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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 28,2012 ............. Page9 , n ela Comacchio animation. Chu Ling Dance Academy (Photo courtesy of First Night Productions) Pippin. Tickets will be avail- able on a first come first- served basis at the Loeb Drama Center Box Office beginning at noon. FILM/MULTIMEDIA Festival of International Short Films, Museum of Fine Arts, noon, 1:15, 2:30 and 3:45 p.m. A First Night classic! A collection of recent short films from all over the world, curated by the MFA Film Department. For schedule and titles visit www.flrstnight, org. Out of the Blue Gallery, Hynes Convention Center, Room 310, 7:30- 11 p.m. Live DJ and body painting by Adam "Canvas" Giangregorio and Patrick "the Candyman" Campbell. Watch and dance as Patrick & Adam trans- form the human body. Sam Perry: Interactive Kinetic Puppets, Hynes Convention Center, Room 308, 7:30 - 11 p.m. An installation of various hang- ing mobiles. Audiences are encouraged to interact with the art, linking pieces of the mobiles together to form human and animal shapes. These shapes can then be puppeted by touch or manipulation of the strings. Sam Perry is a pro- fessional fire performer spe- cializing in puppetry and the FEDEX FAMILY FESTIVAL BJ Hickman, Hynes Room 203, 1:15, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Family Festival favor- ite, magician B.J. Hickman, brings his latest comedy audience participation show to Boston, along with his magic bunny and lots of silly surprises. Boston Children's The- atre Show Choir, Hynes Hall C, 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. To celebrate the spirit of the season, they will perform holiday favorites along with some exciting surprises. Led by Musical Director Daniel Blake, BCT's Show Choir features the talents of over 20 teens from more than 20 Greater Boston communities. Chu Ling Dance Academy, Hynes Convention Center Room 302, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Ling's Chinatown-based company delivers a fusion of traditional Chinese dance with the drama of martial arts. Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association Work- shop, Hynes Hall C, 1-5 p.m. Make dynamic dragons, cre- ate your own lanterns, deco- rative firecrackers, dough figurines and more. Face Painting, Hynes Hall C, I-6 p.m. Imaginations run wild. as face painters transform little faces into works of artI Jen Flores, Crazy Hat Gear for the New Year! Hynes Room 204, 1-4 p.m. Come join the fun and thrills of an artsy afternoon for the entire family! With glit- tery fabric, glitzy papers and ribbons make the most unusual New Year's hats! Landmarks Orchestra Brass Ensemble - "The History of Brass" - Hynes Convention Center Ball- room, 2 p.m. Brass instru- ments have been around for a long time. The Romans and Greeks used them but during the Renaissance they became to look and sound more like we know them today. This perfor- mance tells the whole story, from the beginning to now, and is a great introduction Matt o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 Ring in the New Year with the tradition of the Grand Procession and all the entertainment it brings. (Photo Courtsey of First Night Productions) for young people to these wonderful instruments. Simply Circus, Hynes Convention Center Audito- rium, 1 and 2:15 p.m. Watch and learn all about circus arts including gym wheels, tight wire and aerial lyra. Try it yourselfi Simply Circus members are expert teachers for kids as young as three all the way up to adults. The Skyriders, Hynes Hall D, 1:45, 3:30 and 5:15 This professional acrobatic trampoline team has won in- ternational and Olympic titles performing sky-high single, double and even triple twisting somersaults! They bounce with snow skis, snowboards, wakeboards and hula-hoops. VISUAL ART AND EXHIBITIONS Boston Public Library Art & Architecture Tours BPL offers free guided tours of its historic McKim Building, highlighting the architec- ture and works of famed sculptors and painters. The 30-minute tours run on the half-hour from 1-4:30 p.m. Meet in the lobby of the McKim Building (Dartmouth Street entrance). Fenway Studios offers free tours of its historic land- mark building from noon- 3 p.m. Visit the creative work spaces of artists work- ing in a variety of styles from abstract expressionism to postmodern realism as well as print-making, decorative art and portraiture. OUTDOORS Karmaloop Countdown to Midnight with DJ Die Young, Copley Square, 8:30 p.m. - midnight Boston's hottest DJs anchors a multimedia celebration on the steps of the Boston Public Library. Join DJ Die Young, Baltimoroder, Coralcola, Nate Bluhm and Big Digits for this countdown extravaganza with dancers, I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Something for everyone ... Facepainting for the kids will take place at Hynes Hall from 1-6pm. (Photo courtsey of First Night Productions) images projected on the beautiful library facade and a spectacular light show. Countdown to Midnight: Live on WBZ-TV, Copley Square, 11 p.m. - midnight Join WBZ-TV Anchors Lisa Hughes and Jonathan Elias as they welcome in the New Year in historic Copley Square. The event will be televised live on WBZ-TV beginning at 11 p.m. Ice Sculptures: Donald Chapelle/Brilliant Ice Sculp- tures will be near the Boylston Plaza and Shops at the Prudential Center all day and night with a sequel to fan favorite, Here Fishy Fishy. LogMeIn Midnight Fire- works, Boston Harbor, mid- night-12:10 a.m/The skies above Boston Harbor will be illuminated into a brilliant masterpiece of color, light and sound when the clocks strike twelve. A complete sensory experience unlike anything else, this spectacu- lar display is especially cre- ated for First Night Boston by Zambelli Fireworks. Panorama Magazine Grand Procession, The Na- ture of Boston, starts in front of the Hynes Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. The Grand Procession has been the heart of the First Night celebration since 1976. The Nature of Boston, First Night's 37t~ anniversary Grand Procession, will be led by different pieces from the Back Alley Puppet Theatre and Puppeteers Cooperative, whose founders have par- ticipated in all the Boston First Nights. CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND MUSEUM PARTNERS Boston By Foot, 2:30 p.m. A free 90-minute walking tour of the Boston Common and Public Garden for button holders. Learn about the history of these iconic spaces and discover sculp- tures, ponds and ornamen- tal plantings in their win- ter beauty. Meet at the cor- ner of Park and Tremont Streets outside Park Street Station. BUTTON BONUS: Bos- ton Children's Museum, 10 a.m. - noon Free admis- sion to button holders. Bostonian Society/Old State House, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission. Tours and talks will be offered about the history of the Old State House, the Boston Massacre and other topics on Boston's revolu- tionary history. Special amily programming will be offered throughout the day. BUTTON BONUS: Mu- seum of Science, 2-5 p.m. Free admission to the first 500 First Night Button hold- ers. That's all folks. All I could cram into my column any- way. As expected New Year's is a busy time so whichever event you choose please be safe and have fun. I look forward to "Socially Seeing" you in 2013. JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WWW.JUSTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM