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    Winter Panto 2015: KerPlop! The Tale of the Frog Prince

    Presented by imaginary beasts and Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    January 17 - February 7, 2015

    imaginary beasts bound into town this January with a ribbiting tale of wonder when they refashion another classic fairy tale into a fantasy of amphibious proportions.

    The Book of Oracles predicts the kingdom is doomed unless the unruly Princess Aurelia marries before the looming total eclipse of the sun! Meanwhile, our hero, Prince Friedrich, is on his way to woo and possibly wed the wild ...more


    Ravel & Concertos

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

    This is a concert that will showcase both the brilliance of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a whole and the astonishing talent of some of its constituent members.
    ...more

    Drop Into Art: Past and Present

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    February 1, 2015

    Explore stories and traditions from past and present day while discovering Native American art and objects. Make a silhouette collage or found object sculpture in our studios. In the galleries,...more

    VOICES BOSTON 25th Anniversary Gala Concert

    Presented by VOICES BOSTON at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 1, 2015

     VOICES BOSTON, formerly PALS Children's Chorus, presents its 25th Anniversary Gala Concert. Singers include current VOICES singers and alumni, with special guest, Nik Walker, all under...more

    School of Rock Boston Presents: A Tribute to The Police

    Presented by School of Rock Boston at Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

    For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. Founded as a...more

    Kids' Shows: Gustafer Yellowgold's Show

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    February 1, 2015

     Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling.

    Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold...more

    Giant Conversation Heart

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    January 31 - February 1, 2015

     Weekend of January 31/February 1
    Sat 10 AM to 6 PM & Sun 12 to 6 PM
    Paint your own “conversation heart” to convey a fun message for Vakentine’s Day.


    Somerville World's Fair

    Presented by The Center for Arts at the Armory at Center for the Arts at The Armory, Somerville

    February 1, 2015

     Join us at the Center for Arts at the Armory for a FREE, fun-filled day celebrating cultures from around the world with your little explorer! Learn more about the vibrant cultures of South...more

    Virginia Woolf's Orlando

    Presented by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley

    January 8 - February 2, 2015

    In this blithe and passionate adaptation of the 1928 gender flipping Virginia Woolf novel, transformation and identity is magically explored. Ruhl writes and Woolf soars, with both women writers...more

    Young At Art - Bright Light: Lighthouses of Cape Ann

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    February 4, 2015

     Young at Art brings the Cape Ann Museum alive for pre-school aged students. During the program students will be read a book, explore art and artifacts while participating in a Seek and Find...more

    Piggy Bankers

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    February 5, 2015

    Led by staffers from HarborOne Bank, this series introduces 3-4 year olds to the concept of money through stories and play. Children will learn about the importance of making, spending and saving...more

    Youth Concert: "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 4 - February 6, 2015

    Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering...more

    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 7, 2015

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s Today) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR...more

    Teen Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    February 7, 2015

    Teens grades 7-10 are invited to join artist and filmmaker Stephen St. Francis Decky for this hands-on workshop. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation, story boarding, and more while creating...more

    Owl Festival: Up Close and Personal with the Owls of Broadmoor

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    February 7, 2015

    Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family! Join us for an up close and personal view of some of our local owl species, including the great horned and screech owl. Following the...more

    Boston Children’s Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 8, 2015

    The Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) was founded by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who for almost five decades has labored to address the social problems facing Boston's underserved children...more

    Family Art Workshop: Clay Dragons

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    February 8, 2015

    Work with your child to create beautiful artworks and wonderful memories. Create fierce or friendly dragons using air-dry clay; then paint and decorate your mythical creature! Learn basic...more

    Stuart Little The Musical

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Cambridge YMCA Theatre, Cambridge

    January 31 - February 8, 2015

    It’s the story of the little mouse with a big personality and a big sense of adventure! Experience this classic tale based on the book by E.B. White on stage at BCT in this fun and engaging...more

    Kids' Shows: Artbarn presents: Musings at the Museum

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    February 8, 2015

    "Musings at the Museum" follows the story of three young school groups as they embark on what they think will be a boring field trip to their local museum.

