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    Stage & Screen: Smiles of a Summer Night

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    September 3, 2015

    After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman.

    In a post-screening conversation, special guests from the Huntington’s production of A Little Night Music will discuss how Bergman’s film influenced their new ...more


    Author Talk with Erika DeSimone, Voices Beyond Bondage An Anthology of Verse by African Americans

    Presented by Boston Public Library

    September 17, 2015

    Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century is a collection of 150 poems culled from burgeoning black-owned newspapers of the era. These poems...more

    Boston by Bulfinch: Walking Tour

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    September 17, 2015

    Join Boston By Foot to learn about the man called one of America’s first architects, Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844)! He defined the Federal style of architecture and the physical fabric of Boston,...more

    Israel’s Identity Crisis and the Field of ‘Israel Studies’

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies

    September 17, 2015

    “Israel Studies” is a new and rising scholarly field. Visiting Associate Professor Nahum Karlinsky (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) delineates the untold story of the inception and...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

    South Boston's Seaport - Dog Friendly!

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    September 19, 2015

    Boston By Foot is pleased to partner with the Urban Hound to offer a DOG FRIENDLY tour!

    From tidal flat to industrial area, to Innovation District and hot new nightspot, many...more

    Artist Maya Lin at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative and Boston University Arts Initiative at Boston University George Sherman Student Union, Boston

    September 24, 2015

    The BU Arts Initiative and Boston University College of Fine Arts are pleased to bring award-winning designer, architect, and artist Maya Lin to Boston University on Thursday, September 24, 2015...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

    Tour of the William Hickling Prescott House

    Presented by Colonial Dames of America in Massachusetts

    May 13 - September 30, 2015

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Boston Brahmin living in one of the beautiful homes of Beacon Hill? Come take a tour of the Prescott House and see what the interior of one looks...more

    Back Bay Walking Tour - Dog Friendly!

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 10, 2015

    Boston By Foot is pleased to partner with the Urban Hound to offer a DOG FRIENDLY tour!

    Unlike the casual, chaotic way in which early Boston was...more

    David Sedaris

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 14, 2015

    One of America’s preeminent humorists and a Celebrity Series favorite, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Diabetes With Owls, a...more

    Literary Beacon Hill: The 20th Century

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 15, 2015

    After the likes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott in the 19th century, another literary scene evolved on Beacon Hill in the 20th century. But, how did it compare...more

    Boston's Chinatown

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 25, 2015

    Boston’s Chinatown is one of the city’s smallest yet most vibrant neighborhoods. Join Boston By Foot to learn about the neighborhood’s immigrant tradition, its evolution, and its current...more

    Tour of the Prescott House

    Presented by National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Massachusetts

    May 9 - October 31, 2015

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Boston Brahmin living in one of the beautiful homes of Beacon Hill? Come take a tour of the Prescott House and see what the interior of one looks...more

    Grave Undertakings: Boston's Burying Grounds

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 24 - October 31, 2015

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

    Beacon Hill with a BOO!

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 31, 2015

    Join Boston By Foot for our most popular event of the year! For 30 years, this tour has been part of any great Halloween celebration in Boston.

    There is no better place than Beacon Hill to...more

    What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow, NEC Philharmonia and Beethoven Symphony No. 1

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 6, 2016

    You’ll want to be on hand as Rob Kapilow performs another of his inimitable high energy deconstructions of a great classical work in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Kapilow will guide his audience...more

    Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder (Co-creators of SERIALpodcast), Binge-Worthy Journalism

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 30, 2016

    When it launched in the fall of 2014, Serial became the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads in iTunes history. Co-created by veteran radio journalists and producers, Sarah Koenig &...more

    Ethan Murrow

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

    July 11, 2015 - November 27, 2016

    In the nine years since the ICA opened on the waterfront, curators have invited a series of leading contemporary artists to propose and realize monumental, site-specific works on the museum’s...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

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