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    Teeth and Human Evolution

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge

    May 5, 2015

    Modern humans and our closest-living ape relatives differ in developmental and reproductive biology, as well as in lifespans, but evolutionary anthropologists do not know when these distinctive characteristics evolved. It might seem that our development is invisible in the fossil record, but much can be learned from the faithful records of birth and growth embedded in teeth. In this free, public, illustrated ...more


    A Nordic Spring Sojourn with Stambandet

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 9, 2015

    If you live in the land of the midnight sun, you can be forgiven an obsession with summer. Precious months of nearly constant day call forth a delight that borders on cult-like devotion. The...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on the inaugural tour of our 20th season, to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans...more

    Historic Middle Street Walking Tour

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    May 9, 2015

    Discover Gloucester's historic Middle Street—an ever-evolving neighborhood packed with four centuries of social, economic, and architectural history.

    Did you know that a...more

    ArtWeek Boston

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    ArtWeek is an award-winning, bi-annual, 10-day celebration of community creativity that features unexpected and creative experiences that are interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to...more

    Celebrate the Remarkable Jewish Women of Boston! Annual Mother’s Day Celebration and Brunch

    Presented by Vilna Shul. Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. Inc

    May 10, 2015

    This year we will honor the women who brought life to the Yiddish theater and Entertainment in Boston in the early 1900s, including some of the most famous names in...more

    Belmont World Film's 14th Annual International Film Series

    Presented by Belmont World Film at West Newton Cinema, Newton

    March 22 - May 11, 2015

    Belmont World Film moves to the West Newton Cinema for its 14th Annual international Film Series titled “Secrets and Lies.” The series features eight internationally-acclaimed films,...more

    Elliot Norton Awards

    Presented by Boston Theater Critics Association at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 11, 2015

    The 33rd Annual Elliot Norton Awards, presented by the Boston Theater Critics Association, comes to Boston's Citi Shubert Theatre on Monday, May 11 at 7:00 pm. More than 25 awards will be...more

    New Center LIVE! Presents... "Drawing Laughs: A Life in Cartoons"

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

    May 11, 2015

    The New Center for Arts & Culture presents ‘Drawing Laughs: A Life in Cartoons,” featuring cartoon editor of The New Yorker, Robert Mankoff.

    ...more

    The Search for Morality in Music

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 12, 2015

    Join Eric Nelson, Professor of Government at Harvard University, and the Project LENS team to explore the way that moral philosophers throughout history have looked to music in order to support...more

    Alfred Maurer: Seventeen Years as a Parisian

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 14, 2015

    Alfred Maurer: Seventeen Years as a Parisian with Susan Faxon, Associate Director and Curator of Art Before 1950 is part two of our three-part spring lecture series Crossing the Pond:...more

    Best-selling Author Jennifer Weiner at JCC in Newton

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

    May 14, 2015

    Best-selling author Jennifer Weiner will discuss her latest novel, All Fall Down, at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm. All...more

    Fitz Henry Lane’s Gloucester Walking Tour

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    May 16, 2015

    Take a stroll through this 19th century maritime artist’s Gloucester neighborhood.

    Fitz Henry Lane was a Cape Ann artist, printmaker and world-renowned American marine painter. With...more

    Preserving Jamaica Plain's History

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    May 17, 2015

    Join two JP organizations to celebrate National Preservation Month. This tour of Jamaica Plain will focus on ongoing efforts to preserve the neighborhood’s historical fabric. We will start...more

    Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 17, 2015

    Inspired by the exhibition “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3-11,” this afternoon program focuses on how humankind responds in remarkable ways in the face of adversity....more

    UX Design Workshop

    Presented by American Graphics Institute

    May 18 - May 19, 2015

    Discover the design principles that make the best websites, apps, and games beautiful, easy to use, and even fun in this UX design workshop. Learn to explore space, form, and function while...more

    The Role of Personal Values in Judicial Decisions

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

    May 19, 2015

    When ruling on cases, what role does a judge’s personal experience and perspective play in making decisions?  Could rulings that change lives or shift policy be affected by the personal...more

    Soul Fury: The Poetry of Rumi with Poet Coleman Barks

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 21, 2015

    The evocative, spiritual poetry of thirteenth century Sufi mystic Rumi has inspired people for centuries, and Coleman Barks’ stunning translations are...more

    The Allure of Europe in Post-War American Art

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 21, 2015

    The Allure of Europe in Post-War American Art with Kelley Tialiou, Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist is part three of our three-part spring lecture...more

    Celebrating the Great American Songbook with Lewis Porter and Lee Konitz

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 23, 2015

    Canonized by jazz musicians and music historians alike, The Great American Songbook ...more

    Reception for Haystack Jewelry Exhibition

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 24, 2015

    Join us to celebrate this exhibition and meet some of the artists. Details t.b.a.


