Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekly Event Summary (Feb 5th - Feb 12th) - Family Friendly Boston Cambridge


Weekly Event Summary (Starting Feb 5, 2016) 

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1) ICA First Fridays: Cabin Fever (Feb 5)
2) MFA First Fridays (Feb 5)
3) Exhibition: Ceramic Material Formation - Harvard Graduate School of Design (Feb 5)
4) SoWa First Fridays (Feb 5)
5) Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market (Feb 6)
6) Lunar New Year Celebration (Feb 6)
7) Join the Chinese New Year celebration at Franklin Park Zoo (Feb 6)
8) Kids Union Dance Party #3 at State Park (Feb 6)
9) South Station History Tour (Feb 6)
10) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Feb 6)
11) CWF February Book Sale (Feb 6)
12) Oscar-Nominated Shorts Program (Feb 7)
13) National Choreography Month Boston 'Shorts' (Feb 7)
14) Innovations in Ocean Science and Policy (Feb 8)
15) South Station Chess Simultaneous Exhibition (Feb 9)
16) King's Chapel Tuesday Recitals (Feb 9)
17) The Present & Future of Automated Driving (Feb 9)
18) Public Open Night the BU Astronomical Observatory (Feb 10)
19) ICA Free Thursday Nights (Feb 11)
20) Frog Pond Ice Skating (Feb 11)


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Detailed Listings

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1) ICA First Fridays: Cabin Fever (Feb 5)

When:
Friday, Feb 05, 2016 5:00p - 10:00p

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

Admission:
$15

Don't let the cold keep you in all winter long! Bundle up for Cabin Fever as we embrace the lumbersexual in all of us and warm up with a spiked beverage. Beards and flannel encouraged (but no axes, please).


2) MFA First Fridays (Feb 5)

When:
Friday, Feb 05, 2016 6:00p - 9:30p

Where:
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Shapiro Family Courtyard
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Admission: $23-25

Enjoy a festive cocktail and music with friends!

MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00?9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase.

Order your tickets now to secure your spot at our monthly weekend kickoff. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the event can sell out.

Tickets may also be available in person on the day of the event, first come, first served.

Open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry.


3) Exhibition: Ceramic Material Formation - Harvard Graduate School of Design (Feb 5)

When:
Friday, Feb 05, 2016 10:00a - Friday, Mar 04, 2016 6:00p

Where:
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave
Allston, MA 02134

Admission: FREE

he Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, in cooperation with the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), is proud to present the student exhibit ?Ceramic Material Formation - Harvard Graduate School of Design? at the Ceramics Program?s new state-of-the art facility at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA. The exhibit will be on view from February 5 ? March 4, 2016 with a reception on Friday, February 19th from 5-7 PM. Gallery hours are M-F, 10am ? 6pm and weekends, 10am ? 5pm or by appointment.

Ceramic Material Formation showcases the results of semester-long group research projects undertaken by 29 Harvard Graduate School of Design students with the guidance of the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard and with support from the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer?s Association (ASCER). Using fabrication methods such as 3D printing and CNC milling as well as manual processes more traditional to the ceramics studio environment such as slip casting and turning, students explored novel applications for ceramics in architectural design.

Projects on display include experimental designs for ceramic shingles and bricks, water filtration systems, evaporative cooling systems and more.

For more information visit http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/gallery-224 

4) SoWa First Fridays (Feb 5)

When:
Friday, Feb 05, 2016 5:00p - 9:00p

Where:
SoWa Galleries, Shops, and Restaurants
450 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Admission:
FREE

On the first Friday of every month, from 5-9pm, over 60 artists and 40 Boutiques, Galleries and Restaurants open to the public for your viewing pleasure and to have some fun!

For more information visit http://www.sowaboston.com 

5) Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market (Feb 6)

When:
Saturday, Feb 06, 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) Lunar New Year Celebration (Feb 6)

When:
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 10:00a - 5:00p

Where:
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Admission: FREE

Free admission for all!

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to ring in the Year of the Monkey! Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day. Be sure to find the vibrant floral arrangements around the building and stop in for an Asian-inspired lunch at the Garden Cafeteria. And visit the MFA?s newest display, featuring art from the prosperous and vibrant Song dynasty (960?1279)?regarded as a pinnacle of Chinese art and aesthetics.

- Go on a Gallery Tour highlighting works of art in the Art of Asia galleries
- Drop in on a hands-on Family Art-Making Activity to create your own masterpieces to take home.
- Participate in interactive demonstrations of meditation, Gong-Fu (Chinese martial arts) and Saebae (Korean ceremony).
- Enjoy festive musical and dance performances (including a Lion and Dragon Dance!) by local artists and much more!
- And visit the MFA?s newest display, featuring art from the prosperous and vibrant Song dynasty (960?1279)?regarded as a pinnacle of Chinese art and aesthetics.


7) Join the Chinese New Year celebration at Franklin Park Zoo (Feb 6)

When:
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 10:30a - 1:00p

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

Admission:
$0-19.95

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, visit Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, February 6 for special performances and zookeeper encounters! At 11:00 a.m., watch as the Chiu Mo Kwoon school performs a Hung Gar Kung Fu and Lion Dance in front of the Tropical Forest. The lion dance is a part of traditional Chinese folklore and culture, and is said to ward away evil spirits and summon luck and fortune.

The inside of the Tropical Forest will be festively decorated for the occasion, and with 2016 being the year of the monkey, special zookeeper encounters will take place at the cotton-top tamarin exhibit at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


8) Kids Union Dance Party #3 at State Park (Feb 6)

When:
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 3:00p - 5:00p

Where:
State Park
1 Kendall Square, Building 300
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission: $5

We're taking the dance party on tour to Kendall Square! On Saturday, the 6th, KUDP will be at State Park. As you know, your kids don't care it's cold out, they still need to run around and burn off their energy. You can only freeze at the park so often, so come out for our next Kids Union Dance Party and you can have an adult beverage while your kids do what they do best: dance to your favorite music. It's $5 for kids who can dance; free for babies and parents.


