Nuruddin Farah reads from his newest novel, Hiding in Plain Sight, in the Clapp Library Lecture Room on November 5 at 6:30pm.
In his new novel Hiding in Plain Sight (Riverhead Books / October 30, 2014), Farah offers a provocative and intimate portrait of a family wracked by loss and learning how to live in the wake of tragedy. When internationally known fashion photographer Bella hears of the murder of her beloved brother by political extremists in Mogadiscio, she flies from Rome to be with his teenage son and daughter in Nairobi, where they are in boarding school. Also arriving are the children's long-absent mother and her partner, who bring with them a chaos that mirrors the political unrest in the region and force Bella to decide how far her responsibility goes in the face of major upheavals.
Winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Farah's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has been awarded numerous other major international awards. "In the same sacred strata?as Chinua Achebe and Nobel laureates Nadine Gordimer and Wole Soyinka" (The Washington Post), Farah has "a literary vision both broad and deep, the vision of an exile and a patriot" (The New York Times Book Review).
Hosted by Lidwien Kapteijns, History, in collaboration with Margaret Cezair-Thompson (English), Marilyn Sides (Creative Writng) and Catia Confortini (Peace and Justice Studies).
When: Nov 5, 2014 6 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18 )
The Cinéphile Sundays series offers exemplary films—five each semester—from all parts of the globe and all periods of cinematic history. This fall, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s creation of the character of the Tramp, by showing three of his films (one short and two features), plus three other films made in the spirit of the Tramp’s subversive laughter.
Intimate Stories(Historias Minimas)
This road movie chronicles three individual yet intertwined stories of ordinary people striving to follow their dreams in life. The picture unfolds in the southern Argentine region of Patagonia.
Don Justo (Antonio Benedicti) hands over the running of his grocery store to his overbearing son and daughter-in-law and escapes to search for his lost dog Badface. Roberto (Javier Lombardo) is a love-struck obsessive-compulsive traveling salesman who drives to San Julián to surprise one of his clients by bringing a cake for her child's birthday.
Finally, María Flores (Javiera Bravo) travels to San Julián with her daughter because she has won a spot on "Multicoloured Casino," a fusty TV game show. The film captures a lot of small details that make a realistic and moving depiction of life in southern Argentina.
When: Nov 9, 2014 3 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15 )
Paul Dresher's Double Duo combines a duo of traditional chamber music instrumentation ? Bang on a Can All Stars founding member Lisa Moore on piano and long-time Dresher collaborator Karen Bentley on violin ? with a duo of recently invented instruments. Percussionist Joel Davel plays the Marimba Lumina, a specialized MIDI control surface capable of triggering myriad sounds, while he and Dresher split time playing the Quadrachord, a 14-foot long guitar-like stringed instrument invented by Dresher himself that is plucked, bowed, hammered, and strummed. Their residency at Wellesley will include a Midday Muse lecture/demo/Q&A, a Friday evening full concert, and a special family friendly event on Saturday afternoon. The audience will be invited on stage to see and play the invented instruments after each event!
When: Nov 5, 2014 12 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12 )
Delve deeper into the practices of the artists featured in the New View exhibition with this series of three gallery talks. Each session will feature interviews with faculty artists led by a Davis Museum curator and includes a reception in the lobby.
