Arts and Culture

  • 2017 Mar 29

    "Trembling Before G-d" Film Screening

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    “Trembling Before G-d” is an unprecedented feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism. Built around intimately-told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma – how to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality.

  • 2017 Mar 30

    "Thank You for Playing" Film Screening & Discussion

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Harvard Ed Portal is proud to present a film screening and discussion of "Thank You For Playing," an acclaimed documentary exploring a family's unique response to their son's cancer diagnosis. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director and producer Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Dr. Nina Huntemann, co-director of Women in Games Boston. The screening is free and open to the public.

  • 2017 Apr 01

    Exhibition Reception: Ninth Annual Harvard Student Art Show

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Showcasing the work of artists from across the university, the Ninth Annual Harvard Student Art Show is a student-organized visual and performing arts spring exhibition. Working in collaboration with Crossings Gallery at Harvard Ed Portal and Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, this year’s show represents the breadth and depth of undergraduate and graduate students in all media.

  • 2017 Apr 14

    "Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen" Film Screening + Discussion

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a free screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, a compelling, fast-moving film about an exciting genre of music and dance! Highlighting the musical styling of rumba in New York City, the film follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. Learn more about the vibrant Afro-Cuban culture of the city and rumba's African and Andalusian origins. The screening will be followed by a conversation with its director Aristides Falcon-Paradi.

  • 2017 Apr 15

    Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an incredible evening with some of today’s greatest players and singers in the Afro-Cuban bàtá tradition! Afro-Cuban bàtá masters from across the country join Harvard's own Director of Jazz Bands Yosvany Terry in a concert and celebration of Cuban tradition. You won't be able to keep from dancing to this percussive, dynamic music!