Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Break Culture Vulture/Extra Credit

Museum of African American History

Touré on Movies: Lincoln, Django 
and the Portrayal of Blacks in Period Films

Saturday, February 23 at 5:00pm
MAAH Boston Campus:  46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill

Free and open to the public
Book signing and reception follow
A Lowell Lecture Series Presentation
Boston's own Touré now hosts The Cycle, weekdays on MSNBC. He is a columnist for, popular culture critic, and author of four books including the critically acclaimed Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?  His latest work, I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon, will be released March 2013. Touré will share his insights into two of today's most talked about period films.

Space is limited ~

Central Library in Copley Square

Art & Architecture Tours

The Boston Public Library offers public tours highlighting the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as the many works of famed sculptors and painters. The free tours last about an hour and are given by volunteer guides. No appointment is necessary. Tours meet in the lobby of the McKim Building (Dartmouth Street entrance).

  • Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday 2:00 p.m. (October through May)

Free Concerts at Berklee's Cafe 939

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 pm

Bacha Mdzinarashvili's Recital
Bacha Mdzinarashvili and his trio present a concert of standards (including Monk and Avishai Cohen) as well as originals.

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:00 pm
Bryan Lazar's Senior Recital
Guitarist and vocalist Bryan Lazar presents his last show at Berklee. Bryan and his band will perform new material from his upcoming album, Research of a Heartache, available online this spring.

Free Concerts at New England Conservatory of Music

8:00 PM  
Qianwen Shen
NEC student violin recital   
Keller Room

Trio Cleonice presents a recital in the popular lunchtime series at the Old South Meeting House.
Date: February 22, 2013 - 12:15:PM
Price: Free
Location: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston 02108

Harvard Book Store

Karen Russell  reads from  Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
February 21, 2013
7:00 PM

Brookline Booksmith

Wednesday, February 20 at 7pm
Manil Suri
The City of Devi

Friday, February 22 at 7pm
Ayana Mathis
Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Sunday 2/17 11am

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