Boston-area to do list


Weaving traditions

Emma R. Welty is the first recipient of the Theresa-India Young Ethnic Weaving Scholarship named for the late lecturer, teacher, activist, and artist. Welty’s work will be on view with Young’s textile work at “Theresa-India Young.” Young, who died in 2008, was an ambassador for weaving as a way to perpetuate culture, language, and literacy. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 21. Free. Massachusetts College of Art and Design President's Gallery, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston.


Man Cave Flea markets and antique shops are art supply stores for “Nick Cave.” Sculptures at the self-titled exhibit by the Chicago-based artist are adorned with ceramic flowers, birds, beads, furniture, dog figurines, and other found stuff. Thursday hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (through May 4). $15, $13 seniors, $10 students, free under 18 and for all Thurs 5-9 p.m. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3100.

Letter be Remember letters? Bonnie Duncan and Tim Gallagher don’t just remember them, they act them out as They Gotta Be Secret Agents. “Poste Restante” is the duo’s mix of acrobatics, dance, puppetry, and film. 7 p.m. (through Feb. 23). $20, $15 students and
seniors. Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown. 617-242-3285.


Artistic editorials Art and daily life hold hands at “Living as Form (The Nomadic Version),” an exhibit that supports community involvement, political concerns, and dialogue. Military drones are the subject of Chris Csikszentmihályi’s “Freedom Flies 02”; John Hulsey’s videos comment on the foreclosure crisis. Thursday hours 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Main Gallery), 1-5 p.m. (Sert Gallery). Through April 6 (Feb. 20 6:30 p.m. artist talk). Free. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-3251.

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Flower and horsepower If this winter has made you cranky, get a dose of happy at the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show. This year’s “Vintage Garden” pairs classic cars with gardening displays (including a 1950s period garden with a restored Belaire), and there are lectures, demonstrations, and vendors. Feb. 20-23 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Feb. 23 until 6 p.m.). $19; $16 students, seniors, and Feb. 20-22 5-8 p.m.; $7 ages 6-12. Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence. 401-253-0246.


True or false The complete title of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” is “And 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People.” Myths include “Transgender People Are Mentally Ill” and “All Religions Condemn Homosexuality.” Michael Amico, Michael Bronski, and Ann Pellegrini will sign their book. Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Free. Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-499-2000.


Dog day afternoon What a year for Boston Snow Dogs and the Yankee Siberian Sled Dog Club. Dog sledding in New England is the focus of the DCR Frozen Fun Fest at Stony Brook Reservation, where you’ll meet mushers and dogs and see them run. There’s free skating at Bajko Rink, the Winter Wellness Van, and more. Feb. 22 1-3 p.m. Free. Meet at Bajko Rink, 75 Turtle Pond Parkway, Hyde Park.

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