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    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 BLO’s upcoming productions. Speakers with expertise in the field share their insights into the world of opera to awaken your senses and deepen your opera knowledge before you spend an evening at the ...more


    Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!

    Presented by Toradex

    April 21, 2015

    Join our expert Toradex Engineers, Peter Lischer and Diego Petracca, in our forthcoming webinar “Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!” to...more

    2015 Robert C. Wood Visiting Professor of Public and Urban Affairs Lecture and Panel Response

    Presented by McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy & Global Studies at UMass Boston, Boston

    April 21, 2015

    William Julius Wilson - "Reflections on Issues of Race and Class in the 21st Century: Revisiting Arguments Advanced in The Declining Significance of Race (1978)”.  Professor Wilson...more

    Fruitlands Reads: John Hanson Mitchell An Eden of Sorts: The Natural History of My Feral Garden

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    April 22, 2015

    Twenty-five years ago author and naturalist John Hanson Mitchell cut down a 1 ½ acre stand of seventy-five-year-old white pines and planted a garden in their place. An Eden of Sorts is a...more

    Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Tommy Gun Winter'

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    April 22, 2015

    This event will be held in the Abbey Room, McKim Bldg.

    Join us as Mr. Gorenstein recounts the true tale of two brothers who, along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter,...more

    Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Tommy Gun Winter'

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books, Cambridge

    April 23, 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

    Tenth Annual Newburyport Literary Festival Opening Ceremony & Dinner With the Authors

    Presented by Newburyport Literary Association

    April 24, 2015

    The tenth annual Newburyport Literary Festival's Opening Ceremony features journalist and award winning author of The Map Thief Michael Blanding. Dinner With the Authors immediately...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring Neurobiology and Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 24, 2015

    The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture present a special evening of music and science featuring Project LENS, a performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and a...more

    Annual Riser Lecture

    Presented by Northeastern University Marine Science Center

    April 24, 2015

    Picture going to the fish market and choosing from 150 different kinds of marine fishes. This example hints at the extraordinary marine biodiversity found in...more

    CHOOSE YOUR INSTRUMENT – APRIL VACATION WEEK

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Designed for students entering 4th & 5th grades who will be taking an orchestral or band instrument and need to choose an instrument before the end of the school year. ...more

    Confronting Guantánamo Exhibit

    Presented by Northeastern University

    March 19 - April 25, 2015

    A Contested Place. A Controversial Past. A Questionable Future. 

    Confronting Guantánamo locates Guantánamo Bay, Cuba in time and space. It also examines the...more

    Harvard Semitic Museums Presents: The Dog Catacombs of Annubis

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

    April 25, 2015

    The necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt is the burial site of kings, commoners, and animals considered sacred by the Egyptians: bulls, cows, ibises, falcons, baboons, cats, and dogs. In this...more

    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church (Rescheduled)

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    Ever wondered what the inside of a pipe organ looks like?

    Organists Richard Webster and Colin Lynch team up with nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino to give us a history...more

    Legacy of Fire Closing Reception

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 26, 2015

    Come join us for the Reception! From 1976 – 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East...more

    Museum Conversations: Working across Disciplines at MoMA and the Exploratorium

    Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Harvard Art Museums

    April 27, 2015

    In this year's public and free seminar on innovative curatorial practice, two cutting-edge museum professionals will reflect on the role museum exhibitions play...more

    Adi Ophir: "Gentile Troubles: Saint Paul, the Rabbis, and Us"

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 28, 2015

    This paper will consider the history of the gentile or "goy," the Jew's "other." Although quite famous, among Jews and Christians at least, this figure has received little...more

    The Song of Achilles-An Evening with Madeline Miller

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    April 28, 2015

    This evening join best-selling author, Classicist, and educator, Madeline Miller as she discusses the importance of studying and teaching the Classics, and her process of blending scholarship and...more

    W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 29, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's Conversations with David Whitford series.

    Star Trek premiered on NBC in the fall of 1966. Over the next 50 years, across...more

    Daniel Boyarin: The Language of Divinity Speaker Series

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 30, 2015

    Daniel Boyarin (Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley) is a historian of religion and Talmudic culture whose...more

    Daniel Boyarin: "What Jews Talk About When They Don't Talk About Judaism"

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 30, 2015

    Daniel Boyarin (Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley) is a historian of religion and Talmudic culture whose...more

    Wilson Lecture with Michael Ondaatje In conversation with Pico Iyer

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

    May 1, 2015

     Michael Ondaatje is the best-selling and award-winning Canadian author of The English Patient, his classic novel, Running in the Family, a childhood memoir, and There’s a Trick With a...more

    House and Home Conference: Theories, Texts, Metaphors

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

    May 1 - May 2, 2015

    The conference will bring an interdisciplinary group of scholars together to explore the many ways that the related notions of house and home are constructed both literally and figuratively in...more

    Artist Talk: Jennifer Goldfinger

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

    May 3, 2015

    Mixed-media artist and children’s book illustrator Jennifer Goldfinger will discuss her playful and expressive mixed media encaustic works as well as children’s book illustrations that...more

    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...more

    Jad Abumrad

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 9, 2015

    TCo-host of Radiolab, one of the most popular public radio programs around, Jad Abumrad is also trained in creative writing and music composition and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius...more

    Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

    May 9, 2015

    A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic...more

    In Conversation

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    May 9, 2015

    Join us for a disscussion between Excavations artists, August Ventimiglia and Ken Landauer.


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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

    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

    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.


    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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