We are pleased to announce an exciting slate of opportunities for our Summer 2016. There is something for everyone -- whether you want to listen to the American genius of Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples celebrating Independence Day, get out on the Charles River, learn the flamenco, or see the amazing acrobatic artistry of Cirque de Soleil -- with really rich opportunities to get to know one another and our Faculty Fellows and Staff better, expand your intellectual and cultural horizons, and enjoy!
Tickets will become available 10 days before each event at 6 PM (unless otherwise noted). Each event includes travel time to and from the event. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register only for events you can and will attend.
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Arboretum Tour followed by lunch
Join the Scholars Program for a guided tour of Native Trees and Native Americans at the Arnold Arboretum. The tour explores the connection between native trees and native cultures, and considers how Native Americans used and altered the forests. The tour will begin at 1, so we will depart campus promptly at 12:30. Wear comfortable shoes as this is a walking tour. Also be advised that food is not allowed in the Arboretum, so make sure to eat before the tour.
Tickets will be available at 6 PM on May 31st here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arnold-arboretum-tour-tickets-25385988174
5PM – 9 PM
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War followed by dinner
Come with the Scholars Program to Harvard Book Store's talk with bestselling author MARY ROACH and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist DEBORAH BLUM for a discussion of Roach's latest book. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War is an exploration of the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.
Tickets will be available at 6 PM on May 31st here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grunt-the-curious-science-of-humans-at-war-tickets-25510508618
9 AM – 5:30 PM
Take a day trip to Provincetown with the Scholars Program. Rich with history from early America to having the nation's first gay bar, and a beacon for artists, Provincetown's destinations include museums and monuments. In addition to the many historical and cultural destinations, Provincetown has beautiful beaches that attract thousands of tourists every summer. The ferry to Provincetown departs at 9 AM and leaves Provincetown at 4 PM, the trip is about 90 minutes each way.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/provincetown-day-trip-tickets-25390285026
6PM – 10 PM
Barkskins with Annie Proulx followed by dinner
Join the Scholars Program at Harvard Book Store's event with author of The Shipping News and "Brokeback Mountain" Annie Proulx for a reading from her latest novel, Barkskins, an epic story about the taking down of the world’s forests.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barkskins-reading-by-annie-proulx-tickets-25520161490
June 18th 2016
11:30 AM – 4 PM
Institute of Contemporary Art Tour followed by lunch
Join the Scholars Program for a private tour of the Institute of Contemporary Art. The tour, entitled Artist as Storyteller, will show how contemporary artists tell compelling new stories through creatively reimagined materials. Guides will highlight works from exhibitions on view.
The tour will begin at noon, and we will have lunch after the tour at Gather.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/institute-of-contemporary-art-tour-tickets-25520012043
11 AM – 9 PM
Tanglewood Trip: Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds
Join the 50th anniversary celebration and final performance in its entirety, along with rare cuts and greatest hits.
Beach Boys legend and cofounder Brian Wilson will be featured in a performance of the entire album Pet Sounds, as part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the work widely regarded as one of the best albums of all time. Brian Wilson performed at Tanglewood with the Beach Boys three times in the 1980s; this concert marks his first solo performance at the venue.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tanglewood-trip-brian-wilson-presents-pet-sounds-tickets-25679890243
7 PM – 10:30 PM
Cirque du Soleil: Kurios
Join the Scholars Program for a night of revelry as we see Kurios, a Cirque du Soleil performance that combines the impressive acrobatic feats for which Cirque is known, with a steampunk style theme. Kurios is in Boston for a short time, but has received positive reviews in the other cities it has toured in already.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kurios-tickets-25573079770
6 PM – 10 PM
Cooking Class at Sur La Table
Interested in learning how to cook an amazing three course meal? Join the Scholars Program for a private cooking lesson at Sur La Table. The class will be taught by a culinary expert, and you'll have the chance to eat what you make!
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-class-at-sur-la-table-tickets-25355741706
3:30 PM – 1 AM
Tanglewood Trip: Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples
Please note that this is the 4th of July weekend. Do not sign up to attend if you will not be available that weekend.
Join the Scholars Program at Tanglewood for a performance by Bob Dylan with special guest Mavis Staples to the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has performed twice at Tanglewood first in 1991 and again during the 1997 season.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tanglewood-bob-dylan-and-mavis-staples-tickets-25680039690
9 AM – 1 PM
Kayaking and BBQ
Join the Scholars Program for an excursion kayaking on the Charles River, experiencing Boston from a new perspective. We will leave from campus and journey to Kendall Square, from there we will kayak to the head of the Charles, where we will enjoy a catered BBQ picnic.
Tickets are already available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kayaking-on-the-charles-tickets-25355319443
12 PM – 5 PM
Join the Scholars Program for a Whale Watch hosted by the New England Aquarium. We will be on the water for three hours, heading out to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a place many whales, dolphins, and birds call home. The tour often sees humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, and white sided dolphins. Lunch will be provided on the boat.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whale-watch-tickets-25389800577
6 PM – 9 PM
Join the Scholars Program for an exciting night of dance! Learn some of the basics of flamenco dancing with our private class through Flamenco Boston. The class will include learning basic technique and a short choreography. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes!
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholars-flamenco-lesson-tickets-25376327278
July 24th 2016
11AM – 9 PM
Tanglewood Trip: Ginastera, Mozart, and Beethoven
Join the Scholars Program on a trip to Tanglewood for a performance of Ginastera's Variaciones concertantes, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4, nad Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral. The production will feature Veronika Eberle on violin and will be conducted by Juanjo Mena.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tanglewood-trip-ginastera-mozart-and-beethoven-tickets-25682523118
7PM – 11 PM
Shakespeare in the Common
Join the Scholars Program for a performance of Love's Labour's Lost in Boston Common. From the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: “In Love’s Labour’s Lost, friendship and loyalty amongst four young men and four young women are put to the test when romantic youthful notions of love encounter the challenges of adulthood.”
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shakespeare-in-the-common-tickets-25683105861
8AM – 8 PM
Join the Scholars program to explore the opulence of the Newport mansions. We will tour two of the mansions, journey through part of Newport's cliff walk, and give you time to relax by the beach or venture into downtown Newport.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newport-ri-trip-tickets-25799651452
11AM – 4 PM
Peabody Essex Museum Tour
Join the Scholars program for a guided tour at the Peabody Essex Museum. The tour, Two Merchants' Houses, explores cultural differences through architectural comparison. After the tour, we will have lunch and leave time to further explore the museum.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peabody-essex-museum-tour-tickets-25800341516
11AM – 7 PM
Tanglewood Trip: Berlioz, Tsontakis, Saint-Saens, and Prokofiev
Join the Scholars Program on a trip to Tanglewood for a performance of Berlioz' Overture to Beatrice et Benedict, Tsontakis' Sonnets, Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 5, and Prokofiev's Suite from Romeo and Juliet. Conducted by Andris Nelson, the production will feature Robert Sheena on the oboe and English horn, and Dejan Lazis on piano.
Tickets will be available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tanglewood-trip-berlioz-tsontakis-saint-saens-and-prokofiev-tickets-25682658523