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Event Calendar: Nov. 20–26

Event Calendar: Nov. 20–26

Entry of the Week: Sunday, Nov. 23

Although the Ebola scare in the US has mostly calmed down, you can still help raise money to aid countries that are not so lucky. Northeastern’s Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice will host Dodge Ebola, a fundraising dodgeball tournament with proceeds benefitting Doctors without Borders. Teams consisting of three to five Northeastern students, faculty or staff can sign up with a minimum donation of $5. Both the team that wins the tournament and the team with the most spirit will win a prize. If you don’t want to play, you can still come watch and support the cause, with a suggested donation of $5. All participants and spectators must wear athletic attire. Marino Center, Court 2; 2:30–4:30 p.m.; suggested donation of $5.

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Event Calendar: Nov. 13-19

Event Calendar: Nov. 13-19

Entry of the Week: Monday, Nov. 17

Enjoy a free visit to the newly renovated Harvard Art Museum, which is reopening after its 2008 closure. This Monday and Tuesday, the museum is opening its doors free of charge to the public. New galleries include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings and photographs from all around the world, and masterpieces from the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler collections. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time, with up to six people per reservation. Reservation times are set for 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Plan your visit at tickets.harvardartmuseums.org. 32 Quincy St., Cambridge; free.

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Event Calendar: Nov. 6-12

Event Calendar: Nov. 6-12

Entry of the week: Thursday, Nov. 6

See Frank Warren, founder of popular blog PostSecret, give a talk at Boston University, hosted by the Active Minds organization. PostSecret, a community mail project, allows people to anonymously share secrets with Warren, who publishes a few of the secrets on his blog PostSecret.com, every Sunday. The project supports suicide prevention and awareness efforts, and is an attempt to spread the message that no one is ever really alone with their secrets. His presentation will include a discussion of his book and a chance for members of the audience to share their own stories. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com and will include a copy of the coffee-table book “The World of PostSecret.” 871 Commonwealth Ave., Rm 129; 7 p.m.; $20.

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Event Calendar: Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Event Calendar: Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Entry of The Week: Saturday, Nov. 1

Experience the mystery and intrigue of “Dracula” at a midnight showing of one of the earliest film renditions of Bram Stoker’s famed novel. This Saturday night, the Coolidge Corner Theatre will screen the 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi and directed by Tod Browning. It tells the story of Count Dracula’s move from Transylvania to England where he preys upon an innocent young girl named Mina (Helen Chandler). While not particularly scary by today’s special effects standards, the film is a classic example of early Hollywood horror and has influenced many adaptations since. 290 Harvard St., Brookline; 11:59 p.m.; $10.25.

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Event Calendar: Oct. 23-29

Event Calendar: Oct. 23-29

If you are panicking at the idea of having to function in the adult world after college, a new musical production of “Alice in Wonderland” may be for you. A new echomusical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic story is opening at the Wheelock Theatre, in which Alice goes down an entirely different rabbit hole. In this satirical coming-of-age fantasy, Alice must navigate a world filled with grown-up social activities. While the story is an update on the original, the plot still includes famous scenes like the tea party and croquet match. Have a good laugh and maybe even learn some tips for the future. 180 Riverway; 7:30 p.m.; $15-17.50. goldstar.com/events/boston-ma/alice.

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Event Calendar: Oct. 16-22

Event Calendar: Oct. 16-22

Immerse yourself in moving graphics of nebulas, galaxies and star systems as you listen to the music of the Museum of Science’s live performance Cosmic Loops. Stellar musical duo Eugene Friesen, four-time Grammy Award-winning cellist, and Ian Ethan, acoustic double-neck guitarist, will take the stage beneath the – artificially projected – stars in the Charles Hayden Planetarium this Wednesday night. The musicians will be utilizing real-time live looping technology to supplement their sound. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park; 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.; $15; free.

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Event Calendar: Oct. 9-15

Event Calendar: Oct. 9-15

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Try a different take on comedy and come see one of America’s preeminent humor authors, David Sedaris, give a talk hosted by Celebrity Series of Boston at the Boston Symphony Hall this Wednesday. Known for his essay collections “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Let’s Talk About Diabetes With Owls,” Sedaris was first recognized by NPR in 1992. His books are largely autobiographical, taking a self-deprecating look at his middle class suburban life, jobs, education and obsessive behaviors. Speaking with this trademark style, Sedaris is bound to put on a good show and keep everyone laughing. Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.; 8 p.m.; $45-50.

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Event Calendar: Oct. 2-8

Event Calendar: Oct. 2-8

Entry of The Week: Tuesday, Oct. 7

It’s fashion week in Boston and the Boston En Vogue 2014 charity is hosting its Modern Elegance show at Bijou nightclub this Tuesday. The evening includes live entertainment and an industry-networking hour with representatives from every facet of the fashion industry, including modeling agencies and fashion magazines. Listen to live entertainment and enjoy appetizers before the show, which will showcase the new collections of some of the nation’s top designers. Not only will the show benefit fashion-savvy Bostonians, but it also donates a portion of the proceeds to local non-profit organization Extended Arms Youth Services. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com. 51 Stuart St.; 8 – 11p.m.; $60.

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Event Calendar: Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Event Calendar: Sept. 25-Oct. 1

See one of Boston’s most famous and interactive museums for free this Friday night when the Museum of Science hosts its annual College Night. With a college ID, students are granted free access to over 20 museum exhibits, such as The Hall of Human Life, the Theatre of Electricity, Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic and New England Habitats. There will also be the opportunity to see a live animal show and go on a Boston Duck Tour. Additional exhibits including the Omni Theater, 4-D theatre, Planetarium and Butterfly Garden are available at a discounted $6 each. 1 Science Park; 5 – 9 p. m.; free with college ID.

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Event Calendar: Sept. 18-24

Event Calendar: Sept. 18-24

By Rowena Lindsay, Deputy Inside Editor Entry of the week: Wednesday, Sept. 24 Put together a team and show off your knowledge of the BBC television show Doctor Who this Wednesday night. The top three teams will take home Doctor Who-themed prizes and the first place team will get a […]

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