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    Travel & Taste Newfoundland: Fins, Feathers and Fossils

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

    March 26, 2015

    Over a 5 week adventure in Newfoundland, from cute Atlantic puffins, terns, gulls and Leach’s storm petrels to the cliff nesting Northern gannets and only breeding colony of manx shearwaters in all of North America, Ed and Janet discovered Newfoundland was for the birds! On land, one can “travel back in time” from Viking settlements and beyond to evidence of continental collisions and Cambrian ...more


    Women’s Stories Come to Screen at BU in Best of Bluestocking Film Series

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

    March 27, 2015

    Women’s stories will finally get the screen time they deserve as Boston University’s Film and Television Department’s Cinematheque presents The Best of the Bluestocking Film...more

    POETRY MATTERS: VOICES AGAINST INJUSTICE

    Presented by Liberation Poetry Collective / Trilingual Press

    March 27, 2015

    A reading on current issues

    Presenters:

    Brenda Walcott

    Askia Touré

    Aldo Tambellini

    Tony Van Der...more

    Go Wild! Connecting Kids with Nature

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    March 28, 2015

     Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home. In the age of Google and iPhones, however, finding a balance between...more

    Journeys Through Time and Light: Special NCECA Ceramic Exhibition Open House

    Presented by Mobilia Gallery

    March 28, 2015

    Travels Through Time and Light: Special ceramic exhibitions featuring work by Pippin Drysdale, Richard Shaw, Dorothy Fiebleman, Karen Thuesen Massaro.
    ...more

    Strong Breezes & Passing Clouds

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    March 28, 2015

    Gleaned from the pages of Amanda Stanwood Babson’s diary for the years 1838 and 1839, CAM archivist Stephanie Buck explores the lives of women left behind when their men set sail. 


    Big Ole’ Pot Throwing Demo With Ryan Rakhshan

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    March 28, 2015

    After graduating from Hood College with a BA in art history in 2011, Ryan began teaching at The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts in Rockville MD. He apprenticed for Joyce Michaud during...more

    NCECA Reception with Speaker Wayne Higby

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    March 28, 2015

    Wayne Higby is a ceramic artist and educator. His unique vision of the American landscape and its manifestation in work ranging from vessel form to tile, sculpture and architectural installation...more

    Flute Festival at Indian Hill Music School!

    Presented by Indian Hill Music at Indian Hill Music School, Littleton

    March 28, 2015

    Indian Hill Music presents Flutefestival! Come and enjoy a day of workshops, masterclasses, recitals, and exhibits for flutist, and flute aficionados featuring a recital by special guest artist...more

    Opening Reception & Curator Talk

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    March 28, 2015

    Join us for the opening reception for two innovative exhibitions - Excavations and A ceramic Spectrum. Come to hear a talk by Excavations curator, Adrienne Jacobson.

    Featuring: Shannon...more

    Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture: What is with the Weather?

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    March 29, 2015

    We are living in a time of weather weirding: huge daily temperature swings, record high winds, extreme drought, 24-hour record rainfalls, tornadoes, massive typhoons and hurricanes and all time...more

    AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20 & 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair

    Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    8th Annual AD20/21 and The Boston Print Fair March 26-29, 2015
    The 4-Day Show is the Culminating Event in Boston Design Week
    AD20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award...more

    Permaculture 101

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    March 29, 2015

    Have you been wondering what exactly permaculture is and how it could help your garden? Come to Fruitlands and have all your questions answered. Jonathan Bates, ecologist and co-founder of Food...more

    Gallery Talk for Light/Dark, White/Black

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    March 29, 2015

    Gallery Talk for Light/Dark, White/Black with exhibition curators Allison Kemmerer and Kelley Tialiou. Free and open to the public.


    Brandeis Improv Festival 2015, featuring Milford Graves

    Presented by Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    Explore the many ways that improvisation enlivens the arts and sciences; inspires individual and group creativity; and encourages cultural innovation at the first annual Brandeis Improv Festival,...more

    Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflex

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    March 30, 2015

    In his lecture, "Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflexibility," Professor Richard Weisberg (Cardozo School of Law) will...more

    West Roxbury Reads Presents Lois Lowry, Author of the Giver

    Presented by Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library

    March 30, 2015

    Capstone West Roxbury Reads lecture by Lois Lowry. Preceded by 6 PM refreshments and reception and followed by questions and answers. Copies of The Giver will be sold at the event and can be...more

    Lesley University presents Pedro Noguera, author of “The Trouble With Black Boys”

    Presented by Lesley University

    March 30, 2015

    Educator Pedro Noguera kicks off Lesley University’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which features renowned guest speakers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp, psychologist Daniel Goleman and...more

    Lesley University presents Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first woman of color NASA astronaut

    Presented by Lesley University

    March 31, 2015

    Physician, NASA astronaut and scientist Mae Carol Jemison headlines Lesley University’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which features renowned guest speakers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp,...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    April 1, 2015

    Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
    A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting...more

    Cornille Colloquium with Hilton Als | "Diane Arbus in Manhattan"

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    April 1, 2015

    Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October 1994, and a theatre and art critic in 2002. In this lecture, Als will discuss photographer and writer Diane Arbus and explore...more

    Channeling Creativity Panel with Mags Harries, Eric Lander, Tod Machover and David Rose

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 1, 2015

    Join Lesley University for a panel discussion as part of the weeklong Creativity Forum featuring renowned guest speakers who underscore the important role of creativity across all...more

    The Bow Makers Dilemma

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2015

    The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
     

    Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
     


    Black Votes Matter with Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    April 2, 2015

    Bob Moses’ vision of grass roots organizing led him to become a leader in the civil rights movement and Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. He initiated and organized voter registration...more

    Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp speaks in Cambridge

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 2, 2015

    Twyla Tharp, who is among America’s most acclaimed and recognized artists, headlines the weeklong Lesley University Creativity Forum that celebrates the important role of creativity...more

    Daniel Goleman presents A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Call to Action

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 2, 2015

    Lesley University welcomes psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence,” as the 2015 Sonnabend Fellow and a featured speaker during Lesley’s weeklong...more

    Consuming the Written Word: A Harvard Library Strategic Conversation

    Presented by The Harvard Library

    April 2, 2015

    Digital technologies have changed the way we approach and interact with the written word, thus expanding the nature and scope of scholarly inquiry concerning the history of books and reading. This...more

    Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book

    Presented by New England Mobile Book Fair

    April 2, 2015

    Join us as Mr. Gorenstein launches his new book and recounts the true tale of two brothers who, along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter, once competed for headlines with John...more

    Excavation and Exhibition: A Panel Discussion

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    April 2, 2015

    Join us for a discussion about excavation and exhibition. This panel will blur the line between the contemporary and the historical and considers the role of the artist as...more

    Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book

    Presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers

    April 4, 2015

    Join us as Mr. Gorenstein recounts the true tale of two brothers who, along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter, once competed for headlines with John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd...more

    "Revelation or preparation: multiple readings of musical information"

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 6, 2015

    Mount Holyoke College Professor of Music David Sanford presents our final colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.


    Stephen Dubner

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    April 7, 2015

    An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen J. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak....more

    Gallery Talk What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    April 7, 2015

    The Davis is pleased to present What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, the latest multi-channel video work from acclaimed Spanish artist Francesc Torres. ...more

    Risky Work – Discussion with Three Front Line Journalists

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    April 7, 2015

    Journalists face extraordinary peril to report on the prevailing issues of the day. Facing a global attack on their livelihoods – and sometimes their very lives – journalists are...more

    Building Blocks: Art Deco

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    April 7, 2015

    Back by popular demand, BSA Space is offering a new edition of the crash course on Boston’s architecture: “Building Blocks.” This time, step into Boston’s Art Deco...more

    The Russian Soul - The Russian Voice

    Presented by Trio Cleonice and Friends at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline

    April 7, 2015

    Trio Cleonice and Friends is thrilled to welcome Thomas Hodge, Professor of Russian Literature at Wellesley College, for a program exploring connections between Russian music and Russian...more

    New Center LIVE! Presents "The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin"

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture and Temple Emanuel at Temple Emanuel, Newton

    April 8, 2015

    The New Center for Arts & Culture presents “The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin,” featuring Julliard trained concert pianist and Harvard educated psychiatrist, Dr....more

    We Are All Immigrants: Lunch and Discussion with Ann Hood and Other Amazing Women

    Presented by International Institute of New England

    April 8, 2015

    Our guest speaker is the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer. Ann Hood's latest book, An Italian Wife, is the multigenerational story of an Italian-American family and...more

    Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    April 8, 2015

    “See for yourself!” was the clarion call of the 1600s. Scientists peered at nature through microscopes and telescopes, making the discoveries in astronomy, physics, chemistry, and...more

    Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Evolution in a Vortex - Fish Diversity in the Lower Congo Area

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    April 9, 2015

    Some of the most spectacular cataracts, falls, and gorges on Earth are found in the lower Congo River, in the heart of central Africa, near the twin Congolese capitals of Kinshasa and Brazzaville....more

    Author Gregory Flemming Talk & Book Signing for His Book "At the Point of a Cutlass"

    Presented by Randall Public Library

    April 9, 2015

    Please join us as Greg Flemming introduces us to America’s real-life Robinson Crusoe. This is the true story of Philip Ashton—a nineteen-year-old fisherman captured by pirates,...more

    Music and the Brain: Linking Music, Language, and Learning

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 9, 2015

    Brookline Music School is thrilled that Dr. Nadine Gaab will speak on the importance of music to brain development. Based on her research, she will present how music perception, language, and...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 10, 2015

    Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it...more

    We’ll Rally Round the Flag, Boys

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 11, 2015

    As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War draws to a close, this illustrated talk - with contemporary images and musical accompaniment from Pat Conlon and friends...more

    Newton Free Library Spring Fling

    Presented by Newton Free Library at Newton Free Library, Newton

    April 11, 2015

    Celebrate with authors Atul Gawande (Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End) and Barney Frank (Frank:  Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex...more

    Sarah Hammerschlag: "School of Prophets: The Renaissance of Judaism in Postwar Paris"

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 13, 2015

    The paper will trace a trajectory between the wartime Jewish youth movement of Les Eclaireurs Israelite de France and the Jewish intellectual renewal in Paris of the 1950s and 1960s. Lunch will be...more

    Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series -- “Analyzing Awe in Film Music

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 13, 2015

    Tufts University Assistant Professor of Music Frank Lehman presents our second colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture. This colloquium is rescheduled from its original...more

    Science on Screen: BIG FISH

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 13, 2015

    Throughout his life, Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar nominee...more

    Studio Talk: Painting En Plein Air

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 13, 2015

    Meet landscape painter Dustin Neece and learn his tips and tricks for painting successfully en plein air. He will show you samples of his work, his outdoor set-up, talk about his process and...more

    Margot Livesey: A Writer's Life

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 14, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's  Conversations with David Whitford series.   Join this conversation about the creative process and life as a writer with acclaimed novelist...more

    Distinguished Writers Series: Abdoh and Nahai

    Presented by Wellesley College at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    April 14, 2015

    Salar Abdoh was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran and New York City, where he is codirector of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the City...more

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