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Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary’s Irish set features a newly commissioned work by legendary Irish fiddler and composer Charlie Lennon, which is interwoven with the family stories of two beloved Bostonians with deep roots in Ireland: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and owner of The Burren, The Bebop, and The Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant, Tommy McCarthy. Seeking Sanctuary is in the Cyclorama, February 9–11 and tickets are only $15 ($10 for students)! Purchase yours here: http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/943-seeking-sanctuary--palaver-strings.html
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This New England Wild Flower Society multisession course, appropriate for beginners, tackles the different aspects of the landscape design process. Workshop sessions will focus on design methods using site analysis techniques and schematic design tools. You will consult with the instructor and work on a project of your own choosing. Discussions about plants and habitats will be interspersed with lectures on design principles, including criteria for making plant choices and determining placement in the landscape. The class will take place at Garden in the Woods in Framingham beginning Tuesday, February 6 from 6 – 8 and continue each Tuesday evening through March 20. The class will be taught by Karen Sebastian. $215 for NEWFS members, $254 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/residential-landscape-design-2
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Native Plants for New England Gardens, by New England Wild Flower Society horticulture gurus Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe, will help anyone create lovely, hardy gardens that will tolerate drought, resist disease, and strengthen biodiversity. This handy, gorgeously illustrated guide selects 100 great native garden plants–flowers, ground covers, shrubs, ferns, and grasses–that will thrive in this region’s gardens because they evolved in our local conditions. The authors share their deep knowledge and broad experience about the best place to plant each species and how to care for it.
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"What also courses unmistakably through “Shakespeare in Love’’ is a sheer love of theater and the eccentric, egotistical, obsessive, theatrical people who make it." The Boston Globe's Don Aucoin raves about SpeakEasy Stage Company's Shakespeare in Love, now through February 10 at the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion, here at the BCA!
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Take a close look at last weekend's "dreamy, rainbow brite" Rainbow Collapse, created for BCA's Run of the Mills series by Anya Smolnikova and Jared Williams in this feature by Greg Cook on Wonderland: A Magazine of Arts and Cultures.
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Pollinators (including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and other species) are essential to healthy ecosystems. Pollinators support the success and vigor of flowering plants, making ecosystems stronger, more resilient, and enhancing the environment for human populations. Decades of stressors (including the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of habitat, reduction in the number and quality of food sources, reduction in the availability of sites for breeding, nesting, and roosting, and improper use of pesticides and herbicides) have severely and adversely altered the health and numbers of pollinator populations.
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The American Bonsai Society and the Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis present Gateway to Bonsai April 19 – 22. In addition to exhibit trees and ikebana displays, there will be 37 workshops and seminars and top vendors from across the country. Guest artists include Marc Noelanders, Bjorn Bjorholm, and Matt Reel. The juried exhibit awards a $1,000 cash prize for Best in Show. Register at http://absbonsai.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 812-922-5481. Accommodations at Doubletree Hotel Collinsville, Hampton Inn, Super 8 Motel, Fairfield Inn, and Drury Inn, all providing discounts for participants. MAKE YOUR HOTEL REGISTRATION before 3/19/2018.
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Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15 – Leading with Landscape IV: North Carolina’s Research Triangle
In an effort to broaden awareness of the transformation taking place in the public realm across the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will curate a conference and related events on April 12-15, 2018, that will draw an audience that is local, national, and international in scope. In developing these events, TCLF, in partnership with the City of Raleigh, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Sasaki, is working to excite and inspire constituents, helping them to understand that the ambitions of their region are worthy of critical analysis, evaluation, and broadcasting.
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How many people were drawn to gardening by a love of mulch? Not many, and yet our landscapes are full of it. Thick layers of red mulch and volcano mulching under trees is commonplace—but there is a better way. Canada mayflower, foamflower, and beech fern are just a few alternatives that can take the place of traditional wood mulch in the garden. Come to Garden in the Woods on Saturday, February 3 from 1- 3 for a class with Dan Jaffee on Living Mulch. $26 for NEWFS members, $32 for nonmembers. Image from gobotany! Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/make-life-easier-with-living-mulch
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Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, and 14, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners
We may have the desire to make a garden, but then we grapple with where to start in designing our home garden spaces. Design a layout plan for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class in the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum over five Wednesdays evenings in February and March. Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave class with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations. This class is primarily about garden spaces rather than specific plant selection. You will be required to draw a base plan for your site (with tutelage in class) and will need to purchase some drawing tools and pay for copying. Other supplies will be provided. Limited to 16 students.Fee $150 Arboretum member, $190 nonmember. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
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Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm – What in the World is a Margaritifera margaritifera, and Why Should I Care?
The freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera, inhabits swift, shallow riffles and runs of clear, cool streams… exactly the kinds of streams that humans love to walk along and wade in. With even minimal coaching, anyone can find them…you just have to know where and how to look. Worldwide, this was one of the most widespread and abundant freshwater mussel species, but one that is now in considerable peril. In this Ware River Nature Club talk on Wednesday, January 24, we’ll get to know this species—its distribution, habitat requirements, life-cycle, conservation, and restoration; “and I hope I can convince you that you should care,” adds presenter Professor John Baker of Clark University. The presentation begins at 7 pm at the Rutland Public Library. For more information email email@example.com
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Tonight at the Mills Gallery! Karen Campbell at The Boston Globe calls RAINBOW COLLAPSE The Ticket. Space is limited for this new collaborative performance by smolnikova + williams...get your tickets online or at the door and join us for a reception, performance, and post-event talk back with the artists. Tickets & info: http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/963-run-of-the-mills--rainbow-collapse.html
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Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women's March at BCA this Sunday, January 21, 2018 during #InternationalWomenVoicesDay! We have pulled together some of Boston's brightest female talent for a marathon play-reading event—join us starting at 12 pm and stay for an hour, or stay for the day. We'll be reading plays into the evening and we've got a seat for you! Featuring New Repertory Theatre, Flat Earth Theatre and more. Click the link for the line-up!
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Want 1/2 price Movers & Shakers Tickets? Join forte, BCA's young patrons group today and get 1/2 price tickets to the most delicious fundraiser of the year. Membership gets you into free forte-only events and discounts on BCA programs all year long! Link below, offer ends January 21! Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography.
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The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns– from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats? Beginning with a microscopic look at feathers and expanding out to a broad perspective of patterns across bird families, Harvard University graduate student Dakota McCoy will use feather and bird specimens from the University’s collections to explore how and why this diversity of forms arose. Artist Erica Beade will show participants how to capture the nuance of avian color and form in their drawings. This Harvard Museum of Natural History class will take place Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Museum, 26 Oxford Street in Cambridge. Fees: $45 HMNH members/$55 nonmembers. Advance registration required: https://reservations.hmsc.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=11
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New Hampshire Orchid Society Show is being held February 9 – 11, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Judging is being held on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM. For complete information contact Brenda Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Holidays are a special time to come to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the festive courtyard features dark forest greens, and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.
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Join Pacific Horticulture July 11 – 17 as we tour beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore more than 1,000 years of culture, history, and tradition. Our itinerary includes visits to private gardens, the recently renovated Santa Fe Botanic Garden, and the world’s largest International Folk Art Market featuring more than 180 artists from 60 countries. A private docent-led tour of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum promises a deep look into the artist’s life and art in the region. A day trip to Chimayo and Taos includes a stop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. PHS executive director Carol Moholt will escort this tour. Land cost $2,598 per person, double occupancy for Pacific Horticulture members, $2,698 for nonmembers, single supplement $920.
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Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary features the stories and music of three of Boston's immigrant communities, featuring amazing guest artists. Seeking Sanctuary's Chinese set will feature Chinese folk music arranged by guest artist Zhantao Lin performed by Palaver Strings with Zhantao Lin on the erhu. A performer throughout New England, Lin joined Yo-Yo Ma in his Silk Road Project exchange program and is the founder of the Boston Erhu Ensemble. Other places he's performed include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Peabody Essex Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston Children's Museum, Lincoln Center and others. Performances February 9–11. Tickets available now: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S41000002leTsEAI
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Alibi Boston will be there, will you? Get your tickets to Movers & Shakers today!
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The address for Jacob Wirth is 31-37 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 02116. Its website can be found at http://www.jacobwirth.com/
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This NEWFS webinar on Tuesday, January 30 from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life. The Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes webinar will allow you to discover the wild and rocky places of the Northeast, where bedrock intersects with climate to determine the hardy plant communities that can survive on mountain summits or in the interstices of rocks, eking out a living with little available soil. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-rocky-outcrops-and-talus-slopes
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It’s a good rule for sustainable gardening: Let nothing leave the site. Join the New England Wild Flower Society’s horticulture staff at Garden in the Woods on Saturday, January 27 from 1 – 4 to learn how your existing landscape materials, from downed wood to running water and plant debris, can provide free food, water, and soil. $40 for NEWFS members, $48 for nonmembers. Photo from www.andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nothing-leaves-the-site
New England Wild Flower Society will hold its ever popular Shrubs in Winter class on Sunday, January 28 from 10 – 2 with instructor Roland “Boot” Boutwell at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Even without leaves, many shrubs are still recognizable in late fall and winter. Learn to identify about 20 native New England shrubs through such characteristics as branching patterns, bark, persistent flowers and fruits, growth forms, galls, and habitats. We’ll also consider the natural history of these shrubs. The program will begin indoors, then we’ll head out into the Garden. Bring a bag lunch and a hand lens. $53 for NEWFS members, $64 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/shrubs-in-winter. Image from www.thegardenerseden.com.
Join friends and fellow garden members reading and discussing a thought provoking, award-winning book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben during Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s 2018 community read. Tower Hill also plans a series of tree walks, lectures and other events with the Worcester Tree Initiative. The kickoff will be held Sunday, January 27 from 1 – 2, and is free with admission, but registration is recommended at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—tower-hill-reads-2018-kickoff
Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society online on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 for a crash course on all things weird in the native flora. We’ll explore the wild and wonderful world of native plants, from the toxic sap of monk’s hood to the armature of honey locust and odd survival strategies. NEWFS members $10, nonmembers $13. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-wild-and-wonderful-natives
Ellen Duarte leads a Wellesley College Botanic Gardens introduction to composition based on the writings of Molly Bang in her book Picture This. On four Thursdays (February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, from 9:30 – 12:30) learn how balance, harmony and emotional response are affected by the elements in the picture. Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens $150, nonmembers $200. Register at http://wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn. There is a snow date of March 8 if needed.
