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‘Salute to Vienna’

The “Salute to Vienna” New Year’s Concert will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.

Some of Europe’s finest singers, ballroom dancers, and members of prestigious ballet companies will waltz into Boston with “Salute to Vienna” New Year’s Concert. Filled with lively selections from beloved operettas and uplifting overtures, “Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert” will transport you to the most musical city in the world for an afternoon and bring a smile to your face as you ring in the New Year at Symphony Hall.

Visit for tickets ($12 to $60) and other information.

‘Supplying Slavery’

Peter Pellizzari (Harvard University) will present “Supplying Slavery: Jamaica and British Imperial Trade, 1752-1769” from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St.

Historians have long understood the economic importance of Jamaica to the eighteenth- century British empire, but the vast profits that the island’s sugar-slave complexes produced could only have existed with the supplies and provisions provided by mainland colonists in North America. Newly collected data from nearly 10,000 British naval office shipping lists for Kingston, Jamaica provide a re-assessment of the size, nature, and value of this trade. The shipping lists reveal not only how deeply committed the mainland was to supplying Jamaican slavery, but also suggests that we reconsider the island as a powerful regional hub within the larger British Atlantic economy, one in which North America figured as an important hinterland.

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Film Screening: ‘Respect and LOVE’

The screening of “Respect and LOVE” followed by a Q&A with the director, Angelique Webster will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 220 Decker Hall, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave.

In this documentary short, the filmmaker engages her mother in a frank conversation about past sexual abuse by a priest, getting to know her better in the process, and beginning to reimagine their relationship. Together they present an unvarnished take on sexual abuse litigation from the plaintiff’s perspective, noting how our justice system did and did not serve them, in addition to illustrating the ways in which telling their story together has freed each of them from a measure of trauma.

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MFA Playdates: ‘Sculpture’

MFA Playdates: “Sculpture” will be held from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6 and Saturday, Jan. 18 at Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

Themed sensory-friendly tours, art activities and story time are designed for children, ages 2 through 4, free with admission.

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Chair Yoga

The Boston Parks and Recreation will host a family-friendly Chair Yoga class as part of the Winter Fitness Series at 10 a.m. on Thursdays from Jan. 9 through April 30 at the Morville House at Symphony Park, 39 Edgerly Rd.

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the floor while using the chair for support.

Visit or phone 617-534- 2355 for other information.

‘Braveheart: Storytelling from a Soulful Place’

“Braveheart: Storytelling from a Soulful Place” will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 in Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way.

Being a woman/womyn is multi-disciplinary – requiring different roles to be adopted and hats to be worn each day. From mother and wife, to businesswoman and philanthropist, Isabella’s story and her Museum have provided multiple perspectives on the world in which we live today and imagine in the future. Listen to the interconnecting stories of women/womyn poets and storytellers from across different generations and geographics who share and describe their journeys of being a woman/womyn.

Visit for tickets ($0 to $15) and other information.

‘FIRE! Voices of the Boston Massacre’

“FIRE! Voices of the Boston Massacre” Gallery Talk will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St.

Peter Drummey, the Stephen T. Riley Librarian at MHS, will walk visitors through the exhibition of the Boston Massacre, which explores and interprets the events of March 5, 1770. He will highlight some of the archival material found in the MHS collection.

The Exhibition will be on view through June 30.

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Namaste Saturday

Namaste Saturday will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.

Come see the MFA in a new light, with a one-of-a-kind experience of a morning yoga practice in the soaring glass Shapiro Family Courtyard, before the Museum opens for the day.

Yogis are encouraged to bring their mats, build friendships, and feel the energy of the art that surrounds you.

After class, explore the galleries, visit that exhibition you’ve been meaning to catch, or grab a post-workout cup of coffee in the New American Café.

Visit for required tickets: Nonmembers $25; Members free.

Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall

The Boston Symphony Chamber Players concert series will take place at 3 p.m. on Jan. 19, Mar. 22 and Apr. 26 at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

More information and tickets may be found at

Ice Skating at the Rink at 401 Park

Fenway’s new 6,000-square-foot, outdoor ice rink at 401 Park, sponsored by REI, will give families and friend, neighbors and colleagues, a spot to get outside and get active all season long.

Visit to learn more about hours of operation and prices and special events such as skating lessons and themed-nights.

Social Dance

Social Dance will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St. (entrance on Jersey Street).

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‘Born This Way’

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will present the world premiere of “A Peacock Amongst Pigeons” at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St. from Mar. 14 and Mar. 15.

With vibrant costumes, animation and an original score from a Broadway composer, the award-winning story teaches the importance of celebrating our differences and learning to love the feathers we live in. The second act showcases music and stories that rejoice in how we are “Born This Way.”

Ticket Sales (for 21+) are now on sale for these fun, festive – and always a little risqué – fabulous nights out. Visit for show times, other details and tickets.

Yoga – Form, Function & Flow

Yoga – Form, Function & Flow is held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St. (entrance on Jersey Street).

Form, Function & Flow begins with 45 minutes of vinyasa-inspired flow to prepare you for 15 minutes of guided meditation. This class is designed for beginner-intermediate level participants, although all levels are welcome.

FCC has a limited supply of yoga mats; bring your own mat if you have one. General Admission is $10; Members are free.

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Little Hands Art

Little Hands Art will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St. (entrance on Jersey Street).

These early art experiences are designed for babies and toddlers.

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