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Happy President's Day! Did you know that President Obama visited the Cyclorama in 2011? Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times
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This weekend, The Boston Globe calls Culture Hustlers The Ticket! Catch this showcase of inventive artists in the Mills Gallery through April 8!
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A celebration of the accomplishments of DeRosa and the nonprofit will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at WeWork Cambridge, 625 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. The event is open to the public. Registration is here.
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Please join us on Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:30-7:30pm Navigating Fashion: The New Map WBUR arts and culture reporter Maria Garcia will interview Latinx author @jaycalderin, on the power of fashion to craft identity, create opportunity, and build community. The conversation will be followed by a fashion presentation featuring leading local Latinx designers: @danielacorte @gracielarivascollection @lalla.bee @nathaliajmag. Calderin, founder of Boston Fashion Week, will be signing his latest book, What They Didn’t Teach You in Fashion School. Ticket price: $15 http://wbur.fm/2C4HNgr Villa Victoria 85 W Newton Street Boston, MA 02118 @wbur @ibaboston #thepoweroffashion #craftingidentity #creatingopportunity #buildingcommunity #bookevent #whattheydidntteachyouinfashionschool #latinx #latinxfashion #fashionauthor #booksigning #signedbytheauthor #ilexpress @octopus_books_@hachettebooks #fashionschool #fashionbook #fashioneducation #boston #fashion #bostonfashion
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Next week, our campus partners Boston Gay Men's Chorus is presenting a Wicked Good Cabaret at Club Cafe Boston filled with songs about living and loving in New England. Sounds like a wicked awesome way to spend a February Boston evening!
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Cocktails, Culture & Culinary Creations Join forte today for FREE admission to party with the Movers & Shakers crowd favorite Tuesday, March 6 | 6:30–8:30 pm Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts FREE for Members | Membership starts at just $50 At this forte members-only party… -Learn the secret of a winning cocktail with the Movers & Shakers 2018 crowd favorite, Alibi Boston and liquor sponsor Bombay Sapphire -Indulge in savory treats from our friends at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts -Get a private viewing of our exhibition: Culture Hustlers When you become a forte member, you get… -Access to FREE member-only events that bring you behind the scenes with some of Boston’s hottest artists -Connected to an active group of art enthusiasts -Discounts on select tickets to BCA events all year long Membership starts at just $50 a year with annual benefits valued at over $320
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#tbt to our last Run of the Mills, Rainbow Collapse with Jared Williams and Anya Smolnikova. This collaborative installation imagined the world that might grow after a full societal and environmental collapse.
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Please send nominations to lmunsey[@]town.arlington.ma.us or mail nominations to Arlington Veterans Services, 730 Mass. Ave., 3rd floor, Town Hall Annex, Arlington, MA 02476.
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It is YOU... our donors, community members and artists that make it possible for Boston Center for the Arts to present great works of art that unite communities and spark dialogue, to amplify the voices of Boston’s artists and connect audiences to the people and work that make our city so extraordinary. Thank you.
Our Music Ensemble in Residence Palaver Strings presented the cornerstone of their residency in the Cyclorama over the weekend. It was an inspiring experience for everybody, especially the Cape Verdean, Irish and Chinese communities with whom they worked.
"Lucas Spivey gathered this sampling over the course of a cross-country tour with a 1957 Shasta camper in tow as his office. His project is unusual example of art that aims to mend the world in some way: it is lighthearted and optimistic, its goals are specific and modest, and it succeeds." Franklin Einspruch reviews Culture Hustlers, on view at the Mills Gallery through April 8 Picture by Melissa Blackall
Last night Seeking Sanctuary rehearsal had everyone up on their feet dancing. Palaver Strings welcomed guest artist Benvindo Cruz to rehearse the Cape Verdean section of the program with pianist Ney Miranda and Denis Mota on cavaquinho. Tickets are only $15 ($10 for students and seniors) for performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Join us! https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S41000002leTsEAI
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Information Session about Boston Dancemakers Residency After a decade of successful residency programs, Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Center for the Arts have teamed up to create their newly-designed Boston Dancemakers Residency. Devised to provide two Boston-area artists with resources to research, develop and present original works of dance, the residency encourages dancemakers to take risks, invest time and focus on ensemble work, and dive deeply into the creative process.Each residency grantee will be awarded a fully-paid three day retreat for up to seven people, an intensive including six weeks of free rehearsal and performance space at the Boston Center for the Arts, and a fully-produced showcase. Lead artists must be residents of the Boston metropolitan area (within route 495). This information session will include a studio tour at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion. Potential Boston Dancemaker Residency applicants who cannot attend may arrange to view the space at a mutually convenient time.
