Week of Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 05, 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Clint Eastwood Oscar-winning film, “Bird,” closes the Cooper Gallery’s “Art of Jazz Cinema Series.” Bird portrays the soaring skill and destructive excesses of jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie “Bird” Parker. Forest Whitaker won several awards for his performance as Parker.
May 05, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Danielle Carrabino, associate research curator in European art, will give today’s gallery talk, which relates to the exhibition Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print, on view through May 8, 2016. Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.
May 05, 6:00pm
A number of large U.S. metropolitan areas face the threat of earthquakes. Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco—all located near major active faults—are statistically likely to experience major earthquakes in the near future.
May 05, 6:30pm
A century ago the Irish took up arms to end British rule—the Easter Rising marked the beginning of a period of drastic social and political changes that continue to reverberate through Irish life.
May 05, 7:00pm
Harvard Book Store welcomes journalist and prize-winning author of The Aleppo Codex MATTI FRIEDMAN for a reading from his latest book, Pumpkinflowers: An Israeli’s Soldier’s Story.
May 05, 7:00pm
Discussion/Signing Negotiating Capability and Diaspora: A Philosophical Politics
May 05, 7:30pm
Tsiganov has played and recorded with: Claudio Roditi, Esperanza Spalding, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Victor Lewis, Avery Sharp, Bob Moses, Antonio Sanchez, Boris Kozlov, Alex Sipiagin, Norman Hedman, Willie Martinez, Bevan Manson, Jerry Bergonzi, Tony Malaby, George Garzone, John Lockwood, Bob Gullottii, Yoron Israel, George Schuller, Ed Schuller, Anita Coelho and others. He has appeared with his group on WERS-Boston radio station and in Eric In the Evening program on WGBH-Boston, performing original music and standards. - See more at: http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/moreinfo.cgi?id=3633#sthash.SBFFr3xr.dpuf
May 05, 8:00pm
Athene's first CD, “It’s About Time” gained national recognition and international airplay. Produced by Felix Mwangi of 12th Note Productions, it’s a dynamic collection that showcases her broad array of musical styles.
May 05, 8:00pm
In 1993, a songwriter banging around the Chicago club scene with a twangy voice and dangerous sense of humor caught our attention. We started making records with him, and as part of the first-generation Bloodshot roster, Robbie Fulks helped us define “Alternative Country.” In 2013, after two decades of playing music everywhere from the taverns of southern Illinois to the honky-tonks of northern Norway, from Austin City Limits’s soundstage to the historic Grand Ole Opry, he reunited with us for the highly acclaimed Gone Away Backward.
May 05, 8:00pm
John Williams Scores! (1967) dir Mark Robson w/Barbara Perkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward, Lee Grant [123 min; DCP]
May 05, 8:30pm
For those who haven't heard of Liverpool's Lapsley, the songwriter and producer Holly Fletcher creates electronica that somehow manages to be both minimal and yet still deep, human and packed with character, Lapsley is destined to sweep the world - and she's only 18.
May 05, 9:30pm
On Thursday nights FiRE + iCE hosts a vibrant group of dancers of all levels and styles
May 06 all-day
a spirited and insightful commentary on two archetypes of American masculinity. ---Ben Brantley, The New York Times
May 06 all-day - May 09 all-day
Exclusive Area Premiere May 6–9 Only on 35mm! (2015) dir Dennis Hauck w/John Hawkes, Dichen Lachman, Sidney Tamiia Poitier, Robert Forster, Jeff Fahey [107 min]
May 06, 3:00pm
Harvard Book Store welcomes Assistant Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University ELIZABETH HINTON for a discussion of her book, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.
May 06, 7:00pm
Harvard Book Store welcomes National Book Critics Circle finalist DAVID MEANS, author of four story collections, for a reading from his first novel, Hystopia.
May 06, 7:00pm
Discussion/Signing The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and Its Unquiet Legacy
May 06, 7:30pm
HIGH RISK is all at once a new musical ensemble - a highly collaborative quartet convened by veteran trumpeter, composer and bandleader Dave Douglas; a new record on Douglas' own Greenleaf Music imprint - a richly evocative opus, rife with intersecting currents of sound and emotion; and a new conceptual endeavor, grappling with the tricky, even treacherous, but fertile intersection of these two similarly motivated but inherently disparate streams.
May 06, 8:00pm
So often in life we have to travel the emotional distance between loss and love. We find ourselves running from loss to embrace love, or sometimes, running from love to keep pace with emptiness and sadness.
May 06, 9:00pm
You Won'tYou Won’t is the musical duo of Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri, who first met in 1999 as unlikely fencing partners in a high school production of the Broadway flop “My Favorite Year.” Some 17 years later, they are still collaborating closely but no longer assaulting each other with pointy metal rods.
May 06, 10:00pm
Join 130+ dancers in Boston's newest hotspot..
May 07 all-day
a spirited and insightful commentary on two archetypes of American masculinity. ---Ben Brantley, The New York Times
May 07, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
This short-form documentary by RoundO Films follows the development and culmination of Looks of a Lot, a collaborative multimedia work by jazz pianist/composer/performer Jason Moran, commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2014.
May 07, 7:30pm
n this world-premiere adaptation of her critically acclaimed 2013 memoir, Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues, Emotional Creature, The Good Body, O.P.C.) celebrates the strength and joy that connect a single body to the planet.
May 07, 8:00pm
If Bobby Long has learned one thing for sure in the course of his music career, it’s that all things take time. He’s reflecting philosophically on the making his forthcoming third album, entitled ODE TO THINKING, which is named for the first track on the new recording.
May 08 all-day
a spirited and insightful commentary on two archetypes of American masculinity. ---Ben Brantley, The New York Times