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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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    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

    Radicals

    Presented by The Tannery Series

    October 4, 2014

    Occupy The Tannery Series for a look at two of modern America’s most provocative social movements: Black Power and Occupy Wall Street. From front-line reporting to discoveries within the FBI...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

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

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    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, Brookline

    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

    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

    Hear From a Scholar: John Dixon Hunt

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

    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, Boston

    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

    History Zero: Film Screening + Conversation

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

    Artist Talk: Frédérick Sanchez

    Presented by French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB), Boston

    October 9, 2014

    On October 9th, the French Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome Mr. Frédéric Sanchez for a talk centered on his artistic practice and the way it led him to exhibit this month at...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

    Illuminus D

    Presented by Materials & Methods in partnership with Nuit Blanche New York

    October 9 - October 11, 2014

    In conjunction with Boston's first Illuminus festival on Oct. 25, “Illuminus D” will be a free series of...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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.


    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

    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

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