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  • 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, September 6.  Parrot.jpg

    It sizzled, it steamed, it summered, but now, at last, the Autumnal Equinox is finally here!  And that means it's time for a PARTY!!  And this will be a great one, and a wonderful opportunity to meet more of our smart, sexy, scintillating, and, most of all, Equinoctal 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!

    Special thanks to Anne Griffin!


  • Harvardwood Heads To... IVY Entertainment's Emmys Viewing Party

    Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 04:00 PM · $30.00 USD
    The Woodman in Sherman Oaks, CA

    It has been an epic year in television. Where will you be for the Emmy's? Join your friends and colleagues at IVY Entertainment for power networking at an exclusive viewing party. Play our winner prediction game for your chance to win free prizes. Our winner from this year's Oscars Viewing Party took home FREE prizes worth over $500.

    Dress up (optional): black tie for guys, cocktail dress for ladies. Drink specials. Network like crazy during the commercial breaks!

  • Harvardwood Heads To... Comedy Night at the DC Shorts Film Festival!

    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $16.75 USD
    E Street Cinema in Washington, DC

    Get ready to LOL and chortle through the side-splitting “OMG I Ded” comedy shorts showcase! Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.


  • Harvardwood Heads To... Comedy Night at the DC Shorts Film Festival!

    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $16.75 USD
    E Street Cinema in Washington, DC

    Get ready to LOL and chortle through the side-splitting “OMG I Ded” comedy shorts showcase! Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.


  • It almost happened. Nobody knew it at the time, but recently unsealed archives and newly declassified documents show that Ronald Reagan and Mikhael Gorbachev, at their Reykjavik summit in 1986, almost reached an agreement to abolish nuclear weapons. In his new book, An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb, French journalist and historian Guillaume Serina reveals for the first time how close they came and why they failed. Beyond that, he discusses what they did accomplish, how they made the world a safer place, and how these gains are now threatened by today's social, political, and technological developments.

    Impossible_Dream_Cover.jpgVeteran journalist David A. Andelman AB '66, who translated Serina's book from French to English and added his own new Afterword (the book's Introduction is by Mikhael Gorbachev), will discuss the 1986 Reykjavik summit and its significance for now and for the future. Andelman was CBS News's Paris Correspondent at the time of the Reykjavik conference and helped produce CBS's coverage.

    One of our most distinguished journalists, Andelman was a correspondent for the New York Times in New York, in Washington, as Southeast Asia bureau chief in Bangkok, and as East European bureau chief in Belgrade. He was the Paris correspondent for CBS News for 7 years in the Dan Rather era. He has been a Washington correspondent for CNBC, news editor of Bloomberg News, Business Editor of the New York Daily News, and Executive Editor of Forbes. For seven years, Andelman was Editor & Publisher of World Policy Journal. He has traveled in and reported from 86 countries. In 2017, he received the New York Press Club award for Best Political Commentary for his USA Today columns. In 2018, he received the Deadline Club Award for Best Opinion Writing for his CNN commentaries. This year, he received the same award a second time, this time for his Reuters International columns. Andelman is currently Executive Director of the Red Lines Project and is a "Voices" columnist for CNNOpinion.

    ANDELMAN.jpgAndelman is the author of three books, most recently A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today. He has written for Harpers, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Affairs. 


    The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception. The talk will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.  Both An Impossible Dream and Andelman's A Shattered Peace will be available for purchase and a booksigning will follow the talk.

    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 Haynes and Boone, LLP
    and to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $5.00 Members & Friends

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  • Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's 2nd Annual Skybar Social

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Skybar at Mondrian in Los Angeles, CA

    Fall is in the air and The 2nd Annual Skybar Social is here to fulfill all of your networking needs. Come rain, shine, or chill we’re taking you back to West Hollywood’s hot spot, Skybar at Mondrian. This indoor/outdoor poolside lounge is located on the Sunset Strip and is the perfect spot to socialize with LA’s finest and brightest achievers, professionals, and young alumni.

    • Attire: Business Casual
    • Must be 21+ with valid I.D.
    • 20% Off Promo Code: 2019ALUMNI
  • Black Movie Soundtrack by Reginald Hudlin AB '83 at the Hollywood Bowl

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA

    Members of Harvardwood and the Harvard Black Alumni Society are excited to attend the Hollywood Bowl's Black Movie Soundtrack III, a celebration of black movie music, presented by Marcus Miller and Reginald Hudlin AB '83! Hosted by comedian/musician Craig Robinson, this year’s installment promises new clips, special guests, and some fan favorites.


    The history of music in black film is so rich, it demands a third tribute at the Hollywood Bowl. Following the first two wildly popular installations in 2014 and 2016, Black Movie Soundtrack returns for another evening of music, movies, and more!

