Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:
Winter Harbor Market
The annual Winter Harbor Market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.
The market will feature more than 25 vendors selling everything from candles, jewelry, calendars, clothing, cosmetics and body lotions and much more. There will be free hot chocolate, wintry art making and caroling with Boston City Singers at 12:30 and 2 p.m. Santa Claus will visit the Seaport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3100 for more information.
The Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley will tour the neighborhood at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at M Street.
Santa Claus and friends from the North Pole will bring holiday cheer and refreshments, and Mayor Walsh will help light the Christmas tree. There will be pony rides and baby goats to pet. Balloon artist Lou Johnson will return this year to create amazing balloon animals for the kids and juggler Tim Ellis will also be back again to entertain everyone. The New England Revolution mascot, Slyde the Fox and the Revolution Street Team will be there with giveaways.
Call 617-635-3911 or visit www.cityofboston.gov for more information.
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will welcome author Jack Kelly in a free program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10.
Kelly, the author of “Sharp Needle: A Memoir,” will recount his spiral into heroin addiction, recovery and his 2013 Boston political campaign. After surgery for a hockey injury, Kelly was prescribed opiate pain medication and became addicted, descending into a life of heroin use that led to homelessness and the loss of his family. He found recovery at age 22, rebuilt his shattered life and became a prominent voice in the recovery movement and the fight against the opiate epidemic.
Admission is free. Call 617-268-0180 or visit www.bpl.org for further information.
Starring Humphrey Bogart
Films starring Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart will be screened at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 18.
The movies will include John Houston’s classic “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” co-starring Walter Houston and John Holt on Dec. 11 and the romance “Sabrina” with Audrey Hepburn and William Holden the following week.
Admission is free. For more details, call 617-268-0180.
Life and dance of Twyla Tharp
The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will present “Twyla Tharp: Minimalism and Me” at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 through 15.
Legendary artist Twyla Tharp, one of the century’s most acclaimed dancers and choreographers, will recount the creation of her early seminal works and experiences living among major visual artists in New York City as dancers from Twyla Tharp Dance re-create excerpts from the works she discusses.
The program draws from 20 important works she made between 1965 and 1970 created for different spaces, including museums and the outdoors, and performed in silence. Her style, which requires a high level of modern and balletic technique, embodies culture, identities, histories and politics.
Pre-performance talks by former Tharp dancer Richard Colton will be held 30 minutes before each performance.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for further details.
The fourth annual South Boston holiday market will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16 at the Innovation and Design Building, 21 Dry Dock Ave.
A Boston holiday tradition, this two-day event brings together the best of New England under one roof. Over 125 of the region’s top independent artists, artisans, designers and food makers will be selling their unique handmade goods. It is the perfect one-stop-shop for personalized, handmade gifts for friends and family alike.
Further information can be found at www.newenglandopenmarkets.com/south-boston-holiday-2018.
The Boston Harbor Islands will host Stewardship Saturday, PEACH training and tool maintenance from 10 a.m. to 2:3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 Central Wharf.
This training is designed to share new ways to volunteer, build skills and connect with other agencies in greater Boston working to protect and restore ecosystems and natural areas.
The first part of the day will be a training session in Promoting Education Through Action in the Conservation of Habitats (PEACH). In 2017, National Parks of Boston partnered with the New England Aquarium, the Trustees of Reservations, Mass Audubon, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Department of Conservation and Recreation to think about how they engage volunteers, and PEACH was the result of this collaboration.
These organizations will create new ways to volunteer, provide training in a variety of fields related to environmental stewardship and build leadership within the corps of volunteers.
Following the training, volunteers will disassemble, clean, sharpen and reassemble all the tools.
Volunteers should bring a lunch and reusable water bottle. Tools and other materials will be provided.
To register, visit www.bostonharborislands.org or call 617-283-3111.
The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., will present a one-night book launch event for Thomas Ray Willis’ “NYU MFA Art Critique” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.
The program will include a live reading-performance featuring 22 participants recreating the subject of the book, Willis’ graduate school art critique.
In May 2018, MFA student Willis hired a professional courtroom stenographer to take notes for his graduate school art critique. What starts as a trial of an artist defending his emotional expression – ranging from a family death to childhood nostalgia – devolves into a heated debate about the group’s own feelings of testifying under oath.
“NYU MFA Art Critique” is 57-page transcript that engages with contemporary topics such as affect, surveillance, data collection, visibility and art etiquette.
Copies of the book, which was recently entered into the Museum of Modern Art Archives, will be available for purchase the night of the event and are available to purchase online from Printed Matter.
RSVP at http://www.distillerygallery.com/thomasraywillis.
Winter accessories needed
The fifth annual warm accessories drive for the South Boston Neighborhood House is being held until mid-December.
Neighbors can drop off warm gloves and hats to the South Boston Post Office, 444 East Third St. A drop-off box will be in the lobby. This is the perfect time of years to help out fellow South Boston neighbors in need.
New art exhibitions
The Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, is hosting special exhibits now through Dec. 31.
The HarborPark Exhibit features photographs of “Quaker Meeting Houses” by Jean Schnell.
“Zakim Bridge, paintings by Anne Harney are on display in the Atrium Exhibit and the Front Lobby is hosting “Discovering Justice.”
Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. 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.