Upcoming Events for May

May 2017

May 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how a dream journal can help you recall and start to understand your dreams, using dream dictionaries, professional dream interpreters and your own intuition.
May 23, 5:30pm
With the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant operation, performed by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard in December 1967, Prof. Shelley McKellar examines cardiac transplantation alongside the development of artificial hearts as replacement therapies for heart failure patients during the 1960s...
May 23, 6:00pm
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Alla Sigalova Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute class of 2017
May 23, 6:00pm - July 15, 10:00pm
With the exhibition Harlem: Found Ways, the Cooper Gallery presents artistic visions and engagements specific to Harlem, New York City, in the last decades. Each artwork employs a distinct set of inquiries and innovative strategies to explore the Harlem community’s visual heritage as it grapples with the challenges of gentrification...
May 23, 8:00pm
The sounds of The Appleseed Collective are as diverse as the personalities that create them...
May 24 all-day - June 15 all-day
The exhibition is inspired and anchored by photographer Dawoud Bey’s iconic portrait series “Harlem, USA” (1975-1979), and his new series “Harlem Redux” (2015-2016) that revisits the neighborhood 40 years later. The exhibition is curated by Cooper Gallery Director Vera Ingrid Grant and runs May 24 through July 15, with an opening reception May 23 at 6 pm.
May 24 all-day
The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors today, in celebration of Harvard Class Day. Explore the collections galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, and visit our new exhibitions, including The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820.
May 24 all-day - August 19 all-day
Houghton Library staff celebrate the library’s 75th anniversary with an open house-inspired showcase of its outstanding collections...
May 24, 12:30pm
Cristina Morilla, associate paintings conservator in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, will give today’s gallery talk.
May 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
If you can carry a tune, but aren't sure just where you are going with it, this is your class. Come learn better breath control, build vocal power, produce a pleasing tone, stretch your range, and sing without tension...
May 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
We invite you to join us for our annual Service of Commemoration. Words and music will help us to remember those who have gone before us during this Memorial Day service on Bigelow Chapel Lawn...
May 24, 6:00pm
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Alla Sigalova Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute class of 2017
May 24, 7:30pm
Manifest Pussy is a journey of trans* liberation that follows the time leading up to and through Shakina's gender transition. Weaving together songs and stories from her previous tour de force solo musicals One Woman Show and Post-Op,
May 24, 8:00pm
A Rod MacDonald concert is an intimate, authentic, inspirational and uplifting experience. From the moment Rod begins to sing he grabs his audiences and doesn't let go.| Geoff Bartley is a folk-blues guitar player singer-songwriter and recording artist
May 25, 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors today, in celebration of Harvard Commencement. Explore the collections galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, and visit our new exhibitions, including The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820.
May 25, 6:00pm
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Alla Sigalova Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute class of 2017
May 25, 7:30pm
For the past seventeen years Revels has collaborated with Perkins School for the Blind on a music-filled "Celebration of Spring", featuring both Perkins students and Revels performers. These free, hour-long inspirational programs demonstrate the power of traditional materials to bridge cultures and boundaries.  
May 25, 7:30pm
If the opening notes on Joe Pug’s new LP “Windfall” are a bit disorienting, his fans won’t likely be surprised. The Austin, TX singer songwriter has made a habit of defying expectations so the piano-driven “Bright Beginnings” and the atmospheric rumination of “Great Hosannas” are just further indication that he’s quite comfortable stepping outside of the guy-with-a-guitar trappings of the genre.
May 25, 8:00pm
Hailed by Tony Hall of Jazzwise magazine (UK) as “without doubt one of the most striking young tenors of recent years,” Jimmy Greene has released nearly a dozen albums as a leader, appearing with musicians the caliber of Pat Metheny and Robert Glasper, and appeared on some 75 other titles as a sideman.
May 25, 8:00pm
Kelli has been writing music and performing her original songs for more than twenty years. Boston has been her home since 2001.
May 25, 8:00pm
“I think you should come …” says the ever-dreamy Eusebius. “No,” Florestan passionately interjects, “you mustn’t miss the wonder and tragedy of tonight’s music.”...
May 25, 8:00pm
Life: In Color is a 360-degree dance extravaganza featuring jazz and rock-n-roll music from the 1960s to today told through a plethora of dance styles...
May 26 all-day
Every Friday, beginning April 7th 2017 through June 30th 2017, get a $4 falafel at Wrapro Harvard Square location ONLY
May 26, 8:00am
Join our staff for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what’s in bloom and any other items of horticulture interest...
May 26, 6:00pm
It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but over the course of more than 15 years, the campfire. festival has become the single-biggest way that Passim develops new talent and celebrates the Boston area’s amazing music scene...
May 26, 6:00pm
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Alla Sigalova Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute class of 2017
May 26, 8:00pm
Like a master chef possessing a deft sense of proportion, taste and poetic flair, this forward-looking heir to the traditions of New Orleans blends an array of related musical food groups—Bebop, Swing, the Great American Songbook, New Orleans second-line, Mardi Gras Indian, Instrumental Soul, Rhythm-and-Blues, Urban, Hip-Hop, and various Afro-descended dialects of Central America and the Caribbean—into a focused sound that is entirely his own argot.
