Friday, October 2, 2009

Festival: Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands, October 9-11

The HONK! Festival is a revolutionary street spectacle of never-before-seen proportions that will converge in Davis Square, Somerville, MA, on October 9-11, 2009!  We’ll begin to HONK! in various Boston neighborhoods Friday evening, and close with a bash at the Somerville Theatre on Sunday night! Here’s the full schedule, with links to tickets.

For more information, visit

Friday, Oct 9, 3 – 8 pm HONK! on Boston: Visiting bands play alongside local community bands in East Somerville, East Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Chinatown and the Boston Common
Saturday, Oct 10, Noon – 9 pm HONK! on Davis Square: 25 activist street bands, from around the country and beyond, perform outdoors for free
Sunday, Oct 11, Noon – 2 pm HONK! Parade down Mass Ave. to “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet” featuring all bands plus Bread & Puppet Theater and many other local arts and community organizations, from Davis Square to Harvard Square Oktoberfest celebration
Sunday, Oct 11, 2 – 6 pm Bands perform on HONK! stage at Harvard Square Oktoberfest (
Sunday, Oct 11, 8 pm-midnight Blow-out final show at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square ($10 admission)

Upcoming Open Studios in Boston, Oct-Dec 2009

For more information, visit the Boston Open Studios website:

Roxbury Open Studios
(including Mission Hill)

October 3 & 4
11am - 6pm

East Boston Artists Group

October 10 & 11

Fort Point Arts Community

October 16
4pm - 7pm &
October 17-18
Noon - 6pm

Dorchester Open Studios

October 24 & 25
12pm - 5pm

South Boston Open Studios

October 31 & November 1
Noon - 6pm

Roslindale Open Studios
November 7 & 8
Noon - 6pm

Allston Arts District

November 14 & 15, Noon - 6pm
Fenway Studios

November 14 & 15, Noon - 6pm
Artists Group of Charlestown

December 5 & 6
11am - 5pm

Hyde Park

December 5 & 6
12pm - 5pm

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lecture: How Apes and Monkeys May Help Us Understand the Economic Crisis , October 08

WhenThu., Oct. 8, 2009, 6 – 7 p.m.
WhereHarvard Museum of Natural History
Type of EventEnvironmental Sciences, Presentation/Lecture, Science, Social Sciences
Organization/SponsorHarvard Museum of Natural History
Speaker(s)Marc Hauser, director of the Cognitive Evolution Lab at Harvard
CostFree and open to the public
Contact Info617.495.3045,

Humans are the cause of the current global economic crisis. Can Darwin and our primate relatives provide some insight into the world’s problems? In this lecture, Marc Hauser, director of the Cognitive Evolution Lab at Harvard, argues that many of the problems in our own economic decision-making can be traced back millions of years when our primate ancestors were small-brained quadrupeds lacking any concept of money or the stock market. Cosponsored with Zoo New England. Free and open to the public.

Talk & Book Signing: Andrew Bacevich, Afghanistan Revisited, October 5

Cambridge Forum, Monday, October 05

Afghanistan: Andrew Bacevich in Conversation with Charles Sennott
What really is happening in Afghanistan? What impact is the growing United States’ military presence having in this war-torn country? What role should we play in Afghanistan? Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations at Boston University, is joined by Charles Sennott, founder of Global Post, to discuss the challenges the Obama administration faces in Afghanistan.

Book: The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (Holt)

* Book signing courtesy of Harvard Book Store follows the program.
Cambridge Forums are free and open to the public. Book signing will follow
program. Open discussion follows speaker presentation. Events are recorded
for public radio broadcast. CDs and tapes are available. Call 617-495-2727.
Forums can also be viewed online: Go to and click on the
WGBH Forum Network.

Cambridge Forum
First Parish In Cambridge
3 Church Street

Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone/fax: 617-495-2727

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Book Reading: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, October 5

Monday, October 05, 2009

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn discuss their new book,

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide


Time: 6:00p–8:00p

Location: Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and MIT's Center for International Studies are delighted to host New York Times correspondents and Pulitzer Prize winners NICHOLAS KRISTOF and SHERYL WuDUNN for a discussion of their new book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Diane Davis, Professor of Political Sociology and Head, International Development Group, will be introducing the speakers

One of the most troubling human rights issues of our time is the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. Kristof and WuDunn set out to expose the struggles of women across Asia and Africa, to tell their human stories, and to follow the progress of women who are ultimately given the opportunity to seize control of their own lives. Written with the benefit of their many years of combined reporting experience, Half of the Sky is deeply felt, pragmatic,and inspirational, and is essential reading for every global citizen.

