Savor a romantic tasting menu and wine and beer pairings aboard the nightly Northern Lights cruise on Feb. 14-17.
Set sail with your love on this 90-minute waterfront tour as you savor a tasting menu with wine or beer pairings and enjoy live jazz.
Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs Tasting Cruise The Northern Lights, 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston (888-292-0180) boston-sailing.com. MBTA: Red Line to South Station. 4:30, 7 and 9:30 pm. $70-$95. Through Feb. 17. See website for complete details.
- $10, $20 VIP
Head to Ned Devine’s for a Daytona 500 watch party with live music by Bear Party, a photo booth, raffles and contests in support of the Great American Foundation Sunday Feb. 17 starting at 11 am.
Don your best NASCAR or patriotic duds for this Daytona 500 watch party with live music by Bear Party, a photo booth, raffles and contests to help the Great American Foundation’s work with Massachusetts charities.
MBTA: Blue or Orange Line to State. 11 am. $10; $20, VIP.
Come see this cabaret filled with rich Palestinian narratives presented by the Boston Palestine Film Festival and Palestinians Podcast Feb. 17 at the Oberon.
Presented by the Boston Palestine Film Festival and Palestinians Podcast, this cabaret features true stories of identity and love as told by the Palestinians who experienced them.
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard. Feb. 17, 4:30 and 8 pm. $13. See website for complete details.
Get your tickets to see Boston League of Wicked Wrestlers—a group of trans, nonbinary and female fighters— face off on Feb. 17, 7:30pm at The Rockwell.
Competitors from the Boston League of Wicked Wrestlers—a group of trans, nonbinary and female fighters—face off in the ring.
MBTA: Red Line to Davis. Feb. 17, 7:30 pm. $15-$25.
Feb17 THRU Feb 18
Peruse and pine at this romantic pop-up
Ditch your little black book for a different page turner this Valentine’s Day at Somerville’s A Whirlwind Romance pop-up bookstore. Silver Unicorn Bookstore teams up with bookseller Clarissa Murphy to highlight romance books spanning an array of categories, including historical, LGBTQIA+ and young adult. Attendees can also get one-on-one time with some of their favorite writers during two signings on Feb. 16, featuring local best-selling author Nicole Galland and The Boston Globe’s Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein. Commemorate the day at a Polaroid camera photo booth while donning literary props and costumes, or by posing alongside a build-your-own-title board and life-size cutout of the king of covers himself, Fabio. Lace up your corset and get ready to swoon at Bow Market through Feb. 18. / Julia Aparicio
A Whirlwind Romance pop-up bookstore heats up Bow Market from Feb. 12-18 (978-274-2757) silverunicornbooks.com.
Feb17 THRU Feb 18
Fly to the Somerville Theatre from Feb. 8 to 18 for the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival.
As it rolls out the red carpet for 11 days and nearly 100 films, the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival maintains its reign as the longest-running genre film festival in the country. On the 44th opening night, Flash Gordon star Sam J. Jones returns in Life After Flash—this time without his iconic tank top. Directed by Lisa Downs, the documentary chronicles Jones’ successes and struggles as a young actor in Hollywood, including his clash with producer Dino De Laurentiis. Jones and Downs will take part in a post-screening Q&A before flicks both old (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) and new (Lake Artifact) grace the screen. Fly to the Somerville Theatre from Feb. 8 to 18. / Celia Carbone
The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville (617-625-5700) bostonscifi.com. MBTA: Red Line to Davis. Feb. 8-18. $14-$175. See website for complete details. The annual festival returns with screenings of films like Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack’s King Kong, as well as the year’s top shorts.
