Boston June Music Theater Events: Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Kicks Off Summer Season With: CAROUSEL

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016. Carousel, the powerful love story between an innocent millworker and a swaggering carnival barker will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Directed and Choreographed by Rachel Bertone, CAROUSEL will star Boston’s own Jennifer Ellis (My Fair Lady, The Most Happy Fella) as Julie Jordan and Broadway star Ciarán Sheehan (Les Misérables, Phantom) as Billy Bigelow. Reagle’s 48th Summer Season will also include Thoroughly Modern Millie (July 7-17), the rollicking 1920’s musical about a small-town girl who moves to New York to lead a fresh new life and the fabulous Gershwin musical comedy Crazy For You (August 4-14), a high energy production set in the 1930s about a playboy who just wants to dance.

Single adult tickets for each production in Reagle’s 48th Summer Season are $35-$63; discounts apply for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. Season subscribers can save 20% on each show! Subscriptions available for purchase thru June 19th, 2016.

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Boston Events: Extraordinary Playgrounds

Extraordinary Playscapes

Presented by Design Museum Boston and Boston Society of Architects at BSA Space

Runs from June 8th, 2016 until September 5th, 2016 (FREE)

This national exhibition and education program explores how designers translate play objectives into innovative, extraordinary, and meaningful play environments for communities around the world.

Play is vital to our physical, mental, social, and creative health — and designers, architects, and play advocates are taking notice. This exhibit examines the art, history, science, and importance of play, while telling the story behind some of the most incredible play spaces in the world. Featuring over 40 international playgrounds, drawings, sketches, videos, scale models, and playable installations, the interactive exhibition examines the importance of play and the latest thinking in playground design. Extraordinary Playscapes will incorporate educational programming, talks, and children’s workshops throughout the summer.

RSVP to the June 8th opening night event here:
http://designmuseumfoundation.org/boston/blog/2016/05/03/extraordinary-playscapes-opening-reception/

Learn more about the event here:
http://designmuseumfoundation.org/boston/blog/2016/04/28/extraordinary-playscapes/

This exhibition is curated by Design Museum Foundation

Image: Esplanade Playspace, Halvorson Design Partnership, Boston, MA, Courtesy of Halvorson Design Partnership

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Boston June Film Event: Arab Film Weekend - Presented by the Boston Palestine Film Festival and MFA Boston

by Rana
(Boston, MA, USA)

For the first time ever, co-presented with BPFF, MFA Film presents a survey of the very best contemporary films being produced in the Arab region of North Africa and the Middle East. For an introduction to Arab cinema or for experienced fans, this special film weekend is not to be missed.

Theeb
Naji Abu Nowar
Jordan/UAE/Qatar/UK
2015 | Narrative | 100 min
June 2, 7:00 pm & June 5, 12:00 pm

Nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, this Arab Western follows a young boy, Theeb, as he makes a perilous trek across the Ottoman Empire desert in 1916. As war rages in the Middle East, Theeb’s mission to guide a British officer to his secret destination is threatened by bandits, enemy soldiers, and the natural hazards of the desert climate.
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A Syrian Love Story
Sean McAllister
UK/France/Lebanon/Syria
2015 | Documentary | 80 min
June 3, 6:00 pm & June 4, 4:00 pm

Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. He first saw her bloodied face after a beating when she was placed in a neighboring cell. Over several months they communicated – and fell in love – through a tiny hole they’d secretly made in the wall. When released, they got married and started a family. This intimate portrait tells the story of a family torn apart by the tyrannical Assad dictatorship, helping us to understand why people are literally dying for change in the Arab world.
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As I Open My Eyes
Leyla Bouzid
Tunisia/France/Belgium/UAE
2016 | Narrative | 102 min
June 3, 8:00 pm & June 4, 10:00 am

Tunis in the summer of 2010, a few months before the Arab Spring: 18-year-old Farah passes her Baccalaureat exam, and her family insists that she pursue a career as a doctor. But Farah, who sings in an activist rock band, is awakening to the thrills of her city at night. Her controversial music draws the attention of police, setting her on a path that her family never intended.
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In the Last Days of the City (Akher Ayam el Medina)
Tamer El Said
Egypt/Germany
2016 | Narrative | 118 min
June 4, 1:00 pm & June 5, 2:30 pm

