Events INSIDER: Jan 6-13, 2015

Giveaways and Features
Win: Alice in Wonderland
Want a pair of tickets to see Alice in Wonderland at the Regent Theatre on January 7th for free? Email for your chance to win. Win: Alice in WonderlandThe Regent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Win: Two Pairs of Tix Bill Bellamy at the Wilbur
Email for a chance to win a pair ot tickets to see Bill Bellamy live at the Wilbur on 1/10! Win: Two Pairs of Tix Bill Bellamy at the WilburThe Wilbur Boston, MA, .
Johnnys Picks
International Folk Dancing for Everyone
MIT has a folk dancing club. You read that right. The smartest people in the country also have coordination, AND dancing talent. Meanwhile I still trip myself up on the Eyyyy Marcarina! part of the…well you know the song. Yeesh, some people have all the luck. International Folk Dancing for EveryoneStratton Student Center, Building W20 Cambridge, MA, .
24 Hour Show
Its a college drama staple: The 24 hour play! Yep, a group of actors write, direct, and perform an original short play in 24 hours. See how they fared at 8pm. 24 Hour ShowMezzanine Lounge Cambridge, MA, .
Boston No Pants Ride
Every year the pranksters in Boston (and New York) ride the subway with only their underwear. These are the guys who unleashed fifty people in blue shirts and khakis into a Best Buy, for the record. Regarding this, Ive seen it and its a pretty awesome stunt unless youre trying to get off the subway with groceries. They meet at the South Station subway stop, outside on the street level. Boston No Pants RideSouth Station Boston, MA, .
MIT IAP (Independent Activities Period)
The school that never sleeps, MIT, holds a month of creative classes, lectures, and special events. Almost all of these are just for the MIT community or fully registered by now (I checked), but click through to see if anything is available that might catch your fancy! MIT IAP (Independent Activities Period)MIT Cambridge, MA, .
Full Moon Snowshoe Walk
Explore Laconia by snowshoe under the light of a full moon. Bundle up and enjoy the scenery! Full Moon Snowshoe Walk Laconia, NH, .
Old Newbury Bonfire
Another Christmas tree bonfire! This one is north of Boston, and has a little more to offer: tour this historic home, enjoy cider and donuts, and more! Old Newbury BonfireSpencer-Peirce-Little Farm Newbury, MA, .
Christmas Tree Bonfire
Salems residents will burn their holiday trees in a huge bonfire without a single falsely accused witch in sight! Progressive! It will smell great and the pine sap tends to pop, too! Christmas Tree BonfireDead Horse Beach at Salem Willows Salem, MA, .
Full Moon Trek & Bonfire
Enjoy an adults-only one-and-a-half hour hike that includes Native American traditions pertaining to moonlight, a wine tasting, and the quintessentially American tradition of lighting things on fire for our entertainment (and warmth). Full Moon Trek & BonfireHilltop Orchards Richmond, MA, .
Also Fun
Winter Trails Day
Theres one more holiday to go folks. Happy Winter Trails day! Winter Trails Day takes place all across New England, wherever there is snow. You can find free snowshoeing and free cross-country skiing anywhere theres snow and trails! Winter Trails Day All Over, , .
Israeli Folk Dancing
Contra dances are popular around town, but I dont see many opportunities to learn Israeli dances. Try it out at 9pm. Israeli Folk DancingMIT Cambridge, MA, .
Winter Sing for Twelfth Night
Eat, sing, mingle, and be merry at this Winter Sing event. Bring a song, sing along, or just enjoy! Winter Sing for Twelfth NightArts at the Armory Caf Somerville, MA, .
Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert
Whether or not your team has been burned by the hot stove of baseballs offseason, this sports-backed concert helps put kids in college through scholarship programs. Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit ConcertParadise Rock Club Boston, MA, .
Otto Piene & Electronic Art Opening Reception
Otto Piene, the father of Sky Art is memorialized in this showing of interesting and engaging electronic art! Otto Piene & Electronic Art Opening ReceptionBoston Cyberarts Gallery Jamaica Plain, MA, .
Harvard Squares Winter Carnival
Harvard Squares Winter Carnival is back for its seventh year, for the next two months! Check for event details online. Harvard Squares Winter CarnivalHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Urban Ceilidh Dance Party at @ The Atrium @ 8pm
A ceilidh (pronounced like Kaylee) is a Gaelic social gathering with music and dance. In other words, this is an Irish contra dance event! Boston Urban Ceilidh Dance Party at @ The Atrium @ 8pmThe Atrium Cambridge, MA, .