Feb17 THRU Feb 21
- $10 - $15
Swing by the ICA’s newest, playground-like exhibit
Beginning on Oct. 31, get moving at the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Choreographic Objects, the first comprehensive U.S. exhibit by William Forsythe. The former director of the Frankfurt Ballet invites the public to wind through 80 hanging pendulums, cross a gallery using gymnastic rings and try (spoiler: and fail) to hold a feather duster absolutely still. Beyond the small- and large-scale installations, watch two dancers slowly twist their bodies in video Alignigung 2, and mark your calendar for Feb. 21, the final day of the exhibit when the Vermont-based choreographer chats with chief curator Eva Respini. / Sarah Hagman
Photo: Dominik Mentzos
Feb17 THRU Feb 23
Get your tickets to see Bugs Bunny and all the Looney Tunes gang at this 35mm film festival celebrating the beloved rabbit Feb. 15-25 at the Brattle Theatre.
Flicks featuring the silly rabbit are screened on 35 mm film, with a separate program starring Daffy Duck, the Tasmanian Devil and other Looney Tunes faves.
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard. Feb. 15-23. $8.50-$11.50. See website for complete details.
Feb17 THRU Feb 24
Fountain Street Gallery presents Kay Hartung’s Bio Networks 2 in Microbial Visions, on display from Jan. 30 to Feb. 24.
In Microbial Visions, Kay Hartung and collaborators Maria Peñil Cobo and Mehmet Berkmen explore humans’ relationship to microbes by utilizing live bacteria to create encaustic paintings. Jan. 30-Feb. 24.
Fountain Street Gallery 460 Harrison Ave., Boston (774-286-180o) fsfaboston.com. MBTA: Silver Line to E. Berkeley. Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm.
Feb17 THRU Feb 24
Ansel Adams in Our Time features works by the American landscape photographer displayed alongside images by his predecessors and contemporary artists grappling with similar themes such as environmental threats and land rights. Dec. 13-Feb. 24.
Refocus at Museum of Fine Art’s Ansel Adams in Our Time, featuring a collection of works by the late American landscape photographer. Inspired by government survey and expedition photographers of the late 19th century, Adams set out into the uninhabited American West to capture snaps of Yosemite Valley and Yellowstone. The pictures grappled with themes like wilderness spaces, indigenous peoples and environmental threats, such as in Pine Forest In the Snow (seen above) taken at Yosemite National Park in 1932. The exhibit presents his renowned work alongside that of his predecessors, as well as contemporary artists like Mark Klett, Trevor Paglen and Catherine Opie, whose works touch on land rights and natural resource issues. Venture into the wilderness at the MFA from Dec. 13 to Feb. 24. / Natalie Gale
Photo: The Lane Collection / The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust / Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Feb17 THRU Feb 28
In French Eyes on Boston, French artist Marguerite Wibaux uses her experience exploring the city to create colorful portraits and landscape paintings. Through Feb. 28.
Set your sights on the French Cultural Center’s latest exhibit, Marguerite Wibaux’s French Eyes on Boston, a collection of oil paintings capturing the city and its youth. The assortment of colorful portraits and architectural landscapes encapsulates Wibaux’s vision of Boston, which she developed after moving to the city from France in 2017. Utilizing traditional French techniques established in the 20th century, Wibaux held live sessions to translate each portrait subject’s personality onto the canvas. She shines a light on the city’s generation of youth, as shown in Medina’s Vibes (seen above), depicting a young man gazing out calmly in front of a fabric-inspired background. Lay your eyes on the works at the French Cultural Center through Feb. 28. / Celia Carbone
French Cultural Center 53 Marlborough St., Boston (617-912-0400) frenchculturalcenter.org. MBTA: Green Line to Arlington. Mon., 5-9 pm; Tue.-Thu., 9 am-9 pm; Fri.-Sat., 9 am-5 pm. In French Eyes on Boston, French artist Marguerite Wibaux uses her experience exploring the city to create colorful portraits and landscape paintings. Through Feb. 28.
Feb17 THRU Feb 28
Celebrate Black History Month, at MIDA every day, order items from a happy hour menu to benefit ACLU and Black Economic Council of Massachusetts at MIDA, 5-6pm through Feb. 28.
À la carte. In honor of Black History Month, order items from a happy hour menu to benefit ACLU and Black Economic Council of Massachusetts.
