Friday, November 6, 2015

Weekly Event Summary (Nov. 6th - Nov 13th) - Family Friendly Boston Cambridge

Family Friendly Boston Cambridge


1) Boston International Kids Film Festival (Tomorrow)
2) Author Insights: Getting to Know Your Characters (Nov 7)
3) The Gospel of Mark in Performance (Nov 7)
4) Girls Day The MIT Museum: It's Not Magic, It's Science (Nov 7)
5) Celebrate Kambiri's 5th Birthday (Nov 7)
6) 3rd Annual Inman Square Harvest Hoedown (Nov 8)
7) Memorial Drive Recreation Sundays (Riverbend Park) (Nov 8)
8) Sunday Concert Series: New York Festival of Song (Nov 8)
9) Trash Bash 2015: Somerville's Third Annual Recycled Art Show (Nov 8)
10) Boston International Kids Film Festival (Nov 8)
11) Dance at the Cinema: Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle (Nov 8)
12) Macy's Private Shopping Event downtown Boston (Nov 8)
13) The Making of Haymarket (Nov 9)
14) Science and Cooking 2015 Lecture Series (Nov 9)
14) Used Book Fair at MIT (Nov 13)


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Detailed Listings

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1) Boston International Kids Film Festival (Nov 6-8)

When:
Friday, Nov 06, 2015 6:00p -
Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 6:00p

Where:
Seaport Boston Hotel & World Trade Center
1 Seaport Ln
Boston, MA 02210

Admission:
$Varies

This year?s film festival will take place from Friday, November 6th through Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston

The Boston International Kids Film Festival invites parents, students and educators from all over the Greater Boston area to a three-day celebration of imagination and creativity.

Check back for updates and a full schedule of films.

The BIKFF is presented by Filmmakers Collaborative, which encourages and supports the making of great films and media projects by people of all ages and experience levels. FC offers grants management, mentoring and workshops to a diverse and national community that includes award-winning PBS documentarians, first-time producers and directors, and young people just discovering the power and potential of visual media. For more information please go to: http://www.filmmakerscollab.org.

For more information visit http://bikff.org/ 

2) Author Insights: Getting to Know Your Characters (Nov 7)

When:
Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 2:00p -
2:30p

Where:
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

In preparation for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) the Cambridge Public Library is hosting a series of writing talks from local authors. Come around for free, 30 minute craft sessions from published novelists and learn the tools of the trade. All events take place at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, on level L2. Open to everyone.

This week join writer Whitney Scharer for a discussion about creating fascinating characters. We will discuss ways of describing a character memorably and distinctly, and explore some tools that help us get to know our characters well before we even put them on the page. You?ll go home with some writing exercises to use as you develop characters in your own work.

For more information visit http://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl.aspx 

3) The Gospel of Mark in Performance (Nov 7)

When:
Friday, Nov 06, 2015 6:00p - Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 3:00p

Where:
Trinity Church Boston
206 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Admission:
FREE

Experience the Gospel of Mark as it was first conceived, in the oral tradition. Parishioners of Trinity Church Boston will present a 90-minute staged dramatic reading of this scripture, led by drama and vocal coach Kirsten Cairns. Free and open to all.


4) Girls Day The MIT Museum: It's Not Magic, It's Science (Nov 7)

When:
Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 11:00a -
4:00p

Where:
MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
$5- $10

Celebrate women in chemistry alongside creative chemists of today! Hear about the career paths of women chemists and explore a variety of interactive activities and demonstrations in the Museum's galleries.

Recommended for ages 10+. Free with admission. Girl Scouts may register for workshops at 10am or 1pm.

For more information visit http://web.mit.edu/museum/visit/calendar.html 

5) Celebrate Kambiri's 5th Birthday (Nov 7)

When:
Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 10:00a -
2:00p

Where:
Franklin Park Zoo
One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121

Admission:
$19.95

Watch Kambiri celebrate her fifth birthday! Kambiri, a member of Franklin Park Zoo?s gorilla troop, turns five years old in November. In honor of her birthday, the gorilla exhibit will be festively decorated and Kambiri and all of the gorillas will enjoy treats made especially for them. Guests will also have the opportunity to sign a giant birthday card for Kambiri and enjoy cake from Montilio?s Baking Company, available for the first 200 people.

Interested in giving a gift in honor of Kambiri?s birthday? Visit our wish list to see items we are requesting, as well as learn why enrichment is so important at the Zoo!


6) 3rd Annual Inman Square Harvest Hoedown (Nov 8)

When:
Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 12:00p - 4:00p

Where:
Inman Square
Cambridge St & Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
$15-20


A Cambridge style ?Hoedown? is a Chef?s Tasting sample of seasonal faire from various restaurants in the Inman Square neighborhood. There is also music, dancing, booze, and a voter?s choice award for the best food and decor. Tickets purchased in advance cost $15 or $20 at the event.

Stay tuned for more updates.

For more information visit http://cambridgema.co/2015/harvesthoedown2015 

7) Memorial Drive Recreation Sundays (Riverbend Park) (Nov 8)

When:
Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 11:00a -
7:00p

Where:
Memorial Drive
Riverbend Park
Cambridge, MA

Admission:
FREE

Every Sunday from the last Sunday of April until the 2nd Sunday of November, Memorial Drive (Mem Drive to locals) is closed to traffic between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street, and open to recreation!

Bring your bike, inline skates, running shoes, strollers or walking feet to take advantage of the unique access to this normally busy road with views of the Charles each summer Sunday. Fun for all ages, families & visitors.

