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.

See What’s Happening at the 2022 Watertown Arts Market

Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown Arts Market returns to Arsenal Park in 2022. The following information was provided by the Watertown Arts Market:

The Watertown Arts Market returns to Arsenal Park on Saturday, Aug. 13th, noon-5 p.m. Rain date of Aug. 14. Over 120 artists and organizations who live or work in the area will be there – we hope you will be too! 

The Watertown Arts Market is an initiative of the Watertown Business Coalition, this year in partnership with the City of Watertown.

Junior Eurovison Winner from Armenia Giving Free Concert

Berklee College of MusicArmenian singer Maléna, the winner of the Junior Eurovision competition, will perform free in Boston. The following information was provided by Berklee College of Music:

Internationally recognized singer-songwriter Arpine Martoyan, known by her professional stage name Maléna, will perform in Boston this summer after receiving the Armenian Scholarship to attend a coveted Berklee summer program. The 15-year-old emerging star will sing her hit “Qami Qami,” the song that won her the 2021 Junior Eurvision competition, at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Sunday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Through the scholarship, Maléna gained sponsorship to this year’s Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive, a prestigious program whose alumni include Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor, and offers one-on-one instruction with leading Berklee professors as well as college credit to up-and-coming artists. “It’s only been two weeks, but I’ve already learned so much,” said Maléna about the Aspire program.