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Brattle Cambridge Science Festival Film Series: Contact!

April 14 - April 16
Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

In celebration of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival, the Brattle is pleased to present a brief program of films in which the aliens actually do ‘come in peace.’ The series runs opening weekend, Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 16

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Free

Solar Light Installation by Materials & Methods

April 14 - April 23
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Visit the dynamic outdoor light installation by Materials & Methods suspended above the front lawn of Cambridge City Hall, created for Cambridge Science Festival! Full details here.   

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9:00 am
Free

Free Admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Explore 12,000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast research collections -- dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, and animals from around the globe. See hundreds of animals including giraffe, elephant, armadillo, platypus, giant whale skeletons & more. Get close to the Kronosaurus, a 42-foot-long marine reptile, and amazing gemstones and minerals including a 1,642 lb. amethyst geode, and visit the world-famous exhibit of ‘Glass Flowers.’ Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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Free Admission to Harvard’s Peabody Museum

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Explore the varied beauty and craftsmanship of war objects drawn from cultures around the world in Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures. From maces, clubs, daggers and spears, to shields, helmets and entire suits of armor, this exhibition offers museum-goers more than 150 examples of weapons that are also extraordinary works of art. See 19th-century warrior art by Plains Indians in Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West. Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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$5 - $15

MITxMake

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
MIT Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center, 120 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
MITxMake

MITxMake is MIT’s student-led makerfest celebrating maker culture. We connect, educate and entertain attendees with a showcase of innovation, creativity and technology from MIT students, regional makers and tech companies. Join us for a one-day event to check out maker projects from MIT and all over Boston, tour real MIT makerspaces, join an electronics workshop and build a drone, hear from makerspaces from all over the world, and listen to MIT makers discuss their work and the future of creativity. Cost: $15/Adult, $5/Child, $5/with MIT ID. Purchase advance tickets at www.mitxmake.com or drop-in. Direct link to tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mitxmake-2017-tickets-32194331111

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$6

The Flea at MIT: First Swapfest of the Year!

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
32 Albany St., 32 Albany St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Come on out for the first SWAPFEST of the year!  Held the third Sunday of each month April through October, check out this Hi Tech, Computer, Electronics, and Ham Radio Flea market. Find all things nerdly - from Enigma machines to robotics and radio parts. Event held rain or shine! More Information: http://w1mx.mit.edu/flea-at-mit/ MIT Albany's St. Garage and Parking Lot, 32 Albany St., Cambridge

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12:00 pm

Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub

Explore the interface of art and engineering. Create a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages and pulleys. Cost: Included with Museum admission. Drop-in.

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2:00 pm
$15 - $46

Paradise

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Paradise performances happen 10 times
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA 02139 United States

Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager in the Bronx, meets with her teacher Dr. Royston, a mysterious scientist forced to teach high school biology. If she salvages her perfect score, she can claim her independence: pursue her passion for science while honoring her cultural traditions. An unlikely, inspired partnership is created, investigating adolescent romantic love. Clashes arise out of their conflicts over religion, science, and mentorship as both teacher’s and student’s lives are transformed forever. World premiere of a new play from Laura Maria Censabella, directed by Shana Gozansky, produced by Underground Railway Theater. A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production. Additional performances throughout the week. Cost: $15-$46, Tickets at www.centralsquaretheater.org or 617-576-9278. 25% off tickets with code FESTIVAL

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Tony Smith in Red: The Science of Choosing the Right Paint for Outdoor Sculpture

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
MIT Rogers Building (Building 7), 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Tony Smith in Red: The Science of Choosing the Right Paint for Outdoor Sculpture

Join List Visual Arts Center and Rika Smith McNally, Conservator, for a discussion about the science of choosing the right paint for outdoor sculpture. Learn behind-the-scenes information about conserving public art works through a close look at Tony Smith's For Marjorie. Currently the Director of Art Conservation for the Cambridge Arts Council, Rika Smith McNally has conserved a number of outdoor sculptures on the MIT campus. Meet in front of the Rogers Building for this outdoor walking and standing discussion. Cost: Free. Pre-registration requested at listart.mit.edu/events-programs

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7:30 pm
Free

Reality Show: Stalking the Musical Brain

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Reality Show: Stalking the Musical Brain

Why do we respond so strongly to music? Have you heard of the Wekinator? Join MIT neuroscientists, musicians and composers on a journey to explore what happens to our brains in the presence of music. Boston’s premiere music ensemble Dinosaur Annex presents brand new works by MIT’s Charles Shadle, Italian composer/researcher Michele Zaccagnini, and MIT student composers. Hear MIT neuroscientist Joshua McDermott tell us about his recent trail-blazing work that discovered brain pathways that respond just to music. Cost: Free.

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