    Grammy-winning musical director Marcus Miller returns to run the show, and comedian Craig Robinson will reprise his role as host. They’ve got a stellar cast, too: El DeBarge, Dionne Farris, Raphael Saadiq, BeBe Winans, and more will be joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, with the whole ensemble able to turn from soul-stirring to funkified on a dime. Put them together with the themes, scores, and songs that have set the tone for eight decades of cinema,  and you’ve got another hit on your hands.

    Artists include:

  • Harvardwood's 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $80.00 USD
    The District by Hannah An in Los Angeles, CA

    We're celebrating Harvardwood's twenty years in style! Join us at The District by Hannah An on the evening of Saturday, September 28th, for a special evening. Party with fellow Harvard alumni in the arts, media, and entertainment, as we say cheers to the past twenty years and raise a toast to the next twenty!

    Your ticket includes food catered by The District and an open bar. We are rapidly reaching capacity for the 20th Anniversary Celebration, so round up your crew and get your tickets ASAP!


    with a brief program to be emceed by
    writer-producer-actor DIALLO RIDDLE AB '97

    featuring stand-up comic DAN MINTZ AB '02
    and comedy writer-actor ALISON RICH AB '09


    As an EMMY and WGA nominated writer and actor, producer, showrunner, and moonlighting DJ, Diallo Riddle has proven to be one of the most creative and multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. In 2019 Riddle embarked on one of his busiest years yet, launching two critically acclaimed series to television: Comedy Central’s “South Side” and IFC’s “Sherman’s Showcase.” Both were met with critical acclaim and both scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes in the both the Tomatometer and Audience Score categories, a rare feat for two series premiering within one week of each other... [read Diallo's full bio].

    Alison_Rich_Headshot.jpgAlison Rich is an actor, writer, and director. She currently acts and writes on ABC's The Goldbergs. Other acting credits include Drunk History, Angie Tribeca, The Lonely Island's Popstar, 2 Broke Girls, Life in Pieces, Other People, @Midnight, Comedy Bang! Bang! and more. She was a series regular on The Lonely Island's Fox sketch show Party Over Here and Hulu's Resident Advisors. She's written for Saturday Night Live, The MTV Movie Awards, Billy on the Street and various projects for Fox and Comedy Central. Alison recently wrote and directed a digital series called The MacMillan Genius Grant. Before that she wrote, produced, and starred in a late night pilot for TBS and won a development deal with IFC at The New York Television Festival. She's directed multiple stage shows at UCB including Ego Nwodim's "Great Black Women and Then There's Me". Most recently she directed Alana Johnston’s Self Esteem Party at the Lyric Hyperion. Alison appeared as a New Face for the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. These days, you can catch her every Tuesday at 7 PM at UCB Franklin performing improv with her group Tuesday Club

    headshot.jpgOriginally from Anchorage, AK, Dan Mintz started his stand-up career in Boston and went on to appear on shows such as “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Comedy Central Presents: Dan Mintz.” His stand-up album, “The Stranger,” was called one of the year’s best by New York magazine’s Vulture.com.

    Mintz has guest starred on "Silicon Valley," "The Goldbergs," and Speechless,” while writing for shows such as “Nathan for You” and the Emmy Award-winning series “Veep.”  He served as executive producer on “The Awesomes” and, in 2017, earned a WGA Award nomination for his script, “A Taste of Zephyria” on “Son of Zorn.”


    PHOTOBOOTH to be provided by Justin Hebert ALB '20Justin Hebert is a published photographer who enjoys beauty, pageant and event photography. His passion for photography has led to photo shoots in Los Angeles, New York, and Thailand. He has photographed pageants for Miss USA and winners from Miss US, Miss India America and Miss Pakistan. Justin is also a technologist with years of experience at Microsoft, working as a systems engineer, application developer and user experience designer. Passions include music production and virtual reality, with plans to explore Extended Reality at Harvard's AR/VR Studio in the i-Lab.

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  • Welcome to Your City: LA Edition

    Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Please join us in welcoming the Class of 2019 this fall! The College Classes of 2004-2019 will be coming together for Welcome to Your City on October 2nd. These events are a fun, informal way for recent graduates who may be new to town to connect with other local, recent Harvard alumni.

    Register with your LinkedIn profile and other social media accounts to see who's coming and connect with other attendees before, during, and after the event. This event is jointly co-hosted by Harvardwood, the Harvard Alumni Association, and the Harvard Club of Southern California.


    *Please note, this venue will have a cash bar. 

  • Harvardwood DC Writers Meet-up

    Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Free State Bar in Washington, DC

    Join your fellow writers at the DC Screenwriters Happy Hour. It’s free and open to the public (cash bar), so spread the word. Come to discuss the craft of screenwriting and enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!

    When you arrive, please ask the host for the Harvardwood DC Screenwriters Group. The happy hour is usually 5:15pm to 8:00pm, as folks come and go throughout the evening.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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