Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Year of the Dog

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.10 and hold several special events to ring in the Year of the Dog, highlighting Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese art and traditional ceremonies.

The day will include lion dances performed by the Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe, Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy, drop-in art-making activities including printmaking and bok jumani, exhibitions of Gong Fu, Chinese martial arts, a demonstration of a Korean New Year ceremony and stories and celebrations of the Vietnamese Tet. The Korean Traditional Arts Academy will also perform.

There will also be tours conducted in English, American Sign Language and Mandarin.

Tickets are required for the free programs. For more information, visit

The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, the Korean Cultural Society of Boston, Vietaid and the Chinese Culture Connection are co-sponsoring the celebration.

Musical fundraiser

Music for Food will host a benefit concert for the Women’s Lunch Place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 at New England Conservatory of Music, Brown Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

Musicians including Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, piano; Matt Haimovitz, cello; Yoojin Jang and Peter Zazofsky, violins; Kim Kashkashian, viola; and David McFerrin, baritone; will perform works by Franz Schubert, Luna Pearl Woolf, J.S. Bach and Amy Beach.

The suggested donation is $25 or $10 for students.

Further information can be found at

Youth orchestra

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras will present the annual winter concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.

The Repertory Orchestra under the direction of Mark Miller and the Preparatory Winds under the direction of Janet Underhill will perform. Tickets are $15 general, $12 students and seniors. Children, ages 5 and under, are free.

Visit or call 617-353-3348 for more details.

Garden party

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will host a “Garden Party,” the next Third Thursday event, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Attendees can step inside the warm galleries and reconnect with friends by the balmy, flower-filled courtyard, listen to dreamy music, create a horticulture project and rejuvenate.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $5 for students and free for members. Students in the University Membership Program are admitted free.

Call 617-566-1401 or visit for more information.

Cupid’s Run

The Cupid’s Undie Run will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St.

Cupid’s Undie Run is a fun mile-run that takes place in the middle of a party, all to find a cure to neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children. Undies are encouraged, but it may not be for everyone, so costumes and running gear are fine. Participants can start a team with friends, join a team or run solo. Participants must be aged 21 plus, with I.D. Fundraising is encouraged, with prizes for highest amounts raised. .

The participation fee is $40. Donations benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Visit to register and for more information.

Chamber music concert

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform in concert from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway.

The ensemble will perform “Duo in E minor for Violin and Viola” by Spohr; Mozart’s “Quintet in A Major for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello;” and “Quintet in B flat Major for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34” by Weber.

Tickets include museum admission.

Visit or call 617-566-1401 for further information and to purchase tickets.

Taiko drumming

World Music/CrashArts will present “Tao: Drum Heart” at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave.

This performance offers a breathtaking, modern twist on a tradition art form, with explosive taiko drumming and innovative, acrobatic choreography.

Tickets are from $30 to $58.

For more information, visit or call 617-747-2261

‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, is presenting the Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays now through March 4.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, the story follows Belle, a young woman who doesn’t fit in her village, and the Beast, a prince transformed into a monster, cursed until he learns to love and is loved in return. Families will enjoy this “tale as old as time” and favorite songs such as “Belle,” “Be My Guest” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

For more information, visit or call 617-879-2300.