Summer fun and music go hand in hand this week with several winning opportunities to play or have fun.
• Indian Hill Music in Littleton goes jazzy every Thursday night in July with its fun Jazz Hang on tap from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meet fellow jazz fans at the weekly online meetup hosted by the Jazz Department President and Dave Fox percussion.
The evenings offer a relaxed discussion and analysis of some of the most important and enjoyable recordings in jazz history. $ 155. To learn more and to register, visit https://indianhillmusic.org/summer/classes/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Learn%20More%20and%20Register%20for%20Jazz%20Hang&utm_campaign=Summerjazzasses_20.
• Indian Hill also offers Youth Chorus Week from August 9th to 13th. The program is the perfect opportunity for young singers to get started in “singing” things and celebrating music together again. It will take place that week from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $ 95 at https://indianhillmusic.org/summer/classes/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Learn%20More%20and%20Register%20for%20Youth%20Chorus % 20Week & utm_campaign = Summer% 20Classes% 202021 # summerchorus.
• Joe Pierog will be teaching an adult ukulele lesson on Thursday evenings from July 22 to August 12. Sessions promise to be a fun game for beginners, advanced beginners, and casual gamers – with no strings attached. $ 50 at https://indianhillmusic.org/summer/classes/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Learn%20More%20and%20Register%20for%20Beginner%20Ukulele%20Classes%20and%20Club=%20er21campaign
• If you just want to sit back and enjoy some cool summer music, come to Kerouac Park, 75 Bridge Street in downtown Lowell this Saturday (July 10) at 10 am for the next Fresh Beets free concert. On the program are performances by REVMA, a diverse group playing a mix of music from village, island and urban roots from all over Greece, on the park’s innovative container stage.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy music, vegetarian tacos from Fresh Beets and good vibes in a free, family-friendly, accessible, socially distant and inclusive environment. Funded by the Lowell Cultural Council, the Mass Cultural Council and the Lowell Special Events Department.
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WORCESTER YOUTH SPEAKS: The Hanover Theater and Conservatory presents the inaugural performances of the Worcester Youth Speak Honestly (WYSH) project. Performances will take place Friday through Saturday July 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at the BrickBox Theater at the Jean McDonough Arts Center, 20 Franklin Street, Worcester. The WYSH Project is a play designed by a diverse group of 11 young people in Worcester. Invoking moments from their own life experiences, they asked questions such as “where / from whom / what am I from?” “And” what does a better world look like? They took inspiration from music, poetry and drama in the play which highlights their individual stories and the commonalities between them. Free entrance. Each performance lasts approximately 50 minutes, followed by a 20-minute interview with the actors. Visit www.TheHanoverTheatre.org/wysh2021 to confirm your attendance and reserve a seat.
THE PREMISES IN VOKES SHOW: Chris Cardoni of Billerica stars as Pablo Picasso in Vokes Players’ Wayland-based production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s play “A Picasso”. It is played July 23-24 at 7 p.m. and July 25 at 6 p.m. on the football field at Wayland High School. Admission is free and a socially distanced section will be available. Donnie Baillargeon, originally from Lowell living in Marlborough, directs the two-man piece which marks the Vokes’ first post-pandemic production. Past performances of Cardoni’s Vokes include “Communicating Doors”, “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Sherlock Holmes”.
DANCE AND MORE: Summer dance and theater courses are underway at the Hanover Theater and Conservatory in Worcester, but some still have openings and welcome students. Availability remains in improvisation for beginners (levels 4-8), improvisation for adolescents (levels 9-12), advanced open ballet (13 years and over), open ballet (6-9 years), theatrical tap dancing (adolescents and adults) , modern adult (18 years and over). Excellent availability remains in musical dance theater (12 years and over), contemporary dance (10-18 years), televised commercial dance (8-18 years) and creative theater (4-8 years). To inquire about the courses, call 508-471-1795.
Nancye Tuttle’s email address is [email protected]