"I read Half the Sky in one sitting, staying up until 3 a.m. to do so. It is brilliant and inspirational, and I want to shout about it from the rooftops and mountains. It vividly illustrates how women have turned despair into prosperity and bravely nurtured hope to cultivate a bright future. - Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea

Open to: the general public

Cost: $5.00

Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies, Harvard Book Store

For more information, contact:
Harvard Book Store

Lecture: Reflections on the Current H1N1 Flu, October 05

Monday, October 05, 2009 at MIT

Reflections on the Current H1N1 Flu

Speaker: John Barry, influenza historian, author of "The Great Influenza," and board member of the Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals

Time: 2:00p–3:30p

Location: 34-401B

Enough data on H1N1 has accumulated that we can reach some tentative conclusions. It seems clearly to target people born after 1957, and generate high morbidity in schools, while those >65 have largely escaped. It also seems generally mild, although that depends how one defines "mild." One study, using one measure, concluded it's 100 times as virulent as seasonal flu. Nonetheless, numerous questions remain. For one thing, it lacks molecular markers to do some of the things it is doing, including for human transmissibility as well as for binding directly to cells in the lung. And the most important question that remains open is a general one: whether any influenza virus can change virulence. Although some virologists speculate that changes in virulence have not been observed, historical evidence not only from past pandemics but from seasonal influenza suggests otherwise.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Engineering Systems Division

For more information, contact:
Stefanie Koperniak

Symposium: Radcliffe Institute, October 8 & 9

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

is delighted to invite you to a symposium

in honor of its 10th Anniversary

Celebrate 10 Years!

Crossing Boundaries at the Radcliffe Institute

Thursday, October 8, and Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Radcliffe Gymnasium

10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard

Cambridge, Massachusetts

To kick off our 10th-anniversary year, the Radcliffe Institute is hosting a two-day symposium on October 8 and 9 in Cambridge. Be part of this exciting event and enjoy an intimate look at the interdisciplinary exchanges and accomplishments that exemplify the Institute. Former fellows will share their cutting-edge work—from advances in medical science to the art of fiction writing—and experts in digital information will discuss the future of scholarly research and collaboration. Harvard leaders who helped found the Institute will also reflect on Radcliffe’s remarkable transformation.

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration is required by Sept. 30, 2009. Please click here to register.

For more information, please visit

We’re celebrating all year!

The Radcliffe Institute will hold celebratory events throughout 2009–2010. Please visit or up-to-date information and join us in cheering a decade of groundbreaking research, creative thinking, and discoveries—and in exploring topics that will spur future advancements.


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Monday, September 28, 2009

Lectures: Gender & Sexuality in the Ancient World, October 6

October 6

Commonplace Homosexuality in Ancient Greece

Lecture by Dr. Jeffery J. Henderson. By delving into the sexual mores of the Ancient Greeks, we can learn about the ways that social values and taboos vary across cultures. Artwork and literature play an important role in our understanding of homosexual behavior as a normal part of Greek culture. Tues, Oct 6, COM 101.

What the Bible Does [Not] Say about Homosexuality

Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Knust. A discussion of why the Bible says what it does about gender and sexuality. We’ll look at women's studies, the politics of pre-Christianity and the early Church, and the Bible’s use of sexual slander as a political weapon. Thurs, Oct 6, SED 130.

These lectures are the first half of a four-part series hosted by Marsh Chapel's LGBTQ Ministry. If you have any questions about our events or about LGBTQ Ministry, please contact our leaders, Tyler Sit at and Liz Douglass at, or visit our website

Event: Sunday, November 1, 2009

Superhero 5k Race/Walk

Sunday November 1, 2009

Race Time 11:00a.m.

Central Square, Cambridge

Dress up as your favorite Superhero.....
Set that Personal Best you have always been chasing dressed as your favorite Superhero.

This Fun Fall 5K is not to be missed!!!!


Five great reasons to register:

1. Free Technical T-Shirt with fun race logo to all who pre-register

2. Save Money $25 pre-register, $27 day of race

3. Save Time - no waiting in line to register, just pick up your bib and run

4. Being Green - register online and save paper and trees

5. This is the most fun 5K of the Fall in New England

Costumes are optional - Dress up as a Superhero, or any costume - come on it is Halloween, or just your own runner gear, after all you are pretty heroic. Either way - all we want is for you to have a fun-time!

Number Pick-Up

Pre-Race Day Pick-Up
The Asgard
350 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139-4182

Wednesday October 28th 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday October 29th 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday October 31st 11:00am - 3:00pm

Race Day

Pacific Street Park,

Corner of Pacific St and Sidney St, Cambridge
Sunday, November 1st, 8:30-10:45AM

Customized Name on Race Bib

Register by October 12th and your bib number will be personalized with your name or your Superhero name - you choose!

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