Photographer’s Images from Afghanistan in 1976 to be Displayed at Watertown Library

“Father & Daughter, Afghanistan, 1976.” by Joseph Flack Weiler, is one of the images that will be on display at the Watertown Library. “Faces of Afghanistan, 1976,” which showcases the photography of Watertown resident Joseph Flack Weiler, will be on show at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., from Oct. 2 to 30, 2022. Weiler sent out the following information about the exhibit:

I used 35mm Nikon-F cameras with Kodak Tri-X film.

Mosesian Arts Hosting Comedy, Music & Plays During Fall Season

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

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced a fall season of performances, exhibitions, and arts education programs. From theater, comedy, dance, and music to new exhibitions and arts education, from returning favorites to new partnerships, there’s plenty of variety in this season’s programming. Performances

The Ivy League of Comedy brings Jon Fisch, Karen Bergreen, and Shaun Eli to Mosesian Arts on October 7. A native of Boston, Jon Fisch was chosen as a Comedy Central Fresh Face of Comedy early in his career and was named one of Backstage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. Karen Bergreen is a comic and novelist who has appeared on Comedy Central, the Oxygen network, Nick Mom, The View, and The Joy Behar Show. Host and master storyteller Shaun Eli proves that there’s hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic warp.

Grants Available from Watertown Cultural Council

The following announcement came from the Watertown Cultural Council:

Have a great idea for a public project in the arts, humanities or sciences but need some advice in turning your idea into a winning proposal? The Watertown Cultural Council (WCC) will hold a public meeting on Zoom, Monday Oct. 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in applying for a WCC grant. We will answer your questions about writing the proposal and/or uploading the proposal onto the the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) web site:

Application Process

Join our Zoom meeting: Oct. 3 meeting at 7 p.m. Just log on:

Meeting ID: 820 9833 6596

Passcode: 045902

Completed online applications for 2023 WCC-funded projects or performances are due by 11:59 pm on October 17.

Watertown’s Tremedal Concert Series Holding Farewell Concert

Kallet, Epstein & Cicone will perform in the Farewell Concert for the Tremedal Concert Series. After more than three decades the Watertown-based Tremedal Concert Series will hold one final, farewell concert. For 32 years the Watertown/El Salvador sister city project presented folk concerts at FirstParish Unitarian Church of Watertown. “All proceeds benefited our El Salvadoran sister city Nueva Esperanza (New Hope). Funds supported many villager projects including truck repairs; doors, windows and rain barrels for new homes; and maintaining adequate medical supplies,” Tremedal’s announcement said.

New Rep Theatre Presents New Dance/Theater Work & Funk Band

RootsUprisingRootsUprising will perform “Reconsidering” at the New Rep Theatre. New Repertory Theatre (New Rep) is proud to present Reconsidering, a new dance/theater work, on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday October 1 at 3:00 p.m., in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. Reconsidering, presented in partnership with RootsUprising and Theater for the People, is an embodied discussion of the intersectional experience of women of color through both their spatial and temporal circumstances. The evening of sharing includes six dancing texts from RootsUprising’s repertoire, including the premier of three new works, Entangled Gaze, So Noted and Rooted We Are. 

RootsUprising’s Artistic Director Nailah Randall-Bellinger describes her work as “text in motion.” She says: “Reconsidering is the process of dismantling fed beliefs, truths and distorted images of who we really are as women of color in an oppressive social construct.”

Founded in 1998, RootsUprising is an intergenerational motion art collective, composed of = dancers and wordsmiths, with its core ensemble comprised of six women of color.