MBTA: Orange Line to Mass. Ave. Mon.-Fri., 5-6 pm. Through Feb. 28.
Feb17 THRU Feb 28
Enjoy a classic Boston lobster roll along with a lobster tail from Mike’s Pastry for the month of February with the Twin Lobster Special at The Hourly Oyster House 11 am-11 pm on weekdays and 10am – 4pm on weekends.
During February, order a lobster roll and enjoy a Mike’s Pastry lobster tail.
MBTA: Red Line to Harvard. Mon.-Fri., 11 am-11 pm; Sat.-Sun., 10 am-4 pm. Through Feb. 28. $32.
Feb17 THRU Mar 1
Participate in simulated trips, interactive kayaking, fishing seminars and giveaways at this weeklong event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from Saturday Feb. 9- Feb. 17 at 10am. See event website for details.
Participate in simulated trips, interactive kayaking, fishing seminars and giveaways at this weeklong event that features 200 exhibitors showing off more than 650 new boats.
MBTA: Silver Line to World Trade Center. 10 am. $16; free, children under 12. Through Feb. 17. See website for complete details.
Feb17 THRU Mar 2
Presented by Festival Theater, this world premiere questions power dynamics when two young actresses are cast in a New York play that requires nudity. Directed by A. Nora Long.
Bare Stage, making its world premiere, strips away the spotlight and the glamour of theater as it tackles power imbalances and artistic freedom in the performing arts. Written by Massachusetts playwright Michael Walker, the drama focuses on a Broadway-bound show penned by a rising male director. When Kate and Rachel are cast to join the chorus of actors who will appear nude throughout the show, the women hit a vulnerable crossroads and must weigh the power of artistic agency and their own privacy. Shed your expectations when Bare Stage continues through March 2 at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Plaza Theatre. / Nathan Tavares
Bare Stage Plaza Theatre at the BCA, 539 Tremont St., Boston (617-361-2046) bcaonline.com. MBTA: Orange Line to Back Bay. Through March 2. $40; $30, seniors and students. See website for complete details.
Photo: Kippy Goldfarb / Carolle Photography
Feb17 THRU Mar 4
Panopticon Gallery presents Cate Wnek’s ‘Untitled’ and other works in portfolio showcase First Look, on display through March 4.
First Look, Panopticon’s second annual juried portfolio showcase, features photographs by Cate Wnek, Susan de Witt, Catie Soldan, Joshua Sariñana and JP Terlizzi. Through March 4.
Feb17 THRU Mar 10
- $25; $23, seniors and students 18 and older; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members
Collecting Stories: Native American Art features Navajo weavings, Zuni Pueblo pottery, Plains Indians beadwork and other rarely seen works.
Feb17 THRU Mar 17
Catch The Little Foxes at the Lyric Stage, a Post-Civil War Drama directed by Scott Edmiston from Feb. 15- Mar. 17
Lyric Stage presents this drama set in the post-Civil War South about a wealthy woman who hatches a plan with her brothers to cheat the poor—until her husband gets in the way. Directed by Scott Edmiston.
MBTA: Orange Line to Back Bay. Feb. 15-March 17. $25-$71. See website for complete details.
Feb17 THRU Mar 31
The Little House: Her Story celebrates the career of Gloucester native and children’s book author and illustrator Virginia Lee Burton, with archival drawings, prints and a model of the home in her ‘The Little House.’ Nov. 3-March 31.
Make yourself at home at Cape Ann Museum’s latest exhibit, The Little House: Her Story, a collection of prints, drawings and illustrations by children’s author Virginia Lee Burton. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Burton captured the hearts of many thanks to her books’ universal themes, such as in The Little House’s plot of a simple country home that is threatened by urbanization. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Burton’s trademark tale, Cape Ann Museum worked with Tokyo’s Gallery A4 to create a traveling exhibition of Burton’s works, including Little House (pictured), which features the titular house surrounded by rolling hills glowing with golden wheat and foliage-bedecked trees, celebrating the natural beauty of the countryside. Find a home away from home at Cape Ann Museum through March 31. / Jennifer Suryadjaja
Feb17 THRU May 12
Harvard Art Museums presents Club House, Argentina in Displaying Latin America, on view through May 12.