September 24: Eve Straussman-Pflanzer with Carlos Dorrien, Salem Mekuria, Qing-Ming Meng, and Daniela Rivera
October 22: Mike Maizels with David Kelley, Nicholas Knouf and David Olsen
November 12: Claire Whitner with Bunny Harvey, Candice Ivy, Phyllis McGibbon and Andrew Mowbray
When: Nov 12, 2014 6 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18 )
The Grand Open - limited to 24 fencers in each weapon Foil/Epee top 16 will promote, DE's will be fenced out to each position. Bottom 8 will fence another pool round of 8. Marx Fencing Academy â€¢ New England: Concord, MA
Under the direction of Bob Nieske, the Brandeis Jazz Ensemble will pay tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington on Sunday, November 23 at 3 p.m. at the Slosberg Music Center.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the most prolific composer of the twentieth century in terms of both number of compositions and variety of forms. His development was one of the most spectacular in the history of music, underscored by more than fifty years of sustained achievement as an artist and an entertainer. He is considered by many to be America's greatest composer, bandleader, and recording artist
The extent of Ellington's innovations helped to redefine the various forms in which he worked. He synthesized many of the elements of American music ??? the minstrel song, ragtime, Tin Pan Alley tunes, the blues, and American appropriations of the European music tradition ??? into a consistent style with which, though technically complex, has a directness and a simplicity of expression largely absent from the purported art music of the twentieth century. Ellington's first great achievements came in the three-minute song form, and he later wrote music for all kinds of settings: the ballroom, the comedy stage, the nightclub, the movie house, the theater, the concert hall, and the cathedral. His blues writing resulted in new conceptions of form, harmony, and melody, and he became the master of the romantic ballad and created numerous works that featured the great soloists in his jazz orchestra.
Organization: Music Department Tickets: FREE and Open to the Public Website: www.brandeis.edu…
When: Nov 23, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00 )
Wellesley, MA - November 2014. The Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College is pleased to present Dunnage, a new body of work by 2013/14 Alice C. Cole Fellow, Sam Ekwurtzel.
Sam Ekwurtzel lives and works in New London, CT. His solo exhibition On the beach was presented by Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Other recent exhibitions include Its when its gone that you really notice it, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY; Kinds of light, Second Guest Projects, New York, NY; The Passenger Position, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA; Homo Duplex, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; and A failed entertainment, Neiman Gallery, New York, NY. Mr. Ekwurtzel has supported himself by working on various Alaskan commercial fishing vessels as well as teaching sculpture at colleges and universities throughout New England. Ekwurtzel was the 2011 Fountainhead Fellow in the department of sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has studied at the Hartford Art School, Columbia University, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was recently awarded a grant from the New York Community Trust.
The Alice C. Cole '42 Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding early-career painter or sculptor, providing a livable sum so as to support one year of unimpeded time and space to experiment, develop a body of work, and focus on future artistic goals. A solo exhibition at the Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College concludes the fellowship. Applications are accepted by nomination only.
When: Nov 3, 2014 4 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16 )
5:30pm | No Cover | Upstairs | 21+ Facebook event We are upping our craft beer game and want to celebrate it with a series of Beer Socials throughout the Fall! Come drink beer with us!
Our next social is Wednesday, Nov 5th with LAGUNITAS BREWERY (CA) with tastings of a variety of their brews, glassware and merch giveaways, and much more. The best part of the night is….You get to vote for your favorite beer that will be added to our draft lines. Starting monthly, we will rotate our taps to bring you the favorite beers from each brewery! Some of the breweries coming up include: Rising Tide (ME) & Left Hand (CO).
FEATURED BEERS: IPA Pils Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin Lil Sumpin’ Wild
From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma, CA in 1993 and ’94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.
The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing and the gravitational effect of its suchness did the rest. We all loved the beer but the mission was larger than the ordinary joy of a hoppy-sweet quaff. It was driven unseen by an urge to communicate with people, to find our diasporic tribe, and to connect with other souls adrift on a culture that had lost its center and spun its inhabitants to the four winds to wander lost and bereft with a longing to re-enter the light. Beer, we have learned, has always been a good lubricant for social intercourse!
The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!
