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Next to Normal
Music by Tom Kitt
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Noe Montez
Balch Arena Theater, Aidekman Arts Center>>
Feb. 18-20 and 25-27, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 27, 2:00 pm

Diana Goodman has a seemingly-perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son, and daughter. While the family appears to be the typical American family on the surface, their lives are anything but normal as they cope with the effects of bipolar disorder. Next to Normal is a modern rock musical about the devastating toll of psychiatric disorders and the decisions a family makes to keep their world intact.

    Tickets: (Box Office #: 617-627-3493)
    $10.00          Tufts ID/Seniors
    $10.00          Subscribers
    $15.00          General Public
    2/18 -            All tickets are $10.00, which includes the opening night reception
    2/25 -            $1.00 night

RSVP, post-show discussion information, photos, and more >


Adriana Zavala Author Talk: Frida Kahlo's Garden
Wednesday, Feb.17  - 3:30pm
Tisch Library, Hirsh Reading Room

Adriana Zavala, Associate Professor of Art History at Tufts and director of the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, as well as the American and Latino Studies programs, joined the interdisciplinary team at the New York Botanical Garden from 2012-2015 to curate “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life.” During the Author Talk, Professor Zavala will discuss Kahlo’s paintings in relation to her home, garden, and the natural world.

The 15th Maxine Newberg Gordon, J70, Book Prize, will be awarded to Ryan Hastings-Echo, a mathematics major who has demonstrated a love of reading, literature, and poetry, prior to the Author Talk.

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Tufts University Art Gallery
All events are free and open to the public

Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera
Tisch Family Gallery
Now – May 22

Marcelo Brodsky | Jorge Tacla: Upheaval
Koppelman Family Gallery
Now – May 22

Spring 2016 Exhibitions Sneak Peek!
Marcelo Brodsky | Jorge Tacla: Upheaval

Now - May 22
Koppelman Family Gallery>>
This two-person exhibition features recent and new works by photographer Marcelo Brodsky (b. 1954, Argentina) and painter Jorge Tacla (b. 1958, Chile).
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An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas
March 2, 7pm
Cohen Auditorium
Jose Antonio Vargas takes audiences deeper into his story, sharing details of his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hadn't seen in person in over 20 years.  This event is free and open to the public, but limited to two tickets per person.
More details and Ticket Info




Most of Tufts’ NCAA Division III Varsity team games are free and open to the public. Visit the Athletics website >>
Directions to Athletics facilities>>
* = Conference games

Women’s Basketball
Home games are played at Cousen’s Gym on the Medford/Somerville campus>>

Feb. 12, 7:00 p.m. v.s. Williams*

Men’s Hockey
Games take place at the Malden Forum>>

Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m. v.s. Bowdoin*

Feb. 20, 4:00 p.m. v.s. Colby*

Men’s Baseball
Alumni Fields: Huskins Field

Apr. 9, 12 p.m. v.s. Brandeis

Apr. 9, 2:30 p.m. v.s. Brandeis

Apr. 10, 1 p.m. v.s. Keene State

Apr. 10, 3:30 p.m. v.s. Keene state

Apr. 12, 3 p.m. v.s. Roger Williams

Women’s Softball
Home games are played at Spicer Field

Apr. 2, 9 a.m. v.s. Hamilton, Mount Holyoke, Trinity & Wentworth

Apr. 9, 9 a.m. v.s. Wesleyan, Wellesley & Bates

Apr. 10, 9 a.m. v.s. Amherst

Apr. 16, 10 a.m. v.s. Middlebury

Women’s Lacrosse
Home games are played at Bello Field

Mar. 7, 7 p.m. v.s. Castleton

Mar. 9, 7 p.m. v.s. MIT

Mar. 12, 2 p.m. v.s. Middlebury*

Mar. 16, 4 p.m. v.s. Cortland State

Men’s Lacrosse
Home games are played at Bello Field

Mar. 19, 1 p.m. v.s. Colby

Apr. 2, 1 p.m. v.s. Connecticut College

Apr. 12, 7 p.m. v.s. Endicott

Apr. 16, 1 p.m. v.s. Amherst

CEEO Community Office Hours
Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) Community office hours
Thursdays:  March 3, April 7, & May 5 from 4-6 p.m.
200 Boston Ave, G-810
Medford/Somerville CampusLearn about the CEEO's projects

  • Explore tools that can be used for engineering in the classroom
  • Hear about our work with students
  • Discuss best practices around engineering education
  • Receive curricular support


Tufts Film Series
Barnum Hall, Room 008>>
shown on 35mm film on a big screen with a Dolby Digital 12.1 surround sound system, in a theater that seats about 200 people.
Free and open to the public.
For more info., See updated schedules and Trailers>>

French Film Experience
All films, subtitled in English, will be screened in Olin 011 & 012 and begin at 6:30 PM.

Sunday, February 21: L’auberge espagnole
Xavier, an economics student from France, spends a year in Barcelona. He shares an apartment with 7 students from different countries. He is going to learn way more than Spanish…

Sunday, March 13, 2016: Les poupées russes
Xavier is 30 and his career is not exactly taking off. His love life is a mess. He and Wendy gather all their friends from Barcelona for her brother’s wedding in Russia.

Sunday, April 3, 2016: Casse-tête chinois
Xavier is 40 and separated from his significant other. When she decides to move to NYC with their 2 children, he follows them to be close to them. His life is getting more and more complicated.


            Music Highlight

Lotus Lives: A Chamber Opera
Feb. 21, 8-10 p.m.

Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center (map)

more details>>

Festival of Russian Music Concert
Feb. 27, 8-10 p.m.

Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center (map)

more details>>



Music Department Concerts:
Unless otherwise noted, performances are free, require no tickets, and take place at the Granoff Music Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus.
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Tufts Sunday Concert Series:

  • Music Inspired by Words, Words Inspired by Music
    Feb. 28, 3-5 p.m.
  • Tufts Wind Ensemble
    Mar. 6, 3-5 p.m.
  • Songs of Africa
    Mar. 13, 3-5 p.m.

Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series

  • Microphone as Prosthesis, Instrument, and Technology 1830-1930
    Feb. 29, 12-1:30 p.m.
    Harvard University Professor of Music Carolyn Abbate presents our second colloquium of the semester.
  • Hearing Heat: Acoustemology meets the Anthropocene – Steven Feld
    Mar. 14, 12-1 p.m.
    University of New Mexico Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, emeritus Steven Feld presents our third colloquium of the semester.
  • Edwin Seroussi
    Apr. 11, 12-1:30 p.m.
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor of Musicology Edwin Seroussi presents our final colloquium of the semester.