Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:
World Music/CRASHarts will present Compagnie Hervé Koubi at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.
Koubi’s work combines hip-hop, capoeira and contemporary dance with Sufi imagery. The company of French-Algerian and African male dances will perform “What the Day Owes the Night” and the Boston premiere of “The Barbarian Nights,” a new work that explores the historical mix of cultures and religions that make up the Mediterranean ethos.
Tickets are $54 for members or $58 for non-members.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3100 for more information.
MLK Memorial Breakfast
The 48th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be held at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St.
The program will feature delicious food, live music and a diverse gathering of people, including business, civic and religious leaders from across the state.
Shayna Seymour, co-anchor of “Chronicle,” WCVB’s nightly news magazine, will be the emcee. The keynote address will be given by Bakari Sellers, CNN political analyst, lawyer and activist.
Other invited speakers include Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
Proceeds from the breakfast will fund scholarships and community programs of the Union United Methodist Church and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church.
Visit www.bostonmlkbreakfast.org for more details and to purchase tickets.
Free day at the museum
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is offering free admission for all from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15.
Visitors can check out three new exhibitions: Nicholas Nixon’s “Persistence of Vision,” Steve McQueen’s “Ashes” and “Liquidity” by Hito Steyeri, as well as the museum’s new acquisitions.
There will also be special art-making programs for children from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Further information is available at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3103.
Films of John Ford
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, is screening a series of films by legendary Hollywood director John Ford at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays during January.
Featured will be the Academy Award-winning “Mister Roberts” starring Henry Fonda and Jack Lemmon on Jan. 16; and the classic westerns “The Searchers” starring John Wayne and Jeffrey Hunter on Jan. 23; and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” with Wayne and James Stewart on Jan. 30.
Admission is free.
For more details, call 617-268-0180.
Work information session
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will offer a free “Ticket to Work” information session from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18.
This workshop will be of particular interest to those who receive SSI/SSDI, are between ages 18-64 and are looking for work.
Topics to be covered include determining how work will impact benefits; finding full-time job opportunities; updating resumes and cover letters; mock interviews; overcoming employment gaps, work accommodations and other barriers to finding jobs; referrals for clothing, transportation and other resources; and developing individual work plans.
Call 617-268-0180 for further information.
A host of animated films from the Ottawa International Animation Festival will be screened at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.
“The Best of Ottawa 2017” is a collection of jury-awarded short films and fan favorites from the 41st anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, North America’s largest animation event.
Tickets are $5 for members and students and $10 for non-members.
Call 617-478-3103 or visit www.icaboston.org for more details and to purchase tickets.
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host a wintertime book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20.
The Friends of the South Boston Branch will sell a large assortment of adult and children’s books, audio books, CDs, DVDs and more at low prices. All proceeds will benefit the community programming of the branch.
Call 617-268-0180 for further details.
Mass Bay Credit Union is hosting its seventh annual Coat and Warm Clothing drive in partnership with Friends of Boston’s Homeless “Warm Hands Warm Heart” campaign. Donations of new or gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and socks can be made to one of Mass Bay’s branches including the one in South Boston at 147 West Fourth St. and Seaport at 409 D St. Donations will be accepted until Jan. 31. Collected items will be donated to shelters throughout the community.
Call 617-269-2700 for more details.
New art exhibitions
The Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, is hosting special exhibits now through March 30.
The HarborPark Exhibit features “East-West,” paintings by Dominique Lecomte, a tribute to John Joseph Moakley will be featured in the Front Lobby and paintings by Eliane Markoff are on display in the Atrium.
Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. A photo I.D. is required to enter the courthouse.
Visit www.moakleycourthouse.com or call 617-261-2440 for further information.
Pop-up art talk
A pop up talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in the fourth floor galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. The talk will introduce visitors to a different perspective of contemporary art from individuals who study the exhibitions every day. The visitor assistants (VAs), wearing “Ask Me” buttons, will give 15-minute talks in front of works of art.
Tickets are free with museum admission.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for further details.