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    Science on Screen: CHILDREN OF MEN

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 22, 2014

    Hailed by The New York Times as a “superbly directed political thriller...about a nervously plausible future,” Children of Men immerses us in a world engulfed in violence, where women can no longer bear children. Directed by Alfonso Cuáron (Gravity), the film is at turns hopeful and frightening, and features memorable performances by Clive Owen, Michael Caine, and Julianne ...more


    Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

    Presented by Poetry Jam

    February 13, 2011 - on going

    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

    October 29, 2010 - on going

    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

    February 9, 2010 - on going

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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

    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

    Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Camera Eye Seminar I

    Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

    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

    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

    In His Ecstasy: The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

    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

    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

    OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Susie Middleton

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    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

    Rappaport Prize Lecture: Liz Deschenes

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

    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

    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

    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

    Bostonians Behaving Badly: A Walking Tour of Boston's Riots

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 11, 2014

     Experience a most riotous tour through four centuries of protests, social violence and at times downright bad behavior! Known for the protests of the Stamp Act and Boston Tea Party,...more

    History Zero: Film Screening + Conversation

    Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    October 9, 2014

    On October 9, 7:30 pm, artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos will join SMFA faculty members Jane Gillooly and Tina Wasserman for a conversation and screening of his film, History Zero, which...more

    Dreams of My Father

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    October 9, 2014

     A talk by Lo Dagerman about the esteemed post-WWII existentialist Swedish writer Stig Dagerman (1923-1954), and the project to re-introduce her father’s writing to an American...more

    American Crucifixion: A Conversation with Author Alex Beam

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    October 9, 2014

    In American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of Mormonism, journalist Alex Beam tells the life story of Smith, Mormonism's founding prophet, and how he went from...more

    Hear From a Scholar: John Dixon Hunt

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

    October 8, 2014

    Join us and acclaimed landscape historian John Dixon Hunt, Professor Emeritus of landscape architecture at University of Pennsylvania, as he lectures on the attack mode of Little Sparta, artist...more

    Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez Artist Talk

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    October 8, 2014

    Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez unearths myth, history and sociopolitical issues through an autobiographical lense. As an artist and a curator, Vázquez Rodríguez creates...more

    Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

    October 7 - October 8, 2014

    Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live, and will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show. She will also...more

    Creating Kick-Ass Characters

    Presented by Craft on Draft

    October 7, 2014

    Join E. B. Moore, Jennie Wood, and Kate Racculia for a reading and discussion of their own unforgettable characters, trait by trait, from first draft to final. Bring a character-revealing page...more

    Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series -- “Music, Mediation, and Post-Secular Religion"

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

    October 6, 2014

    Amherst College Professor of Music Jeffers Englehardt presents our first colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.

    This colloquium has been made possible by the...more

    Science on Screen: SOYLENT GREEN

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 6, 2014

    Based on the Harry Harrison novel, Make Room! Make Room!, Soylent Green was one of the most popular science fiction films of the 1970s, and remains a cult classic to this day. Flash...more

    "The Gatekeepers." A Jewish Studies Movie Night

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    October 6, 2014

     A screening and discussion of "The Gatekeepers." The film is Dror Moreh's 2012 documentary on Israel's security establishment, the Shin Bet. It is based on a series of...more

    Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE)

    Presented by Boston Comics Roundtable and Lesley University College of Art and Design

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo was established in 2010 to create a showcase space for artists and writers in the greater-Boston area working in the field of comics. The event is a joint...more

    Global WarNing

    Presented by 555 Gallery

    September 4 - October 4, 2014

    This exhibition presents two perspectives on the true costs of carbon-based fuel production in the 21st century. The first by Garth Lenz explores the environmental costs related to the pending US...more

    Highest Closet Performance Art Workshop

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    October 4, 2014

    Sarah Hill encroaches in the emotional exchange between artist and audience. In performance, video and animation, their work describes conflicted ways the body is controlled, trauma is processed...more

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