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Social calendar: Boston-area events, week of Feb. 26

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Here's what's going on around Boston the week of Feb. 26.

Monday, 2/26

The Boston Public Library hosts a family-friendly historical scavenger hunt, 4pm.

πŸ“°Journalists Ellen Clegg and Dan Kennedy will be at the Harvard Book Store to talk about their new collaboration "What Works in Community News: Media Startups, News Deserts, and the Future of the Fourth Estate," a look at success stories in the digital media era.

Tuesday, 2/27

The Boston Public Library's Special Collections is hosting an open house to showcase the work of Black authors, artists and creators, 2pm-4pm.

  • That includes two paintings by Boston artist Allan Rohan Crite.

Learn how to build a "boob pot" at Lamplighter CX, 6:30pm-8pm. The 90-minute workshop teaches pottery basics and includes a beginner kit.

Catch Boston Moth StorySLAM at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

  • The theme: Chemistry.
  • Price: $17.50.

Wednesday, 2/28

The Boston Public Library hosts a lecture on discoveries made from the Boston Harbor Islands, 6pm-7pm.

πŸ€” Constitutional scholar Cass Sunstein and neuroscientist Tali Sharot, co-authors of "Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always There," will speak at the Cambridge Public Library, 6pm.

  • Their new book is about how to overcome desensitization and the negative habits we all establish over time simply by not noticing.

🍻 The Broken Records Beer Hall in Brighton hosts "extreme music bingo," 7pm-9pm.

🎢 Berklee Performance Center presents "The Black Book Cypher: An Invitation/To Talk Back/To The Screen," a multimedia hip-hop composition by scholar Queen D. Scott, 8pm-19pm.

  • Price: $12 in advance; $17 day-of.

Thursday, 2/29

πŸ§˜πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ Catch a free "spring" yoga class at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston, 6pm-7pm.

πŸ§€ Curds & Co in Brookline celebrates leap day with a class on cheese pairings, wine and other snacks, 7pm-8pm.

πŸ–Ό Harvard Art Museums at Night presents the opening of a new exhibit, "LaToya M. Hobbs: It's Time," 5pm-9pm.

  • The museum will sell food and snacks and host a Q&A with the artist.

Friday, 3/01

The Boston Baltic Film Festival kicks off Friday, 5pm at the Emerson Paramount Center.

  • The festival runs through Sunday.
  • Price: $15.

The Wine Emporium in Boston hosts a Georgian wine tasting, 5pm-7pm.

πŸ’ͺ🏿 Actor Carl Weathers recently passed away and there's no better way to celebrate his life and work than watching him get his arm blown off and chest impaled by a vicious alien.

  • "Predator" plays Friday night at 9:30pm at the Brattle.
  • Price: $14.50, excluding discounts.

Saturday, 3/2

🍁 The Somerville Community Growing Center hosts the 25th annual Maple Boil Down, 11am-2pm.

  • Taste syrup collected from sugar maple trees on Tuft University's campus.

🎨 CultureHouse Union Square hosts the Punk Rock Art Meetup and Market, 1pm-5pm.

🍻 Sam Adams Brewery celebrates its 40th anniversary with a festival at its Jamaica Plain taproom.

  • General admission gets you 15 beer samples.
  • Price: $40 (general admission), $84 (VIP) or $100 (super fan tour).

Sunday, 3/3

πŸ“– Author Dennis Lehane speaks at the Boston Public Library about his novel "Small Mercies" and the 50th anniversary of Boston Public Schools' desegregation order and bussing crisis.

πŸ’— Read My Lips, a woman-and-disability-run pop-up bookstore, takes over Winter Hill Brewing Company in Somerville, 11am-2pm.

Night Shift Brewing in Everett hosts a women's month market, 12pm-5pm.

  • Plus: A DIY pottery painting station.
  • Pups are allowed in the outdoor courtyard (open weather permitting)
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