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Music

South Shore Conservatory’s Faculty Concert of Love Songs - Duxbury and Hingham, MA

Feb 7, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 Two locations; see below Duxbury and Hingham, MA
A gifted group of South Shore Conservatory faculty members deliver the music of love. Inspiration for its romantic repertoire is from a variety of genres, with everything from Elizabethan lute songs and musical theater to jazz and opera. On the program are arias from Carmen, songs from the musicals like “Guys and Dolls,” classics like including Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood,” George Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me,” Irving Berlin’s “I Love a Piano” and of course, Richard Rodgers’s “My Funny Valentine.” After the performance, the audience is invited to a free Valentine’s Day reception, and visit with the musicians to learn more about them.
February 7 at Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street in Duxbury at 4 p.m. (781-934-2731).
February 14 at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham at 4 p.m. (781-749-7565)
Time: See description above
Admission: Free

Robbie O'Connell, with Rose Clancy and Gene Clancy - Somerville, MA

Feb 10, 2016 - Feb 10, 2016 The Burren Backroom, 247 Elm Street, Davis Square Somerville, MA
Robbie O'Connell’s story telling, songs, and warm personality will help drive the winter chill away. Opening for Robbie will be a duo of pure drop music with fiddler Rose Clancy and her father, Gene, who immigrated to New York from County Armagh.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25

The Burren Backroom Series – Celtic Music - Somerville, MA

Feb 10, 2016 - Feb 17, 2016 The Burren, 247 Elm Street (Davis Square) Somerville, MA
These gatherings at the Burren, a pub and performance venue in Davis Square, feature musicians playing many styles of Celtic music, along with special guests and conversations about the music. They are broadcast regularly on WGBH radio in Boston on Saturday afternoons, and on the internet at www.wgbh.org/celtic. Known for intimacy, excellent sound, and friendly atmosphere. Seating is very limited and most shows sell out in advance
Robbie O'Connell, with Rose Clancy & Gene Clancy on February 10. Robbie O'Connell’s story telling, wit, and song-writing continue to delight Burren audiences. Rose Clancy will be joined on stage by her affable father, Gene, who emigrated to New York from County Armagh. $25.
Ten Strings & a Goatskin on February 17. Ten Strings & A Goatskin, from Prince Edward Island, take the influences of Scottish, Irish, French, and bluegrass music to create a unique melange. $25.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: See description above

Taj Mahal - Rockport, MA

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA MA
A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and pioneering fusion of blues with disparate world and folk styles, the iconic artist has earned himself a place amongst the titans of American music.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $40 - $93
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Angelique Kidjo - North Adams, MA

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016 MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way North Adams, MA
Beninoise singer Angelique Kidjo arrives for an intimate acoustic performance that will change your life. "The power of Kidjo's unflappable voice, the range of her emotional expression, the stellar, genre-bending musicians who back her and the infectious, activist energy that courses through her songs all transcend any native tongue" (NPR Music).
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$49
Telephone: 413-664-4481

Frank and Ella - Harwich, MA

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016 Monomoy High School Performing Arts Center. 75 Oak Street Harwich, MA
Starring Siobhan Magnus (American Idol) and Mark Mahar, and featuring Boston Swing, Ella and Frank is a live concert tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, masters of the American songbook.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45
Telephone: 617-531-1257

Sweet Ireland, A Valentine’s Day Matinee of Irish Music and Song - Wellfleet, MA

Feb 14, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA
Bring your sweetie to the gorgeous Wellfleet Preservation Hall for traditional and original Irish songs and fiddle tunes ranging from uplifting reels to beautiful laments (and with a bit of humor!) by renowned fiddler Rose Clancy and singer/songwriter Robbie O'Connell.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $15

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Cambridge, MA

Feb 14, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The group thrills audiences around the world with its strong melodies in layers of call and response. Reserved Seating. Email: jennifer@worldmusic.org
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $48, $37, $32, $28
Telephone: 617-876-4275

The Wailers - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 14, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
The headliner of The Wailers is Aston Barrett, who was Bob Marley's co-producer and friend. He has played on many other classic reggae hits throughout the seventies. The Wailers are undoubtedly the world's premier reggae and world music group. http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages/music/558-the-wailers
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40

Richard Marx - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 19, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx's nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, including the chart-topping "Hold on to the Nights,” with "Don't Mean Nothing” earning him a Grammy nomination. The follow-up, Repeat Offender, was even more successful. He is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55, $40

