Weekly Blueprint

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! We've been enjoying a really relaxed yet productive one in the sense of puttering around taking care of household projects. It's so nice to have a largely unstructured weekend! Anyway, let's get to the Weekly Blueprint, including lots of options for tomorrow's holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.


January 16: Craft dolls from different cultures at Artbeat (Arlington)

January 16: Belmont World Film's 14th Annual Family Festival, "Where Books Come Alive,” concludes (Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge)

January 16: Vehicle obsessed kids will enjoy the Boston Auto Show (Boston)

January 16: Free admission and special programming await families at the MFA’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Open House (Boston)

January 16: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers free admission and live performances that celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to social justice, community building, and healing (Boston)

January 16: Enjoy this Frozen Fenway Winter Party on Ice figure skating event (Boston)

January 16: The Boston Children’s Chorus performs their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert (Boston)

January 16: Attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Celebration Tribute Concert (Boston)

January 16: Catch the last day of the First Light exhibit when the ICA opens free to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. (Boston)

January 16: It’s Benkadi Drum and Dance to honor the day (Boston)

January 16: The Boston Children’s Museum celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by inviting people together to make meaningful change through art, language, and other activities (Boston)

January 16: The Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo offer free admission to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Boston, Stoneham)

January 16: Word Play uses clowning and puppetry to take audiences on an adventure through the alphabet (Brookline)

January 16: Celebrate through service with the Cambridge MLK Day of Service 2017 (Cambridge)

January 16: Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the US premiere of Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass plus screenings of Martin’s Big Words, March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Dr. Christina King Farris, and Rosa (Cambridge)

January 16: Take a winter wander and wind up around a campfire with hot chocolate (Ipswich)

January 16: Work on a collaborative, large-scale project recollecting Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream (North Easton)

January 16: The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History hosts unique, family-friendly activities to celebrate the holiday (Weston)


January 17: Snip, tear, cut, and craft confetti (Acton)

January 17: Giggle along during this performance of A Plate of Cookies, a farce about two friends, the cookies they baked, and their tea time party (Boston)

January 17: Participate in stories, songs, and crafts about Chinese New Year (Jamaica Plain)


January 18: Get your groove on at this Baby Dance Party (Boston)

January 18: Explore the art of scribbles (Boston)


January 19: Learn about more than 90 camps at the Acton Summer Camp Fair (Acton)

January 19: The littlest sailors enjoy special songs, stories, and play at the USS Constitution Museum (Charlestown)

January 19: Enjoy a free screening of The Secret Life of Pets (Dorchester)


January 20: Which is warmest? Test feathers, fur, fat, fleece, leaves, and dirt at Winter Warmth (Acton)

January 20: Try O-mikuji & Get Your Own New Year’s Fortune (Boston)

January 20: It’s a Book Party (Boston)

January 20-22: LINX Theater presents Annie Jr. (Wellesley)

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