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    THE GAME: Harvardwood's H-Y Watch Party

    Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    Barney's Beanery in Los Angeles, CA

    GO CRIMSON: Dig up your old Harvard shirt, bring your Harvard gear, and watch the 134th playing of the Harvard-Yale Game with Harvardwood in Los Angeles! All are invited to attend this FREE watch party.

    Friends are welcome—the more the merrier (though we reserve judgment on Yalies). ;-) Attendance is free, but please RSVP below so we have an idea of the headcount before the event. Thank you!

    Kickoff at 9:30am PT | Doors open at 9:00am PT

    Harvardwood at After Hours: A Musical Nocturne with Matthew Aucoin AB '12

    Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 05:00 PM · $10.00 USD
    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA


    New this season, LA Opera presents After Hours: A Musical Nocturne, a post-show, late-night concert series hosted and curated by Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin AB '12

    After Hours* will feature LA Opera artists performing music ranging from Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler and Francis Poulenc to Bruce Springsteen, Nick Drake and Radiohead. Taking place immediately following select opera performances, events will take place in the intimate setting of the Founders Room, located on the second floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

    Once you purchase your tickets below to After Hours, you will receive them by email.

    *If you are attending Nabucco before this After Hours concert, you do not need to purchase an additional ticket to attend After Hours. Your entry to After Hours is included in your ticket to Nabucco.

    Matthew Aucoin AB '12 is an American composer, conductor, writer, and pianist. He is the newly-appointed Artist-in-Residence at Los Angeles Opera. This position, created for Aucoin, fuses his work as composer and conductor: each season, Aucoin will conduct at LA Opera, including the Los Angeles premiere in November of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. Aucoin will also compose a new full-length work for LA Opera which will premiere in a future season. Additionally he will serve as the company’s advisor on new music and work regularly with members of its opera studio.

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $5.00 Members & Friends

    Harvardwood Salon with Colleen McGuinness AB '99

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    Sit down to dinner with TV writer Colleen McGuinness AB '99 (Friends with College30 Rock, and About a Boy). Colleen is also developing a comedy pilot for CBS and a cable series with Reese Witherspoon producing. Come learn from and laugh with this rockstar comedy writer!

    Attendees will cover their own food & drink at dinner

    The Harvardwood Salon Series gives attendees the unique opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion with the featured guest in an intimate setting. Salons are only open to Harvardwood Members & Friends. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find out how you may attend.

    Colleen McGuinness AB '99
    Comedy Writer

    Colleen McGuinness has written for a number of television series, including NBC’s Emmy-winning 30 Rock. She has developed pilots with Tina Fey, Matt Damon, F/X, and HBO.  McGuinness served as co-executive producer on the comedy Friends From College for Netflix and is currently a consulting producer on the Untitled Yang/Hubbard project starring Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen for Amazon.  She recently sold a half hour comedy to CBS with CBS Studios and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Oly Obst executive producing.  

    Read our alum profile of Colleen in the Harvardwood Highlights!

    If you're interested in attending this Harvardwood Salon, please read the information below carefully and follow the steps.

    1) You must be a dues-current Harvardwood Member or Friend. Not a member

    2) Complete this brief interest form so we can learn more about you and your interest in attending this event. Please log in to access the form. The deadline for the interest form is November 22, 2017.

    3) You will be contacted by the Directors of Harvardwood Salons. If it is possible for you to attend, the Directors will send you the link to RSVPIf not, you will be placed on a waitlist. Capacity is extremely limited, and priority for future Salon registrations will be given to people who have previously been waitlisted in order to ensure equitable distribution among the membership.

    This is a restricted event, and advance and approved registration completed per the steps above is required. Due to extremely limited capacity, no walk-ins will be admitted; anyone who is not registered will be turned away at the door.

    We appreciate you waiting to be contacted by the Directors. Please read this page carefully to make sure your question can't be answered by information here before reaching out with any email inquiries.

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    Feature your product or service in our 2017 Holiday Silent Auction

    Become a champion of the Harvard arts, media & entertainment community by donating an item from your business or service in support of Harvardwood's education events, professional programs, and service initiatives. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and auction proceeds will go to the Harvardwood Fund.

    All Harvardwood donors are crucial to aiding Harvardwood in equipping a community of bright and talented artists and art enthusiasts to ultimately serve the world with their talents and resources. Harvardwood donors will receive special recognition on our website, as well as recognition at selected events and programs throughout the year. They will also receive invitations to periodic exclusive VIP Harvardwood events.

    In addition to getting exposure via our online silent auction, promoted to our 9,000+ members worldwide, this is a great way to promote your product/service at our annual holiday bash on Dec. 14th in Los Angeles!

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