Friday, January 15, 2016

Weekly Event Summary (Jan 15th - Jan 22nd) - Family Friendly Boston Cambridge


Family Friendly Boston Cambridge

Weekly Event Summary (Jan 15) 

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1) Boston Bike Party Presents: Neon Masquerade (Jan 15)
2) Casual Friday at BSO (Jan 15)
3) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 16)
4) Bio Blitz (Jan 16)
5) Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 16)
6) Potter's Talk with Ben Owen III (Jan 17)
7) Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House at the MFA (Jan 18)
8) Many Helping Hands MLK Day of Service 2016 (Jan 18)
9) Lego Club (Jan 19)
10) Frog Pond Ice Skating (Jan 21)
11) ICA Free Thursday Nights (Jan 21)

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Detailed Listings

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1) Boston Bike Party Presents: Neon Masquerade (Jan 15)

When:
Friday, Jan 15, 2016 7:00p -
9:00p

Where:
Copley Square
1 Copley Sq
Boston, MA 02115

Admission:
FREE


You are cordially invited to Boston Bike Party's Neon Masquerade! Stay warm behind a mask and choose when to reveal your true identity, if ever. Add some feathers, glam, or glitter, but make sure to be bright! We'll be lighting up the streets before we dance our way to midnight.

Friday, January 15, 2016
Copley Square, 7:00pm
Short ride followed by EPIC after party at POPAllston


2) Casual Friday at BSO (Jan 15)

When: January 15, 2016 - January 15, 2016
Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
Where:: Boston Symphony Orchestra / Boston Pops / Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Cost: $25-$45

Fran?ois-Xavier Roth conducts Mozart and Stravinsky featuring Elizabeth Rowe and Jessica Zhou
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Symphony Hall Boston MA
Artist & Program Information
Fran?ois-Xavier Roth, conductor
Elizabeth Rowe, flute
Jessica Zhou, harp

MOZART Concerto in C for flute and harp, K.299 (29 min)
STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1911 version) (35 min)
You are invited to wear your favorite casual attire, and to arrive early to enjoy a free, pre-concert reception before you take your seat. This lowerpriced series also allows you to use tablets-to be provided by the BSO-if you choose to sit in a designated area in the rear of the orchestra floor. Tablet seating is in Orchestra Price classes 5 & 6 only. If you do not wish to participate in the tablet seating, please do not select these price areas.


3) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 16)

When:
Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 9:30a - 2:00p

Where:
Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

Admission: FREE

Presenting the very best variety of products from New England farms and specialty vendors including vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, fish, baked goods, and lots more.

Live music, delicious treats in two cafe areas and a chance to meet friends -- Chase away the chill of even the coldest winter day with us!

December through March at 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA. Every Saturday from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (closed Dec 26, 2015)

For more information visit http://www.somwintermarket.org 

4) Bio Blitz (Jan 16)

When:
Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 1:00p -
3:30p

Where:
Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway Boston, Hunnewell Building
Boston, MA 02130

Admission:
FREE

Unseasonably warm weather in Boston has changed how plants and animals hunt, sleep, migrate, feed, reproduce and thrive in our environment. Come explore and investigate how life is adapting to our changing climate in the beautiful Arnold Arboretum this January. Bring your curiosity and a smart phone. We will be uploading our findings to citizen science platform iNaturalist during our (indoor) debrief immediately following our outdoor musings.


5) Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 16)

When:
Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 10:00a -
2:00p

Where:
Cambridge Community Center
5 Callender St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
FREE

Join us for the 5th Annual Opening Day of the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market at the Cambridge Community Center! We will be open every Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm from January through April!

The opening day will feature local food and drinks, live music, an art project hosted by the Riverside Gallery, a photo booth, and face painting.

Our vendors for opening day:

Valicenti Pasta Farm Winter Moon Roots Copicut Farms Jubali BirchTree Bread Company Marblehead Salt Co. Sweet Lydia's Apex Orchards El Recreo Estate Coffee, Inc. Fungi Ally Freedom Food Farm Levend Bakery Chickadee Farm Silverbrook Farm Narragansett Creamery The Soup Guy Honeycomb Creamery Kitchen Millie Lilac Hedge Farm Dan's Power Plant Moose Cup Samira's Homemade Just Add Cooking Soluna Garden Farm Jennifer Lee's Gourmet Bakery

Our musicians:

JackKnife Valentines
JackKnife Valentines influences run from Bob Dylan and the Band to James Brown, Bill Withers and Gil Scott Heron. With two amazing lead singers in Jimmy James and Gene McAuliffe, their songs span roots americana, soul and country. Members of the band have played in prominent blues, rock, and alternative groups around Boston for several decades. Basically, it's all about soul and playing from your heart.

