Nov 13, 2014

Joan Jonas: Reanimation

Pioneering American artist Joan Jonas performs her 2013 work "Reanimation" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Using drawings, objects, choreography and music, with a nod to both ancient and contemporary technology, Jonas creates moving imagery inspired by Icelandic author Halldór Laxness' novel, "Under the Glacier." Jonas is Professor Emerita at MIT and graduated from SMFA in 1961, but this is her first major work performed in Boston. 7 pm. Free, but ticket required. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., 800.440.6975, www.mfa.org

Nov 28, 2014

MIT Museum's F.A.T. Chain Reaction

MIT Museum hosts its annual Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction event that features teams from across the country that design, build and test their own creations, which directly relate to the year's theme and will ultimately be connected together. For 2014, the theme is "Prime" and local artists Arthur Ganson and Jeff Lieberman participate. 1-4 pm. $15. Rockwell Cage Gymnasium, 120 Vassar St., Cambridge, web.mit.edu/museum

Nov 02, 2014

Boston Athenaeum Open House

This landmark is one of the city’s largest and oldest membership libraries and its first museum of fine arts. Its collections include the personal library of George Washington and art by John Singer Sargent. It hosts its annual open house this month, inviting members of the public to freely explore the entire Athenaeum landmark building (including areas normally reserved for members) and current exhibitions like “Over Here: World War I Posters from Around the World.” Noon-4 pm. 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, 617.720.7629, www.bostonathenaeum.org

Oct 05 - Nov 16, 2014

Taj Boston Roof Top Sunday Brunch

Take a leisurely Sunday meal atop one of Boston's most elegant buildings, which also boasts stunning views of the Public Garden and Newbury Street. The Taj Boston and executive chef Jesse Souza serve up a weekly changing buffet menu of seasonal New England dishes, as well as authentic Indian specialty dishes in a nod to the brand's origins. Raw bar, fresh pasta, sushi, made-to-order waffles and Mediterranean charcuterie are among the offerings. Reservations: $37-79. Su seatings at 10:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 1:30 pm.

Apr 18-19, 2015

Festival of Books

More than 150,000 book lovers are expected to converge at the University of Southern California campus for this Los Angeles Times-sponsored festival. The free event, which brings together readers, authors, publishers and booksellers, is considered the largest and most prestigious book fair in the country. For more information visit events.latimes.com.

Apr 10-19, 2015

Coachella

The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival heats up the desert with dual weekends of performances by legendary acts and indie up-and-comers alike. April 10-12, 17-19

Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Fireworks light up the sky at midnight near Jacksonville Landing, and the celebration continues on New Year’s Day with the Gator Bowl Parade. www.makeascenedowntown.com

Dec 05-07, 2014

Holiday Home Tour

Visit five vintage, private homes decorated by florists and designers in historic Fernandina Beach. Free trolley service with costumed carolers and Victorian characters. www.ameliahometours.com

Nov 22, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015

Nights of Lights

Board a trolley to admire more than 2 million tiny, white lights aglow along the historic buildings to honor St. Augustine’s Spanish heritage. www.floridashistoriccoast.com/nights

Nov 15, 2014

Holiday Spectacular

Beat the Black Friday rush with a Christmas tree lighting, visit with Santa, fireworks show, Joe Nichols concert and play area with six tons of snow. St. Johns Town Center, 4663 River City Drive, Jacksonville.

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