Friday, Feb. 9
10 a.m. Art: “Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55,” at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Feb. 9 to June 3.
11: 30 a.m. Activism: Shaun King speaks at Northeastern University, Boston.
7 p.m. Dance: “Our Story: Celebrating The African & African American Experience Through Spoken Word, Music and Dance” by OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center at Roxbury Community College, Boston.
8 p.m. Music: Vijay Iyer and Teju Cole at Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
8 p.m. Incredibly Strange Maine Video Night #1 at Apohadion Theater, Portland.
9 p.m. Music: The Bentmen, “the legendary Boston ensemble known for apocalyptic live shows,” reunites to perform at Once Ballroom, Somerville.
Saturday, Feb. 10
10 a.m. Art: “PlayTime,” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Feb. 10 to May 6.
10 a.m. Art: “Gorey’s Worlds,” Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, Feb. 10 to May 6.
Noon: Cheer: Salem Color Guard Regional at Salem High School, Massachusetts.
5 p.m. Art: “Old Cool” exhibition by graffiti artist MerkThose at The Wall Gallery at Percival Brewing Company, Norwood, Massachusetts.
7 p.m. Music: “Jammin’ for Jimmy” fundraiser featuring Beatles music performed live at Florian Hall, Boston.
7 p.m. Music: “Tet in Boston 2018,” the annual Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration featuring Vietnamese culture, music and art, at IBEW 103, Boston.
8 p.m. Storytelling: “Storytime At the Ape’s Nest,” a live version of the Medford podcast featuring storytelling and experimental music, at Dorchester Art Project, Boston.
9 p.m. Music: Weakened Friends at Great Scott, Boston.
10 p.m. Music: The Silks at Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge.
Sunday, Feb. 11
11:30 a.m. Art: “Let’s Sketch!” Urban Sketchers meetup at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge.
1 p.m. Art: “Fantastical, Political” opening reception at Fitchburg Art Museum.
1 p.m. DIY Sledding: Cardboard Box Sled Derby (pictured at top) at Castle In The Clouds, Moultonborough, New Hampshire.
2 p.m. Music: School of HONK Annual Fat Sunday Dance Party at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge.
Monday, Feb. 12
6 p.m. Art: Deborah Willis—chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University and scholar of photography’s multifaceted histories, including images of slavery and emancipation; visual culture; and contemporary women photographers and beauty—speaks at MassArt, Boston.
6:30 p.m. Books: Tavi Gevinson, welcome editor-in-chief and founder of Rookie magazine, reads from the new essay anthology “Rookie on Love” at Cambridge Public Library.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
11 a.m. Art: “Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India,” Davis Art Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Feb. 13 to June 10.
11 a.m. Art: “Clarence H. White And His World: The Art And Craft Of Photography 1895-1925” exhibition at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum.
6 p.m. History: The Story of the Roxbury Defenders, which was founded in 1971 to provide legal services to Roxbury residents who could not afford legal fees. Members of the group will speak at First Church in Roxbury, Boston. Hosted by Roxbury Historical Society.
7:30 p.m. Music: Revolutionary Snake Ensemble performs a Boston Mardi Gras party at The Regattabar, Cambridge.
10 p.m. Music: Howardian, The Monsieurs, JoJo and the Angry Girls perform at ZuZu, Cambridge.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
2 p.m. Art: Reception for “James Montford: Racial Identity, Class Struggle and Transculturalism” at Salem State University, Massachusetts.
3:30 p.m. History: “Commemorating Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday” panel discussion at Joseph Moakley Courthouse, Boston.
6:30 p.m. Film: “Coming to Wakanda: An Afrofuturist Screening and Panel.” Screening of the “Black Panther” animated series as well as a panel discussion Afro-futurism at City School, Boston.
7:30 p.m. Music: “X’s and O’s (with an emphasis on the EX’s)” at Arts at the Armory, Somerville.
7:30 p.m. Music: Ruby Rose Fox’s fifth annual Valentine’s Day Show at Lizard Lounge, Cambridge.
9 p.m. Music: Julie Rhodes “End of the Line” Video Release Party at State Park, Cambridge.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Clara Wainwright at Kayafas
11 a.m. Art: “Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles” at Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts.
5 p.m. Art: Reception for “William Kentridge: Triumphs & Laments” at Emerson College, Boston.
5 p.m. Art: Reception for “Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture” by John Preus at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts.
5 p.m. Art: Reception for “The Beast: Herd Mentality” at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts.
5:30 p.m. Art: “Etched Carved Painted” opening reception at Fort Point Arts Community, Boston.
6 p.m. Art: “Manifesto + Collage Workshop” at Practice Space, Cambridge.
6 p.m. Art: “Rekindling our Living Link: Art & Environmentalism in a Contemporary Context” panel discussion at Dorchester Art Project, Boston.
7 p.m. Art: Providence artist Walker Mettling shares his work as the RISD Museum’s 2017 Artist Fellow with a show and tell slideshow. At RISD Museum, Providence.
7 p.m. Theater: “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf” by Praxis Stage at Hibernian Hall, Roxbury, Feb. 15 to 25.
10 p.m. Dancing: “Soca Madness J,ouvert Vibes” at Good Life Bar, Boston.
Friday, Feb. 16
12:30 p.m. Feminism: “Our Bodies, Ourselves 2018” talk by founding “Our Bodies, Ourselves” co-Authors Judy Norsigian and Paula Doress-Worters about the present-day mission of OBOS and the history of the radical feminist text on women’s bodies and health. At Brandeis University, Waltham.
6 p.m. Art: Reception for “Stitch: Syntax / Action / Reaction,” New Art Center, Newton, Feb. 16 to March 24.
7:30 p.m. Film: “Black Boston Night Out: Black Panther Black Out Experience,” screening of “Black Panther” at Regal Fenway, Boston, followed by dance party. Hosted by LiteWork Events, The Collier Connection and Boston Young Black Professionals.
8 p.m. Theater: “Winter Solstice” by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works, Chelsea, Feb. 16 to March 10.