James McCarthy
James McCarthy is a singer, pianist that performs upbeat pop music and catchy original songs.



6) Potter's Talk with Ben Owen III (Jan 17)

When:
Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 2:00p -
4:00p

Where:
Pucker Gallery
240 Newbury St, 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02116

Admission:
FREE

Ben Owen III is an American studio potter working in Seagrove, North Carolina. Born into a traditional pottery family, he was first introduced to clay by his grandfather when he was eight years old. Ben?s natural talent and unusual level of interest led to an apprenticeship with his grandfather and father by age 13. Through high school, he carefully studied the shapes, glazes, and traditions of the Owen aesthetic and learned to appreciate the history and legacy of generations of craft.

During college, Ben?s interest in form, design, and color piqued; and he began to forge his own unique path in clay. Through technical exploration and academic influences, Ben?s clay vernacular began to evolve. Travels in the US attending workshops and conferences along with a fellowship in Japan, extended his continued research. Ben?s recent passions have included glaze creation and experimentation.
Works created by Mr. Owen are included in numerous museum collections including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC; The International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, NM; The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Art in Alfred, NY; and The Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC.

The exhibition Rich History, Vibrant Present will be held from 16 January through 28 February, 2016 at Pucker Gallery.



7) Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House at the MFA (Jan 18)

When: Monday, January 18, 2016, 10am ? 4:45pm
Where: Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Cost: Free

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture and community. Enjoy free admission all day long and an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages.


8) Many Helping Hands MLK Day of Service 2016 (Jan 18)

When:
Monday, Jan 18, 2016 2:00p -
5:00p

Where:
Central Square, City Hall and Cambridge Senior Center
795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
FREE

Make Jan. 18 MLK Day A Day of Service for the Cambridge Community

This is the 6th Annual Cambridge Day of Service that Many Helping Hands 365 has organized to celebrate the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

The event is free and open to the public.

All ages are welcome to help with hands-on crafts projects that benefit Cambridge residents in need. Join us for an afternoon of hands-on service projects! Make fleece scarves and blankets for homeless children and adults. Make Valentines for elders and veterans. Sort food, winter clothing, books and toiletries for people in need and more!
Come spend an afternoon making a difference in the lives of others. Many people. Many needs. Many Helping Hands.

Many thanks to the many organizations, city departments, businesses and individuals who help make Cambridge MLK Day of Service possible.

Don't come empty handed!

Bring a can of food, gently used winter clothing or a children's book for someone in need. We are also collecting and sorting donations of food, children's books and winter clothing at the event.

All ages welcome! We need everyone's helping hands


9) Lego Club (Jan 19)

When: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 3:30 ? 4:30pm
Where: Children's Library
Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116
Cost: Free
Details: Children of all ages build and play together with LEGO and DUPLO bricks.


10) Frog Pond Ice Skating (Jan 21)

When:
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 10:00a - Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 10:00p

Where:
Frog Pond
Boston Common
Boston, MA

Admission:
$5

The absolute best place to skate outdoors in Boston. Open to the public with skate rentals available. Weather permitting, ice skating returns to Boston Common Frog Pond mid-November of each year.

Open Daily starting Saturday, Nov 22, 2015:

Mon 10AM-4PM
Tue-Thu 10AM-9PM
Fri-Sat 10AM-10PM
Sun 10AM-9PM

Daily Admission:

Adult Admissions (14+): $5.00
Kid Admissions (13 & under): FREE

Rentals:

Adult Skate Rentals: $10.00
Kid Skate Rentals: $5.00
Locker Rentals: $2.00

Skate Sharpening
$8.00 per pair


11) ICA Free Thursday Nights (Jan 21)

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016, 4 ? 9pm
Where: The Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
Cost: Free

FREE for all every Thursday from 4 to 9 PM during ICA Free Thursday Nights. Special hours: From Oct, 10, 2015 to Jan 24, 2016, Free Thursdays will start early at 4 PM in conjunction with Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933?1957.