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    Creative Writing: Getting Started and Staying with It

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    October 1 - October 22, 2014

    Do you have a story to tell? Are you looking for a way to begin? This short course will give you a place to start. Each session will begin with an exercise that will fling you right into the process of creative writing. We will discuss ways to keep that process flowing in the midst of our busy lives. Our emphasis will be on developing your own voice on the page. You will have opportunities to share your work and ...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

    Jad Abumrad

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

    The son of a scientist and a doctor, Jad Abumrad studied creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College. While working on staff at WNYC, Abumrad began tinkering with an idea that...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, 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, Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great?...more

    Stephen Dubner

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, 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

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Huma Bhabha

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

    March 25, 2015

    Sculptor, Huma Bhabha (Karachi, Pakistan), pushes the limits of human figuration with sculptures of grotesque dignity. Her figures are powerful metaphors for the global citizen: precarious,...more

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Anna Stothart

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium, Boston

    March 16, 2015

    New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Anna Stothart, assistant curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Thomas’ portraits of black women and studies of...more

    Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

    March 1, 2015

    Join us for the sixth annual Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen as Boston's top chefs create modern twists on traditional Jewish food.


    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Stefan Sagmeister

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium, Boston

    February 12, 2015

    The New York-based graphic designer’s bold style and careful sense of craft expands to photography, video, bookmaking, murals, installation, and more. He has designed album covers for Lou...more

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    January 14 - January 15, 2015

    Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his...more

    St. Petersburg Symphony

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 13, 2015

     Tuesday, January 13, 7:30pm, Mechanics Hall

    St. Petersburg Symphony
    Vladimir Lande, conductor
    Andrei Gavrilov, piano

    A legendary soloist in an infamous piano...more

    Pondering Walden Discussion Series

    Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln

    November 20 - December 11, 2014

    Consider Walden, revisited in connection with its natural and literary inspirations (Walden Pond and Henry David Thoreau's book Walden) during this in-depth discussion series...more

    Travel & Taste: Adventures in the Solomon Islands

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

    December 11, 2014

    Join us for a brand-new adventure: finding mating pairs of the pelagic ocean triggerfish in the South Pacific. Along the way, the research crew encountered much more. From sharks and dolphins to...more

    Jamaica Pond and Boston’s Water System – The Early History of the Boston Water System

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society and Arnold Arboretum at Hunnewell Building, Boston

    December 7, 2014

    From the 1630 settlement of Boston, people needed water supply. Marcis Kempe, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum and an avid water supply historian will discuss the early...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow and Voices Boston - Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols

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

    December 5, 2014

    The popular What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow examines Benjamin Britten’s Christmas choral masterwork, “A Ceremony of Carols,” the last work produced during Britten’s...more

    Ruby Wax: Sane New World

    Presented by Oberon and American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    November 18 - November 23, 2014

    Written by & featuring Ruby Wax

    Comedian, writer, and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity in this one-woman show inspired by her book,...more

    BU Cinematheque: An Evening with Sarah-Violet Bliss

    Presented by Boston University at Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101, Boston

    November 21, 2014

    Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important,...more

    "The Last Store Standing: Commerce as Force, Symbol and Casualty in the Gentrifying American City"

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 20, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present a series of events scheduled for November 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of 1964...more

    Travel & Taste: Magnificent Crete

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

    November 20, 2014

    Join us for a location-themed buffet dinner and lecture (or lecture only) hosted by Elissa Landre, discussing the magnificent Crete. The many stories about Crete were thought to be myths until...more

    Things That Go Bump in the Night: What Do Whales See?

    Presented by New England Aquarium

    November 20, 2014

    To reduce or eliminate the problem of right whale entanglements in fishing gear, scientists and gear developers have considered the feasibility of enhancing ropes and nets to improve their...more

    Author Michael M. Greenburg Talk and Signing for His New Book 'The Court-Martial of Paul Revere'

    Presented by Concord Bookshop

    November 20, 2014

    Join us for this special event! Mr. Greenburg will be speaking on his new book about Paul Revere. The single event defining Paul Revere is his ride from Charlestown to Lexington in 1775....more

    Jeff Chang: Who We Be: The Colorization of America

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

    November 19, 2014

    Jeff Chang’s first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, won the American Book Award. His new book, Who We Be: The Colorization of...more

    Protecting the Ash Tree: Wabanaki Diplomacy and Sustainability Science in Maine

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    November 18, 2014

    Brown ash trees sustain the ancestral basket-making traditions of the Wabanaki people of Maine and play a key role in their creation myths. These trees are now threatened by the emerald ash borer,...more

    Unsettled Dreams

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

    November 17, 2014

    Yossi Klein Halevi talks with Jeffrey Goldberg about his book Like Dreamers and the ways in which Israel has inspired a variety of utopian dreams – dreams that are often in stark...more