Chelsea Berry - Rockport, MA

Feb 19, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
A favorite among venue owners up and down the East coast, Chelsea Berry’s rock/folk/pop sound has begun bringing her across the U.S. as regular support for Livingston Taylor as well as headliner of her own shows.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $19 - $34

Bria Skonberg Quartet - Middlebury, MA

Feb 19, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016 Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Road Middlebury, MA
Trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Bria Skonberg is “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” said the Wall Street Journal. Her Middlebury program is an ode to Louis Armstrong, plus a mix of jazz standards and her original works.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20

The Cast of Beatlemania - Waltham, MA

Feb 21, 2016 - Feb 21, 2016 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
Experience The Cast Of Beatlemania: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute as four supremely talented musicians channel John, Paul, George and Ringo in note-for-note performance that has thrilled audiences of all ages across the country and around the world.
Time: 2 p.m.
Telephone: 781-891-5600

A Night the Janis Joplin - New Bedford, MA

Feb 26, 2016 - Feb 26, 2016 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA
Mary Bridget Davies gives an ecstatic star turn. She looks like Joplin, sings like Joplin, and howls like Joplin in a show and a role-of-a-lifetime that she owns. It’s not only an amazing performance; it’s a generous one. National Broadway Tour.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $47 / $57 / $67

Original Gravity Concert Series presents The Arneis Quartet - Somerville, MA

Feb 28, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016 Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler Street Somerville, MA
This series presents live contemporary concert music by local Boston-area composers with local craft beer and cider. This program features the imaginative rhythmic music of local Boston composer David Cucchiara. Cucchiara’s music centers upon the interplay of rhythmic dexterity and tonal ambiguity. Bringing this music to life will be a raft of exceptional local performers in the Aarneis Quartet.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $15

Danú - Rockport, MA

Mar 3, 2016 - Mar 3, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity and powerfully emotive ballads for close to 20 years. March 3
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $28 - $46

St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan - Worcester, New Bedford, Cambridge, MA

Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016 Three locations Worcester, New Bedford, Cambridge, MA
For over a decade, the A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn concerts have introduced a wide range of new and familiar musicians alike to audiences eager to celebrate the holiday in true Irish style. These March concerts reflect the exciting and diverse musical offerings of O’Donovan’s weekly program.
Hanover Theatre , Worcester, on March 17 at 7:30pm
Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford, onn March 18 at 8 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, on March 19 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and March 20 at 3 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: $20-$45

John Mayall - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 24, 2016 - Mar 24, 2016 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Often referred to as "The Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall has an impressive musical career that spans over 50 years. The English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter founded the band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960's—a band whose members included a copious amount of celebrated blues and blues rock musicians.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $60, $50, $35

John Mayall -- The Godfather of British Blues - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 24, 2016 - Mar 24, 2016 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
This British bluesman founded the band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960s, raising legendary sounds from celebrated blues and blues rock musicians, like Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $60, $50, $35

Tower of Power - Boston, MA

Apr 14, 2016 - Apr 14, 2016 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of soul music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled its sound as "urban soul."
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $100

Little Anthony and the Imperials - Provincetown, MA

Apr 16, 2016 - Apr 16, 2016 Provincetown Town Hall Provincetown, MA
Come join us Provincetown Town Hall on April 16 as Payomet presents an evening of rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop hits with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Little Anthony and The Imperials!
Time: 7:30 p.m.

We Banjo 3 - Eastham, MA

Apr 23, 2016 - Apr 23, 2016 Eastham Elks Club, 10 McKoy Road Eastham, MA
This award-winning quartet from Galway, Ireland, delivers a ground-breaking mixture of Irish music and old-time american and Bluegrass influences with virtuosity and passion.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35, $28, $20

All Ages

Lowell Winterfest 2016 - Lowell, MA

Feb 19, 2016 - Feb 20, 2016 Various locations Lowell, MA
Two days of fun and unusual outdoor winter activities for everyone!
February 19:
Ice Skating at Tsongas Center; Winter Carnival at Arcand Drive with Snowzilla Slide, snowmazing, obstacle course, food trucks, and marshmallow roasting. Repeats. Merrimack Canal Light Display at Lucy Larcom Park. Heated tents with food & beverage, fire pits and s'mores stations, an outside ice lounge, fire dancers, canal lighting display, and more. Repeats Saturday. Progressive Party starting at Lucy Larcom Park. Craft brew samplings start at Lucy Larcom and continue at participating downtown establishments.

