January Arts Preview For Boston

December 26, 2011 2:02 AM

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– By Amy Cavanaugh

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Boston. Here’s a quick guide to five can’t-miss arts picks for January.

janarts mfa January Arts Preview For Boston

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What: Gems of Rajput Painting (see the MFA’s collection of paintings made for Indian princes)

When: Through September 3, 2012

Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Why: Feast your eyes on colorful, rich paintings

More: mfa.org

janarts gecko January Arts Preview For Boston

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What: Geckos: Tails to Toepads

When: Opens January 22

Where: Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

Why: See 60 types of geckos

More: mos.org

janarts superiordonuts January Arts Preview For Boston

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What: Superior Donuts (hilarious play about a Chicago donut shop and a young writer)

When: Through February 4, 2012

Where: The Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA

Why: Donuts onstage? Sign us up.

More: lyricstage.com

janarts shenyun January Arts Preview For Boston

(credit: Shen Yun Performing Arts)

What: Shen Yun (a world-renowned Chinese dance company)

When: January 20 – 22, 2012

Where: Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA

Why: Liven up the winter with international flair

More: bostonoperahouseonline.com

What: As You Like It

When: January 18 – January 29, 2012

Where: Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Why: Take in a Shakespearean classic

More: americanrepertorytheater.org