March Madness in Harvard Square

Friday, March 1, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019 all-day

 

March Madness in Harvard Square

 

March 1 - 31
Women’s History Month
Across the US, the UK and Australia, the month of March is celebrated as Women’s History Month.  Each year, the Harvard Square Business Association commemorates Women’s History Month by proudly publishing an annual list of women business owners and directors, as well as political, civic, academic, cultural and non-profit leaders from across the Square and across our great city. 
We celebrate the achievements of all women, and particularly applaud the impact that our HSBA women assert in our community and beyond.  We acknowledge their dedication and professionalism and honor their contributions and success. 
For a full list of women leaders in Harvard Square, please visit harvardsquare.com/articles/harvard-square-business-celebrates-womens-history-month
 
March 1 - 31
March Mussel Madness at the red house
the red house, 98 Winthrop Street, harvardsquare.com/red-house, (617) 576-0605
 
March 2
115th Birthday of Dr. Seuss
The Harvard Square Business Association, in partnership with the Harvard COOP, is pleased to announce a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party and a hats off to reading celebration in honor of the beloved children’s story teller’s 115th birthday! Join us on March 2nd for all things Seuss! In Harvard Square, ‘from there to here, here to there, funny things are everywhere!’
 
 
Thru July 28, 2019
The Bauhaus and Harvard at Harvard Art Museums The Bauhaus and Harvard — mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany — presents nearly 200 works by 74 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Founded in 1919 and closed just 14 years later, the Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design. Harvard University played host to the first Bauhaus exhibition in the United States in 1930, and went on to become an unofficial center for the Bauhaus in America when founding director Walter Gropius joined Harvard’s department of architecture in 1937. Today the Busch-Reisinger Museum houses the largest Bauhaus collection outside Germany, initiated and assembled through the efforts of Gropius and many former teachers and students who emigrated from Nazi Germany, including Anni and Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Lyonel Feininger, and László Moholy-Nagy.
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/harvard-art-museums, (617) 495-9400
 
Thru March 17
Endlings at the America Repertory Theater Celine Song’s new play follows three extraordinary women both on land and underwater as they swim beneath the waves and reach beyond the shores of their tiny island.
American Repertory Theater, 64 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/american-repertory-theater, (617) 547-8300
 
March 3 - 8; March 10 - 15
Winter Dine Out Boston in Harvard Square Dine Out Boston formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston® is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express twice a year, providing locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices.
For a full list of Harvard Square restaurants participating in Dine Out Boston, please visit harvardsquare.com/events/winter-dine-out-week-harvard-square-–-2019   
 
March 5
Mardi Gras
If you aren't in the Big Easy on Fat Tuesday, you can still celebrate Mardi Gras right here in Harvard Square!  On March 5th, bring your beads, a big appetite and festive purple, green and gold party wear and explore the eclectic happenings in our businesses.  Whether you are looking for traditional New Orleans delicacies and libations, performances from some of the areas most popular second line bands or special promotional offers, look no further than Harvard Square!
Full details may be found here.
 
March 7
Tutoring Plus Celebrates 55 Years!
Tutoring Plus, 415 Main Street, harvardsquare.com/tutoring-plus-cambridge, (617) 349-6588
 
March 7
Meet Award-Winning Journalist Katy Butler at the Harvard Coop Discussion & Signing - The Art of Dying Well The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist and prominent end-of-life speaker Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own "good death" more likely. This handbook of step by step preparations--practical, communal, physical, and sometimes spiritual--will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months.
About the Author:Katy Butler is an American journalist, essayist and author of Knocking on Heaven's Door, the Path to a Better Way of Death, and The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life.
The Harvard Cooperative Society, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/shops/harvard-cooperative-society-coop, (617) 499-2000
 
March 8
International Women’s Day Dinner Hosted by Distressed Children & Infants International
Distressed Children & Infants International, 50 Church Street, harvardsquare.com/services/distressed-children-infants-international, (857) 292-9186
 
 
March 9
Missa Prolationum at Blue Heron
A dazzling work of genius by one of the greatest composers in the entire Western classical tradition, Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1420-1497). This is concert number 9 in a 13-concert project to perform the complete works of Ockeghem, across 6 seasons, dubbed "Ockeghem@600"). Advance Sale Prices:
Reserved seating at $75 & $49; General Seating at $35 ($27 for Seniors / $10 for Students/Low Income)
Under 18 Free; 8 pm
25% off on any order (up to 8 tickets) for Blue Heron concerts on Feb. 9 and Mar. 9 at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street. Enter code WINTERHERON at checkout.
Blue Heron, First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/blue-heron, 617-960-7956
 
March 10
Chinese New Year
The Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration in Harvard Square. The pageantry begins on Sunday, March 10th in Winthrop Park (at the intersection of Mt. Auburn and JFK Streets) with the colorful and exciting lion dance.  Immediately following the dance, parade with us through Harvard Square as we march down Massachusetts Avenue, and onward to our final destination, The Hong Kong Restaurant, 1238 Massachusetts Avenue.
 
