Friday, January 8, 2016

Weekly Event Summary (Jan. 8th - Jan 15th) - Family Friendly Boston Cambridge

Family Friendly Boston Cambridge


1) Ottawa International Animation Festival (Today)
2) La Fete des Rois (Jan 9)
3) Ben Rawlence discusses CITY OF THORNS: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp (Jan 9)
4) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 9)
5) Kids' Shows: Debbie and Friends (Jan 10)
6 Urban Gardening Series: Water Conservation in the Garden (Jan 10)
7) South Station Chess Simultaneous Exhibition (Jan 12)

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1) Ottawa International Animation Festival (Today)

When:
Friday, Jan 08, 2016 7:00p -
Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 5:00p

Where:
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

Admission:
$5-10

Fri, Jan 8, 7 PM
Sun, Jan 10, 3 PM
FREE for Associate Members + above / $5 members + students / $10 nonmembers


Enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny, and provocative animation at the ICA's presentation of the Ottawa International Animation Festival's best selections from 2015. Whether you love classic cartoons, mind-bending experiments, fantastic digital creations, dazzling effects, technical fireworks, thought-provoking observations, or pure gut-busting fun, there is something for everyone. Intended for mature audiences.


2) La Fete des Rois (Jan 9)

When:
Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 1:00p -
3:00p

Where:
The French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116

Admission:$8-25

A traditional French holiday, la F'te des Rois (Feast of the Kings) is a festive event and an opportunity for families to gather for some delicious Galette des Rois (King's cake).

Children will enjoy fun activities while the galettes are warming up in the oven, then we will all enjoy a generous slice of the cake! If it's your lucky day, your piece of galette will hold the I've (bean) and you will be crowned king or queen!

Pricing
Members:
$8 adults, $4 children, $15 family (2 adults and 1 or 2 children).

Non-Members:
$12 adults, $6 children, $25 family (2 adults and 1 or 2 children).

Children under 5: free


3) Ben Rawlence discusses CITY OF THORNS: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp (Jan 9)

When:
Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 11:00a - 12:00p

Where:
MIT Coop at Kendall Square
325 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02142

Admission: FREE

Book talk and signing with author, Ben Rawlence, about his latest work, "CITY OF THORNS: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp."

Former Human Rights Watch researcher Rawlence (Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War, 2012) tells the distressing story of Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee camp, where nearly 500,000 people fleeing civil war in nearby Somalia live in a "teeming ramshackle metropolis" the size of Atlanta. Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted during a series of extended visits to Dadaab since 2010, the author plunges readers into this hellish city of "mud, tents and thorns," where three generations of displaced persons have lived amid malnourishment and disease.

Organized by the MIT Center for International Studies.


4) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 9)

When:
Saturday, Jan 09, 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 

5) Kids' Shows: Debbie and Friends (Jan 10)

When:
Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 10:30a - 11:30a

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

Admission:
$9-12

Debbie and Friends concerts are fun for the whole family! Celebrate the release of the new Variety Show DVD with this multimedia kids/family concert. Proceeds from DVD sales will be donated to The Greater Boston Food Bank.


6) Urban Gardening Series: Water Conservation in the Garden (Jan 10)

When: Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 1:30p - 3:00p

Where:
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 01238

Admission: FREE

All gardeners aim to beautify the world. But we also have a responsibility to ensure that our actions contribute to, rather than detract from, the environment. Learn how water conservation practices can help you to create beautiful garden spaces without wasting precious water resources.

This class is part of our Urban Gardening Series a set of classes designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable, and beautiful urban gardens. Led by Society staff in partnership with the Cambridge Conservation Commission, these free classes take place at the Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA.

Sunday, January 10, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library,
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Program Code: LEC6551
Instructor: Mark Richardson, Horticulture Director, New England Wild Flower Society

To register, go to:

For questions or registration help:
Contact the Public Programs Department at lreed@newenglandwild.org, or by phone (508) 877-7630, ext. 3303.


7) South Station Chess Simultaneous Exhibition (Jan 12)

When: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 12:00p - 2:00p

Where:
South Station
700 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02111

Admission: FREE

Now at lunchtime: 12pm - 2pm

Come to South Station for a chance to play Grand Master Larry Christiansen - for free! A 3-Time American Chess Champion, Mr. Christiansen will play 25 games simultaneously.

All are welcome to play, or come watch Larry's technique and skills.

This is a monthly event under the schedule board.