Displaying Latin America showcases the influence of Argentinian architects Jorge Ferrari Hardoy and Juan Kurchan, who worked alongside modernists Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, on cosmopolitan structures in the Americas. Through May 12.
Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St., Cambridge (617-495-9400) harvardartmuseums.org. MBTA: Red Line to Harvard. Daily, 10 am-5 pm. $15; $13, seniors; free, Cambridge residents, students and visitors under 18.
Feb17 THRU May 12
- $25; $23, seniors and students; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members
Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico spans the photographer’s five-decade career, from images of Oxacan goat-slaughtering traditions to the Seri people living in the Sonoran Desert. Jan. 19-May 12.
Focus your gaze on the Museum of Fine Arts’ latest exhibit, Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico, showcasing Iturbide’s 50 years of mastery behind the camera. Separated into nine thematic groupings, the collection of 125 photographs explores the artist’s deep ties to her native country as she captures moments of everyday life, rituals and faith. The collection also provides commentary on the duality of Mexico’s rich culture and social paradoxes through subjects like indigenous rituals, traditions of the Seri people and women’s roles in Zapotec society, as shown in Mujer Ángel (seen above), a silver gelatin print depicting a woman traversing the Sonoran Desert in 1979. Travel through time at the Museum of Fine Arts from Jan. 19 to May 12. / Anapurl Feldman
Feb17 THRU Jun 2
Soar toward the McMullen Museum of Art at
Boston College from Feb. 11 to June 2.
Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art is sporting a little extra university pride with its winter exhibit Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America, featuring restored sculptures, ceramics and more from Japan’s Meiji period (1868 to 1912). Recent conservation of a bronze eagle donated to BC in the 1950s by Larz Anderson’s estate sparked a further desire to explore the piece’s Meiji origins and how it ended up in the U.S. Showcasing various depictions of birds of prey in Japanese art, such as in Suzuki Chokichi’s Eagle with Outstretched Wings (seen above), the exhibit also examines American art collectors’ fondness for the pieces. Soar toward the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College from Feb. 11 to June 2. / Caroline Long
Feb19 THRU Feb 21
Trek out to this nature-themed film fest featuring 18 films from the U.S., Canada, Germany, Austria and Spain at the Somerville Theatre Feb. 19-21, 7:30 pm.
This festival features 18 films from the U.S., Canada, Germany, Austria and Spain, including a tale about an 82-year-old cyclist as well as a story about a hairdresser working to protect North American beavers.
MBTA: Red Line to Davis. Feb. 19-21, 7:30 pm. $24. See website for complete details.
Reserve your tickets for a delicious night featuring a four-course meal, oysters, and wine pairings in support of No Kid Hungry at Select Oyster Bar on Feb. 20 at 6:30pm.
Chow down on a four-course feast featuring dishes by chefs Michael Serpa, Tiffani Faison, Will Gilson and John daSilva, as well as oysters and wine pairings in support of No Kid Hungry.
MBTA: Green Line to Hynes. Feb. 20, 6:30-9 pm. $125.
Feb20 THRU Mar 3
See this world premiere comedy centered around Art Basel in Miami and mother-daughter relationships at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre running from Feb. 20- Mar. 3.
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents this world premiere comedy about an art gallery owner who butts heads with her movie-star mother during Miami’s Art Basel.
MBTA: B Green Line to Pleasant. Feb. 20-March 3. $10-$35. See website for complete details.
Feb20 THRU Feb 24
Experience the New England Premiere of this French theatrical piece that combines aerial circus, dance and cinema that tells a tale of dystopian rebellion running at the Cutler Majestic Feb. 20-24.
A New England premiere, this dark theatrical piece with no dialogue spins the tale of a rebellion involving flightless angels and humans who have survived a global catastrophe. Directed by Raphaëlle Boitel.
