Friday, Jan. 12
2 p.m. Arisia: “New England’s Largest, Most Diverse Scifi & Fantasy Convention” at Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Through Jan. 15.
4 p.m. Festival: Three Kings Day Parranda at Connolly Branch Library, Boston.
4:30 p.m. “Migrating Colors V- Haitian Art” exhibition reception at Boston City Hall. Thirty-five Haitian artists living in New England commemorate the seventh year of the Haiti earthquake of 2010 that caused more than 230,000 deaths.
5 p.m. Dance: Works In Progress Choreography Showcase at Green Street Studios, Cambridge.
5 p.m. “Strategic Planning: Chantal Zakari” opening reception. Flags and banners referencing “business nomenclature which is widely being used by academic administrations.” Exhibit continues through Jan. 28 at Kingston Gallery, Boston.
6 p.m. Art: Reception for “Birds of a Feather” drawings by Alexa Guariglia at World’s Fair Gallery, Providence.
6 p.m. Art: “Killers & Thrillers” exhibit reception and art gallery grand opening party at Kabinett, Boston.
6 p.m. Art: “Opening Reception: Space Invaders” at Fountain Street, Boston.
6 p.m. Art: “Artificial Creativity: Neural Network and AI Art” exhibition reception at Boston Cyberarts, Boston.
6:30 p.m. Poetry: The House Slam Featuring Emily Eastman at Haley House Bakery Cafe, Boston.
6:30 p.m. Music: Friday Brass with Boycott and Be Nice Or Leave at Aeronaut, Somerville.
7 p.m. Music: Passion Pit at House of Blues, Boston.
7:30 p.m. Star Wars: Lightsaber show & workshop by Boston Jedi at Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston.
8 p.m. Theater: “Shakespeare In Love” at SpeakEasy. Through Feb. 10.
8 p.m. Theater: “Road Show” at Lyric Stage. Through Feb. 11.
Saturday, Jan. 13
10 a.m. Robots: MassDestruction: Battling Robots at the Charles River Museum, Waltham. Continues on Jan. 14.
10:30 a.m. Art/Activism: “Little Voices Big Change: The House that Racism Built.” Wee The People presents a “What Is Racism?” workshop for kids at West End Library.
1:30 p.m. Theater: “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” by Imaginary Beasts at the Charlestown Working Theater, Charlestown. Continues through Feb. 4.
3 p.m. Theater: “Playback Theater for People of Color” by True Story Theater at Shambhala Meditation Center, Brookline.
5 p.m. Art: January Openings at the AS220 Galleries, Providence.
7:30 p.m. Theater: Vermont Crankie Fest at New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro.
8 p.m. Comedy: Laughing Liberally Boston: Progressive Political Comedy at Arts at the Armory, Somerville.
Sunday, Jan. 14
10:30 a.m. Jannie Ho reads from her children’s books at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline.
8 p.m. Rap: Jan. 14: Oompa, Pink Navel, Cody Pope, Evildewer, Yo Daddy Doe at the Middle East, Cambridge.
9 p.m. Singer-songwriter: Lisa Bastoni at Toad, Cambridge.
Monday, Jan. 15
10 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
11 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Gardner Museum, Boston.
1 p.m. MLK March for Justice organized by Mass Action Against Police Brutality. Begins at Grove Hall in Dorchester, Boston.
Tuesday, Jan. 16
8 p.m. Transgender Folk Music: Skylar Kergil and Ro Colegrove at Club Passim, Cambridge.
Wednesday, Jan. 17
6:30 p.m. Art: Opening reception for “Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks” (pictured at top), MassArt’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Boston. Continues to March 3.
8 p.m. Music: Mint Green at O’Brien’s Pub, Boston.
Thursday, Jan. 18
5 p.m. Visual Art: Reception for exhibition “What Can I Say?,” which “brings together a group of artists whose work employs language as a tool for provocation and resistance.” At Montserrat College of Art’s 301 Gallery, Beverly.
5 p.m. Visual Art: Opening reception for “A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas,” Tufts University’s Aidekman Arts Center, Medford. Continues through April 15.
5:30 p.m. Film / Activism: Screening of “The Murder of Fred Hampton” at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
7 p.m. StarWars: Beginners Night at Boston Jedi in Cambridge.
10 p.m. Music: Will Dailey & The All Together Now at Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge.
Friday, Jan. 19
5 p.m. Activism: Poster-Making Party for the Women’s March Boston at Practice Space, Cambridge.
6 p.m. Art: Marca X: Gallery Opening at Inquilinos Boricuas En Accion’s La Galería,
7 p.m. Art: Philippe LeJeune interactive art opening at Seen RI, Pawtucket.
7 p.m. Performance Art: “Rainbow Collapse” Anya Smolnikova and Jared Williams at Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, Boston.
7 p.m. Music / Art: Welcome Concert: The Co-Incidence Festival, roving music and performance art, at Washington Street Art, Somerville.