Monday, November 3, 2014 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Theology and Ministry Library, Atrium Gallery
Come to the Table, a national traveling art exhibit, features thirty-five carefully selected works, including historical pieces by Albrecht Dürer, modernist work by Jasper Johns and Sadao Watanabe, and fresh contemporary pieces created by member artists of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).
Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and the Boston College University Libraries
When: Nov 3, 2014 4 PM in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16 )
The Asian Studies Career Navigator Series enables current BC students to meet and learn from distinguished BC alumni, parents, and other affiliates who have made Asia a focal point of their successful professional careers. Join us to hear members of the BC family offer invaluable inspirations, role models, and vital social connections to the professional communities that may help pave the way to a rewarding career.
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and the Carroll School
When: Nov 14, 2014 4 PM in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16 )
A lecture by Dr. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French at Vanderbilt University. Followed by a brief Q&A session and book signing. Her award winning book, Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip Hop's Hold on Young Black Women, will be available for purchase at the event.
Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program
When: Nov 10, 2014 6 PM in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18 )
Delve deeper into the practices of the artists featured in the New View exhibition with this series of three gallery talks. Each session will feature interviews with faculty artists led by a Davis Museum curator and includes a reception in the lobby.
September 24: Eve Straussman-Pflanzer with Carlos Dorrien, Salem Mekuria, Qing-Ming Meng, and Daniela Rivera
October 22: Mike Maizels with David Kelley, Nicholas Knouf and David Olsen
November 12: Claire Whitner with Bunny Harvey, Candice Ivy, Phyllis McGibbon and Andrew Mowbray
When: Nov 12, 2014 6 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18 )
DJs: Untold, Moldy, Scotch-1 & C Dubs Genres: Dubstep, Future Bass 9:30pm | $10 / Free with Together Pass | Downstairs | 21+ Facebook event Untold – Live (Hemlock) UK BASSIC Boston comes full circle this year for Together 5 by the return of the one and only Untold (a.k.a. Jack Dunning). It was five years ago that Jack made his first appearance here at BASSIC and in the city of Boston so it is with great anticipation that we welcome him back! This time he’s changing up the game to perform a live set! In a world of continually fracturing sounds and music genre’s Untold continues to break new ground with his newest release ‘Black Light Spiral’ out on his label Hemlock Recordings. He’s also had releases on Clone, R&S, and Hessle Audio to name a few. And, it wouldn’t right if we didn’t mention that that as a remixer he has produced mixes for The XX, José James, Ke$ha, Boys Noize and Moderat among others.
Moldy (Heavy Pressure, Embassy, Tuba, BASSIC) Boston Boston based producer Ennis Glendon a.k.a. Moldy crafts dark, mind-bending sound system music with an unwavering minimal approach. Amidst an ever-changing electronic music landscape, Moldy has stayed true to his sound, refusing to bargain with the mainstream. A veteran DJ of over fifteen years, Moldy is a resident at the long running Boston party BASSIC, where he is currently conducting experiments with a new strain of deviant, slower rhythms of his own design.
Scotch1 (BASSIC, SubFM) BASSIC resident, Safe Cracker, Cabaret Enthusiast, Scoundrel. Check out his guest mix for the Wheel & Deal Podcast series.
Bina Shah, a Wellesley alumna, is a prominent fiction writer and journalist in Pakistan. Her novelsWhere They Dream in Blue and The 786 Cybercafeexplore the complexities of life in the globalized world and have won critical acclaim. She is a regular columnist in Pakistan's leading English newspapers the Dawn and the Express Tribune and contributing op-ed writer to the International New York Times. She is recognized as an outspoken journalist who boldly discusses important social and political issues in Pakistan often from a woman's perspective with knowledge and integrity. Bina's latest novel, A Season for Martyrs, will be published in November 2014 by Delphinium Books and will be distributed by HarperCollins US. Shah has received tremendous advance praise for this novel set in the months leading to assassination of Pakistan's woman former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
When: Nov 10, 2014 4 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16 )
The Cinéphile Sundays series offers exemplary films—five each semester—from all parts of the globe and all periods of cinematic history. This fall, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s creation of the character of the Tramp, by showing three of his films (one short and two features), plus three other films made in the spirit of the Tramp’s subversive laughter.
Intimate Stories(Historias Minimas)
This road movie chronicles three individual yet intertwined stories of ordinary people striving to follow their dreams in life. The picture unfolds in the southern Argentine region of Patagonia.
Don Justo (Antonio Benedicti) hands over the running of his grocery store to his overbearing son and daughter-in-law and escapes to search for his lost dog Badface. Roberto (Javier Lombardo) is a love-struck obsessive-compulsive traveling salesman who drives to San Julián to surprise one of his clients by bringing a cake for her child's birthday.
Finally, María Flores (Javiera Bravo) travels to San Julián with her daughter because she has won a spot on "Multicoloured Casino," a fusty TV game show. The film captures a lot of small details that make a realistic and moving depiction of life in southern Argentina.
