Don’t miss a beat at the Boston Sculptors Gallery’s HeART: Annual Members’ Group Show. Browse nearly 100 new works from all 38 members at this fundraising exhibition themed around “art that speaks to the heart,” including Somerville mixed-media artist Jessica Straus’ Open Heart. Peruse and pick up pieces ranging from $200 to $500 at any of the exhibit’s three public events where you can also mingle with the makers themselves. After the Feb. 2 opening reception, swing by a wine-and-chocolate event honoring the Boston Art Dealers Association on Feb. 10 and then catch Feb. 11’s Second Sunday Concert Series installment featuring a performance by Jim and Maggi Smith-Dalton. / Julia Aparicio
Feb25 THRU Mar 1
Ski the slopes in South this winter. Publico opens a slopes-themed pop-up through March.
To ski, or to après ski— that is the question. Enjoy the perks of a cozy mountain getaway at Publico, where
a slopes-themed pop-up takes over the restaurant’s atrium. Under a new retractable roof, the Lodge’s winter wonderland is complete with fire pits, flannel blankets and an artificial snow machine. Not ready to take on
the shot skis? Warm up to other seasonal beverages like hot buttered rum, hot chocolate spiked with Grey Goose and Aztec chocolate bitters and executive chef Keenan Langlois’ lodge-inspired offerings such as a grilled Vermont “shreddar” cheese sandwich served with tomato soup. And food and drink isn’t the only thing on the menu: The Lodge will host special events throughout the season, such as lift ticket giveaways and screenings of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Leave your skis behind and enjoy the ride at Publico through March. / Julia Aparicio
The Lodge at Publico sets up shop through March. Fri.-Sat., 6 pm-midnight. 11 Dorchester St., Boston (617-622-5700) publicoboston.com.
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Dubbed a “living treasure” by the Australian Design Centre in 2010, contemporary goldsmith Robert Baines will have some of his finest work on display at MassArt in the aptly named Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies. The jewelry exhibition showcases more than 70 glittering ornaments, including his teal-tinted Hey True Blue brooch. As with most of his creations, Baines fashioned the piece seen above using ancient European metalworking practices to manipulate contemporary materials. With more than 40 years of experience, Baines’ designs bridge the past with the present. Uncover this gem at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries through March 3. / Imogen O’Brien
Feb25 THRU Mar 3
Old Schwamb Mill celebrates Stan Edelson’s nearly 70 year career through March 3 with For Crying Out Loud.
Artist, theater director and playwright Stan Edelson presents For Crying Out Loud: We Are One, a collection of woodcuts and drawings depicting themes of urban life and social justice. Through March 3.
Photo: Wes Nickerson
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Boston University, Studio One
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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- $14; $12, seniors; $10, students; free, children under 13
Bodies in Water explores the different ways photographers capture water to express pressing political and social issues, with works by David Armstrong, Charles “Teenie” Harris and John O’Reilly. Through March 11.
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum dives deep into its permanent collection for Bodies in Water, a showcase of photographs from contemporary artists that use water as a tool for exploring pressing social and political issues, from our dependence on the invaluable resource to its role in refugee crises past and present. The exhibition includes works from nearly 20 artists, including Melissa Ann Pinney’s saturated portrait Lake Michigan, above, created from a scanned color negative and Edward Weston’s 1939 silver gelatin print Nude Floating. Go test the water through March 11. / Julia Aparicio
Feb25 THRU Mar 11
Remold expectations at the Fuller Craft Museum’s latest exhibition, Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom.
Expectations are remolded with the Fuller Craft Museum’s latest exhibition, Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom, which weaves its way open on Oct. 21. The multimedia show gives space to artists traditionally underrepresented in their craft by featuring work by female wood turners and male weavers, including retired doctor turned tapestry artist Klaus Anselm’s “New York New York,” a woven tribute to the glow and geometry of America’s most populous city. Bend your perceptions at the Fuller Craft Museum through March 11. / Hannah McKennett
Photo: Stacey Evans
Feb25 THRU Mar 11
Mark Tobey: Threading Light explores the artist’s influence on midcentury American modernism through 70 paintings spanning five decades. Through March 11.
Addison Gallery presents Mark Tobey’s Threading Light and other works from his career through March 11.
Photo: The Museum of Modern Art and Seattle Art Museum
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- $20; $18, seniors; $12, students; free, members, visitors under 16 and residents of Salem
Experience the future in a digital sensory experience ‘XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions’ at Peabody Essex Museum through April 22.
