CULTURAL & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE MIT COMMUNITY web.mit.edu/mitac JANUARY 2015 Events on Sale Thursday, January 8 MITAC Box Office Hours On C campus 617.253.7990 Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm Stata Center Lobby (Bldg. 32) At Lincoln Lab Room 781.981.6130 Thursday and Friday, 11am-4pm A-109 NEW EVENTS Bicycle Savvy - Basic Maintenance Workshop, Thurs., March 12, 2015, Media Room at Z Center, 12noon-1pm. $14/pp. Presented by Cambridge Bicycle. Join us for an afternoon with Cambridge Bicycle who will teach the basics of bicycle maintenance. The focus of the class will be on how to diagnose minor problems before they become major ones. This will include lubing and care of your cables, chain, drivetrain and a tutorial on fixing flats. There will be time set aside at the end for Questions and Answers. Purchase by March 6. Boston Flower Show: Season of Enchantment, March 11-15, Seaport World Trade Center. $17 (reg. $20). Gardens are the places of magical metamorphosis. They’re the stage on which Mother Nature reveals her most wow-worthy wonder. Join the 2015 Boston Flower and Garden Show for this celebration as garden designers, floral arrangers, photographers, and amateur horticulturalists explore the mystical joys of the spring landscape. Purchase by March 13. Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, duo piano, Sun., April 12, 7:30pm, Symphony Hall. $75/second balcony (reg. $80). Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two classic albums: Corea Hancock and An Evening with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock: In Concert. Corea and Hancock have never again recorded together as a duet. The Celebrity Series checks in on this historic collaboration between two master musicians. "[Chick Corea is] a luminary, ebullient and eternally youthful” (The New York Times). Purchase by March 12. Come Back, Little Sheba, Sun., April 12, 7:00pm, Roberts Studio Theatre. Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont Street. $68/orchestra (reg. $78) ~ save $10/pp. When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary director David Cromer, the creative force behind the Huntington's acclaimed production of Our Town, returns to the Roberts Studio Theatre for this intimate and heartrending portrait of a marriage. "David Cromer grabs Inge's portrait of marriage by the scruff of its neck and leaves a riveting, must-see production” (Chicago Tribune). Purchase by March 12. The Diary of Anne Frank, Sun., April 26, 2pm, Boston Children’s Theatre. $21 (reg. $27). One of the most poignant plays of our generation, The Diary of Anne Frank tells the honest story of a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazi’s during World War II. Told through the eyes of young Anne, The Diary of Anne Frank is a timeless story that should never be forgotten. Purchase by March 26. Heritage Blues Orchestra, Sat., March 28, 8pm, Somerville Theatre. $31.00/orchestra left (reg. $35). Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO) combines the grit of lowdown country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans. The nine-piece band displays the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery horn arrangements, and echoes the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. HBO's music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities, and beauty of the blues. Purchase by Feb. 27. Hockey East, Sat., March 21, 7pm, TD Garden. $17.00/balcony (reg. $20.50); $36.50/loge (reg. $39.50). The 30th Annual Hockey East Championship Tournament plays at the TD Garden! See the semifinalist winners vie for the Lamoriello Trophy on Sat., March 21. The winner of the conference tournament receives an automatic berth in the NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Championship Tournament. Purchase by Feb. 20. Shrek the Musical, Sun., April 19, 3pm, Wheelock Family Theatre. $27/side orchestra seats (reg. $30). The 2008 Broadway smash about a horrible ogre, a feisty princess and a garrulous donkey, Shrek the Musical simultaneously subverts and fulfills fairy-tale expectations. With wit and a mischievous humor, we follow our misanthropic, green hero as he learns about the power of friendship and the magical nature of love; all while thwarting a dastardly villain. Based on the irreverent book by William Steig and the award-winning animated film by DreamWorks, this singing, dancing extravaganza explores the relative nature of beauty, the beguiling myth of “happily-ever-after”, and the importance of accepting yourself for who you really are. Recommended for adults, teens, and children 8+. Purchase by March 19. What Makes It Great: The Music of Duke Ellington, Fri., April 10, 8pm, Jordan Hall. $48/2nd balcony (reg. $50). Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great spotlight on important elements of Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Nutcracker Suite, Queen’s Suite, Such Sweet Thunder and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse. Purchase by March 12. Zakir Hussain & Celtic Connections, Sun., March 29, 7pm, Somerville Theatre. $35 (reg. $40). Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Béla Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections, pairs the beautiful and flowing melodies of Celtic instruments including bodhran, violin, pipes, flutes, and whistles with Indian tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic (south Indian) violin. This groundbreaking ensemble tours North America for the first time with a stellar lineup of Indian and Celtic musicians. Purchase by Feb. 27. EVENTS STILL AVAILABLE Altan (from Ireland), Sat., Feb. 28, 8pm, Somerville Theatre, $26.50.orchestra left (reg. $30). Altan is regarded by many as the world’s finest traditional Irish band. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings ballads with seemingly effortless beauty and grace, and her duets with fellow fiddler Ciaran Tourish are the centerpiece of the group’s sound. Their complementary styles are anchored by one of the best rhythm sections in the business, with Dáithí Sproule on guitar, Ciarán Curran on bouzouki, and newest member Martin Tourish on accordion. “Altan continues to be one of the Celtic world’s great treasures, gifted with a front line that is a sheer powerhouse” (Los Angeles Times). Purchase by Jan. 29. The Amish Project, Sun., March 15, 2pm. $31/premium seating (reg. $36). Called “a remarkable piece of writing” by The New York Times and “unique, uplifting, and unforgettable” by Chicago Theatre Beat, this powerful and poetic piece is inspired by the 2006 killing of five girls in a hostagetaking at an Amish school in Pennsylvania. This one-woman exploration of the Nickel Mines shooting conjures seven characters, from gunman to victims, and delves into the stories that tie these characters together, as well as the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in the wake of tragedy. “It’s my private prayer,” writer Jessica Dickey says, “that this play, should they ever know about it, would not hurt them further, but somehow honor the goodness they forged in the face of such tragedy.” Purchase by Feb. 13. Bad Plus, Sat., Jan. 24, 8pm, Berklee Performance Center, $28/orchestra (reg. $32). Widely heralded for its innovative reworkings of rock, indie, electronica, and modernist classical music, the Bad Plus now turns to Ornette Coleman’s landmark 1972 album Science Fiction to honor the great master of free jazz. Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King pay tribute to Coleman by boldly interpreting Science Fiction song for song, with help from an esteemed horn section of fine improvisers including Tim Berne, alto saxophone, Ron Miles, trumpet; and Sam Newsome, soprano saxophone. “By any standard, jazz or otherwise, this is mighty moving music . . . hot players with hard-rock hearts” (Rolling Stone). “Better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-‟60s jazz and indie rock” (The New York Times). Purchase by Dec. 31. Blue Man Group Discounted tickets now available! $64 (reg. $77.50) ~ save $13.50/ticket. Charles Playhouse, Boston. Blue Man Group is a multi-media, multi-sensory theatrical journey that features three bald and blue characters backed by a three-piece band, that take the audience through an experience that is funny, intelligent, and visually stunning ~ what a ride! Generic discounted tickets are valid for any Blue Man performance, with the exception of Friday @ 7pm; Saturday at 4pm; and Saturday @ 7pm; and select holiday weeks and weekends. Tickets do not expire. