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Patio Weather Is Sort of Here, Briefly

Itadaki (269 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston): “Come enjoy the weather today [2/20] with us on our sun filled #patio! Almost spring?!”

Sonsie (327 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston): “Our A-Frame may say, ‘Baby it’s cold outside!’ but our open doors tell another story! We’re soaking up all the sun we can!!”

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Barking Crab (88 Sleeper St., Seaport District, Boston): The tent is open both days.

Coppersmith (40 W. Third St., South Boston): “65 degrees in February? We’ll take it! We’ll be opening our roof deck this Wednesday [2/21] from 4pm-10pm. Seating is first come first serve. A day this beautiful shouldn’t go without drinks and friends!” (Keep an eye out for games and free nachos.)

MET Back Bay (279 Dartmouth St., Back Bay, Boston): The patio is open both days, starting at 11 a.m.

The Broadway (732 E. Broadway, South Boston): The garage doors are open.

The Punk & Poet (658 E. Broadway, South Boston): The garage doors are open.

    Patio Weather Is Sort of Here, Briefly
    With a tiny bit of warmth creeping in today and tomorrow, February 20 and 21, some local restaurants are rushing to brush the remaining snow piles off their patios and open up some outdoor dining space, albeit briefly. Here's a running list of restaurants' warm-weather plans this week; email boston@eater.com with any updates.
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10 hours ago

#TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our ...

#TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Three of the show’s masterpieces have come all the way from the Museo di San Marco, Florence to be reunited with the Gardner’s Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin. #FamilyReunion 🇮🇹

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Three of the show's masterpieces have come all the way from the Museo di San Marco, Florence to be reunited with...
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Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Weaving Texture into the Garden Webinar

Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, on line, to learn how to weave texture into the garden to enhance your existing blooms. Flowers are one of the beautiful plant features of our native flora, but what about the others? Discover how the emerging leaves of blue cohosh, the muscular bark of musclewood, or a swath of fiddleheads can add texture to your garden. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Image from www.heirloomgardener.com. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-weaving-texture-into-the-garden

    Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Weaving Texture into the Garden Webinar
    Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, on line, to learn how to weave texture into the garden to enhance your existing blooms. Flowers are one of the beautiful plant features of our native flora, but what about the others?
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Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Camellia Show Weekend

Escape from the winter into Tower Hill’s lush conservatories, view stunning floral displays, and learn more about floral design at demos and talks by experts. On Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, enjoy stunning blossoms and trees from the New England Camellia Society and explore Tower Hill’s camellia collection in the conservatories. $5 – $15. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org.  Image from www.modernbotanicals.org.

    Saturday, February 24 - Sunday, February 25, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Camellia Show Weekend
    Escape from the winter into Tower Hill's lush conservatories, view stunning floral displays, and learn more about floral design at demos and talks by experts. On Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, enjoy stunning blossoms and trees from the New England Camellia Society and explore Tower Hill's camellia collection in the conservatories.
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Happy President's Day! Did you know that Pres...

Happy President's Day! Did you know that President Obama visited the Cyclorama in 2011? Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

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    Happy President's Day! Did you know that President Obama visited the Cyclorama in 2011? Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times
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36 hours ago

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacati...

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall, artmaking in the Studio, and much, much more! Learn more or get tickets: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We're thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall,...
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39 hours ago

Monday, March 5, 6:00 pm – Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will speak on Monday, March 5 at 5 pm in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom.

    Monday, March 5, 6:00 pm - Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom
    Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will speak on Monday, March 5 at 5 pm in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom.
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Friday, March 2, 6:45 pm – The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space

Dr. Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday, March 2 at 6:45 in the Haller Lecture Hall, Room 102, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street in Cambridge. His topic is The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space. At the broadest level, Dr. Leslie is interested in understanding the drivers of morphological diversification in organisms. He primarily approaches this topic using seed plants as a study group, focusing on relationships between form and function in reproductive structures and asking how these interactions generate evolutionary patterns over million-year time scales. Properly answering these questions requires an understanding of the broader ecological, geological, and climatic contexts in which these changes are occurring, and he therefore uses an integrative approach that incorporates techniques from paleontology, biogeography, and phylogenetics. His work particularly focuses on conifers because the group is diverse today but was also important in many ancient ecosystems, and the relationships between morphology and function can be directly tested in living as well as in extinct plants.

    Friday, March 2, 6:45 pm - The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space
    Dr. Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday, March 2 at 6:45 in the Haller Lecture Hall, Room 102, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street in Cambridge. His topic is The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space.
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2 days ago

Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close f...

Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner’s. His fanciful design for her museum’s majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith, Uniform Design for Theobaldo Travi, 1901-1903, graphite, ink and watercolor on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner's. His fanciful design for her museum's majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith,...
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2 days ago

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter beca...

