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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>>
February 18-20 and 25-27, 8:00 p.m.
February 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. Winner of the 2010 P ulitzer Prize in Drama and three Tony Awards, Next to Normal is a groundbreaking American masterpiece that explores the psychology of grief, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the shared joys and heartaches of family life.

    $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 >

All events are free and open to the public

Current Exhibitions
September 10 – December 6

Shahzia Sikander: Parallax
Tisch Family Gallery

Last Folio
Koppelman Family Gallery

In Person—574: Sophia Ainslie
Remis Sculpture Court

CreateDate: Unleash your inner artist!
Dec. 3, 5 – 7 p.m.
Aidekman Arts Center>>
Drop-in art making and participatory activities related to current exhibitions.

CEEO Community Office Hours
Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) Community office hours
Thursdays: Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 3, April 7, & May 5 from 4-6 p.m.
200 Boston Ave, G-810
Medford/Somerville Campus

  • Learn 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


Fall 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.
More Details >>

Through the Looking Glass – A Concert by Grand Harmonie
Dec. 3, 8 – 10 p.m.
Grand Harmonie, Boston's groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble, presents German Romantic favorites in an unconventional chamber setting, including Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll", Brahms's "Serenade No. 1 in D" and "Liebeslieder Waltzes", and a set of French dances by Heinrich Scherrer.

Family and Children's Concert Series:

  • Pixar!
    Dec. 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
    Tufts Wind Ensemble performs music from Pixar films under the direction of John McCann.

Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series:

  • Tufts Flute Ensemble
    Dec. 6, 3 – 5 p.m.
    Tufts Flute Ensemble presents spirited and diverse music from the Renaissance to the 21st century under the direction of Nina Barwell.

Kiniwe: Traditional Song, Dance, and Drumming of Ghana
Dec. 11, 8-10 p.m.
Attah Poku leads Kiniwe in a performance of traditional music and dance from Ghana, featuring items of his own Ashanti heritage. Kiniwe is joined by the Ahenema Cultural Troupe, artists of Ashanti birth now based in New York City, and the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society, a Boston-based group founded in 1979 by Prof. David Locke.


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>>

Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Bridgewater St.

Jan. 5, 7:00 P.M.

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

Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m.
Plymouth St.

Jan. 8, 7:00 p.m.

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

Dec. 4, 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 5, 4:00 p.m.

Jan. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Daniel Webster

Jan. 12, 7:00 p.m.


             Music Highlight:

Tufts Electronic Music Ensemble: Just This  Side of the Tracks
Dec. 12, 8-10 p.m.
Granoff Music Center>>
Medford/Somerville Campus
TEME presents classic and original electric and eclectic music from the '60s through today, played on all manner of electronic instruments and featuring the world premiere of the amazing Sonic Pyramid, under the direction of Dr. Paul D. Lehrman.



Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series

Varis Lecture Hall, Granoff Music Center>>
Free; no tickets required
Lunch to be served after each lecture

  • "Beyond Quotation: Composing with Appalachian Folksong"
    Shawn Jaeger
    Nov. 30, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
    Composer Shawn Jaeger presents the final colloquium of the semester.
Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn program
Thursdays, 12-1 p.m.
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center>>
Medford/Somerville Campus
Open to the public
Food is generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment
  • Dec. 3
    Guy Robinson, Using pollen analysis for monitoring ancient and modern environments
  • Dec. 10
    William Moomaw, Talloires Declaration: Past, Present, Future

More Info>>
You can't make it to the talk? No problem!
Watch it live from your computer or smart phone >
Watch previous Lunch and Learn
seminars >

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Events  
 Grafton Campus>>

  • Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet
    Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
    Agnes Varis Auditorium>>
    Join us for a relaxing evening of chamber music, and listen to this talented group of professional musicians perform their Fall Folio, a trio of works including Andantino from Concierto No. 3 by Antonio Soler.
    free and open to the public.

Open Hours:

  • Jan. 8
    M.S. in Conservation Medicine (MCM) Program
    This twelve-month graduate program focuses on health relationships at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment Information or RSVP: mcm@tufts.edu, http://vet.tufts.edu/mcm/
  • Jan. 8
    Open House: M.S. in Infectious Disease and Global Health (MS-IDGH This graduate program is intended to train students in understanding the emergence, establishment and spread of infectious agents across the globe. Information or RSVP: msidgh@tufts.edu, http://vet.tufts.edu/msidgh/
  • Jan. 11
    Open House for M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Program
    This unique one-year graduate degree program offers students the opportunity to explore the complex relationships between people and animals, and how those relationships are reflected in our culture, institutions, and public policy. Information or RSVP: capp@tufts.edu, http://vet.tufts.edu/mapp/

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>>