Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Sunday afternoon, only one will emerge victorious and be named Legoland Discovery Center Boston's 'Master Model Builder.'

By Alex Lau | Arts & Entertainment |

Above: In honor of this weekend’s Master Model Builder competition at the BPL, let’s relive the Red Sox’s World Series championship win…in Legos. More info below.

Art
Candace Walters at the Clark Gallery

The View from Here is a collection of visually stimulating portraits and landscapes, with a focus on minimalism.Candace Walters’s latest exhibit blends styles seamlessly, creating her own unique aesthetic. She uses a variety of materials including gouache, paper, and other found mediums to create rich, vivid imagery.

Free, Thursday, January 23 through February 1, Clark Gallery, 145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, 781-259-8303, clarkgallery.com.

Food
Boston Ramen Noodle Company Tasting

Ditch that cup of noodles for the real thing. The Boston Ramen Noodle Company is hosting its third annual pop-up shop at Petit Robert Bistro tonight. The evening will includes a tasting of various ramen dishes such as pork belly with pineapple black vinegar gastrique and a coconut curry clam bowl. If you love ramen (and really, who doesn’t these days?), then this is the place to be.

$55, Thursday, January 23, 6 p.m., Petit Robert Bistro (Kenmore Square), 468 Commonwealth Ave., 617-375 0699, bostonramenco.com.

Theater
Somerville Theater Festival

Performance Fusion Theatre will host a series of short plays along with live music and drinks this weekend. The original works focus on multiculturalism and identity in society. Go out and support your local playwrights. That DVD set of Breaking Bad can wait until tomorrow.

$17, Friday, January 24, and Saturday, January 25, 7:15 p.m., Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Dance
PERFORMANCE by Rashaun Mitchell

A quote by Richard Avedon inspired a dancer, musician, and visual artist to collaborate on this project. The result is PERFORMANCE, a triumvirate of mediums that stimulates all senses. Mitchell’s choreography is supplemented by live music from The Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Meritt and a stellar installation by artist Ali Naschke-Messing. The performance will be followed by a Q+A session with the artists.

$33, Friday, January 24, and Saturday, January 25, 7:30 p.m., 100 Northern Ave., 617-478-3100, icaboston.org.

Toys
Legoland Discovery Center Contest

More than 75 contestants will show off their Lego building prowess at “Brick Factor,” a two-day event designed to find the most creative and innovative Lego builder to become Legoland Discovery Center Boston’s “Master Model Builder.” The Discovery Center is slated to open this spring in Somerville. Think of the Brick Factor competition as a less intense version of Bloodsport, minus Jean-Claude Van Damme, but almost certainly with some form of “The Final Countdown” playing on loop.

Free, Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, January 26, 1-3 p.m., Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., facebook.com.

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