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted. Call the Blue Man group box office in advance to check on ticket availability. Tickets must be redeemed at the Blue Man box office for specific show dates/times. Tickets cannot be reserved over the telephone or held at the box office. Boston Celtics 2014-15 Season. TD Garden, Boston. •Miami Heat Wed., March 25, 7:30pm $33/Balcony 308 or 311 or Promenade Purchase by Feb. 20 •LA Clippers Sun., March 29, 6:00pm $49/Balcony 308 or 324 Purchase by Feb. 27 •Indiana Pacers Wed., April 1, 7:30pm $28/Balcony 307 or Promenade Purchase by Feb. 27 Boston Duck Tours, $29 (reg. $36.74 in person and $38.74 online) Adult tickets only. Take a colorful and memorable cruise around Boston on an original World War II amphibious landing vehicle ~ both through the streets of Boston and on the Charles ~ with a Boston Duck Tour! Tours depart daily April-November from both the Prudential Center and the Museum of Science. Exchange discount ticket at the ticket booth (preferably early morning on preferred tour date) for date/time specific ticket. Golden Dragon Acrobats, Sat., March 21, 8pm, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. $42/mezzanine right (reg. $48). Cirque Zíva is sure to entertain, delight, and keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats. Performed by the internationally celebrated Golden Dragon Acrobats from Hebei Province, China, this fast-paced, technicall y innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobatics, dance, and costumes; ancient and contemporary music; and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, heart-stopping stunts, and the grace of their centuries-old art form. “There is a precision and beauty about everything they do” (The Washington Post). Purchase by Feb. 20. Harlem Globetrotters, Sun., March 29, 1pm, TD Garden. $37/corner loge (reg. $41). The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters bring their ridiculous basketball skills and amazing athletes to the TD Garden. Don’t miss this must see family fun event! Purchase by Feb. 27. Kinky Boots, Sun., Aug. 16, 2015, 6:30pm, Boston Opera House. $72.50/Mezzanine Seating. Broadway's new high-heeled hit is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper has made history with Kinky Boots as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score! Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father’s nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds in spiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. Together they discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Book by Harvey Fierstein. Purchase by July 10. The Muse and Morros: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered, Sun., March 15, 2pm, Cutler Majestic Theatre. $53 (reg. $59). The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master storytellers and social anthropologists Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza and Richard Montoya remix iconic moments from their signature satiric, comedic political commentary including sketches told from Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Miami. This unique trio of writer/actors digs deep into America’s racialized culture providing an evening of raucous, unhinged theatre. Purchase by Feb. 13. Three Classic Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, & Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fri., April 24, 4:30pm, Agganis Arena, Boston. $33 (reg. $37). Step into a world of wonder where dreams come true in Disney Live presents Three Classic Fairy Tales. Join Mickey and Minnie as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life in a live theatrical experience that is pure magic. With dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes and glittering special effects, you’ll dream with the princesses, cheer for their heroes as they conquer evil villains, and be captivated by these spellbinding stories. Purchase by March 26. Museum of Science Overnighter, Fri.-Sat., April 17-18. For children in grades 1-7 & their families. $55/pp ~ all ages (child & adult rate). Spend a night among the dinosaurs, skeletons, crickets & more at the Museum of Science in Boston for a great family weekend overnight. Camp-In at the Museum of Science (Friday night sleepover on April 17th) includes Science Activities (dominoes, batteries and bulbs, News Tubes), Lightening Show, museum exploration, evening snack, morning breakfast, Planetarium show, Omni Show & more. Check in @ 5pm on Fri.,April 17; check out @ 11am Sat., April 18. Parent/guardian must sign up with child/children. At least one adult needed for every 5 children. Limit 4 tickets per party with one MIT ID. Purchase by Feb. 26. Newsies, Sun., June 28, 2015, 6:30pm, Boston Opera House. $78/orchestra seating. They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about !” (The New York Times). Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. Purchase by May 15. Pasta Making Class, Fri., March 13, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Dave’s Pasta, 81 Holland Street, Somerville, MA. $66.00/pp. It takes more than luck to make great pasta! Learn to make fresh egg pasta at home with ease. This is a hands-on pasta making class where you will learn basic dough technique, cutting pasta, and quick ravioli making. Taste your fresh pasta creations paired with samples from the wine room and take home your handmade bundle of fresh pasta! Purchase by February 13. Pi(e) Day for MIT ~ Pie Making Class!, Sun., March 22, 4-6pm, Craig’s Café, Quincy. $44. There is an extra Pi(e) Day this year! MITAC is pleased to offer a Pie Making Workshop with Tom Anacone of Craig’s Café, Quincy. Tom will demonstrate pie making te chniques with the classic apple and pumpkin pie and then you will practice making two pies of your own. Purchase by Feb. 27. Pinkalicious, Sun., Feb. 15, 2pm, Boston Children’s Theatre. $15 (reg. $27) ~ save nearly 50%! Back by popular demand! One of the biggest hits with BCT audiences, Pinkalicious returns for a limited run in the 2015 season. This pinktastic musical features everyone’s favorite pink princess, Pinkalicious, along with her brother Peter and her adoring parents! Learn why it’s so important to eat your green vegetables! A pinkerrific time will be had by all! Purchase by Jan. 22. Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, Wed., March 4, Symphony Hall, 8pm. $70/2nd balcony (reg. $80) ~ save $10/ticket. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this groundbreaking ensemble, the beautiful and affirming realization of Yo-Yo Ma’s remarkable musical vision. “Culture opens our hearts to one another. And the currency in culture is not money, but trust” (YoYo Ma). “Cross-cultural dialogue never sounded as good as this” (NPR Music). Purchase by Feb. 5. Ski Discounts 2014-15. Lift ticket discounts are available for the following ski mountains. Attitash/Wildcat $63 (reg. $75) Save $12/ticket. Cannon Mountain Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH $57 (reg. $75) Save $18/ticket Loon (*NEW) Lincoln, NH $72 (reg. $83) Save $11/ticket Mt. Sunapee Newbury, NH $63 (reg. $79) ~ adult lift ticket. Save $19/ticket. Pat’s Peak Henniker, NH $49 (reg. $62) ~ adult lift ticket. Save $13/ticket. Valid for weekends only. Note: Pat’s Peak provides optional transportation to the mountain, at an additional cost. Sunday River/Sugarloaf Newry, ME (Sunday River) Carrabassett Valley, ME (Sugarloaf) $71 (reg. $87) ~ adult lift ticket Save $16/ticket Valid anytime. Wachusett Princeton, MA $55 (reg. $63) ~ adult lift ticket Save $8/ticket. Valid anytime, 7 days a week. Wachusett Beginner Ski Package. $76 (reg. $99). Save $23/ticketValid anytime, ages 6 years +. Includes lower lift, rental and lesson. Commuter rail accessible Waterville Valley Waterville Valley, NH $55 (reg. $75)~ adult lift ticket. Save $20/ticket. Valid anytime. No blackout dates. Taza Chocolate Tours (discounted tickets). Somerville, MA. $3 (reg. $5). Join us for a behind-the-scenes, guided tour of Taza Chocolate's manufacturing facility and chocolate making process. The tour is approximately one hour long. Valid anytime, no expiration date. The Wiz, Sun., Feb. 15, 2pm, Fiddlehead Theatre. $25/mezzanine (reg. $45) ~ save $20/ticket! The Wiz takes L. Frank Baum’s T he Wonderful Wizard of Oz and injects it with even more heart and a little bit of soul! Winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! friendship, empathy, and courage can pave the way of any journey, down any kind of road. A perfectly magical journey for all audiences! Purchase by Jan. 15. Zentangle: For Focus, Fun, Relaxation, Sat., March 14, 10am-12noon, MIT campus (location TBA). $28/pp. 2-hour workshop. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structural patterns. It looks complicated, but it’s not. When you attend a class with Jacki Rose, CZT Certified Zentangle Teacher , you will learn one pattern at a time, one stroke at a time, and enjoy developing your own creation. This mindful drawing helps you to relax, let go of stress, and have a great time! Whether you think you are creative or not, it doesn’t matter. Anyone can do Zentangle. Whether you have done Zentangle before or whether this is your first time ever, all are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Purchase by Feb. 27. MOVIE DISCOUNTS • • • • • • • • AMC $8.50 AMC Movie Bundle $27 Chunky's $6.50 Jordan's IMAX $11 Landmark $9 Regal V.I.P. $7.75 Regal Premiere $8.75 Showcase $8.75 MUSEUMS • • • • • • • Children's Museum $9 Museum of Science $7 New England Aquarium $11 Old Town Trolley $32 Omni Theatre at Museum of Science $6 Planetarium at Museum of Science $6 Peabody Essex Museum $9 THE FINE PRINT • A valid MIT Picture ID must be shown for all MITAC purchases. 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