The Hong Kong, a venerable Harvard Square institution since 1954, opens its doors and welcomes the public for an afternoon of food, art and music. The Hong Kong stands as a shining example of the diverse cultures and cuisine that can be found in Harvard Square.
Schedule:
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Winthrop Park - enjoy tasty Chinese tidbits generously donated by the Hong Kong Restaurant and tea samples from DAVIDs TEA
1:00 pm - Lion Dance Parade assembles in Winthrop Park, followed by the procession to the Hong Kong
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Activities on the 2nd floor of the Hong Kong (1238 Massachusetts Avenue)
Details and updates available here
 
March 12
Book Talk:  Dan Adler at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
6 – 8 pm
Art historian Dan Adler discusses his recent book Contemporary Sculpture and the Critique of Display Cultures: Tainted Goods (Routledge, 2018) and the work of Liz Magor.
Tainted Goods explores modern and contemporary tendencies toward assemblage. Adler considers how these works incorporate tainted materials–often things left on the side of the road, according to the logic and progress of the capitalist machine–and offers a range of aesthetic models through which these practices can be understood to function critically. The book’s main chapters focus on a single exhibition by a different artist: Geoffrey Farmer, Isa Genzken, Rachel Harrison, and Liz Magor.
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/carpenter-center-visual-arts, (617) 495-3251
 
March 14
Get Married or Renew Your Vows at &Pizza
&Pizza offers couples the chance to get married, or have their vows renewed on Pi Day!
Since 2015, when a guest asked their founder Michael if they could get
married in their shop on U Street, they used the day to celebrate what their
ampersand stands for - unity - and what stronger bond than that of
marriage?
 
They are celebrating in Harvard Square this year and Milk Bar is signed
on as the dessert partner!  They cover the cost of the
ceremony and reception and provide:
the officiant,
Champagne reception in &pizza chapel (shop), for up to 30 guests
All you can eat pies (hits) and signature couple pie
Champagne toast and sodas
Desserts by Milk Bar
Bridal bouquet and grooms boutonnieres by 1-800-Flowers
Personalized playlist
E-invitation to send to your guests
Photographer
All the couple has to do is show up with their partner and a valid marriage
license! For a chance to hold your wedding on March 14th at &Pizza, please apply:
&Pizza, 3 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/pizza, (202) 839-8576
 
March 14
Art and Science Converge in the Deep Sea Lecture at Harvard Museum of Natural History
Free Public Lecture
Lily Simonson, Painter
Peter R. Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Lily Simonson and Peter Girguis exemplify the long tradition of artists and scientists working in tandem to explore new worlds—in their case, the magnificent deep sea. Simonson will discuss how the immersive, glowing canvases in her current exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep, have been shaped by collaborations with scientists—whether exploring the depths of the ocean in a submersible or scuba diving beneath Antarctic sea ice. Girguis will reveal how working at sea with an artist has shaped his research and enabled him to see familiar organisms and environments in new ways.
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/harvard-museum-natural-history, (617) 495-3045
 
March 14
The Bearded Ladies Cabaret at OBERON
8pm
Mr. Rogers always said: no matter how bad things are “you can never go down the drain.” Using and abusing iconic songs from the program, Philadelphia’s Bearded Ladies Cabaret put this idea to the test. In this performance, expect a goldfish funeral, gay romps into the land of make-believe, and some earnest questions about irony.
OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/oberon, (617) 496-8004
 
March 15
1.8 Percent – Neave Trio, Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence at Longy School of Music
8pm
1.8% is the frequency with which American orchestras program the works of female composers. Bucking this trend and in honor of Women’s History Month, the Neave Trio celebrates women composers of the past and present with an evening of Clarke, Beach, Chaminade, and Higdon. From the Romantic style of Cecile Chaminade to the “Fiery Red” of Jennifer Higdon, each of these pieces highlights its author’s individuality and distinct voice. 
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, harvardsquare.com/services/longy-school-music-bard-college, (617) 876-0956
 
March 16 - 17
Harvard Go Bragh - St. Patrick’s Day Events
Rejoice in all things Irish for St. Patrick’s Day!  Special in-store and restaurant promotions and cultural activities inside our arts member organizations will be announced soon.
harvardsquare.com
 
March 17
The Chlotrudis Awards at the Brattle Theatre
For 25 years, the Boston-based Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has been handing out awards to the most deserving indies released in Boston. Since 1996 when The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert took home top honors, these idiosyncratic cinephiles have been highlighting films outside the mainstream – often eschewing the more popular picks of the Oscars. This year, the most nominated films are Madeline’s Madeline with 8 nods and Luca Guadagino’s Suspiria with 6. They often welcome special guests at their awards ceremony and plans are currently brewing for this special anniversary show. Past guests have included Ellen Page, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kerry Washington, Hal Hartley, Geneviève Bujold, and more!
The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/brattle-theatre, (617) 876-6837
 
