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    Harvardwood Heads To... The 2nd Annual Moonlight Mixer by TIPS

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Skybar at Mondrian in Los Angeles, CA

    With its stunning sights, delicious cocktails, and fabulous crowd it’s no wonder that Skybar “has been one of Los Angeles’ hottest nightspots from the day it opened” (The Sunset Strip). Join The Ivy Plus Society at “one of the most beautiful views of West L.A.” (LA.com) for The 2nd Annual Moonlight Mixer. Mix and mingle under the stars with young alumni and professionals from tech, entertainment, finance, marketing, and more!

    • Attire: Smart Casual
    • Must be 21+ with valid I.D.
    • 20% Off Promo Code: 2019ALUMNI

    Harvardwood Presents NIGEL WEST: Operation OVERLORD and the Secret Intelligence Behind D Day

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $15.00 USD

    D Day, the bloody Allied invasion of Europe that culminated in the defeat of Nazi Germany, was one of the moments of high drama in world history. But behind that drama, there was a second drama, every bit as suspenseful, playing out in the unseen world of espionage, with spies and double agents, secrets and deception. And nobody knows more about that hidden drama than Nigel West.

    Nigel_West_Photo_2.jpgNigel West was educated at a Roman Catholic monastery and London University. While an undergraduate, he did research for Ronald Seth and Richard Deacon, who wrote about spying and security, and this led to his own career as a writer on intelligence and espionage. Since 1981, he has averaged a book a year. The Sunday Times wrote, "His information is so precise that many people believe he is the unofficial historian of the secret services. West's sources are undoubtedly excellent. His books are peppered with deliberate clues to potential front-page stories." In 1989, a panel of other spy writers voted him "The Experts' Expert" in the Observer.

    West has lectured at both the KGB headquarters in Dzerzhinsky Square and CIA headquarters in Langley, where he once lectured on counter-intelligence to an audience that included the Soviet spy Aldrich Ames. In 2003, Nigel West was awarded the US Association of Former Intelligence Officers' first Lifetime Literary Achievement Award.

    This event will happen two weeks, to the day, before the 75th anniversary of D Day.


    The doors will open at 7pm (please do not arrive earlier) and the evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30 pm.

    Cost: $5 for dues-paying Harvardwood members (and their guests); $15 for all others.

    Advance registration is REQUIRED.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

    Special thanks to Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu
    and to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $5.00 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make 
    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

    Harvardwood Heads To... "listen out loud / move to keep things whole": A New Ballet by Christopher Caines Dance

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 08:00 PM · $25.00 USD

    Christopher Caines Dance presents its 2019 season, featuring the premiere of: 
    listen out loud / move to keep things whole

    “One of the most musically erudite and articulate dance-makers around.”—The New Yorker
    A dance celebrating the company's ballerinas, exploring themes of girlhood aspiring to womanhood, women’s intimacies and solitude, their brave vulnerability, their everyday heroism—how, in words by the poet Mark Strand that inspires one of the ballet’s musical scores, they “move to keep things whole.” A new ballet suitable for audiences of all ages—including aspiring young ballerinas!

    CHOREOGRAPHY by Christopher Caines
    MUSIC by Pauline Oliveros, Alison Taylor Cheeseman (commissioned score), Paul Kerekes
    LIGHTING DESIGN by Philip Sandstrom
    COSTUME DESIGN by two-time Tony Award nominee Gregory Gale
    MUSICIANS: Alison Taylor Cheeseman, mezzo-soprano; Kelley Barnett, flutes; Eric Umble & Vicente Alexim, clarinets; Marija Ilić, piano

    Featuring student dancers from the school of New York Theatre Ballet
    With a special guest appearance by The Bang Group in dances by David Parker, Amber Sloan, and James Waring
    Produced by Can't Sleep, Inc., and Philip Sandstrom

    Saturday, May 18, 8:00pm; Thursday, May 23, 8:00pm; Saturday, June 1, 8:00pm
    Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th St
    By Subway: 1, 2, 3, B, or C to 72nd St | By Bus: M7 or M11 to 75th St

    Advance sales: $35 premium seating; $25 general; $20 students with ID/children
    At the door: $40 premium seating; $30 general; $25 students with ID/children


  • Give to the HSIP Transportation Fund!

    You can make a world of difference to a Harvardwood student this summer! 

    The Harvardwood Travel Fund enables Harvard students participating in the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) to travel to/from events hosted by the program throughout the summer. Many students interning in Los Angeles do not have access to a car, and the travel funds go strictly toward ridesharing or public transportation expenses to attend events hosted by Harvardwood or one of our industry partners. 

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    Call for Cannes Film Festival attendees

    The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14th to May 25th this year. If you plan to attend or your film is screening at Cannes, get in touch via email to tell us all about it. As we've done for other major film festivals, we'll connect all the Harvardwood members and friends who respond to each other, so you can meet up and make new friends.

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