May 26, 8:00pm
Life: In Color is a 360-degree dance extravaganza featuring jazz and rock-n-roll music from the 1960s to today told through a plethora of dance styles...
May 26, 10:00pm
Like a master chef possessing a deft sense of proportion, taste and poetic flair, this forward-looking heir to the traditions of New Orleans blends an array of related musical food groups—Bebop, Swing, the Great American Songbook, New Orleans second-line, Mardi Gras Indian, Instrumental Soul, Rhythm-and-Blues, Urban, Hip-Hop, and various Afro-descended dialects of Central America and the Caribbean—into a focused sound that is entirely his own argot.
May 27, 12:00pm
It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but over the course of more than 15 years, the campfire. festival has become the single-biggest way that Passim develops new talent and celebrates the Boston area’s amazing music scene...
May 27, 6:00pm
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Alla Sigalova Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute class of 2017
May 27, 8:00pm
Leading “a powerhouse quartet” that can “hit hard from the outset and never give up,” Sean Jones possesses a formidable “arsenal as a trumpeter, including his sleek phrasing, pinpoint tone, exclamatory high notes, fleet technique and freedom from predictable phraseology” (Chicago Tribune).
May 27, 10:00pm
Leading “a powerhouse quartet” that can “hit hard from the outset and never give up,” Sean Jones possesses a formidable “arsenal as a trumpeter, including his sleek phrasing, pinpoint tone, exclamatory high notes, fleet technique and freedom from predictable phraseology” (Chicago Tribune).
May 27, 10:30pm
Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show, brings you the ultimate disco experience...
May 28, 12:00pm
It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but over the course of more than 15 years, the campfire...
May 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
This beginning course provides the foundation of moving to music in partnership. We will learn basic dance components, timings, rhythms...
May 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Come and explore Mount Auburn’s first chapel, originally constructed in the 1840’s.  Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Chapel and point out some of its most interesting features. 
May 28, 2:00pm
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and propulsive music, the show features an ensemble and band, Orquesta Bajofonderos, direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
May 28, 8:00pm
Join us on holodeck 4 for a night of keeping up with the Cardassians, Spock(ing) the Casbah, and fifty shades of Earl Grey...
May 29, 12:00pm
It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but over the course of more than 15 years, the campfire...
May 29, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Who was Napoleon and why did he fight all those battles all over Europe? We explore the reasons that allowed his charismatic personality lead France in a quest to rival the British Empire...
May 29, 10:00pm
One of the world's premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz.
May 30, 7:00pm
The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, discusses the Folger Shakespeare Library edition of the classic tragedy, Julius Caesar...
May 30, 7:30pm
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and propulsive music, the show features an ensemble and band, Orquesta Bajofonderos, direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
May 30, 8:00pm
The Old Silo invites you into a world of new beginnings, old regrets, might-have-beens, burning questions, beautiful women, horny geezers and gold diggers. Produced by indie rock hero Joel Plaskett and recorded at New Scotland Yard in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, James Hill's latest album cuts a deep, winding path through Folk, Roots Rock and Americana.
May 31, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join us for an in-depth look inside the workshop of Mount Auburn’s Preservation department where staff will display and discuss the tools and techniques used to maintain Mount Auburn’s diverse monuments and structures...
May 31, 2:00pm
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and propulsive music, the show features an ensemble and band, Orquesta Bajofonderos, direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
May 31, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
If you can carry a tune, but aren't sure just where you are going with it, this is your class. Come learn better breath control, build vocal power, produce a pleasing tone, stretch your range, and sing without tension...
May 31, 6:00pm
Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant historian of the twentieth century...
May 31, 6:00pm
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome New Yorker staff writer and acclaimed Harvard historian JILL LEPORE—author of National Book Award finalist Book of Ages and The Secret History of Wonder Woman—for the paperback release of her latest book, Joe Gould's Teeth, the tale of her search for the long-lost, century-old manuscript called "The Oral History of Our Time."
May 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Scholars are just beginning to understand Mughal albums—elusive, eclectic, palimpsest-like assemblages of paintings and calligraphy. A close look at an early 17th-century imperial Mughal folio acquired by art collector Bernard Berenson in 1911 yields new information about how it and albums like it were made...
May 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Roughly one in every ten people around the world suffers from a rare disease—and those are just the ones that researchers and clinicians know about...
May 31, 6:45pm
Join Guerilla Opera in a concert celebrating 10 seasons of ground-breaking, world premiere operas...
May 31, 7:30pm
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and propulsive music, the show features an ensemble and band, Orquesta Bajofonderos, direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
May 31, 8:00pm
Mutlu is a soulful, singer-songwriter. A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish descent, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases...
May 31, 8:00pm
Matt Lorenz (Rusty Belle) discovered throat-singing in a south-Indian cooking class with Jay Pillay at Hampshire College that had a retro-flexed R in it. (tip of the tongue goes to the roof of the mouth as you say R) Later, while singing and improvising in the car, this new mouth shape happened and I heard an overtone. Just one pure little note up there above the rest. So for the next 5 years I practiced in the car, slowly expanding my range one note at a time and stubbornly pursuing this odd melodic phenomenon in private. Finally, when I heard the buzzing drone of the old guitar, I saw that it was time to add this strange thing that I'd been practicing to the mix.