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    A Tribute to Thelonious Monk - featuring Lewis Porter & Dave Liebman

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    October 20, 2014

    Thelonious Monk is revered as a genius of modern jazz. His compositions are quirky, hard swinging, brilliantly logical, and unforgettable. The legendary Dave Liebman on saxophone and Lewis Porter on piano will present their original interpretations of some of the most exciting works of Monk. They will also share their thoughts on the music, and will answer your questions. This is an evening not to be ...more


    SmartPhoneography

    Presented by NewTV at NewTV, Newton Highlands

    October 23, 2014

    This workshop is for anyone interested in improving the quality of their smartphone photography. We will review smartphone shooting techniques and tips to enhance your images. Then we will explore...more

    Historic Map Night with Gis Mapping

    Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead, Newton

    October 23, 2014

    Ever wondered what your neighborhood looked like 50 or 100 years ago? 150 years ago? Pour over our collection of historic atlases to find out whose farm was subdivided to make your house lot or...more

    Ecology Lecture: Dr. Richard Orson presents Phragmites australis

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    October 23, 2014

    Although Phragmites australis has been in North America for many thousands of years, a recently introduced strain has quickly spread and become a problem for many local habitats....more

    The Translator's Voice

    Presented by New England Translators Association at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    October 23, 2014

    Arthur Goldhammer has translated from French more than 125 books in history, fiction, philosophy, the social sciences, and economics over a career spanning some 40 years. He is perhaps best-known...more

    Memoir Keynote: Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Boston Book Festival at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    October 23, 2014

    Over the course of his decades-long career, living legend Herbie Hancock has amassed fourteen Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters. His album Head...more

    A Screening and Discussion of "Perfect Strangers"

    Presented by Lesley University

    October 23, 2014

    To explore compassion in a new way, the Mindfulness Studies Program at Lesley University invites you to join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Perfect Strangers. The film,...more

    Then and Now - US and Russian Relations Since WWII

    Presented by The Harvard Library at Thompson Room, Barker Center, Cambridge

    October 23, 2014

    Please join Provost Alan M. Garber and the Blavatnik Family Foundation for the opening of Lives of the Great Patriotic War, an exhibition presented by the Harvard Library in partnership...more

    Ellis Boston

    Presented by Ellis Boston at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    October 24, 2014

    The first panel of the weekend, “What, How, and Why to Collect Now” moderated by Joshua Rose, Editor, American Fine Art, will occur during the New Collectors Night. Experts will...more

    BU Cinematheque: An Evening with Frank V. Ross

    Presented by Boston University

    October 24, 2014

    Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important,...more

    Ellis Boston

    Presented by Ellis Boston at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    October 25, 2014

    ELLIS BOSTON, October 25th, 2:00pm: Experts renowned for their experience in historic renovation will field questions during the panel “Your Old House: The Challenges of Historic...more

    Artisans of Cape Ann in Prehistoric Times

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    October 25, 2014

    Archaeological and documentary evidence prove that different groups of Native Americans lived on Cape Ann from at least the Early Archaic Period, beginning around 8,000 years ago, to some time...more

    Boston Book Festival

    Presented by Boston Book Festival at Copley Square, Boston

    October 23 - October 25, 2014

    The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival...more

    Boston Book Festival at the French Cultural Center

    Presented by The French Cultural Center and Boston Book Festival at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB), Boston

    October 25, 2014

    The French Cultural Center is proud to participate in the 6th edition of the Boston Book Festival, in partnership with the cultural services of the French Embassy in the US. Throughout the day we...more

    Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF)

    Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    October 23 - October 26, 2014

    The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), announces a provocative and entertaining program of independent cinema highlighting...more

    Ellis Boston, October 26 2014

    Presented by Ellis Boston at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    October 26, 2014

    ELLIS BOSTON, October 26th, 2:00pm: Sunday’s special guest Steven Favreau, an accomplished San Francisco and Boston interior designer, will demonstrate how to best incorporate antiques and...more

