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College night

 

The Frog Pond on Boston Common will host College Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

 

College students can show their I.D. and get half price admission. Students from UMass, Babson College and Framingham State University will be admitted free of charge. They can bring their own skates or rent them for $12.

 

For more information, call 617-635-2120 or visit www.bostonfrogpond.com.

 

Three notables

 

The Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., will host an up close tour of three notable New Englanders at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

 

Docent Susan Ostberg will lead a discussion around John Adams, Nancy Graves Cabot and Thomas Handasyd Perkins and the complex social and historical questions they raise.

 

 Reservations are recommended, as space is limited, at www.bostonathenaeum.org or by calling 617-227-0270.

 

Starring Michael Douglas

 

The West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St., will screen movies starring Hollywood icon Michael Douglas from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 23 and 30.

 

Films will include the drama “Wonder Boys” with Tobey Maguire on Jan. 23; and the Academy Award-winning drama “Traffic” costarring Best Supporting Actor Benicio Del Toro, the following week.

 

For more information, call 617-523-3957.

 

Craftsmanship and wisdom

 

Miguel Gomez-Ibanez will be the guest speaker at the Thursday Night Gathering at King’s Chapel Parish House, 64 Beacon St., at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.

 

Gomez-Ibanez is a former architect and president of the North Bennet Street School. He will share his experiences on craftsmanship and wisdom and the relationship of manual crafts to intellectual development and wellbeing. He will also show examples of his own work as a furniture maker that has been exhibited throughout New England and discuss lessons learned as a leader in education and craftsmanship.

 

This free event is open to the public.

 

RSVP to Gretchen@kings-chapel.org. Call 617-227- 2155 for more information.

 

New paintings on display

 

The Art Gallery at Suffolk University, Sawyer Building, 8 Ashburton Place, is displaying “Material Matters,” artwork by five Boston area artists, now until Jan. 22.

 

The exhibit features work by Lavaughan Jenkins, Julie S. Graham, K.T. Lane, Josh Jefferson and Destiny Palmer and ex plores the physicality of paint as an imperative, a rationale for the process and its conclusion. The works shown are compelling both individually and collectively, as each artist has a different relationship with that conversation and with the material itself.

 

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

 

Further information can be found online at www.suffolk.edu/nesad/gallery or by calling 617-573-8785.