Gabrielle Gurley, Associate Editor, Commonwealth Magazine Jim O’Sullivan, Political Reporter, Boston Globe
On November 4th, Massachusetts will elect a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, and 6th District Congressman. Veteran reporters O’Sullivan and Gurley will share their observations on the election season and their views on the candidates. They will also field audience questions.
Co-sponsored with the Institute of Politics and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government
When: Oct 27, 2014 1 PM to Oct 27, 2014 2 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13 )
Proper camera care is essential to your camera living a long and healthy life!
Join us for this valuable clinic on how to properly and safely clean your image sensor and care for your camera. During the event, Scott Levine from Hunt's Photo & Video will demonstrate techniques for proper cleaning and help you set up a manageable routine on your own.
What does it mean for a nation to be prosperous? Is it all about GDP? If national success is about more than just wealth, how can you accurately measure it over time? This event will explore the data and findings from the new 2014 Global Prosperity Index, the definitive measure of global progress.
Presented by: Nathan Gamester, Programme Director, Prosperity Index.About the Prosperity Index: Now in its eighth year, the Index assesses 142 countries, representing more than 96% of the world’s population and 99% of the world’s GDP. Using rigorous research and in-depth analysis, the Index ranks countries based on their performance in eight sub-indices—Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Personal Freedom, Health, Safety & Security and Social Capital. The launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ will be marked with a presentation of findings, a panel discussion and evening reception.
When: Nov 19, 2014 5 PM to Nov 19, 2014 7 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17 )
Harvard Book Store, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University welcome University of California at Irvine professor JACK MILES and Harvard University professor JAMES ROBSON for a discussion of The Norton Anthology of World Religions.
This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism (Volume 1); Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Volume 2). The anthology brings together foundational works—the Bhagavad Gita, the Daodejing, the Bible, the Qur'an—with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure, this Norton Anthology provides accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations, and chronologies. It also includes a dazzling general introduction by Jack Miles that questions whether religion can be defined and illuminates how world religions came to be acknowledged and studied, absorbed and altered, understood and misunderstood.
For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us all "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will…In that capacity lies the foundation of human sympathy and cultural wisdom."
This talk will be followed by a screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at 8pm. Tickets for the screening are available separately, through the Brattle Theatre.
When: Nov 12, 2014 6 PM to Nov 12, 2014 7 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18 )
Mesoscopic sensitized solar cells: a game changer in the PV world?
Solar energy is expected to play a crucial role as a future energy source. However, capturing solar energy and converting it to electricity or chemical fuels, such as hydrogen, at low cost and using abundantly available raw materials remains a huge challenge. One of the effective ways to convert solar energy into electricity is photovoltaic (PV), and is under improvement for the last six decades.
Our morning guest, Philippe Labouchère, will present the latest advancements in PV, the presentation will be followed by a discussion.
About Philippe Labouchère
Philippe Labouchère recently earned his PhD in solar energy under the supervision of Prof. Michael Grätzel, the father of the so-called dye-sensitized solar cells. Prior to that, he studied physics at ETH in Zurich and specialized in quantum cryptography. This has allowed him to work at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo where he did an internship at the science & technology office.
When: Nov 11, 2014 9 AM to Nov 11, 2014 10 AMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09 )
As a promoter of people and organisations that take the lead in the field of sustainable, cultural and social innovation, DOEN believes in a green, socially-inclusive and creative society. DOEN supports these innovators and brings them into contact with each other Annually, DOEN supports more than 200 initiatives by means of subsidies, participations, loans and guarantees. These initiatives are characterised by their enterprising approach: people, organisations and enterprises that dare to take risks, that are creative and innovatory and thus effectively contribute to a better and cleaner world. DOEN supports initiatives in the field of Culture and Cohesion and Green and Inclusive Economy.
Sully Erna, best known as singer and main songwriter of acclaimed rock band Godsmack, a proven commodity as the front man of one of today’s most successful and powerful rock bands, Erna is also a successful producer, multi-instrumentalist and soundtrack creator.
When: Dec 14, 2014 8 PM to Dec 14, 2014 10 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $29.50 ($35.00 D.O.S.) (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20 )
The Boston-based Nick Grondin Group presents its music as modern instrumental storytelling, inspired by rock, folk and contemporary jazz styles. Mixed among the diverse original compositions and broad palette of sounds are re-interpretations of songs by bands such as the Beatles and Radiohead.
About the Venue:
This event will be held in the Carling-Sorenson Theater main-stage at Babson College. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the free parking in nearby Trim lot. Please Click Here for a campus map.
