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12

Mar

Cabaret Open Mic with feature guest Rachel MacKenzie

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Join Us For Our Virtual Cabaret Open Mic | Friday, March 12, 2021
Hosted by Kelly Grill

If you love musical theater, then join us for our virtual Cabaret Open Mic! We're pleased to welcome our featured singer, Rachel MacKenzie, to our March event!

Invite your friends and family to watch! 

Rachel MacKenzie will kick off the cabaret with a selection of songs, from there we will open it up to others singers!

To participate:

1. Request to join our Cabaret Open Mic Facebook Group Click here 

2. Sign-up for your time slot HERE

3. Share the Facebook link with friends and family, so they can watch or join in!

This will be a FACEBOOK LIVE event. Each singer will have a 5 minute slot to sing a song of their choice. Instructions for when/how to log on to the event will be sent to you. You may sign up for up to two slots.  Thank you!

All are welcome to join the group and enjoy the live music.

Free for all! If you can, please consider making a donation to the HCA Here 

This program is supported by the generosity of Education Station: Education Station | Tutors, College Counseling, Test Prep (educationstationhopkinton.com)

 

Free

March 12 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)

13

Mar

Art Around the World: Greece (Mar 2021)

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Hopkinton Center for the Arts—Art Around the World series presents a free children's cultural program. You and your child are welcome to join us  as we celebrate a different culture each month with instructor Judith Smith. Kids will listen to a story, hear a themed-song and have fun making a culturally themed art craft. Program runs Saturday 2:00 to 3:00 pm via a Zoom link. Participants will be sent a list in advance of simple materials to provide your child for the craft. A computer screen and internet connection is required. 

Pre-registration is required per family. This program is offered at no cost. Donations are encouraged and can be made here: CLICK TO MAKE DONATION

March 13, 2021 : Greece

Other workshops coming up (registration is required individually for these workhops). Check our website for more details.

This program is provided by the generous support of Unibank

March 13 (02:00 pm-03:00 pm)

14

Mar

Stacey Peasley: FREE Live Virtual Children's Series concert

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Stacey Peasley | March 14 | 3:00 PM

Fun for children ages 2-8 y/o! Join award winning children's singer, songwriter, and early childhood educator Stacey Peasley for an interactive and engaging virtual concert! Original songs, classic children's music, fingerplays, and more will entertain your family, as we connect through our love of song and dance!

2020 marks Stacey Peasley’s 28th year of singing and performing for audiences! She has written and recorded three critically acclaimed albums with awards from Creative Child Magazine, Parents’ Choice Foundation, and NAPPA.  Her album Lucky Day was named one of the top 20 albums of 2014 by Musical Merry Go Round of KDHX radio St. Louis. Peasley is also the recipient of  a Nickelodeon Parents Connect Parents’ Pick Award for Best Party Entertainer, as well as a Community Kangaroo Joey Award for her music classes, Lucky Day music.

The running time for this concert is approximately 45 minutes.  The Zoom link information will be sent via email to ticketed patrons two (2) hours prior to the event. This family-friendly performance is part of the HCA's Children's Entertainment Series sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank. This is a FREE event, but donations are always appreciated!

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March 14 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)

17

Mar

A Celtic Concert with Stanley & Grimm

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A Celtic Concert with Stanley & Grimm
On St. Patrick's Day

March 17 (Wednesday) at 7:30pm

Stanley and Grimm have a wonderfully pure, organic, and authentic Celtic sound that makes them rank amonth the finest entertainers o' this side of the atlantic. Their arrangements and playing abilities enables them to produce an acoustic tapestry which is close to perfection.

From the comfort of your home, kick back and relax and join us on St Patick's Day for this live streamed concert! 

7:30 pm / Ticketed households will receive a link on the day of the concert.

To learn more about Stanley & Grimm, check out their site  HERE

Buy your tickets here.  
You only need to buy one adult ticket per household.

 

Tickets: $25 General Admissions, $22.5 for members

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March 17 (07:30 pm-08:45 pm)

27

Mar

Script Analysis Workshop for Actors (All levels)

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Ages 12 to Adult

Good acting is specific acting.  A script is the map to character, and by knowing the art and craft of script analysis, actors are given the necessary tools for creating work that enables them more in-depth, attentive and nuanced choices for performance.   

In this two-hour online workshop, students will work on a short play and get a glimpse into some of the key aspects for analyzing text. Learn the tools to decode any play and hone your skills as an actor. Come with a pencil and the willingness to dive into the work together!

Saturday, March 27 from 2:00–4:00 pm.

Instructor: Megan Schy Gleeson

Megan Schy Gleeson is a theater educator and director.  She has taught and/or directed for Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Clark University, Boston Children’s Theatre, Vermont Arts Exchange, Theatre Apollinaire, the Boston Theatre Marathon, Central Square/Nora Theater’s That’s What She Said series, Concord Academy, Tide Taken Studios, Alley Cat Theater and Lesley University’s MFA Playwriting Program. Megan was a contributor for Sleeping Weazel’s new work The Audacity: Women Speak

Prior to pursuing a career in directing she was a professional actor.  She acted in theaters such as the Public Theatre/NYSF, Atlantic Theatre Company’s Stage 2 (produced by Politiscopes and Columbia University), Great Lakes Theatre Festival, New Repertory Theatre, Stoneham Theatre (Greater Boston Stage Company), New Harmony Project and the Playwright’s Collective.  MFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.

 

 

March 27 (02:00 pm-04:00 pm)

27

Mar

Free Adult Sketching Virtual Workshop: March Zen Garden

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Sketching and drawing can be a wonderful way to de-stress! Join HCA's instructor Marion Buricatu as she guides you through a colored pencil sketch that you can create as a keepsake to hang on your wall or on card stock to make your own greeting cards!

This March workshop will involve a Zen garden similar to the one pictured:

Although this workshop is intended for adults, teens and kids over the age of 10 are welcome to join. There is no cost to participate, but if you can, we ask that you consider making a donation when you register for the class. Your donation helps support the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and its programs.

You only need to register once per household. Materials recommended: paper or drawing pad, sharpie (fine point and/or extra fine point), pencil, eraser, colored pencils and a ruler, but you can also use markers, oil pastels and paint.

 

March 27 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)

03

Apr

Decorate your own Walking Stick

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Get ready for Spring hiking or just making a fun piece of art! Join artist and instructor Bayda Asbridge as she guides you through decorating a walking stick. Students will have a choice of zentangle patterns to choose from prior to the workshop to personalize your piece. This is a great family activity!

This is a 2-hour interactive workshop presented online via Zoom. For ages 10-adult. Students will need to purchase supplies in advance.

To learn more about Bayda Asbridge, go to her website: Resume | baydasart

Supply list:

A stick that needs to be sanded, clean and ready to be decorated. (Can be found on Etsy)

Small bottle of Sumi-e ink

Fine brush (happy dot)

Small bottle of fabri-tac glue

Set of different hemp cords for decorations of your choice (can be found at Walmart)

Wood sealer (oil base)

Paint brush

April 03 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
Meet theater and art student Abby. Read More
Meet Gene Houk: ESL and HCA Volunteer Read More
Meet  Judith Smith | Art Instructor Read More
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