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  • Harvardwood Suggests... On Campus Screening of Short Directed by Harvard Student

    Tuesday, February 07, 2023 at 05:00 PM - EST
    Science Center A in Cambridge, MA

    LPCE hosts a screening of short film "nothing, except everything." starring David Mazouz and Lily Chee. Q&A afterward with director Wesley Wang (College ‘26) and Oscar-shortlisted producer Scott Aharoni on how we can use art making to spark social change in today's complex world.

  • This exhibit showcases the results of the Fall 2022 course Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication offered at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). For over a decade, faculty from the GSD have collaborated with the Harvard Ceramics Program to offer an experiential learning opportunity for design students that links research and experimentation in emerging digital technologies with the context of ceramic material systems. The course combines technological developments relating to the way in which things are designed (digital modeling, simulation, generative design, etc.) and the way things are made (automation, computer-controlled equipment including robotics, advanced materials, etc.) in search of new opportunities. Each object exhibited here is the result of prototyping and experimentation during the pursuit of a research question – it represents a step in a process of exploration, rather than a finished product. 

    This reception is free and open to the public. RSVP is appreciated.

    Two events, one address! On the same evening, the Harvard Ed Portal right next door will hold a reception for the exhibition Derealization: Kurdistan, Art & Memory by Kamal Ahmad, in partnership with Artisans Asylum. More details & registration link for the Ed Portal event here.

     

    More info HERE.

    Register HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Funny Girl Producer's Picks - 3 of 4

    Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 05:00 PM - PST

    This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she'd never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

    Starring Lea Michele and featuring some of the most iconic songs in theatre history including “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star” and “People,” Michael Mayer’s bold new production marks the first time Funny Girl will return to Broadway since its debut 58 years ago.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Play Hard Play Hard

    Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 08:00 PM - PST through February 09, 2023
    The Virgil 4519 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029

    Play Hard Play Hard is a multicultural art project that combines thought-provoking theatre with global music from the Middle East & beyond. Play Hard Play Hard disrupts the traditional conversation around cultures whose names one encounters often only in the news. It is an invitation to experience a culture beyond the headlines. Play Hard Play Hard has two parts: one play & one party. It first challenges you to join the conversation through a play that poses complex questions about cultural identities and realities. It, then, invites you to a party filled with dancing and vibrant music by DJs who bring their cultural rhythms and sounds to life. Come join Play Hard Play Hard on Feb 8th at the Virgil.

    A play. A party. An invitation to experience a culture beyond the headlines.

    Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distilled the experience of an entire generation in an utterly original play. No rehearsals. No director. No set. A different actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance.

    WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is a work about contemporary Iran and a generation born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war. It will be performed by Joey Vahedi, whose most recent credits include Lucifer on Netflix and The Chosen.

    DJ PANIZ is an Iranian-American DJ, producer and recording engineer. As a DJ, her focus is to bring the vibrant sounds of the Middle East, particularly those of Iran, to the United States. At Play Hard Play Hard, she will be playing Persian classics from the 2000s alongside songs in Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish.

    Play Hard Play Hard. Feb 8th. The Virgil. Doors at 8 PM.

    Tickets are here.

     

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  • Harvardwood Suggests... Infinite Possibilities Part 1

    Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 03:00 PM - PST

    Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is the first of a two-day event series, presented by Harvard Dance Center, introducing and inviting the public into the history, culture, and concepts behind freestyle dance. Both days feature Boston-based dancer, educator, curator, and community organizer Ashton Lites, aka Stiggity Stackz, founding creative director of Stiggity Stackz Worldwide, and curated into three parts: panel discussion, workshop, and mini battle.  

    Infinite Possibilities Part 1 will begin with a panel discussion on the history and culture of “the battle” and its place within freestyle dance. Moderated by Aysha Upchuch, Lecturer on Education and Director of HipHopEX at Harvard Graduate School of Education, the panel will include Stiggity Stackz and two guest dancers, NaShaya “Shay” Wornum and Jennifer “Lady Beast” Vaud, who will share their own stories and perspectives on the battle and freestyle dance community in Boston. Stiggity Stackz will then lead a workshop on foundational freestyle dance concepts. Attendees will have the option to participate in the workshop or watch. The event will culminate into a high-energy mini battle jam session where attendees will also have the option to participate as a dancer or audience member.

    Music for the evening will be provided by DJ SC-ONE!  Food offered at the top of the event.

    Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is part of ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative supported by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).

    About Stiggity Stackz

    Ashton Lites, also known as Stiggity Stackz, is regarded as one of Boston's most renowned veteran freestyle dance specialists. With 15+ years of intensive training in many different street styles and classical dance forms including Krump, Popping, Locking, House, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Afro- Haitian, and beyond. Lites is an experienced event organizer, instructor, and choreographer, and is well-traveled in the underground Hip Hop competition circuit. Beyond dancing and instructing, Ashton has established himself as a creative inspiration specialist and life coach through his journey of activism and public speaking in the city of Boston, focusing on improving artists' finances, health, spirituality, purpose, and creativity. He believes that if artists can succeed in these aspects in their own life, they can be of better service to their community.

     

    More info HERE.

    Register HERE.

