February 2016 Boston Events to Mingle, Learn & Get Inspired At

If you are looking for educational, artsy and fun things to do in the Boston area this month, you are in luck because there are a whole bunch of events awaiting you. I keep sending recommendations to friends – a mix of music shows, movies and talks – so I figured it’s worth summarizing them all here and filling up your social calendars.

Amelie – Monday, Feb. 15

Chances are, you’ve seen Amelie before. But let’s be honest – this movie needs to be seen multiple times. Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline will play it for us, so you can enjoy this delightful and whimsical romantic comedy one more time.

Bebel GilbertoBebel Gilberto – Tuesday, Feb. 16

If you are a lover of bossa nova, you can’t miss this. Bebel Gilberto will be performing in Allston, MA and I’m certain it’s going to be a wonderful show. Tickets are currently only $30, so you have no excuses. Here is one of my favorite songs by her to get you in the mood.

News media lightning talks at the MIT Media Lab – Wednesday, Feb. 17

I’m psyched to attend this Lightning Talk event hosted by Hacks/Hackers Boston. It’s an opportunity to hear local journalists and technologists share the latest about new products, projects, and ideas. Of course, there will be time to mingle and get to know the attendees.

CarGurus and She Geeks Out – Thursday, Feb. 25th

She Geeks Out is having their monthly event at CarGurus. Register to see Laura Lu, Director of International Development at Cargurus, Marion McNabb, Senior Technical Advisor at Pathfinder, and Shelagh Braley, CEO of Goalscorp Media talk about their careers, share lessons, and answer questions. You will also meet a number of awesome ladies from the Boston tech scene and grab some yummy food and drinks.

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo: Dos Mujeres at the MFA – All of February

The MFA acquired Frida Kahlo’s Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia), 1928 and we all have the chance to see it. The portrait of two Mexican women (housemaids Frida knew from childhood and depicted with dignity and intimacy) was the first painting the artist ever sold. Visit the MFA to learn more about the story of this masterpiece and immerse yourself in the life of Frida.

I’ll most likely go to all of of these events, so hope to see you there. Let me know what events are you most curious to learn about and attend, so I can include them next time.