Downtown Cairo, 2009: A 35-year-old filmmaker named Khalid is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he sets out to create a requiem for a city in pain.
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https://www.facebook.com/BostonPalestineFilmFestival/events
www.bostonpalestinefilmfest.org




When:
Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 7:00p -
Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 5:00p

Where:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Admission:
$11

Categories:
Date Idea, Film

Event website:
http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/arab-film-weekend-2016

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Boston June Festival Event: Northeast Comic Con

by Julie
(Medway MA)

Image Meet and Greet presents fun for all ages at NORTHEAST COMIC CON
AND COLLECTIBLES EXTRAVAGANZA
June 18 & 19, 2016 at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington Mass.

Fans of pop culture and retro TV classics are invited to Northeast
Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza on June 18th and 19th, 2016 at
the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass. (99 Fordham Road, 01887).
Different from other giant comic con events, Northeast Comic Con
offers 150 vendors of vintage and modern collectibles and art along
with free parking, affordable ticket prices, and access to
celebrities, artists, actors, collectors and cosplayers.

Enjoy Father’s Day family fun, shopping for nerds and access to
celebrities. Gamers will love free-play video game arcade and
tournaments, along with photo opportunities with a full-size TARDIS
replica for Doctor Who fans and the DeLorean Time Machine from “Back
To The Future,” along with the 1967 Impala “Baby” from the hit TV show
“Supernatural” and the Chariot space vehicle from “Lost In Space”.

This year’s celebrity guests include Barry Bostwick (“Rocky Horry
Picture Show,” “Spin City”); Mickey Dolenz, celebrating 50th
anniversary of “The Monkees”; James Tolkan (“Back To The Future”
trilogy, “Top Gun,” “Masters of the Universe”); Chase Masterson
(“General Hospital,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” Doctor Who’s audio
adventures, and CW’s “The Flash”), and Jon Walmsley, (“The Waltons”
and the voice of Christopher Robin on Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” TV
series). Guests may also meet actress Kathy Garver, fondly remembered
as teenage niece Catherine “Cissy” Davis to series character Uncle
Bill Davis in “Family Affair” on CBS in the 1960s.

Other celebrity guests include Jeff Kline ("Transformers - Robots In
Disguise," Darby Pop Publisher), Mike Lopez (Kids Comic Con), Rob
Bruce ("AMC's Comic Book Men"), Reb Brown ("Captain America"),
maskmaker Eric Bornstein and special FX artisan Tyler Green (Syfy
"Face Off") along with puppeteers Bill Diamond ("Fraggle Rock,”
“Little Shop of Horrors”) and Noel MacNeal (“The Muppets,” “Bear in
the Big Blue House”).

Saturday adult advance online tickets are $18 and Sunday adult advance
tickets are only $10. Children six and under are free with a paid
adult. Visit necomiccon.net for weekend passes, VIP Experience
tickets, and more. Box office opens at 8:30 a.m. and show hours are
10a-6p on Saturday and 10a-5p on Sunday. Free parking.

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38th Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival

by Maddie
(Boston, MA)

Join over seventy-five artisans Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the FREE, 38th Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival.

From 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Devotion School grounds at 345 Harvard Street, peruse and purchase one of a kind pieces from a juried group of talented makers. The Coolidge Corner Arts Festival is pleased to announce ceramist Elizabeth Benotti as this year's winner of the 2016 Susan Lichter Jury Prize, in memory of our beloved committee member. Benotti's work personifies Susan's spirit and exemplifies the highest level of both art and craft.

We’re thrilled to announce new facets of this year's festival:

- Continued partnership with the Boston Food Truck Alliance. Multiple food trucks will be serving delicious, one-of-a kind meals during this year’s festival.

- Wine and beer garden in partnership with Hive.

- Music by DJ Magic Mark

- The CCAF is the final stop on the 1st Annual Brookline Porchfest!

This free event features nationally recognized artists, as well as emerging, local creators; working in an array of mediums from jewelry, fiber, glass, ceramics to photography, watercolor and mixed media.

