Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:
The Perry School is hosting a friends and family skating fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Murphy Rink, 1880 Day Blvd.
Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family, and includes skating, pizza, drinks and hot chocolate. Free skate rentals are available – first come, first served. There will be raffles and prizes and Blades from the Boston Bruins will be making an appearance. All are welcome.
For more information, call 617-635-8840.
Four artists to display
The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., will display “There is No Band,” artwork by Natessa Amin, S.E. Benezra, Sarah Pater and A.J. Rombach, from Jan. 12 through Feb. 10.
An opening reception with the artists will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Through painting, sculpture, installation and video, the artists invite guests into their circle, a “coven” empowered by ritual practice, chance meetings, places of convergence and a celebration of feminine identity. The four have developed personal lexical symbols that reinterpret elements of reality for the willing guest: something on the periphery, a circle on the edge a tangential reality.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and by appointment.
Further information is available at www.distillerygallery.com.
Starring Paul Newman
A series of films starring Hollywood legend Paul Newman will be screened at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during January.
These classic films will include the award-winning “Cool Hand Luke” with Oscar-winner George Kennedy on Jan. 15; Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” co-starring Elizabeth Taylor on Jan. 22; and “The Long Hot Summer” based on the novel by William Faulkner, with Joanne Woodward and Orson Welles, on Jan. 29.
For more information, call 617-268-0180.
Animation film festival
The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host the Ottawa International Animation Festival at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 17 and 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20.
This program will showcase audience favorites and award winners from the 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival competition. This year’s selection includes films that test our understanding of our relationship to ourselves, parents, partners and even the planet.
Founded in 1976 at the Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, the Ottawa International Animation Festival is the oldest and largest animation event in the Americas.
Admission is $5 for members and students and $10 for non-members.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for a complete listing of films and show times.
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. 21.
Visitors can check out three new exhibitions: William Forsythe’s “Choreographic Objects,” works by Nina Chanel Abney, the last day of Jason Moran’s exhibition and “Entangled in the Everyday,” 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.
Timed tickets will be required.
Further information is available at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3103.
The 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial breakfast will be held at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St.
The program will feature delicious food, live gospel music and a diverse gathering of people, including business, civic and religious leaders from across the state.
Invited speakers include Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
Sheyann Webb-Christburg, Dr. King’s “Smallest Freedom Fighter,” will give the keynote address.
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.
Contemporary dance performance
World Music/CRASHarts will present “Dance UP” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.
This evening will feature Danza Orgánica, a social justice-oriented dance theater company that draws elements from contemporary dance, African diaspora and theater to rewrite mainstream narratives through movement that decolonizes the body and provides new ways of experiencing the world.
A free pre-performance talk with Boston Dance Alliance executive director Debra Cash will be held at 7:30 p.m. and a Q&A with the dancers will follow the performance.
Tickets are $32 for members or $36 for non-members.
Visit www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3100 for more information.
New art exhibitions
The Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, is hosting special exhibits now through March 29.
Photography by Katherine Kominis and Jonathan Fine will be on display in the front lobby exhibit space and “Scratching the Surface,” paintings by Lorrie Berry and Jennifer Jean Costello will be exhibited in the Atrium.
The HarborPark Exhibit features an exhibit from Boston Harbor Now.
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.