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Lantern festival

The fifth annual Lantern Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Boston’s Chinatown at the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

The day of fun will include arts and crafts, games and mooncake sampling (from 2 to 3 p.m.) to kick off the celebrations for the traditional autumn festival. There will also be a showcase of various traditional Chinese performances at the main stage, including lion dances, Chinese folk dances, martial arts demonstrations, tai chi and more. Food vendors will be available.

Admission is free.

Chinatown Main Street, the Department of Arts and Tourism and the Kennedy Greenway Conservancy are hosting the festival.

For more details, visit

Music festival

KickBack Boston will present the One Day Only Fest from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square.

KickBack Boston’s mission is to create music-centered experiences that welcome and embrace the city’s very own range of diverse cultural currency. This one-day music fest will feature a rotation of music genres from critically acclaimed DJs.

Tickets are $15 and are available at

Staged reading

The Fort Point Theatre Channel will present a staged reading of “Requiem” by Hanoch Levin, translated by Lee Nishri-Howitt and Leland Fankel, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center St.

“Requiem” is the final masterwork of Israeli playwright Levin, artfully woven from three short stories by Anton Chekov. It is directed by Caley Chase with original music by Jonah Godfrey.

Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-750-8900 for further information.

Townshend Acts explored

The Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St., will present “Tyranny Unmasked: The Townsend Acts in Britain, Ireland and America” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

The Townshend Acts of 1767 and 1768 marked a radical phase in the crisis that eventually destroyed Britain’s American empire. Eliga Gould of the University of New Hampshire will share the fascinating story of this transformation, as it appeared to Bostonians and from the standpoint of those on the far shores of the Atlantic.

Admission is free.

This lecture is presented as part of the Paul Revere House Lecture Series.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-482- 6439.

Cooking for kids

The Chinatown Branch Library, 2 Boylston St., will host “Cooking With Miss Debbie” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Miss Debbie of Kidz Cooking will reads a story and teach kids how to make a delicious meal from scratch. Little ones will develop math, reading, science and nutritional skills, while working cooperatively with others.

This free program is suited for children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Space is limited.

To register, call 617-807-8176 in advance.

Experience Chinatown

The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center will host “Experience Chinatown” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and “Experience Chinatown After Dark” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St.

The community can celebrate the rich cultural fabric of Boston Chinatown through free music and dance performances, familyfriendly workshops and pop-up happenings at three locations: Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St., One Greenway Park, 66 Hudson St., and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Chinatown Park, Beach Street.

Festivities will include dance troupe performances, art making, dance fitness, Japanese Taiko drumming, henna tattoos, Chinese lion dances, a performance by musicians from the Community Music Center of Boston, storytelling, films and more.

The Pao Arts Center will transforms into the place to be “After Dark” with multimedia, jazz and folk performances by the newest Asian American artists, including Brenda Lau, Anju Madhok, Jennifer Lin, Rex Mac and Awaaz Do. Attendees will also be the first to see “With/Out Water,” a series of multiple video projections about environmental awareness and climate displacement, premiering outside at One Greenway Park.

Tickets to the evening program are $30 and include one drink and light refreshments. A cash bar will be available. This event is for those 18 and older.

For more information, call 617-625-5129 or visit

Shopping extravaganza

“Shop American” will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30 at The Innovation and Design Building, One Design Center Place and 21-23-25 Drydock Ave.

Attendees can shop from 50 vendors selling American-made goods at the American Field market at The Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport neighborhood.

Visit for further details.

Textile exhibitions

The Societies of Arts and Crafts is displaying “Infinite Vibration,” works by Niho Kozuru, and “Landscapes, Crafted” at the Society of Arts and Crafts, 100 Pier 4 Blvd.

Kozuru’s buzzing resin sculptures and wall pieces feature layers of visual intrigue created by glossy materials and high-key color. This exhibit is open through Sept. 29.

“Landscapes, Crafted,” guest curated by Luiza deCamargo, presents an exploration of the land by five craftspeople: Kathryn Clark, Kat Cole, Josh Copus, Peter Houk and Tania Larsson. Each of these artists responds to landscape – natural, built and social – and the intersections of people and the world around us. This exhibit closes on Oct. 27.

Visit or call 617- 266-1810 for more information.

Carousel is open

The Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy’s Greenway carousel is open daily at 11 a.m. until Oct. 8 and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays through December.

This one-of-a-kind carousel features animals native to Boston such as lobster, cod, fox, squirrel, grasshopper, peregrine falcon, turtle, oarfish, whale, rabbit, harbor seal and more. It was designed to be accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities.

Rides are $3 each or $25 for a book of 10. Visit for more information.

Made in Fort Point

The Made in Fort Point store at 315 A St. is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The store sells and exhibits art, craft and design of more than 75 Fort Point Arts Community members and hosts special events and community meetings. Visitors can find paintings, jewelry, prints, photography, ceramics, furniture, lighting, artists’ books, wearables, greeting cards and more, all made by local artists.

Call 617-423-1100 or visit for more information.