Fetes De Rois (Feast of the Kings)
This centuries old French tradition is basically a party for kids, and theyll have a cake or galette (which is not where The Patriots play), and lots of French culture. Theres limited space, so RSVP, sil vous plait. Fetes De Rois (Feast of the Kings)The French Library and Cultural Center Boston, MA, .
1890s Dance Class
Forget partying like its 1999, at this class, pick up some 1890s dance grooves! This is in preparation for a historical dance later this month. 1890s Dance ClassAcrobatic Rock and Roll Academy of Boston Waltham, MA, .
Passims BCMFest
There will be more than 100 performers at this huge Celtic music and culture event! Passims BCMFestStudio Cinema Cambridge, MA, .
Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Basing a murder mystery on a Sherlock Holmes story is a promising start for this one night only scavenger hunt! Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger HuntThe Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, .
Reading & Book Signing
Peter Shapiro discusses and signs copies of his book, Ghosts on the Red Line. Dont be scared if you take the Red Line home! Reading & Book SigningBook Ends Winchester, MA, .
Intro to Contra Dancing, with Live Folk Music
Theres more going on at MIT this January besides folk/contra dancing. I just really like contra dancing. This one has a live band (which you can join, if you play!) so thats different. Intro to Contra Dancing, with Live Folk MusicMIT student center 491 Cambridge, MA, .
Trash Can Drumming
Banging on a Trashcan is not just for Nickelodeons Doug anymore, as a special performance / workshop for aspiring trashcan drummers comes to MIT. Trash Can DrummingMIT W20 Basement Conference Room (W20-027) Cambridge, MA, .
Colonial Classic Synchronized Skating Competition
A synchronized skating competition in Lowell will dazzle you. I promise it. Seeing people moving in unison is great as is, but imagine doing it on skates! Thats *really* hard to do, folks! Even better, this is a three day competition, so you know youre getting the A game from the skaters! Colonial Classic Synchronized Skating CompetitionUMass Lowell Tsongas Center Lowell, MA, .
A Night with Frank and Jack
Id be more into the Sinatra tunes than the Jack Daniels sampling at this event, but whatever floats your boat… A Night with Frank and JackLongfellows Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA, .
Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour
Assuming there is snow, snowshoe around this great sculpture park and enjoy the sights! Sculpture Park Snowshoe TourdeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln, MA, .
Winterfest Weekends at Fruitlands Museum
The Fruitlands museum, Candy Lands healthier, slimmer, cousin, has a slope called the OMG Hill during its Winterfest festival! I mean, its not really a festival if it lasts until spring, but theyll have bonfires, sledding, ice skating, and snowshoeing, every weekend. It would be a good idea to call ahead, since there may be last-minute cancellations due to the weather. Winterfest Weekends at Fruitlands MuseumFruitlands Museum Harvard, MA, .
Providence Restaurant Week
Head to Rhode Island for its Restaurant Week, with delectable and delicious deals in over a dozen restaurants, including 2 for 1 specials, and discounted prices on three course meals! This is running until the 24th, so get there sooner rather than later! Providence Restaurant Week Providence, RI, .
Winter Wonder Days at the Roger Williams Park Zoo
Nothing to do? How about the zoo? Roger Williams Park offers half price admission January through February thanks to its Winter Wonder Days promotion. Winter Wonder Days at the Roger Williams Park Zoo Providence, RI, .
Watercolors in Nature
Do you like to paint? Why not try this watercolor class at the Audubon? Youll need some instruction- watercolors are tricky and one wrong dab can turn those beautiful blues and yellows and reds a mucky yucky brown! Watercolors in NatureMass Audubons Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary Natick, MA, .
Plymouth Farmers Market
Farmers markets are the new in thing for a good reason: You support local farmers and get fantastic fresh food in return! Ive never been to a Native American one, though. Looks highly promising. 2:30-6:30pm. Plymouth Farmers MarketPlimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA, .
A Shire Twelfth Night
All the revelry you can handle is at this Shire Twelfth Night, held on the tenth of January in Fairhaven. Games, food, drink, more! A Shire Twelfth NightUnitarian church Fairhaven, MA, .
Moonlight Syrup-on-Snow Snowshoe Hike
This two hour nighttime snowshoe hike is worth it, with views of Peaked Mountain under moonlight. Plus, if any has freshly fallen, there will be syrup-on-snow! Moonlight Syrup-on-Snow Snowshoe HikePeaked Mountain Monson, MA, .