Art, math and science collide in a digital sensory experience at XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions. Created by French artists and computer scientists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, this interactive exhibit features nature-inspired holographic landscapes that imagine four dimensions: horizontal (X), vertical (Y), depth (Z) and time (T). Blur the line between physical and virtual as you step into a darkened gallery and manipulate beams of light with nothing more than the movement of your body. Experience the future at Peabody Essex Museum through April 22. / Brenna Donovan
Photo: Adrien M & Claire B
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Unleash your inner child at the Peabody Essex Museum’s PlayTime. The nearly 40-work exhibit includes large-scale installations, sculptures, photographs, videos and more from 17 contemporary artists exploring the different ways in which the act of playing allows us to express ourselves. Pedro Reyes’ working musical instruments had a previous life as 6,7000 guns confiscated by the Mexican government, while Lara Favaretto puts colorful car-wash brushes in motion. Then there’s Work No. 329, thousands of pink balloons from Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, that visitors can shimmy their way through. Make a play date at the PEM through May 6. / Julia Aparicio
Up-and-coming R&B singer Kelela gathered buzz in the music industry after releasing an EP and mixtape in 2013. In her debut studio album, Take Me Apart, the first-name-only musician introduces strong but airy vocals that build to electronic beats. The Maryland native chronologically breaks down the life of a relationship throughout the tracks, including “Onanon,” which lets listeners in on the songstress’ secret—“It’s not a breakup, it’s just a breakdown.” Before the artist serenades crowds at SXSW, Coachella and Governors Ball, power through a night at Royale with Kelela on Feb. 26. / Brynne Crawley
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Join us at our March 3 MFA Late Nites, the next event in our series connecting visitors to art, culture, and community. The MFA is open to the public for ticketed entry to the party from 8 pm to 2 am. The diverse event lineup features programming in partnership with local organizations, artists, and more—making the Shapiro Family Courtyard, and Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art buzz with activity. Guests can visit exhibitions like “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” “(un)expected families,” and “Seeking Stillness,” explore the galleries, and engage in art making. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances, intriguing bites, a beer hall, and much, much more.
Envision your corny-joke-cracking father writing erotic fiction under the not-so-subtle alias “Rocky Flintstone.” Cringing yet? That source of “it’s funny if it isn’t happening to you” humor is what fuels the 100-million-plus downloads of My Dad Wrote a Porno, a British podcast hosted by the unlucky son, Jamie Morton, and his pals James Cooper and Alice Levine. The trio read and laughed at one dirty chapter after another from the Belinda Blinked book series, flying into a top spot on iTunes and developing the mischievous brand into a best-selling book and a blush-inducing interactive live show. Ditch the parents when My Dad Wrote a Porno slides into the Boch Shubert Theatre on March 5. / Brynne Crawley
German novelist Jenny Erpenbeck’s latest novel, Go, Went, Gone, addresses the pressing refugee crisis and its effect not only on those fleeing their home countries but on the residents of their new nations as well. Retired professor Richard leads a peaceful existence in Germany, eating open-faced sandwiches and rereading the Odyssey. Once a group of African refugees on a hunger strike interrupts his routine in Berlin, he delves into their world through interviews and visits to the shelter where they live. The encounters allow Erpenbeck to contrast Richard’s banal life with the refugees’ instability. Come together at the Coolidge Corner branch of the Public Library of Brookline, where Brookline Booksmith hosts the author on March 6. / Cathryn Haight
Mat Kearney is long removed from when he shared the stage with the likes of John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson and Train. You might still recognize this Nashville troubadour’s glossy vocals as the backdrop to iconic scenes in Grey’s Anatomy and Parenthood or from Spotify’s coveted playlist, Acoustic Chill. But now with a new label and 1-year-old daughter in haul, the fedora-donning artist is hitting the road to promote his sixth studio album, Crazytalk. Kearney is making waves with this fresh start and the tropical house-influenced style of his recent release, a dewy departure from his hip-hop-infused pop album of 2011. Catch breakout hit “Better Than I Used To Be” and other new Crazytalk tracks on March 12 at the House of Blues. / Hannah McKennett
Join City Winery Boston as two-time Grammy winning Riders In The Sky perform on March 22.
On March 22, City Winery Boston hosts two-time Grammy winning Riders In The Sky. For more information, visit: http://www.citywinery.com/boston/tickets/howie-day-1-25-18.html
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