When: Nov 7, 2014 8 PM to Nov 7, 2014 10 PMin Wellesley, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20 )
Sponsored by: Beacon Hill Civic Association Minimum age: 17 With the holiday season coming to a close, it is time to take down the decorative bows and garlands adorning the lamps throughout Beacon Hill. Please dress warmly! About the Becon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) was established in 1922 by a small, but concerned . . .
When: Jan 11, 2015 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 11 Jan 2015 12 )
Hey...Let's Rock the Boat!
Join us for Rock the Boat fundraiser to support the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) on Friday, November 7th from 6:30-9:30pm. The event will be held at Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Rock the Boat is a tasting and music event that will highlight local-dayboat seafood tastings from area restaurants, live music, chef demos, a fisheries-focused art exhibit, raffle, and an auction! The evening will be joined by folk rock singer-songwriter, Christina Berry and the Bob Marley tribute reggae band, Hope Road.
Ticket price will also include one free drink. Attendees will have a chance to taste the bounty of the ocean, learn about sustainable fisheries, dance to the music and bid on an awesome lineup of auction prizes while raising funds for a great organization.
NAMA works with coastal communities that depend on fishing to protect our marine environment, strengthen local leadership, and give voice to independent, community based fishermen. NAMA advocates for policies that advance social, economic, and environmental justice throughout the entire seafood value chain.
Tickets may be purchased online at namarocktheboat.eventbrite.com. Learn more about NAMA at www.namanet.org or call 978-281-6934.
When: Nov 7, 2014 6 PM to Nov 7, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts Cost: $40 (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18 )
We will end with a quick food and networking session, after our second talk of the evening.
Many living organisms have an extraordinary capacity to self-generate and self-repair complex patterns and shapes. To elucidate the mechanisms driving these poorly-understood processes, biologists are producing an extraordinary complex dataset of surgical and genetic experiments. In this talk, I will present our approach based on formal ontologies, evolutionary computation, and in silico simulators to automate the discovery of biological models from wet-lab experiments, which will pave the way to revolutionary biomedical applications.
When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM to Nov 7, 2014 8 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
Please join us for a Fine Wine and Craft beer tasting we will be featuring numerous wines and several Craft beers as well as a selection of cheeses and cured Fortuna Sausage. We will have other appitizers as well for your enjoyment. We offer 10% off your total purchase. Holiday gift wrapping free of[...]
When: Nov 8, 2014 2 PM in Melrose, Massachusetts Cost: Free admission (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 14 )
Harvard Book Store welcomes professors ROBERT HOWSE, SAMUEL MOYN, and MICHAEL ZANK for a panel discussion of Howes' latest book, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace.
Leo Strauss is known to many people as a thinker of the right, who inspired hawkish views on national security and perhaps even advocated war without limits. Moving beyond gossip and innuendo about Strauss's followers and the Bush administration, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Strauss's writings on political violence, considering also what he taught in the classroom on this subject. In stark contrast to popular perception, Strauss emerges as a man of peace, favorably disposed to international law and skeptical of imperialism - a critic of radical ideologies (right and left) who warns of the dangers to free thought and civil society when philosophers and intellectuals ally themselves with movements that advocate violence. Robert Howse provides new readings of Strauss's confrontation with fascist/Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt, his debate with Alexandre Kojève about philosophy and tyranny, and his works on Machiavelli and Thucydides and examines Strauss's lectures on Kant's Perpetual Peace and Grotius's Rights of War and Peace.
When: Nov 7, 2014 3 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: This event is free; no tickets are required. (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15 )
Our Revival Shows Are An Extension Of Our 60's Rock Revival Festival
Entertainment will be provided by
Studio 2 Beatles Tribute Band
Dinner will be a choice of one of two selections. 1/2 Baked Chicken or Haddock, with roasted potatoes, green beans, salad, and roll. In addition the following appetizers will be provided, Chicken Wings, Shrimp Cocktail, Cheese Platters, Veggie Platters and Meatballs.
Dinner will begin at 7:00 PM with entertainment starting at 9:00 PM
Tickets are $35.00 For Dinner And Show.
A $5.00 Discount Will Be Available With Promotional Code $30.00
Tickets For Show Only: $20.00 When Purchased Online
$25.00 At The Door
Doors Open At 6:30PM For Dinner
8:00 PM For Show
For More Information Regarding Ticketing Or To Receive A Discount Promotional Code Call Rock Revival Productions
Tipping Of Staff Is Not Included
Please Be Sure To Print Your Tickets Out After Confirmation. Your Tickets Will Be Sent To The Email Address You Provide.
