Friday, October 16, 2015

Weekly Event Summary (Oct. 16th - Oct. 22nd) - Family Friendly Boston Cambridge

Family Friendly Boston Cambridge

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1) Grand Harmonie in Concert (Today)
2) Gessner-Schocken Concert: Ann Moss, soprano (Today)
3) Boston Palestine Film Festival (Today)
4) Fall Pumpkin Festival at Frog Pond (Tomorrow)
5) A Cappella Competition (Tomorrow)
6) The 51st Head of the Charles Regatta (Tomorrow)
7) Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo 2015 (Tomorrow)
8) Team USA Travels to Boston with Road to Rio Tour (Tomorrow)
9) And Then There Were None (Chinese Theater Production at MIT) (Oct 18)
10) Memorial Drive Recreation Sundays (Riverbend Park) (Oct 18)
11) Behind the Pipes: The Organs of Trinity Church Boston (Oct 18)
12) Science and Cooking 2015 Lecture Series (Oct 19)
13) Anna's Taqueria Fan Appreciation Day (Oct 20)
14) Storytelling (Oct 20)
15) Cambridge Center Farmers Market (Oct 21)
16) Farmers' Market at Kendall Square (Oct 22)
17) Free Thursdays at the ICA (Oct 22)
18) Boston Asian American Film Festival (Oct 22)


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Detailed Listings

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1) Grand Harmonie in Concert (Today)

When:
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 7:30p -
9:00p

Where:
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
838 Mass Ave at Sellers Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
$12-20

Grand Harmonie - Boston's groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble presents Mozart's "Gran Partita." Performed on instruments from the Classical Era, the work features movements which range from light and playful to deep and introspective. To reserve your tickets ($12-$20), please visit www.GrandHarmonie.org<http://www.GrandHarmonie.org>. Tickets will also be available at the door of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church on the corner of Mass Ave and Sellers Street, Central Square, Cambridge, MA. All Are Welcome!

For more information visit http://www.saintpeterscambridge.org 

2) Gessner-Schocken Concert: Ann Moss, soprano (Today)

When:
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 8:00p -
9:30p

Where:
longy School of Music
27 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Ann Moss, soprano (MM '02)?Steven Bailey, piano?Justin Ouellet, viola (UD '15)
"[An] artist with a Midas Touch" - A Beast in the Jungle, SF Performing Arts
Join us as we welcome soprano Ann Moss, a Longy alumna (MM Vocal Performance, '02) and ardent champion of contemporary vocal music. Featuring works by Longy alumnus (MM Composition,'02) and Boston University facultyVartan Aghagabibian and Guggenheim Fellow Jake Heggie, including a world premiere honoring Ruth Gessner-Schocken.
Generously funded by the family of Ruth Gessner-Schocken

For more information visit http://longy.edu/about/events/?ccm_paging_p=4 



3) Boston Palestine Film Festival (Today)

When:
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 7:00p -
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 5:00p

Where:
Various locations
Boston and Cambridge
Boston, MA 02108

Admission:
$5-15

We are thrilled to announce the 9th Annual Boston Palestine Film Festival, presented in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, featuring 10 days of compelling, thought-provoking Palestinian narratives and a dazzling array of guest speakers.

BPFF2015 features works from directors around the world that offer refreshingly honest, self-described, and independent views of Palestine and its history, culture, and geographically dispersed society.

The festival opens with Eyes of a Thief, by Najwa Najjar on Friday, October 16 at 7 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Director Najjar will be in attendance.

We close with On the Bride?s Side by Antonio Augugliaro, Khaled Soliman Al-Nassiry, and Gabriele Del Grande on Sunday, October 25 at 3 pm at the MFA. Director Del Grande will be in attendance.

This year?s program also includes something new: Palestinians, Live! is an evening of true personal stories shared by local Palestinians in a cabaret setting, with instrumental Middle Eastern music.

For the full festival program, visit http://www.bostonpalestinefilmfest.org/festival/schedule/

For more information visit http://www.bostonpalestinefilmfest.org 

4) Fall Pumpkin Festival at Frog Pond (Tomorrow)

When:
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 4:30p - 6:30p

Where:
Frog Pond
Boston Common
Boston, MA 02108

Admission:
FREE

Bring the entire family to the annual Mayor?s Fall Pumpkin Fest at Frog Pond featuring floating pumpkins, luminaries and fun family activities! Refreshments, music and child-focused activities will make this a spooktacular way to celebrate Halloween.

Bring-Your-Own Pumpkin
Bring your pumpkin to one of the drop-off areas alongside the pond. We will illuminate them and float them for you. Watch as the pond fills up with glowing pumpkins.

Your carved and decorated jack-o?-lanterns must be 8? in diameter, or smaller, and already hollowed out or they will not float. After the event they will be used to make compost for the city?s gardens.






