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Animation film festival


The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host the Ottawa International Animation Festival at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20.


This program will showcase audience favorites and award winners from the 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival competition.


This year’s selection includes films that test our understanding of our relationship to ourselves, parents, partners and even the planet. Founded in 1976 at the Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, the Ottawa International Animation Festival is the oldest and largest animation event in the Americas.


Admission is $5 for members and students and $10 for non-members.


Visit or call 617-478- 3103 for a complete listing of films and show times.





Free day at the museum


In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is offering free admission for all from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21.


Visitors can check out three new exhibitions: William Forsythe’s “Choreographic Objects,” works by Nina Chanel Abney, the last day of Jason Moran’s exhibition and “Entangled in the Everyday,” as well as the museum’s new acquisitions. There will also be special art-making programs for children from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Timed tickets will be required.


Further information is available at or by calling 617-478- 3103.



Memorial breakfast


The 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial breakfast will be held at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St.


The program will feature delicious food, live gospel music and a diverse gathering of people, including business, civic and religious leaders from across the state.


Invited speakers include Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Sheyann Webb-Christburg, Dr. King’s “Smallest Freedom Fighter,” will give the keynote address.


Proceeds from the breakfast will fund scholarships and community programs of the Union United Methodist Church and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church.


Visit for more details and to purchase tickets