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Five things to do, Feb. 5-11

Haley House’s Souper Bowl, free Lunar New Year festivities, and more.


Tuesday, February 6

Angie Thomas’s best-selling first novel, The Hate U Give, won a 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, was banned by a Texas school district, and is being made into a movie. The story, inspired by Black Lives Matter, addresses issues of inequality and police brutality. Thomas speaks at Cambridge’s First Parish Church at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5 (includes a $5 Harvard Book Store coupon) and $24 (includes book).


Opening Wednesday, February 7

From the birth of the Internet to virtual reality, explore the progress of technology through the eyes of artists from around the world. Seventy pieces by 60 artists and collectives make up Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today. Visit the website to learn about collaborations with other arts organizations in Greater Boston. At the Institute of Contemporary Art through May 20. $15.


Opening Saturday, February 10

The cat’s out of the bag at the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End. The Boston Children’s Theatre, which has spotlighted young performers since 1951, stages Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. The 45-minute adaptation tells the beloved story of a feline visitor who livens up a rainy afternoon. Through February 25. Tickets from $20.


Saturday and Sunday, February 10 - 11


Kick off the Year of the Dog with free festivities. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Museum of Fine Arts stages lion dances, martial arts performances, and tours of the Art of Asia galleries during its Lunar New Year Celebration. On Sunday at noon, Quincy Asian Resources’ 30th Annual Lunar New Year Festival at North Quincy High School features music, dance, arts and crafts, and a restaurant competition. Both free. and


Sunday, February 11

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Soups made from local ingredients are on the menu for the 10th Annual Souper Bowl at the Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury, a fund-raiser for the nonprofit’s South End soup kitchen. Price seem steep? You get to keep your bowl, handmade by a student in MassArt’s Clay for Change organization. Timed tickets (2, 3, 4 or 5 p.m.) $40.

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