MBTA: Green Line to Boylston. Feb. 20-24. $10-$95. See website for complete details.
Nu-Disco darling, Adeline plays the Middle East Upstairs with Citvs Thursday, Feb. 21.
Nu-Disco darling, Adeline plays the Middle East Upstairs with Citrvs Thursday Feb. 21.
MBTA Red Line to Central. 7pm doors. $10-$12.
Travel Bach in time with the Handel + Haydn Society at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on
Feb. 22 and 24.
Handel + Haydn Society is going for baroque with its Glories of the Italian Baroque concert, showcasing classical gems of the 18th century that have transcended time. The orchestra performs seven pieces—from Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 2 to Vivaldi favorites—all brimming with drama that still captivates listeners three centuries later. Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky leads the ensemble as a featured soloist for Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor, Per Pisendel, and his Concerto for Violin, Op. 8, No. 5, La tempesta di mare, with violist Karina Schmitz soaring during Georg Philipp Telemann’s Viola Concerto. Travel Bach in time with Handel + Haydn Society at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on Feb. 22 and 24. / Celia Carbone
Photo: Sam Brewer
Join this night of live entertainment, complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and auctions at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in support of the Spaulding Research Institute Friday Feb. 22 at 7 pm.
Dance to live entertainment by Soul Monstahs as you savor complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres and try your luck at raffles and auctions to support the Spaulding Research Institute.
MBTA: Green Line to Copley. 7:30 pm. $125.
Feb23 THRU Feb 24
Enjoy an evening of food and drink, live music and raffles to support the Friends of Donny Higgins Memorial Fund on Saturday Feb. 23 at 7 pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Enjoy an evening of food and drink, live music and raffles to support the Friends of Donny Higgins Memorial Fund.
MBTA: Silver Line to World Trade Center. 7 pm. $125.
Sleuth your way through WGBH studios gathering clues to solve a mystery with Sherlock-inspired cocktails and treats Saturday Feb. 23 7 pm 21+.
Sleuth your way through WGBH studios gathering clues to solve a mystery while you enjoy Sherlock-inspired cocktails and treats.
MBTA: #86 Bus to Guest St. 7 pm. $65. 21+.
Tenor Wes Hunter serenades with show tunes during ‘They Say It’s Wonderful’ at Club Cafe on Feb. 25.
Cabaret crooner Wes Hunter chronicles his experience coming out as the son of a Baptist preacher in this performance featuring gender-bending show tunes.
They Say It’s Wonderful 209 Columbus Ave., Boston (617-536-0966) clubcafe.com. MBTA: Orange Line to Back Bay. Feb. 25, 7 pm. $20.
Sándor Jászberényi discusses ‘The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul,’ his short-story collection exploring current conflicts in the Middle East through the eyes of a journalist at Brookline Booksmith on Feb. 26.
Hungarian writer and photojournalist Sándor Jászberényi tells a different type of war story in The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul: More Stories from the Middle East and Beyond. A continuation of the narrative established in his first collection, The Devil Is a Black Dog, Beautiful Night’s dozen stories are told from the perspective of Cairo-based European war correspondent Daniel Marosh as he grapples with his own cultural assumptions and inner demons, such as in “Son of a Dog,” where he makes an unlikely connection with a poor child. Get the whole picture when Jászberényi stops by Brookline Booksmith on Feb. 26. / Caroline Long
Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard St., Brookline (617-566-6660) brooklinebooksmith.com. MBTA: C Green Line to Coolidge Corner. 7 pm. Sándor Jászberényi discusses The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul, his short-story collection exploring current conflicts in the Middle East through the eyes of a journalist.
Apr26 THRU Apr 27
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery hosts ‘Sand,’ an evening length dance installation by Victoria Lynn Awkward on April 26-27.
Head to Abigail Ogilvy Gallery for Victoria Lynn Awkward’s Sand, an evening length dance installation featuring JoJo Boykins, Tabitha Hanay-Reaves, Michayla Kelly and Jessy Zizzo on April 26-27.
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