Mosesian Center Winter Dates Includes Watertown Children’s Theatre, Jazz & Art Exhibitions

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

Recently reopened after a major renovation of the lobby and gallery spaces, the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced a winter season of performances, exhibitions, and classes for diverse art enthusiasts and creators of every age and type. “After waiting over eighteen months to reopen,” said Executive Director Darren Farrington, “we’re thrilled offer so much to do, see, learn, and create at Mosesian Arts this winter. While COVID has delayed the start of some January programming, we’re taking precautions seriously and we’re hopeful that audiences and students will see us as a safe and welcoming destination for the arts.”

Performances

The Dark House, a world premiere play by Rachel Maddox, explores technology, influencers, and popularity gone wrong in a contemporary thriller that reflects on the power of social media and how much control it has in our lives. The play features actors in grades 6 through 8 in the Watertown Children’s Theatre program. January 28-30. Clue: On Stage is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery based on the iconic movie and classic board game.

Library Collecting Stories & Images of Watertown Since 1950, Hosting Author Talk & Concert & More in December

Watertown LibraryThe Watertown Library is collecting images and stories about the city’s recent history. WFPL is embarking on a mission to collect stories and images from Watertown’s recent history, from 1950 to the present day, and we need your help! Want to volunteer for the Library and help preserve the story of Watertown’s diverse community? Join our corps of Digitization Day volunteers in 2022. Sign up now on our volunteer page. Coming up this month, learn about the language of cults with Amanda Montell, join the Zinesters’ Club (open to teens and adults), or attend a Coffeehouse Concert at WFPL with free refreshments from O’Some Café! 

For Children

Baby Story TimeMondays and Wednesdays | 11 AM | In the Library | A Librarian will read stories and lead activities. For babies who are not walking. Registration required.

Comedy, Watertown Children’s Theatre & at CHearFUL at the Mosesian Center in December

Comedian Ophira Eisenberg performs at the Mosesian Center for the Arts on Dec. 11. The following announcement was provided by Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The recently-reopened Mosesian Center for the Arts continues to bring the best in performing, visual, and literary arts to the Arsenal on the Charles campus. On Saturday, December 11, at 7:00 p.m., The Ivy League of Comedy presents Ophira Eisenberg. Eisenberg is a standup comic and was most recently host of NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy and trivia show Ask Me Another where she interviewed and played silly games with guests such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Taye Diggs, Awkwafina, George Takei, Julia Stiles, Uzo Aduba, Michael C. Hall, and more.

Mosesian Center Hosts Musical Celebration of Exoplanet Science With Harvard Astrophysicist

The following announcement was provided by Multiverse Concert Series:

Multiverse Concert Series presents their newest album by composer Dr. David Ibbett, Octave of Light, in an album release tour fusing classical music with EDM and the science of exoplanets. This project is a musical celebration of exoplanet science created in collaboration with Roy Gould of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Too small to be seen directly, most exoplanets are detected as shadows across their parent star. By analyzing these shadows, David has sonified (light->sound) their spectra into a musical language of molecules and exoplanets. Multiverse Concert Series presents their newest album by composer Dr. David Ibbett, Octave of Light, in an album release tour fusing classical music with EDM and the science of exoplanets.

Record Store in Watertown Square Has Drawn a Crowd in Its First Year

Anaïs MarkwoodA wide range of musical genres are available at Wanna Hear It. New and used albums are available

Calling all vinyl lovers, if you haven’t heard yet, Watertown is now home to a record store! Wanna Hear It Records opened during the COVID-19 pandemic in early December and has been operating a successful business ever since. 

Located right in Watertown Square at 7 Main St., Wanna Hear It sells records for a variety of interests. Many Watertown residents noticed a line around the block to get into the store on a few occasions throughout the summer, sparking curiosity about the new shop. Owner Joey Cahill described the store’s inventory as, “A mix of everything,” saying “our main focus is Indie Rock, Punk, Hardcore, Emo, some Top 40, hip hop [and] metal.” The shop also does record trading and has “about half and half new and used [records]”.

See the Updated Watertown Summer Concert Schedule, New Band Added

Southbound TrainSouthbound Train will perform at Watertown’s Saltonstall Concert Series on Aug. 18 with free dance lesson beforehand. Due to some weather cancellations, a number of Watertown summer concerts have been rescheduled and the revamped lineup includes two weeks when the Town will host a pair of performances, including a new act. The Compaq Big Band was moved from early August to Aug. 13.