9) South Station History Tour (Feb 6)

When:
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 1:00p - 2:00p

Where:
South Station
700 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02111

Admission: FREE

Free behind-the-scenes guided tours highlighting the architecture and history of Boston?s busiest station.

Year-round schedule: First Saturday of the month at 1pm.

Summer Schedule: Thursdays at 12pm.

Please meet at the concierge desk (Teddy Ball Games counter) on tour days.

For groups of 8 or more, please contact us at (617) 217-2236.

Private tours are also available.


10) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Feb 6)

When:
Saturday, Feb 06, 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 

11) CWF February Book Sale (Feb 6)

When:
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 10:00a - 4:00p

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

Admission:
FREE

The City-Wide Friends of the BPL will host a book sale Saturday, February 6th from 10am to 4pm. Most books are $1-$2, and we have something for everyone- mystery, romance, biography, history, art, science, cooking, and a ton of books for kids! If you're more musically inclined, we have sheet music, records, and CDs. And be sure to check out the vintage postcards and framed Boston sports photos!

Too many books? Bring donations to the sale! Or, if it's one bag of books, drop them at the circulation desk anytime- just make sure they're labeled City-Wide Friends. If you have a larger donation, call us at (617) 859-2341 and we'll make an appointment for drop-off.

All proceeds from these sales are used to purchase equipment and sponsor programs for the BPL. We've helped the summer reading program by funding the end of summer prizes, and provided grants for branches to have more Saturday programming. We've also purchased a new camera and lens to make digital archiving faster and simpler.


12) Oscar-Nominated Shorts Program (Feb 7)

When:
Sunday, Feb 07, 2016 7:00p - 5:00p

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

Admission: $10

For the 10th consecutive year, the ICA presents the Oscar-nominated shorts program featuring an intriguing array of the live-action, animated, and documentary films you always wish you?d had an opportunity to see come Oscar night (Feb 28).

Sun, Feb 7, 7 PM
Sun, Feb 14, 3 PM
Sun, Feb 14, 7 PM
Sun, Feb 21, 3 PM
Sun, Feb 21, 6 PM
Fri, Feb 26, 7 PM
Sat, Feb 27, 7 PM
Sun, Feb 28, 3 PM


13) National Choreography Month Boston 'Shorts' (Feb 7)

When:
Sunday, Feb 07, 2016 6:00p - 8:00p

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

Admission: $10

See new work from 20 local dance artists in celebration of the vibrant creativity of the Boston dance community.

Sunday, February 7h, 6 PM
Mai Telesford, Alive Dance, Jenny Oliver, Jennifer Lin, MaryRose Blandino, Deidre Lewis, Jordan Jamil, Claire Johannes, Liana C. Percoco / Peachy Productions, Wisty Andres, and Metamovements

Sunday, February 7, 8 PM
Intimations Dance, Grant Jacoby & Dancers, Adriane Brayton / Brayton Dance, Nikki Sao Pedro Welch, Ryan Casey, Kristin Wagner, Stephen Ursprung / Reject Dance Theatre, Molly Hess & Leslie Armstrong

The performances will celebrate the vibrant creativity of the Boston dance scene and hopes to forge new artistic connections that will strengthen our community. Tickets are offered at a sliding scale; $10-$15 for general admission.

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

14) Innovations in Ocean Science and Policy (Feb 8)

When:
Monday, Feb 08, 2016 6:00p - 7:00p

Where:
Harvard Museum of Natural History - Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Jane Lubchenco, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will discuss how NOAA advances and utilizes research on weather, climate, and oceans to guide its services and to improve environmental stewardship in the U.S. She will also highlight new scientific advances that are transforming attitudes, behaviors, and policies that affect ocean health and the future of humanity.

Prather Lecture by The Honorable Jane Lubchenco, U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean and University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies, Oregon State University

Presented in collaboration with the Departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University


15) South Station Chess Simultaneous Exhibition (Feb 9)

When:
Tuesday, Feb 09, 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.


16) King's Chapel Tuesday Recitals (Feb 9)

When:
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 12:00p - 1:00p

Where:
King's Chapel
58 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02108

Admission: $3

These recitals last between 30 and 40 minutes and take place every Tuesday at 12:15 at King's Chapel. They feature a wide variety of performing artists ranging from local students to traveling performers. The performances range from jazz and folk music from numerous ethnicities to classical music from medieval times to the present. Admission is by suggested donation of $3; the donations are given to the performers.

King's Chapel was organized as an Anglican congregation at a meeting in Boston's Town House, the city hall of the day, on June 15, 1686. Its first house of worship was a small wooden meeting house at the corner of Tremont and School Streets, where the church stands today, that was dedicated on June 30, 1689.


17) The Present & Future of Automated Driving (Feb 9)

The Present & Future of Automated Driving: Technology, Policy and the Human Factor

When:
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 2:30p -
3:30p

Where:
Kresge Auditorium (W16)
48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
FREE

Please join us in welcoming Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for a discussion with Bryan Reimer, Associate Director, New England University Regional Transportation Center and Research Scientist, MIT AgeLab, on The Present and Future of Automated Driving: Technology, Policy and the Human Factor.

This event is free and open to the public. If interested, please RSVP through our Eventbrite page: https://agelabnhtsa.eventbrite.com


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

When:
Wednesday, Feb 10, 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


19) ICA Free Thursday Nights (Feb 11)

When: Thursday, February 11, 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

20) Frog Pond Ice Skating (Feb 11)

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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