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    Free Wednesday Program Open House for Seniors

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    September 17, 2014

    Senior adults are invited to attend a free sampling of the Jewish Community Center’s Wednesday Program at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Wednesday, September 17 from 10am-3pm. The open house will include a Jewish New Year talk with Rabbi Mark Sokoll, JCC President/CEO; an art lecture on Sargent and Whistler; and a musical performance by The Bo and Bill ...more


    The Translator's Voice

    Presented by New England Translators Association at Democracy Center

    September 19, 2014

    Steve Sadow views himself as an “activist” or “embedded” translator. Most of his translation work is done with the intention of “spreading the news” about the...more

    Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    September 20, 2014

    Local chefs go Nordic! Drawing upon influences from traditional and “new Nordic” cuisine, local chefs will try their hand at Nordic cooking, and you’ll be the judge! Join us for...more

    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...more

    Life at Colonial Harvard: The Archaeological Evidence

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    September 23, 2014

    Harvard University's 1650 charter founded a new institution committed "to the education of the English and Indian Youth of this Country in knowledge and godliness." The Harvard Yard...more

    Susan Cottle Artist Talk

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    September 24, 2014

    Susan Cottle depicts metropolises and countrysides in the American South West and Europe. She transposes her atmospheric experience of these places into paintings to impart an authentic essence of...more

    OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Dan Kenary

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 25, 2014

     Dan Kenary, President and Co-founder of Harpoon Brewery, will host a fun-filled evening of beer tasting paired with food samples and a discussion of “How Passion, Continuous...more

    Paul Hornschemeier Artist Talk

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    September 25, 2014

     Paul Hornschemeier is the cartoonist behind Forlorn Funnies and Mother, Come Home. His imagistic storytelling is sharp and personal, and his perspective of the cartoonist as designer...more

    Artist Lecture: Julian Voss-Andreae presents Sculpture Inspired by Proteins, Physics and People

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 25, 2014

    Art and science collide and combine in painter-turned physicist-turned sculptor Julian Voss-Andreae’s studio. Starting out as a painter Julian Voss-Andreae changed course as a young man and...more

    Florence Ladd on 'The Spirit of Josephine'

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    September 25, 2014

    Inspired by legendary performer Josephine Baker, Florence Ladd's new novel is A Family Reunion in Paris: The Spirit of Josephine. The author skillfully breathes life into the featured...more

    Making Meaning in the Marketplace: a panel discussion and workshop

    Presented by North Bennet Street School

    September 25 - September 26, 2014

    How do artists define success? Hear a panel of four talented makers discuss the strategies they use to craft their creative practices to succeed in today's marketplace. Thursday's 5pm...more

    History and Landscape of the Back Bay Fens

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    September 7 - September 27, 2014

    From foul muddy flats to the parkland of today, the Fens have undergone many transformations in the last 125 years. Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk through this historic...more

    Confessions of an Unquiet Mind-An Evening with C. Anthony Martignetti

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

    September 27, 2014

    C. Anthony Martignetti, PhD, is a writer and psychotherapist with a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts. Anthony founded the Biscuit Box Theater Company and Souled Out Artists writers...more

    Intro to Photoshop One-day Workshop

    Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

    September 27, 2014

    This class aims to introduce new photographers with digital cameras to Photoshop. Photoshop is an extensive program which offers thousands of tools to edit, manipulate, and enhance photographs. We...more

    Spirit Books Exhibition & Book Launch

    Presented by Essex County Greenbelt Association

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    Exhibition of The Spirit Books, one-of-a-kind sculptural handmade books cradled in twigs, branches, vines, and roots, to celebrate the launch of The Spirit Books book which contains images and...more

    Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water

    Presented by Essex National Heritage Commission

    September 19 - September 28, 2014

    Explore Essex County’s cultural, historic, and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events! Enjoy a variety of walks, guided hikes, sails,...more

    #i{craft}history Celebration

    Presented by Plimouth Plantation at Plimoth Plantation

    September 25 - September 28, 2014

    Plimoth Plantation will be holding the FIRST #icrafthistory WEEKEND to celebrate the launch of its Craft Center and Plimoth Bread Company from 9/27-9/28! PLYMOUTH RESIDENTS ARE FREE that weekend!...more

    Design Exchange Boston (DxB)

    Presented by AIGA Boston

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    Design Exchange Boston (DxB) is a two-day design and innovation conference dedicated to celebrating the impact of design. The DxB experience explores the ideas, work and strategies currently...more

    Curatorial Tour: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 28, 2014

    Join Fruitlands Curator Michael Volmar for an insider’s view of the centennial year exhibition, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Showcasing some of the finest items...more

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Huma Bhabha

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

    September 29, 2014

    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

    Poet in the Park

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

    October 2, 2014

    Join us for the final installment of our Poet in the Park Series! Charles Simic, Pulitzer Prize winner and US Poet Laureate, will close out our program with a reading from his work and a...more

    La Maison Fournaise: An Impressionist Hot Spot

    Presented by The French Cultural Center

    October 2, 2014

    The French Cultural Center is honored to welcome Mrs. Marie-Christine Davy for a presentation on La Maison Fournaise, its glorious past and its recent rehabilitation.

    In 1857, Alphonse...more

    Danger and Survival in the European Hell of World War II

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot

    October 2, 2014

    Longtime Lexington resident Pedro Lilienfeld will recount his family’s background and their harrowing personal experiences against the backdrop of the historical events that affected them...more

    In the House and On the Web: 21st-century Strategies For Interpreting Historic Interiors

    Presented by Nichols House Museum

    October 3, 2014

    On Friday, October 3, five speakers from Europe and the United States will come together to share experiences from their museums and heritage sites which have successfully integrated technology...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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

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