While we have to wait until March 4 to see what film wins big at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, The Boston Society of Film Critics gives cinema fans a chance to get into the awards season mood early.
Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, officially. For those participating or opposed, here are some of the more interesting, inexpensive ways to take part, whether you’re in love, are single, have kids or are a kid.
The growth, coming in the January festival’s 15th year, “will enhance the BCMFest experience for performers and audiences,” said Sean Smith, a festival organizer, “while retaining the character of BCMFest as a grassroots community event.”
The film, premiering Friday at a semi-formal event at the Putnam Avenue Upper School, weaves together the stories of generations touched by the church since it opened its doors a century ago as a spiritual refuge for immigrants.
The free annual Cambridge Dance Party that started with only 500 attendees in 1996 will likely have more than 30,000 this year, when it takes its place in front of City Hall for four hours on the final Friday in June.
Harvard’s annual Arts First festival runs Thursday through April 30, including a fair with 100-plus free performances in 11 locations, Make Art stations and a Friday celebrity-studded Celebration of Harvard Artists – also free to attend.
Just in time for returning college students pining for weekdays they can treat like weekends, The Sinclair in Harvard Square is using August to introduce Hump – a dance party taking place the last Wednesday of every month.