Here's a sneak peek at Seeking Sanctuary from Palaver Strings rehearsals in the Cyclorama last night—featuring the composer Charlie Lennon! Performances are this weekend, and tickets for this great event are only $15! ($10 for students and seniors) Get your tickets today: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S41000002leTsEAI
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UPDATED, Feb. 3: Democrats in Arlington plan to hold a caucus at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Town Hall auditorium, 730 Mass. Ave., to elect 36 delegates and six alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.
There’s no denying that the U.S. is responsible for some of the world’s most important cultural exports. America is the birthplace of blues and bluegrass, country and jazz, hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve often found ourselves wondering: how can one nation yield so many diverse artforms? Articulate sat down with New England native Colin Woodard, author of the book American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. Every week on WGBH, Articulate with Jim Cotter explores how creative thinkers help shape our understanding of the world. Catch it every week, Sundays at 4:30 on WGBX 44.
Thank you all for Moving & Shaking with us last night! Congratulations to all of the winners— Capo Restaurant, Oak + Rowan, Lion's Tail Boston, and Alibi Boston.
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Online ticket sales for Movers & Shakers close at 1 pm, but don't worry! Tickets are still available at the door for $60. Doors open at 7 pm for this delicious opportunity to try 20 of Boston hottest restaurants and caterers as they compete to create a cocktail worthy of being called a work of art. More info: http://www.bcaonline.org/movers-a-shakers.html
This weekend! A special Martha's Artist Salon with Matthew Cumbie (Dance Exchange) and Marsha Parrilla (Danza Orgánica) that explores gender identities and sexuality in dance. Join us for a lively discussion in Martha's Salon at Martin Hall at the Calderwood Pavilion at 10:30-12, followed by an afternoon workshop diving deeper into the themes. More info below!
Only one day left! Get your tickets for Movers & Shakers today while you still can—online ticket sales close at noon tomorrow. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door tomorrow night for $10 more. Buy tickets now: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY
"Hype Man feels both urgent and, in its topical material, sadly familiar. Its beats and its messages will leave you nodding your head, reminded that in the combustible combination of poetry and politics, a single spark can illuminate." Company One Theatre's Hype Man is at the BCA until February 24. Don't miss it!
Lauren Prescott, historian and executive director of the South End Historical Society, discusses her new book Boston’s South End on Tuesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch, located at 685 Tremont Street. Part of the South End Writes Series. About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARYThis article has 2 other Boston locations (Show)
...6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Part of the Lowell Lectures Series “Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice...
A lecture and conversation with Dr. Ashley Farmer, a history professor at Boston University and author of the new book Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era takes place on Saturday, February 10, at 3 p.m. at the Grove Hall Branch, located at 41 Geneva Avenue.
Be like Alice and follow instructions. Buy your tickets today for Movers & Shakers—in 2 days, the tickets will be $10 more at the door. Tickets & info: http://www.bcaonline.org/movers-a-shakers.html
3 days left to get $50 tickets to Movers & Shakers. 20 restaurants & caterers making 20 cocktails and small plates means 20 chances to say "Cheers!" Get your tickets today. Tickets at the door are $10 more! https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY
4 days left until Movers & Shakers, Boston's tastiest fundraiser. Get this hot ticket before the event is all sold out! Tickets & info: http://www.bcaonline.org/movers-a-shakers.html
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Only 5 days remain! We're counting down to Boston's most delicious fundraiser: Movers & Shakers. Get your tickets today for $50 online....don't wait - tickets are $60 at the door. Buy tickets: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY
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Opening tonight at ArtsEmerson! Internationally acclaimed Anglo-Kuwaiti writer and director Sulayman Al-Bassam brought his inventive, satirical take on Shakespeare’s The Speaker’s Progress to ArtsEmerson in 2011. Now he returns with a powerful new feat of storytelling. In the Eruptive Mode presents six stories of ordinary citizens — all women — caught in the violence and chaos of the Arab Spring. Through visceral songs and spoken word, this show unveils unheard voices, each at their own point of no return. Raw, melodic, and entirely original: these are voices of thr Arab Spring.
