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Americana: A Musical Revue

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What does it mean to be American? What are the values we share and principles we aspire to? Americana, A Musical Revue is an exploration of these ideas and more through a distinctly home-grown art form -- musical theatre. Featuring songs from such shows as Hamilton, Ragtime, Assassins, Hair, and Oklahoma, Americana is an entertaining yet throughtful look at our national identity, and how it will be defined by the next generation. 

Performances: August 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. and August 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $22 adults, $18 students/seniors.

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August 16 - August 19 (07:30 pm-03:00 pm)



Sunset Jazz: Kelly Clark Quartet (Free indoor concert)

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The Kelly Clark quartet plays mainstream jazz. Every performance includes songs from Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Charlie Parker, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sonny Rollins, and original compositions by Kelly. He is playing Saturday with Joe Parillo on keyboard, Jerry Wilfong on bass, and Mark Holovnia on drums. Kelly plays tenor sax. This performance will be held indoors at the HCA (2nd floor, barn).

August 18 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)



Ballroom for Beginners - 3 hour workshop

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You think you can't dance? Well you can! Come join us for the this fun 3 hour workshop which will cover a number of dance styles that can be applied to many different styles of music.  The last 30 minutes of the workshop will be a dance party to practice your moves! Hustle, swing, rhumba and cha-cha! Couples are welcome but you do not need a partner for this workshop. Individual students will be paired up with other students and/or instructor. Instructor: Karen Renaud. Space is limited. Must register in advance! 

Karen Renaud is the Wellness Subject Matter Leader for the Hopkinton Public School system.  She teaches a variety of wellness courses including stress management, self defense and Ballroom Dance!  

Fifteen years ago, she walked into a ballroom dance studio looking for a new challenge and a fun way to exercise.  What she thought was going to a six week summer experiment turned into a lifelong love affair with this form of dance.  As she began acquiring skills, she started introducing a few steps to her high school students and was thrilled to see their response.  Her students wanted to learn more so she shifted her focus to learning how to teach both the lead and follow positions for eight dances.  She studied DVIDA, NDCA and Fred Astaire curriculum with professional instructors in FL and MA and, over the years, implemented a ballroom dance curriculum for grades 2-12 including a full semester elective course in the Medfield Public School system.  Some of her favorite highlights of the program were the "Golden Shoes Dance Competition" in which the entire sophomore class competed and the "Dancing with the Warriors" showcase which highlighted the ballroom dance students performances along with collegiate and professional dancers.
These days, Karen enjoys training for showcase performances and competitions but she also loves helping friends and family learn a few dance moves for fun and special events such as weddings.  She has often been asked to teach classes for adults in the community and felt it was the right time to do so.  She believes that ballroom dance is a joyful lifetime skill that helps improve all aspects of physical, mental, social and emotional health.  She is excited to partner with the Hopkinton Center for the Arts to offer this beginner workshop  If you've ever watched other people dancing and wish you could do it too, now is your chance!  You do not need to have experience or even a partner.  Come alone or with your loved one or with a bunch of friends.  We will laugh, move, stimulate your brain and learn a valuable skill one small step at a time.  :)

Tickets: $45 General Admissions, $40.5 for members

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August 21 (06:30 pm-09:30 pm)



the Local Scene music series: Soul Function

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Soul Function is a 10-piece band of veteran musicians who grew up listening to everything from Chicago, Tower of Power, Doobie Brothers, to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave and just about everything in between. Now it's their joy to share this music for people of all ages who love to dance as much as they love to play.  There will be general seating, a few tables and a big dance floor! 

Tickets $22.00 General Admission, $19.80 for Members, $25 at the door.  

Parents Night Out! For children ages 6 to 12. Drop your kids off at the HCA from 7:30-10:30 p.m. while you enjoy the music of Soul Function. They will enjoy movies, games, and snacks. $25 per child, $20 additional siblings. To register, simply add number of children at checkout when purchasing your concert tickets, here.


Tickets: $22 General Admissions, $19.8 for members

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August 24 (08:00 pm-11:00 pm)
Delbridge Family Performance Space



Free Outdoor Shakespeare: As You Like It

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The Forest of Arden comes alive in Brown Box Theatre Project’s 8th Annual FREE Outdoor Shakespeare tour, As You Like It!

When a motley cast of characters finds themselves banished from the court, misdirection, desire, and serendipity unite to form a tangled web of identity and love that could only be possible in this pastoral haven, where gender roles, politics, and expectations are turned upside-down. Performed under the stars in idyllic outdoor venues, As You Like It will transport audiences into the heart of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies in a can’t-miss multi-state tour.

For your comfort please bring a chair or blanket to enjoy Shakespeare outdoors.

August 25 (07:30 pm-10:30 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.