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FREE WORKSHOP: Art Around the World - October (Virtual)

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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 - 3 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. 

Recommended for ages 3 to 8. 

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

October 24th  Australia 

Other workshops coming up (registration is required individually for these workhops):

November 21: Egypt 

December 12: United States (Kwanzaa)

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

October 24 (02:00 pm-03:00 pm)



Wednesday Workshop: Whimsical Sea Creatures

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Let's burst into the ocean. Release the Kraken! Join us for an exploration of these mythical and legendary creatures and invent your own marine monstrosity. Students will create underwater seascapes with fish, sea animals, mermaids, sea horses, coral, and seaweed. They will create a large variety of sea creatures in their multi-media pieces of art using many different materials. They will explore the technique of using crayon, watercolor and collage.

Instructor: Chelsea Bradway. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings. The HCA is open to offering students who do not wish to take an on-site class (or if the class is full) the opportunity to take a parallel class virtually from the comfort of their home. Please reach out to us to request a virtual connection to any on-site class by emailing us at info@hopartscenter.org.

October 28 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)



Wicked Fun Run to $5K

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The show must go on! And that means the Wicked 5K Fun Run is going virtual!

HCA and ESL Theater are on a "Wicked Run to Raise $5K!" this Halloween, Saturday, October 31.

Just because we can't race together, doesn't mean we can't continue the great ESL Theater Wicked Fun Run tradition. So plan out your costume, get your running shoes ready, and get set to run on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Here is how it is going to work!

  1. Register for free at https://hopartscenter.networkforgood.com/projects/109801-wicked-run-to-5k
  2. Set your own fundraising goal! It can be $25, $100, $250, or more
  3. Spread the word to friends and family and start fundraising
  4. On the day of the event, set your own race course and run, walk, or dance your own 5K. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there is no set race course this year. Participants who choose to run or walk their 5K, may do so anytime from Friday, Oct. 30 through the end of the day Saturday, Oct. 31.
  5. Post your photos in costume to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #wickedrun and enter our costume contest (deadline is 3pm, Saturday, Oct. 30)

As a bonus, everyone who fundraises $250 or more for the HCA & ESL Wicked "Run to $5K" will be entered to win a pair of Apple Airpod Pros! (valued at $250).

By becoming a fundraiser for Hopkinton Center for the Arts and its resident theater company, Enter Stage Left Theater, you will help artists of all ages and abilities in MetroWest and beyond create, explore and grow in the arts.

This event is open to racers of all ages and families of all sizes are encouraged to get out in costume and race together.

P.S. If you don't want to run an actual 5K, you don't have to! Just sign up as a fundraiser and "race" to your fundraising goal by Oct. 31st!

October 31 (08:00 am-06:00 pm)



Halloween Scavenger Hunt & Costume Contest (Free Event)

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It's the Great HCA & ESL Theater Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger hunt and costume contest this Halloween, Saturday, October 31 from 10am-2pm.

Enjoy a new twist on Halloween with a number of Spooktacular and physically distanced activities around town!

Here's how the Scavenger Hunt works:

  • Register for free by 5pm on Oct. 30 at: https://hopartscenter.networkforgood.com/events/23962-wicked-5k-scavenger-hunt

  • A list of "spots" will be emailed to you at 6pm on the 30. They could include Hopkinton landmarks, businesses, or spooky spots like a graveyard! 

  • On Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31 starting at 10am go find those spots and take your picture in front of the designated sign at each location. Please remember to wear your mask and maintain a healthy social distance, so that everybody can enjoy this fun event. Hunt ends at 2pm.

  • When you have found all the spots on the hunt come to the HCA (98 Hayden Rowe St.) no later than 3pm. Show us your pictures and receive your bag of treats. (Everyone is a winner here!) 

  • All finishers will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

  • Plus, Post your photos in costume to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #wickedrun and enter our costume contest

That's it! Just good Halloween fun!  

October 31 (10:00 am-02:00 pm)



First Friday Open Mic | With Feature Lunchbox Rachel

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Virtual - First Friday Open Mic 
Hosted by singer-songwriter Jack Byrne

Singers, players, songwriters, poets, and storytellers are invited to perform. Bring your friends for a fun and relaxed evening of music. All ages welcome. Join our Facebook group to watch the performances: click here.

Upcoming Performance:

Friday, November 6 | Music starts at 7:30pm
Feature: Lunchbox Rachel

Lunchbox Rachel is an indie rock artist based out of Nashville, Tennessee. A diverse performer, Lunchbox Rachel transforms the traditional sounds of indie music into glitz meets grime; gritty, groovy, rock and roll. Rachel embodies this revolutionary new sound through both her music and lyrics. 

Want to perform? It's easy! Just join our Facebook group page and then sign up here for your time slot and then sign up here for your time slot https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49a4a62ea4f94-first23

You will go live at your specified time. All performers will play 2 songs, or for 10 minutes, whichever comes first.  Our host, Jack Byrne, will start the evening at 7:30pm by playing a couple songs, and our feature performer will be playing a 30 minute set at 8:30pm. 

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 Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

These events are part of the HCA Art Pass and EBT Card to Culture free ticket programs.
Click here to learn more.



November 06 (07:30 pm-10:00 pm)



Art Lights the Night Virtual Gala (FREE)

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Saturday, November 14 | 7:00 to 9:00pm

It’s time to celebrate! You are cordially invited to the 2020 Hopkinton Center for the Arts Gala Art Lights the Night. Let’s transform your home into a night full of energy, fun, laughter, dance, and celebration with your pod of family and friends! 

We will have performances and testimonials from our students, teachers, and patrons as well as a grammy nominee and a tony nominee, a silent auction, AND the world famous DJ Mad Marj will be hosting the after party. She is the house DJ for the Today Show and has opened for Cardi B, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Liam Payne, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, New Order, and Skrillex. 

Find out more here!

November 14 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)



Primarily Potters Annual Show and Sale

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Primarily Potters Annual Show and Sale

Friday, November 20, 10am-6pm
Saturday, November 21, 10am-6pm

LOCATION: The Delbridge Family Performance Space to enable social distancing (All visitors are required to wear masks).

Please join us for this marvelous yearly showcase of the work of seven of the women who form Primarily Potters: Mary Edwards, Gabrielle Gura-Gold, Martha Gold, Carol Mecagni, Bonnie Muir, Hana Reilly, and Sue Valentine. On display will be a unique variety of pottery, from mugs, butter dishes, ornaments to enormous candle lanterns—there is something for everybody at this show.  

You could win something, too! All artists will generously contribute pieces of their work for a raffle held two weeks prior to, and during the show. This gift basket is valued at over $200. Raffle proceeds will benefit the HCA. 

70% of sales support these local artists, and 30% support the HCA's art classes and gallery exhibitions.


November 21 (10:00 am-06:00 pm)
Meet dance student Andrew. Read More
Meet Paul Champlin, ESL Founding Member. Read More
Meet private lesson and group guitar instructor, Jack Byrne. Read More

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