Friday, October 30, 2015

Weekly Event Summary (Oct. 30th - Nov. 6th) - Family Friendly Boston Cambridge

Family Friendly Boston Cambridge


1) Peabody Museum Family Event: Day of the Dead (Nov 1)
2) Requiem for All Souls (Nov 1)
3) Mozart?s Requiem with the Harvard University Choir (Nov 1)
4) Science and Cooking 2015 Lecture Series (Nov 2)
5) FREE Symphony Hall Concert (Nov 2)
6) Intro to Zen Meditation at Cambridge Zen Center (Nov 5)
7) Cooking Demo & Tasting: Fresh Made Simple (Nov 5)
8) Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award Competition (Nov 5)
9) Mixed Media Exploration (Nov 5)
10) Boston International Kids Film Festival (Nov 6)

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Detailed Listings

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1) Peabody Museum Family Event: Day of the Dead (Nov 1)

When:
Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 12:00p - 4:00p

Where:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Mexican folk dance and live mariachi music encourage families to participate in this joyful event welcoming back the spirits of loved ones. Try a traditional snack in festive museum galleries. View contemporary carved and painted folk art from Oaxaca by Ventura and Norberto Fabian. Decorate a sugar skull, make papel picado or another work of art and design a message to place upon the Dia de los Muertos altar.

No advance tickets required.

Snack and activities free with museum admission. Skull decorating fee: $5 per skull.

Complimentary event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

For more information visit http://https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2365<http://https:/www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2365>

2) Requiem for All Souls (Nov 1)

When:
Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 6:00p -
7:00p

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

Admission:
FREE

Trinity Church Boston?s La Farge Ensemble sings Tom?s Luis de Victoria?s Missa pro defunctis (Requiem) during the evening Eucharist on All Souls Day. Experience this shimmering masterpiece of the Spanish Renaissance within the tranquil beauty of Trinity Church Boston by night. Reception to follow.

For more information visit http://trinitychurchboston.org 
3) Mozart?s Requiem with the Harvard University Choir (Nov 1)

When:
Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 4:00p - 5:30p

Where:
The Memorial Church
1 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Mozart?s last unfinished masterpiece, the Requiem Mass in D minor, is one of the most beloved choral and orchestral works in the classical repertoire. Unfinished at the time of Mozart?s death, this performance will feature the 1991 completion by noted Harvard scholar and pianist Robert Levin. Historical instrumental ensemble Grand Harmonie will perform in collaboration with the Harvard University Choir, a quartet of vocal soloists, and Maestro Edward Elwyn Jones.

For more information visit http://www.grandharmonie.org/current-season/ 

4) Science and Cooking 2015 Lecture Series (Nov 2)

When:
Monday, Nov 02, 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.

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

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

Monday, Nov. 2
Title TBA
Science Center Lecture Hall C, 7 p.m.
*Bryan Voltaggio, (@BryanVoltaggio), Volt
*Michael Voltaggio, (@MVoltaggio), Ink

For more information visit http://www.seas.harvard.edu/cooking 

5) FREE Symphony Hall Concert (Nov 2)

When:
Monday, Nov 02, 2015 7:30p -
10:00p

Where:
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Admission:
FREE

It's Monday night and you're not quite ready to let go of the weekend yet. You're looking for something classy but affordable, or maybe something new.

What's cheaper than free?
And what's classier than a concert in Symphony Hall?
We've got you covered!

On November 2, you can attend a FREE concert in Symphony Hall: the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays a free public concert.

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

6) Intro to Zen Meditation at Cambridge Zen Center (Nov 5)

When:
Thursday, Nov 05, 2015 7:00p - 7:30p

Where:
Cambridge Zen Center
199 Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA

Admission:
FREE

Introduction to Zen Class...

Free and open to all newcomers, this class offers an orientation to Zen meditation. Basic meditation instructions and Dharma room forms are given with some Q & A. No registration needed. Students are encouraged to stay for the public Dharma talk following the class. Class can be taken more than once if desired.

