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    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 BLO’s upcoming productions. Speakers with expertise in the field share their insights into the world of opera to awaken your senses and deepen your opera knowledge before you spend an evening at the ...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

    Reception for Little Dreams in Glass and Metal Exhibition

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 2, 2015

    Join us to celebrate the landmark exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present.


    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

    TOS Talks: Big Ideas. Great Thinkers

    Presented by Temple Ohabei Shalom

    April 7 - June 9, 2015

    Three Great Thinkers share their Big Ideas from the fields of art, culture, ethics, health, religion, science and politics, followed by provocative Q & A’s led by Temple Ohabei...more

    Reception for Haystack Jewelry Exhibition

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 24, 2015

    Join us to celebrate this exhibition and meet some of the artists. Details t.b.a.


    Celebrating the Great American Songbook with Lewis Porter and Lee Konitz

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 23, 2015

    Canonized by jazz musicians and music historians alike, The Great American Songbook ...more

    Soul Fury: The Poetry of Rumi with Poet Coleman Barks

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 21, 2015

    The evocative, spiritual poetry of thirteenth century Sufi mystic Rumi has inspired people for centuries, and Coleman Barks’ stunning translations are...more

    UX Design Workshop

    Presented by American Graphics Institute

    May 18 - May 19, 2015

    Discover the design principles that make the best websites, apps, and games beautiful, easy to use, and even fun in this UX design workshop. Learn to explore space, form, and function while...more

    Preserving Jamaica Plain's History

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    May 17, 2015

    Join two JP organizations to celebrate National Preservation Month. This tour of Jamaica Plain will focus on ongoing efforts to preserve the neighborhood’s historical fabric. We will start...more

    Belmont World Film's 14th Annual International Film Series

    Presented by Belmont World Film at West Newton Cinema, Newton

    March 22 - May 11, 2015

    Belmont World Film moves to the West Newton Cinema for its 14th Annual international Film Series titled “Secrets and Lies.” The series features eight internationally-acclaimed films,...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

    Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

    May 9, 2015

    A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic...more

    In Conversation

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    May 9, 2015

    Join us for a disscussion between Excavations artists, August Ventimiglia and Ken Landauer.


    A Nordic Spring Sojourn with Stambandet

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 9, 2015

    If you live in the land of the midnight sun, you can be forgiven an obsession with summer. Precious months of nearly constant day call forth a delight that borders on cult-like devotion. The...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on the inaugural tour of our 20th season, to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans...more

    Teeth and Human Evolution

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge

    May 5, 2015

    Modern humans and our closest-living ape relatives differ in developmental and reproductive biology, as well as in lifespans, but evolutionary anthropologists do not know when these distinctive...more

    Artist Talk: Jennifer Goldfinger

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

    May 3, 2015

    Mixed-media artist and children’s book illustrator Jennifer Goldfinger will discuss her playful and expressive mixed media encaustic works as well as children’s book illustrations that...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

    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

    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

    Daniel Boyarin: "What Jews Talk About When They Don't Talk About Judaism"

    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

    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

    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

    The Song of Achilles-An Evening with Madeline Miller

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    April 28, 2015

    This evening join best-selling author, Classicist, and educator, Madeline Miller as she discusses the importance of studying and teaching the Classics, and her process of blending scholarship and...more

    Museum Conversations: Working across Disciplines at MoMA and the Exploratorium

    Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Harvard Art Museums

    April 27, 2015

    In this year's public and free seminar on innovative curatorial practice, two cutting-edge museum professionals will reflect on the role museum exhibitions play...more

    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church (Rescheduled)

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    Ever wondered what the inside of a pipe organ looks like?

