Free Road Tripping Movies at the Mosesian Center This Summer

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

On Tuesday nights in July and August, the Mosesian Center for the Arts will present free film screenings in its air-conditioned Main Stage theater. Beat the heat and hit the road with favorite duos, trios, and bands of adventurers to globetrot with a good supply of popcorn, snacks, and beverages. Mosesian Arts Executive Director Darren Farrington built the series around “road movies,” with each film including travel in search of someone, something, or just for the “joy” of vacationing. “At a time when we’re all tryin’ to get somewhere,” the arts center promotes, “these classic road movies are just the inspiration – or escapism – that we need!”

The scheduled films are:

The Blues Brothers (1980): July 12, 8 PMA Goofy Movie (1995): July 19, 5 PMNational Lampoon’s Vacation (1983): July 19, 8 PMThe Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994): July 26, 8 PMThe Muppet Movie (1979): August 2, 5 PMPee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985): August 2, 8 PMPlanes, Trains and Automobiles (1987): August 9, 8 PMOnward (2020): August 16, 5 PMMidnight Run (1988): August 16, 8 PMAlmost Famous (2000): August 23, 8 PM

Every other week is a Road Trippin’ double feature, with two great road trips at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Single-show screenings begin at 8 p.m. Doors, bar, and concessions open half an hour before the night’s first screening.

Exhibition Coming to Mosesian Center Will Delight Kids & Adults

Dawn Evans Scaltreto’s “The Fool from Mystical Penguin” is one of the pieces that will be displayed at the Mosesian Center for the Arts from July 14 to Aug. 31. The following announcement was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

Under the Sea and Over the Rainbow, the upcoming exhibition at Mosesian Arts will delight children and adults alike! From magical realms to the wonders of the natural world, this exhibit aims to bring joy to people of all ages. Summer at the Mosesian Center for the Arts is a time of creativity, learning, and play.

Mosesian Center for the Arts Hosting Pride Weekend Festival

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

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced events for a Pride Weekend festival and other programs, performances, and exhibitions for June and beyond. “We’re thrilled to see more people returning to live events and classes,” said Executive Director Darren Farrington. “Every month, we offer a diverse variety of the best in performing and visual arts that Greater Boston has to offer, and we hope people will take advantage of the easy access to the arts at the Arsenal.”

Pride Weekend

On June 17-18, Boston drag and cabaret star Patty Bourrée returns to Mosesian Arts for her Last Pride on Earth. Intergalactic war, famine, and disease may have left Patty as the last queen standing on a now desolate planet, but naturally, she’s taking this as an opportunity to stage a final Pride Parade for a party of one. Journey with Patty and a cast of glamorously bizarre characters (all played by Patty, of course!) to a not-so-distant apocalyptic future in this all live-sung drag cabaret fit for the end of days. June 17 & 18, 8:00 PM.

Mosesian Center Honoring Photographer, Local Artist at 2022 Benefit

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

The Mosesian Center for the Arts will hold its annual fundraiser on Tuesday, May 17. “After having to cancel 2020’s benefit and stream last year’s event online, we’re thrilled to be holding the 2022 Annual Benefit & Mosesian Awards in person again,” said Executive Director Darren Farrington. Mosesian Award recipients for 2022 are Rania Matar and Dawn Evans Scaltreto. Matar is a Boston-based, Lebanese-born, award-winning photographer whose work has been widely exhibited in museums worldwide.

Mosesian Center Presenting New Art Exhibit “Across Cultures: Invisible Ties and Journeys of Hope”

Rania MatarPhotographer Rania Matar’s work will be on display at an upcoming exhibition at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. The Mosesian Center for the Arts announced it will host two upcoming art exhibits. The MCA provided the following information:

At Mosesian Arts, themes of displacement, migration, immigration, and cultural identity take center stage

Across Cultures: Invisible Ties and Journeys of Hope

May 5 – June 30, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 26, 5:30–7:30 PM

Across Cultures: Invisible Ties and Journeys of Hope, the upcoming exhibition at Mosesian Arts, reflects on ideas of displacement, migration, immigration, and the complexity of navigating different cultures. In this group exhibition, artists address issues from how moving geographically shapes one’s cultural identity, to the discourse around immigration in the last few years, to bringing awareness to diverse points of view. It was juried by Lebanon-born and Boston-based artists Rania Matar.

Improv Asylum Returns to Mosesian Center with Star Wars Parody

The Mosesian Center for the Arts. Following the successful premiere of its new show in February, Boston’s best comedy club, Improv Asylum, strikes back with return performances at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. Taylor, The Next Jedi: An Improvised Star Wars Parody is a fun-filled interactive show where the audience shapes the newest legendary story inspired by our favorite interstellar characters. Each show is driven by audience suggestions, and the star of the show, “the Next Jedi,” is picked from among young audience members called onstage for Jedi training. Lightsaber fights, stormtroopers, and of course a Dark Lord (also an audience member) make this immersive and interactive show perfect for Star Wars lovers young and old.