Lovefool Returns to Mosesian Center for the Arts, Also Features 4 Opening Comedians

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

This February, NYC-based queer actor and comic Michael John Ciszewski returns to Boston with his third solo show LOVEFOOL to celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend with two performances at Watertown’s Mosesian Center for the Arts after a smash 2023 tour that filled houses from comedy clubs to Pride festivals across the northeast with big gay joy. The show is co-created and produced with Brian Dudley and directed by Noah Simes. Following packed performances in New York City (Asylum NYC, Pete’s Candy Store, QED Astoria), Jersey City (Jersey City Theater Center), Provincetown (Redroom), Providence (Fletcher House), Philadelphia (Yellow Bicycle Theatre), and Boston (Rockwell & New Rep), the LOVEFOOL team is thrilled to bring their “celebration of queer love” back to the community that raised them for the third year running! LOVEFOOL is a dazzling and deliciously silly romp through flings, flirtations, and first loves that brims with heart and hilarity. You’ve heard of LOVE before …

Watertown Resident Designing Costumes for The Huntington’s Upcoming New Play

Watertown’s Zoe Sundra is the costume designer for The Huntington’s upcoming play “John Proctor is the Villain” at the Calderwood Pavilion. (Courtesy of The Huntington)

The Huntington announced that Watertown resident Zoë Sundra is Costume Designer for company’s upcoming production of Kimberly Belflower’s John Proctor is the Villain 

The new play, running at the Calderwood Pavilion from Feb. 8 through March 10, centers young people coming of age as they examine The Crucible in their high school English class through a fresh lens. The piece comes from a young, rising voice in American Theatre, Kimberly Belflower, and is set in a small town in Georgia. This production also features several Boston-based artists including Victoria Omoregie (most recently was featured in Fat Ham this past fall) and Jules Talbot. 

About Zoë Sundra 

The Huntington: assisted on designs for Fat Ham, The Art of Burning, Witch. Regional: Chicken and Biscuits (Front Porch Arts Collective); But Not Buddy, The Addams Family (Wheelock Family Theatre at BU); Bombitty of Errors, Bright Half Life (Actors’ Shakespeare Project). Zoë is also a fiber artist and creates work under the name She Said Embroidery.

See What Small Saves Does on a Snow Day in This Week’s Comic

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.”

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.”

Celebration of Black Artists at Watertown Fitness Studio

The following announcement was provided by Fly Together Fitness:

Fly Together Fitness is thrilled to partner with Watertown resident Phil Gordon and Joey’s Home Entertainment to bring you Art In Motion at Fly Together Fitness’ Watertown Studio (100 Parker St., Watertown)

At Fly Together Fitness we believe in supporting community initiatives and doing our part in building platforms to empower creative individuals. Whether your self expression is visual, physical, or aural you are welcome to show up as your authentic self and know that there is space for you. Because TOGETHER anything is possible. 

The goal of Art In Motion is to provide a platform to highlight Boston-metro Black creatives in music, visual art, artisan production, apparel and hospitality through curated event experiences at inclusive community spaces. Art in Motion aims to address the lack of historic and regional opportunities for local Black creatives to grow their careers while capturing opportunities to bridge diverse networks and create new relationships between artists and community members around the Greater Boston area. * Tickets sales go towards compensating the artists for their time, (which is not a traditional model but one that we believe is fair and should be standard) we encourage you to select the ticket tier you are most comfortable with.

Watertown Arts Market Seeks Committee Members for 2024 Event

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Arts Market:

Would you like to get involved with the Watertown Arts Market? If so … we have several key volunteer positions available:

Artist Manager or Co-Manager

Food and Vendor Manager or Co-Manager

Volunteering Manager or Co-Manager

Day of Event Manager or Co-Manager

General Volunteers and Helping Hands

The Arts Market is a one-day celebratory event bringing together an abundance of artists, arts and cultural organizations, and cultural-related businesses based in and/or serving the Watertown area. The 4th Annual Watertown Arts Market is planned for Saturday, Aug. 17th (location TBD).  Find out more at watertownartsmarket.com

To inquire about volunteering or getting involved, email with interest to watertownartsmarket@gmail.com.

Dozens of Cultural Programs Get Grants from Watertown Cultural Council

The Massachusetts Cultural Council and Lois Pond, chair of the Watertown Cultural Council, have announced the award of 35 grants totaling $16,430, for cultural programs in Watertown. Grant recipients include Edible Watertown, Watertown Arts Market, Watertown Indigenous History Tour, and Live Music at the Watertown Farmers Market. A complete list of recipients can be seen below. The Watertown Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities every year.