Week of March 19, 2017

March 24, 1:00pm
Born in Paraguay, Daiana Ferreira Da Costa is an acclaimed, prize-winning classical guitarist and music teacher who has performed recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts...
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...