On Saturday, January 27 from 10 – noon, bring the whole family to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts. Maximum attendance 6 parent/child pairs. $10 for THBG members (parent/child pair) and $20 for nonmembers (parent/child pair.) Register online at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—family-art-with-herbs-foilography
Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will lead a group through the Orangerie at Tower Hill on Wednesday, January 31 from 2 – 3, to discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them. Free with admission to the Garden. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org, or call 508-869-6111, x 124.
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This week on WGBH, Articulate with Jim Cotter features Boston-area artist Janet Echelman, whose artistic process encompasses technology, engineering and civic engagement. See more in the video below, and watch Articulate on WGBX-TV , Sundays at 4:30 pm.
Celebrate the colors of seasonal plants while learning how to realistically depict your subject matter in pencil, and then in watercolor, with Sarah Roche, on eight Wednesdays, January 31 – March 21 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Wellesley College Botanic Garden. All abilities are welcome! This course is the core of WCBG Friends’ botanical art program. Friends price $275, nonmembers $325. Register at http://wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn.
This January 23 webinar from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life. The Aquatic Places webinar will teach you about aquatic plants and the amazing adaptations that enable them to live their lives almost entirely under water. Visit lakes, streams, and other wet places to explore the native and invasive inhabitants of our waterways. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Sign up at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-aquatic-places
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Boston Public Library Announces “Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice” Lecture Series
Winter/spring Author Talks, Local & Family History Lecture Series also begin this month at the Central Library in Copley Square
Part 1: Seed Dormancy and Sowing Techniques
Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done? Webinar
What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species.
...Shakespeare in Love,” through Feb. 10, Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St., speakeasystage.com — Young Will Shakespeare is battling a bad case of writer’s block (as...
“The Sound of Music,” May 1-13, Wang Theatre, 265 Tremont St., bochcenter.org — Sadly, a play about escaping Nazis remains topical. On a lighter note, who doesn’t want to hear those adorable von Trapp children sing “So Long, Farewell”?This article has 3 other Boston locations (Show)
...HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True,” Jan. 26 to Feb. 11, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, americanrepertorytheater.org — Back at the A.R.T. after a sold-out engagement at...
...Old School Game Show’s Valentine’s Special,” Feb. 16, Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, oldschoolgameshow.com — Love, romance, sex and more sex will set the stage for Old...
...Guards at the Taj,” March 1 to April 1, Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, centralsquaretheater.org — Two old friends, both imperial guards at the Taj Mahal, get swept...
#tbt to last year's BCA Ball and our fantastic co-chairs, Alex DaCosta, Juan Carlos Consulting, LLC, Bianca Sigh Ward, Amanda Accardi, and Gustavo Quiroga. Announcing the co-chairs for the BCA Ball 2018: Anna Bursaux, Craig Tevolitz, Bianca Sigh Ward, Claudia Robaina and Grant Simpson. Boston Center for the Arts depends on the creative minds and support of our Host Committees to develop an experience that will delight and astound the more than 400 guests who will fill the Cyclorama on Saturday, June 2.
Whether your pet is a cat, dog, chicken or “other” they have the potential to be exposed to your plants either indoors, outdoors, or both. There are many sources of information about plant toxicity but they can often conflict with each other. This Massachusetts Master Gardeners presentation with April Daley will help you to understand what “toxic” and “poisonous” mean to your pets as well as a method to evaluate the pet, the plant as well as horticultural practices and how much risk is involved in each situation. The event will be held at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30 – 8, and the cost is $25. Registration and payment is through the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association. Contact: email@example.com for more information and the location to register and provide payment. Image from www.costafarms.com.
Instructor Warren Leach, Landscape Horticulturist, will focus on fundamental principles of design used in creating landscapes and garden spaces and composing planting designs using a complement of woody and herbaceous plants.
Go ahead. Make a toast. This year's Movers & Shakers is supported by generous in-kind donations from our liquor sponsors: Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Bombay Sapphire, Bully Boy Distillers, and Privateer Rum—so you know your glass will be filled with delicious drinks. Movers & Shakers is January 31. Tickets now on sale: http://www.bcaonline.org/movers-a-shakers.html
"The Globe and WBUR went so far as to name Mala as one of the best plays of 2016...Lopez sees the play as 'a record of my failures as a caregiver. There’s a mythology around this. We think we will be the perfect daughters and fulfill our aging parents’ needs with grace and courage. In fact, I failed over and over again in ways that are hilarious, dramatic, and sometimes even horrible. It’s quite a shift when you become the parent and your parent becomes the child. That’s what this play tries to capture.'" Huntington Theatre Company's Mala is at the Calderwood Pavilon at the BCA until February 4!