Boston February Event - New England Historic Genealogical Society- Free Art & Architecture Tour

by Tricia
(Boston, MA, USA)

NEHGS Art and Architecture Tour
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
February 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting unique items of Americana and fine art since its founding in 1845. On this free tour, participants will learn the story behind items that illustrate life in early America as well as the history of our historic location in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Attendees are welcome to use our resources following the tour. No registration necessary. Paid parking is available at neighborhood garages or on street meters.

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Boston Theater February 2016: Melinda Lopez's BACK THE NIGHT

Name: Melinda Lopez's "Back the Night"

Description: With violence on campus rising to epidemic proportions, Em is in total denial. But when her best friend Cassie gets assaulted, Em makes some unexpected personal discoveries. Sometimes you do the wrong thing for the right reason. Directed by Daniela Varon. February 4-28.

Link to tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/168/1454302800000

Date: February 4-28. Shows take place on Thursday's at 7:30pm, Friday's at 8:00pm, Saturday's at 8:00pm, and Sunday's at 2:00pm.

Where: Boston Playwrights' Theatre. 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

Tickets: Adults ($30), Seniors ($25), Students ($10).

Box office contact: (866) 811-4111 or bostonplaywrights@gmail.com.

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Boston- Free February Event - New England Historic Genealogical Society New Visitor Tour

by Tricia
(Boston, MA, USA)

NEHGS New Visitor Tour
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
February 20, 2016
10:00 AM–11:00 AM
Cost: FREE

This free orientation and tour introduces you to the resources available at the New England Historic Genealogical Society research facility. Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit genealogy library and archive. With more than 15 million artifacts, books, manuscripts, microfilms, journals, photographs, and records--and expert staff to help you navigate it all-- NEHGS provides the access you need to research your family history. You do not have to be a member to participate. Tour attendees are welcome to use our resources following the tour. No registration necessary. Paid parking is available at neighborhood garages or on street meters.

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Boston School Vacation Week Event: Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute this February School Vacation Week!

Visit Boston's newest attraction, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, this February School Vacation Week!

Become a Senator for a day! The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate offers a dynamic, interactive experience in democracy. Visit our full-scale representation of the United States Senate Chamber, where you can vote on a current piece of legislation and listen to live debates on historical issues. See a replica of Senator Kennedy’s Washington office and get a glimpse into his career and personality. Use digital tablets to engage with our unique exhibits for a high-tech, high-touch learning experience.

TICKETS: Admission is always free to all MA children under the age of 17! Tickets may be purchased at the door or online (http://bit.ly/1V8Ndq4) and cost $16 for adults (25-61) and $14 for Seniors (62+), Youths (18-24), and U.S Armed Forces Veterans. MA residents receive a $2 discount on admission!
WHEN: Monday 2/15 through Friday 2/19, 9AM-5PM
WHERE: 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
CONTACT US: For more information, visit our website at www.emkinstitute.org or call us at

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Boston February Event - OSCAR NIGHT COCKTAIL PARTY, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016

by The Hampshire House
(Boston, MA)

7:00pm-12:00am on February 28, 2016
The Hampshire House

Dawn your best red carpet attire and join us for a great night! The Hampshire House will feature hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets per person, red carpet photos and a chance to win great prizes. Proceeds benefit the Beacon Hill Civic Association.

$55 per person includes two drinks per person, tax, gratuity and bhca donation.


Learn more about the event here:
http://www.hampshirehouse.com/special-events.php

Purchase tickets for the event here
http://www.bhcivic.org/upcoming-events.html

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Irish Music - February 2016 @ Somerville Theatre

by Jen
(Boston, MA, USA)

WHO: Altan
WHAT: Traditional Irish music performance
WHEN: February 20, 2016 8pm
WHERE: Somerville Theatre
WHY: Regarded by many as the world’s finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its heartwarming, dynamic live performances that range from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Throughout its career Altan has shown an unwavering commitment to the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers.

Reserved Seating
$30.00

For more information, go to http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3626/altan or call 617-876-4275.

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Boston February Event: GlobeMed at MIT's Sustainable Development in Global Health Conference

by GlobeMed at MIT

GlobeMed at MIT invites you to our third annual Sustainable Development in Global Health Conference, featuring keynote speaker Joia Mukherjee, speakers Debbie Wilson, Janetrix Amuguni, Andrea Campbell, Glenn Cohen, and other experts in the field of global health and international development. This event will serve as an excellent opportunity to learn from forerunners in the field, exchange ideas, and network with professionals.

