Get Out: Present and Future Virtuosos
A virtual opera and a whiz cellist are playing, or you could become the next shofar virtuoso this weekend.
Virtual Opera: Rigoletto from Mantua
When/where: Coolidge Corner Theatre, 11 a.m., Saturday
Why: Not everyone can make it to the operas of Europe, but the hardest part of getting to Harvard Street is the parking. Check out this version of Rigoletto shot on location in Mantua, Italy, on the cobblestone streets. A unique film experience for fans of European architecture and settings, and of the opera.
When/where: Saturday, 8 p.m., at the Puppet Showplace Theatre
Why: Where else is there to see a juggling lobster, the award-winning "Show of Hands," and the debut performance of "War Sheep"? This PG-13 puppet show lets parents who spent the day in the "Land of Enchantment" with their kids experience puppets in a fresh, more mature way.
When/where: 7 p.m. Sunday, at Saint Paul's Church
Why: Newton Whiz cellist Lev Mamuya composed his piece, "The Eagle" in memory of the September 11 World Trade Center attacks. This is the debut of that piece, and will also include works of Haydn and Mendelssohn.
When/where: 1 p.m. Sunday at the Pierce School
Why: Get your kids fit and ready for the school year by bringing them to Pierce Park. It's a simple way to explore new ways to get fit, like yoga, dancing, or a mile-long fun run.
When/where: Chabad Chai Center, Sunday, at 11 a.m.
Why: Ever wondered how a kosher shofar is made from a geniune ram horn? Learn--and make your own--at Chabad Chai this weekend. After that, you can learn to play and hear demos of the instrument in action.
Pricing: $5 for a demo, $15 for a Shofar