Five things to do in Newton this weekend

We’re in for a cold weekend, which makes sense since it’s February.

But there’s a lot to do in Newton if you feel like venturing out, and parents may want to load up their kids with fun activities since they won’t have their usual February vacation next week.

It’s also Black History Month, and the weekend ends with a thought-provoking panel at West Newton Cinema.

Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend.

Friday, Feb. 16

  • From 6:30 to 9 p.m., Temple Emanuel will host their Yisod Oscars Shabbat Dinner, celebrating the year in film. There will be food, beverages and discussions about the year’s best movies along with an awards presentation.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Sunday, Feb. 18

  • From 2 to 4 p.m., Third Space Kitchen will host “Cooking Companions: Stained Glass Window-Shaped Cookies,” for adults and their toddler/preschool-aged helpers (ages 1.5 to 5). This is not a formal class. Attendees can cook and leave or socialize and work at their own pace.
  • From 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Newton Community Pride will host a Black History Month panel discussion, “American Fiction,” at West Newton Cinema. Moderated by film critic Sarah Vincent, the panel will focus on the themes of the five-time Oscar-nominated film, “American Fiction” and the panelists include Callie Crossley, renowned for her work in radio, television, and film; Nerissa Williams Scott, CEO/Lead Creative Producer of That Child Got Talent Entertainment; and Dr. Keith Maddox, professor of Psychology and the Director of Tuft’s University Psychology Lab known for his profound work on the social cognitive aspects of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

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