MIT Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

February 13th, 2016
9:30am-4:00pm

Schedule and Speaker Bios: http://globemed.mit.edu/2016-conference/
Tickets: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11OHzUKHxvGi0PKsWwmvtwtp8N9JeX9NfNJsd44uO9Rs/viewform

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Boston's Faneuil Marketplace: February School Vacation FREE Activities

by Marissa
(Boston, MA)

February Vacation Activities

February Vacation Activities

NAME: February School Vacation FREE Activities

WHY: February Vacation Activities

WHEN:
Monday, 2/15
11-12:30
Puppet Making with Rosalita the puppet
12:30-2
Puppet Making with Rosalita the puppet

Tuesday, 2/16
11-12:30
Story time with Big Joe the Storyteller
12:30-2
Juggling Lessons with Paris the Hip Hop Juggler

Wednesday, 2/17
11-12:30
Meditation for Youngsters with Jason Escape
12:30-2
Malik the Magic Guy

Thursday, 2/18
11-12:30
Arts & Crafts with Shannon
12:30-2
Arts & Crafts with Shannon

Friday, 2/19
11-12:30
Story time with Big Joe the Storyteller
12:30-2
Jojo the Magician

WHO:
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109

WHERE: Looking for FREE things to do with the kids during February School Vacation? Head to the Upper Rotunda inside Quincy Market daily from 11 am - 2 pm for free programming. We have a fun lineup including puppet making, story time, juggling lessons, childrens meditation, arts and crafts, storytelling, and lots of magic!

COST: FREE

For more information visit:
http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/event/february-school-vacation/2145467871 or https://www.facebook.com/events/218891211782344/

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Boston Theater - February/March: Eugene Ionesco's RHINOCEROS

Name: Eugene Ionesco's RHINOCEROS

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, reimagined for the 21st. Translated by Derek Prouse. Adapted and Directed by Wesley Savick. February 25-March 13, 2016. A co-production with Suffolk University.

WHEN: February 25th - March 13th
Thursday's at 7:30pm, Friday's at 8:00pm, Saturday's at 8:00pm, and Sunday's at 2:00pm

WHERE: The Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston MA 02111

COST: $10 Students w/ ID, $25 Seniors, $30 Adults

WHO: A Boston Playwrights' Theatre co-production with Suffolk University

Tickets and info: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/168/1456808400000
Boston Playwrights' Theatre contact: 866-811-4111

Event submitted by Paisley Piasecki of the Boston Playwrights' Theatre

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Boston Ballet Presents BB@Home

Boston Ballet Presents BB@Home

Saturday February 13, 2016 @ 7:30pm, Sunday February 14, 2016 @ 1:00pm

Boston Ballet, 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

Experience dance up close and personal with BB@home, an exclusive opportunity to witness a performance showcasing the talent of Boston Ballet II, Boston Ballet's second company, in a diverse program highlighting the skill and artistry of the next generation of professional, young artists.

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Boston February Art Show at T+H Gallery in SoWa

by T + H Gallery
(C19 & C20, 460 Harrison Ave, Boston Ma, 02118)

T+H Gallery is pleased to announce Cosmic Cosmetologist, a solo exhibition of recent and new work by Kelley Donahue, comprised of hand-painted ceramic sculptures ranging from small to life-size. This is her first show in Boston, on view at T + H Gallery, 460 Harrison Ave, C19 & C20.

T+H Gallery is a new contemporary art gallery, located in SoWa's recently completed C District, dedicated to promoting emerging and established contemporary artists working in various media. 



Come explore the developing and dynamic Boston contemporary art scene.

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Boston February 2016 Events: Fiddlehead Theatre Company Presents The 20th Anniversary Celebration of 'RENT'

Fiddlehead Theatre Company will present a 20th Anniversary celebration of the hit Broadway sensation RENT live on stage from February 5-21, 2016 at the Back Bay Events Center – 180 Berkeley Street Boston. Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the TONY Award® for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates to this day. RENT will be Directed by Stacey Stephens, Choreographed by Wendy Hall, and accompanied by a five-piece band under the direction of Nathan Urdangen. Fiddlehead Theatre Company will conclude its 21st season with the classic musical Show Boat at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theater, 265 Tremont Street, Boston, from June 23-July2, 2016. To purchase tickets or for more information about special discounts for students, seniors and groups of 15 or more visit www.fiddleheadtheatre.com, or call 617-514-6497.

