Gore Place Hosting Irish Music Concerts, Frightful Fridays & Holiday Photo Sessions

The following information was provided by Gore Place:

On Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm, Gore Place, the historic estate in Waltham and Watertown, will present a concert by the New England Irish Harp Orchestra. The Irish harp is the original instrument of Irish traditional music and has a beautiful, etheric quality. Led by Regina Delaney, this wonderful group of harpers, fiddlers, flutists, and singers will present a program of traditional Irish tunes and songs. This concert will take place in the spacious event tent at Gore Place. Tickets are $21. To order, visit goreplace.org. The concert will take place under the spacious Century Tent at Gore Place, so dress for the weather.

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.

Faire on the Square to Feature New Attractions & Old Favorites

The 2022 Faire on the Square will have some new entertainment and activities, plus some popular features from previous editions. The Faire on the Square takes place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saltonstall Park (next to City Hall, 149 Main St.). There will be bands, performers, games, animals, and at least 125 booths where people can find out about local businesses and organizations. Faire Director Dan McCarthy has lined up some new attractions for all ages this year.

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.

August at the Library: Bookmobile, Farm Photos, Children’s Music & More

Watertown Free Public LibraryThe Watertown Free Public Library. August will be busy at the Watertown Library, with the debut of the Bookmobile, music on Saturdays for kids, and an exhibition of photos from local farms.

The following information was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:

And … we’re ready to roll! The WFPL Bookmobile makes its public debut on Saturday, August 13, 12 – 5 PM, at the Watertown Arts Market in Arsenal Park. A mobile library is about reaching people where they are at, so we want to hear where you want us to go.