under-the-radar newton EVENTS
Interior Design Night at Greentail Table
What do the area's hottest designers see as the current trends in interior design? What role do textiles play in design? How can we incorporate our personality in the design of our space? How can we refresh our homes on a budget? What's the key element to a well-designed space? Head to Greentail Table on Wed, October 25th from 6:30-8PM for tips on creating or refreshing your home . There'll be time set aside for Q&A, to mingle, and shop. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free but capacity is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot!
Pride & Prejudice
Oct 27 & 28, Nov 3 & 4
Whether you’re a lover of the performing arts, or simply haven’t been to a theatre production in awhile, you’ll probably want to add Newton Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Pride and Prejudice to your calendar. This professional theatre company brings the excitement of live theatre to Newton, with easy access, affordable tickets, and a community vibe that big city productions simply can’t offer.
Under the direction of Melissa Bernstein, Pride and Prejudice has been reimagined with an all-women ensemble offering an irreverent and witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s timeless story of the Bennet family. Beginning Friday, October 27th, there are evening performances for date nights or a friends night out, while Saturday matinees are family-friendly. Tickets ($25) are limited and sell out quickly, so online pre-purchases are recommended. Performances are held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Newtonville, and the theatre entrance is at 96 Otis Street. Dates & times: Fri. Oct 27th at 8pm; Sat. Oct 28th at 2pm; Sat. Oct. 28th at 8pm; Fri. Nov. 3rd at 8pm; Sat. Nov 4th at 2pm; Sat. Nov 4th at 8pm.
Thanksgiving Farmers' Market at The Allen Centre
Stay tuned--this is gonna be BIG!
Muffin Sale at Little Luke's
It seems like everyone who tries muffins from Little Luke’s Cafe raves about them. Owner Phil Emmanuel, eager to spread the word about his glorious scratch-made muffins, just wants more diners to try them‘cause he just knows they’ll come back for more. Well, this Friday is our chance when Little Luke’s Cafe offers a “buy one, get the second half off,” special on all muffins! Your choice—Cappuccino, Morning Glory, Blueberry, Lemon Poppy Seed, Pistachio—-and that’s just for starters. Little Luke’s is located at 1225 Chestnut Street at the old train depot in Upper Falls.
Mystical Cider & Spiders Weekend at Green Lady
October 27 & 28
21+ and want to get in the spirit of Halloween? This weekend you might just want to skip Salem (and the traffic) and head to Green Lady Dispensary in Newton Centre for its Mystical Cider & Spiders Weekend. There you’ll meet Newton-based Psychic Advisor Crystal, for a free palm reading or tarot card session with purchase. With an office on Centre Street in Newton Corner, Crystal has been practicing her art for 27 years. But on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, from 3-6 PM she’ll be at Green Lady Dispensary dispensing her psychic wisdom. Feel free to wear your costume for this adult trick or treating event, with complementary apple cider and donuts for shoppers. Green Lady Dispensary is located at 740 Beacon Street.
Don't Forget Your Art!
Homegrown Newton arts organization, Don’t Forget Your Art! (DFYA!) fills a void in Newton’s art scene by focusing on the often hidden talents of local musicians, artists, writers, and poets, and bringing them all together for one memorable evening. Every few months DFYA! pops up in a low-key Newton performance space, with an event that celebrates the diverse artistry of our neighbors while raising money for a local charity. Past performances have featured names you may know, like Catie Curtis, Franc Graham, and Rob Siegel and others who, at least for now, fly under the radar. DFYA!’s next performance is Saturday, October 28 at the United Parish of Auburndale, headlined by the Lori Z Jazz Trio. Doors open at 6:30 PM for guests to peruse works of local artists, snack on empanadas, and mingle until the performances kick off at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students, with ALL proceeds benefiting the Newton Food Pantry.
Newton-made Halloween Soaps
Now Through October 31
Bloodshot eyeball bath bombs. Soap bars with embedded bats. Roly-poly orange pumpkins. Ghostly black and white soaps. They may look eerie, but they smell heavenly, and are crafted right here in Newton by "And Soaps" and can be purchased at Lynne's Vintique in the Echo Bridge Mall. Perfect fun gifts for Halloween that support not one but TWO women-owned small businesses. Lynne's Vintique hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30-4; St: 10:30-4; Sun: 11:30-3. Text for more info: 617-831-3781