February 20:
Wildlife Tracking at Hawk Valley Farm, Varnum Avenue. Maple Sugaring at Fort Hill Park. North Bowl Soup Competition at Masonic Center. Snowman Building Competition at Lucy Larcom Park. All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Festival at St. Anne's Church. $6 per person. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides. Meet at the corner of Kirk and Merrimack streets. Mittens and Museums Madness at Lowell High School. Children's games and entertainment. Model Train Display at Lowell High School.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 978-459-6150

Children & Families

Sea Squirts at New England Aquarium - Boston, MA

Jan 29, 2016 - Apr 7, 2016 New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA
Sea Squirts classes for children age 2 to 4 introduce your child to the aquatic world while encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration. Classes are one hour and include free play; circle time with songs, stories and activities; art projects; and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will include a live animal encounter. Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. Aquarium admission is included in the cost. You sign up for all four sessions. Dates are Tuesdays March 8, 22, 29, April 5; Wednesdays March 9, 23, 30, April 6; and Thursdays: March 10, 24, 31, April 7. Reservations required.
Time: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., or 2:30 p.m. Tuesday only
Admission: $95 for four-class series
Telephone: 617-973-5206

Mini-Festival of Marionettes: The Wayne Martin Puppets 50th Anniversary Celebration - Brookline, MA

Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 7, 2016 Puppet Showplace Theater, 32 Station Street Brookline, MA
Wayne Martin brings to life dozens of beautifully crafted and costumed large-scale puppets in vignettes set against a backdrop of dramatic music and lighting. This magical musical revue promises to delight both kids and grownups alike! Email: info@puppetshowplace.org
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Telephone: 617-731-6400

Word Up Family Day Celebrates Storytelling - Williamstown, MA

Feb 7, 2016 - Feb 7, 2016 The Clark, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
Unconventional, innovative storytelling—whether verbal, visual, digital, or musical—is the theme of the Clark Art Institute’s Word Up Family Day. Activities include, Artist bookmaking, Collective storytelling, paper marbling, musical storytelling, and a demonstration of printmaking the book artist Valerie Carrigan .
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission all day
Telephone: 413-458-2303

Family Drop-In Workshop: Pop Up Valentine Cards - Harvard, MA

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA
Give your sweetheart a handcrafted St. Valentine's card made with love. Join us for a fun drop-in workshop where Museum Interpreters will show you how to make three fanciful pop up cards - each with a unique heart-shaped message of love! All materials provided.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Telephone: 978-456-3924

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE! - Lowell, MA

Feb 14, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA
The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production is filled with singing, dancing, laughter and surprises.
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Admission: Family 4-Pack is $120

School Vacation at Stone Zoo - Stoneham, MA

Feb 15, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016 Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street Stoneham, MA
Fight the urge to hibernate, and instead come and spend time at Stone Zoo during February school vacation week. Throughout the week, Stone Zoo will host daily education encounters at 11 a.m. and a zookeeper encounter at 1:30 p.m., where guests can learn more about some of the Zoo’s residents and ask questions. Many of the animals will also receive special enrichment items.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15.95; seniors over age 61, $13.95; children ages 2-12, $11

Light Wire Theatre's "Moon Mouse" - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 16, 2016 - Feb 16, 2016 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the cool rats, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. But Marvin longs to have adventures and to be the hero. Then he concocts a space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket. For children age 5 and older. Part of Berkshire Theatre Group's Transformer Children's Festival
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $15

February Kids Vacation Week Camp -- Winter in the Rain Forest - Charlestown Navy Yard, MA

Feb 16, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016 “e” inc. Discovery & Action Center 114 16th Street Room 1030 Charlestown Navy Yard, MA
How do rainforest trees get so tall? How slowly does a sloth move? Are there people living in the Amazon rain forest? At “e” inc.’s Winter in the Rainforest Camp, kids will take on the role of rain forest explorer to answer these questions and more, all the while discovering what makes rain forests such special and unique ecosystems.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $300; $5/day early drop off, $10/day extended day
Telephone: 617-242-4700