    Once they arrive, they...more

    Valentine Card Making Extravaganza

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    February 7 - February 8, 2015

     Join us in a good, old-fashioned Valentine celebration! Use our handmade papers, lace doilies, gold and silver pens, paper punches, glitter, and lots more to make beautiful cards for all the...more

    COMMUNITY WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON

    Presented by Historic Newton

    February 7 - February 8, 2015

    Saturday and Sunday, February 7 and 8
    COMMUNITY WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both the Historic Newton museums.

    At the...more

    Suzuki Preschool Open House

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    February 8, 2015

     The Suzuki Preschool of Newton will be hosting an open house.  This is a great opportunity to explore and acquiant yourself with our integrated arts preschool, meet the teachers and...more

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Watertown Children's Theatre and Arsenal Center for the Arts at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater, Watertown

    February 6 - February 8, 2015

     A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare, adapted by Deidre Purcell for Watertown Children's Theatre on February 6 at 7 pm, February 7 at 1 pm and 7 pm, February 8 at 1 pm....more

    Selected Smiles: Serigraph Exhibit by Professor Benjamin Gross

    Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

    January 20 - February 11, 2015

    Selected Smiles is a new series of 26 editions of serigraphs with each print directly connected to one of the letters of the alphabet. Happiness, and the outward display of...more

    Valentine's Day at the Children's Museum in Easton

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    February 13, 2015

     This Valentine’s Day, the Children’s Museum in Easton invites you to join them for a day of fun on Friday February 13th.

    From 10am- 4pm the Art Studio will be open for...more

    Kids' Shows: Wayne Potash and the Music Fun Band

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    February 14, 2015

     “An amazing musician for little kids,” writes Zooglobble about singer/songwriter Wayne Potash, who has just released his seventh family album “Yes!” which is all...more

    "Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven" by Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets

    Presented by Galapagos Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington

    February 14, 2015

     The Chinese Monkey King soars into the heavens and delights in his new job in the Heavenly Peach Garden.  But when he discovers he has been left out of the Jade Emperor’s New Year...more

    February Vacation Week: "Moved"

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    February 14, 2015

     A dance/movement workshop for kids of all ages led by Sarah Slifer Swift. When we say that something “moves” us, we usually mean that it touches us emotionally. Using the sweet...more

    Glittering Valentine Candle

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    February 14 - February 15, 2015

     Roll honey-scented beeswax into a pillar candle, and then decorated it with colored beeswax and glitter to light up your Valentine’s Day.


    NewTV Short Film Challenge Kickoff Event!

    Presented by NewTV at NewTV, Newton Highlands

    February 15, 2015

    Attention Newton Students: here’s the challenge - create a 4-7 minute short film during a one-week time period starting February 15 and ending February 22. With a team of your choice, you...more

    Toying with Science

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    February 16, 2015

    Discover the fascinating and fun world of science! This action packed show is filled with circus skills, mime, comedy, original music, and plenty of audience participation. Held at the...more

    Presidents’ Day Free Family Day

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    February 16, 2015

    Discover how art can tell stories with imagination and humor in activities inspired by the exhibition Once Upon a Pop-Up: From the Ellie G. Levine Moveable Book Collection in our Children’s...more

    February Vacation - Lighting the Way: Navigation and the Fresnel Lens

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    February 17, 2015

     Join Museum staff from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for a family oriented tour and various art, history and culture activities. This drop-in program is perfect for preschool and elementary school aged...more

    February Vacation - Tangled Up: A Closer Look at Knots

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    February 18, 2015

     Knots - explore the paintings and drawings of Jeffrey Marshall. Join Museum staff from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for a family oriented tour and various art, history and culture activities. This drop-in...more

    February Break: Storytelling with Photos

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    February 16 - February 18, 2015