Hours:

Sundays 11:00 am - 7:00 pm from the last Sunday of April until the 2nd Sunday of November.

For more information visit http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/parks.aspx 

8) Sunday Concert Series: New York Festival of Song (Nov 8)

PROGRAM
From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and His Friends?
We'll delve into the soulful cry of Rachmaninoff ?s Russian songs, and also sample the music he heard during his years in the States with songs by Gershwin, Berg, and others.

Tickets are required and include Museum admission: adults $27, seniors $24, members $17, students and children 7-17 $12 (children under 7 not admitted).

HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Online, by clicking the GET TICKETS button on the Gardner Website, listed below;
By calling the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am-4 pm;
In person, at the admission desk, when the Museum is regularly open, starting at 11 am.



9) Trash Bash 2015: Somerville's Third Annual Recycled Art Show (Nov 8)

When:
Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 2:00p -
8:00p

Where:
Aeronaut Brewing Company
14 Tyler St
Somervile, MA 02143

Admission:
FREE

It's time again for Trash Bash 2015! We are thrilled to partner with Aeronaut this year as we take over their brewery and turn it into an art show for a day.

Submit your application today, and join us as we dance, drink, and celebrate sustainability in Somerville.

This year's show will support Second Chances, Inc. All profit will go to support their amazing work in Greater Boston! www.secondchances.org<http://www.secondchances.org>

Who can participate?

The recycled art competition is open to all adults and youth - artists, crafters, recyclers and up cyclers, professional, amateur, creative sorts, bank managers. Submit your application by Saturday, October 10 by Midnight in order to be considered for participation. This year's event WILL sell out, as we are capping artists at 75. Please get your application in soon, to be sure you are entered into the competition. There is an application fee of $6 per youth entry, and $21 per adult application. Please submit payment for your application here.


10) Boston International Kids Film Festival (Nov 8)

When:
Friday, Nov 06, 2015 6:00p - Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 6:00p

Where:
Seaport Boston Hotel & World Trade Center
1 Seaport Ln
Boston, MA 02210

Admission:
$Varies

This year?s film festival will take place from Friday, November 6th through Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston

The Boston International Kids Film Festival invites parents, students and educators from all over the Greater Boston area to a three-day celebration of imagination and creativity.

Check back for updates and a full schedule of films.

The BIKFF is presented by Filmmakers Collaborative, which encourages and supports the making of great films and media projects by people of all ages and experience levels. FC offers grants management, mentoring and workshops to a diverse and national community that includes award-winning PBS documentarians, first-time producers and directors, and young people just discovering the power and potential of visual media. For more information please go to: http://www.filmmakerscollab.org

For more information visit http://bikff.org 

11) Dance at the Cinema: Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle (Nov 8)

When:
Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 10:00a -
12:30p

Where:
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446

Admission:
$17-20

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.


12) Macy's Private Shopping Event downtown Boston (Nov 8)

When:
Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 10:00a -
9:00p

Where:
Macy's Downtown Boston
450 Washington st
Boston, Ma 02111

Admission:
FREE

You are cordially invited to join us for their Private Shopping Event on Sunday, November 8th in Downtown Boston Macy's!
Whether you are shopping for gifts for the holidays or shopping
for 'gifts' for yourself...Enjoy 25% off almost everything!


13) The Making of Haymarket (Nov 9)

When:
Monday, Nov 09, 2015 6:00p -
7:30p

Where:
Historic New England
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Admission:
$5

Join Historic New England's Ken Turino and photographer Justin Goodstein for a talk on their new book, Haymarket, one of the first books to record the history of Boston's centuries-old open-air market.

Discover how Haymarket evolved from peddlers with carts through the rise and fall of the Central Artery to today's diverse offerings and vendors. Images, many of them never before published, from Historic New England's Library and Archives and the Boston Public Library illustrate this story along with Goodstein's new photography.

After the talk, stay for a book signing and reception featuring food from Haymarket vendors.

Call 617-994-5920 to register or buy tickets online.


14) Science and Cooking 2015 Lecture Series (Nov 9)

When:
Monday, Nov 09, 2015 7:00p -
8:00p

Where:
Harvard Science Center, Hall C
1 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn about the scientific side of the culinary arts during the 2015 Science and Cooking public lecture series. The popular lecture series pairs Harvard professors with celebrated food experts and renowned chefs to showcase the science behind different culinary techniques.

Now in its sixth year, the series is organized by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

The public lectures are based on the Harvard course ?Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter,? but do not replicate course content.

All talks will take place in the Harvard Science Center (1 Oxford St., Cambridge, Mass., Hall C) and begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted .

Each presentation will begin with a 15-minute lecture by a faculty member from the Harvard course, which will discuss one of the scientific topics from that week?s class. Seating for all lectures is first come, first seated

If you have questions regarding the public lecture series, please contact science_cooking@seas.harvard.edu<mailto:science_cooking@seas.harvard.edu>.

Monday, Nov. 2
Title TBA
Science Center Lecture Hall C, 7 p.m.
*Bryan Voltaggio, (@BryanVoltaggio), Volt
*Michael Voltaggio, (@MVoltaggio), Ink

For more information visit http://www.seas.harvard.edu/cooking

15) Used Book Fair at MIT (Nov 13)

What: Used Book Fair
When: Friday, November 13 & Monday, November 16
Where: Memorial Lobby (Bldg. 10) and the Bush Room (Bldg. 10-105) 9 am to 5 pm