Animal Mythbuster Program for School Vacation Week - Boston, MA

Feb 16, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA
Sign-up for the Animal Mythbusters program at Franklin Park Zoo and get to the bottom of some animal myths and mysteries! Geared toward children ages 6 to 11, participants will learn all about some of the animal kingdom’s more mysterious adaptations. The four-day program will include a variety of fun activities including animal encounters, arts and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours and games! Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration is required. Email: education@zoonewengland.com
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Admission: $260 per session. Sibling discounts are available.
Telephone: 617-989-3742

“Moby Dick” - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 17, 2016 - Feb 17, 2016 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Set sail for a whale of a tale with young sailor Ishmael, first mate Starbuck, and Captain Ahab as they voyage across the seven seas in search of the legendary white whale Moby Dick! Herman Melville's epic saga makes a splash to North America once again in this inventive production from Germany's award-winning Theater Triebwerk. For children ages 10 and older. Part of Berkshire Theatre Group’s Transformer Children's Festival.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $15

The Revere Family at Work - Boston, MA

Feb 17, 2016 - Feb 17, 2016 Paul Revere House, 19 N Square Boston, MA
Children (and their accompanying adults) tour the Revere House to learn about the jobs Paul Revere’s family did both in and out of their home and then try two different tasks. Each participant stuffs and sews a headache bag and engraves a design on a piece of copper to take home. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Revere House at 617-523-2338.
Time: 10:30 a.m. -noon
Admission: $4.50 for children ages 5-11, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House.
Telephone: 617-523-2338

Hands-on Tour of the Paul Revere House - Boston, MA

Feb 18, 2016 - Feb 18, 2016 Paul Revere House, 19 N Square Boston, MA
Designed to bring a historic house to life by offering opportunities to use with reproduction objects in each room of the house, the 30-minute tour is aimed at families. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Revere House at 617-523-2338.
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: $4.50 for children ages 5-11, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House.
Telephone: 617-523-2338

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other Eric Carle Favorites - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 18, 2016 - Feb 18, 2016 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
This triple-bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterillar's metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud's travels through the sky, and the Mixed-Up Chameleon's discovery of his own unique nature. The whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid's acclaimed stage adaptation teaches as well as entertains. For children ages 3 and older. Part of Berkshire Theatre Group’s Transformer Children's Festival.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $15

“The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told” - Norwell, MA

Feb 18, 2016 - Feb 18, 2016 The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive Norwell, MA
The award-winning Company Theatre presents two performances of “The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told,” the Off-Broadway musical with the audience at the helm. The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told takes swashbuckling to new heights, recognized by MommyNearest.com for being “Filled with laugh out loud moments for children and adults and nothing but fun! It’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” meets “Whose Line Is It Anyway?!” Email: boxoffice@companytheatre.com.
Time: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25; students, $20
Telephone: 781-871-2787

Drop-In Colonial Kids Activities - Boston, MA

Feb 20, 2016 - Feb 20, 2016 Paul Revere House, 19 N Square Boston, MA
Bring your family to the Revere House and while you are here add on a new experience by visiting the Pierce/Hichborn House to try on clothes like Paul Revere’s kids wore, write with quill pens, and learn the rules to colonial games. This program is free with admission to the house and reservations are not required.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $3.50; seniors and college students, $3; children ages 5-17, $1
Telephone: 617-523-2338

Leap Day Celebration at Franklin Park Zoo - Boston, MA

Feb 27, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA
From kangaroos to frogs to ring-tailed lemurs, the Zoo is home to many animals that leap and jump. In honor of this special occasion, there will be zookeeper encounters highlighting some of the amazing animals with these leaping abilities. Guests can also get creative at the arts and crafts table and make some fun items to bring home with them.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

Comedy

Hasty Pudding Theatriclas: That 1770s Show - Cambridge, MA

Feb 6, 2016 - Mar 6, 2016 Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street Cambridge, MA
It's 1775 and it's no tea party in Boston! After spoiled little brat Anne Heritance demands that her pushover father Governor Bucky Hampalace raise taxes yet again, the colonists are Yankee Doodle done with British rule. With the help of the governor's new gold-digging wife Mae Flower and hunky French fur-trapper Jacques Meoff, the colonists plot to kidnap the little brat and send her back to England for a permanent tea-time-out. Don't tread on these colonists as they pursue life, liberty, and happiness.
Time: Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Telephone: 617-495-5205

