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    Tipsy Tour: Dram Shop and Drunken Sailors

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    September 5, 2015

    Booze. Hooch. Liquor. Kill Devil. Grog. Applejack. It's all covered on the Tipsy Tour: Dram Shops and Drunken Sailors!

    This tour is not a pub crawl - it's an exploration of Boston's boozy past! You’ll hear stories from the very beginnings of Boston’s history through Prohibition and meet some interesting characters along the way – like the Ice King, King Solomon and Admiral Edward Vernon – who ...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

    Lextopia: Lexington's Launch of mid-Century Modern

    Presented by Lexington Historical Society at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    June 20 - September 20, 2015

    The Lexington Historical Society celebrates  the town’s unique architectural legacy with a new exhibit that opens in June 2015: Lextopia: Lexington’s Launch of Mid Century Modern. In the...more

    One Hundred Years of Solitude Reading Marathon

    Presented by Garcia Marquez Commemoration Committee at Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge

    September 18 - September 20, 2015

    In honor of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1982 Nobel Prize of Literature, the Garcia Marquez Commemoration Committee will hold a 24-hour readng marathon of One Hundred Years of Solitud....more

    Artist Maya Lin at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative and Boston University College of Fine Arts 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

    Sacred Spaces of Roxbury

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    September 24, 2015

    Gain a new perspective of Roxbury as you walk between two of its prominent hills, Fort Hill and Mission Hill. Beginning with colonial First Church in Roxbury and ending with the puddingstone...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

    Material World

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    September 26, 2015

    This one-day symposium considers the historical importance, artistry, and evolution of textiles, within the context of a world where traditional notions of textiles are constantly changing. The...more

    Cambridge Common: Walking Tour

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    September 27, 2015

    Founded in 1631, Cambridge Common Park was once the common pasture for Old Cambridge. Later it served as an encampment for the Continental Army. Today it’s home to playgrounds and ballfields,...more

    Fiction Days presents Edwidge Danticat

    Presented by Boston College

    September 29, 2015

    Edwidge Danticat, who was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1969, is widely considered to be one of the most talented young writers in the United States, celebrated in particular for her...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

    A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat, hosted by Regine Jean-Charles

    Presented by Boston College at Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill

    September 30, 2015

    Edwidge Danticat is an award-winning writer of Haitian descent whose books include Breath, Eyes, MemoryKrik? Krak! and The Dew...more

    Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    October 4, 2015

    Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations with exhibition curator Kelley Tialiou


    Artist Talk and Opening Reception: Leslie Starobin

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

    October 4, 2015

    Join us for the opening reception of Dear Dearest Mother: Leslie Starobin’s Wartime Still Life Montages and a talk by the artist. Starobin’s multi-layered works are commemorative portraits of...more

    Artist Talk with Jim Shaw

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    October 8, 2015

    Jim Shaw mines the essentials of American cultural detritus, from comic books, pulp novels, and album covers, to vintage advertisements, movie posters, and noise rock in his...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

    Artist Talk: An Evening with Shahzia Sikander

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford

    October 15, 2015

    Join us for a keynote presentation wtih artist Shahzia Sikander on October 15 at 6:00 pm in Alumnae Lounge (in the Aidekman Arts Center).  This presentation is in conjunction with Shahzia's...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

    Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    October 21, 2015

    An Atlantic National Correspondent, Ta-Nehisi Coates has penned many influential articles. His George Polk Award-winning Atlantic cover story on slavery and race, "The...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

    Art Study Center Seminar: Ancient Coins

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    October 30, 2015

    Many of the buildings and statues described by ancient writers have not survived, but we can get a glimpse of what they must have looked like through their representations on ancient Greek and...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

    Opera 102 Class

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 7 - November 4, 2015

    The popular Opera 101 series is expanding!  Opera 102 is broken down into two separate series (each four nights long) to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries.  They...more

    Deepak Chopra Presents Super Genes: The Future of Wellbeing

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

    November 11, 2015

    Join Deepak Chopra as he shares a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity. The leap into "radical well-being" is a promise waiting to be...more

    Michael Roth: Why Liberal Education Matters

    Presented by Boston College

    November 12, 2015

    Michael S. Roth became the 16th president of Wesleyan University in 2007, after having served as Hartley Burr Alexander Professor of Humanities at Scripps College, Associate Director of the Getty...more

    Diploma in a Day

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 14, 2015

    Enjoy engaging workshops led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, Dr. Jan Swafford and members of the Elias Quartet on Beethoven and his works being performed later that evening.  Activities provide...more

    Stage & Screen: Down By Law

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 16, 2015

    Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American...more

    Billy Collins and Aimee Mann: An Evening of Poetry, Acoustic Music and Conversation

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 21, 2015

    Former U.S. Poet Laureate and a Guggenheim Fellow Billy Collins and Oscar- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Aimee Mann come together for a rare evening of poetry, acoustic music and...more

    Lecture for Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    December 3, 2015

    Lecture in conjunction with Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt with Kirsten Swenson, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell....more

    Lecture with Sebastian Smee

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    December 6, 2015

    Lecture with Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer-Prize-winning Boston Globe art critic. Smee will talk about friendships between prominent artists, the subject of his forthcoming book. This program...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

    Stage & Screen: Killer of Sheep

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 14, 2016

    Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic...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

    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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