Here and There: Interesting Women in Boston’s History

Here: First, visit Historic New England’s Otis House on March 18 to learn about the Williams sisters who ran a boarding house on the site in the later half of the 1800s.

There: Next, visit the Paul Revere House on April 22 to learn about Rachel Revere’s struggles during the Revolutionary War.

Visit Historic New England to register for Boarding and Lodging: Women’s History Month Series on March 18 at 2pm.

Visit Paul Revere House to learn more about Rachel Revere: Revolutionary Woman on April 22 at 1:00, 1:45, or 2:30.

Here and There: Never Too Old For February Vacation

Before I moved to Massachusetts, I had never heard of February vacation week. Do you feel as cheated as I do? Make up for lost time by joining in on one of these events on February 22.

Here: First, get yourself to the MIT Museum from 10-noon for the straw rocket challenge presented by the MIT Rocket Team. That just sounds cool.

There: Next, hurry to the Old State House before 4pm for the 18th Century Portraits program. Learn appropriate poses before using their backdrops and props to live out the dream of starring in your very own portrait. (It’s not just my dream, right?)

Visit the MIT Museum and Old State House for more information. Anyone who produces photographic evidence of themselves building a rocket and then posing in an 18th century portrait in the same day will be my hero.

Here and There: I Hear Music

Here: First, attend Gardner After Hours: Equinox and be sure to add on tickets for the Tribute to Lena Horne concert when you purchase online.

There: Next, attend How Creativity Works at the Museum of Science which includes drinks, activities, and most importantly, a performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra.

Visit the Gardner to purchase tickets for After Hours on March 15, 5-9. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 with student ID. Tickets for the concert are purchased separately at $27 for adults and $12 for students.

Visit Museum of Science to get your $15 tickets for How Creativity Works on March 21, 7pm.

Here and There: Get Your Hands Dirty

Here: First, drop in between 11am and 2pm on January 28 at the deCordova’s one day installation, Snowdecahedron. Join local artist Dan Sternof Beyer and participate in making snow sculptures.

There: Next, sign up for a two day pottery workshop at Fuller Craft Museum on February 8 and 15. Suitable for beginners, this workshop covers pottery making tools and design and allows participants to make one of three types of terra cotta vessels.

Visit deCordova for more information about Snowdecahedron. Free with museum admission.

Visit Fuller Craft Museum for more information about this and other workshops. $108 includes all materials.

Here and There: Mixing Business with Pleasure

Here: First, sign up for Drawing in Pubs, a ten week session hosted by the MFA that meets in a different pub each Thursday and covers basic drawing skills in pencil and ink. Open to all levels over age 21.

Next: Get your tickets for the Gardner’s After Hours Opening Bash on January 19. Be one of the first to explore the new wing and revisit the historic galleries. There will be drinks, snacks, a concert in the concert hall, a band in the courtyard, art activities and more.

Visit the MFA for more information about Drawing in Pubs. January 5-March 15. $285.

Visit the Gardner for details, ticket options and to purchase tickets. January 19, 7pm. $40-60.