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    Exploring the Difference between Real and Imagined Bodies on Stage

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Jackie Liebergott Black Box, Boston

    October 13, 2015

    Moderated by Polly Carl, Director of HowlRound
    and Creative Director of ArtsEmerson

    We are living in a moment when bodies are at odds with identities—where Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner create endless internet wars over what constitutes one’s real self.  What can artists tell us about our cultural struggle to come to terms with the relationship between our embodied selves and our ...more

    5th Annual John H. Carlson Lecture presented by MIT’s Lorenz Center and the New England Aquarium

    Presented by New England Aquarium

    October 15, 2015

    Watching Water: Nature’s Field Guide to Weather and Climate

    Bjorn Stevens, PhD, director, Atmosphere in the Earth System Department, Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, and professor,...more

    BUJS Forum Alexandra Herzog: "Isaac Bashevis Singer's Demons: A Carnivalesque Journey"

    October 15, 2015

    In his 1978 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Isaac Bashevis Singer joked that there was no better language to use to talk about spirits and ghosts than Yiddish, a dead language. Through a close...more

    The History of an Adobe Wall: Society, Politics, and Burial in the Andes

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Geological Lecture Hall, Cambridge

    October 15, 2015

    Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies, Harvard University

    The mythological origin place of the Incas was the source of academic controversy for some time. In...more

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley

    October 15, 2015

    This annual lecture pays tribute to the legacy of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King as a Civil Rights leader and his enormous contribution to advancing civil rights in the United States by inspiring...more

    Studio Tour with Mitch Ryerson

    Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts

    October 16, 2015

    Join The Society of Arts andCrafts and furniture maker Mitch Ryerson for an exciting tour of his Allston workshop as a closing program for the current exhibition. The tour will...more

    Pre-Opera Talk (Prior to Verdi’s Otello)

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 17, 2015

    Come early to the Opera for a Pre-Opera Talk led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, musicology faculty at The Boston Conservatory.  She will also lead Après Opera, an interactive discussion...more

    Dogtown Days

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    October 17, 2015

    Join the Friends of Dogtown for the kick off of a weekend celebrating Dogtown!

    This program is free and open to the public. 
    Co-sponsored by the Gloucester Lyceum and the Cape...more

    Craft Chat with Vivian Beer

    Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts

    October 17, 2015

    Please join the Society of Arts and Crafts and New England furniture maker Vivian Beer for an engaging morning “Craft Chat,” where the artist will discuss the influences, inspiration, and...more

    Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo 2015

    Presented by MICE

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    Comics are where language and images meet, and independent comics explore the full potential of that medium: fiction, action, memoir, history, humor and more. During MICE, hundreds of indie comics...more

    Poetry Reading by Somerville Poet Laureate Nicole Terez Dutton

    Presented by The Nave Gallery at The Nave Gallery, Somerville

    October 18, 2015

    Readings by Nicole Terez Dutton, named earlier this year as Somerville’s first Poet Laureate. Her collection of poems, If One Of Us Should Fall, won the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was...more

    How Culturally Enriching Activities Affect Students and Their Values, a lecture by Jay P. Greene

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

    October 19, 2015

    A lecture by Jay P. Greene, the Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Department Head, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas

    An Evening with Boundary-Pushing Choreographer Karole Armitage

    Presented by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

    October 19, 2015

    Known as the “punk ballerina,” Armitage is renowned for pushing boundaries to create works that blend dance, music, and art to engage in philosophical questions about the search for meaning....more

    Syria and the Right to the Image

    Presented by MIT Global Studies and Languages

    October 19, 2015

    Film screening and discussion with Charif Kiwan, Spokesperson, Abounaddara, Syrian Film Collective

    Since 2011, Abounaddara, an anonymous group of Syrian filmmakers, has released...more

    The Beatles, The '60s, and Popular Culture featuring Dr. Jeremy Yudkin

    Presented by City Salon: Boston at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    October 20, 2015

    American and British culture of the 1960s is reflected more in the music of the Beatles than in that of any other group. The group shattered many sales records and charted more than fifty top-40...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

    Starr Forum: Global Refugee Crisis

    Presented by MIT Center for International Studies

    October 21, 2015

    CIS Starr Forum: A public events series on pressing issues in international affairs, sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies.

    Panelists Include:
    - Jennifer...more

    Giving Voice: A Conversation with Plácido Domingo

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts) at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 22, 2015

    One of the finest tenors of all time, the legendary Plácido Domingo will be celebrated at Harvard during this event moderated by Tamar Herzog Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs and...more

    The Diane Silvers Ravitch Lecture "How to Ruin or Revive Public Education"

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Alumnae Hall, Wellesley

    October 22, 2015

    This program is proudly supported by the Wellesley College Education Department. 

    Wellesley College is proud to welcome Diane Ravitch ‘60 for the inaugural lecture in a new series...more

    Seoul Searching [Opening Night Film]

    Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    October 22, 2015

    Seoul Searching [Opening Night Film] 

    Q&A with Director Benson Lee, and the twins, Uatchet Jin Juch and Nekhebet Kum Juch 

    Seoul, 1986. A raucous gaggle of...more


    Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival at Bright Family Screening Room, Boston

    October 23, 2015

    Brutally honest and unrelenting, Redefining Home challenges our notions of identity, political correctness, and family expectations. Follow an Indian American couple who consider wearing...more

    SCREENING: My Life in China

    Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival at Bright Family Screening Room, Boston

    October 23, 2015

    "My Life in China" is a personal film that takes viewers on a journey to rural China where an emotional revelation takes place.

