Events

    2019 Sep 21

    Kick-Off the ArtLab: Opening Celebration

    10:00am to 12:30pm

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    Harvard ArtLab, 140 N. Harvard St., Allston

    Join the Harvard ArtLab, Harvard’s new laboratory for art and research, for an opening celebration on September 21! Allston-based tap dance company Subject: Matter will kick off the celebration with a performance beginning promptly at 10:00am accompanied by a live jazz band. Visitors can have their portrait taken by Boston-based photographer OJ Slaughter and experience the ArtLab’s sound studio and A*, the multi-channel art installation by Harvard Film Study Center Fellow Andy Graydon.

    This event is free and open to the public!

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    2019 Jun 17

    2019 Summer Concert Series

    Repeats on the third from last Monday of July, August until Mon Aug 12 2019 .
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    Ray Mellone Park, Honan Allston Public Library, 300 North Harvard St., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for the 2019 Summer Concert Series featuring a diverse lineup of performers whose family-friendly programs will have you dancing and singing along!

    On June 17, the series kicks off with Afro-Brazilian percussion group Grooversity. Next up on July 15, Bamidele brings West African dancing and drumming to north Allston-Brighton. And on August 12, close out the season with Veronica Robles' and her all-female mariachi trio.

    All events are free, open to the public, and rain or shine (rain location is inside the Honan Library auditorium). No...

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    2019 May 04

    Ice Cream Social and Sing-Along

    3:00pm to 6:00pm

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    Harvard i-lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard i-lab for ice cream and entertainment. The i-lab will be serving up scoops from Ben & Jerry's while pianist Phil Greenwald plays favorite family-friendly sing-along rock tunes.

    No RSVPs needed, just come on by for afternoon fun, rain or shine!

    2019 May 04

    Western Ave. Arts Walk

    1:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join a Western Ave. Arts Walk during ARTS FIRST to learn about Allston’s public art! Pieces include both permanent and temporary works of art on view at the Harvard Ed Portal and Harvard Business School, as well as works affiliated with Zone 3.

    Student-guided walking tours are ongoing (departs every hour) and take one hour. Advance registration is preferred. Comfortable shoes recommended.

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    2019 May 02

    ARTS FIRST 2019

    Thu May 2 (All day) to Sun May 5 (All day)

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    Harvard University

    Each ARTS FIRST festival is unique, but every year combines the exuberance of Harvard students, faculty and affiliates who are passionate about the many art forms presented in four rousing days of performances, exhibitions and community.

    Enjoy free, family-friendly performances, dance styles from around the world, public art walks, hands-on artmaking, and much more! We look forward to celebrating the artists of Harvard community with you during ARTS FIRST on May 2–5, 2019.

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    2019 Mar 10

    A.R.T. New Year Celebration

    3:00pm to 7:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

    The American Repertory Theater and the Harvard Ed Portal welcome you to a day of performances, workshops, and community. Inspired by A.R.T.'s upcoming productions of Endlings, Dragon Cycle, and Clairvoyance, this event uplifts the voices of Asian-Pacific Islander (API) artists. Join A.R.T. artists Celine Song (Endlings playwright), Sara Porkalob (Dragon Cycle), and Diana Oh (Clairvoyance), as well as local artists...

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    2019 Feb 04

    Exhibition: The Endangered Species Project: New England

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    Gallery 224 at Harvard Ceramics Program, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to present an exhibition of work from Montana-based potter Julia Galloway's most recent body of work, The Endangered Species Project: New England. Galloway works from each state's official list of species identified as endangered, threatened or extinct. She has created a series of covered jars, one urn for each species, illustrating the smallest Agassiz Clam Shrimp to the largest Eastern Elk.

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    2018 Dec 06

    Allston-Brighton Winter Market

    Repeats every day until Sun Dec 09 2018 .
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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The second annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market returns to the Harvard Ed Portal December 6-9, 2018! Boston’s newest neighborhood holiday market, the Allston-Brighton Winter Market is a four-day event featuring vendors of crafts, artisan goods, gifts, and fine art, plus live music, food and drinks for purchase, a beer garden, and special interactive art opportunities. Hosted by the Harvard Ed Portal (224 Western Ave, Allston, MA), the Allston-Brighton Winter Market will be a festive celebration of local creative...

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    2018 Oct 30

    A Hundred Moons - A Kathak Dance Performance

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a special evening celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights! Diwali is said to be lit by the love that resides within each person. Dancer and Harvard Kennedy School student Neha Bansal will explore this idea with a performance of her original work A Hundred Moons, a dance in the Kathak Indian classical style. Bansal’s work uses traditional Indian symbols to tell the story of the love between two mythological characters, Radha and Krishna.

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    2018 Oct 04

    Exhibition Reception: Matter of Intention

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a reception celebrating the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition, Matter of Intention. Allston-based sculptor Chloe DuBois and Providence-based painter Renée Silva depict everyday habits through recreation and abstraction. Matter of Intention focuses on materiality and pattern to explore personal tendencies. The work confronts ideas of intention and the familiar desire to compartmentalize our thoughts and environments.

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    2018 Sep 04

    Matter of Intention

    Repeats every day until Thu Oct 04 2018 .
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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Allston-based sculptor Chloe DuBois and Providence-based painter Renée Silva depict everyday habits through recreation and abstraction. Matter of Intention focuses on materiality and pattern to explore personal tendencies. The work confronts ideas of intention and the familiar desire to compartmentalize our thoughts and environments.

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    2018 May 19

    DIY Galaxy T-Shirts

    10:00am to 12:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Students in 6th-8th grade, join us for a fun DIY (Do It Yourself) workshop on making galaxy t-shirts! You'll learn how to make your own galaxy t-shirt, which you can take home at the end of the workshop. We'll also talk about our “guiding stars” (ie. role models) and explore what makes us shine as leaders and friends.

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    2018 May 19

    Hacker Creations

    10:00am to 12:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    In this workshop, students in 3rd-5th grade will make a 3D mosaic using recycled paper and computer parts! All the parts have been chosen with children in mind and are made from plastic, rubber and metal. Through observation, imagination, and experimentation, we will learn about patterns, contrasting shapes and colors, and layering in order to make an eye-popping creation!

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    2018 May 10

    Exhibition Reception: Space for the Unknown

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join us for a reception to celebrate the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition, Space for the Unknown. Local artist Crislin Waldman’s dreamy, layered paintings explore ideas as expansive as loss and regeneration and as specific as how to represent the light and color of ice through painting. Waldman is one of the founding members of the Musa Collective, housed at 119 Braintree St. in Allston.

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    2018 May 10

    Ceramics Program Spring Show and Sale 2018

    Repeats every day, 4 times .
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    Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    More than fifty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. It’s the perfect place to find Mother’s Day gifts!

    Free and open to the public.

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    2018 Apr 07

    Treasures and Tales

    10:00am to 12:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Explore fantastic paintings and stories from folk tales and fairy tales, then imagine new ideas and endings for them!

    In partnership with Courtney Lee Weida and Dr. Carlee Bradley, join the Ed Portal for Treasures and Tales! In this interactive art workshop, 4th-5th grade students will explore themes in folk tales and fairy tales, then write and illustrate accordion books with their own magical stories. They will also learn to create symbol stone paintings and decorate gems with interesting words.

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    2018 Apr 07

    Mini Matinees

    10:00am to 12:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Get front row seats to the best show in town: yours!

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an afternoon of collaboration and theater as you create your own Mini Matinee! 6th-8th grade students are invited to join us for games and ensemble-building before performing your newly created work. Students of any experience level are welcome to participate in this free workshop!

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