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Music at The Sinclair: Lola Marsh

The dreamy Tel Aviv-based indie band Lola Marsh combines nostalgic vocals, warm harmonies, and lilting Middle Eastern guitar melodies. Formed by Gil Landau and Yael Shoshana Cohen, Lola Marsh also features Mati Gilad (bass), Rami Osservaser (guitar, piano), and Dekel Dvir (drums). Its sound is at once intimate and cinematic, drawing upon diverse influences including Spaghetti Westerns, Elvis, Edith Piaf, Sufjan Stevens, and Asian melodies. Lola Marsh recently signed with the indie label Anova Music, and its debut album is slated to be released this spring. In advance of that album, the group has released the EP, You're Mine, which includes the acclaimed singles "You're Mine" and "Sirens.” Opener to be announced.

Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of

http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/4101/lola-marsh

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Boston June 2015 Music Celebration: Les Paul's Big Sound Experience at The Lawn on D

by Caroline Galloway
(New York, New York)

Les Paul's Big Sound Expereince Tour

Les Paul's Big Sound Expereince Tour

Les Paul's Big Sound Experience Tour comes to the Lawn on D in Boston on Sunday June 21st in honor of the late musician and inventor's 100th Birthday. It is free to the public and in Boston for one day. A 53' foot interactive trailer where guests can invent, create music and learn all about the late,great Les Paul.

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Boston Events: Copa América 2016 at Gillette Stadium

by Alexandre
(Boston, MA, U.S.A.)

Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA will host three matches of the 2016 Centennial Copa América international soccer tournament.

Hosted for the first time in the U.S., Copa América 2016 will feature top-ranked teams and players from the Americas; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans of soccer in New England.

June 10, 2016, 7 P.M. EST
Chile vs. Bolivia

June 12, 2016, 8:30 P.M. EST
Peru vs. Brazil

June 18, 2016, 7:00 P.M. EST
Winner Group D
Runner-up Group C

More information, including complete schedule, available at the official website of Copa América 2016: www.ca2016.com

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Copa-America-Centenario-tickets/artist/2179595?tm_link=tm_homeA_b_10004_3

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8th International Nanotoxicology Congress - Nanotox2016

The 8th International Nanotoxicology Congress will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on June 1 – 4, 2016. This conference is one in a continuing series of international meetings that are broadly focused on nanotoxicology from a highly interdisciplinary perspective.

Since the ‘nanotech boom’, its global market has grown in value to tens of billions of dollars. While new nanomaterial-enabled products are created each day, there are gaps in our understanding of the hazards that these materials might pose to the health of the individuals that make, formulate, use, and dispose of them as well as to the health of the environment over the intended product life cycle. Furthermore, very little is known about real-life exposures to these materials. Thus, the overall safety assessment for this material class is greatly impaired for all but a few specific cases.

The objective of the 2016 conference is to bring together scientists from academia, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to present current research findings, focus their respective talents and expertise, and initiate new collaborations in an effort to ensure the safe implementation of nanotechnology. The scientific program will include plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, poster sessions, and dedicated time for presentations by young scientists. In addition, there will be a hands-on workshop on the use of in vivo and in vitro nanoparticle dosimetry modeling platforms.

If your company intersects with the nanotechnology community and you wish to discuss exhibitor or sponsor packages, please contact the conference organizers via email.

On behalf of the local organizing committee and the international advisory board, we look forward to welcoming you in Boston!

Category: Conferences | Science, Health & Medicine

URLs:

Website: http://atnd.it/45586-0

Booking: http://atnd.it/45586-1

Venue: Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer Street, Boston, 02210, USA

Prices:
Attendee rates start at : USD 500
Student attendee rates start at : USD 300

Speakers: Lynn Bergeson, Omid Farokhzad, Paul Weiss, see website for full listing

on Wednesday June 01, 2016 at 12:00 pm - Saturday June 04, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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Boston June Art Event: Opening Reception: Yuan Jinhua, Feature Exhibition

by Mobilia Gallery
(Cambridge, MA)

Yuan Jinhua: Make a Sightseeing Tour Series

Yuan Jinhua: Make a Sightseeing Tour Series

Yuan Jinhua: Make a Sightseeing Tour Series Yuan Jinhua: Beyond the Clouds Yuan Jinhua: Clouds Sea Yuan Jinhua: Energy of Life

We request the pleasure of your company to meet the renowned artist Professor Yuan Jinhua at the opening reception to celebrate his paintings.

