Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

Benefit party

The ninth annual winter benefit presented by the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys and Girls’ Club Alumni Council will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Seapoint Bar & Grill, 367 East Eighth St.

Tickets are $20. There will be prizes and a 50/50 drawing. This year they will raffle off an autographed Chris Hogan football. Raffle tickets are available to purchase online.

Proceeds will benefit the South Boston Boys and Girls’ Club’s Keystone conference, swim team and additional programming.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 617-268-4301 or visit

Four artists to display

The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., is displaying “There is No Band,” artwork by Natessa Amin, S.E. Benezra, Sarah Pater and A.J. Rombach, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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.

Further information is available at

Sundance film shorts

Short films from the Sundance Film Festival will be screened at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.

The program will feature seven films that received awards at the festival, widely considered the premiere showcase for short films and the launch pad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers.

Featuring fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the program includes styles from comedy to quiet poetry.

Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Call 617-478-3103 or visit for more details.

Love is in the air

In honor of St. Valentine’s Day, the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, is screening classic romances from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during February.

The series will include “Roman Holiday” starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in her Oscar-winning role on Feb. 12; the tearjerker “Love Story” with Ryan O’Neil and Ali McGraw on Feb. 19; and the film voted the most romantic movie of all time, “Casablanca” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, on Feb. 26.

Admission is free.

For more details, call 617-268-0180.

Contemporary dance

Bill T. Jones and the Arnie Zane Company will present “Analogy Trilogy” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 to 16 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.

Developed by Bill T. Jones, the three dances are based on oral histories and inspired by W. G. Sebald’s award-winning novel “The Emigrants.” Part one, “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse and World War II survivor. Part Two, “Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist” is a tragic yet humorous journey through the sex trade and drug use of the 1980s. The final part “Ambros: The Emigrant,” tells the story of a German valet and his glamorous travels with his employer through Europe and the Middle East on the eve of WWI.

Tickets are $30 for members and students or $40 for non-members.

Visit or call 617-478-3100 for more information.

New art exhibition

The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., will host “The City Inside Us,” artwork by Jose Ferreira and Asma Kazmi, from Feb. 16 to March 17.

An opening reception will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

“The City Inside Us” is an exhibition of heterogeneous objects and gestures that encompass themes of consciousness, ritual, habit and habitation. Oscillating between the material and the virtual, the exhibition unsettles viewers to reveal ways in which history is inscribed onto bodies, and onto the environment.

The exhibition unfolds along by connecting two projects: Ferreira’s work seeks to locate trajectories of familial histories and memories that are fraught with omissions and narratives of denial. Kazmi’s project aims to map the architectural, material and cultural history of radically changing sites and topographies of major cities.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Further information can be found online at

Character studies

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is hosting “Dennis Nance: Character Studies” from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, now to March 17.

Visitors can create artworks of their own on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. They can explore artist Dennis Nance’s costumes inspired by everyday objects, and see why he has been called a “wizard of word, wardrobe and wonder.” They will develop creative characters, make costume elements and have a chance to see the characters brought to life in the art lab.

Admission is free with museum admission and admission is always free for visitors ages 17 and under.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-478-3100.

Artist of the month

Artwork by artist Scyrus Cartwright is on display at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, now to Feb. 28.

Admission is free.

Call 617-268-0180 for more information.

Tax help

ABCD: South Boston Action Center, 424 West Broadway, is hosting free tax clinics now until April 13.

Taxpayers who earned less than $55,000 in 2018 can have their taxes prepared and claim important tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Call for an appointment at 617-269-5160, ext. 0.

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 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 or call 617-478-3103 for further details.