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    Matt Taibbi: The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

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

    October 1, 2014

    In his 2014 New York Times bestseller The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing journey through both sides of our justice system: the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor.

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    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

    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

    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.


    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

    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

    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.


    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

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Voices Boston, Benjamin Britten's

    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

    "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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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

    "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

    Camera Eye Seminar I

    Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops, Somerville

    September 16 - November 4, 2014

    An intensive workshop where students will explore photographic seeing and visual thinking. In a small class setting we will discuss photographs in technical, formal, and conceptual terms. The...more

    A Transformational Gift: The Schusterman Collection

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture at Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston

    November 2, 2014

    In Fall 2013, Oklahoma philanthropist Lynn Schusterman gave the Museum of Fine Arts the collection of 119 objects of Judaica that she and her late husband, Charles, had amassed through the years....more

    Grave Undertakings: A Tour of Downtown Boston's Burying Grounds

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 11 - November 1, 2014

    Explore three of downtown Boston's burying grounds and learn about the customs surrounding death and dying in Puritan New England. Dig deeper into the religious views, practices, symbolism,...more

    Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF)

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

    October 23 - October 26, 2014

    The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), announces a provocative and entertaining program of independent cinema highlighting...more

    Walking Tour of Carruth's Hill, Dorchester

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 26, 2014

    Okay, modern folks would just consider this area 'Ashmont' but we are using the 19th century name...go with it! Dorchester is even older than Boston. Advances in transportation enabled the...more

    BU Cinematheque: An Evening with Frank V. Ross

    Presented by Boston University

    October 24, 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

    Historic Map Night with Gis Mapping

    Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead, Newton

    October 23, 2014

    Ever wondered what your neighborhood looked like 50 or 100 years ago? 150 years ago? Pour over our collection of historic atlases to find out whose farm was subdivided to make your house lot or...more

    D’hana Perry Artist Talk

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    October 23, 2014

    D’hana Perry is a New York-based DJ and video artist whose documentary work explores identity construction, gender/racial issues, and self-expression.


    SmartPhoneography

    Presented by NewTV at NewTV, Newton Highlands

    October 23, 2014

    This workshop is for anyone interested in improving the quality of their smartphone photography. We will review smartphone shooting techniques and tips to enhance your images. Then we will explore...more

    Ecology Lecture: Dr. Richard Orson presents Phragmites australis

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    October 23, 2014

    Although Phragmites australis has been in North America for many thousands of years, a recently introduced strain has quickly spread and become a problem for many local habitats....more

    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...more

    Lecture Series: Art of the Day

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    October 8 - October 22, 2014

    Join us for any or all of the lectures in this three-part series about acquisitions of contemporary art throughout the Addison's history. Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian |...more

    A Tribute to Thelonious Monk - featuring Lewis Porter & Dave Liebman

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    October 20, 2014

    Thelonious Monk is revered as a genius of modern jazz. His compositions are quirky, hard swinging, brilliantly logical, and unforgettable. The legendary Dave Liebman on saxophone and Lewis Porter...more

    From Field to Table Weekend

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Costumed interpreters at Old Sturbridge Village will show how early New Englanders brought in the harvest and celebrated the bounty with the beautiful colors of fall serving as the backdrop to...more

    Laurence Berman Lecture-Recital

    Presented by First Parish in Needham

    October 19, 2014

    In this third of 3 lecture-recitals, concert pianist and retired UMass-Boston professor Laurence Berman explores the question of what makes a piece of music meaningful? Today's theme is...more

    In His Ecstasy: The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    October 19, 2014

    The 19th century English Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins's unusual imagination and experiments in rhythm and syntax have had a tremendous influence on the direction of modern poetry. In the...more

    The Trio of Poets: Album Release

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Lexington, Lexington

    October 18, 2014

    In Spring 2014, Lexington's own Regie Gibson, Jena Kirkpatrick (Austin, TX) and Tim Mason (Utah and Cambridge, MA) known as The Trio of Poets, recorded their debut album in front of a live...more

    Centennial Lecture: Cynthia Barton History’s Daughter

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    October 18, 2014

    Biographer Cynthia Barton relates a chronicle of Clara Endicott Sears’ life and details the influences leading to the creation of Fruitlands Museum from her book History’s Daughter:...more

    OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Susie Middleton

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    October 16, 2014

     Longtime editor of “Fine Cooking Magazine,” Susie Middleton is now an editor-at-large for the magazine and is author of the recently published “Fresh from the Farm: A Year...more

    Amelia Spinney Artist Talk

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art Gallery

    October 16, 2014

    Amelia Spinney is a master printmaker and art educator. Her recent work includes a series of vibrant, multi-layer screenprints that explore issues related to personal identity management and the...more

    Rappaport Prize Lecture: Liz Deschenes

    Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at Mass College of Art Tower Auditorium, Boston

    October 16, 2014

    Join artist Liz Deschenes and deCordova's community at her evening lecture at the Tower Auditorium at MassArt.

    Deschenes is the 2014 recipient of deCordova's prestigous Rappaport...more

    Avenue of the Arts Walking Tour

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 16, 2014

    Along Huntington Avenue stands a dense concentration of Boston's most venerable cultural institutions. From McKim, Mead & White's Symphony Hall to Guy Lowell's Museum of Fine Arts...more

    Violinist Regina Carter

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    October 16, 2014

     Master of improvisational violin and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter will participate in a conversation entitled Down Home: The Musical Heritage of the American...more

    Art of the Day: Circa 1946: Charles Sheeler, Ballardvale

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    October 15, 2014

    Join us for any or all of the lectures in this three-part series about acquisitions of contemporary art throughout the Addison's history. Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian |...more

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