    Wifredo Lam - Imagining New Worlds program at Boston International Fine Art Show

    Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    Wifredo Lam blurred boundaries among the established art movements of the 20th century while giving expression to his multiracial and multicultural ancestry. Come hear Elizabeth T. Goizueta,...more

    Judy! A Legendary Film Career

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    November 16, 2014

    Emmy Award-winning producer/writer John Fricke reviews highlights from Garland's historic motion picture work, tracing her on-screen performance arc from age seven as one of the Gumm Sisters...more

    Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages

    Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    November 15, 2014

    A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly (Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University). This unique presentation will explore the power of...more

    Boston Byzantine Music Festival

    Presented by Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College, Brookline

    November 14 - November 15, 2014

    The Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival presents a dynamic and engaging collection of performances that explore the musical...more

    "Travel Like A Fine Art Connoisseur" program at Boston International Fine Art Show

    Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    November 15, 2014

    Join Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, for an armchair art cruise of the magazine’s popular learning adventures focused on specific European regions such as...more

    Fresnel Lens Talk with Theresa Levitt

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    November 15, 2014

    Theresa Levitt is the author of A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse.


    BU Cinematheque: An Evening with Dia Sokol-Savage

    Presented by Boston University at Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101, Boston

    November 14, 2014

    Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important,...more

    Robert A. Margo: "Obama, Katrina, and the Persistence of Racial Inequality”

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 13, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series...more

    Penguins as Ocean Sentinels: What Penguins Are Telling Us

    Presented by New England Aquarium

    November 13, 2014

    Penguins are sentinels of the southern oceans, helping humans understand how the planet is responding to global climate change. Natural history, long-term studies and communication of what we...more

    Invasion! Challenges to our Forest & Plant Communities

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

    November 13, 2014

    We often hear in the news about invasive pests such as the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. Where are these invasive pests in Massachusetts? What can you do to protect your...more

    Concert of Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music

    Presented by Boston College

    November 13, 2014

    Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series. Featuring Kimberley Fraser and Mac Morin.

     


    Issues Affecting Parents with Children on the Autism Spectrum - A Discussion

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    November 13, 2014

    Author Brenda Dater will discuss her book Parenting without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum. In her book, Dater draws on her...more

    Peter Fallon: Spring, My Love - A Poetry Reading

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

    November 12, 2014

    In 1970, Peter Fallon founded The Gallery Press, Ireland’s leading literary publishing company. His new collection of poems, Strong, My Love, was published in 2014. He is a graduate...more

    Prohibition: Boston Dry/Boston Wet

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    November 12, 2014

    Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston, will discuss the history of Boston during the era when the 18th Amendment was in effect. Prohibition in Boston was a period rife with class...more

    DISPOSSESSION International Conference

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 9 - November 11, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events...more

    Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories

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

    November 11, 2014

    Join us for a symposium and reading celebrating the translation and publication of Dinner with Stalin (2014) by David Shrayer-Petrov.


    Artist's Talk with Lorna Simpson

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    November 9, 2014

    Lorna Simpson will discuss her work and retrospective exhibition. Meet in Kemper Auditorium. Free and open to the public.


    Christoph Kreutzmüller: “Kristallnacht and the Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity in Germany”

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 9, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series...more

    Author Maureen Meister Talk and Signing for Her Book "Arts & Crafts Architecture"

    Presented by Concord Bookshop

    November 9, 2014

    Meister's latest book studies the history and heritage in New England. The book offers the first full-scale examination of the architecture associated with the Arts and Crafts movement that...more

    An Evening of Illumination

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    November 8, 2014

    The annual Evening of Illumination will take place at Old Sturbridge Village on November 8. Explore a time without electricity and street lights. Take in the captivating scenes of an early New...more

    BU Cinematheque: An Evening with Martin Persiel

    Presented by Boston University at Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101, Boston

    November 7, 2014

    Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important,...more

    "Final Sale" Opening Reception

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 6, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events...more

    Dr. William Pfaff "Music, Image, Time: Place as Inspiration"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover

    November 6, 2014

    The multimedia presentation highlights Dr. Pfaff’s interdisciplinary experiences as an Artist-in-Residence at the Petrified Forest National Park. It includes...more

    Travel & Taste: Beautiful Bahamas

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

    November 6, 2014

    The Bahamas are a group of 700 islands, and many smaller islets, made from the remnants of coral reefs in the northern Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a British colony, their economy...more

    Conversations Series/Guest: author, Alex Beam

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    October 9 - November 6, 2014

    Arlington Community Ed. hosts conversations with influential thinkers, writers and leaders, about issues that shape our world.  Hosted by David Witford, editor-at-large at...more

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