Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekly Event Summary (Jan. 29th - Feb 5th) - Family Friendly Boston Cambridge

Family Friendly Weekly Event Activities for the Boston Cambridge Area

Weekly Event Summary (Starting Jan 29th)


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1) National Choreography Month Boston 'Shorts' (Tomorrow)
2) Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote and Performance (Tomorrow)
3) Winter Panto 2016: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Jan 30)
4) Cardboard Tube Fighting Leauge - Boston (Jan 30)
5) Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 30)
6) Mindset of Success at Harvard (Jan 30)
7) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 30)
8) Travel Tuesday: China (Feb 2)
9) Drawing in the Galleries at the MFA (Feb 3)
10) Public Open Night the BU Astronomical Observatory (Feb 3)
11) Frog Pond Ice Skating (Feb 4)
12) ICA Free Thursday Nights (Feb 4)


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Detailed Listings

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1) National Choreography Month Boston 'Shorts' (Today)

When:
Friday, Jan 29, 2016 7:00p -
Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 6:00p


Where:
The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
FREE

Free performances of dance by local artists for National Choreography Month Boston. Each year, dance artists gather in a series of workshops, feedback sessions and performances to focus on dance making for one month - January.

A series of shorts showcasing 3 NACHMO Artists each evening preceding CATALYST Performances

Friday January 29th, 7:00-7:45PM
Juliana Utz / Turning Key Dance
Josie Bray
Lily Cryan

Saturday January 30th, 7:00-7:45PM
Deadfall Dance
Meghan Carmichael
Carlee Travis

Sunday January 31st, 6:00-6:45PM
Heather Brown
Jordan Jamil
Claire Johannes
Penumbra:Movement/Eugenia Kim

What is NACHMO?
NACHMO is your yearly choreographic kick in the pants conceived by Sharyn Korey and Anna Brown Massey. We spur dancers to choreograph by challenging you to work against a deadline. You?ve got one rollicking month from January 1st to the 31stto forge new steps and complete your piece. Your work doesn?t have to be good, nor does it have to be public, but it does have to be done. For this one month each year, we put aside our excuses, our hesitations, and perhaps our day jobs to work intensely on making dance. Through the communal NACHMO blog, social media, and live events throughout January, we provide opportunities for individual artists to network and collaborate.

For more information visit http://www.nachmo.org/boston/ 

2) Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote and Performance (Today)

When: Friday, Jan 29, 2016 7:00p - 9:00p

Where:
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Admission:
FREE

This celebration features a performance by Ledisi and a keynote address by Beverly Morgan-Welch, the associate director of external affairs at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening on the National Mall in 2016.


3) Winter Panto 2016: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Jan 30)

When:
Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 1:00p -
Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 6:00p

Where:
BCA Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02120

Admission: $20

Regular price tickets $20 -- get half price tickets here:


Hold onto your hats! imaginary beasts sweeps into town like a cyclone this January with a tale full of magic and wonder when they refashion an American classic into a fantasy of technicolor proportions!

When a terrible twister drops Dorothy and her little dog Toto somewhere over the rainbow, they must take a journey of discovery to the Emerald City in order to get ?Home, sweet home?. But when our young heroine realizes that her Auntie Em has followed her to the Land of Oz the adventures really begin.

L. Frank Baum?s beloved fairy tale receives the full Panto treatment when the beasts return to Boston with their favorite cold weather tradition, and audiences of all ages will want to follow the 'yellow' brick road to the Boston Center for the Arts.



4) Cardboard Tube Fighting Leauge - Boston (Jan 30)

When:
Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 11:30a - 2:00p

Where:
Boston Commons
139 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116

Admission:
FREE

Create your best cardboard armor and come out to battle. Be sure to check out some pics from the 2009 CTFL - NYC battle for some creative armor design tips.http://gothamist.com/2009/07/13/cardboard_tube_war_ravages_mccarren.php#photo-1

It's a free family event. It is recommended that only children above the age of 5 participate.

Location:
Boston Commons

Entry Fee:
FREE to the public!

What to bring:
Water, warm liquids, cameras, video cameras, drone cameras?, name tags & positive social attitude

Attire:
Cardboard armor, costumes are encouraged.
All tubes are provided by the group.
No outside tubes allowed, liability and cost are the drivers for this ruling.


5) Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 30)

When:
Saturday, Jan 30, 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) Mindset of Success at Harvard (Jan 30)

When:
Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 1:00p - 5:00p

Where:
Harvard University
Harvard Hall 104
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Start your new year off with 8 thirty minute talks from successful people with a variety of backgrounds. The speakers range from a world famous DJ, someone who went from homeless to multi-millionaire, a Peak Performance coach for fortune 500 CEOs and more. 4 hours on January 30th of great content and great networking.

RSVP now on the provided link below!

Hope to seeing you there!


7) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 30)

When:
Saturday, Jan 30, 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 from9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (closed Dec 26, 2015)

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


8) Travel Tuesday: China (Feb 2)

When: Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 4:30p - 5:30p

Where:
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Admission: FREE

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center invites kids ages 5-11
to explore our world on Travel Tuesdays.

Join us in February as we enjoy crafts and activities and learn about
Chinese geography, culture, and wildlife, and celebrate the Chinese New Year!

The event will be held in the Learning Center in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Central Library.

*The first Tuesday of every month is Travel Tuesday at the Map Center.

For more information visit http://maps.bpl.org/events 

9) Drawing in the Galleries at the MFA (Feb 3)

When:
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 6:00p - 9:00p

Where:
MFA
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Admission: FREE

Every Wednesday evening the MFA hosts an opportunity to sketch from live models and/or from objects in their collections. A drawing instructor provides insights on drawing technique and the artist-model relationship as it informs the creation of artwork. Limited drawing materials are provided to encourage spontaneous participation.

Gallery location varies; ask at the Sharf Visitor Center.

Free with MFA Admission - AND GUESS WHAT - it's free to get into the MFA on Wednesdays!



10) Public Open Night the BU Astronomical Observatory (Feb 3)

When:
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 8:30p - 9:30p

Where:
Coit Observatory at Boston University
725 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA

Admission: FREE

The Public Open Night at the Observatory is a chance for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well. The Open Nights are held most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting.

It is open to everyone. Starting times are 8:30pm during the spring and summer, and 7:30pm during the fall and winter. The program lasts about an hour.

For more information visit http://https://twitter.com/buobservatory<http://https:/twitter.com/buobservatory

11) Frog Pond Ice Skating (Feb 4)

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

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12) ICA Free Thursday Nights (Feb 4)

When: Thursday, February 04, 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.

For more information visit http://https://www.icaboston.org/visit<http://https:/www.icaboston.org/visit