Camille A. Brown, in collaboration with dramaturg/director Kamilah Forbes, composer Scott Patterson, set designer Liz Nelson, and lighting designer Burke Wilmore, creates a multimedia work that depicts the complexities of carving out a positive identity as a Black female in urban American culture. Using Angela Davis’ book Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and community-based participatory research as inspiration, this work seeks to examine the politics of pleasure, the concept of patriarchy, and contemporary notions of beauty for black women – while addressing the ambiguity and overlap of these topics. Combining history and musicology with the fantastical approach of Alice and Wonderland, Camille A. Brown asks the question: what are our rabbit holes?
Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves, and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. The company’s work explores typical, real life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes with an eye on the past and present.
This performance is made possible by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Endowment for the Arts and the Lipp Family Fund for Performing Artists.
When: Nov 4, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts Cost: $10 / $3 Students (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20 )
Using only a pencil, a straight edge, and a pair of compasses, learn how to make patterns using the same techniques used by craftsmen for centuries. Learn how they used polygonal grids to design and scale their compositions. We will be making two patterns: one from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, another from the Al-Mustansariyya madrasa in Baghdad.
Join us for a fabulous evening co-sponsored by our local real estate offices. Featuring music by the Tracy Clark Trio, artwork, gifts and home decor by local artists at Brookline Market Hall, 2 Brookline Place, Brookline Village.
Invite your friends and neighbors to explore Brookline's newest arts and cultural venue.
When: Nov 4, 2014 5 PM to Nov 4, 2014 8 PMin Brookline, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17 )
Our Obedience 1 Group class runs for six classes which includes one orientation class without dogs. The class covers proper leash handling, dog psychology and develops an obedience foundation from which all other training is built. We will meet for 6 consecutive weeks (Tuesdays at 7pm). The cost for the six classes is $250 and will be processed via The Urban Hound. Nick or Ashley will contact all new clients in order to verify vaccination information, assist you in filling out our online registration and liability waiver and to learn more about you, your dog and your goals!
When: Nov 4, 2014 7 PM to Dec 9, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19 )
Held in the Board Office Conference Center, we bring to you experienced and professional speakers for a variety of continuing education programs. Take all 6 for a full-set of 12 credit hours of license renewal, or pick and choose the topic(s) that interest you. Each program runs for 2-hours and provides 2-hours of CE credit.
November 4th, 2014: Sponsored by Lee Bank
Peter West, Instructor
9:00 am - 11:00 am, RE59R09 Smart Growth/Smart Energy
11:15 am - 1:15 pm, RE34RC03: National Economic Trends and the Real Estate Professional
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, RE55R06 Leisure Homes, Second Homes & Age Restricted Housing
November 5th, 2014: Sponsored by Berkshire Bank
9:00 am - 11:00 am, RE25RC08Financing - presented by Heidi N. Leonard (Berkshire Bank)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, RE44R05 Understanding Title & Title Concerns – presented by Mike Shepard, Esquire
Please note that these programs are FREE to Berkshire County Board of REALTORS members and pre-registration is required. Members must use promotional code BerkshireRealtor to receive free tickets. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-registered, first-served basis. Those registered to attend who do not show for the program(s) will be assessed a $30 fee for each program unattended. Cancellation of registration is required at least one-business day before the program starts. If you are registered, and unable to attend, please contact the Board Office as soon as possible so we may open your seat up to another attendee. Thank you!
When: Nov 4, 2014 9 AM to Nov 5, 2014 4 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09 )
Jay Atkinson has published seven books, with an eighth scheduled for September 2015; his articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Poets & Writers magazine, Boston Globe, Men's Health, and many other publications. In this brief talk and Q & A, Jay will outline strategies for getting your stories down on paper; he learned many of these practical lessons from his writing teacher and mentor, the acclaimed Souther novelist, Harry Crews, who died in 2012. Crews's most cherished piece of advice was delivered early on, when Jay was a young writing student at the University of Florida in the early 1980s. Looking his charge in the eye, Crews said, "That's the thing: to have the passion for the thing, and to remain true to it." Location: Garden Room
When: Nov 4, 2014 7 PM to Nov 4, 2014 8 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19 )
Join us for our regular colloquium series, this time with guest Dr. Mauricio Rodriquez-Lanetty of Florida International University. Dr. Rodriquez-Lanetty is a guest of Graduate Students (Silvia Libro). This lecture is free and open to the public.
Marine Science Center, MSC Bunker Classroom 430 Nahant Rd, Nahant, MA 01908
When: Nov 4, 2014 4 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16 )
Sponsored by: New England Center For Homeless Veterans Minimum age: 16 Volunteers will be serving hot meals to veterans. They should bring a baseball cap or other head covering to wear while serving the meal. A disposable paper hat will be provided if volunteers forget to bring their own. Volunteers must also wear shirts with sleeves and closed-toed shoes. Kid-friendly . . .
When: Nov 14, 2014 7:15:00 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:15:00 )
Presented by the MA Federation of Children with Special Needs. Massachusetts law requires that Transition Planning begin at age 14 and continue throughout the high school years to ensure students prepare to journey into a full and inclusive adult life. This workshop will address the development of self advocacy and self-determination skills to support the student’s vision; how transition assessments work to identify students’ strengths and interests; and will cover areas of academic and functional skill development. Location: Logan Auditorium - upper level
When: Nov 4, 2014 6 PM to Nov 4, 2014 8 PMin Braintree, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18 )
Part one will attempt to separate rhetoric from reality by examining key political, economic and social conditions and dynamics in Gaza before and after the summer 2014 conflict, identifying Gazas major challenges and constraints.
