Five things to do in Newton this weekend

June in Newton means a cornucopia of cultural activities and events for you to enjoy, and this weekend includes an Indigenous art exhibit and a ukulele festival for some festive variety.

It looks like the weather is going to bless us with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s on Friday and Saturday, with some rain showers Sunday afternoon.

Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend.

Friday, June 7

From 5 to 9 p.m., the Indigenous Peoples Day Newton Committee will host “Powwow and the People who Bring it to Life,” an exhibit of photography from Scott Strong, Hawk Foster and Rob Adelman showcasing powwows from across America, at the New Art Center at TRIO, 245 Walnut St., Newtonville. The exhibit will also be shown on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a reception with the photographers.

Saturday, June 8

From 6:30 to 10 p.m., Newton Cultural Alliance will host its 10th annual Strawberry Festival from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Allen Center. Hosted by GBH’s Jim Braude, the evening will feature performances by vocalist Donna McElroy, pianist Maxim Lubarsky and cellist Allison Eldredge as well as a photography exhibit by Lou Jones titled “panAfrica.” There will also be a light dinner, drinks and a Raise the Paddle fundraiser to support the Allen Center.

Sunday, June 9

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Baramor in Newton Centre will host a fundraiser, “Boston’s Best Bloody Mary Competition,” to raise money and awareness for bleeding disorders. Tickets are $15 for standard and $50 for VIP and can be purchased at All proceeds will benefit the New England Hemophilia Association. Competing restaurants include: Baramor, The Biltmore Bar & Grille, Bostonia Public House, Limani, The Ford Tavern, and O’Hara’s & Paddy’s.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Newton Cultural Development will present “Strummin’ Up to Boston,” a festival of ukulele groups passionate about the ukulele, at Newton City Hall. The event will feature performances by eight ukulele ensembles as well as food trucks, vendor booths and door prizes.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Newton Highlands will host its Village Day while celebrating the 5oth anniversary of the Newton Highlands Area Council. The event will be held on Lincoln Street and will feature a street fair, bounce houses, face painting and more.