Week of March 19, 2017

March 23, 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Janet Yieh, a concert organist and organ scholar at Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut, will perform...
March 23, 4:15pm - 5:30pm
In this lecture, Jane Kamensky, Professor of History at Harvard and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, looks at the era of the American Revolution through the eyes of the British-American painter John Singleton Copley.
March 23, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The third event in ILSP: LSC’s film series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World is a screening of “Speed Sisters,”
March 23, 5:15pm
Censorship, economic uncertainty, surveillance states, religious fanaticism, isolationism, and creepy-ass clowns...
March 23, 6:00pm
Come join us for a night of fun and learning while we take you through the motions and talk about how to prepare a three-course Indian meal. Together, we will make some dal (lentil soup), a vegetarian, and a non-vegetarian entree. At the end of the evening, you will take some home to enjoy a meal with your family and we will also provide you with the recipes and spices for these dishes.
March 23, 6:00pm
John Delaney will discuss the development of this network and how it enables real-time interdisciplinary research on once-inaccessible natural phenomena in the world's oceans...
March 23, 6:00pm
Studying complex deep-sea processes is a challenging task, but a new net work of robotic sensors installed in some of the most remote ocean areas promises to revolutionize ocean science and education...
March 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The documentary The Eagle Huntress (2016) follows Aisholpan...
March 23, 7:00pm
About The Imagineers of War Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, DARPA has been responsible for countless inventions and technologies that have evolved from the agency's mission: forward-thinking solutions to the Pentagon's challenges. Sharon Weinberger gives us a riveting account of DARPA's successes and failures, useful innovations and wild-eyed schemes: we see how the nuclear threat sparked investment in computer networking, which led to the Internet, as well as plans to power a missile-seeking particle beam by draining the Great Lakes . . . how, in Vietnam, DARPA developed technology for the world's first armed drones and was also responsible for Agent Orange . . . how DARPA's recent success with self-driving cars is counterbalanced with its disappointing contributions to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Weinberger has spoken to dozens of former DARPA and Pentagon officials—many of whom had never been interviewed before about their work with the agency—and synthesized countless documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The result is a riveting history of a meeting point of science, technology, and politics.
March 23, 7:00pm
Marvelous Thieves...
March 23, 7:30pm
A young woman is abducted by a couple; the key to her survival is to pit them against one another...
March 23, 7:30pm
A young woman is abducted by a couple; the key to her survival is to pit them against one another.
March 23, 7:30pm
Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist Vinicius Cantuária is currently touring one of the finest musical ensembles around. Drawing from the rich history of Brazilian music and integrating it with jazz, avant-garde and pop, Vinicius Cantuária's music is like a rolling rhythmic whisper filled with dramatic turns and stunning sonic ideas. His current concert program is drawn from his recent recording "Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim" (Sunnyside, 2015).
March 23, 7:45pm
Traveling in Thailand doesn’t have to break the bank. Learn from a local all the tips and tricks you need to enjoy Bangkok and beyond. Navigate public transportation, find Thai-style accommodations and appreciate authentic Thai foods. You will see Thailand from a local perspective and even learn a few basic phrases in Thai. Get an inside look into Thai culture like you have never experienced it before.
March 23, 8:00pm
Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument...
March 23, 8:00pm
A select member of jazz´s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music´s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist...
March 23, 8:00pm
A select member of jazz´s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music´s course over more than three decades as an improviser...
March 23, 9:45pm
A grieving mother and a misanthropic occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them access to the astral plane...
March 23, 9:45pm
A grieving mother and a misanthropic occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them access to the astral plane.
March 24 all-day
Since 2007, the midnight shorts block has been a mainstay at BUFF, and since then it has attracted those with a…
March 24 all-day - April 09 all-day
FLY AWAY WITH US THIS SPRING...
March 24, 3:00pm
Unique among Western democracies in refusing to eradicate the death penalty, the United States has attempted instead to reform and rationalize state death penalty practices through federal constitutional law. Courting Death traces...
March 24, 3:00pm
About Courting Death Unique among Western democracies in refusing to eradicate the death penalty, the United States has attempted instead to reform and rationalize state death penalty practices through federal constitutional law. Courting Death traces the unusual and distinctive history of top-down judicial regulation of capital punishment under the Constitution and its unanticipated consequences for our time.
March 24, 5:15pm
Here in New England, a rich storytelling tradition melds with contemporary fears materializing in a unique brand of cinematic creepiness...
March 24, 6:00pm
Indian cuisine is just as expansive as European cuisine. Experience, participate, and taste a variety of dishes from North India, otherwise known as the Punjab. We will cook a chicken dish, a few vegetable sides, accompaniments, different breads, and end with a dessert, all while discussing the ancestry and origins of cuisine from all parts of India. By the time you sit down to dinner, all your senses will be aroused to the fullest, though you and your clothes may smell of fried onions!
March 24, 7:00pm
Harvard Book Store welcomes Harvard Forest director DAVID R. FOSTER for a discussion of his book, A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard. About A Meeting of Land and Sea An eminent ecologist shows how an iconic New England island has been shaped by nature and human history, and how its beloved landscape can be protected. Full of surprises, bedecked with gorgeous photographs and maps, and supported by unprecedented historical and ecological research, this book awakens a new perspective on the renowned New England island Martha’s Vineyard. David Foster explores the powerful natural and cultural forces that have shaped the storied island to arrive at a new interpretation of the land today and a well-informed guide to its conservation in the future.   Two decades of research by Foster and his colleagues at the Harvard Forest encompass the native people and prehistory of the Vineyard, climate change and coastal dynamics, colonial farming and modern tourism, as well as land planning and conservation efforts. Each of these has helped shape the island of today, and each also illuminates possibilities for future caretakers of the island’s ecology. Foster affirms that Martha’s Vineyard is far more than just a haven for celebrities, presidents, and moguls; it is a special place with a remarkable history and a population with a proud legacy of caring for the land and its future.
March 24, 7:30pm
One of 2016’s most hotly anticipated genre titles, coming to punch you in the gut with its awesome...
March 24, 8:00pm
Rebecca Loebe is an Austin-based singer/songwriter who has spent the past decade on the road performing in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan...
March 24, 8:00pm
Grammy Award winner Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Miles Davis...
March 24, 9:00pm
POINT BREAK LIVE! takes the audience along for the ride as FBI agent Johnny Utah is abused by the bureau, hazed by the LA surf community, and bromanced by one truly radical sonofabitch -- wave-catching guru Bodhisattva...
March 24, 9:45pm
Chip and Liza aren’t exactly living the dream...
March 24, 9:45pm
A pulpy, pitch-black caper-comedy from the director of CHOP.
March 24, 10:00pm
Ecuadorian-born bassist, singer, composer and arranger Alex Alvear is an established artist in both Ecuador and the New England music scene...