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Page8 POST-GAZETTE, MAY 10, 2013 The Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating Samuri Saturdays and making an appearance to celebrate Mother's Day. (Photo courtesy of MFA Boston) Mother's Day at the MFA .... On Sunday, May 12 a treat the lady in your life for "Mother's Day at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston." This Mother's Day, the Museum of Fine Arts offers a cultured setting to spend an afternoon with family. Visit the recently opened exhibition Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti, featuring an intimate view of the hand and mind of Michelangelo. Included are 25 figure draw- ings and architectural stud- ies, such as Madonna and Child and a deeply moving image of the Virgin Mary with the Christ child. After strolling the galleries, treat Mom to the mouth- watering meal available at the New American Caf. A glass of wine will comple- ment the menu's corn chow- der with red bliss potatoes and applewood bacon, fish and chips with basil slaw and fried potatoes, and apple crisp with vanilla gelato. Finish your visit with a musical performance by the North Country Chamber Players, who will present "A New England Afternoon," a concert inspired by the Art of the White Mountains ex- hibition and the beauty of New England. The program will feature Aaron Copland's inspirational composition, Appalachian Spring, com- missioned by choreographer and dancer Martha Graham. This performance starts at 2:00 pm. What a better way to show Morn that you care. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mfa.org/tickets or you can call 1-800-440-6975 for more information on the displays and hours. Take Mom Outside .... Celebrate Mother's Day at Franklin Park Zoo Sun- day, May 12 th with FREE ADMISSION for all mothers throughout the day. The fun will begin at I0:00 am and continue until 6:00 pm when it's time to put the babies to bed. At Stone Zoo, Zoo New England's 2013 radio partner, MAGIC 106.7, will be onsite from noon to 2:00 pm with music, games and prizes. Be sure to pop in on the resident animal moms at Zoos including Franklin Park Zoo's western lowland gorilla Kiki and her daughters Kira, Kimani and Kambiri, Chey- enne, a Grant's zebra, and her offspring Nemo, as well as Annakiya, a bongo, and her calf. At Stone Zoo, be sure to visit with white- cheeked gibbon !ggY and her offspring Paddy. Bring Mom along with the entire family to either Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for a memorable day with the unforgettable animals! This is always a family friendly place year round yet on Sunday, May 12 th, bring ( 00LLt Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 Mom and let her watch the animals run around. Franklin Park Zoo is located at One Franklin Park Road and Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA. For more information on all the activity on Mother's Day visit www.zoonewengland.org. The Red Room Moves into May .... As things be- gin to heat up outside the Red Room is still rocking with performances in May that will bring you in just for the show. BOY m Friday, May 17 a at 8:00 pro. BOY is a contagious confection that has spread across the Internet like wild- fire. Imagine a mix of the art school elegance of Phoenix, the lively melodies of Feist and the emotional depth of Bon Iver. But to draw such comparisons is superficial and not especially helpful because what you miss is the originality of the BOY concept and the charisma of its two performers. Jay Nash / Ollie Childs / Eliza Moore m Saturday, May 18 tu at 8:00 pm. Jay Nash, a California native and rock troubadour, has been blessed with the kind of rustic voice so rarely heard on record. Coupled with that is his unnervingly candid approach to song writ- ing. The man is a burgeon- ing talent set for realization with his latest studio re- lease The Things You Think You Need. Singer-songwriter Ollie Childs and Eliza Moore will open the show. Fenway Recording Ses- sions Presents: The Staves / Escondido / DJ Carbo -- Monday, May 20  at 8:00 pm. Established in Boston in 2004, the Fenway Recording Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of the best new and developing indic artists and established acts playing the city's clubs along with occasional spe- cial guest DJs. The Staves will get to feature their ex- traordinary talents and are guaranteed to give you goose bumps. In 2012, the Staves supported the Civil Wars across the U.S., followed by a U.K. support tour with Michael Kiwanuka. March saw the band's SXSW debut to sold-out rooms. This May and June the band will be supporting Bon Iver across his North American tour, with appearances at both Sasquatch and Bonnaroo. The sounds of Escondido and DJ Carbo will also be featured. . DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Nathan Macintosh hits the Hub at the Beantown Comedy Vault this May. (Photo courtsey of comedymondaynight) The Red Room is always a venue you can count on to put a class act on stage. The Red Room @ Cafe 939 is lo- cated at 939 Boylston Street, Boston. For more informa- tion on tickets you can call 617-747-2261 or for infor- mation on upcoming shows visit www.cafe939.com. Beantown Comedy Always Cracking Jokes .... Local favorite Paul Nardizzi and his classic routine will be on stage Wednesday, May 15 th at 8:30 pm and again on Wednesday, May 22 na at 8:30 pm. Nathan Macintosh will be stirring things up on Friday May 17  at 9:00 pm and Saturday, May 18 th at 8:00 pm also 10:15 pm. Nathan Macintosh is an award winning comedian from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who has quickly risen to become one of the hottest young comics in the coun- try. Nathan has already piled up a number of accomplish- ments including, taping his own "Comedy Now!" special for the Comedy Network/ CTV, performing at the pres- tigious 2010 Just For Laughs Festival Homegrown Competition where he was runner-up, winning a2009 "Canadian Comedy Award" for best newcomer also taped for The Comedy Network, been a semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, ap- pearing at the Halifax Com- edy Festival in 2009, taping an episode of CBC radio's "The Debaters," winning the prestigious Tim Sims En- couragement Fund Award 2007, which was taped for the Comedy Network as "The @ Cream of Comedy", he has appeared on Much Music's "Stars Gone Wild," a guest spot on XM Satellite Radio's "Chomping at the Bit" and "Laugh Attack" and a small role in the critically ac- claimed film "The Wait" which premiered at the 2006  Toronto International Film Festival. Most recently he was named one of the "Top Five Canadian Comedians being Observed" by the Com- edy Network and one of five of the New Generation of Canadian Funny Men by Sharp Magazine. He is also a favorite at comedy clubs right across the country and is one of only five Caucasian comedians to have head- lined the "All Black Comedy Revue" that has been run- ning for 16 years in Toronto. Classic comics Paul Nar- dizzi and Nathan Macintosh are the current antics to take the stage. Dick's Bean- town Comedy Vault @ Rem- ington's Restaurant is lo- cated at 124 Boylston Street, Boston MA. If you're looking for more information on show times and prices, please call 800-401-2221 or log on to www.dickdoherty.com for up- coming acts. Local Flavor Offers a Taste .... As the season's change you can always count on local "scientists of tasty experiences" to bring everyone together. Harpoon Fest 2013 will take place Friday, May 17 th from 5:30- 11:00 pm and Saturday, May 18  from 2:00-9:00 pm. 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