5) A Cappella Competition (Tomorrow)

When:
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 11:00a -
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 4:00p

Where:
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Building
Boston, MA 02109

Admission:
FREE

Join us Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th for the 19th Annual A Cappella Competition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace! Watch as over 30 of New England's best A Cappella groups compete for cash prizes and the winning title!


6) The 51st Head of the Charles Regatta (Tomorrow)

When:
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 8:00a -
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 5:00p

Where:
Charles River
Storrow Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
FREE

Coming off of the 2014 50th occurrence of this historic race, 2015 marks the 51st annual Head Of The Charles Regatta, presented by BNY Mellon, the iconic two-day rowing race set along the banks of Boston's Charles River.

In addition to the exhilarating rowing action, the Regatta offers a number of family-friendly activities for all ages. Along the three-mile course, spectators can celebrate at the Regatta's rowing and fitness expo, take in all the action at the boisterous Reunion Village and indulge in some of New England's best fare from local chefs and restaurants.

For more information visit http://www.hocr.org 



7) Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo 2015 (Tomorrow)

When:
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10:00a -
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 5:00p

Where:
University Hall at Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

Admission:
FREE

Comics are where language and images meet, and independent comics explore the full potential of that medium: fiction, action, memoir, history, humor and more. During MICE, hundreds of indie comics artists and small press publishers exhibit their creations, and thousands of attendees from the Greater Boston area turn out to meet them.

MICE has grown steadily in size and scope since its beginnings in 2010, always maintaining free admission to the public. As of 2013, the show has expanded from a single day to a full weekend, doubling our list of workshops and programming events. Students, families, educators, and art enthusiasts alike return to this event year after year to connect with this vital local arts scene.
As part of our mission, MICE fosters a friendly and creative environment for its attendees and features:
FREE ADMISSION By making admission free to the general public, MICE seeks to expand the
audience for independent comics, turning curious newcomers into confirmed fans.

For more information visit http://www.micexpo.org 

8) Team USA Travels to Boston with Road to Rio Tour (Tomorrow)

When:
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 9:00a -
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 5:00p

Where:
Weld Exhibition Area
Weld Exhibition Area
John W. Weeks Bridge, MA 02163

Admission:
FREE

On October 17-18, join Team USA athletes, including Olympians Nastia Liukin, Dara Torres and Ryan Lochte during the Head of the Charles Regatta event in Boston for the third stop of the ?Road to Rio? celebration ? a touring event that brings the magic of the Olympic Games to life by giving fans a chance to be summer Olympians for a day.

Activities will include meet-and-greets with multiple Team USA athletes, interactive events such as long jump, high jump and high dive, and much more! The event will be held at the Weld Exhibition area next to the Weeks Bridge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

For more information visit http://www.teamusa.org/RoadtoRio 

9) And Then There Were None (Chinese Theater Production at MIT) (Oct 18)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

Please join us for a spooky adventure on October 18th, 2015 at MIT Kresge Auditorium. The whole production team has been working for months preparing the show, and we are ready to lead you into a world of mystery. English subtitles provided!

Get Halloween started early this year! Wuming Theater Club presents a thriller based on Agatha Christie?s And Then There Were None, directed by your fellow Eastgate resident, Christina Chen! The first 200 early birds tickets are already GONE! Hurry up and get your tickets today before they are SOLD OUT:

This will be by far the LARGEST theater performance in the Greater Boston area by a Chinese theater group. The story plot takes you back to 1936 in Shanghai where the good could be bad and the evil may rule. When deaths happen in front of you, are you able to see the murderer?

For more information e-mail chenyu16@mit.edu<mailto:chenyu16@mit.edu>

** This event is sponsored by Wuming Theater Club (WTC) **



10) Memorial Drive Recreation Sundays (Riverbend Park) (Oct 18)

When: Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 11:00a - 7:00p

Where:
Memorial Drive
Riverbend Park
Cambridge, MA

Admission:
FREE

What: Every Sunday from the last Sunday of April until the 2nd Sunday of November, Memorial Drive (Mem Drive to locals) is closed to traffic between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street, and open to recreation!

Bring your bike, inline skates, running shoes, strollers or walking feet to take advantage of the unique access to this normally busy road with views of the Charles each summer Sunday. Fun for all ages, families & visitors.

Hours:

Sundays 11:00 am - 7:00 pm from the last Sunday of April until the 2nd Sunday of November.

For more information visit http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/parks.aspx 

11) Behind the Pipes: The Organs of Trinity Church Boston (Oct 18)

When:
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 1:30p -
3:30p

Where:
Trinity Church Boston
206 Clarendon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Admission:
FREE

Join Trinity?s music masters Richard Webster and Colin Lynch, and nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino, for a history of the Trinity organs, a view of what the organ looks like ?inside,? and an unforgettable performance demonstrating its strengths and challenges.


