Get Out: Chinese Brush Painting Class and Earth Day Festival
Food, Music and Festivals Abound
It’s another Thursday and you’re wondering what to do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
When/Where: Thursday, Apr. 21, 12 p.m., at the Boston Athenaeum, 10 Beacon Street, Boston
Why Go: A fascinating look at moment in history and a woman’s life. Mrs. Delany was 72 years old when she noticed a petal drop from a geranium. In a flash of inspiration, she picked up her scissors and cut out a paper replica of the petal. It was the summer of 1772. During the next ten years she completed nearly a thousand cut-paper botanicals (mosaicks)so accurate that botanists still refer to them.
Price: Free, but reservations are required. Please call the Athenæum’s events reservation line, (617) 720-7600
When/Where: Friday, Apr. 22 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Tufts University, 44 Professor’s Row, Medford
Why Go: There will be music, food, recycled crafting, clothing and light bulb swap, bike-powered smoothies, and more!
When/Where: Saturday, Apr. 23, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston
Why Go: Take a break and enter the contemplative world of Chinese painting. Learn some fundamental brushstrokes with BCA artist resident and classically trained Chinese painter, Zhangping, and experience first-hand a cultural tradition practiced since 4000 B.C. Two-part workshop. The second session on Saturday, April 30 will build on material covered in the first session.
When/Where: Thursday Apr. 21, 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Why Go: Professor Scratch (a.k.a. Stephen Webber) mixes alternative string players, DJs, singers, and rappers into a concoction of hip-hop, bluegrass, reggae, classical, and world beat. Among those scheduled to appear are Raydar Ellis, Matt Jenson, Will Wells, and drummer Roger Brown.
When/Where: Sunday, Apr. 24, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Beacon Hill Hotel and Hotel, 25 Charles Street, Boston
Why Go: A prix fixe menu including Arugula Salad topped with candied hazelnuts and lemon vinaigrette, Kentucky Ham with a maple mustard glaze, Crispy Braised and Roasted Jameson Farm Lamb Shoulder, and a house-made Carrot Cake that would make even the Easter Bunny green with envy!
Price: $39 plus gratuity
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