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Winter panto


Resident company imaginary beasts will present its annual winter panto, “Paul Bunyan and the Winter of the Blue Snow,” from Jan. 19 through Feb. 10 at the Charlestown Working Theatre, 442 Bunker Hill St.


In this new production, young Paul Bunyan sets out on his search for the fabled Candy Mountains. An encounter with the Spirit of the Blue Moon introduces him to a crew of misfit companions, including the fabled Babe, the Blue Ox and the trusty dog Niagara. Icy King Zero, determined to diminish Paul’s legend and do away with spring, sets up obstacles for the heroes. Paul and his friends must foil King Zero’s plans, or endure an everlasting winter.


Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.


There will also be a show at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2.


Tickets are $24 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $12 for children, ages 12 and under.


Visit or call 617-242-3285 for more information and to purchase tickets.


Sea chanteys


The USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, will host the Chantey Sing! sing-along of chanteys and maritime songs from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21.


The Northeast Chantey Sing will host an afternoon of contemporary and historic maritime music that tells of the history of battles, the mystery and science of the weather and the romance of family and patriotism that spurred a sailor out to sea. Between songs, visitors can check out the 1812 Discovery Center and its exhibits, games and interactive programming.


The program is presented in cooperation with the Boston National Historical Park and Northeast (and MIT) Chantey Sing.


Call 617-426-1812 or visit for more information.



Cambodian ceramics


Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., is displaying “One Artist’s Journey: Reclaiming the Lost Tradition of Cambodian Ceramics,” works by Yary Livan, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Mary L. Fifield Gallery.


Livan is a surviving master of traditional Cambodian ceramics and kiln building, which date back to the sixth century. His work draws on a rich heritage including influences from ancient imperial Khmer kiln sites such as Angkor Wat, and incorporates traditional Cambodian imagery and relief carving. His ceramic pieces are highly regarded for their historical integrity and artistic merit and have been displayed in exhibits throughout the U.S. and Cambodia.


Livan is recognized as one of only three master ceramists to have survived the genocide of the Pol Pot regime, and is the only one known to be living in the United States.  He has led numerous workshops, completed a three-year residency with Harvard University and taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. As a NEA National Heritage Fellow, he continues to teach and exhibit regionally, nationally and internationally. 


Call 617-228-2093 or visit for more information.