South Boston neighborhood notes
The City of Boston and the Animal Rescue League of Boston will host a dog licensing and low cost rabies vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the Condon Community Center, 200 D St.
Pets must be held by a person, ages 18 years or older. Cats must be in a vari-kennel or similar pet carrier. Pets will get a three-year rabies vaccine if owners can show written proof that the last vaccine was given 9 to 12 months prior to the clinic date or that the pet has had a three-year rabies vaccine at any point in the past.
The vaccine fee is $5, $2 for senior owners. Dog license fee is $15 for spayed/neutered pets or $30 for intact male/females.
Call 617-635-5348 or visit www.cityofboston.gov/animalcontrol for more details.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host family art activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday to Thursday, April 18 to 20, during school vacation week.
Families can enjoy exploring the art galleries, creating flying fish, trying mirror symmetry, listening to story times and making sketches and their own short stories.
Tickets to the art activities are free with museum admission. Youth, ages 17 and under, are admitted free.
Further information is available at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3103.
The South Branch Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will screen films starring British leading man Ronald Coleman from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 18 and 25.
The library will screen the drama “If I Were King” with Basil Rathbone on April 18 and the comedy “Talk of the Town” co-starring Cary Grant the following week.
Call 617-268-0180 for more details.
The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., is hosting “In Presence,” a month-long exhibition of performance art, now through May 6.
This exhibition challenges the artist and viewer in the ways in which they can witness and experience performance art. The exhibition features 20 performance artists from around the world, including Creighton Baxter, Emmanuelle Duret, Michelle Lacombe, Martine Viale, Jessica Borusky, Elaine Thap, Eduardo Restrepo, Sarah Hill, Nash Glynn, Sandrine Schaefer, Hayley Morgenstern, B Ajay Sharma, Harpreet Singh and more.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays and by appointment.
Further information is available at www.distillerygallery.com.
World Music/CRASHarts will present Maureen Fleming in a new multimedia creation at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.
Fleming invents surreal movement poetry, curving her body into shapes of beauty. Her new multimedia creation, “B. Madonna,” features text by David Henry Hwang and music by Philip Glass performed live by pianist Bruce Brubaker, original accordion music by Guy Klucevsek and taiko drumming by Kaoru Watanabe. This meditation on miracles juxtaposes Fleming’s new and repertory work with 3D video projections designed by Christopher Odo.
Boston Dance Alliance director Debra Cash will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. before the performances.
Tickets are $36 for members and $40 for non-members.
Call 617-478-3100 or visit www.icaboston.org to purchase tickets or for more details.
Spring book sale
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host the annual springtime book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.
Organized by the Friends of the South Boston Branch Library, the sale will feature lots of adult and juvenile books, CDs, audio books and other audio-visual materials at low prices.
All proceeds will benefit the programming of the branch library. Call 617-268-0180 for more details.
Artists for Humanity will host the 12th annual “Greatest Party on Earth” from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 at the Epicenter, 100 West Second St.
A pre-party benefactor reception will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, fine wine and signature cocktails and a live auction.
From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the epicenter will rock with some of Boston’s most talented dancers, musicians and acrobats. Festivities will also include wines and delicious food stations and desserts. Patrons can visit the painting studio to meet the young artists and designers and purchase artwork.
Valet parking will be available. This event is 21 plus. All proceeds will benefit the Youth Arts Enterprise Program.
For more information, visit afhboston.com or call 617-268-7620.
The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, on Thompson Island. The boat will depart from Long Wharf, north dock.
Volunteers will join other park stewards to help maintain and enhance the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. They will work on the edge of the freshwater wetland to control invasive non-native species of plants, enhance natural processes and improve habitat for island wildlife and birds.
Participants should dress appropriately in layers for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Tools will be provided.
To register, visit www.bostonharborislands.org or call 617-223-8106.
All about the Bard
The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, is displaying “All About the Bard” now through April 30.
The life and works of William Shakespeare are the focus of the branch’s exhibit that is on view at street level. The exhibit is part of the Boston Public Library’s “All The City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare” programs to commemorated the 400th anniversary of his death.
Admission is free. Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-268-0180 for more 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 www.icaboston.org or call 617-478-3103 for further details.
Fun at the library
A series of fun, free children’s activities will be held during April at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.
Featured will Puppet Story Time at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays; Playgroup for babies, toddlers and preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Circle Time for babies and toddlers at 11 a.m. on Fridays. There is also an infant massage class at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.
For more details, call 617-268-0180.