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    Harvardwood Heads To... The Enigmatist feat. David Kwong AB '02

    Friday, January 04, 2019 at 07:00 PM through January 26, 2019 · $85.00 USD
    The High Line Hotel in New York, NY

    Renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong AB '02 invites you to step into the mysterious, historic world of the Riverbank Estate, the “cradle of cryptology,” reimagined at The High Line Hotel’s gothic Hoffman Hall. Guests will experience mind-bending illusions, and solve entertaining riddles and puzzles. The Enigmatist will blur reality and fiction—and leave you in awe of Kwong’s secret talents.

    What’s Riverbank? It was a real-life bizarre and fantastical estate, established in 1908 by eccentric multi-millionaire George Fabyan, where he and cohorts William and Elisebeth Friedman pioneered the science of cryptology. This team went on to lead the American military’s code-breaking efforts in World War I and II, and eventually form the foundation for the NSA.

    Shows will be Fridays and Saturday nights throughout January 2019.


    David Kwong is a magician and cruciverbalist (crossword constructor) who mixes puzzles and prestidigitation. Kwong was the head magic consultant on the worldwide hit film Now You See Me and is the secret code consultant for NBC’s Blindspot. A TED Talk favorite, Kwong recently published Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion (HarperCollins), which breaks down the neuroscience of how your brain is fooled.

    Harvardwood Helps: MLK National Day of Service Blood Drive

    Monday, January 21, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Center in Los Angeles, CA

    For the 2019 MLK National Day of Service, Harvardwood Helps attends the 10th Anniversary community blood drive at Cedars-Sinai.

    Did you know that ONLY 3% of eligible donors in Los Angeles give blood regularly, the lowest rate of any major US city? And that January is National Blood Donor Month because the holidays and winter colds lead to severe blood shortages? And that Cedars-Sinai has the plushest donor room you've ever seen with comfy lounge chairs and doting nurses?

    As a token of appreciation and in honor of National Blood Donor Month, each donor will receive:

     +One movie ticket (AMC or Laemmle) OR Gift Card (Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf or In-N-Out Burger)

     +One free blood donor t-shirt!

    For more information about donating, read this Things to Know Before You Donate and this Eligibility Guidelines (which also includes great info about how to get your iron up!).

    Prior to your donation, be sure to eat and drink extra water, and remember to bring your photo ID!

    Directions/Parking (Click for Map):

    Cedars is just west of La Cienega, between 3rd Street and Beverly Blvd. Blood Donor Center is in Room 1690, on the street level of the South Tower at 8700 Alden Dr. (same as 8700 Gracie Allen Dr.)

    Park in any CSMC lot (P1-P6 & P9) to be validated. Parking NOT validated for Medical Office Towers on 3rd Street (and it's expensive, so don't park there!).


    Sundance 2019: Late Night (Premieres)

    Friday, January 25, 2019 at 06:30 PM through February 03, 2019

    Late Night is an upcoming comedy film, directed by Nisha Ganatra, from a screenplay by Mindy Kaling. It stars Emma Thompson, Kaling, John Lithgow AB '67, Ar.D. '05., Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, and Paul Walter Hauser. It will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019.

    Late Night centers on a late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling), who revitalizes her show and her life. 

    Details about each screening can be found here.

  • Activating Harvardwood Paris: Take our brief survey & get involved!

    Aligned with the mission of Harvardwood, the purpose of the Paris Chapter of Harvardwood is to bring together Harvard alumni and affiliates working in arts, entertainment, and media to build a supportive community of like-minded folks.

    Now through February 15, 2019, we're administering a short survey (3-5 minutes) for Paris-based members to inform our events and programming in the upcoming year as we activate this new chapter.

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    Recruit Harvard students to intern with your company in Summer 2019

    If your arts, media, or entertainment company offers summer internships and would like to receive applications from current Harvard College students, we invite you to participate in the 2019 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP)! Companies can recruit current Harvard students directly by posting their internship opportunities to Harvardwood FOR FREE.

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