Upcoming Events

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  • FAR AWAY, by TDM at Harvard

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 07:30 PM through May 01, 2017 · $10.00 USD
    Farkas Hall in Cambridge, MA

    This spring, Theater, Dance & Media presents Caryl Churchill's Far Away, a dystopian drama that examines the effects of war, punishment, and retribution when a government seeks to manipulate it’s citizens through fear, distrust, and corruption. In war, what is ultimately good and what is right, and can we tell the difference through our bias?

    Five performances: April 26-30, 2017

    Ticket Prices: Full Price: $10.00; Students: $5.00; Harvard ID: $5.00
    Note: Seating for this event is on the stage of the venue.

  • Harvardwood Arts First Mixer

    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Members of the Harvardwood Boston/On-Campus chapter are invited to help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of Arts First Weekend at Harvard and the students who make it happen! 

    Please join us at John Harvard's from 5-7pm on Friday, April 28th. Harvardwood's Executive Director, Dona Le, will be in attendance to answer any questions you might have about Harvardwood and our events and programs.

    RSVP below so that we know you're coming! Friends are welcome; cash bar.

  • Exhibition Apr 28–May 26, 2017 Level 1 + Level 3, Sert Gallery Opening Reception Fri, Apr 28, 5 pm Level 1 For many Visual and Environmental Studies students, the Senior Thesis is the capstone experience in the department. Students conceive their theses in conjunction with the department and work closely with faculty members as principal advisers. Throughout the yearlong process, students develop and refine their ideas into a thesis work, concluding with its presentation in this annual exhibition is the title of the 2017 Senior Thesis exhibition. Selected collectively by the students for their group exhibition, the title refers to the tensions at play between the material spaces of the gallery and studio and that of the psychological space of the creative process. Presence is questioned as the sites of art making become manifold from concept to production to presentation.
  • Harvardwood Heads To... Tribeca: CASUAL Screening + Q&A

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 06:15 PM
    Michael Mailer in New York, NY

    Season 3 returns with everyone's favorite co-dependent siblings Valerie and Alex. They continue to live deep in each others emotional lives as they raise Valerie's daughter Laura. Following dramatic life changes at the end of the last season, Valerie and Alex are adjusting to a new normal while continuing to struggle to maintain boundaries with each other.

    After the episode: A conversation with creator and executive producer Zander Lehmann, executive producers, Liz Tigelaar, Helen Estabrook AB '03, and cast members Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, and Tara Lynne Barr. Moderated by editor for New York Magazine and Vulture, Stacey Wilson Hunt.

    More info here.


    "Harvardwood Heads To" events are events posted to the Harvardwood calendar by individual Full Members of Harvardwood and not directly organized by Harvardwood.

  • Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's Happy Hour Mixer

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 05:00 PM · $15.00 USD
    Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica, CA

    The Ivy Plus Society is going back to the hottest spot in Santa Monica, Bodega Wine Bar. Join us for an inter-alumni networking mixer while enjoying Bodega’s delicious happy hour, exclusive for our members. Specials include $4 beer, $6 wine and $6 appetizers. This fan favorite lounge has limited space, this event is expected to sell out.

    Attire: Business Casual

    Harvardwood members receive a 20% discount with code ALUMNI20

  • Harvardwood Heads To... Tribeca Talks: Slate's Trumpcast

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 08:15 PM
    SVA Theater 1 Silas in New York, NY

    Get a dose of politics and comedy with Slate’s Trumpcast Live. Host Jacob Weisberg is joined by Slate Chief Political Correspondent Jamelle Bouie, author Virginia Heffernan AM '96, PhD '02, and more for a frank conversation on the first 100 days of the Trump administration.

    More info here.

    Virginia Heffernan works with some of the world's greatest technology companies to build the brand narratives that attract talent and customers, and create real growth. Working with companies like PayPal and Earnest, and major venture firms in San Francisco and New York, she is seen as a top-line futurist and the secret weapon to bringing a company to life using narrative, mission, vision, lexicon, manifesto and ingenious content marketing. Called "a new kind of wizard," by WIRED co-founder Kevin Kelly, Heffernan, who has a Ph.D. from Harvard, is the author of MAGIC AND LOSS: The Internet as Art, which courageously scales up our vision of the Internet and its potential—and won raves in Silicon Valley for determining a vast new landscape of digital opportunity. She writes on digital culture for Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, POLITICO, and many other places, and she appears on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS and NPR.


