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Go & See: Tuesday 25 — Monday 31 December

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Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events/screenings/exhibitions/performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see this week:

• Events

Monday 31 December
First Night Festival
Boston’s First Night Festival of the Arts, annually showcases the work of 1,000 artists in 200 performances and exhibits at 35 indoor and outdoor venues located throughout the downtown area on New Year’s Eve. This signature Boston event is the oldest and largest of its kind in North America, typically attracting about one million people from throughout the region. The day-long celebration runs from 1 pm to midnight each year on December 31. In addition to the broad range of lively music, dance, theater, visual art, and film programs offered, First Night’s traditional activities include a Family Festival at the Hynes Convention Center, a Grand Procession down Boylston Street, colossal ice sculptures that dot the city’s landscape, and a spectacular fireworks display at midnight.
10am-midnight / $15. Buy your button here.

• Exhibitions

Tuesday December 25, 2012 — Thursday January 3, 2013
Mobius, 55 Norfolk Street, Cambridge
ENCYCLOMEDIA
video "painting", movement, spoken word, sound. In addition to the video projections, which will run every night 7-9 pm, there will be "themed" performance nights of live music, spoken word and/or movement art, presented along with the projections.

Wednesday December 26: WATER: Cailin O'Toole (vocals), Sarah Pearlstein, Markus Nechay (spoken word), Jane Wang (movement).
Thursday December 27: FIRE: Ye Blaspheme Gentyllman (movement, spoken word)
Friday December 28: GLASS:  Matt Samolis (glass), Cailin O'Toole (vocals)
Saturday December 29: PROPERTY: Beasts of Improvisation trio including Matt Samolis (neo-classical flute), Cailin O'Toole (vocals), Monica Raymond, Alexander Herwitz, Sarah Pearlstein (spoken word)
Sunday December 30: FLESH: Monica Raymond, Sarah Pearlstein, Alexander Herwitz, and Markus Nechay (spoken word), Matt Samolis, R Pingrey t-bone, Clare Twohy viola, Saxophone, Michael Dobiel sax+ possibly Janet Underhill bassoon & Tony Leva bass (music)
7-9pm / $10 suggested donation on Performance nights  |  $5 suggested for friends of Mobius

• Screenings

Wednesday December 19 — Sunday December 30
Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, Boston
The Films of Juliette Binoche
times vary / $9 MFA members, seniors, and students | $11 nonmembers

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• Events

Monday 7 January
AIB Art Talks at Boston University
Kenmore Classroom Building, Room 101
565 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Cornelia Lauf—The Curatorial Arts: on producing visual culture in Italy.
7:00-9:00 pm. Free and open to the public

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