     Feb Break: Big Picture is having a 3 day Photo Class, "Storytelling with Photos". Class will run Monday-Wednesday February 16th-18th from 10-2:30. Professional digital cameras are...more

    Ooey Gooey!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    February 17 - February 19, 2015

    A Boston Premiere by Barefoot Puppets

    Sometimes characters end up in sticky situations! This lively puppet show for young audiences features a mix of famous and funny nursery rhymes...more

    February Vacation – Wish You Were Here: Postcards from the Collection

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    February 19, 2015

     Postcards from the Archives - a look into the past. Join Museum staff from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for a family oriented tour and various art, history and culture activities. This drop-in program is...more

    Fun in Nature: February Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    February 17 - February 20, 2015

    Join us for winter fun and exploration! We'll search for the tracks and signs of Broadmoor's many winter creatures, learn how animals survive the winter, play games in the snow, drink hot...more

    February Vacation Week Workshops (K-8)

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    February 17 - February 20, 2015

    February 17-18, 2015
    February 19-20, 2015
    Danforth Art offers 2-day school vacation week art workshops in drawing, painting, clay, and other creative fun for children in grades K-8....more

    February Vacation Week Art Explorers at The Umbrella

    Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord

    February 17 - February 20, 2015

     It might still be cold outside in February, but here inside The Umbrella Community Arts Center, we are warmed up with creative sparks! This year for February vacation week students will...more

    Have a WILD vacation at Stone Zoo!

    Presented by Stone Zoo

    February 16 - February 20, 2015

    Visit Stone Zoo during February school vacation week and learn more about all of the incredible animals that call the zoo home. From jaguars, cougars (including Blue, the cougar kitten!) and...more

    JCC Kid's Choice February School Vacation Program

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    February 16 - February 20, 2015

    From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice February Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC...more

    Learning and fun during February school vacation week

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo

    February 17 - February 20, 2015

    Looking for a fun activity for the kids during February school vacation week? Sign-up for the Who Eats Who? program at Franklin Park Zoo! Geared toward children ages six to 11, participants...more

    Play Me: A Week of Trying Out Musical Instruments

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    February 17 - February 20, 2015

    During February vacation week, kids ages 6-10, will have the opportunity to play (each day), all sorts of instruments! Kids will get to try out instruments from the wind and string families along...more

    Meet Me at the Museum: Pirates and Privateers

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    February 20, 2015

     Drop off your 6-12 year olds for a special class where art, history, and culture come together through gallery tours and art activities. This is perfect for families who homeschool. Offered...more

    February Vacation – Row, Row, Row Your Boat: Dory Adventures Near and Far

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    February 20, 2015

     What's the Story with the Dory? Join Museum staff from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for a family oriented tour and various art, history and culture activities. This drop-in program is perfect for...more

    Winter Vacation at the EcoTarium

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium, Worcester

    February 17 - February 20, 2015

    Build It: Let's Design, Create, and Play

    Bring the aspiring artists, designers, architects, and engineers in your family to the EcoTarium during winter vacation. Enjoy...more

    Kids Making a Difference

    Presented by The Mary Baker Eddy Library and at Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

    February 17 - February 20, 2015

    Learn how you can make a meaningful difference in someone else’s life—and have fun, too!

    Join the Library staff, along with kids from the ...more

    Curtain Call Behind the Scenes 7-12 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    February 17 - February 21, 2015

    Curtain Call: BTS is a five-day musical theatre program, taught by Lindsay Albert and Jenna Lea Scott, designed to introduce young students to the stage. Students will sing, dance,...more

    I Heart Science

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    February 21, 2015

    Embrace your love of science! Explore fossils of long-extinct animals. Try your hand at sketching a mammal, excavating a mock dinosaur dig, or discovering life in a rotting log. Meet a live...more

    Rolie Polie Guacamole

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    February 21, 2015

    Rolie Polie Guacamole‘s high energy, interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active. The...more

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