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NY Radical Jazz Thinkers, Prime Movers

From New York  Two master improvisers Engaged in spontaneous musical discourse as “Radical Thinkers…Prime Movers” (wsj) Matt Shipp, Piano Michael Bisio, Bass Returning, their first time at the Lilypad Especially for those unfamiliar:  Mr. Shipp is truly one of the leading lights of a new generation of jazz giants. He has reached the holy grail of jazz […]


Ancient Egyptian Gardens

Christian E. Loeben, Egyptologist and Keeper of Egyptian and Islamic Arts, Museum August Kestner, Hanover, Germany The oldest documented gardens in the world are from ancient Egypt. Gardens were described in hieroglyphic texts and depicted in paintings, and many have been recovered through archaeology. From these sources we know that ancient Egyptians maintained gardens at […]


Celebrate Nowruz

Celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring with poetry, live music, traditional sweets, and an introduction to the traditional haft seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and […]


I Heart Science

A Museum Festival for All Ages Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard. Observe tiny, tough tardigrades (microscopic “water bears”), and make your own model of one. Bring your […]


Sat Night Experiment: (3) Massachusetts Bands of unrestricted Improv

The Creative Music Series Presents From Boston and Western Mass. One Night, Three Bands of Free-Form, Cutting-Edge, Unrestricted Improvisations… Unrehearsed and creative music ala Free-Jazz, Free-Rock, Electronics and Experimental Sounds that are “serious fun” you just don’t hear often (enough), liberated from any stylistic and melodic shackles. # 1st Set:  Eric Zinman & NEKSYS # 2nd […]


PARK(ing) Day Reinvents City’s Parking Spots

What could a city do with all the space that’s dedicated to parking? That’s the driving question behind PARK(ing) Day, an international event where cities transform their metered parking spots into public spaces ranging from mini parks to libraries to concerts. Cambridge will reinvent 127 parking spots on Sept. 15, allowing 55 groups to set […]