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    LECTURES

    Go Wild! Connecting Kids with Nature

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    March 28, 2015

     Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home. In the age of Google and iPhones, however, finding a balance between technology and the natural world is increasingly difficult. In this interactive presentation, Scott Sampson—the host of the hit PBS KIDS television series, Dinosaur Train—will tap into the many secrets ...more


    Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture: What is with the Weather?

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    March 29, 2015

    We are living in a time of weather weirding: huge daily temperature swings, record high winds, extreme drought, 24-hour record rainfalls, tornadoes, massive typhoons and hurricanes and all time...more

    Permaculture 101

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    March 29, 2015

    Have you been wondering what exactly permaculture is and how it could help your garden? Come to Fruitlands and have all your questions answered. Jonathan Bates, ecologist and co-founder of Food...more

    Gallery Talk for Light/Dark, White/Black

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    March 29, 2015

    Gallery Talk for Light/Dark, White/Black with exhibition curators Allison Kemmerer and Kelley Tialiou. Free and open to the public.


    Brandeis Improv Festival 2015, featuring Milford Graves

    Presented by Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    Explore the many ways that improvisation enlivens the arts and sciences; inspires individual and group creativity; and encourages cultural innovation at the first annual Brandeis Improv Festival,...more

    Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflex

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    March 30, 2015

    In his lecture, "Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflexibility," Professor Richard Weisberg (Cardozo School of Law) will...more

    West Roxbury Reads Presents Lois Lowry, Author of the Giver

    Presented by Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library

    March 30, 2015

    Capstone West Roxbury Reads lecture by Lois Lowry. Preceded by 6 PM refreshments and reception and followed by questions and answers. Copies of The Giver will be sold at the event and can be...more

    Lesley University presents Pedro Noguera, author of “The Trouble With Black Boys”

    Presented by Lesley University

    March 30, 2015

    Educator Pedro Noguera kicks off Lesley University’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which features renowned guest speakers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp, psychologist Daniel Goleman and...more

    Lesley University presents Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first woman of color NASA astronaut

    Presented by Lesley University

    March 31, 2015

    Physician, NASA astronaut and scientist Mae Carol Jemison headlines Lesley University’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which features renowned guest speakers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp,...more

    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...more

    Cornille Colloquium with Hilton Als | "Diane Arbus in Manhattan"

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    April 1, 2015

    Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October 1994, and a theatre and art critic in 2002. In this lecture, Als will discuss photographer and writer Diane Arbus and explore...more

    Channeling Creativity Panel with Mags Harries, Eric Lander, Tod Machover and David Rose

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 1, 2015

    Join Lesley University for a panel discussion as part of the weeklong Creativity Forum featuring renowned guest speakers who underscore the important role of creativity across all...more

    The Bow Makers Dilemma

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2015

    The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
     

    Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
     


    Black Votes Matter with Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    April 2, 2015

    Bob Moses’ vision of grass roots organizing led him to become a leader in the civil rights movement and Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. He initiated and organized voter registration...more

    Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp speaks in Cambridge

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 2, 2015

    Twyla Tharp, who is among America’s most acclaimed and recognized artists, headlines the weeklong Lesley University Creativity Forum that celebrates the important role of creativity...more

    Daniel Goleman presents A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Call to Action

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 2, 2015

    Lesley University welcomes psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence,” as the 2015 Sonnabend Fellow and a featured speaker during Lesley’s weeklong...more

    Consuming the Written Word: A Harvard Library Strategic Conversation

    Presented by The Harvard Library

    April 2, 2015

    Digital technologies have changed the way we approach and interact with the written word, thus expanding the nature and scope of scholarly inquiry concerning the history of books and reading. This...more

    Excavation and Exhibition: A Panel Discussion

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    April 2, 2015

    Join us for a discussion about excavation and exhibition. This panel will blur the line between the contemporary and the historical and considers the role of the artist as...more

    Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book

    Presented by New England Mobile Book Fair

    April 2, 2015

    Join us as Mr. Gorenstein launches his new book and recounts the true tale of two brothers who, along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter, once competed for headlines with John...more

    Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book

    Presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers

    April 4, 2015

    Join us as Mr. Gorenstein recounts the true tale of two brothers who, along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter, once competed for headlines with John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd...more

    "Revelation or preparation: multiple readings of musical information"

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 6, 2015

    Mount Holyoke College Professor of Music David Sanford presents our final colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.


