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5 Things To Do This Weekend, From Free Chocolate To 'The End Of TV'

A scene from Manual Cinema's "The End of TV." (Courtesy Judy Sirota Rosenthal)
A scene from Manual Cinema's "The End of TV." (Courtesy Judy Sirota Rosenthal)
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Take your pick of theater, dance, art and chocolate:

'The End Of TV' | Through Sunday, Jan. 27 | ArtsEmerson, Boston 

Set against the backdrop of the rust belt in decline, “The End of TV” tells the story of an unlikely friendship that forms across racial and generational lines. Manual Cinema blends live-action silhouettes with projections and a live score to spellbinding effect.


Artists In Their Studios | Saturday, Jan. 26 | Boston Center for the Arts; around the South End

This weekend, the United South End Artists open up their work spaces to the public. In this (free) winter studio tour, visitors will get a rare peek behind the scenes at the environment and process of their favorite neighborhood artists.

The map of studios open on Saturday. (Courtesy USEA)
The map of studios open on Saturday. (Courtesy USEA)

Harvard Square Chocolate Festival | Friday, Jan. 25 - Sunday, Jan. 27 | Cambridge

For one weekend every year, Harvard Square is overrun with all things chocolate. Most popular is the free, hour-long chocolate tasting at 1 p.m. on Saturday — be sure to get to Brattle Plaza early to snag a spot in line.


'Graciela Iturbide's Mexico' | Through May 12 | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

One of the world’s great living photographers, Graciela Iturbide unveils the profundity and politics of everyday life in Mexico. The first major East Coast exhibition of her work includes selections from her series exploring indigenous cultures and more recent photographs of Frida Kahlo’s bathroom.

Graciela Iturbide's "Cayo del Cielo" ("Fallen from Heaven"), taken in Chalma, Mexico, 1989. (Courtesy Graciela Iturbide/MFA)
Graciela Iturbide's "Cayo del Cielo" ("Fallen from Heaven"), taken in Chalma, Mexico, 1989. (Courtesy Graciela Iturbide/MFA)

Dance UP | Friday, Jan. 25 - Sunday, Jan. 27 | Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston

The ICA presents new works from three Boston-based dance companies: the social justice minded Danza Orgánica, the innovative Prometheus Dance and the pioneering hip-hop fusion duo the Wonder Twins.

Amelia Mason Twitter Arts And Culture Reporter
Amelia Mason is an arts and culture reporter and critic for The ARTery, WBUR's arts and culture team. She covers everything from fine art to television to the inner workings of the Boston music scene.

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