Commonwealth Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
The Nutcracker: Holiday Classic From Commonwealth Ballet
Leap through the holidays with the accomplished dancers of Commonwealth Ballet and guest artists, as they frolic, battle and dance to Tchaikovsky's majestic score. The timeless tale of The Nutcracker follows young Clara, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical dream that her toy comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Rat King, through the beautiful Snow Forest to the Sugar Plum Fairy's Land of Sweets. Start -- or continue -- a family tradition full of laughter, magic and wonder with The Nutcracker at Regis College Fine Arts Center.
When: Nov 24, 2017 6pm in Weston, MA
Cost: $12.50 - $19.50
Miracle on 34th Street
Based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street tells the story of single mother, Doris Walker, who doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. With Christmas approaching, Fred Bailey tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at the Macy’s department store where Doris works. Over time, even Susan is convinced that this Macy’s Santa may be the real Kris Kringle. Filled with humor and beloved songs including “It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas”, this heartwarming holiday musical is fun for the whole family!
The performance on Sunday, December 3rd at 11am is Sensory Friendly.When:
Dec 2, 2017 7:30PM in Weston, MACost:
“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is only revealed if there is light within.” Elizabeth Kubler-RossIn this afternoon workshop, participants will use paste paper and other specialty papers to fold and craft unique candle or light holders called Luminaria. Paste paper is a patterning technique developed during the Renaissance. The particular form of luminaria we will create uses origami folding techniques. Paper, bone folders, and votive lights will be provided. Once the technique is understood and mastered, possibilities for variation abound. The Luminary Workshop will be taught by Joy Seidler who recognizes the astonishing capacity of art to heal. Joy is an artist, healer and educator who has been teaching, training teachers, and running workshops for 30+ years.
When: Dec 3, 2017 1pm in Weston, MA
Schubert: The Last Four Sonatas, Program Two
The last four piano sonatas by Franz Schubert constitute a unit in the canon of Western art. No one is like the other, but each is a formidable, singular and sublime example of the late Classical style. As a group, they summarize the genre as received from Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven while recasting it for the Romantic generation and achieving depths of personal and universal expression unlike any that had come before.When:
Dec 10, 2017 3pm in Weston, MACost:
Free and open to the public.
2017 Foundation for MetroWest Grant Celebration
Please join us for a celebration of the Foundation for MetroWest's 2017 Grant Recipients. We will present the 2017 awards and share more about the Foundation's commitment to investing in the MetroWest region. Please RSVP by December 4th.
When: Dec 11, 2017 5:30PM in Weston, MA
Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop - Feb 2018
Description Come play with clay! Join us for an introduction to making colorful jewelry—beads, pins and earrings—out of polymer clay such as Sculpey and Fimo. It’s easy and it’s fun and everyone can do it. No prior experience is required. In the first half of this workshop, we’ll begin with squares of colorful clay, prepare the clay and arrange it into colorful designs and canes that we’ll form into beads or pins. At the end of the morning we’ll cook the clay to harden it in a toaster oven. In the second half of the workshop, we’ll glaze the beads, arrange them and string them. We’ll attach findings: clasps, pin backs, and pierced ear wires. At the end of the day you will have one or more pieces of colorful jewelry. Materials The instructor will provide equipment and materials such as clay and findings. Please bring your own clay knife, if you have one. There will be a $10 per person materials fee collecting on the day of the workshop (cash only please). About the InstructorKat Fast has been fooling with polymer clay for years and creating products that she has sold at the Weston Arts and Crafts Association, the Wayland Depot and in many craft fairs and stores. She teaches classes and workshops in polymer clay and in graphology (handwriting analysis) under the umbrella of Fast Associates. (Don’t look for a pattern here!) Recently she was an editor for Level Best Books and is a published author of mystery stories. Her other love is watercolor, and of course, cats. In her first lives, Kat focused on quantitative marketing research and marketing models consulting, seminar instruction, head hunting, handwriting analysis and editing. (Again, she defies you to identify a pattern.) She has a BA from Oberlin College in history and a MA from Cambridge College in Education.
When: Feb 3, 2018 10am in Weston, MA