When: Nov 9, 2014 3 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15 )
5:30pm | No Cover | Upstairs | 21+ Facebook event We are upping our craft beer game and want to celebrate it with a series of Beer Socials throughout the Fall! Come drink beer with us!
Our next social is Wednesday, Nov 5th with LAGUNITAS BREWERY (CA) with tastings of a variety of their brews, glassware and merch giveaways, and much more. The best part of the night is….You get to vote for your favorite beer that will be added to our draft lines. Starting monthly, we will rotate our taps to bring you the favorite beers from each brewery! Some of the breweries coming up include: Rising Tide (ME) & Left Hand (CO).
FEATURED BEERS: IPA Pils Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin Lil Sumpin’ Wild
From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma, CA in 1993 and ’94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.
The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing and the gravitational effect of its suchness did the rest. We all loved the beer but the mission was larger than the ordinary joy of a hoppy-sweet quaff. It was driven unseen by an urge to communicate with people, to find our diasporic tribe, and to connect with other souls adrift on a culture that had lost its center and spun its inhabitants to the four winds to wander lost and bereft with a longing to re-enter the light. Beer, we have learned, has always been a good lubricant for social intercourse!
The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!
When: Nov 5, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00 )
DJs: Nightriders, Dusty Digital & GMGN Genres: Bass, NuDisco, House, Garage 9:30pm | $5 | Downstairs | 21+ Facebook event Back by popular demand, Basement Movement proudly presents: High Life, featuring…
NIGHTRIDERS [KID Recordings]
Following a nearly 3-year hiatus, Boston-based nu-disco/house duo Nightriders (Matt Johnson and Joe Faria) have returned with their KID Recordings debut EP ‘We Were All Alone’. Named one of URB Magazine Top 25 Artists To Watch Out for in 2010, the pair’s rich nostalgic sound reflects diverse influences from Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Marshall Jefferson to Daft Punk, Groove Armada and Royksopp with a modern twist. We are proud to host the long awaited return of this iconic Boston group.
GMGN [Mozzarella Records / Homebreakin Recs]
GMGN (Good Morning Good Night) is the production/DJ moniker of Ben Adams. Originally hailing from the UK, Ben is now based in Cambridge MA. With consistent releases across multiple labels over the past few years, GMGN has continuously proven himself to be one of the premier dance music producers in Boston.
Dusty Digital [Basement Movement / Mozzarella Records]
With his trademark retro style, Dusty Digital has become a heavy presence in the Boston Indie dance music scene. With numerous original releases in genres ranging from progressive house to dreamwave, he has secured a signature style that you can spot within seconds of playing his tracks.
High Life is a party with one simple focus: to have fun.
Ladies free with RSVP: Cole@BasementMovement.com
When: May 15, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 May 2015 00 )
Under the direction of Bob Nieske, the Brandeis Jazz Ensemble will pay tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington on Sunday, November 23 at 3 p.m. at the Slosberg Music Center.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the most prolific composer of the twentieth century in terms of both number of compositions and variety of forms. His development was one of the most spectacular in the history of music, underscored by more than fifty years of sustained achievement as an artist and an entertainer. He is considered by many to be America's greatest composer, bandleader, and recording artist
The extent of Ellington's innovations helped to redefine the various forms in which he worked. He synthesized many of the elements of American music ??? the minstrel song, ragtime, Tin Pan Alley tunes, the blues, and American appropriations of the European music tradition ??? into a consistent style with which, though technically complex, has a directness and a simplicity of expression largely absent from the purported art music of the twentieth century. Ellington's first great achievements came in the three-minute song form, and he later wrote music for all kinds of settings: the ballroom, the comedy stage, the nightclub, the movie house, the theater, the concert hall, and the cathedral. His blues writing resulted in new conceptions of form, harmony, and melody, and he became the master of the romantic ballad and created numerous works that featured the great soloists in his jazz orchestra.
Organization: Music Department Tickets: FREE and Open to the Public Website: www.brandeis.edu…
When: Nov 23, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00 )
The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra will perform the Shostakovich Fifth Symphony on Sunday, November 23 at 7 p.m. at the Slosberg Music Center.
Risking imprisonment and possible death under Stalin for composing his opera, Lady Macbeth, Shostakovich responded with the monumental Fifth Symphony. Of it, he later wrote, "The theme of my symphony is the making of a man. I saw man with all his experiences at the center of the composition?in the finale the tragically tense impulses of the earlier movements are resolved in optimism and the joy of living". Though acceptable to the authorities, the joy may have rung hollow to the audiences living under Soviet rule, who also appreciated the depiction of forced rejoicing, human suffering, and the grotesquery and satire of the scherzo.
Organization: Music Department Tickets: FREE and Open to the Public Website: www.brandeis.edu…
When: Nov 23, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00 )
Visitors are invited to contribute to a mixed media installation in the Bank of America Art Lab by expressing their own identity; contibutions will develop another dynamic cultural fabric that will evolve through the duration of the exhibition Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present.