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man she was speaking with about the work was in fact the artist Isabella reportedly said, “I feel that either we will soon become enemies, or also forever, very, very good friends. Come to tea with me this afternoon.” #AndersZorn #OnThisDay Painting: Anders Zorn, The Omnibus (detail), 1892, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man...
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2 days ago

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presid...

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents’ Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents' Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ
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2 days ago

Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Botany Blast: Woody Plant Basics

In this Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University introductory workshop on plant structure and function, we will focus on temperate forest tree and shrub species found around the Arboretum. We will cover topics such as basic plant function and the development of flowers to fruits to seeds. This interactive session will enhance your understanding of plants and amplify future hikes in the woods or wanderings throughout the Arboretum. The class will be taught on Saturday, February 24 from 1 – 3 by graduate students, led by Cat Chamberlain. Free for Arboretum members, $10 for nonmembers. Register by calling 617-384-5277, or email adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu.  Image from www.profitableplantsdigest.com.

    Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Botany Blast: Woody Plant Basics
    In this Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University introductory workshop on plant structure and function, we will focus on temperate forest tree and shrub species found around the Arboretum. We will cover topics such as basic plant function and the development of flowers to fruits to seeds.
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2 days ago

Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Old House Garden

Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old house-and why? Spend the morning of March 1 (11 – 12:30) at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today. The free with admission program will be led by sleuths Betsy Williams and Tower Hill Librarian Kathy Bell. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org.

    Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - The Old House Garden
    Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old house-and why? Spend the morning of March 1 (11 - 12:30) at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems t...

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped domes, domed kiosks (chhatris), and arched entrances. The Bara Imambara in nearby Lucknow, a complex of structures built around 1784, with many gateways, courtyards, and monumental facades, may have been the source of the motif. Object: Unknown artist, Tray, about 1880, brass, tin, and lac.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped...
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3 days ago

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director ...

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico’s San Marco altarpiece, revealing new insights into the friar-painter’s unorthodox workshop organization and remarkable technical accomplishments. Tickets available now: http://bit.ly/2Ezj8kK

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico's San Marco altarpiece,...
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3 days ago

This weekend, The Boston Globe calls Culture ...

This weekend, The Boston Globe calls Culture Hustlers The Ticket! Catch this showcase of inventive artists in the Mills Gallery through April 8!

    The Ticket: What's happening in the local arts world - The Boston Globe
    MUSIC Get The Weekender in your inbox: The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. MAURA JOHNSTON SHELBY LYNNE Lynne isn't touring behind a new record (her most recent, last year's "Not Dark Yet," is a duo record with sister Allison Moorer), so perhaps a survey of the multifaceted country-soul she's been making since her 2000 fountainhead release, "I Am Shelby Lynne," is on tap for Saturday.
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3 days ago

Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Creating a Resilient Garden

The URI Master Gardener Program is pleased to bring you Creating a Resilient Garden, an engaging one-day gardening symposium designed for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally-sound gardens. The sessions will help you DESIGN resilient gardens, DISCOVER herb gardening, and DECODE the truth about garden remedies. Educating and entertaining their audiences, these three keynote speakers are accomplished specialists in their fields and possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

    Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Creating a Resilient Garden
    The URI Master Gardener Program is pleased to bring you Creating a Resilient Garden, an engaging one-day gardening symposium designed for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally-sound gardens. The sessions will help you DESIGN resilient gardens, DISCOVER herb gardening, and DECODE the truth about garden remedies.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – New England Plant Conservation in Practice Webinar

Join the New England Wild Flower Society’s conservation staff on line on Wednesday, February 21 at 3 pm to discuss methods for applied plant conservation in New England. Laney, Michael, and Bill will discuss current management practices, ex-situ conservation, citizen science, volunteer programs, and their work with the rare and endangered flora of New England. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-new-england-plant-conservation-in-practice

    Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - New England Plant Conservation in Practice Webinar
    Join the New England Wild Flower Society's conservation staff on line on Wednesday, February 21 at 3 pm to discuss methods for applied plant conservation in New England. Laney, Michael, and Bill will discuss current management practices, ex-situ conservation, citizen science, volunteer programs, and their work with the rare and endangered flora of New England.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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4 days ago

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora ...

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!
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4 days ago

Next week, our campus partners Boston Gay Men...

Next week, our campus partners Boston Gay Men's Chorus is presenting a Wicked Good Cabaret at Club Cafe Boston filled with songs about living and loving in New England. Sounds like a wicked awesome way to spend a February Boston evening!

    Cabaret 2018 Promo - Boston Gay Men's Chorus
    There's No Place Like Home: A Wicked Good Cabaret Some of BGMC's finest perform songs about living and loving in New England. Fun, festive and always a little risque - join us for a fabulous night out! Feb. 23-25, 2018 Tickets at www.bgmc.org. NOTE: Adult themes
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