The Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented the second of its new South of Main buildings to the Planning Board for design review, and got sharp criticism from almost the entire board. MIT wants to start construction soon, but will have to return to the board.
“Signs of Protest: Posters, Photos, and Art from the Women’s March”; Ava DuVernay’s “13th”; David Bowie’s Complete “Blackstar” for orchestra; “Dissident” political theater; Fluff Centennial Birthday Party; Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival; and a seven-band mini-fest.
Bach Society Orchestra’s Winter Alumni Concert; Mardi Gras and “Music from the Seven” benefits for the ACLU; story-telling from Finland’s Kalevala; the Contest4Improv4Humans Boston Regional Round; and a Coach rock mini-fest.
Kendall Square could see another 1,400 dwelling units and 1.7 million square feet of office, research and development with ground-floor retail as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology redevelops the federal John A. Volpe National Transportation Center.
The community is invited to meetings at noon or 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the redevelopment of the Volpe site in Kendall Square, as well as to hear about other projects and issues concerning the developer, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Free (mostly classical) concerts; ninth annual “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-off; Silent Disco Snow Day; Out of the Blue Benefit Show with music and comedy; Pre-Superbowl Show with music and #SnarkerBowl/Chili Cook-off Party.
ACLU benefit with art, music and film; free chocolate tasting as part of Harvard Square’s Chocolate Festival; 39th Annual Sci-Fi Marathon at MIT; Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” opera; and 1Fest hardcore music event.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will pay $750 million to gain the rights to redevelop the Volpe Center 14-acre land parcel in Kendall Square, reflecting a concerted push to finish the deal in the last days of the Obama administration after a multi-year process.
The design for a new, 28-story Kendall Square dormitory south of Main Street and an open space plan for its five-building complex will be heard Tuesday by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – now also developer of the Volpe parcel – to the Planning Board.
Emerging Choreographers at Harvard; “The Secret Life of Robots” or author Lee Carpenter reads of great feminists; St. Joseph’s Parish Holiday(!) Bazaar; “Crossing the Atlantic” with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra; and a Community Chamber Concert.