Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston.
Thursday, February 17 through Tuesday, Feb. 22
Providence Children’s Film Festival
Film fests aren’t just for grown-ups. Programming includes live action, animation and documentaries, shorts and features, and films made by RI youth, including the films made at festival workshops. At various locations. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.
Saturday, February 19
Winter Family Fun Safari
Explore what’s happening in winter on a 1.5-hour easy discovery hike around Houghton’s Pond. A warm winter surprise will be your reward at the end. Houghton’s Pond, main parking lot, 840 Hillside Street, Milton. At 1 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.
Sunday, February 20
Chinese New Year
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a Lion Dance in Winthrop Park and follow the Lion Parade to the Hong Kong Restaurant for an annual cultural open house with crafts, calligraphy, a puppet show and performances. There’s a special menu too. Harvard Square, Cambridge. Starts at 1 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.
The Cat’s Pajamas
The Cat’s Pajamas makes very cool music for kids, bringing a musical comedy twist to high-octane kid-rock. The Cats use stories, puppets and props, backed by a band making great music that just happens to be for kids. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 280 Harvard St., Brookline. At 10:30 a.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.