Cambridge Zen Center on twitter: https://twitter.com/cambridgezen


7) Cooking Demo & Tasting: Fresh Made Simple (Nov 5)

When:
Thursday, Nov 05, 2015 7:00p - 9:00p

Where:
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

Admission:
FREE

Trident is excited to welcome Lauren K. Stein, author of the recently released cookbook? Fresh Made Simple: A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat: Look, Cook and Savor for a cooking demonstration, tasting, and book signing.

Lauren will demo one of her favorite egg dishes, the Burrito Scramble, and show you that all you need to whip up a filling, colorful, flavorful dish is a handful of ingredients and a beautiful picture. Enjoy food and drink from the Trident menu while Lauren talks about her creative and visual cooking process and how she developed her veggie-centric cookbook with cooking instructions cleverly integrated into the art. Don?t leave without a taste of her Black & White Bark (a choclate-y, nutty dessert) and a signed cookbook.


8) Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award Competition (Nov 5)

When:
Thursday, Nov 05, 2015 6:00p -
8:00p

Where:
Boston Public Library, Abbey Room
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Admission:
FREE

On Thursday, November 5, at 6pm the Associates of the Boston Public Library will present our annual Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award competition, weighing the enduring literary merits of bestsellers published in 1915.

Contenders for this year?s prize are John Buchan?s The Thirty-Nine Steps, P.G. Wodehouse?s Psmith, Journalist, and Ford Madox Ford?s The Good Soldier.

The books will be defended by Peter Keough, James Parker, and Alan Andres. WBUR?s Meghna Chakrabarti will moderate the irreverent debate, after which the audience will vote to determine the winner of the Retroactive Book Award of 1915. A reception with the panelists will follow.

Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis on the night of the event; but for planning purposes, please RSVP for this event at http://www.BookAward.Eventbrite.com.

For more information visit http://On Thursday, November 5, at 6pm the Associates of the Boston Public Library will present our annual Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award competition, weighing the enduring literary merits of bestsellers published in 1915. Contenders for this year?s prize are John Buchan?s The Thirty-Nine Steps, P.G. Wodehouse?s Psmith, Journalist, and Ford Madox Ford?s The Good Soldier. The books will be defended by Peter Keough, James Parker, and Alan Andres. WBUR?s Meghna Chakrabarti will moderate the irreverent debate, after which the audience will vote to determine the winner of the Retroactive Book Award of 1915. A reception with the panelists will follow. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis on the night of the event; but for planning purposes, please RSVP for this event at www.BookAward.Eventbrite.com.  

9) Mixed Media Exploration (Nov 5)

When:
Thursday, Nov 05, 2015 1:00p - 2:00p

Where:
Cambridge Art Association
25 Lowell St
Cambridge , MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Sandrine Colson-Inam invites you to come explore the vast possibilities of mixing inks, charcoal, stamps, image transfers and more. She will combine these materials as well as paper collage to make abstract pieces on paper.

She usually begins the process with ink or charcoal, then she manipulates the ink with various objects and utensils, including straws, stamps, and other objects.

A live demo will take place and examples of finished pieces will be shown.

To learn more about her process come to the demo!


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

10) Boston International Kids Film Festival (Nov 6)

When:
Friday, Nov 06, 2015 6:00p -
Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 6:00p

Where:
Seaport Boston Hotel & World Trade Center
1 Seaport Ln
Boston, MA 02210

Admission:
$Varies

This year?s film festival will take place from Friday, November 6th through Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston

The Boston International Kids Film Festival invites parents, students and educators from all over the Greater Boston area to a three-day celebration of imagination and creativity.

Check back for updates and a full schedule of films.

The BIKFF is presented by Filmmakers Collaborative, which encourages and supports the making of great films and media projects by people of all ages and experience levels. FC offers grants management, mentoring and workshops to a diverse and national community that includes award-winning PBS documentarians, first-time producers and directors, and young people just discovering the power and potential of visual media. For more information please go to: http://www.filmmakerscollab.org.


For more information visit http://bikff.org/