Category Archives: Arts

Weekend Happenings In and Around Weston (Plus Soccer)

So, Weston, are you ready for the weekend? Well, get your time turners ready because I do not believe it is possible to attend every single event, but with the right strategy, you may get to most of them. One little wrinkle in the possibility of the total weekend win is the USA vs Netherlands World Cup (that’s soccer) game

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Skylark’s A Christmas Carol Comes to Weston December 16

For many of us, attending a performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a family tradition every holiday season. And no, I don’t mean the Will Farrell “Spirited” version. This year, on December 16 at 7 pm (there is a pre-concert talk at 6:15pm) Weston’s First Parish Church will host Skylark, a premier vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists,

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Weston Pianist Performs Virtual Concert Saturday December 3

Weston resident Marvin Wolfthal will be talking about and performing Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations virtually this Saturday December 3 at 7:30 pm. While obvious, let me confirm that the concert is virtual, but Marvin really will be playing. From the marketing materials: “Beethoven’s “33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli” has been called the greatest work written for the piano,

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Pianist Anran Qian at Weston Public Library, Sunday December 4

The Weston Public Library’s Music Committee welcomes pianist Anran Qian to the Community Room on Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm in the third in-person concert of the 2022-23 season. Anran Qian (pianist, composer, and improvisor) is an adventurous musician who not only loves performing on the stage, but also enjoys connecting with different people, whether it is through performing

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Winter Festival Set for Saturday, December 3

The Women’s Community League of Weston’s Fourth Annual Winter Festival will take place on Saturday, December 3 from 2-4:30 pm on the Weston Town Green. This community-wide celebration features the Polar Express Tot Train, balloon sculpting, face painting, fire pits and s’mores, live music groups, craft activities, games for all ages, special visits from Santa, Frosty, Elsa, and other characters plus an opportunity

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Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker: Sensory Friendly Performance Friday Nov 25

While the Owl is ostensibly planning the Thanksgiving meal, the notification of a sensory-friendly performance of the Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker rolled across her messy desk and must be posted. On Friday, November 25 at 1 pm, the Commonwealth Ballet will present a special Sensory and Family-Friendly performance at a reduced price. This is a shortened version – mostly Act

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Holiday Happenings: Family Trees at Concord Museum

Concord Museum’s 27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature begins on November 23, 2022 and runs through January 2, 2023. If you are not familiar with the event, it’s a wonderful family outing to view the thirty-four trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes decorated with inspiration from acclaimed children’s books. One of the Owl’s favorite authors and

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String Sextet: Music at the Library Sunday, November 20

On Sunday, November 20 at 3 pm, please join your neighbors and friends for an afternoon of music at the Weston Public Library. The Library Music Committee’s 2022-23 season continues with the scintillating Sextets of Brahms and Tchaikovsky featuring members of the string section of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra: Amos Lawrence and Jane Kang, violins, Arjun Mudan and Merrick Nelson,

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Weston Voices: Katharine Campbell, Incoming Executive Director of the Golden Ball Tavern

Now, as any good Westonian knows, we have two publicly accessible taverns still in action in our fair town. While someone will quibble with me over the accessibility of the Josiah Smith Tavern at this time (no restaurant yet… I know, I know), it is a matter of time until the official battle of the taverns is back ON! So

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