Event Calendar: Feb. 8 – Feb. 14

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Event Calendar: Feb. 8 – Feb. 14

Samuel Kim

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These are the events in and around Boston that you do not want to miss this week.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Do you love flaky pastries? What about cheese and potatoes? If so, go to NU Hillel’s night of making bourekas, a Israeli pastry that includes savory fillings like those mentioned above. This is a perfect, hands-on opportunity to learn about and experience Israeli cuisine and culture. Make sure to get your tickets here. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Northeastern University Hillel House; Free.


Friday, Feb. 9

Authentic Mexican food isn’t easy to come by in New England. Mr. Tamole, a food stand serving Mexican cuisine, will change that for an evening of tamales galore. They will host a pop-up at Bone Up Brewing Co. in Everett Friday. The tentative menu includes both red and green salsa tamales, vegan tamales and sweet coconut tamales. There will also be beans and esquites, which are corn cobs boiled with spices and later mixed with lime juice, chili powder, cheese and mayonnaise. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Everett; Prices vary.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts to ring in Lunar New Year! Explore Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying a variety of music and dance performances throughout the Museum, including traditional dances and martial arts performances. There will also be, scavenger hunts, hands-on art activities and gallery tours offered in English, Mandarin and American Sign Language. 10 a.m. –  5 p.m.; Museum of Fine Arts; Free.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Missed the Sundance Film Festival in Utah? No worries. The Institute of Contemporary Art will host a 95-minute program presenting seven short films from the festival. The lineup offers a taste of comedy alongside contemplative reflections of the world we live in. Films on the docket include “5 Films About Technology,” written and directed by Peter Huang, “And The Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye,” by Francisca Alegría, “Come Swim,” by Kristen Stewart, “Lucia, Before and After,” by Anu Valia, “Night Shift,” by Marshall Tyler, “Pussy,” by Renata Gasiorowska and “Ten Meter Tower,” by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson. Tickets can be purchased here. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; $5 for students, $10 for non-members.

Monday, Feb. 12

Tweet, tweet — join Northeastern’s Delta Phi Omega Iota chapter at AfterHours for a night of Trivia with Tweety. Come test your knowledge and see if you’re the biggest cartoon enthusiast around. You can sign up as a team of four or join forces with others at the event. All proceeds will go to Pratham’s Second Chance Program, an organization in India that aims to support school drop-outs and those who could not complete their secondary education. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Northeastern AfterHours; $3 per player.  

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Keren Cytter, an Israeli artist and writer, will be visiting the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to talk about her art, which centers on the integration of text, absurd fragmentation and the use of intertextuality. Cytter’s written scripts and their visual realizations prompt questions about language and its role in the construction of representational tropes. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Boston; Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Celebrate this day of love by heading over to Berklee College of Music for a night of Valentine’s themed Cabaret, a live showcase of Broadway favorites and musical theatre-inspired originals. This student initiative, which began in 2012, gives musical theatre enthusiasts at Berklee the chance to perform in a professional setting beyond the main stage musical season. This month’s theme is the Real Meaning of Valentine’s Day, showcasing songs that relate to peace, freedom, civil rights and love. 8 p.m.; Red Room at Cafe 939; Free.