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Afro Dance Workshop with SIMDACA African Dance Academy

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Afro Dance Workshop with SIMDACA African Dance Academy
Saturday, Feb. 23, 1 to 2pm

February is Black History Month and the perfect time to kick off the HCA's new Arts Around the World cultural series. Have fun dancing and learning about the history of African dance with the SIMDACA African Dance Academy. This workshop is designed for all ages from 4 to 125!

SIMDACA African Dance Academy is led by Chefiatou Tokou. Chefiatou is from Togo, west Africa. She is a natural born dancer who has been teaching and performing for years. She infuses her fun,  unique, and creative personality through her dance. She performs and conducts dance workshops all over the New England area. She specializes in traditional, afro gospel, contemporary, cultural and modern African dance for all age groups. She is the owner of SIMDACA. You can follower her work @chefiatou or learn more at www.simdaca.com. Watch.

$10 per person, FREE for HCA Members


Tickets: $10 General Admissions, $0 for members

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February 23 (01:00 pm-02:00 pm)



First Friday Open Mic

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First Friday Open Mic at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Join us at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for our First Friday Open Mic with host and singer-songwriter Jack Byrne. Singers, players, songwriters, poets, and storytellers of all ages are invited to perform. Sign-ups now available online.

March Feature: Gentle Temper is Ryan Meier and Marion Earley, an ocean-folk duo with a blues tide from the bay of Boston, MA. Marion and Ryan met while attending college in Boston and began writing and playing together in August of 2016. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling, animated harmonies & a steady undercurrent of dynamics.

Gentle Temper have opened for nationally touring acts LOLO, Ballroom Thieves, Bombadil, and 2014 NPR Favorite New Artist The Family Crest.

They've had the pleasure of performing in support of various charities and foundations, including the Chikumbuso Women and Orphans Project, Casa Myrna Vazquez Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union and Relay for Life. The duo was featured on NBC10’s “Boston’s Bucket List” as winners of the Lizard Lounge Main Event in July 2018 and was featured in the Top 15 of WBUR 90.9’s local NPR Tiny Desk Favorites in that same year. They have additionally been nominated for Best New Artist in The 2018 Boston Music Awards.

Their debut album “Our Warm Red Light” was released on October 7th, 2018. www.gentletemper.com

Sign-ups 7:00pm, Music 7:30pm 

Online Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49A4A62EA4F94-first5

$5 at the door, FREE for HCA Members

March 01 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)



ESL Live Sketch Comedy!

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Featuring performances from Kelly Grill, Mary-Scarlata-Rowe, Keith Rowe, Paul Champlin , Dan Cote, Christina Alfonso, Denise and Mark Laumeister,  Steve Sullivan, Amy Cafazzo and Jeff MacMillan

Just like SNL there will be sketches, commercials, AND a live band. Save time for dancing after the show! Cash bar. Intended for adults

Saturday March 2, 2019

$23 - Adults

$18 - Seniors

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March 02 (08:00 pm-10:00 pm)



Children's Series: Mike the Bubbleman

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Mike The Bubble Man is back by popular demand! Mike brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive 45-minute indoor show about BUBBLES! Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles—in all different shapes and sizes—come alive, sparking imagination and wonder. 

Tickets: $5 Kids, $10 Adults (ages 11 month and under FREE)
HCA Member Tickets: $4.50 Kids, $9 Adults

Tickets: $10 General Admissions, $9 for members

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March 03 (03:00 pm-03:45 pm)



Jazz Jam Sundays

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Are you a musician or just love to listen to jazz music? Join the MetroWest Jazz Project at the HCA every second Sunday of the month. One-hour concert followed by a public jam session open to musicians. Sundays 11 am. $5 at the door includes coffee and assorted breakfast treats.

March 10 (11:00 am-01:30 pm)



Broadway in Hopkinton: Ines Nassara

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HCA Broadway in Hopkinton Series

Join us for an amazing night of music with vocal powerhouse Ines Nassara. Past performances include: The Wiz (Ford's Theater), Freedom's Song, 110 in the Shade, Ragtime, HAIR, and Once on this Island.

Ines Nassara’s outstanding vocal and acting ability have landed her among the best emerging actresses in the DC area. Nassara graduated from Towson University where she performed extensively in the school’s musical theatre productions. Nassara was nominated for a 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for playing Ronny in The Keegan Theatre’s production of Hair. She has garnered critical acclaim for her powerful vocals, energy, and passion that she brings to the stage, driving the ensembles around her to new heights.

Friday, March 15, 8pm
$23 general admission, $18 students & seniors

"Ines Nassara's voice is one of the bet -- she's not to be missed!" - The Wiz, Ford's Theater, 2018 review

Want to hear this voice in action? 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH video of Ines singing "Home" from The Wiz

CLICK HERE TO WATCH video of Ines singing "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret 



Tickets: $23 General Admissions, $20.7 for members

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March 15 (08:00 pm-09:30 pm)



Karen K & the Jitterbugs

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Bug Out! with Karen K in her imaginary backyard fort where she makes music with her friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (full of energy, working on self control); Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps). In this crowd-engaging, full-of-energy and wonder show, Karen takes audience members young and old on a musical adventure exploring themes of kindness, friendship and downright fun.

One of the most buzzed about songwriters and performers for families and kids on the East Coast, Karen K & her Jitterbugs have received multiple national awards, including a Parents Choice Fun Stuff Award and Best KidVid of 2014 for their smash hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck.” Music from both of their albums – “Pancakes for Dinner” and “Big Ol’ Truck” can be heard on radio stations across the country. Videos and streaming available at: www.karenkjitterbugs.com

Tickets: $5 Kids, $10 Adults (ages 11 month and under FREE)
HCA Member Tickets: $4.50 Kids, $9 Adults

Tickets: $10 General Admissions, $9 for members

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April 07 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)

HCA members have access to the galleries, exhibits, programs, and events at discounted prices to keep them engaged throughout the year -- all the while supporting the center.