Dance

Dance! Dance! Dance! Dance! - Boston, MA

Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016 The Institute of Contemporary ArtBoston, 100 Northern Avenue Boston, MA
Dance! Dance! Dance! Dance! offers the opportunity to compare completely different contemporary dance styles from four traditions. Participating companies are Daniel McCusker Dance Projects, Navarasa Dance Theater, Jean Appolon Expressions, and a duet by Wendy Jehlen and Lacina Coulibaly. Including a 15-minute performance by each company, Dance! Dance! Dance! Dance!will conclude with a discussion among the four choreographers.
Time: 8 p.m. both nights
Admission: $30

Body Traffic - New Bedford, MA

Feb 27, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA
Founded in 2007, the company has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world, commissioning new works from world-class contemporary choreographers, including Richard Siegal, Barak Marshall and the prolific Kyle Abraham.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: http://zeiterion.org/body-traffic/

Dance -- Participation

Contemporary Jazz Dance at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 6, 2016 - Feb 7, 2016 Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | 55 North St., Suite 201 Pittsfield, MA
Dance artist Stefanie Weber will teach classic jazz dance techniques: isolations, hinges, footwork, and moving phrases. Experience a seamless blend of choreography and freestyle movement that feels invigorating and effortless. Musical accompaniments will range from Billie Holiday to PJ Harvey.
Time: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: $40 for both days, $25 for one
Telephone: 413-281-6734

Film

Oscar-Nominated Shorts - Boston, MA

Feb 7, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016 The Institute of Contemporary ArtBoston, 100 Northern Avenue Boston, MA
The Institute of Contemporary Art 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 on February 28. Films are shown February 7, 14, 21, 26, 27, and 28. See website for times.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $10

Gardens

Winter in Bloom - Boylston, MA

Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016 Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive Boylston, MA
Throughout the month of February an assortment of flower-related activities is planned each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Look forward to expert guest speakers, hands-on workshops, live music, flower shows, displays by leading floral designers, and activities geared to all ages. Fees for selected events. activities and events .
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; seniors age 65 and older, $9; youth age 6-18, $7

Historic

Chocolate & Valentines Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Old-fashioned chocolate making, the birth of America's valentine industry, a display of antique valentines, and valentine-making will highlight Old Sturbridge Village's "Be Mine: Chocolate and Valentines" celebration. The two-day event features a portrayal of Esther Howland, the pioneer of America's valentine card industry, who successfully built her New England Valentine Company in nearby Worcester, Massachusetts.
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and over, $26; youth age 3-17, $14
Telephone: 800-733-1830

Museums

Oasis Exhibit of Undersea Photos by Nuno Sa - New Bedford, MA

Jan 7, 2016 - Feb 29, 2016 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA
The rich marine life of the oceans around the Azoreas is on display in the Oásis exhibition by underwater photographer Nuno Sá. The show includes 24 dynamic large-scale photographs of fish, sharks, and whales in their natural habitat in brilliant color and from adventurous perspectives. Exhibit is on display through June 2016.
Time: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 11-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; seniors over age 64, $12; students over age 19, $9; children $6

Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt - Boston, MA

Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA
Watson Adventures hosts Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. You’ll scrutinize such things and scenes as paintings, sculptures, period rooms, randy Romans, a “stag” party drinking game, Gauguin’s island girls, sufferin’ Sabines (as Sylvester might say), Father Time's hot time, and a god with Venus envy. No knowledge of art, or nudity, is required.
Time: Friday, 6:30 p.m. ; Saturday, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.
Admission: $37-$39

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents "Georgia O’Keeffe: Portrait of the Artist" - Stockbridge, MA

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016 Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
In a living history interpretation, actress Colleen Webster will bring to life Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), the 20th-century painter known for her significant contributions to American Modernism. Projected paintings and photographs will accompany this interactive performance, and showcase the American master’s work. Webster will take questions during and after the performance. Refreshments after the program.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; children, $5.

Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age - Salem, MA

Feb 27, 2016 - Mar 31, 2016 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
Amsterdam in the 17th century was a vibrant city with global connections. The Dutch East India Company filled Dutch homes with Asian porcelain, lacquer, textiles, diamonds and spices. Dutch potters, textile designers and jewelers created works of art we now perceive as distinctly Dutch. Artists such as Rembrandt, Willem Kalf, Jan Steen and Pieter Claesz also incorporatee these luxuries into their paintings. This exhibition of 170 Asian and Dutch works of art explores the impact that Asian luxuries had on Dutch art and life. Exhibit open through June 5, 2016.
Time: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; open the third Thursday of every month, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; seniors, $15; students, $10; youth age 16 and younger and Salem residents, free; $10 after 5 p.m.

