Five Things: Art and Reading for Kids, and Battle of the Bands
Also, a deep discussion about music.
1) School vacation at the MFA
If you're looking for something to do this vacation week, consider heading to the Museum of Fine Arts, which has a special week of family programming starting today and running though Friday. There will be story hours, family friendly tours, art-making activities and theatrical performances. The programming starts every day at 10 a.m and goes until 4 p.m. On Wednesday it's open until 8 p.m.
2) Battle of the Bands: four days left
If you're a Somerville band, we invite you to enter Patch's Battle of the Bands. You could win free recording time, a headlining gig in Boston, some wicked hair styling and a night on the town. You have until April 20 to enter. Here's more information.
3) Something for Somerville kids
Check out tonight's Somerville Reads event at the central branch of the library. Kids between the ages of 9 and 12 will be discussing Seedfolks, a book in which a diverse group of people transform a trash-filled inner city into a beautiful garden. The program begins at 7 p.m.
4) The End of Exoticism or the Break-In of the Other in Western Art Music
This is the last in a series of colloquiums—or colloquia, if you prefer—about music presented by Tufts University. Gianmario Borio, professor of musicology at University of Pavia, will talk about the end of exoticism in Western music (or so it seems). There will be lunch after the lecture. It begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Granoff Music Center at Tufts University.
5) Weather and Red Sox
The Red Sox face the Rangers tonight at 7:05 p.m. Today will be sunny with a high approaching 80.