     

  • Thursday, February 9th at 5pm PST / 8pm EST (Zoom)

    Join us for a chat with Sarah and Emily (80 for Brady, Booksmart) as they discuss what it took to create their new film, 80 for Brady and talk shop about writing comedy for the big (and small) screens.

     

     

    Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins wrote the BAFTA and WGA-award nominated 2019 feature Booksmart. They received an Emmy nomination for their work on Black-ish and have written for numerous shows including Good Girls and The Real O'Neals. They also created Carol's Second Act for CBS and Trophy Wife for ABC. Halpern and Haskins are currently under a development deal at CBS Studios. The latest movie they wrote, 80 for Brady, will be released through Paramount Pictures this February starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field.


    Register for this event at the link below. Harvardwood members, friends, and non-members are ALL welcome, but every attendee must register for themselves individually. So if you're inviting others to join you for this panel, please forward them the link to this page so they can sign themselves up. Thank you!

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase ticket   $5.50 Members & Friends

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  • Harvardwood Suggests... Beyond Words 2023

    Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 07:00 PM - PST

    Beyond Words, our annual event highlighting this year’s Writers Guild Awards screenplay nominees, in partnership with The Black List, is back in person at the Writers Guild Theater!

    Expect two back-to-back panels featuring nominees for Adapted and Original Screenplay, which will be announced on January 25. Learn about their process crafting their nominated scripts plus their journeys as screenwriters navigating the industry. Stay tuned for the panelist lineup!

    A reception immediately follows the panels.

    One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Writers Guild Foundation’s Library, Archive and Community Outreach Programs.

    Per theater policy, proof of vaccination plus a booster is required for all attendees 12 years old and up. Digital or paper cards will be checked at the door.

    Got a question about this event? E-mail us at [email protected].

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Registration for this workshop is open now for anyone 18+.

    Join 2022-23 Visiting Resident Artist Nicolas Touron for a comprehensive introduction to the Ceramics Program’s new LUTUM® v4.6 3D clay printer. During this workshop, students will create shapes/forms with the software program Fusion 360 and experience the creative possibilities of the printer to fabricate sculptures or vessels.

    Students will need to bring a laptop to class (preferably Mac) with the program “Autodesk Fusion 360” installed on it. (A one-year free version of the program is available for students or faculty enrolled in educational programs or a one-month free version is also available on their website). Proficiency in 3D modeling programs (360 Fusion, Rhino, etc.) highly recommended.

    workshop goals include:

    • Creating a simple object using Fusion 360 software
    • Demonstration on how to prepare a file for the printer using Simplify 3D for the printer
    • Demonstration on how to prepare, use the printer and print the files created by the students. Print at least one object (4 x 4 x 6 inches) at the Ceramics Program.
    • Once dry, students' printed work will be bisque fired by Harvard Ceramic staff.
    • Once bisque fired, the work will be glazed by the students and fired with the help of Ceramics Program staff.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Nicole McLaughlin Artist Lecture

    Friday, February 10, 2023 at 02:30 PM - PST

    Ceramics Program Instructor Nicole McLaughlin is originally from Massachusetts but spent much of her early childhood in Mexico. Her clay and fiber work is heavily influenced by her multicultural upbringing and her childhood memories of visiting her mother’s home town of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Nicole received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. She has exhibited nationally, internationally, and has work in several private collections. Starting in 2020 she served for two years as Tabor Academy’s Ceramic Teaching Fellow. Nicole is currently the 2022-23 Artist in Residence at Mudflat Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Infinite Possibilities Part 2

    Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 08:00 AM - PST

    Infinite Possibilities Part 2 is a continuation of a two-day free event series, presented by Harvard Dance Center, on the history, culture, and concepts behind freestyle dance. Both days feature Boston-based dancer, educator, curator, and community organizer Ashton Lites, aka Stiggity Stackz, founding creative director of Stiggity Stackz Worldwide, and curated into three parts: panel discussion, workshop, and mini battle. 

    Infinite Possibilities Part 2 will be held at Lowell Lecture Hall and begin with a conversation with Stiggity Stackz, Chad Shabazz, and popping OG Megatron– one of the founding members of the original Floor Lords Crew– around the history of freestyle dance in Boston. Stiggity Stackz will then lead a workshop providing an introduction to popping, one of the pillar traditions within freestyle dance. The event will culminate into a session/mini battle where the winner and runner-up will be invited to a popping battle organized by Megatron later in the month. The Harvard Breakers’s event, Breakeasy 9, will immediately follow.

    Free and open to the public! 

    About Stiggity Stackz

    Ashton Lites, also known as Stiggity Stackz, is regarded as one of Boston's most renowned veteran freestyle dance specialists. With 15+ years of intensive training in many different street styles and classical dance forms including Krump, Popping, Locking, House, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Afro- Haitian, and beyond. Lites is an experienced event organizer, instructor, and choreographer, and is well-traveled in the underground Hip Hop competition circuit. Beyond dancing and instructing, Ashton has established himself as a creative inspiration specialist and life coach through his journey of activism and public speaking in the city of Boston, focusing on improving artists' finances, health, spirituality, purpose, and creativity. He believes that if artists can succeed in these aspects in their own life, they can be of better service to their community.

     

    More info HERE.

    Register HERE.

     

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