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The Art of the Brick
Sunday, January 4
2:00 pm
$21/pp (reg. 23.50)
Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 19

Focusing exclusively on the use of the popular toy, LEGO® bricks, as an art medium, artist Nathan Sawaya has taken it to new heights. This New York-based artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition. Each show has countless colorful LEGO pieces which Sawaya has transformed into whimsical and awe-inspiring creations. Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art.


Beatleness Talk
Tuesday, December 9
12:30 - 1:30
E51-395, MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA
Purchase by November 26

Beatleness, by Candy Leonard, is the story of how the Beatles' constant presence in the 1960s transformed the childhood and adolescence of millions of fans and how, with a little help from their fans, the Beatles remade the world. Based on interviews with hundreds of fans of different ages and genders, Beatleness is a richly textured cultural history, showing what it was like to grow up immersed in Beatles—from Ed Sullivan to the Apple rooftop—eagerly awaiting each record and watching their evolution. Beatleness holds a magnifying glass up to the six-year timeline of the fan experience and allows the reader to experience—or re-experience—what it was like to be a young person during the Beatle years.

Ira Glass

Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, and Anna Bass in “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,”
Sunday, January 25
$48/mezzanine (reg. $55)
Citi Shubert, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 19

This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, "have no business being together—dance and radio." One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. "What makes it work," says Glass "is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words."

MoS Overnighter

Museum of Science Overnighter
Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18
$55/pp (all ages)
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Purchase by February 26 - Limit 4 tickets per MIT ID

Spend a night among the dinosaurs, skeletons, crickets & more at the Museum of Science in Boston for a great family weekend overnight. Camp-In at the Museum of Science (Friday night sleepover on April 17th) includes Science Activities (dominoes, batteries and bulbs, News Tubes), Lightening Show, museum exploration, evening snack, morning breakfast, Planetarium show, Omni Show & more. Check in @ 5pm on Fri.,April 17; check out @ 11am Sat., April 18. Parent/guardian must sign up with child/children. At least one adult needed for every 5 children. Limit 4 tickets per party with one MIT ID.

Northend Tour

North End Tour: Mangia - Mangia
Monday, January 19
10:00am - 12:00noon
$49/pp (reg. $54.00)
North End, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 31

A great culinary adventure awaits you on this award-winning walking tour through one of the oldest Italian communities in America. Take a walking tour that is like a cooking class on foot: learn about how Italians eat; glean insider cooking tips; gain resources and knowledge on how to identify and where to buy the very best ingredients. Discover the pasticceria, the greengrocer, the deli, an enoteca, and spice and confection store that stock the ingredienti that can make your meals memorable. Enjoy the colorful sights, tantalizing aromas and authentic tastes of pastries, cured meat, cheese, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, the freshest seasonal produce, and a little liquori in this old-world community. As you will see, gli ingredienti veraci – authentic ingredients – are the key to la bellissima cucina italiana.


Resolve to Garden in 2015
Tuesday, January 13
12:30 - 1:30
E51-149, MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA
Purchase by December 19

Make a resolution to garden! MITAC is pleased to welcome back Jessie Banhazl from Green City Growers to lead this mini-workshop on planning your vegetable garden and also what gardening you can do in the colder months. Green City Growers specializes in growing food in unused spaces, with an emphasis on intensive growing methods to get the most you can out of your garden. Participants will receive handouts and gardening gift bags.

Skywalk Observatory
$11 (reg. $16/adult; $13/senior; $11, children under 12)
Prudential Center, Boston, MA

Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, the Skywalk is located at the pinnacle of the Prudential building on the 50th floor. Experience Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston & beyond. An awe-inspiring, breathtaking panoramic view of Boston! Ticket includes a self-guided Acoustiguide, Dreams of Freedom Museum, and a Multimedia Movie Theatre featuring the exceptional film, “Wings Over Boston.” Tickets valid anytime and do not expire.


Taza Chocolate Tours

$3 (regular $5) Saves money on ALL AGES (infants included)
Somerville, MA
Valid any time, No expiration date

Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville has just opened up its doors for regular public tour offerings! Please join us for a behind-the-scenes, guided tour of Taza Chocolate's manufacturing facility and chocolate making process. You will be able to sample chocolate, learn about cocoa beans and see the amazing machinery used to make traditional stone ground chocolate in this artisan bean-to-bar chocolate factory. The tour is approximately one hour long.

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