Are you going to have special time with a loved one tonight for early V-Day? Get some tips from my Cheap Valentine Ideas.
The opening reception for BC's "Rural Ireland: The Inside Story" exhibit is on Monday, but it opens today. Emma Crawford wrote a CTB preview.
SAT 2/11 (and SUN 2/12)
Boston Globe Travel Show
at World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston (Seaport)
$10 / FREE children 18 and under (with a parent)
* FREE with promo code *
Saturday: 10am to 6pmDo you know what would totally make the Travel Show worth the trip? If you got in for free! Someone sent me a promo code for advance tickets, and I put in a jpeg in case it's supposed to be secret.
Sunday: 10am to 4pm
If you think you're likely to enter contests/giveaways, you're eventually going to give up your contact info...
Whether you have a dream destination or just want to go *somewhere*, there will be more travel info than you'll know what to do with. Maybe you should listen to one of the presentations to focus your quest.
Annual Lowell Winterfest
Around Downtown Lowell [PDF map]
It's weird to have a Winterfest when it doesn't feel like Winter. I assume they will find some snow to make the tracks for the human dog-sled competition (3pm to 5:30pm).
This shindig is pretty fun when it's cold and snowy...
1pm to 5pm
"Overdrive 2.0: Jam and Dance Showcase"
at Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Comm Ave, Boston
Yes, people still breakdance. If people still polka, then we should also breakdance. B-boys, b-girls, and hip-hop aficionados gather dance or watch (it's $6 either way).
(There is a later competition, but it costs more than 10 bucks.)
"At Night’s End": Play and Q&A
at Goethe Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St, Boston (Back Bay)
FREE advance / $5 door
Award-winning playwright Motti Lerner is kind of a big deal in Israel, and it seems like this 90-minute two-act play is one of his new works that is presented here in a workshop followed by a discussion with Lerner.
I watched a short clip with the author, and it takes place during Israel's 2006 conflict with Lebanon where a family deals with the strife. The message has something to do with the courage to change.
Roger Miller presents: "Early Cartoons with Solo Prepared Piano"
at Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
$10 advance / $12 door
Are you feeling cool and arty? Don't expect to hear "Academy Fight Song" from Mission of Burma's Roger Miller as he performs a set of prepared piano. This is avant-garde stuff.
It should prepare you for the cartoons that will be at least 60 years old. The soundtracks were pretty wild back then, especially the old Warner Brothers toons.