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Boston Art Event: Family Day at MassArt Galleries

by Michael
(Boston)

Join us for our next Family Day at MassArt on Saturday, February 27, 2016!
11 AM - 4 PM
Bakalar & Paine Galleries
South Hall, 621 Huntington Avenue
(near the corner of Huntington Avenue and Longwood Avenue)

Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day for a free, fun-filled day. Interactive activities and art-making projects are designed and guided by MassArt students and gallery staff, and illuminate the featured exhibitions.

With materials and inspiration provided, let your creativity flow!

Family Day is free and open to all. Refreshments served.

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Reagle Music Theatre Presents, 'Beatlemania' - Waltham MA

by RLPR
(Massachusetts )

Experience The Cast Of Beatlemania: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - LIVE - 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. This one-of-a-kind tribute traces the musical journey of the Fab Four from their humble beginnings at The Cavern Club to The British Invasion and the Ed Sullivan Show through the iconic music of Sgt. Pepper Era to Abbey Road. Sing along to iconic hits including “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “With A Little Help From My Friends”, “All You Need Is Love” and “Penny Lane.” Beatlemania was originally conceptualized and produced by Steve Leber and David Krebs.

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Boston Opera February and March 2016: Onegin

This tragic tale of unrequited love is based on Alexander Pushkin's celebrated verse-novel. Legendary choreographer John Cranko brings the masterpiece of Russian literature to life with brilliant dancing, lavish sets and costumes, and the incomparable music of Tchaikovsky.

February 25 - March 6, 2016
Boston Opera House
539 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

For tickets and more information, visit www.bostonballet.org/onegin/ or call the Boston Ballet Box Office at 617.695.6955.

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BSC presents I


(Cambridge, MA, USA)

Boston Swing Central is very excited for one of our most beloved swing dances of the year! This Valentine’s Day swing dance will feature a beginner lesson, a live band, our custom-designed Valentines and our "Cupids" to deliver them. Dress to impress in some red and pink and get ready to send your friends (and secret dance crushes) some Valentines! As our musical guests, we present Boston favorites, Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners!

Beginner Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $10

Lesson Instructors: Katie and Paolo Piselli

Extreme Dancesport
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

For more info: www.bostonswingcentral.com

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Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show Makes Waves, February 13-21, 2016 at Boston Convention Center

The 2016 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show returns February 13-21, 2016 with more— more boats, more brands and more speed — as dreams of summer fun heat up the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Visitors can escape the winter chill for a sneak peek at summer as they stand at the helm of more than 800 new boats. With more than 100 seminars, the show is a great destination for learners, dreamers and buyers of all skill levels and budgets.

This year, over 400 exhibitors will showcase new quad engine boats, sport fishers, luxury yachts, performance boats, and personal watercrafts, as well as dozens of sailboats and sailing yachts. Visitors can explore 450,000 square feet of floor space, taking their time to shop and dream over nine days.

Highlights of the 2016 show include appearances by Captain Dave Carraro, of National Geographic’s Wicked Tuna, who will be signing autographs and meeting fans on Friday February 19, Saturday Feb. 20 & Sunday Feb. 21st and the return of the Progressive Boat School, where boating beginners can learn the fundamentals of boat safety through daily clinics or virtual boating simulators while experts can show off their nautical know-how.

The boat show also offers free seminars for DIY boaters, informational clinics for any type of boater and hands-on activities for young skippers and families.

When: Saturday, February 13 through Sunday, February 21, 2016

Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Hours: Saturdays: 10am–8pm
Sunday, February 14: 11am–6pm
Monday, February 15: 10am–7pm
Tuesday—Friday: 1pm–9pm
Sunday, February 22: 11am–5:30pm

Tickets: $15 for adults; Free for children 15 and under (when accompanied by an adult)
Advance tickets can be purchased at http://www.newenglandboatshow.com.

Phone: 617-472-1442

Web: For tickets, show news, discounts and giveaways, visit NewEnglandBoatShow.com or the
show’s Facebook and Twitter - @NEBoatShow.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Boston February 2016 Concert

by Jen
(Boston, MA, USA)

WHO: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
WHAT: South African a cappella performance
WHEN: February 14, 2016 3-5pm
WHERE: Sanders Theatre at Harvard University
WHY: With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The group came together in the early 1960s and continues to thrill audiences around the world with its strong, proud melodies harmonized in layers of call and response.

Reserved Seating
$48, $37, $32, $28

For more information, go to http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3616/ladysmith-black-mambazo or call 617-876-4275.

