Here are the latest Downtown - Fort Point - Leather District - Seaport neighborhood notes:

Marathon fundraiser

TRAINxLIVE event with Reid Eichelberger and DJ G will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Every Fights, 15 Channel Center St.

The event will help raise money for Good Sports as an official charity of the Boston Marathon. Good Sports’ mission is to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing brand-new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need.

Tickets are $25.

To purchase tickets and for further information, visit

Dr. King in Boston

The Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., will host Martin Luther King Jr. Day programs throughout the weekend of Saturday, Jan. 13 through Monday, Jan. 15.

The museum will celebrate the life and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Families will learn about American history and how people can come together to make meaningful change through art, language and other activities. There will be a MLK in Boston story walk, art activities and a community dance program with Vincent Thomas and Urbanity Dance at 1 p.m. on Jan. 13 and a program with Wee the People at 11 a.m. on Jan. 15.

For a full schedule of activities, visit or call 617-426-6500.


ArtsEmerson will present a live screening of Peter Shaffer’s iconic play “Amadeus” at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14 at the Emerson Paramount Mainstage, 559 Washington St.

Young musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy, he begins a war with Mozart, with music and with God.

Lucian Msamati will play Salieri, broadcast live from the National Theatre and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

For more information, visit or call 617-824-8400.

Anniversary exhibit

Fort Point Theatre Channel is celebrating a decade of presenting new configurations of the performing arts with “Art of the Theatre” now until Jan. 15 at the Midway Studios Gallery, 15 Channel Center St.

The exhibit will feature anything that has to with the art of FPTC: sketches, mock-ups, posters, stage models, puppets, videos, sound recordings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, annotated scripts, costumes, props and parts of sets from the many artists who have worked there over the past decade.

Admission is free.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-750-8900.

Immigrant experiences

Palaver Strings will host a free performance and workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St.

This concert will showcase the experiences of Irish, Cape Verdean and Chinese communities. It will feature new music compositions and spoken word personal narratives inspired by the stories of immigrants and their descendants.

Participants will work with the musicians to explore the impact and presence that the music and art of their country of origin has on the city of Boston. Through a performance of music and personal narratives, participants will also be invited to share reflections with an interactive art installation. This art collage will be displayed at Palaver Strings’ concerts at the Boston Center for the Arts. Participants will receive free admission to the performance of “Seeking Sanctuary” on Feb. 11.

Visit or call 617-863-9080 for further information.

New artwork

The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St., will display “Kulap: New Works by Bren Bataclan” from Jan. 18 to April 28.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Cambridge-based Filipino-American artist Bren Bataclan will present artoork inspired by his own immigration to California in 1981. His minimalist, hyper-stylized compositions are immediately accessible to viewers of all ages and backgrounds, even as they convey themes of estrangement and belonging, discovery and confusion. The exhibition invites recognition, reflection and contemplation of what it means to be an immigrant, a citizen and an evolving human being.

Admission to the exhibition and reception is free.

For more details, call 617-863-9080 or visit

Family design day

The Boston Society of Architects will host a family design day “Skyscrapers” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at BSA Space, 290 Congress St.

Boston, the home to the Hancock and Prudential towers, is taking steps to elevate the city’s skyline. Families will learn more about the architecture, science and art behind what keeps the world’s tallest buildings standing and then, using a kit of parts, design and build their own skyscrapers.

This family program is designed for parents and children, ages 5 to 13 years old. Admission is $10 or $8 for members. Pre-registration is required.

Visit or call 617-391-4039 for further details and to register.

Local artists’ exhibit

Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, is hosting new exhibitions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday now to Jan. 31.

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery is displaying “Migrating Colors V,” an exhibit featuring the work of 35 Haitian artists living in New England as they commemorate the seventh year of the Haiti earthquake of 2010 that caused more than 230,000 deaths. The exhibit will also celebrate the release of the book, “Migrating Colors: Haitian Art in New England.” The Migrating Colors concept is a culmination of the collaboration between the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts and its partners Brockton Arts, In Sight Art Gallery and Afro Caribbean Gallery.

The eighth floor gallery is presenting "What You Don't Know About Me," a community-based project created by 2017 Boston AIR artist Charles Coe, who was based at the Tobin Community Center in Roxbury during his residency.

For his project, he collected bits of personal history from people who live or work on Mission Hill, and then matched each story with a photograph of the teller. Coe's intention is to offer combinations of stories and images that create moments of surprise.

This exhibit will close on Feb. 9.

For more information, visit

Winter at City Hall

The community is invited to grab their skates and head to City Hall Plaza to check out Boston Winter, an urban outdoor festival, open now until Feb. 28.

Attendees will glide along the city’s only free-flowing skating. There will be hot cocoa, beer and wine available for purchase. Visitors can rent skates, or bring their own for Boston's first-ever custom designed pathway that weaves around the marquee “BOSTON” sign.

Hours of operation are 3 to 9 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays, 3 to 11 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Visit for more details.

Made in Fort Point

The Made in Fort Point store at 315 A St. is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The store sells and exhibits art, craft and design of more than 75 Fort Point Arts Community members and hosts special events and community meetings. Visitors can find paintings, jewelry, prints, photography, ceramics, furniture, lighting, artists’ books, wearables, greeting cards and more, all made by local artists.

Call 617-423-1100 or visit for more information.