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Local art sale

 

The South Boston Art Association will hold an art lover’s sale from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11 at the Arts Around the Corner Gallery, 317 East St.

 

There will be a 10 percent discount for artworks priced over $50. Exhibiting artists will include Evie Johnson, Joanie Miller, Anne Roper, Bill Frew, Joe Kerbartis, Tom Steiner Pat Steiner, Dan McCole, Deb Putnam, Judith Sweeney, Tommy Cherry, Maureen Murphy, Ann Marie Collins, Paul Christian, Janette Chaparro and Nancy Maggs.

 

Further information can be found at www.southbostonartsassoc.org.

 

Sundance film shorts

 

Short films from the Sundance Film Festival will be screened at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. The program will feature seven films that received awards at the festival, widely considered the premiere showcase for short films and the launch pad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers.

 

Featuring fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the program includes styles from comedy to quiet poetry.

 

Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 617-478-3103 or visit www.icaboston.org for more details.

 

Art talk

 

The South Boston Art Association will host its next meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Laboure Center, 275 West Broadway.

 

The meeting at 9 a.m. will be for board members only. The program will be opened to the public at 10 a.m. when they will be able to hear guest speakers Glenn and Janice Williams. Glenn is a TV and radio host, art teacher and artist. Janice is a TV producer, writer and artist. They are co-founders of the “It’s All About Arts” TV show; Roslindale Arts Alliance; Roslindale Open Studios; Roslindale Open Porch and the RAA Youth Scholarship Fund.

 

Visit www.southbostonartsassoc.org for more information.

 

Art documentaries

 

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will screen a feature length documentary at 1 p.m. on Sundays during February.

 

The documentaries will showcase the life and work of an artist whose work lies on the periphery of the often-insular “art world. Featured will be “The Art Life: David Lynch” on Feb. 11; “Never Sorry: Art of Ai Weiwei” on Feb. 18; and “Bill Cunningham: New York” on Feb. 25.

 

Artist Rosamond Purcell will be in attendance on Feb. 4 and take questions after the screening.

 

The films are free with museum admission. Further information is available at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3100.

 

Introduction to e-books

 

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host a free technology workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12.

 

This class will be an introduction to the library’s collection of e-books, audiobooks, movies, television and music. Patrons should bring their own devices or use one of the library computers.

 

For further details, call 617-268-0180.

 

Starring Roz Russell

 

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, is screening a series of films starring Hollywood legend Rosalind Russell from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during February.

 

The series will include four films from Hollywood’s Golden Age that showcase Russell’s versatility in both comedic and dramatic roles. Featured will “Man-Proof” co-starring Walter Pidgeon on Feb. 13; “The Guilt of Janet Ames” with Melvyn Douglas on Feb. 20; and “Tell It to the Judge” co-starring Gig Young on Feb. 27.

 

Admission is free. For more details, call 617-268-0180.

 

Book sale

 

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host the “Out of This World” book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17.

 

The Friends of the South Boston Branch will celebrate the anniversary of John Glenn’s historic orbit of the earth on Feb. 20, 1962 with a used book sale. There will be a large assortment of adult and children’s books, audio books, CDs, DVDs and more at low prices. All proceeds will benefit the community programming of the branch.

 

Call 617-268-0180 for further details.

 

Wine expo

 

The 27th annual Boston Wine Expo will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd.

 

Events include the grand tasting of more than 1,800 wines, cooking demonstrations and samplings with 20 celebrity chefs, guided tastings and seminars, silent auctions and meet-and- greet with the winemakers. The celebrity chefs will include Ming Tsai, Barbara Lynch, Nick Foley and many others.

 

The beneficiary of this expo will be the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center’s summer camp program for children with disabilities.

 

For more information, visit www.seaportboston.com or call 877-946-3976.

 

Oscar nominees

 

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host the 13th annual screening of Academy Award nominated short films at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18.

 

The ICA will present the nominated short films, featuring live action, animated and documentary films. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 members and students.

 

Call 617-478-3103 or visit www.icaboston.org for more information.

 

Free day at the museum

 

In honor of President’s Day, the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is offering free admission for all on Monday, Feb. 19.

 

Visitors can check out the new exhibitions: “Art in the Age of the Internet;” a short film and Venice Biennale standout by artist Steve McQueen makes its U.S. debut; “New Acquisitions;” Nicholas Nixon’s “Persistence of Vision;” and “Liquidity Inc.” by Hito Steyeri.

 

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

 

Island stewardship

 

The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 on Peddocks Island. The boat will depart from the Perry Center, Long Wharf North.

 

Volunteers will join other park stewards to help maintain and enhance the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. They will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology, natural history and cultural significance of landscapes in the park as they work side by side to improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands. Participants should dress appropriately in layers for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Tools will be provided.

 

To register, visit www.bostonharborislands.org  or call 617-283-3111.