Events

    2019 Feb 08

    Friday Tap Dance Jam

    7:30pm to 9:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and local tap company Subject:Matter for a live performance and jam! Learn about the intricacies and subtleties of one of America’s most storied art forms, as tap dancers perform alongside a live jazz trio. Audience members are encouraged to join. With support from the Boston Cultural Council’s Opportunity Fund, Friday Tap Dance Jam is a free event that is open to all ages.

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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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    2019 Jan 26

    Fixit Clinic

    11:00am to 2:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Bring your broken, non-functioning items including jewelry, electronics, clothing, and more to the Harvard Ed Portal for a Fixit Clinic! We’’’ provide the space, tools, and coaches to help you tinker, troubleshoot, and even fit your items. This is an all-ages, do-it-yourself event that’s fun and educational. Learn more online at www.fixitclinic.org.

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    2019 Jan 22

    Taxes for Artists - Evening Session

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What can I deduct? Should I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio?

    The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston program and the Harvard Ed Portal are proud to present a workshop with Hannah Cole, a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, Hannah founded Sunlight Tax to respond to the financial...

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    2019 Jan 22

    Taxes for Artists - Daytime Session

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What can I deduct? Should I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio?

    The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston program and the Harvard Ed Portal are proud to present a workshop with Hannah Cole, a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, Hannah founded Sunlight Tax to respond to the financial challenges of freelancers and small...

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    2019 Jan 17

    Exhibition Reception: "La Meta"

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Beyond the headlines and rhetoric, millions of migrant laborers plant, tend, and harvest our food. La Meta, roughly translated as “goal,” “purpose,” and “home,” is an honest portrait of those striving in the shadows for life’s most basic successes: to live, to provide, and to thrive. Photojournalist and Nieman Fellow Samantha Appleton is known for her work covering conflicts around the world and serving as an official White House photographer for President Barack Obama. In this exhibition, she revisits an ongoing project that has taken on new meaning and urgency.

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    2019 Jan 09

    A Far Cry Presents: Musical Legacy - An exploration of the teacher-student relationship

    7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for an open rehearsal and discussion featuring violinist and former instructor Pamela Frank. Sections of A Far Cry’s upcoming concert Legacy will be previewed followed by a discussion of the piece’s mission to...

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    2018 Dec 14

    The Last Dream

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal, Comité TPS, and Boston Experimental Theatre for a performance of The Last Dream: Stories Created and Performed by the Children of TPS. The play features the children of parents with Temporary Protected Status, a federal immigration status in danger of being canceled. The production is a dramatic representation of the struggles and joys of children of immigrants, including members of the Harvard community, and the pain of threat to one’s way of life.

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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 Dec 06

    Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale

    Repeats every day until Sun Dec 09 2018 .
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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston

    Featuring the work of more than 60 artists from the Ceramics Program-Office for the Arts at Harvard studio community, this event is a fabulous opportunity to do your holiday shopping!

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    2018 Nov 16

    Party Animals: An Ancient Feast

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

    Celebrate the fall harvest season by feasting with your neighbors! Join the Harvard Ed Portal in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums and the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, for a special evening inspired by the Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings exhibition, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through January 6, 2019.

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    2018 Nov 15

    Unearthing Oral Histories

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

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    PRX Podcast Garage, 267 Western Ave, Rear, Allston

    Join us on Thursday November 15th, for Unearthing Oral Histories, an oral history workshop held at the PRX Podcast Garage in connection to the exhibit In Over My Head, now on view at the Harvard Ed Portal. Led by artist Thalassa Raasch, this introductory workshop will unpack the power of collecting and sharing oral histories. Participants will develop an understanding of what oral history is, how (and how not) to conduct an oral history interview, the necessary equipment, and the different methods of sharing oral histories. Whether you’re planning to interview a family...

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    2018 Nov 01

    An Evening with the Parker Quartet

    7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, artists in residence at Harvard University, returns to the Ed Portal as part of their 2018-19 season. Join us for an evening featuring classical music performed by one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. All are welcome!

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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 25

    Exhibition Reception: In Over My Head

    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, In Over My Head. Using photography, audio, and archival material, In Over My Head forms a complex narrative that is rooted in the labor of a specific person and place, but is also inherently fictional. Even as it captures artist Thalassa Raasch’s experience of digging graves,...

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    2018 Oct 15

    Opportunity Fund Information Session

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture to learn about the Boston Cultural Council's Opportunity Fund, a grant that supports professional development for Boston-based artists, events and festivals in the city, and cultural field trips organized by public schools. In this round of the Opportunity Fund, Harvard University has contributed an additional $10,000 to be awarded to Allston-Brighton artists and projects as part of the ArtLab community benefits agreement. Find out how you can build a strong application and other ways the Ed Portal can support your...

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    2018 Oct 13

    Exhibition: Raise a Glass – A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

    Repeats every day until Mon Nov 26 2018 .
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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    On view from October 13 through November 26, 2018, Raise a Glass features contemporary ceramic artists responding to the elaborate vessels featured in the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition. Fourteen internationally recognized contemporary sculptors and vessel makers were invited to seek inspiration in subject matter, form, function and/or culture of origin from these ancient vessels, which illustrate how shapes, artistic forms, ideas, and traditions have exchanged across borders throughout time.

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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 19

    A Far Cry: The Making of a World Premiere

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry for an open rehearsal and performance featuring a discussion with composer and New England Conservatory faculty member Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, in conversation with faculty from Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. The discussion will focus on Sanlikol’s new work, A Gentleman of Istanbul, commissioned for A Far Cry, and the group will also perform excerpts of the piece. The evening will offer a unique view into the creative process and a chance to learn about the inspiration for A Far Cry's travel-...

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