When? Saturday, May 14 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Where?
Mobilia Gallery
358 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02138

RSVP mobiliaart@verizon.net or 617-876-2109

Mobilia Gallery is pleased to announce and introduce the first USA solo exhibit of contemporary Chinese ink paintings created by one of China’s leading visual artists, Yuan Jinhua. The unique Mobilia Feature Exhibition will be on view May 12 through June 15, 2016.

Born in 1964 in China’s famous city of Hangzhou (home to West Lake, a treasured site), Professor Yuan Jinhua has garnered coveted recognition for his highly unusual contemporary works that provide new interpretations of China’s “landscape culture.” The collection of small and large paintings on specially made papers marry ancient Chinese ink techniques with delicate, yet strong, brush and color power.

A master of capturing the vitality and visual power of modern Chinese ink painting, Professor Yuan uses refined inks, gold leaf, and Tibetan pigments, which are made from earth substances, precious and semi-precious gemstones. Dramatic blue is made from azurite or lapis lazuli, exquisite Hangzhou green from malachite, intense red from cinnabar, yellow ochre from limonite. Each of these minerals is painstakingly hand ground to a fine powder, sometimes soaked and rubbed with the fingers to achieve a silky texture. Oftentimes compounds are heated to create different shades and hues to produce bold forms and figures.

“The ‘Embrace Series’ by Yuan Jinhua constructs lighthearted landscapes of contemporary daily life in a style that at once fully elevates the elements of Chinese ink and wash painting, while bidding farewell to the historical tradition with sic humor.”
Xiaoming Zhao, highly regarded collector, President of the International Publishing House for China’s Culture, and current Chairman of the Board of USA Asian Cultural Academy

Yuan currently teaches traditional Chinese painting at the China Academy of Art in Zhejiang and is the director of the portrait studio at the Traditional Chinese Painting Institute, Zhejiang Art Museum.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND RESIDENCIES:
2015, 56th Venice Biennale, The Swatch Pavillion, curated by Okwui Enwezor
2014, artist in residence at the Swatch Art Center, Shanghai (an institution dedicated to artists and their art)
1994, The National Art Museum of China in Beijing (solo)
1993, Shanghai Art Museum (solo)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:
Shanghai Art Museum, China
National Art Museum of China
Zhejiang Art Museum, China
Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution, China

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Boston June Music Event: Twenty One Pilots Emotional Roadshow

by Ian Duglas
(Allen, TX)

Twenty One Pilots will be hitting the road in 2016 for a massive North American Tour. The band will parlay the success of their new album, Blurryface, into 39 more dates comprised of largely of arenas and amphitheaters, a far cry from the small clubs they once played.

Wed, Jun 15 2016, 7:00PM
Boston, Massachusetts
Agganis Arena

Tour & Tickets Info: http://21pilotstour.com

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Free Boston Music Event: Inuksuit

by Pamela Thompson
(Jamaica Plain, MA)

A Composition by John Luther Adams


1 Performance: Sunday, June 12, 3:00–4:30pm

Location: Bussey Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum


On June 12, the Arnold Arboretum and Kadence Arts will host the Boston premiere of Inuksuit —a 75minute work for percussion ensemble that is designed to heighten awareness of the sights and sounds that surround us every day. Composed by John Luther Adams and performed in major cities around the globe, the piece will feature 50 New England-based percussionists, dispersed throughout the conifer collection of the Arnold Arboretum. Inuksuit is deeply influenced by John Luther Adams’ belief that “music can contribute to the awakening of our ecological understanding. By deepening our awareness of our connections to the earth, music can provide a sounding model for the renewal of human consciousness and culture.”

The Arnold Arboretum is opening its gates to Kadence Arts for this production. Kadence Arts, founded by Boston-based percussionist and entrepreneur Maria Finkelmeier, is a nonprofit dedicated to uniting the community by providing new experiences to support and encourage an appreciation of how music enriches our lives. Kadence Arts has recruited an ensemble of professionals and students that will perform Inuksuit using conch shells, gongs, maracas, air horns, drums, sirens, cymbals, and glockenspiels, nestled among the trees of the conifer collection. Attendees will be encouraged to roam throughout the performance area, allowing for an individualized and personal listening experience.

Free, but we welcome your support in making this performance possible
https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1517&DayPlannerDate=6%2f12%2f2016

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