Part two will address (and critique) the role of the international community, past and present, particularly with regard to planned reconstruction efforts.
Part three will argue for a new revisionist framework for Gaza specifically and Palestine more generally if meaningful and sustainable economic and political change is to be realized.
The Bustani Middle East Seminar is organized under the auspices of the MIT Center for International Studies, which conducts research on contemporary international issues and provides an opportunity for faculty and students to share perspectives and exchange views. Each year the Bustani Seminar invites scholars, journalists, consultants, and other experts from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States to MIT to present recent research findings on contemporary politics, society and culture, and economic and technological development in the Middle East.
Gazette Classification: Lecture, Social Sciences Organization/Sponsor: Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Speaker(s): Christine Yano, Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, and professor of anthropology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University Cost: Free and open to the public More info: programs.wcfia.harvard.edu…
When: Nov 4, 2014 12 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00 )
United States Poet Laureate (2012-2014) and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey will read poems from "Thrall", "Native Guard", "Bellocqs Ophelia", and other works.
Combining personal experience and the intimacy of memoir with national history and the grand sweep of social and cultural change, Trethewey's poems repeatedly delineate and blur the boundary between private and public stories. Whether writing about the Casta Paintings of Colonial Mexico, black regiments serving during the Civil War, or her own family, she reveals the ways in which we are shaped by the stories we tell and that others tell about us.
In May 2014, Natasha Trethewey concluded two terms as the nineteenth Poet Laureate of the United States. She is currently the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi. Trethewey is the author of four collections of poetry: "Domestic Work" (Graywolf Press, 2000); "Bellocqs Ophelia" (Graywolf Press, 2002); "Native Guard" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006) for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and, most recently, "Thrall" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). She also has written a book of nonfiction, "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast" (University of Georgia Press, 2010), and a memoir to be released in 2015. Trethewey is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University. During her second term as U.S. Poet Laureate, Trethewey contributed to "Where Poetry Lives", a feature on the PBS NewsHour. In the series, she traveled with Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown to cities across the country and explored societal issues through poetry, literature, and her own personal experiences.
When: Nov 4, 2014 7 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19 )
The annual Page Hazlegrove Lecture features artists working in glass who have made a significant impact on the field of glass art, as well as promising early- and mid-career artists. The lecture is open to the public.
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA Tue., Nov. 4, 2014, 4 – 6 p.m.
This event addresses expanded modes of contemporary design practice and the disciplinary potential of these innovative models. Representing some of the many new forms of design practice, from hybrid and curatorial practice to open platform and corporate acquisition, the speakers will reflect on the how and why of their practices, sharing concepts, processes, methods, and techniques. Hosted by Grace La, Professor of Architecture, and moderated by Paul Nakazawa, Associate Professor of Practice, this panel features 15-minute presentations by Elena Manferdini, Ashley Schafer, Aaron Sprecher, and David Benjamin, followed by a discussion with faculty and students. Organized by the Practice Platform Committee: Grace La (chair), Florian Idenburg, Alex Krieger, Paul Nakazawa, Chris Reed, Jay Wickersham.
Gazette Classification: Humanities, Law, Religion, Social Sciences Organization/Sponsor: Harvard South Asia Institute Speaker(s): Rohini Mohan, author, V.V. (Sugi) Ganeshananthan, Bunting Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University; author of "Hippocrates: A Novel" More info: southasiainstitute.harvard.edu…
When: Nov 4, 2014 12 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00 )
Are you thinking about returning to work after a voluntary career break? Unsure of where to start? In this hour-long webinar, Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE, will prove that taking a career break isn't a career breaker. She will share proven strategies on how to prepare yourself for today's workforce, get interview ready, and return to work with confidence. Mimi Moss '93 will share her personal back-to-work story as both a graduate of the reacHIRE program and employee. reacHIRE enables accomplished women to successfully re-launch their careers at leading companies.
Elect to have a great night out at Boston's best little variety show -- featuring an awesome array of talented entertainers! $10 in advance; $15 week of show. Don't forget to vote for your favorite performer so they have a chance to win the coveted Teaseday Cookie!
When: Nov 4, 2014 7 PM to Nov 4, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts Cost: 10 - 15 USD (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19 )
Abstract: Past studies have identified a spatially extended excess of ~1-3 GeV gamma rays from the region surrounding the Galactic Center, consistent with the emission expected from annihilating dark matter. Recent improvements in the analysis techniques have found this excess to be robust and highly statistically significant, with a spectrum, angular distribution, and overall normalization that is in good agreement with that predicted by simple annihilating dark matter models. For example, the signal is very well fit by a 31-40 GeV dark matter particle annihilating to b quarks with an annihilation cross section of sigma v = (1.7-2.3) x 10^-26 cm^3/s. Furthermore, the angular distribution of the excess is approximately spherically symmetric and centered around the dynamical center of the Milky Way (within ~0.05 degrees of Sgr A*), showing no sign of elongation along or perpendicular to the Galactic Plane. The signal is observed to extend to at least 10 degrees from the Galactic Center, disfavoring the possibility that this emission originates from millisecond pulsars.
Blanchard students are invited to join the 4th & 5th grade book club! This group meets once a month on a Tuesday!
Book Club Meeting Dates are as follows: Tuesday Sept 30th, Tuesday Oct 14th, Tuesday Nov 4th, & Tuesday Dec 2nd. To sign up please call the library (978-263-4680) or contact Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org
A pizza snack & water will be served.
Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Library!
When: Nov 4, 2014 4 PM to Nov 4, 2014 4:45:00 PMin Boxborough, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16 )
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