Music & Fireworks

Fireworks and Bonfire on the Common - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 20, 2016 - Feb 20, 2016 The Common | Pittsfield, MA
Come to the Commons a wonderful display of fireworks around a bonfire. The fireworks will go off around 5:45 p.m. This is an event of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Outdoor Activities

Winter Wellness Walk at Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

Feb 7, 2016 - Feb 7, 2016 Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway Boston, MA
Explore the winter landscape and get some low-intensity exercise on a brisk walk at Arnold Arboretum designed to spotlight winter plants. Winter tours are geared to adults and led by trained Arboretum docents. This activity is free. Registration is requested. http://arboretum.harvard.edu/explorer/.
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 617-384-5209

Winter Wellness Walk at Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

Mar 13, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016 Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway Boston, MA
Take a brisk walk this winter and stay healthy and connected to the Arboretum at a time when the landscape is pared down to its beautiful bones. This walk emphasizes fitness, with a healthy dose of information on seasonal highlights. Winter tours are geared to adults and led by trained Arboretum docents. This activity is free. Registration is requested. Dates: February 7 and March 13.
Time: 1-1:45 p.m.
Admission: Free, but registration is requested
Telephone: 617-384-5209

Parties, Dances, Balls

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Celebrates Mardi Gras - Cambridge, MA

Feb 9, 2016 - Feb 9, 2016 Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street Cambridge, MA
This has become a Boston Mardi Gras tradition. Join Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and guests Godwin Louis and Jason Palmer for a Mardi Gras Party to remember. This party also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the band's creation.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 ($15 for students)

Valentine’s Cabaret & Dance Party - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 14, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave Pittsfield, MA
Love me TENder 10+most romantic songs. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for seating, dance party begins at 8:30 p.m. If you come at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $20, including dance party. A three course prix-fix dinner if available at a separate charge. Come at 8:30 p.m. to enjoy only the dance party for $10. this event is part of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $10-$20

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Kid Koala, Nufonia Must Fall - Boston, MA

Feb 19, 2016 - Feb 20, 2016 The Institute of Contemporary ArtBoston, 100 Northern Avenue Boston, MA
Montreal DJ and music producer Kid Koala presents a heartwarming adaptation of his graphic novel “Nufonia Must Fall,” in which a lovesick robot attempts to write a love song to woo a co-worker. The production features a real-time filming of a puppet cast that interacts with more than a dozen miniature stage settings. An after party DJ’ed by Kid Koala will follow Friday’s performance at 9:30 p.m.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $15-$35

Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Company Presents Naughty On North - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 19, 2016 - Feb 20, 2016 Hotel On North, 297 North Street Pittsfield, MA
The Berkshires' first homegrown burlesque and cabaret troupe colors you wild this February with their latest extravaganza, Naughty on North part of Pittsfield’s 10×10 Festival. The acts are eclectic as the Gypsies themselves, and electrifying. Two nights, 10 shades, endless possibilities.
Time: 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.
Admission: $25

The Young Irelanders - Norwell, MA

Feb 27, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016 The Company Theatre for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive Norwell, MA
Irish music, song and dance spectacular. These artists have toured as lead performers with world-renowned acts including Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Their multi-faceted sound is sensational and eclectic, with roots in traditional Irish, Celtic, folk, world, jazz, country music.
Time: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $32
Telephone: 781-871-2787

Classical Cartoon Festival - Boston, MA

Mar 19, 2016 - Mar 19, 2016 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Kids of all ages will enjoy their favorite Warner Bros. cartoons set to classical music on a giant screen, along with live performances, visits from beloved PBS children’s characters, and more.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Non-members, $15; Family 4-Pack, $35

Science & Nature

Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs - Springfield, MA

Jan 30, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016 The Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA
This is the most comprehensive traveling exhibition on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit attempts to sniff out the facts on dogs and explores what makes the human/dog relationship so unique. The exhibit has four themed sections including multi-media displays, artifacts, photo murals, and dioramas of taxidermied wild canines and sculpted modern dog breeds. An opening celebration on January 30 will include a performance by magician Greg McAdams and his dog Axel and animal demonstrations by Rae Griffiths of Teaching Creatures. There is a $5 special exhibit fee for visitors ages 3 and older in addition to Museum admission. Exhibit open through May 12.
Time: Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $18; seniors: $12; youth age 3–17: $9.50; students: $12