When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM to Nov 8, 2014 12 AMin Beverly, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
Friday 11/7 - IT'S THE CD RELEASE SHOW FOR "ELECTRIC CANDYLAND" JENNY DEE AND THE DEELINQUENTS with special guest TOWNSHIP + friends! $12 advance / $15 at the door 8:30 doors / 9:30 show (alternating sets!) www.jennydeemusic.com www.thefamilytownship.com Celebrating the release of their latest CD, Electric Candyland, Jenny Dee and The Deelinquents team up with the rocking' Township to bring a killer night of big rock and girl group vocals. Jenny Dee made her start with notable Boston bands, The Downbeat 5 and The Dents, before deciding to indulge her love for the girl group and soul sounds of the 1960's. The band released their debut CD in March of 2010 called 'Keeping Time' and a 7" 45 vinyl single in October. The band have supported Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, The Breeders, and were the opening act for J. Geils Band & Aerosmith at Fenway Park. They have also been the backing band for La La Brooks, legendary lead singer for The Crystals ("Da Doo Ron Ron", "Then He Kissed Me") on a number of shows, including the Ponderosa Stomp. "With so many bands looking to the 80's for inspiration, rummaging through the dustbins of a more distant past may seem like a revelation. So it goes on the new self-titled album of Boston-based Township (out 10/28) on tracks like "Beaver Fever" and "Sinister Minister," where the songs are as good as their titles' rhymes and the band works up a churning 70's funk while it sweats out classic riffs. With sludgy grooves, scorching solos, and Southern Gothic operas, Township fires off a series of timeless anthems that resonate like sun-bleached Polaroids." Boston Magazine, October 2008
When: Nov 7, 2014 8 PM to Nov 8, 2014 2 AMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: 12 - 12 USD (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20 )
Harvard Book Store welcomes national political columnist for Yahoo News MATT BAI for a discussion of his latest book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid.
In 1987, Gary Hart—articulate, dashing, refreshingly progressive—seemed a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination for president and led George H. W. Bush comfortably in the polls. And then: rumors of marital infidelity, an indelible photo of Hart and a model snapped near a fatefully named yacht (Monkey Business), and it all came crashing down in a blaze of flashbulbs, the birth of 24-hour news cycles, tabloid speculation, and late-night farce. Matt Bai shows how the Hart affair marked a crucial turning point in the ethos of political media—and, by extension, politics itself—when candidates' "character" began to draw more fixation than their political experience. Bai offers a poignant, highly original, and news-making reappraisal of Hart's fall from grace (and overlooked political legacy) as he makes the compelling case that this was the moment when the paradigm shifted-private lives became public, news became entertainment, and politics became the stuff of Page Six.
“Gary Hart. Remember him: the presidential contender who rode a boat named Monkey Business into a media whirlpool? You should, as [this] book…makes clear. And the reason isn’t so much the scandal that swallowed him or his particular exit from the campaign arena. It’s the warning that his story sounded—about a new brutality on the campaign trail, about uncharted waters of media invasiveness and about the way both would wind up culling the herd, not in favor of the strongest candidates but in favor of those so driven or vacuous that the caress of the spotlight redeems the indignities of the process.” —The New York Times
When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: This event is free; no tickets are required. (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
North Carolina-bred, New York-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Becca Stevens has been described by The New York Times as “impressively absorbing.” Her intimate vocals communicate warmth and urgency, while her songwriting embraces inventive acoustic textures and idiosyncratic rhythmic and melodic elements. Her music offers a blend of head and heart that defies easy categorization, drawing upon elements of pop, jazz, or folk without limiting itself to the rules of any particular genre.
American Echoes is the first musical collaboration between twins Laura and Nina Ganci. The pair bridges blues and folk with twists on modern and classic indie music.
When: Nov 7, 2014 8 PM to Nov 7, 2014 11 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20 )
Lecture: Friday, November 7, 6pm-9pm, Full Day Workshop: Saturday, November 8, 9am-6pm
We know climate change is real. The question is, what are we going to do about it? Our cities bear the brunt of extreme weather, rising sea levels, and the health effects of pollution. People are seeking resources to reduce their environmental impact, and promising solutions. An effective response will require us to respond both as individuals and as communities. Our communities need help scaling up, educating residents, making alternative energy more accessible, sharing best practices for implementation and advocating for the development of infrastructure with climate change and its effects in mind.
You are invited to participate in Rise | Creating Climate Action with designers, concerned consumers, climate scientists, and businesses focused on alternative energy and responsible urban planning.
When: Nov 7, 2014 6 PM to Nov 8, 2014 6 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18 )
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