    Montserrat College of Art and Roger Martin

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    May 30, 2015

    A conversation with Montserrat Professor Ethan Berry and former students of Roger Martin's focusing on Martin's involvement with the school. This program is free for members, Montserrat...more

    Guided Tours for Historic Preservation Month

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    May 3 - May 31, 2015

    Guided Tours of The Emerald Necklace for Historic Preservation Month:

    Walking Tour: A Walk with Mr. Olmsted through the Historic Back Bay Fens

    Sunday, May...more

    Author James Wood Talk & Book Signing for His Latest Book 'The Nearest Thing to Life'

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books, Cambridge

    June 1, 2015

    James Wood, noted contributor to The New Yorker, will speak on his latest work, The Nearest Thing to Life, an insightful discussion on the connections between fiction and life. In...more

    Boston Pride Presents a Conversation with Pussy Riot

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 5, 2015

    Pussy Riot is a feminist protest art collective which has been one of the world’s most prominent activist groups in recent years, aiming to focus attention on the actions of the Russian...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Boston

    June 6, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential,...more

    Celebrating the Work of Roger Martin

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    June 6, 2015

    A celebration of the life and work of Roger Martin. With John Ronan, producer and host of The Writer's Block. Additional guests to be announced.  This program is free for...more

    TOS Talks: Big Ideas. Great Thinkers

    Presented by Temple Ohabei Shalom

    April 7 - June 9, 2015

    Three Great Thinkers share their Big Ideas from the fields of art, culture, ethics, health, religion, science and politics, followed by provocative Q & A’s led by Temple Ohabei...more

    Rothko's Rooms

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    June 12, 2015

    Red by John Logan - Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Play. Starring Gus Kaikkonen as Mark Rothko, Lucas Van Engen as Ken and Directed by Keith Stevens....more

    Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

    June 13, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains...more

    Subject: Classical Portraiture Workshop

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art and Montserrat College of Art Gallery at Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly

    June 15 - June 19, 2015

    Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Classical Portraiture. The goal of this workshop is to teach you the...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Boston

    June 20, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial...more

    NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza - A Pop Culture Expo

    Presented by IMAGE Meet And Greet Entertainment LLC

    June 20 - June 21, 2015

     NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of comics, movies, television and Nerd culture....more

    Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    June 27, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community...more

    The Southwest Corridor Park: A Community's Response to a Highway

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    June 28, 2015

    The Southwest Corridor Park was the result of protests about the creation of an eight lane highway running through Boston's southwestern neighborhoods. Jamaica Plain's residents played an...more

    Subject: Fabricated Steel Sculpture Il Workshop

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art and Montserrat College of Art Gallery at Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly

    June 16 - July 9, 2015

    Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Fabricated Steel Sculpture. This course is design to teach students the basic...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Hyde Square, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    July 18, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See...more

    A Weekend with Ben Owen III

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    July 18 - July 19, 2015

    North Carolina potter Ben Owen III will conduct a full weekend of clay demos, lectures, and a reception at Fuller Craft Museum. The demo/workshops will focus on clay forms made on the...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Boston

    July 25, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential,...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

    August 1, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains...more

    Marcus Latrell's Patriot Tour Presented by Never Quit

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    August 1, 2015

    Team Never Quit presents Patriot Tour 2015
    Featuring Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle, Chad Fleming, David Goggins and special guest Pete Scobell

    For his 2015 Patriot Tour, Marcus...more

    Reception for Little Dreams in Glass and Metal Exhibition

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 2, 2015

    Join us to celebrate the landmark exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present.


    Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Boston

    August 8, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    August 15, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    August 29, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Boston

    September 12, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential,...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

    September 19, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Boston

    September 26, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial...more

    Free WGBH Studio Tours

    Presented by WGBH at WGBH, Boston

    Ongoing

    Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios at One Guest Street in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.


    JFK Election Victory 1960: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

    Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum, Boston

    Ongoing

    Tour the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. In our three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, you...more

    Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

    Presented by Poetry Jam

    Ongoing

    Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm –...more

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