    Walking Tour of Carruth's Hill, Dorchester

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 26, 2014

    Okay, modern folks would just consider this area 'Ashmont' but we are using the 19th century name...go with it! Dorchester is even older than Boston. Advances in transportation enabled the...more

    Curatorial Tour: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    October 26, 2014

    Join Fruitlands Curator Michael Volmar for an insider’s view of the centennial year exhibition, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Showcasing some of the finest items...more

    Bibliophilia

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    October 2 - October 26, 2014

    Books mix together sculpture, installation, drawing, and performance. They are an interactive experience that fills up space and engages the body, a physical narrative that you move through over...more

    WORDLESS!: Art Spiegelman + Phillip Johnston

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    October 26, 2014

    Art Spiegelman radically changed the public perception of comics with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece MAUS, earning the designation “father of the graphic novel.” In...more

    Love and Other Secrets: Ayelet Waldman

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

    October 27, 2014

    Novelist and essayist Ayelet Waldman talks about her writing career, including her acclaimed new novel Love and Treasure. The book weaves a tale around the true story of...more

    Nicholas Carr Book Signing

    Presented by Northeastern University School of Law

    October 27, 2014

    Nicholas Carr talks about his new book The Glass Cage: Automation and Us at Northeastern University.

    Monday, October 27, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM 
    ...more

    Sara Hendren’s Artist Talk

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    October 29, 2014

    Sara Hendren is a designer and researcher committed to tracking and commenting on art, adaptive technologies and prosthetics. Inspired by the future of bodies, Hendren’s projects...more

    The BU Institute for Philosophy and Religion's 2014-15 Lecture Series

    Presented by Boston University Institute for Philosophy & Religion

    October 29, 2014

     Part of The Institute for Philosophy and Religion 2014-2015 Lecture Series “Philosophy and the Future of Religion”. This year’s Institute series explores some of the most...more

    Lesley University Presents Children's Author Andrea Davis Pinkney

    Presented by Lesley University

    October 30, 2014

    Lesley University's Evelyn M. Finnegan Children's Literature Lecture Series presents author and illustrator Andrea Davis Pinkney.  Andrea is the New York Times bestselling and...more

    Collection Conversations: The Naked and the Dead

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    October 26 - October 30, 2014

    On Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, Oct 30 at 6:30 p.m., the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will hold the first in a series of collection...more

    Grave Undertakings: A Tour of Downtown Boston's Burying Grounds

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 11 - November 1, 2014

    Explore three of downtown Boston's burying grounds and learn about the customs surrounding death and dying in Puritan New England. Dig deeper into the religious views, practices, symbolism,...more

    Author Susan Playfair Appearance for Her New Book 'America's Founding Fruit'

    Presented by Eight Cousins

    November 1, 2014

    Please join author Susan Playfair as she discusses her latest book. 'America’s Founding Fruit' presents a history of cranberry cultivation and its role in our national history, leads...more

    A Transformational Gift: The Schusterman Collection

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    November 2, 2014

    In Fall 2013, Oklahoma philanthropist Lynn Schusterman gave the Museum of Fine Arts the collection of 119 objects of Judaica that she and her late husband, Charles, had amassed through the years....more

    Author Michael M. Greenburg Appearance for His New Book 'The Court-Martial of Paul Revere'

    Presented by Tatnuck Bookseller

    November 2, 2014

    Join us for this special event! Mr. Greenburg will speak on his new book about Paul Revere'd ride from Charlestown to Lexington in 1775. Greenburg’s is the first book to give a full...more

    Touching the Sound with Filmmaker Peter Rosen

    Presented by Close Encounters With Music

    November 2, 2014

    Touching the Sound: The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii documents the life of the extraordinary Japanese pianist, blind from infancy, who triumphs as gold medalist at the 2009 Van...more

    A Tribute to Robert Gardner

    Presented by Harvard Film Archive and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

     A tribute to the extraordinary life of filmmaker Robert Gardner who passed away earlier this year. Co-founder of the Harvard Film Archive and Film Study Center, longtime director of the...more

