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Fun And Often Free Things To Do In Cambridge

There’s always something cooking in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  College lectures, museum events, movies, tours and more.  Best yet – most events are inexpensive and many are free – it doesn’t get any better than that!  Here’s the latest roundup of things to do in Cambridge.

Author Readings in Cambridge

Science fiction author, David Weber, reading from his new science fiction adventure novel, Storm From The Shadows. At the Harvard Coop, Harvard Square. Tuesday, March 3 at 7 pm.  Free admission.
Marion Kilson and Florence Ladd, authors of Is That Your Child: Mothers Talk About Raising Biracial Children. At Porter Square Books, Porter Square Mall, Cambridge, MA. Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm. Free admission.
Frank Shirley, author of New Rooms for Old Houses (this is a wonderful book for old house enthusiasts!) will share ideas for expanding the space of your old house without sacrificing its vintage charm.  At Porter Square Books, Porter Square Mall, Cambridge. Tuesday, March 10 at 7 pm. Free admission. 

Lectures In Cambridge

Survival of the Swiftest, Smartest, or Fattest? Human Evolution 150 Years After Darwin
Lecture by Daniel Lieberman at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA. Thursday, March 5, 6:00 pm.  Free admission.
When Doctors Are Writers: Elissa Ely (Ely writes amazing essays for the Boston Globe) and Tess Gerritsen talk about how writing affects their medical practice and vice versa. Cambridge Forum, First Parish, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 pm.  Free admission.

Films In Cambridge

Movie Night at the Schelesinger Library: Dogfight (1991) starring Lili Taylor and River Phoenix.  A discussion with Andrea Walsh, of MIT, will follow the film. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College Room, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard. Wednesday, March 4, 6 pm. Free admission.
Harvard Film Archive: The Notorious Landlady (1962) starring Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon and Operation Mad Ball (1957) starring Jack Lemmon and Ernie Kovacks. Harvard Film Archive at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge.  Monday, March 2 at 7 pm.  Admission: $8.00, seniors $6.00
Friday Night Anime, MIT. 77 Mass Ave, Rm. 6-120, Cambridge.  Friday, March 6 at 7 pm. Free admission.

Other Fun Things To Do In Cambridge

Cambridge Community Television Orientation.  Learn how you can get involved – produce your own tv show, learn video production skills.  CCTV Studios, 675 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.  Monday, March 2 at 6:30 pm. Free admission. 
Walking Tour: Discover Mount Auburn.  This 1.5-mile walking tour will focus on the stories of history, monuments, and the lives of those buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark.  580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. Saturday, March 7, 2:00 pm.  Admission: $10
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Belmont Events – Belmont World Film – Arabian Nights – New England Premiere

At the Movies in Belmont MABelmont World Films is a nonprofit organization that showcases international films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from countries around the world.  Movies are shown at the Studio Cinema, a single-screen theater at 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont.  There are six movies in the spring film series, shown on Sundays at 7:30 pm. 

The first film in the series is Arabian Nights a film from Luxembourg about a young train conductor who becomes obsessed with a beautiful Algerian woman.  Arabian Nights was Luxembourg’s entry for the 2008 Academy Awards and this is the film’s New England premiere. 

When: Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Where: Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont

How Much: $8, $7 for seniors and students

For more information call Belmont World Films at 617-484-3980.

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Cambridge Events – Hasty Pudding Club Woman of the Year Parade

Following a tradition that began in 1951, Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Club has chosen Renee Zellweger as 2009’s Woman of the Year.  Previous recipients of the award include Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Bette Midler, Jodi Foster, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Scarlett Johansson.

The celebration kicks off with a parade through the streets of Cambridge.  Tickets to the ceremony that follows the parade are available for purchase.
Here’s a video from the day:

When: Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 2:30
Where: Harvard Square
How Much: No charge for the parade.  Following the parade, the pudding pot presentation ceremony and roast will be held at the New College Theatre, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge at 3:15pm.  Tickets for the ceremony are $80 and are available at the box office, 617-495-5205. 
For more information visit  or call (202) 465-1311

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