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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 14, 2014 Page9 /! -i i] I ! 00ociall00 00cene by j00lngela Cornacchio The Museum of Science is host to many exhibits and not all are just for the kiddies. The "Innovation in the Art of Food Chef Ferran Adria" has great incite to the history of our favorite dishes. (Photo by Angela Cornacchio) Socially Scene Reviewed ... Since the kids have been On school vacation I thought, why not join in on the fun? This past week Soc/a//y Scene visited one of Boston's best, the Museum of Science. When you arrive, there are hallways everywhere; green wing, blue wing, red wing OH MY! Two of the highlighted exhibits cur- rently are the "Butterfly Gar- den" and "Human Body," so instead of trying to figure a direction Socially Scene went straight for butterflies in flight. The second you walk in it feels like spring has sprung! There are beautiful colors fluttering around, lush green plants, and exotic everything everywhere. It was almost impossible to focus on all the information available when there were so many species of butterflies ruling the room. Every few feet there are signs to describe the breath- taking creatures: the pierc- ing blue "Morpho Peleides," silver-studded "Hypna Cly- temnestra," and a swallow- tail "Papilio Thoas" were just a few. It was amazing to hear the tenant of the exhibit just gush knowledge about all the residents in the habi- tat. I thought the billions of ladybugs were there just to add to the beauty, but they are actually brought in fre- quently to help keep a cer- tain bacteria from forming. Oh Mother Nature and her mysterious ways! There was a sign attached to a full-length mirror just before you exit: "Check your- self for 'hitchhiking' butter- flies before leaving." It made sense; you have to be ever so careful with each move you make to not step on any of the butterflies. When you enter, it's to their world. Just outside the exhibit were a lot of "Can You See" type games on the wall -- the things you can learn about the mind and what it chooses to see. Just after was a "holasehold-type" ex- hibit where you could see the science behind -- why does a sink drain swirl the way it does, why does food spoil, and a little experiment with temperature of a coffee machine and microwave. Just as Socially Scene arrived at the prehistoric panel, time was up. The Museum of Science is an all- day event and another Bos- ton landmark with so much to offer. Currently in the Omni Theater: Jerusalem, Rocky Mountain Express through April 1 I th, The Hu- man Body through April, and Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk returns April 12 th, The Charles Hayden Planetarium "is featuring Magic Tree House, Moons: ( Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 World of Mystery, Laser Beatles and so much more! They offer 3-D digital cin- ema, laser shows, live ani- mals, and the list goes on. Socially Scene will return; stay tuned for my review on "Innovation in the Art of Food, Chef Ferran Adria." If you would like more infor- mation on current exhibits or for tickets you can call 617-723-2500 or visit www. mos. org. Let the Blooming Begin ... Catch the final three days of the Boston Flower & Gar- den show through Sunday, March 16 th at the Seaport World Trade Center. We're in the home stretch of one of the toughest win- ters New England has seen in years and for that reason, the Boston Flower & Garden Show is just in the nick of time! This year's theme "Romance in the Garden" will be all encompassing, featuring lectures and dem- onstrations by top garden writers, industry experts and creative local chefs, a diverse and lively marketplace fea- turing thousands of plants and hundreds of the newest gardening products, and new special events designed to illustrate the changing land- scape of gardening. Some of this year's high- lights include Boston Flower Show After Dark, A Garden of Cakes -- Where Sweet Tooth Meets Green Thumb, and platinum-selling song- writer and singer Matt Nath- anson performing a "Mix Lounge" acoustic set of his hits, including Come On Get Higher at the Flower Show Preview Party! Boston, step into spring at the Boston Flower & Garden Show through March 16 TM at the Seaport World Trade Center located at 200 Sea- port Boulevard in Boston. For further information visit www. bos tonflowershow, com. Get Cookin' With Dr. Start & Chef Steve Ali ... at Scullers Jazz Club on Thurs- day, March 27 . Dr. Stanley Sagov cel- ebrates his 70 th birthday with a night of hot jazz at Scullers Jazz Club. Out- standing jazz pianist, com- poser, lull-time physician and Harvard Medical School faculty member Dr. Stanley Sagov has been packing his jazz shows with his Remem- bering the Future Jazz Band in Boston area clubs for the past five years, and his band features some of the most highly-regarded jazz players I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Dr. Stanley Sagov celebrates his 70 th birthday with a night of hot jazz and classic cookin' at Scullers Jazz Club on March 27 th. (Photo by sueauclairpromotions.com) in Boston: John Lockwood on acoustic bass; Bob Gullotti on drums; Robert Douglas Gay on alto sax; Stan Strickland on sax, flute and vocals; Mike Peipman on trumpet and flugelhorn; and Special Guest vocalist, Wannetta Jackson. Also featured at Scullers will be performance painter Nancy Ostrovsky. "Cookin' With Dr. Stan and Chef Steve All" will be a spe- cial dinner/show package where "South Africa Meets Trinidad" in Scullers' Green Room Restaurant. Dinner show packages will feature several Trinidad-flavored specials by Chef Steve Ali along with Dr. Stanley Sagov's South African Jazz Beef Curry. Other items on the menu include Chef Steve's Caribbean Chicken Stew and South African Pickled Fish. The food prom- ises to be unique and is not the standard restaurant menu by any means, and DoubleTree Suites Hotel Food & Beverage Manager Tarun Shanker has come up with wines to pair with the various entrees. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Stanley Sagov has always been crazy about jazz- based music. Sagov, who also plays guitar, violin, oboe, bass and drums, is known primarily as a keyboardist with extraordinary talents. An award-winning, full-time family practice physician and Harvard Medical School fac- ulty member by day, his evenings and weekends are spent with his Jazz, his fam- ily and his photography. In 1970, he moved to Boston, where he attended the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music; he graduated with a degree in jazz piano and oboe. His men- tors while at NEC included Jaki Byard, George Russell, Thad Jones, John Lewis, Kenny Dorham, Bob Brook- meyer, Frank Foster, Gerry Mulligan, Cecil McBee, Buell Neidlinger, Tom McKinley and others. Chef Steve All hails from the Caribbean island of Trinidad -- land of Carnivals and heady cuisines mixing African, Indian and Chinese cultures and seasoned with fresh herbs and slices. 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