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    Travel & Taste South Africa: On Safari and off the Beaten Path

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

    February 26, 2015

    South African safaris are famous for a spectacular array of wildlife that includes predators and prey, grazers, browsers, and scavengers. You probably know "the Big Five": lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros; but can you name "The Ugly Five?" The country also hosts a rich avifauna from eagles and chanting-goshawks to hornbills and bee-eaters. In addition to exploring the ...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 16, 2015

    "Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st Century"

     

    Professor Landes (History) will discuss the historical...more

    Dawids Return: Journey of an African Bushman

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

    April 16, 2015

    In 2011, Patrician Glyn set off for the Kalahari, to find traces of a long-dead Bushman by the name of Makai Kruiper, a legendary mystic, hunter and healer who roamed ‘The Thirst Land’...more

    Kim Russo: The Happy Medium

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    April 18, 2015

    Kim Russo, also known as “Kim The Happy Medium,” has been able to see the world of spirit since the young age of nine.  Growing up, Kim often saw random spirits in her...more

    Art and Reality: A Symposium on Contemporary Middle Eastern Art in Context

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    April 18, 2015

    Join us for an exploration of current issues in contemporary Middle Eastern art, an area of newly heightened interest among institutions, collectors, curators, scholars, and patrons. Organized in...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Free WGBH Studio Tours

    Presented by WGBH at WGBH, Boston

    February 9, 2010 - 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

    October 29, 2010 - 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

    February 13, 2011 - 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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