The Edwards Twins
These twins claim to look and sound like over 100 superstars! See for yourself this weekend at the Stoneham Theatre. The Edwards TwinsStoneham Theatre Stoneham, MA, .
Measure for Measure
This award-winning company is bringing Shakespeares classic Measure for Measure to Cambridge through February. Measure for MeasureMulticultural Arts Center Cambridge, MA, .
A Future Perfect
Examine the modern family experience in this tale of two couples on the cusp of change in A Future Perfect. A Future PerfectSouth End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
This Sci-fi thriller pits a mother against the end of the world AND the end of her world. ChalkBoston Playwrights Theatre. Boston, MA, .
Lose your BLUES!
Check your winter blues at the door and enjoy this uplifting and beautiful harp performance. Lose your BLUES!The Center for Arts in Natick Natick, MA, .
Activism, journalism, and hacking collide in this modern conversation about the nature of privacy. MuckrakersArsenal Center for the Arts Watertown, MA, .
Mashpee Plays Together: An Evening of Art & Music
Childhood thrives on the playground, and this Mashpee event will featuring live music and other performances, as well as surprise guests supports Mashpees goal of building a new one… with theraputic qualities! Mashpee Plays Together: An Evening of Art & MusicCotuit Center for the Arts Cotuit, MA, .
The Best Brothers
What makes these two siblings the best? Find out in this performance of The Best Brothers in Lowell. The Best BrothersMerrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell, MA, .
Perpetual Motion Performance
Did you know the Peabody Essex Museum has a Composer-in-Residence? Come hear his new piano piece this weekend! Perpetual Motion PerformanceThe Peabody Essex Museums Morse Auditorium Salem, MA, .
A Date With Kate: An Intimate Evening With Katharine Hepburn
After wowing audiences as Liza Minelli and Judy Garland, Peter Mac takes on the legend herself, Kate Hepburn. A Date With Kate: An Intimate Evening With Katharine HepburnOpus Salem, MA, .
24-hour Play Festival
A 24 hour play festival is actually a little misleading – theres actually only 6 plays performed in about a 2-3 hour period. The 24 hour part comes from the writers, producers, and actors who are up from midnight to midnight writing and rehearsing them. Wanna see what a play finalized at 3am looks like? Check it out in Wakefield, RI. 24-hour Play FestivalThe South Kingstown High School Auditorium Wakefield, RI, .
Snowshoe Adventure Hikes
Theres low intensity and high intensity snowshoe walks happening in Laconia this January, which combines frigid temperatures with…sweating. Lots of people like it though, and it could make for a cool day-trip adventure for families or folks looking to try something new. Check it out. Snowshoe Adventure Hikes Laconia, NH, .
National Winter Trails Day
At this event, cancer survivors and their caregivers can rent equipment for free, but everyone will enjoy getting out on National Winter Trails Day! National Winter Trails DayCarters XC Ski Oxford, ME, .
Malagentia Winter Feast
Music, food, games, and warmth are standard at this Winter Feast. Come chase away the winter, if only for an afternoon. Malagentia Winter FeastAllen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church Portland, ME, .
Childrens Festival Week
Sunday Rivers Childrens Festival *actually* looks like a great excuse to go yourself – kids stay free, ski free, can take discounted lessons, and be stowed away with childcare folks for half price while you hit the slopes with a little extra dough in your pocket. Sounds good to me! Childrens Festival WeekSunday River ski area Newry, ME, .
Winter West Festival
Dog sleds, sleigh rides, ice sculptures, food, winter sports, and more in Westbrook! The details on the 2015 event are scant, but its happening, thats for sure! Winter West FestivalDowntown Westbrook Westbrook, ME, .
Glowlight Parade & Fireworks
You know that awesome scene in Mulan where thousands of soldiers race down a snowy mountain carrying lit explosives, then Mulan shoots the last firework at them to cause an avalanche? Well this is like that, but instead of soldiers its dozens of skiers, and instead of explosives, its glow-lights – and theres more than one firework, too…and hopefully no avalanche. Same kind of visual though! Check it out! Glowlight Parade & FireworksSugarloaf Ski and Golf Resort Kingfield, ME, .

Boston’s concert season is rocking this year! Some of the concerts in Boston you can get tickets to online include John Legend at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Fleetwood Mac, teen superstar Justin Bieber and even Tom Petty at Fenway Park. Boston seems to always have lots of events going on, even stuff for the kids like Disney on Ice Frozen at the Fleet Center.