Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:
Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, is performing “Ragtime!” by Terrence McNally and lyrics and music by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 and 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 www.wheelockfamilytheater.org or call 617-879-2300.
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 www.bostonphil.org for further information and to purchase tickets.
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 www.cupids.org to register and for more information.
Vacation at the MFA
The Museum of Fine Arts at 465 Huntington Ave. invites children of all ages to vacation week adventures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 22. The museum will be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
The theme is “artful animals” and activities will include children’s tours, story hours, art-making projects, weaving demonstrations, scavenger hunts, hip-hop dances, a Chinese Lion Dance and more.
All vacation activities are free with admission. Adults must accompany all children.
Visit www.mfa.org or call 617-267-9300 for a complete schedule of activities.
Free day at the museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will host the Frank Hatch Free Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18.
Visitors will enjoy free performances with choreographer Marsha Parrilla, special guest violinist Josh Knowles and Puerto Rican cuatro player Fabiola M. Mendez Quinones; try their hand at drawing with live models; meditate with Tai Jimenez; and more.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Visit www.gardnermuseum.org or call 617-566-1401for more details.
Artists takeover the museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will host a Third Thursday program “Artist Takeover” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.
The best of Boston’s artists and culture-makers will take over the museum for the evening. Featuring writers, producers, photographers, multi-media artists and community organizers, this creative social circle captures the spirit of Isabella’s “salons.” The evening will include a performance by bandmates Charlie Giargiari and Shyam Nepali mixing the Nepalese sarangi and acoustic guitar; portraits in the education studio; episodes of the comedic web series “The Pineapple Diaries;” Kadahj Bennett performing “Paranoia Noir” and more.
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 www.gardnermuseum.org for more information.
Music of John Corigliano
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project will present the John Corigliano Portrait Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainborough St.
The program will include Corigliano’s “Troubadours” with guest musician guitarist Eliot Fisk, and “Symphony No. 2,” as well as the world premiere of “The Infinite Forest” by Diane Voyer, the winner of the 2019 BMOP-NEC Composition competition.
More information is available at www.bmop.org or by calling 617-585-1270.
The Handel and Hayden Society will perform “Glories of the Italian Baroque” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.
The Italian Baroque offers music that is dramatic and heart-on-sleeve, alive with color and fired by unbounded energy. Solo violinist Aisslinn Nosky will perform Vivaldi’s “Violin Concerto in D minor” and “Concerto for Violin, Opus 8, No. 5.” The orchestra and guest performer, violist Karina Schmitz will also perform works by Corelli, Muffat, Telemann and Geminiani.
For more details and to purchase tickets, visit www.handelandhaydn.org or call 617-266-3605.