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Boston's Single Mingle: Valentine's Day Mix and Mingle

by Diana Vertus I Exquisite Design Concepts
(Boston, MA, USA)

WHEN: Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

WHERE: Wink & Nod - 3 Appleton Street Boston, MA 02116

WHY: Come out to Wink & Nod to enjoy a casual atmosphere to help you find a suitable and compatible partner. Meet the relationship expert Samantha Burns. She will share the best tips, ice breakers and tools to start dating successfully.

SPECIAL GUEST: Samantha Burns, Relationship and Love Expert from Love Successfully

WHO: 21+, Young Single Professionals

TICKETS: $25 https://vdaymixandmingle.eventbrite.com

SPONSORED BY: Wink & Nod, Exquisite Design Concepts, and Lynk7, LLC

If you have any additional questions please contact Diana Vertus 617-704-2605 or dv@exquisitedesignconcepts.com

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New England Revolution Invite Fans to 2016 Jersey Launch Party

WHAT: The New England Revolution will officially unveil the club’s new primary kit for the 2016 MLS season on Thursday, February 11, at Gillette Stadium’s Optum Field Lounge. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program, which will feature Revolution players modeling the new kit, begins at approximately 7:00 p.m. Fans in attendance will also enjoy exclusive meet and greet opportunities with their favorite Revolution players.

The event is free and open to the public. Fans planning to attend are asked to register in advance as space is limited. Fans may register at: http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/fans/jersey-launch.

WHO: New England Revolution players

WHEN: Thursday, February 11
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Optum Field Lounge at Gillette Stadium
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035

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Boston February 2016 Event: Masters of Miniature: The 37th Annual Ship Model Show

The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and the USS Constitution Museum present Masters of Miniature: The 37th Annual Ship Model Show. Exquisite ship models will be on display along with maritime paintings by members of the American Society of Marine Artists. With over 50 handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials, you can explore the intricate art of model making as practiced today. Explore the show through our scavenger hunt or join in the fun of a hands-on activity – either way, a visit to the Museum and the show is a great way for your family to spend the day!

Due to popular demand, this show has been extended to March 6, 2016!

WHERE: USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston.
WHEN: November 14, 2015 – March 6, 2016, Daily 10am – 5pm.
COST: Admission to the Museum and the Model Show is by donation.

LEARN MORE: 617-426-1812 or https://usscm.org/exhibits/ship-model-show/.

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Boston Family Dance Party/Fundraiser: Josh & the Jamtones Live at Coolidge Corner (Benefitting Cradles to Crayons)

by Patrick Hanlin
(Wellesley, Ma, USA)

Josh & the Jamtones Vacation Blast to Benefit Cradles To Crayons!
Live at Coolidge Corner Theatre
Saturday, February 20th
Benefitting Cradles to Crayons--Bring a Coat for Kids in Need!
$12 Adults | $9 Kids

Event Link https://www.facebook.com/events/1678500225708056/
Ticket Link http://goo.gl/B1tj2N
Band Link http://www.joshandthejamtones.com
Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/joshthejamtones
Band Youtube http://www.youtube.com/joshandthejamtones
Cradles to Crayons https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston

Looking for some guaranteed family dance party goodness during vacation week in Boston? Catch Josh & the Jamtones at the Coolidge Corner Theatre's annual kid's show series Saturday, February 20th at 1030a! The show will be benefitting Cradles to Crayons--be sure to bring a warm winter coat for kids in need!!

The Boston-based outfit is an interactive/ultra-powered live band musical explosion guaranteed to get crowds of any age moving their bodies and singing along. Josh--backed by drummer/producer Pat Hanlin and their home-grown record label Jamhouse Records--manages to seamlessly blend roots/reggae/ska stylings, feel-good pop, folk punk, country ballads, New Orleans-style street music & family-friendly improv comedy all into a frenetic ball of kids music awesomeness, culminating in two critically-acclaimed family records: “Jump Up,” & the recently released “Bear Hunt!” album.

The Jamtones have opened for massively popular children’s bands like The Wiggles and Yo Gabba Gabba, performed live at notable events such as Life is Good Fest 2012/2013, Kindiefest at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Boston’s Earthfest. The band has multiple chart-topping singles played on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live, including fan favorites "Jump Up," "Snow Day," and Rocksteady," along with their revved-up versions of "Iko Iko" and "Swing Low."

“Our goal with the Jamtones is to create a totally unique first-music experience that parents can enjoy & share together with their kids,” says Shriber.

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