Friday, Jan. 26
10 a.m. Art: 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial debuts in Portland, Maine.
6 p.m. Music: Damon & Naomi and Thalia Zedek play at Feeding Tube Records in Florence, Mass.
7:30 p.m. Performance Art: Rebecca Kopycinski’s “Reagan Esther Myer,” a dystopian narrative presented via multimedia performance using live music, video, and theater, at Arts at the Armory, Somerville.
7:30 p.m. Theater: “Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True” opens at American Repertory Theater, Cambridge.
8 p.m. Folk: Weird Folk Fest Hearth And Home in Somerville.
8 p.m. Books/Music: An Evening with Patti Smith at Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford.
8 p.m. Theater: “Hype Man: A Break Beat Play” by Company One opens at Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, Boston.
9 p.m. Music: VaudEvil, “Darksynth, Creepy Cabaret, and Baroque Beats,” at Middle East Nightclub, Cambridge.
Saturday, Jan. 27
10:30 a.m. Royalty: Winter Princesses visit Franklin Park Zoo, Boston. (Pictured at top)
11:30 a.m. Illustrator Jannie Ho and Cambridge author Alison Goldberg read from their children’s books at Newtonville Books in Newton.
Noon: Exercise/Punk: “Punk Rock Aerobics” at Once, Somerville. A benefit for Girls Rock Campaign Boston.
1 p.m. Discussion: “Off-Line: Lets talk about things,” an open community discussion about the state of the world hosted by AS220 Artistic Director Shey Rivera at AS220, Providence.
4 p.m. Art: “Hearts on Fire; Valentine ephemera and Tokens of Love” exhibition at The Left Bank, North Bennington, Vermont. Continues through Feb. 17.
4:30 p.m. Music: “Arts for Climate: Tardigrade Stage #1” at the Democracy Center, Cambridge.
7 p.m. Festival: Zabawa Karnawalowa – Polish Mardi Gras at the Polish American Citizens Club of South Boston.
8 p.m. Comedy: “Broad Appeal Comedy Night” at Arts at the Armory, Somerville.
8 p.m. Music: “Boston Underground Summit 11” at Massasoit Elks Lodge, Cambridge.
Sunday, Jan. 28
10 a.m. Nature: “Winter Biodiversity Walk” at Franklin Park Wilderness, Boston.
1 p.m. Chocolate: “Taste of Chocolate Festival” at Brattle Square, Cambridge.
5:30 p.m. Activism: “Colonialism & The Disaster Industrial Complex” talk at the City School, Boston.
Monday, Jan. 29
5:30 p.m. Activism: “Celebrate 45 years of Roe v. Wade” with Planned Parenthood at The Gallows, Boston.
7 p.m. Theater: “Every Tongue Confess” staged reading of Marcu Gardley’s play by the Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge.
Tuesday, Jan. 30
8:30 a.m. Activism: “2018 MA Muslim Lobby Day” by Council of Arab-American Relations at Massachusetts State House, Boston.
6:30 p.m. Dance: “Swing Dance Night” at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston.
7:30 p.m. Theater: “Death and the Maiden” presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Babson College, Wellesley.
8 p.m. Activism: “Socialist State of the Union – Boston Party” to “watch, cringe, and get mad together–and talk about what we can DO to build a socialist resistance” as Donald Trump gives his first State of the Union Address. On Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston.
Thursday, Feb. 1
6 p.m. Food/Solidarity: “Boston Black Restaurant Challenge Kickoff” at Suya Joint, Roxbury, Boston. Part of a a month-long project “asking everyone to visit 4 Black Owned Restaurants in Boston during the month of February.”
6 p.m. Film: “MFA Film: Your Name” screening of the wildly popular Japanese anime feature at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Friday, Feb. 2
10 a.m. Groundhog Day at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm in Lincoln.
Noon: Art: “Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom” photo exhibit at Boston University.
5 p.m. Art: “Bodywaves : Denise Marika” opening reception at Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.
6 p.m. Art: Opening reception for “Forms & Alterations,” an exhibition exploring how gender and identity are expressed in clothing. At Boston University’s 808 Gallery.
6:30 p.m. Film: “Psychedelic Cinema” screening at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln.
7 p.m. Poetry: Nikki Giovanni reads at Brookline Booksmith.