    Organists Richard Webster and Colin Lynch team up with nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino to give us a history...more

    Legacy of Fire Closing Reception

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 26, 2015

    Come join us for the Reception! From 1976 – 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East...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

    Harvard Semitic Museums Presents: The Dog Catacombs of Annubis

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

    April 25, 2015

    The necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt is the burial site of kings, commoners, and animals considered sacred by the Egyptians: bulls, cows, ibises, falcons, baboons, cats, and dogs. In this...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

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring Neurobiology and Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 24, 2015

    The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture present a special evening of music and science featuring Project LENS, a performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and a...more

    Annual Riser Lecture

    Presented by Northeastern University Marine Science Center

    April 24, 2015

    Picture going to the fish market and choosing from 150 different kinds of marine fishes. This example hints at the extraordinary marine biodiversity found in...more

    CHOOSE YOUR INSTRUMENT – APRIL VACATION WEEK

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Designed for students entering 4th & 5th grades who will be taking an orchestral or band instrument and need to choose an instrument before the end of the school year. ...more

    Fruitlands Reads: John Hanson Mitchell An Eden of Sorts: The Natural History of My Feral Garden

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    April 22, 2015

    Twenty-five years ago author and naturalist John Hanson Mitchell cut down a 1 ½ acre stand of seventy-five-year-old white pines and planted a garden in their place. An Eden of Sorts is a...more

    Collectors and Dealers - The Trade of Egyptian Antiquities

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

    April 21, 2015

    Many of the Egyptian objects in Western museums were acquired during the heyday of the antiquities trade market in Egypt from the 1880s to 1930s. The scale of this trade was staggering, but its...more

    Birds of Prey and Native American Artifacts

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    April 21, 2015

    Explore the strong connection between raptors and Native Peoples during this exciting program presented by WINGMASTERS combing live birds of prey with authentic Native American artifacts....more

    Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!

    Presented by Toradex

    April 21, 2015

    Join our expert Toradex Engineers, Peter Lischer and Diego Petracca, in our forthcoming webinar “Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!” to...more

    Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!

    Presented by Toradex

    April 21, 2015

    Join our expert Toradex Engineers, Peter Lischer and Diego Petracca, in our forthcoming webinar “Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!” to...more

    2015 Robert C. Wood Visiting Professor of Public and Urban Affairs Lecture and Panel Response

    Presented by McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy & Global Studies at UMass Boston, Boston

    April 21, 2015

    William Julius Wilson - "Reflections on Issues of Race and Class in the 21st Century: Revisiting Arguments Advanced in The Declining Significance of Race (1978)”.  Professor Wilson...more

    Make Speak Comes to Fuller Craft Museum

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 19, 2015

    This is a free public lecture choreographed by the Commonwealth of Craft. Space for this event is limited to the first 100 registrants. Join the contemporary craft community for seven fast-paced...more

    True Lies & False Facts: A Questionable Tour of Boston

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    April 19, 2015

    Join Boston By Foot for a unique walking tour of Boston that will keep participants on their toes. Called 'True Lies & False Facts', this questionable tour starts at the harbor end of...more

    Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu: Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    April 18, 2015

    Olnick and Spanu will discuss how they began collecting Murano glass, what factors inform their decisions about what works to purchase, and what they see as their personal mission as...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

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: On the Wing - A Celebration of Birds in Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 18, 2015

    Join Harvard Museum of Natural History for  On the Wing :A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word,  a special afternoon of music and poetry that celebrates birds as symbols of...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

    Irish Voices- A One Person Performance with Stephen Collins

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    April 18, 2015

    They call it The Norton Anthology of English Literature and yet many of the writers included were born in Ireland. The commonality of course is the English language but there are vast cultural...more

    Author Gregory Flemming Talk & Book Signing for His Book

    Presented by Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute

    April 17, 2015

    Please join us as Greg Flemming introduces us to America’s real-life Robinson Crusoe. This is the true story of Philip Ashton—a nineteen-year-old fisherman captured by pirates,...more

    A Conversation with Harold Mabern and George Coleman

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts) at Thompson Room, Barker Center, Cambridge

    April 17, 2015

    Moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. Barker Center for the Humanities, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA. Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required; seating...more

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