    Waltham Mills Open Studios

    Presented by Waltham Mills Artists Association at Waltham Mills Artist Association, Waltham

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    Visit art where it’s made at the Waltham Mills 38th Annual Open Studios. During the first weekend of November, the Waltham Mills Artist Association, Lincoln Studios, and Metalwerx present...more

    Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice

    Presented by The Nave Gallery at The Nave Gallery, Somerville

    October 5 - November 2, 2014

    If we can’t see it, we can’t feel it. If we can’t feel it, we can’t know it. If we don’t know it nothing changes, and the suffering goes on. The visual arts have a...more

    Hammond Residential in Hingham to Host Local Artists’ Show

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE

    November 2, 2014

    Jeff Forsythe, manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate's Hingham office, is pleased to announce that the office will exhibit works by members of Hull Artists Trish Turner and Donna Goes...more

    Science on Screen: The Abyss

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 3, 2014

    Filled with stunning special effects, director James Cameron’s sci-fi epic The Abyss takes audiences on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. Hold your...more

    Resonances of Silence: Sounding against Nuclear Power in Post-Fukushima Japan

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    November 3, 2014

    Boston University Professor of Music Marié Abe presents our second colloquium of the semester.

    In April 2011—one month after the devastating M9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and...more

    Camera Eye Seminar I

    Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops, Somerville

    September 16 - November 4, 2014

    An intensive workshop where students will explore photographic seeing and visual thinking. In a small class setting we will discuss photographs in technical, formal, and conceptual terms. The...more

    Marine Conservation Action Fund - Supporting Coral Reefs in India and Coastal Dolphins in Africa

    Presented by New England Aquarium

    November 4, 2014

    The Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) is a unique program that supports the New England Aquarium’s commitment to ocean conservation by funding small-scale, high-impact projects across...more

    Authors to Discuss Modern Parenting

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    November 4, 2014

    Award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior and local author Carla Naumburg, PhD, will discuss their recent parenting books. Moderating the discussion will be Jeanne Lovy, Assistant Vice President,...more

    The Lowell Humanities Series and Poetry Days present Laura Kasischke

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    November 5, 2014

    Laura Kasischke’s narrative virtuosity helps account for her dual, award-winning career as a novelist and poet. Her books of poetry include Wild Brides, Fire and Flower, Dance and...more

    "Final Sale" Opening Reception

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 6, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events...more

    Dr. William Pfaff "Music, Image, Time: Place as Inspiration"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover

    November 6, 2014

    The multimedia presentation highlights Dr. Pfaff’s interdisciplinary experiences as an Artist-in-Residence at the Petrified Forest National Park. It includes...more

    Travel & Taste: Beautiful Bahamas

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    November 6, 2014

    The Bahamas are a group of 700 islands, and many smaller islets, made from the remnants of coral reefs in the northern Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a British colony, their economy...more

    Conversations Series/Guest: author, Alex Beam

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    October 9 - November 6, 2014

    Arlington Community Ed. hosts conversations with influential thinkers, writers and leaders, about issues that shape our world.  Hosted by David Witford, editor-at-large at...more

    BU Cinematheque: An Evening with Martin Persiel

    Presented by Boston University at Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101, Boston

    November 7, 2014

    Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important,...more

    An Evening of Illumination

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    November 8, 2014

    The annual Evening of Illumination will take place at Old Sturbridge Village on November 8. Explore a time without electricity and street lights. Take in the captivating scenes of an early New...more

    Artist's Talk with Lorna Simpson

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    November 9, 2014

    Lorna Simpson will discuss her work and retrospective exhibition. Meet in Kemper Auditorium. Free and open to the public.


    Christoph Kreutzmüller: “Kristallnacht and the Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity in Germany”

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 9, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series...more

    DISPOSSESSION International Conference

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 9 - November 11, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events...more

    Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    November 11, 2014

    Join us for a symposium and reading celebrating the translation and publication of Dinner with Stalin (2014) by David Shrayer-Petrov.


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