Stream a Moby Dick marathon, hike and more

Opera music


For many of us, the holiday season is firmly in the rearview mirror as January rolls around. And of course, while we miss the camaraderie and warmth of the oven (and bodies that have gathered for parties), our wallets heave a sigh of relief. But reason demands To do, and the brain and body don’t take off just because a new year has started. That, combined with COVID-19 positivity rates skyrocketing to the moon, makes a list of events that largely take place outdoors, on their own or under the auspices of videochat facilitators.

Moby Dick Marathon

The marathon has returned to its virtual surroundings for its 26th edition. For three days, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will present a reading of classical literary Leviathan. The reading itself is free to anyone with access to Zoom, but for $ 25 Melville enthusiasts will have access to a lecture examining New Bedford’s cultural presence in the novel. The museum has also partnered with Cousin Hosea’s Chowder Hall and Decanter Taproom for victual variations on a Moby Dick theme.

January 7-9. Free reading. The opening conference costs $ 20 for members and $ 25 for general admission

Untitled love

Kyle Abraham’s New York dance company AIM describes work in 2021 Untitled love as “creative exaltation [paying] paying homage to the intricacies of self-love and black love, while serving as a beating mixtape celebrating our culture, family and community. The title is also a nod to musician D’Angelo whose music serves as a source of creative inspiration for this choreographed project.

January 21-23. $ 25 for students and members, $ 35 general admission

Volunteers and goats vs. Invasive Plants at Habitat Sanctuary

For those who have decided to assume their role as stewards of the environment, the Appalachian Mountain Club is expanding this conservation activity aimed at 20 and 30 year olds. Volunteers assemble at Habitat Sanctuary in Belmont, where they will clear the invasive flora through their own labor production – and with the help of hungry Nigerian dwarf goats.

January 8

Three goats eat invasive plants.

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Winter Hike in the Blue Hills Beginner

Winter weather doesn’t mean satisfying hikes can’t be done, but if you’re looking to get used to the idea of ​​winter hikes, ACM has an easy beginner’s trail at Blue Hills Reservation. The route ends at around 4 hours. Easy enough.

January 9

Ana Sokolović’s “Svadba”

Canadian composer Ana Sokolović’s 2011 opera “Svadba” – which centers on social activity and ritual between a bride and her friends before the wedding day – comes to the Boston Lyric Opera in a new production. Daniela Candillari conducts.

Viewing will be virtual via, a streaming service that provides access to other past and present productions, such as “Fall of the House of Usher” by Philip Glass and “Ariadne Auf Naxos” by Strauss.

Premieres January 28. Operabox subscriptions are $ 99 and last for a full year. Students can get a significant discount of $ 39.99 by emailing a copy of their student ID card to [email protected] with “ Student Subscription” in the subject line.

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Dancers from the cast of Boston Lyric Opera’s “SVADBA” perform on Ballston Beach in Truro, Mass. (L to R) Sarah Pacheco, Sasha Peterson, Victoria Awkward, Emily Jerant-Hendrickson and Jay Breen.

David Angus / Boston Lyric Opera

Louis apollon

By the time January arrives, the days are technically lie down. But, some of us are not fortunate enough to escape the grip of seasonal affective disorder. In that case, a trip to Plymouth may be in order, where Louis Appollon of Brooklyn will be stationed, delivering the carefree warmth that his voice and guitar have to offer.

7:30 p.m. January 13. Tickets cost $ 15 to attend in person and $ 10 to broadcast live. Spire Center for the Performing Arts in Plymouth.

Ice skating in Needham

Yes, you could go to an ice rink. Ponds, however, provide a kind of natural embrace – after all, you are skating on Earth conditions. The Town of Needham checks the ice depths of several of the town’s ponds, literally for your benefit. If it’s thick enough, put it on and go.

Somewhere in January? We cannot predict when there will be enough ice.