    "Harvardwood Heads To" events are events posted to the Harvardwood calendar by individual Full Members of Harvardwood and not directly organized by Harvardwood.

  • Harvardwood Meet-up at the Black List DC Happy Hour

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    The Big Hunt in Washington, DC

    The Black List is creating social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter's life. So join your fellow writers at the DC happy hour! Come to enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!

    This event is free and open to the public (cash bar). RSVP at the link below.

    See the cover story on Black List founder Franklin Leonard AB ’00 in the July-August 2016 Harvard Magazine—and Harvardwood's profile from a few years ago!

  • Prof. Thomas Forrest Kelley - The First Night of Don Giovanni

    Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 01:00 PM · $35.00 USD

    This talk hosted by the Harvard Club of Southern California, with music and pictures, takes us to Prague for the premiere of Mozart’s new Don Juan opera, written for a company of singers that he knew and admired. It was a fascinating beginning to what became a timeless favorite.

    Thomas Forrest Kelly is Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University, where he served as Chair of the Music Department from 1999 to 2004. In 2005 he was named a Harvard College Professor in recognition of his teaching of undergraduates. Thomas Kelly is an engaging and provocative speaker. He talks mostly about classical music, in a fascinating and entertaining way. His lectures, filled with images and music and his enthusiastic energy, have earned him invitations worldwide.

    Light refreshments will be served.

  • Leadership in the Arts – An evening with Professor Rohit Deshpande

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, CA

    Co-hosted by the HBS Association of Southern California, Harvardwood, and the Harvard Club of Southern California:

    Rockstar HBS Marketing and Leadership Professor Rohit Deshpande comes to town on Wednesday, May 10, to advise one of the brightest institutions in the music world, the LA Phil. Those of you who’ve seen the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning hit show Mozart in the Jungle may know that our very own LA Phil maestro, Gustavo Dudamel, is no-doubt the inspiration behind the lead.

    Come mingle with leaders from art and business at the Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City and participate in Professor Deshpande’s interactive case on Jazz at Lincoln Center. Stay for what promises to be a lively discussion afterwards on LA’s rising cultural institutions, changing leadership at the LA Phil and what that means for LA’s place on the world stage.

    Latest news: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/how-the-l-a-phil-can-stay-on-top-of-the-orchestra-world

    Rohit Deshpande

    Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing

    Rohit Deshpandé is Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing at Harvard Business School, where he has been teaching in the Program for Leadership Development, the Owner/President Management Program and in other executive education offerings. He has also taught global branding, international marketing, and first year marketing in the MBA program as well as a doctoral seminar in marketing management. He is the faculty chair of the Global Colloquium for Participant-Centered Learning and coordinator for Marketing faculty recruiting, and has previously been coordinator for Marketing doctoral program admissions, and faculty chair of the Strategic Marketing Management executive program at Harvard Business School. In addition to teaching marketing, he was a part of the design and delivery team that created the Leadership and Corporate Accountability (LCA) MBA required course at HBS focusing on ethics and corporate governance and was faculty chair of the LCA in India executive program. In 2008-2009 Deshpande was recognized as the Henry B. Arthur Fellow for Business Ethics and in 2015 received the Robert F. Greenhill award for outstanding contributions to the HBS community.

  • Cost: FREE—but you must RSVP, and you MUST bring something to eat or drink to be admitted. 

    We have a special Priority Registration Period for dues-paying members (Full Members and Friends of Harvardwood) and their guests through Friday, April 21.  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN TO ALL!

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    It's Spring!  It's Spring!!  It's SPRING!!!  And that means—it's time for a PARTY!!!  And this will be a great one, and a wonderful opportunity for you to meet more of our smart, sexy, scintillating, and, most of all, vernal Harvardwood members!

    Major FUN alert! Admission is free, but you must bring something to eat or drink! Wine, beer, salad, chicken, cheese, pizza, pasta, brownies—everything will be welcome!  Things that are real FOOD (as opposed to chips and such) will be especially appreciated!  Harvardwood members are HUNGRY people! 

    See you there!

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