Broadway Actor & Rescue Dog Make Watertown Their Home While Starring in “Legally Blonde: The Musical”

Brian Michael Hoffman will be performing in Moonbox Productions’ “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” (Courtesy Photo)

The following announcement was provided by Moonbox Productions:

Broadway actor, Brian Michael Hoffman and rescue dog Ricky, make Watertown their home while starring in Moonbox Productions upcoming production of Legally Blonde: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach, based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown. Brian is a professional actor and dog handler with renowned William Berloni Theatrical Animals. Ricky the Chihuahua, who will play Bruiser Woods, is a rescue dog and one of Berloni’s many canine stars. Together, Brian and Ricky have performed in over 20 productions of Legally Blonde: The Musical, including a two-year run on Broadway.

Holiday Events at Arsenal Yards: Black FridAY, Holiday Pop Up, Hannukah Celebration & Santa!

Arsenal Yards has a lineup of events for the Holidays. (Courtesy of Arsenal Yards)

The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Arsenal Yards, the bustling new neighborhood in Watertown, invites area residents, workers, and visitors to make their holiday season merry and bright with holiday happenings now through December. Guests can enjoy a packed schedule of seasonal activities and entertainment along with plentiful opportunities to give back to the Watertown community. The festivities will kick off on Black Friday, November 24th,with the Black FridAY Celebration + Gift Drive. While getting ahead on holiday shopping, visitors can enjoy festive activities, treats, crafts & more.

Gore Place Hosting Jane Austen Tea, Music for Holly Days

Gore Place will be hosting several events, including a family-style tea fit for Jane Austen, and traditional tunes to ring in the holidays. Jane Austen Tea

On Sunday, December 17 at 3 p.m., enjoy a sweet tea including scones, cakes, and chocolates in the beautiful 1806 mansion at Gore Place. Tea seating is family-style at tables up to eight guests. The tea will be served in the gracious Great Hall and Oval Withdrawing Room. This is an event that English author Jane Austen would have loved to attend, and Regency costumes are encouraged!

Whoville Jubilee & Tree Lighting Returns to the Commander’s Mansion

The Commander’s Mansion sent out the following announcement:

Join us for Watertown’s Fourth Annual Whoville Jubilee & Official Tree Lighting on Saturday December 2nd 2023 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Commander’s Mansion! Cheermeister parade and tree lighting will take place at 7 PM! We will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots the WPD Whooley Foundation! Join us for family friendly activities including:

– Holiday bazaar- Photos with Santa, the Grinch and Max!- Train ride- Kids crafts- Story time- Live performances- Sweet treats… And more!

Watertown Church Hosting Free, Festive, Fun Christmas Event

Watertown’s Grace Chapel, 525 Main St., invites families to join in Jingle Jam on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2-4:30 p.m. See the announcement below:

Get ready for a day of holiday cheer, as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year together. From festive games and activities to live music and delicious treats, the Christmas story, there’s something for everyone. Bring your friends and family along to share in the Christmas spirit. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to create lasting memories and spread the holiday magic.

Mosesian Center Offering Special Offer to New Rep Community

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. (Courtesy Photo)

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

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is truly heartbroken with New Rep’s closure, as it has not only meant the loss of programming on our stages, but impacts so many of our colleagues, collaborators, and friends. We are grateful to New Rep’s staff, artists, and administrators for their longtime partnership, and we wish everyone all the best and much future success! FREE AND DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS

We are reaching out to the New Rep community with a special offer of a FREE Mosesian Arts Insider Membership. MCA insiders receive regular newsletters with details about upcoming performances, programs, classes, and other events. MCA Insider members are also eligible to submit artwork to MCA’s Annual Members Exhibition with a guarantee of at least one entry annually.

Author Victoria Atamian Waterman, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Stephen Kurkjian Speaking at Watertown Library

Victoria Waterman and Stephen Kurkjian will appear at the Armenian Museum of America in a program co-sponsored with the Watertown Free Public Library. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Armenian Museum of America and the Watertown Free Public Library will welcome author Victoria Waterman in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Kurkjian. The writers will discuss Waterman’s novel Who She Left Behind during a free talk at the Watertown Free Public Library. Waterman’s novel is historical fiction based on her own family’s history, spanning multiple generations from the final days of the Ottoman Empire to the Armenian neighborhoods in RI & MA in the 1990s.

Solstice Winter Light Show Returns to Mount Auburn Cemetery

Solstice returns to the Mount Auburn Cemetery in December. (Courtesy Photo)

The following announcement was provided by Mount Auburn Cemetery:

Mount Auburn Cemetery announced the return of SOLSTICE: Reflections on Winter Light, created by artistic partner, MASARY Studios. After a full & meaningful inaugural year, the SOLSTICE celebration is now positioned to be an annual Mount Auburn tradition, just a stone’s throw from Boston in Cambridge and Watertown. Designed to be a positive place of reflection, Mount Auburn’s historic landscape and architecture offers a unique backdrop to the drama of MASARY’s kaleidoscopic and elegant light and sound installations, drawing guests through a transformative outdoor journey. The unparalleled outdoor winter scenery of the illuminated landscape transitions into a warm, welcoming experience inside Mount Auburn’s two non-denominational chapels.