Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sat. April 3 Tour of "Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea" Exhibit at PEM

Join us for a one-hour guided tour of the much anticipated special exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum. Afterward at 1 p.m., we'll have lunch nearby at the wonderful Gulu Gulu Cafe.

The exhibit, Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea, consists of “over 90 works, many never before seen, offer exciting new insights into Maya culture that focus on the sea as a defining feature of the spiritual realm and the inspiration for the finest works of art.”

The tour will last about an hour, so that will leave you with another 45 minutes to enjoy the rest of the museum. All collections will be open to us with our admission except the historic houses and the Chinese house. This is a great deal and fabulous opportunity!

WHEN: Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Peabody Essex Museum, downtown Salem, Mass.
COST: $15 per person (Cost for children ages 5-17 is $5. Under 5 are complimentary and over 18 pay the adult price.)

To reserve a space, send check made out to “Boston Chapter” to Erika Tarlin, 7 Bradford Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145-2801 by Saturday, March 27.

If you haven’t been to the Peabody Essex, now is the perfect chance to see this spectacular museum. Recently transformed, the PEM “presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum's collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime, and Photography collections. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture in the United States.” (Excerpted from the Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc. webpage.)

All friends and family welcome. If you can offer a ride or need one, please contact Beata (Tel. 617-491-3871 / Email:

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Join Us to See "Shutter Island", Sunday p.m., Feb. 28 at AMC Loews Boston Common

As many of you know, the movie, Shutter Island, based on Dennis Lehane's novel, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leo DiCaprio, was filmed in Massachusetts in 2008 and is opening this weekend. If you attended the BSLUG cook-out at Carter Smith's house that summer and came with us on the tour of Northeastern's Marine Science Center, led by Professor and fellow BSLUG, Joe Ayers, you will have seen the amazingly realistic fake lighthouse base that was fashioned for the June 2008 movie shoot on Nahant’s East Point.

We thought it would be fun if a bunch of us got together to see the movie together and to go out for a beer afterward.

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 28 at 4:15 p.m. showing
WHERE: AMC Loews Boston Common 19 (175 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111)

RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 25 to me, Beata
phone 617-491-3871.

Let me know
1) If you'd like a AMC Gold Ticket ($8.25 as opposed to $11 regular price),and
2) If you'd like to go out afterward to Rock Bottom (5 minute walk from the theater) to have a beer with us.

Everyone welcome - friends and family also, of course!