by Jennifer Sammons
Here are our top picks for fun, local family events and activities this week and on the weekend (January 13-19, 2014). Just click on each event for more details. And be sure to check out full calendar at BostonParentsPaper.com for additional events.
Belmont World Film's Family Festival
Head to Belmont for four days of animated and live action films, including a Mo Willems Retrospective and several US premieres.
Japanese New Year Festival
Welcome the new year with drums, lion dance, rice pounding, kite making and more at the Boston Children's Museum.
The Shark Riddle
Learn about one of the ocean's top predators in this engaging and entertaining family film. Afterwards, ask questions to a local shark researcher.
PBS's Mr. Steve will be rocking hits off his new album, Orangutan Van, at the Coolidge Corner Theater.
MLK Day of Service
Monday, a thousand community volunteers in Cambridge will work on projects to benefit the homeless, homebound elderly, and children and families in honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. You can help too!