12) Science and Cooking 2015 Lecture Series (Oct 19)

When:
Monday, Oct 19, 2015 7:00p - 8:00p

Where:
Harvard Science Center, Hall C
1 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission: FREE

Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn about the scientific side of the culinary arts during the 2015 Science and Cooking public lecture series. The popular lecture series pairs Harvard professors with celebrated food experts and renowned chefs to showcase the science behind different culinary techniques.

Now in its sixth year, the series is organized by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

The public lectures are based on the Harvard course ?Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter,? but do not replicate course content.

All talks will take place in the Harvard Science Center (1 Oxford St., Cambridge, Mass., Hall C) and begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted

Each presentation will begin with a 15-minute lecture by a faculty member from the Harvard course, which will discuss one of the scientific topics from that week?s class
Seating for all lectures is first come, first seated

Monday, Oct. 19
?Heat Transfer to Capture Flavors?
Science Center Lecture Hall C, 7 p.m.
Josep Roca, (@CanRocaCeller), El Celler de Can Roca
Ra?l Sillero, El Celler de Can Roca


13) Anna's Taqueria Fan Appreciation Day (Oct 20)

When:
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 11:00a - 9:00p

Where:
All Anna's Taqueria locations
Boston area
Boston, MA 02108

Admission:
FREE

After 20 years of providing quality food to Boston?s eager customers, Anna?s Taqueria continues to be the city?s most beloved burrito joint and is still rolling. On October 20, the Anna?s team will celebrate their 20th Anna-versary with an epic Fan Appreciation Day to thank fans for their loyal support over the past two decades.

Starting at 11:00 AM, customers can enjoy complimentary samples of Anna?s house-made Jamaica and Horchata, fan favorite beverages to accompany meals. In addition, for double the tacos, with every taco purchased, the second one is on Anna?s. To top off your meal, enjoy a complimentary basket of chips and salsa to make it a full fiesta. Throughout the day, the Anna?s team will also be providing giveaways of their vintage gear and free burrito cards.


14) Storytelling (Oct 20)

When:
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 10:00a -
10:40a

Where:
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Street
Boston, MA 02109

Admission:
FREE

An exciting new storytelling series is coming to Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Listen to imaginative stories narrated by one of our professional storytellers. You will find us on Tuesdays at our new outdoor Reading Room on South Market Street, close to Pulse Cafe!




15) Cambridge Center Farmers Market (Oct 21)

When:
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
11:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M.
Kendall/MIT MBTA Station-Main Street

Market is open! Just harvested veggies, snacks, lunch, dessert, dog treats, cheese and MORE!


16) Farmers' Market at Kendall Square (Oct 22)

When:
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 11:00a - 2:00p

Where:
Kendall Square South Plaza
350 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Admission:
FREE

Kendall Square?s annual summer Farmers? Market opens Thursday, June 4th running weekly through October. This season?s market is better than ever with an emphasis on fresh and local grab-and-go lunch options, in addition to baked goods, artisan crafts, coffee, tea, fresh juices, cold summer treats and flowering plants. This year, Kendall Square welcomes back some of its favorite vendors, while introducing a new group of local merchants bringing fresh and local treats to the neighborhood.

For the first time, in addition to local community organizations, well-known food authors will join the weekly market for book signings, recipe sharing and tastings.

The Kendall Square Farmers? Market is introducing new vendors Guru the Caterer, Abigails, Canteen + Co., Dads Treats, Sweet Art, Evy Tea, Mother Juice, Popcorn Reborn, New England Ice Lollies, The Kendall Flower Shop, Chica De Gallo, Scoopsies Ice Cream, Vintage Tea & Cakes, 7ate9 Bakery, Powerhouse Juice and Red Garden Pottery, while welcoming back local favorites Chicken and Rice Guys, Swiss Bakers and Fazenda Coffee Roasters.


17) Free Thursdays at the ICA (Oct 22)

When: Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 5:00p - 9:00p

Where:
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Admission:
FREE

Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., general admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art is free.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.


18) Boston Asian American Film Festival (Oct 22)

When:
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 7:00p -
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 7:00p

Where:
Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Admission:
$10.00 for regular tickets, $5.00 for students and children (in person at box office with a valid ID), $7.50 for seniors in person at box office with a valid ID

New England's Largest Asian American Film Festival
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop.

ABOUT ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE WORKSHOP
The mission of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) is to work for the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full participation in the U.S. society. AARW is a member-based organization that seeks to document the diverse Asian Pacific American histories, experiences, and social conditions. Our resources and activities are used to respond to current Asian Pacific American issues and to promote Asian Pacific American identity.


For more information visit http://www.baaff.org/festival.html