Performance at Geological Lecture Hall. Workshops in Peabody Museum Education room.
Performance and Workshop
People warn, “No one has ever returned from Cat Mountain!” But Sho, a young servant girl journeys to the strange and far-off mountain anyway where she hopes to find her freedom and her lost cat. Behind the Mask Theatre brings this magical folktale to life in an original adaptation featuring puppetry, dance, masks, and Japanese theater styles. After the performance, join the actors in the Peabody Museum for a mask-making workshop!... Read more about Cat Mountain: Presented by Behind the Mask Theatre
Public Lecture by Michael Coogan, Harvard Divinity School
The Ten Commandments of the Hebrew Bible have become a focal point in contemporary culture wars. When and how, among all the laws reportedly given on Mount Sinai, did the Decalogue become such a privileged and authoritative text?... Read more about A Short History of the Ten Commandments
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street
Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Hopi Hoekstra, Professor of Zoology and Curator of Mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
How do certain animals, such as wild mice, evolve their most critical survival traits, including skin coloration, body shape, and the ability to dig elaborate tunnels in order to hide from predators? How fast can successive generations acquire visible traits, and how do animal genes and behavior interact?... Read more about From Darwin to DNA: The Genetic Basis of Animal Behavior
Join the Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts, known both for its participation in Latino cultural festivals and as an ambassador of Dominican culture. Carnival participants can celebrate with games, crafts, snacks, and traditional tales and join the parade as diablos cojuelos (“limping devils”) cavort indoors in traditional costumes.... Read more about Dominican Carnival!