Here are the latest South End - Bay Village neighborhood notes:

Fiddle fest

The Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave., will host its annual Fiddle Fest with Castle of Our Skins from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Castle of our Skins is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music and invites exploration into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of past and present.

Admission is free. Visit or call 617-482-6267 for more information.

Sculpture exhibition

Laconia Gallery, 433 Harrison Ave., is displaying “Gods, Totems and Tricksters,” works by Joe Caruso, now through March 24.

An artist’s talk will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 and a First Friday reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on March 1.

The show features sculptural assemblages representing Gods and power figures that reflect man’s enduring belief in the sacred and his strong connection to the natural world.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All are welcome.

Further information can be found at

Student recital

The Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave., will present a student recital at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Friends and neighbors are invited to see students of all ages perform in a free recital concert.

For more details, visit or call 617-482-6267.

'Souper Bowl'

The 11th annual “Souper Bowl” fundraiser for the Haley House soup kitchen in the South End will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade St., Roxbury. There are four entry times: 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m.

Attendees can enjoy great company and sample a diverse array of soups made by a dozen local chefs with locally sourced ingredients. They can take their handcrafted ceramic bowls home with them, courtesy of MassArt’s Clay for Change student group.

Tickets are $40 and are available online at

Visit or call 617-445-0900 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Open art studios

The artists of the SoWa Artists Guild will host a new event, SoWa Second Sunday, from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 10.

More than 80 artists will be in their studios at 450 Harrison Ave., in the SoWa Art and Design District.

Visitors can meet the artists, see a wide variety of original art and buy directly from the artists.

Works will include paintings, sculpture, jewelry design, ceramics, glass and furniture.

Admission is free and parking is available.

For more information, visit

Musical parody

The Huntington Theatre Company will present “Spamilton: An American Parody” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m on Sunday, from Feb. 12 through April 7 at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

This parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit “Forbidden Broadway” has been tearing it up in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. “Spamilton: An American Parody” will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Boston for a limited time only.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 617-526-5000.

Tax help

Free income tax assistance is being offered at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., from Feb. 12 to April 11.

AARP volunteers will help in the electronic filing of simple 2018 Federal and Massachusetts tax returns. Appointments will be made on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 617-536-8241 to schedule an appointment or visit for more information.

Harpsichord concert

Corina Marti will be the guest musician in a free concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave.

After graduating in Baroque music performance on the recorder and harpsichord from the Lucerne Academy of Music, Marti focused on early flutes and late medieval/early Renaissance repertoire in which she gained a degree from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland.

She has extensively performed, recorded and taught late medieval and early Renaissance repertoires throughout Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Registration is required for this free concert, online at or by calling 617-482-6267.

Friday flicks

The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., will screen free films from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 15 and 22.

Featured will be “Corrina, Corrina” starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ray Liotta on Feb. 15; and the comedy “Sister Act” also starring Goldberg and Maggie Smith, on Feb. 22.

Admission is free. Call 617-536-8241 for further details.

Children’s theater

The Boston Children’s Theatre is presenting the musical “The Runaway Bunny” by Margaret Wise Brown at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, now to Feb. 23 at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St. February school vacation performances will be held at 2 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20 through 22.

Newly adapted for the stage, “The Runaway Bunny” is the heartwarming tale of a mother’s reassurances to always run after and find her “little bunny,” no matter how he tries to run away from home and evade her.

The show features endearing characters, stunning scenic effects and original music by Paul Lewis and Gabe Carbajal that will provide young audiences with an introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 617-424-6634.

New play

The Fresh Ink Theatre is performing “Girlish” by Alexa Derman from Feb. 16 at the Black Box Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays.

“Girlish” is a story of two girls navigating friendship, the Internet and what it means to be an adult. This show is recommended for adults only.

Visit or call 617-426-5000 to purchase tickets and for more information.

Farmers’ market

The Trustee’s of Reservation has a Mobile Farmers Market that will be stationed in the Plaza Betances area every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

The market will offer a wide variety of local, fresh vegetables, along with fruit, meat, eggs and milk sourced primarily from the Trustees’ Powisset Farm in Dover, as well as other Massachusetts farms.

With all food coming direct from the farm, prices will be as affordable as possible and the market will accept cash, credit, SNAP/EBT, and WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons. The Trustees are also participating in the new Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program, which just launched this spring and reimburses SNAP customers for local fruit and vegetable purchases.

Further information can be found at or or by calling 617-399-1962.