When: Nov 1, 2014 9 AM to Nov 1, 2014 2 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: FREE with museum admission (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09 )
Join us for a special evening with two leading voices in contemporary, category-bending musicianship. From Jewish liturgical music to North Indian traditions to jazz and all its offshoots, master composers and improvisers Marty Ehrlich and Ned Rothenberg draw from a wide range of influences and ideas.
When: Dec 11, 2014 11 AM to Dec 11, 2014 7 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $10 / $20 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11 )
Matthew Ritchie concludes his 18-month residency at the ICA with this multimedia stage production about the beginning of time. Inspired by the “hero twins” of the Mayan book of creation Popol Vuh, the show presents a mythical song cycle of a capella vocals, layered sound, and subtle, scintillating rock.
When: Dec 11, 2014 12 PM to Dec 11, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $10 / 20 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12 )
Get a different perspective on contemporary art from individuals that study the ICA’s exhibitions every day—the Visitor Assistants (VAs). Pop-Up Talks—15-minute conversations in front of works of art, are led by a team of VAs identifiable on the gallery floor by their Ask Me buttons.
When: Nov 7, 2014 12 PM to Nov 7, 2014 6 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: FREE with museum admission (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12 )
For the ninth consecutive year, the ICA presents the Oscar-nominated shorts program, featuring the intriguing live-action, animated, and documentary short films you always wish you’d had an opportunity to see come Oscar night. Additional screenings will be available in March.
When: Feb 13, 2015 11 AM to Feb 13, 2015 7 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11 )
Boston is one of just 10 U.S. cities to screen this annual showcase of the British Television Advertising Awards. Described as “bite-size films” or “minute masterpieces” (The New York Times), these often hilarious commercials offer a glimpse into the originality, wit, and creativity of British advertising.
When: Dec 7, 2014 4 AM to Dec 7, 2014 12 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $5 / $10 (Sun, 07 Dec 2014 04 )
A rich and lyrical tapestry that is both personal and epic in scope, Thomas Allen Harris’s extraordinary documentary examines how black photographers—and their subjects—have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography through the present.
When: Dec 7, 2014 7 AM to Dec 7, 2014 3 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $5 / $10 (Sun, 07 Dec 2014 07 )
Boston filmmaker Jared Goodman goes inside Medellín, Colombia’s all-female prison, to tell the stories of four female inmates and a surreal beauty pageant. This feature documentary offers an intimate look into the women’s histories, childhoods, and a unique search for redemption.
When: Dec 4, 2014 11 AM to Dec 4, 2014 7 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $8 / $12 (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11 )
Celebrate the opening of the ICA’s major fall exhibition, Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present, featuring pioneering art works made out of everyday materials like yarn, rope, and thread. Take a tour, make your own fiber-inspired creation with local artists, and cut a rug on the dance floor with Boston’s best DJs.
When: Nov 7, 2014 2 PM to Nov 7, 2014 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: FREE for members / $15 for nonmembers (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14 )
A brilliant valentine to one of the most remarkable and charismatic intellectuals of the 20th century, this vivid biography portrays Sontag's bouncing from essays to political stands to problematic lovers, and with its subject, both vain and tormented, confronting her Judaism and her lesbianism.
When: Nov 16, 2014 4 AM to Nov 16, 2014 12 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $10 / $12 / $14 (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04 )
In Paul Mazursky’s autobiographical comedy set in the 1950s, Larry Lapinsky crosses the bridge from Brooklyn and his larger-than-life Jewish mother (an astonishing Shelly Winters) to become an actor, a lover, and a Greenwich Village bohemian. With sublime supporting performances from Jeff Goldblum and Christopher Walken and a commanding lead from the late Lenny Baker, a Brookline native and a BU graduate.
When: Nov 16, 2014 8 AM to Nov 16, 2014 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $10 / $12 / $14 (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08 )
God’s Slave follows the parallel stories of an Islamic fundamentalist and potential suicide bomber, and the tough-minded Israeli Mossad agent sent to Argentina to prevent an attack. The clock is ticking, and a synagogue and its congregation are threatened in this tense, exciting political thriller.
When: Nov 13, 2014 1 PM to Nov 13, 2014 9 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $10 / $12 / $14 (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13 )
What does it mean to be a man? As he turns 40, David, the filmmaker, who has never felt sufficiently masculine, explores this question through witty attempts at “macho” activities. His foil - his surgeon father, a 1950s-style male, a “Jewish John Wayne” - has never questioned traditional gender roles. Can there be a rapprochement between them, especially with David’s wife about to deliver a baby boy?
When: Nov 16, 2014 11 AM to Nov 16, 2014 7 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $24 / $26 (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11 )
Artist Bea Camacho offers a unique in-gallery response to art works in the Fiber exhibition: a performance and physical meditation that blurs distinctions between fiber as sculpture, garment, and architecture. The artist has previously performed at international venues including Tate Modern and the Kyoto Art Center.
When: Nov 15, 2014 3:59:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: FREE with museum admission (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:59:00 )
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