    Every family has a special story. In...more

    Davis Discoveries 17th-Century Dutch Pen-Painting

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    October 23, 2015

    During the 17th century, Willem van de Velde the Elder (1611-1693) developed the subgenre of “pen-paintings.” This process involved drawing detailed pictures with a pen and black pigment...more

    Discussion Panel: "Art Market Insights: An Inside Perspective"

    Presented by Fusco & Four and Boston International Fine Art Show at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    October 24, 2015

    Discussion with Joshua Rose, editor of American Fine Art Magazine, and a panel of experts for a close-up look at the art market today. Discover how art world insiders view the market for fine art,...more


    Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival

    October 24, 2015

    Have Asian Americans created a new “home” through New Media (streaming, on demand, online)? Advances in technology have changed audiences' access to media—with a tremendous impact on both...more

    Guitars Around the World

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    October 24, 2015

    BMS faculty members Björn Wennas, Robert Ward, Will Dick, and Brendan Burns lead a discussion on the guitar’s history throughout the world over the past several hundred years. Featuring...more

    Guest Speaker "Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent"

    Presented by Fusco & Four and Boston International Fine Art Show at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    October 25, 2015

    “Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent:” Guest Speaker Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Painting at the MFA, celebrates the recent gift of the John Singer Sargent Archive, the...more

    Guest Speaker "The Light of Memory: John La Farge and Stained Glass"

    Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    October 25, 2015

    “The Light of Memory: John La Farge and Stained Glass”: Guest Speaker Jeffery Howe, curator of “John La Farge and the Recovery of Sacred” at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College,...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

    James Howard Kunstler: The Long Emergency

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

    October 28, 2015

    James Howard Kunstler had a successful career as a novelist and journalist. He published his first critique of American architecture and urban planning, The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise...more

    BU Institute for Philosophy & Religion Lecture: Faith and Doubt

    Presented by Boston University Institute for Philosophy & Religion

    October 28, 2015

    Part of the Boston University’s Institute for Philosophy & Religion 2015-2016 Lecture Series, “Faith and Doubt."

    "'The Quality of Its Doubt': T.S. Eliot on Tennyson"...more

    Gallery Talk: Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    October 28, 2015

    Jennifer Quick, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fellow in Photography, will give a talk about the special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view at the museums through...more

    Kris Saknussemm, author

    Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

    October 29, 2015

    Kris Saknussemm, author of eleven books, will be sharing  material from a work of creative nonfiction called Sea Monkeys, A Memory Book with the Salem State audience. Originally...more

    Guerrilla Girls - Public Talk

    Presented by Smith College Museum of Art

    October 29, 2015

    For over 30 years, the Guerrilla Girls have been using images, facts, and humor to expose discrimination and corruption in art, politics and pop culture. In a live performance, two "Girls" will...more

    La Partida, David William Foster Film and Overcoming Homophobia in Cuba

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    October 29, 2015

    The program begins with a screening of La Partida (The Last Match), Antonio Hens' 2013 film about two teenage boys in Havana - both in relationships with women who...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

    Second Nature: An Environmental History of New England

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    November 1, 2015

    Historian Richard W. Judd explores the mix of ecological process and human activity that shaped that history over the past 12,000 years. He traces a succession of cultures through New England’s...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

    Interrogating Whiteness (Part 1)

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Boston

    November 4, 2015

    Moderated by Future Boston Alliance
    Featuring Walter Mosley, American novelist and recipient of the PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    After the death of Trayvon Martin,...more

    Trimalchio ad nauseam: Roman Art as a Tyranny of Bad Taste?

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    November 4, 2015

    Ruth Bielfeldt, Harvard’s Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities, takes the lavish dinner party of the Roman freedman Trimalchio—described in Petronius’s Satyricon—as the...more

    Native Shrubs for Challenging Sites

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    November 5, 2015

    Native plants are popular for creating sustainable landscapes. Natives are also a desirable solution to the invasive plant problem, but they must be able to perform well in difficult landscape...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

    Authority and Authoritarianism in Fiction and Politics

    Presented by Boston College at Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill

    November 12, 2015

    Both the authoritative and the authoritarian in literature and law rely on narratives for their claims to legitimacy. Authority, as James Boyd White writes, is a way of talking and thinking,...more

    Distinguished Thinkers at the Newhouse: Salman Rushdie

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

    November 12, 2015

    Sir Salman Rushdie is one of the most celebrated authors of our time. A brilliant provocateur, he has penned a handful of classic novels, influenced a generation of writers, and received a Queen's...more

    The Visual Commons: #BlackLivesMatter

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    November 12, 2015

    In this public lecture, Nicholas Mirzoeff, professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University, will provide a genealogy of the visual commons, which he defines as “where we...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

    The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    November 15, 2015

    Join Kathryn Aalto for a visually-rich journey into one of the most iconic settings in children’s literature: the Hundred Acre Wood, a real place in East Sussex, England called Ashdown Forest....more

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