I Heart Science Day at Harvard Museum of Natural History - Cambridge, MA

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016 Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA
Use fossil teeth to study animal diets, design an insect maze, investigate the New England beaches’ characteristics, examine changes in frog bodies, animal/plant interactions. Activities are led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and science lovers. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard. This program is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; non-Harvard students seniors over age 64, $10; children ages 3–18, $8
Telephone: 617-495-3045

Shows & Exhibits

Boatbuilders Show 2016 - Hyannis, MA

Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 7, 2016 Resort & Conference Center 35 Scudder Avenue Hyannis, MA
Explore a large selection of unique, custom and limited production boats in wood and fiberglass
Time: Friday, 2-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $5; children under age 12 admitted free; free parking.
Telephone: 866-828-8259

Sports

Polartec Big Air at Fenway - Boston, MA

Feb 11, 2016 - Feb 12, 2016 Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way Boston, MA
Fenway Park will host a big air snowboarding and free skiing U.S. Grand Prix tour event. Polartec Big Air at Fenway will feature a 140-foot high snow ramp, taller than the light towers at the ballpark, and bring in athletes from around the world including Olympic and World Champions. Thursday is snowboarding finals; Friday is free skiing finals. Each night there will be a DJ set before the show and a concert afterwards.
Time: 6-10:30 p.m.
Admission: $30 to $100 depending on seating; two-night pass is $40 to $160

Theater

"An Octoroon" at ArtsEmerson - Boston, MA

Feb 3, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016 Emerson/Paramount Center 559 Washington Street Boston, MA MA
The hottest play of 1859 is back! There's trouble at the plantation: no one is falling in love with who they should be, someone has been murdered, and unless the mail comes soon all hope is lost! OBIE-Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Neighbors) transforms a 19th century melodrama for today's "post-racial" spectacle-obsessed world. "An Octoroon" is an incendiary, subversively funny exploration of identity, jammed with sensation and surprises.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 617-824-8400

The Company Theatre Presents “Avenue Q” - Norwell, MA

Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive Norwell, MA
Think Sesame Street for grownups! “Avenue Q” is a gut-busting and hilarious modern musical performed by part flesh (human) and part felt (puppets) actors. Set in New York City, the musical tells the story of one puppet’s journey to find his purpose in life after college. Learning life lessons from humans and puppets alike, there’s more fuzz to love in this smart and risqué musical. A bit racy, Avenue Q contains adult language and puppet nudity. Not recommended for children or puppets under the age of 13. Email: boxoffice@companytheatre.com
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $37 to $39
Telephone: 781-871-2787

“Rent” - Dorchester, MA

Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 21, 2016 Fiddlehead Theatre Company at the Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA
Jonathan Larson’s Rent, inspired by Puccini’s La Boheme, tells the story of a year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in New York City’s East Village.
Time: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Admission: $25-$45
Telephone: 617-514-6497

“Moby Dick” - New Bedford, MA

Feb 7, 2016 - Feb 7, 2016 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA
Herman Melville's classic tale is re-created by three actors using their bodies, props and musical instruments. Theatre Triebwerk's adaptation of this beloved classic has been hailed by the NYT as “luminous and engrossing.” Email: smulvey@zeiterion.org
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $10 and higher
Telephone: 508-994-2900

10x10 New Play Festival with the Barrington Stage Company - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 11, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016 Blatt Center for the Performing Arts, 36 Linden Street Pittsfield, MA
Every 10 minutes, a new play begins! Join us at St. Germain Stage for an evening of ten 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, featuring a dynamite group of actors, as part of the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.
Time: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. ; February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 413-236-8888

“Rhinoceros” - Boston, MA

Feb 25, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016 Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA
Sunny afternoon. Newbury Street. Meeting a friend for coffee. You’re borderline depressed...crappy job, too neurotic to make the first move with a “good pal” co-worker, wallowing in self-pity…and maybe just a little hung-over. Everything is normal. And all at once, everyone you know turns into a rhinoceros. A brand-new adaptation of Eugene Ionesco’s 20th century absurdist masterpiece, re-imagined for the 21st century.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Adults, $30; seniors age 62 and older, $25; students, $10
Telephone: 866-811-4111