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Sock Drive at J.P. Licks

February 1 - February 29

This February bring a pair of new socks & receive a $1.00 off coupon towards your next J.P. Licks next purchase! Socks are one of the most infrequently donated items to homeless shelters so we're teaming up with Rosie's Place to help meet the need. Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women's […]

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Night

Mardi Grass Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration at Beat Brew Hall

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - February 26 @ 12:00 am

We're going all New Orleans "boeuf gras and bacchus" for Fat Tuesday here at Beat Brew Hall in Harvard Square! BT Second Line Band kicks it with funky-jazzy-swingin New Orleans musical joy. Join us for a special Mardi Gras menu and cocktails! Round up your "krewe" and catch some "doubloons" at Beat's Fat Tuesday celebration!

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Afternoon

Saint Jerome in His Study, 1482,Matteo di Giovanni, Italian

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at Harvard Art Museum

February 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Join curatorial fellow Jen Thum on a hunt for fantastic beasts in works throughout our collections. Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and […]

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Gloria Steinem

GLORIA: A LIFE at Oberon

February 26 @ 2:00 pm
$25

This new play about Gloria Steinem and the women she has partnered with in a decades-long fight for equality is brought to life by a dynamic ensemble of performers. Fifty years after Gloria began raising her voice and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria’s belief in talking circles as […]

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Elements of Cinema – The Haunting at the Brattle Theatre

February 26 @ 3:00 pm
FREE

Berklee’s Enrique Gonzalez Müller joins us to discuss this landmark horror film – and the sound design that makes it so memorable. Adapted from Shirley Jackson’s frightening novella The Haunting of Hill House, THE HAUNTING features Richard Johnson as a paranormal investigator who had gathered a trio of people to help him investigate the infamous Hill […]

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Lonely Are the Brave at the Brattle Theatre

February 26 @ 3:30 pm
$9 – $12

We pay tribute to Kirk Douglas – one of the last movie stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood who passed away this month – with three of our favorites of his films. This fantastic and underseen film features Douglas as Jack Burns, an itinerant ranch hand who lives in the tradition of the cowboys […]

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Body Heat at the Brattle Theatre

February 26 @ 4:30 pm
$9 – $12

A more straightforward take on the femme fatale, BODY HEAT casts William Hurt as smalltime Floridian lawyer, Ned Racine. When he starts an affair with the sultry Matty Walker (Turner), the young and beautiful wife of a rich businessman, Ned has no idea the murderous mess he is getting into until it is far, far […]

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Evening

Daniel L. Everett at The Harvard Book Store

FREE

Harvard Book Store, the Harvard University Division of Science, the Cabot Science Library, and Mass Humanities welcome DANIEL L. EVERETT—celebrated linguist and author of Dark Matter of the Mind: The Culturally Articulated Unconscious—for a discussion of his latest book, How Language Began: The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention. About How Language Began Mankind has a distinct advantage over […]

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Olfaction in Science and Society

Olfaction in Science and Society presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

February 26 @ 6:00 pm
FREE

Free Public Lecture The sense of smell plays a critical role in human behavior, from warning us of potential dangers to attracting us to certain foods, places, and people. Harvard scientists Catherine Dulac and Venkatesh Murthy study the molecules, cells, and brain circuits that underlie olfaction and the social behaviors that aromas can elicit. In […]

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Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell at Regattabar

February 26 @ 7:30 pm
$35 – $40

Described as being at the very epicenter of modern American Music" (BBC), Bill Frisell's career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and 250 recordings, including 40 of his own. Frisell's recording catalog has been cited by Downbeat as "the best recorded output of the decade." Recognized as one of America's […]

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Gloria Steinem

GLORIA: A LIFE at Oberon

February 26 @ 7:30 pm
$25

This new play about Gloria Steinem and the women she has partnered with in a decades-long fight for equality is brought to life by a dynamic ensemble of performers. Fifty years after Gloria began raising her voice and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria’s belief in talking circles as […]

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RESISTANCE MIC! at Oberon

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

The 2016 election inspired a broad-based Resistance not seen in the United States in decades. People from all walks of life have been protesting, marching, mobilizing, and organizing in an effort to take back the country and create a more compassionate and just world. Artists are vital to this work. The American Repertory Theater, in collaboration […]

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Black Lips

BLACK LIPS at The Sinclair

February 26 @ 8:00 pm
$20

The story of the Black Lips began in Dunwoody, Georgia, a quiet, conservative suburb of Atlanta, in the year 1999. Born of a mutual love of Link Wray, The Stooges, and The Ramones, and sealed through a shared dedication to defiance, the band formed after childhood friends Jared Swilley and Cole Alexander were kicked out […]

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