Out & About in the Fenway (1/16-1/31)

Out & About in the Fenway is a bi-weekly listing of fun events, activities, and happenings in the Fenway Cultural District. If you're looking for ways to fight off the cold these final weeks of January,  the Fenway Cultural District offers a variety of theater productions, musical performances, and exciting new exhibitions! ONGOING/DAILY EVENTS 
Design for Resilience: Learning from Rebuild by Design
Open through February 6, 2015 /// free admission
McCormick Gallery @ Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury St
Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:30pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-9:00pm
Boston Architectural College presents Design for Resilience, an exhibition that asks us to think, discuss, and take action as we consider how to better connect ourselves to our ecology and our infrastructure to ready ourselves for the future. What will Boston look like in 2050? What will our coastal cities look like in 2115? For more information, click here.
Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachusetts Women in the First World War
Monday –Saturday (until January 24th) / 10am – 4pm /// free admission
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street
To commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, the MHS has organized the exhibition containing photographs, diaries, and memorabilia related to Margaret Hall and Eleanor (Nora) Saltonstall, two women from the Commonwealth who went to France as members of the U.S. armed forces. For more information about this exhibition, click here. 
The Huntington Theatre Company presents: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike
Tuesday – Sunday (through February 1st) various times /// tickets vary depending on showtime
BU Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue/Avenue of the Arts
The Huntington Theatre Company presents a witty and hilarious Chekhovian “mashup.” In this Tony Award-winning Broadway show, directed by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia’s quiet life is hilariously turned upside-down when their glamorous movie star sister visits for the weekend with her boyfriend. For more information, showtimes, and ticket availability, please click here.
Andris Nelsons: A Multi-media Exhibit at Symphony Hall
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays / 10am-5pm (and before evening concerts) until January 30th
Entrance through the Cohen Wing on Huntington Avenue /// free and open to the public!
A multi-media display installed in Symphony Hall provides BSO fans with a kaleidoscope of information about new BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons including a state-of-the-art hologram featuring the Maestro!
Petrochemical America: Project Room
January 15th - March 15th / Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm /// free admission
Gallery 360 (located in the Ell Building), 360 Huntington Avenue
This exhibition brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New Orleans—a place that first garnered attention as “Cancer Alley” because of unusually high reports of cancer and other diseases in the area. Petrochemical America represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. Click here for more information about this exhibition.
The Huntington Theatre Company presents: The Second Girl
Tuesday – Sunday (January 16th through February 21st) various times /// tickets vary
Calderwood 
Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, South End
The world premier of Ronan Noone’s (Huntington Playwriting Fellow) story of two immigrant Irish servant girls coming to America and finding love and a sense of belonging. For more information about this production, a full list of showtimes, and ticket availability, please click here. _________________________ FRIDAY JANUARY 16TH
Andris Nelsons Conducts Mozart and Bruckner
January 16th  /  1:30pm  /// tickets $36-$135
Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue
German piano soloist Lars Vogt joins BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and the BSO for a performance of Mozart’s Romantic C minor piano concerto and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. Check the BSO website for information about tickets and showtimes. SATURDAY JANUARY 17TH 
Andris Nelsons Conducts Mozart and Bruckner
January 17th  /  8:00pm  /// tickets $45-$165
Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue
German piano soloist Lars Vogt joins BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and the BSO for a performance of Mozart’s Romantic C minor piano concerto and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. Check the BSO website for information about tickets and showtimes.
Northeastern Center for the Arts Presents: Vicky Chow
January 17th / 8:00pm /// free admission
Northeastern’s Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephens St
Northeastern Center for the Arts presents Vicky Chow, a young, rising star in music. Chow, a Canadian pianist, plays in New York based group Bang on a Can All-Stars and New Music Detroit, and she is also a founding member of X88 and Grand Band. In addition to an impressive performance career, Chow also produces and curates a music series called “Contagious Sounds.” She will present a program of contemporary pieces for her Northeastern performance. Click here for more details. MONDAY JANUARY 19TH:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Open House @ The MFA
January 19th / 10am-4:45pm /// free admission all day!
465 Huntington Avenue
The MFA is open and free to the public on January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In addition to the exciting exhibitions on view, the museum will be offering gallery tours, spotlight talks, art-making activities, live performances, and much more! For a full list of all offerings, click here. 
