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What’s Sprouting: January 10-17

What’s Sprouting: January 10-17

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston.
By Kim Foley MacKinnon

Saturday, January 15

Wayne Potash and his Music Fun Band
Kick off the three-day weekend with a family-friendly concert featuring award-winning children’s performer Wayne Potash and his Music Fun Band. The audience-participation shows include sing-a-longs, clapping, dancing, jumping, running and movement, with both new songs and classic family favorites. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Beverly. At 10:30 a.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Kite of Hopes and Dreams
Help create a large kite filled with your hopes and dreams for the community and the world in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. From 1-3 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Sunday, January 16

Race: Are We So Different?
This new, temporary exhibit showcases the story of race from biological, cultural and historical points of view. There are interactive components, historical artifacts, photographs and multimedia presentations. The RACE Project explains the differences among people and reveals the reality, and unreality, of race, while encouraging visitors to engage in discussion about how race continues to shape our lives today. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park. Runs through May 15, 2011. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Monday, January 17

8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert
The Boston Children’s Chorus, featuring the premier choir and the young men’s ensemble, performs in celebration of Dr. King. Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough St. Dress rehearsal (open to the public at reduced ticket rate) at 2 p.m.; performance at 6:45 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.

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