    Stephen Dubner

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    April 7, 2015

    An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen J. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak....more

    Gallery Talk What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    April 7, 2015

    The Davis is pleased to present What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, the latest multi-channel video work from acclaimed Spanish artist Francesc Torres. ...more

    Risky Work – Discussion with Three Front Line Journalists

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    April 7, 2015

    Journalists face extraordinary peril to report on the prevailing issues of the day. Facing a global attack on their livelihoods – and sometimes their very lives – journalists are...more

    Building Blocks: Art Deco

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    April 7, 2015

    Back by popular demand, BSA Space is offering a new edition of the crash course on Boston’s architecture: “Building Blocks.” This time, step into Boston’s Art Deco...more

    The Russian Soul - The Russian Voice

    Presented by Trio Cleonice and Friends at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline

    April 7, 2015

    Trio Cleonice and Friends is thrilled to welcome Thomas Hodge, Professor of Russian Literature at Wellesley College, for a program exploring connections between Russian music and Russian...more

    We Are All Immigrants: Lunch and Discussion with Ann Hood and Other Amazing Women

    Presented by International Institute of New England

    April 8, 2015

    Our guest speaker is the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer. Ann Hood's latest book, An Italian Wife, is the multigenerational story of an Italian-American family and...more

    New Center LIVE! Presents "The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin"

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture and Temple Emanuel at Temple Emanuel, Newton

    April 8, 2015

    The New Center for Arts & Culture presents “The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin,” featuring Julliard trained concert pianist and Harvard educated psychiatrist, Dr....more

    Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    April 8, 2015

    “See for yourself!” was the clarion call of the 1600s. Scientists peered at nature through microscopes and telescopes, making the discoveries in astronomy, physics, chemistry, and...more

    Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Evolution in a Vortex - Fish Diversity in the Lower Congo Area

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    April 9, 2015

    Some of the most spectacular cataracts, falls, and gorges on Earth are found in the lower Congo River, in the heart of central Africa, near the twin Congolese capitals of Kinshasa and Brazzaville....more

    Author Gregory Flemming Talk & Book Signing for His Book "At the Point of a Cutlass"

    Presented by Randall Public Library

    April 9, 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

    Music and the Brain: Linking Music, Language, and Learning

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 9, 2015

    Brookline Music School is thrilled that Dr. Nadine Gaab will speak on the importance of music to brain development. Based on her research, she will present how music perception, language, and...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of 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, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it...more

    We’ll Rally Round the Flag, Boys

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 11, 2015

    As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War draws to a close, this illustrated talk - with contemporary images and musical accompaniment from Pat Conlon and friends...more

    Newton Free Library Spring Fling

    Presented by Newton Free Library at Newton Free Library, Newton

    April 11, 2015

    Celebrate with authors Atul Gawande (Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End) and Barney Frank (Frank:  Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex...more

    Sarah Hammerschlag: "School of Prophets: The Renaissance of Judaism in Postwar Paris"

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 13, 2015

    The paper will trace a trajectory between the wartime Jewish youth movement of Les Eclaireurs Israelite de France and the Jewish intellectual renewal in Paris of the 1950s and 1960s. Lunch will be...more

    Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series -- “Analyzing Awe in Film Music

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 13, 2015

    Tufts University Assistant Professor of Music Frank Lehman presents our second colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture. This colloquium is rescheduled from its original...more

    Studio Talk: Painting En Plein Air

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

    April 13, 2015

    Meet landscape painter Dustin Neece and learn his tips and tricks for painting successfully en plein air. He will show you samples of his work, his outdoor set-up, talk about his process and...more

    Science on Screen: BIG FISH

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 13, 2015

    Throughout his life, Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar nominee...more

    Margot Livesey: A Writer's Life

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 14, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's  Conversations with David Whitford series.   Join this conversation about the creative process and life as a writer with acclaimed novelist...more

    Distinguished Writers Series: Abdoh and Nahai

    Presented by Wellesley College at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    April 14, 2015

    Salar Abdoh was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran and New York City, where he is codirector of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the City...more

    Remembering the Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln with Dr. John Stauffer

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    April 14, 2015

    Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. "Abraham Lincoln was born dirt poor, had less than one year of formal schooling, and became the...more

    Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 16, 2015

    "Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st Century"

     

    Professor Landes (History) will discuss the historical...more

    Dawids Return: Journey of an African Bushman

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    April 16, 2015

    In 2011, Patrician Glyn set off for the Kalahari, to find traces of a long-dead Bushman by the name of Makai Kruiper, a legendary mystic, hunter and healer who roamed ‘The Thirst Land’...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

    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

    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

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