March 20
Please join us for an evening of celebration, sharing and inspiration at the Own It All Book Launch Party!
Join Barre & Soul founder and feminist author Andrea Isabelle Lucas in celebrating the launch of her new book, Own It All (Mango publishing) at an intimate and inspiring event on 3/20 from 6:30-9:30PM at Barre & Soul Harvard Sq. located at 36 JFK St. in The Garage.   
Andrea will share her powerful and intimate journey, followed by a book signing.
Light refreshments will be served.
Admission: Simply purchase your copy of Own It All at the door or show proof of prior purchase.
Pre-orders can be placed here.
Barre & Soul, 81 Mount Auburn Street, harvardsquare.com/services/barre-soul, (857) 488- 4348 
 
March 21
Harvard Book Store Presents Preet Bharara:
Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law in conversation with Michael Sandel at Memorial Church
Tickets: $29.75 (book included) Harvard Book Store welcomes former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York PREET BHARARA for a discussion of his debut book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. He will be joined in conversation by Harvard professor MICHAEL SANDEL—author of What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/harvard-book-store, (617) 661-1515
 
March 22
Amina Figarova at Scullers Jazz Club
8pm
~~“Among the most important composers to come into jazz in the new millennium” – JazzTimes
Hailing from Azerbaijan, the New York-based Amina Figarova is an internationally influenced—and recognized—composer, pianist, and bandleader. Those three roles come to the forefront in Figarova’s sextets, bands with a remarkable chemistry that brings her detailed arrangements to life. Every member of the group stands out as a first-rate individual, but their dedication to Figarova’s eclectic and powerful compositions gives this group its depth of feeling and elite status. The Amina Figarova Sextet has been a hit at major festivals like the Newport Jazz Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
"...Many of the strongest composer-arranger-orchestra leaders in jazz are women. Think Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider. Amina Figarova has a chance to join their company. All she needs is an orchestra. Figarova's compositions for small ensemble have been brilliant since at least 2005, when she released September Suite, still the deepest, most powerful jazz response to the events of 9/11..." by Thomas Conrad for Stereophile Magazine
 
March 23
Dance Saturdays at the Sanctuary - Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
Japanese Dance
Showcasing local, culturally diverse dance groups along with music, visual arts, and food for an immersive dance celebration
 
We invite you this spring for…
Ten Saturdays
Ten Styles of Dance
Ten Cultural Experiences combined with Culinary Explorations and Curated Exhibitions
Tons of Reasons to come together and DANCE!
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/jose-mateos-ballet-theatre, (617) 354-7467
 
March 26
Celebrate Nowruz at the Harvard Semitic Museum
5:30pm - 7pm
Celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring with poetry, live music, traditional sweets, and an introduction to the traditional haft seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1398, the new year in the Persian calendar.
Short musical interludes will be offered by Farzin Dehghan, and Iranian-American kamancheh and oud player hailing from Isfahan, Iran. With a degree in performance from the Berklee College of music, Dehghan has performed Persian, Arabic, Indian, American, Kurdish, Turkish, pop and cross-cultural music throughout the United States with artists such as Aynur Dogan, Simon Shaheen, Abigail Washburn, Celeste Buckingham, and others. 
Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/harvard-semitic-museum, (617) 495-4631
 
March 28
Avishai Cohen Quartet at the Regattabar
7:30pm
When describing trumpeter Avishai Cohen, The Guardian said "every generation of jazz trumpeters revisits the legacy of Miles Davis in their own ways, but the Israeli rising star Avishai Cohen's version of the journey has been particularly skillful." In 2017, a year after his impressionistic, award winning, and critically-lauded ECM debut Into The Silence, Cohen's sophomore release for ECM Cross My Palm With Silver introduced audiences to a new collection of pieces highlighting his exceptional quartet. The adroit interplay of Cohen's live band allows Cohen to soar, making it clear why the pure-toned trumpeter is one of the most talked-about jazz musicians on the contemporary scene.
Regattabar, One Bennett Street in The Charles Hotel, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/regattabar, (617) 395-7757
 
March 30
Dance Saturdays at the Sanctuary - Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
Hip Hop
Showcasing local, culturally diverse dance groups along with music, visual arts, and food for an immersive dance celebration
 
We invite you this spring for…
Ten Saturdays
Ten Styles of Dance
Ten Cultural Experiences combined with Culinary Explorations and Curated Exhibitions
Tons of Reasons to come together and DANCE!
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/jose-mateos-ballet-theatre, (617) 354-7467
 
March 30 - 31
Richard Shindell at Passim
5pm & 8pm
Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York’s Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow’s Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/passim, (617) 492-7679
 
March 31
Amazing Archaeology Fair at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join Harvard archaeology students in the museum galleries as they share their experience from excavations around the world and across time. Examine artifacts and see what archaeologists do. Try launching a spear with a spear thrower (weather permitting), carve cuneiform writing on clay, and experience up-to-the-minute technologies such as 3D printing and augmented reality. Test your listening skills in the World Music Challenge game hosted by colleagues from the social anthropology department. Activities will be spread across both the Peabody and the Harvard Semitic Museums. Enter at the Peabody Museum before 12:00 pm for free admission.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/peabody-museum-archaeology-and-ethnology, (617) 496-1027
Phone:
(617) 491-3434
Location:
Harvard Square Business Association
Harvard Square Cambridge, MA 02138