Boston Children’s Chorus 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert
January 19th / 7:00pm /// tickets are from $25-$45
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
The Boston Children’s Chorus performs their annual concert to pay musical tribute to the legend of Martin Luther King Jr. Dom Flemons, founding member of Grammy-winning band Carolina Chocolate Drops, will join the BCC along with other special guests.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. TUESDAY JANUARY 20TH
RHETT PRICE / SKYLER / MAX DVORAK
January 20th / 8:00 p.m. /// tickets are $12
Berklee College of Music, Cafe 939, 939 Boylston Street
Youtube sensation Rhett Price (famous for fantastically reinterpreting Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”), will be performing on Jan 20th. He will be releasing his first full-length album this month and joins Berklee alum Skyler and Wisconsin-born singer-songwriter Max Dvorak for this awesome performance at Café 939. Visit the Berklee website for information or to purchase tickets. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21ST
Grupo Ôctôcô
January 21st / 7:30 p.m. /// free admission
Berklee College of Music, David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street
Grupo Ôctôcô, eight dazzling young musicians from São Paulo, Brazil, will present a concert that explores a new and unique approach to instrumental music from Brazil for woodwinds, brass, piano, and a rhythm section. Come and hear their contemporary arrangements of works by old and unknown composers such as Elpídeo dos Santos and others from the Império Serrano Samba School, along with original compositions. Click here for more information. SATURDAY JANUARY 24TH
Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachuestts Women in the First World War
FINAL DAY / 10am – 4pm /// free admission
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street
 
SAM HAIMAN BAND / THE INTERLOPERS / DSJR
January 24 / 8:00 p.m. /// tickets are $15
Berklee College of Music, Cafe 939, 939 Boylston Street
Berklee welcomes alumnae: The Sam Haiman Band—a mix of Asbury rock, folk, and Texas Blues—to perform along with The Interlopers and David Stewart Jr. for a diverse and fun show! Visit the Berklee website for more information about this performance. SUNDAY JANUARY 25TH
Sunday Concert Series at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Claremont Trio
January 25 / 1:30pm /// tickets $12-$27 (includes museum admission)
25 Evans Way
The Isabella Stewart Gardner presents the Claremont Trio, who will perform pieces by Brahms, Donald Crocket, and Faure as part of the Gardner's Sunday Concert Series. For more information about the Claremont Trio or to purchase tickets to the event, click here. MONDAY JANUARY 26TH
Color Fields
January 26 (through March 8th) / Mon thru Sat 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Wed 12:00pm - 8:00pm /// free admission
Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Stephen D. Paine Gallery / 621 Huntington Avenue
Art historians have conventionally posited line above color. Drawing is often seen as rational and structured whereas color is about emotion and expression. Indeed, if something "colors your judgment," you have lost your objectivity and cannot be relied upon. Yet without color our surroundings would not only be devoid of the transcendent and the ecstatic, but would also lose much of their symbolic and cultural meanings. They would be colorless. Inspired by the eponymous movement, Color Fields is a multidisciplinary exploration and vibrant celebration of color. For more information, click here.
Music For Food
January 26th / 7:00pm /// suggested donation $10-$25
New England Conservatory’s Brown Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue
Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief founded in 2010. Concerts raise funds and resources to foster awareness and fight against hunger, empowering all musicians who wish to use their artistry to further social justice. This concert will feature pieces by Harbison, Beglarian, and Mendelssohn. Click here for more information. TUESDAY JANUARY 27TH
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
January 27th / 8:00pm /// tickets are $25 - $80
Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue
The BSO presents a multimedia concert-drama that combines the music of Verdi with videos and narration. The performance tells the story of Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) who performed the celebrated Verdi Requiem during the Holocaust. Be sure to reserve tickets for this unique and moving performance! Visit the BSO website for more information or to purchase tickets. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28TH
An Evening with Patty Larkin
January 28th / 7:00pm-8:00pm /// tickets are $16-$20
MFA’s Harry & Mildred Remis Auditorium (161), 465 Huntington Ave
Patty Larkin is one of Boston’s most esteemed folk musicians and has performed at the MFA on over 20 occasions. She returns to the MFA for an interview with Anthony Brooks (Radio Boston cohost) to discuss her childhood in Wisconsin, education at Berklee, and celebrated musical career. Visit the MFA website to purchase tickets to this unique interview. THURSDAY JANUARY 29TH
Andris Nelsons: A Multi-media Exhibit at Symphony Hall
FINAL DAY / 10am-5pm /// free and open to the public!
Entrance through the Cohen Wing on Huntington Avenue 
FRIDAY JANUARY 30TH
Pinocchio @ The Wheelock Family Theatre
Friday January 30th / 7:30pm /// tickets are $15-$30
Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway
An original adaptation influenced by Japanese traditions of Kabuki, Noh, and Bunraku puppetry, Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Mystical creatures, live musicians, and gymnastic choreography make the magical transformation of an animated puppet to a real boy, a dynamic and deeply moving experience. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. SATURDAY JANUARY 31ST
Open Studio: Sculpture Lab @ The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
January 31st / 11:00am /// free with museum admission
25 Evans Way
The ISGM invites visitors to tap into their creative side by dropping by the sculpture lab and exploring how artists turn sketches into sculptures. A great activity for all ages and a great way to enhance your museum experience. Click here for more information.
Pinocchio @ The Wheelock Family Theatre
January 31st / 3:00pm /// tickets are $15-$30
Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway
An original adaptation influenced by Japanese traditions of Kabuki, Noh, and Bunraku puppetry, Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Mystical creatures, live musicians, and gymnastic choreography make the magical transformation of an animated puppet to a real boy, a dynamic and deeply moving experience. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.