Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Lunar New Year celebrations

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 and hold several special events to ring in the Year of the Pig, 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, drop-in art-making activities including printmaking, exhibitions of Chinese martial arts with Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy, a demonstration of Saebae, a Korean New Year ceremony, Korean and Vietnamese dances 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.

Opera premiere

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will present Acronym in concert at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.10.

The ensemble will perform the Boston premiere Alessandro Scarlatti’s “La caduta de’Decemviri.” This opera tells the story of Virginia, the hero of Roman republicanism during the tyrannical rule of the ten men (Decemviri), and the wicked Appio Claudius.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, Botticelli’s painting of the story of Virginia arrives at the Gardner as part of the special exhibition, “Botticelli: Heroines & Heroes.”

Tickets are $31 general admission, $28 for seniors, $19 for members and $15 for students and children, ages 7-17 and include general admission to the museum’s galleries and the special exhibition gallery.

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

Greek music festival

Berklee College of Music will host the Greek Music Festival from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St.

The Berklee Greek Music Ensemble will perform traditional music from various regions of Greece. Dancers will perform with the ensemble to illustrate the strong connection between Greek music and dance.

Admission is free. Further information can be found at or by calling 617-266-1400.

Valentine’s concert

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will welcome pianist Clare Longendyke in concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. She has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America. An active performer of new music, she has premiered more than 75 new works since 2012 and enjoys presenting programs that intertwine and juxtapose well-loved piano standards with new and unfamiliar works by living composers. Alongside an early piano sonata by Beethoven, movements from Ravel’s “Miroirs” and Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli,” she will perform pieces by living composers Amy Williams, Michael Gilbertson and Missy Mazzoli.

Admission is free with museum admission.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-267-9300.

Wind ensemble to perform

The New England Conservatory will host “Irrepressible, Irreplaceable Ives” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Brown Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

The Wind Ensemble will play music by American modernist composer Charles Ives, including “Songs for Voice and Piano,” “Old Home Days,” “Charlie Rutlage” and “A Symphony: New England Holidays,” as well as “2nd Regiment Connecticut March” by David Wallace Reeves.

This free concert requires a ticket. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit or call 617-585-1100 to reserve a ticket and for more details.

Cupid’s Run

The annual Cupid’s Undie Run will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 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, $45 on Feb. 11. Donations benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Visit to register and for more information.

All Beethoven

An all Beethoven concert by the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

Maestro Benjamin Zander will present a guide to the music talk at 6:45 p.m.

The all Beethoven program will feature the darkly dramatic “Coriolan” overture, the jubilant “Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)” with soloist Robert Levin and the iconic “Symphony No. 5.”

Call 617-236-0999 or visit for further information and to purchase tickets.

Children’s theater

Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, is performing “Ragtime!” by Terrence McNally and lyrics and music by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays, now through Feb. 17.

The musical is a kaleidoscopic journey of three distinct families, African American, Eastern European immigrants and upper class suburbanites, at the turn of the 20th century in New York City. This is a story of immigration, innovation and “a dream of what this country could be.” It is recommended for people, ages 10 and older.

Tickets are $20 to $40.

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