When: Nov 5, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00 )
DJs: Untold, Moldy, Scotch-1 & C Dubs Genres: Dubstep, Future Bass 9:30pm | $10 / Free with Together Pass | Downstairs | 21+ Facebook event Untold – Live (Hemlock) UK BASSIC Boston comes full circle this year for Together 5 by the return of the one and only Untold (a.k.a. Jack Dunning). It was five years ago that Jack made his first appearance here at BASSIC and in the city of Boston so it is with great anticipation that we welcome him back! This time he’s changing up the game to perform a live set! In a world of continually fracturing sounds and music genre’s Untold continues to break new ground with his newest release ‘Black Light Spiral’ out on his label Hemlock Recordings. He’s also had releases on Clone, R&S, and Hessle Audio to name a few. And, it wouldn’t right if we didn’t mention that that as a remixer he has produced mixes for The XX, José James, Ke$ha, Boys Noize and Moderat among others.
Moldy (Heavy Pressure, Embassy, Tuba, BASSIC) Boston Boston based producer Ennis Glendon a.k.a. Moldy crafts dark, mind-bending sound system music with an unwavering minimal approach. Amidst an ever-changing electronic music landscape, Moldy has stayed true to his sound, refusing to bargain with the mainstream. A veteran DJ of over fifteen years, Moldy is a resident at the long running Boston party BASSIC, where he is currently conducting experiments with a new strain of deviant, slower rhythms of his own design.
Scotch1 (BASSIC, SubFM) BASSIC resident, Safe Cracker, Cabaret Enthusiast, Scoundrel. Check out his guest mix for the Wheel & Deal Podcast series.
Monday, November 3, 2014 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Theology and Ministry Library, Atrium Gallery
Come to the Table, a national traveling art exhibit, features thirty-five carefully selected works, including historical pieces by Albrecht Dürer, modernist work by Jasper Johns and Sadao Watanabe, and fresh contemporary pieces created by member artists of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).
Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and the Boston College University Libraries
When: Nov 3, 2014 4 PM in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16 )
The Asian Studies Career Navigator Series enables current BC students to meet and learn from distinguished BC alumni, parents, and other affiliates who have made Asia a focal point of their successful professional careers. Join us to hear members of the BC family offer invaluable inspirations, role models, and vital social connections to the professional communities that may help pave the way to a rewarding career.
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and the Carroll School
When: Nov 14, 2014 4 PM in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16 )
A lecture by Dr. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French at Vanderbilt University. Followed by a brief Q&A session and book signing. Her award winning book, Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip Hop's Hold on Young Black Women, will be available for purchase at the event.
Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program
When: Nov 10, 2014 6 PM in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18 )
Visitors are invited to contribute to a mixed media installation in the Bank of America Art Lab by expressing their own identity; contibutions will develop another dynamic cultural fabric that will evolve through the duration of the exhibition Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present.
When: Nov 1, 2014 9 AM to Nov 1, 2014 2 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: FREE with museum admission (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09 )
Join us for a special evening with two leading voices in contemporary, category-bending musicianship. From Jewish liturgical music to North Indian traditions to jazz and all its offshoots, master composers and improvisers Marty Ehrlich and Ned Rothenberg draw from a wide range of influences and ideas.
When: Dec 11, 2014 11 AM to Dec 11, 2014 7 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $10 / $20 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11 )
Matthew Ritchie concludes his 18-month residency at the ICA with this multimedia stage production about the beginning of time. Inspired by the “hero twins” of the Mayan book of creation Popol Vuh, the show presents a mythical song cycle of a capella vocals, layered sound, and subtle, scintillating rock.
When: Dec 11, 2014 12 PM to Dec 11, 2014 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $10 / 20 (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12 )
Get a different perspective on contemporary art from individuals that study the ICA’s exhibitions every day—the Visitor Assistants (VAs). Pop-Up Talks—15-minute conversations in front of works of art, are led by a team of VAs identifiable on the gallery floor by their Ask Me buttons.
When: Nov 7, 2014 12 PM to Nov 7, 2014 6 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: FREE with museum admission (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12 )
For the ninth consecutive year, the ICA presents the Oscar-nominated shorts program, featuring the intriguing live-action, animated, and documentary short films you always wish you’d had an opportunity to see come Oscar night. Additional screenings will be available in March.
When: Feb 13, 2015 11 AM to Feb 13, 2015 7 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11 )
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