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Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business Lucas Spivey, Invited Curator February 3–April 8, 2018 The Mills Gallery Opening Reception February 3 | 6–8 pm Join us to celebrate the opening of "Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business" in BCA's Mills Gallery. In "Culture Hustlers", artist/entrepreneurial arts advisor Lucas Spivey presents an inventive take on commerce and the contemporary American arts landscape, curating a multimedia showcase of inventive arts business models employed by makers working across the United States. The art and design products on view forefront the intimacy and personal touch of the handmade, yet locate themselves squarely in the time- and place-less digital marketplace, engaging the global economy in their endeavor to connect fine art to audience in new ways. Boston Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome back Spivey following his popular Summer 2017 Public Art Residency on the BCA Plaza with the Mobile Incubator—a 1957 Shasta camper trailer turned office—where he held office hours to engage the South End community in questions about the health and happiness of the Boston culture sector. Artists: Derek Erdman (Chicago, IL), Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (Española, NM), Kristin Farr (San Francisco, CA), Smith Shop (Detroit, MI), Tieton Mosaic (Tieton, WA) Image courtesy Derek Erdman
We're teaming up with the Boston Dance Alliance to provide the most comprehensive dance residency program in the Boston area! Our Boston Dancemakers residency includes a regional three-day retreat, six weeks of intensive studio time, discounted rehearsal space, a dancemaker stipend and rehearsal pay for up to six dancers, plus the support and expertise of the BCA and the BDA staff. Apply by April 16 at 5 pm.
Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary’s Irish set features a newly commissioned work by legendary Irish fiddler and composer Charlie Lennon, which is interwoven with the family stories of two beloved Bostonians with deep roots in Ireland: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and owner of The Burren, The Bebop, and The Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant, Tommy McCarthy. Seeking Sanctuary is in the Cyclorama, February 9–11 and tickets are only $15 ($10 for students)! Purchase yours here: http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/943-seeking-sanctuary--palaver-strings.html
Early morning meet with bicycle activists, working to make the streets safe for cyclists and pedestrians. With Quinton Zondervan.
On the Medical Campus, free flu shots are available for faculty, staff, and students by appointment at the Research Occupational Health Program in the Evans Building, 72 E. Concord St., Room 825. To book an appointment, call 617-414-7647.
"What also courses unmistakably through “Shakespeare in Love’’ is a sheer love of theater and the eccentric, egotistical, obsessive, theatrical people who make it." The Boston Globe's Don Aucoin raves about SpeakEasy Stage Company's Shakespeare in Love, now through February 10 at the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion, here at the BCA!
Take a close look at last weekend's "dreamy, rainbow brite" Rainbow Collapse, created for BCA's Run of the Mills series by Anya Smolnikova and Jared Williams in this feature by Greg Cook on Wonderland: A Magazine of Arts and Cultures.
Tonight at the Mills Gallery! Karen Campbell at The Boston Globe calls RAINBOW COLLAPSE The Ticket. Space is limited for this new collaborative performance by smolnikova + williams...get your tickets online or at the door and join us for a reception, performance, and post-event talk back with the artists. Tickets & info: http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/963-run-of-the-mills--rainbow-collapse.html
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women's March at BCA this Sunday, January 21, 2018 during #InternationalWomenVoicesDay! We have pulled together some of Boston's brightest female talent for a marathon play-reading event—join us starting at 12 pm and stay for an hour, or stay for the day. We'll be reading plays into the evening and we've got a seat for you! Featuring New Repertory Theatre, Flat Earth Theatre and more. Click the link for the line-up!
Want 1/2 price Movers & Shakers Tickets? Join forte, BCA's young patrons group today and get 1/2 price tickets to the most delicious fundraiser of the year. Membership gets you into free forte-only events and discounts on BCA programs all year long! Link below, offer ends January 21! Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography.
Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary features the stories and music of three of Boston's immigrant communities, featuring amazing guest artists. Seeking Sanctuary's Chinese set will feature Chinese folk music arranged by guest artist Zhantao Lin performed by Palaver Strings with Zhantao Lin on the erhu. A performer throughout New England, Lin joined Yo-Yo Ma in his Silk Road Project exchange program and is the founder of the Boston Erhu Ensemble. Other places he's performed include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Peabody Essex Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston Children's Museum, Lincoln Center and others. Performances February 9–11. Tickets available now: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S41000002leTsEAI
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