenal Yards invites area residents and visitors to get outside and break a sweat as part of its spring and summer outdoor fitness series. In partnership with local Watertown and Greater Boston fitness studios, guests can visit Arsenal Yards’ River Green Sunday through Wednesday for a variety of fitness classes taking place from April to September.  

While the past year has made it difficult for many to workout indoors and in gyms, Arsenal Yards is thrilled to invite the Watertown community onto the River Green for unique outdoor, socially distant fitness experiences. With classes ranging from yoga and barre to boot camps and cardio kickboxing, participating studios include Pure Barre Arsenal Yards (coming soon to Arsenal Yards), Kick it by Eliza, Monique from Burpees to Bubbly, Artemis Yoga, Get Lively: Health & Fitness and Ballroom in Boston. All classes must be reserved online in advance, and a small donation is requested to hold each spot. Online registration opens one week prior to the date of the class. All classes support a local community organization which will change each month; proceeds raised during the month of April will be donated to support the Watertown Food Pantry. 

“We’re so excited to partner with local Watertown and Boston studios for the return of our outdoor fitness series, which was hugely popular last year,” said Jessica Reed, Marketing Director at Arsenal Yards. “With Pure Barre coming soon to Arsenal Yards and the warmer weather approaching, we couldn’t think of a better time to invite visitors and the Watertown community to come together to enjoy these classes out on our River Green, while also giving back to some of our favorite local community organizations.” 

Available classes for April follow below, and visitors are encouraged to check out the Arsenal Yards Events Calendar for additional classes to be added for upcoming months: 

• Tuesday, April 20th at 5:30 PM with Pure Barre Arsenal Yards • Wednesday, April 21st at 4:00 PM Bootcamp with Get Lively: Health & Fitness • Sunday, April 25th at 10:30 AM with Artemis Yoga • Monday, April 26th at 5:30 PM with Kick it by Eliza and a live DJ • Tuesday, April 27th at 5:30 PM with Pure Barre Arsenal Yards  • Wednesday, April 28th at 6:15 PM with Ballroom in Boston, Line Dancing 

The health and safety of guests, staff and instructors is of the utmost importance to Arsenal Yards. Masks are required for the duration of each class. Participants will be separated by at least 6 feet and will be assigned a socially distant location upon check-in. There is limited capacity for each class, which will be strictly enforced.  

Classes will be held outside on the River Green, located near Shake Shack. Parking is available in the free red or purple parking garage, along with the surface parking area near City Works. For more information about Arsenal Yards, visit  www.arsenalyards.com.  

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Revels Hosting a Performance & History of the Accordion on Live Online

The following piece was provided by Revels:

Revels’ Musical Connections series continues with Tom Pixton: A Short History of the Accordion, Sunday, April 25 at 5pm ET, free on Facebook Live! Explore musical traditions from around the world with the #RevelsConnects: Musical Connections series of FREE intimate salon-style performances and companion podcasts, produced in collaboration with the Mass Cultural Council. The series includes 45-minute salon-style performances with a variety of musical tradition bearers hosted on  Facebook Live  and followed by a companion  podcast  produced in collaboration with the Mass Cultural Council and hosted by the MCC’s Folk Arts & Heritage Program Manager, Maggie Holtzberg.  

Next up: Tom Pixton: A Short History of the Accordion, Sunday, April 25 at 5pm ET, free on  Facebook Live! Don’t miss our next FREE (and fun) #RevelsConnects Facebook event with the legendary Tom Pixton, an International, Balkan, and Scottish folk dance musician who’s been active in a variety of traditional music scenes for more than 30 years. Tom has been a regular Revels performer since 1997 as an accordionist, arranger, singer, band leader, and friend.

See What’s Going on This Week at the Watertown Senior Center

Watertown Senior Center

The following information was provided by the Watertown Senior Center:

Programs for Week of April 19, 2021

Join us via Zoom for the following programs. Call for access info: (617) 972-6490. New participants always welcome in every program! We hope you’ll join us! All Watertown Senior Center Programs via Zoom. Call (617) 972-6490 for details.