GreylockWorks

A dramatic venue for public festivals, theater, conferences, weddings, farmers markets, concerts and other events in a renovated mill with 26,000 square feet of space under 1,000 linear feat of skylights reaching 24′ clear heights.

Uptown Tunnel

Along with its home base on Spring Street and a satellite at Mass MoCA, Tunnel City coffee also runs a bright and quiet coffee shop in the Follett-run Williams College bookstore.

Cullen Murphy speaks

Cullen Murphy, an American writer and editor probably best known for his work at The Atlantic, where he served as managing editor, will speak about his work and his life. He was born in New Rochelle, New York, in 1952, a son of illustrator and cartoonist John Cullen Murphy.

I Know How You Feel

Book talk, Q&A and reception for F. Diane Barth and I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives . Barth, a psychotherapist widely recognized for her expertise in women’s relationships, explores the rich and sometimes complicated landscape of women’s friendships in a guide for women in their twenties to their sixties and beyond. Drawing out engaging stories from a lively and diverse cast of women from all over the world, many of whom speak about feelings they haven’t shared before, Barth examines how life can affect friendships in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. A book signing will follow the event.

Galaxies and nebulas

Motions of the planets, phases of the moon, the temperatures and colors of stars, neighboring galaxies, myths and constellations, the Southern Hemisphere’s sky, comets … Astronomy students explore the night sky,  8 p.m.  with the the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Free shows for the public on Fridays in the spring semester.

Galaxies and nebulas

Motions of the planets, phases of the moon, the temperatures and colors of stars, neighboring galaxies, myths and constellations, the Southern Hemisphere’s sky, comets … Astronomy students explore the night sky,  8 p.m.  with the the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Free shows for the public on Fridays in the spring semester.

17/18 Play Reading Series

Williams College Theatre Department Season Planning Committee presents a series of play readings, 7 p.m. on select Thursday evenings.

Winckelmann: Classical Art, Sexual Freedom, and the Prehistory of Gay Identity

Robert Tobin, an eminent Germanist and queer scholar, will discuss Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), who rose from poverty in northern Germany to a resplendent life in Rome, to beome a major art historian of his time. His open courtship of other men as well as his sensational murder made his lifestyle a model for educated men who were sexually attracted to other men, much like Oscar Wilde a century later. These same erotic instincts were behind a willingness to challenge establish morality and imbue the human body with a nobility that paved the way for the emerging conception of the rights of man.

Sinkane

Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice. He led the 15-piece Atomic Bomb Band with collaborators that included David Byrne, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Lidell. Now he visits with his 6-piece project, horns blazing.

David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition on Screen showing: Widely considered Britain’s most popular living artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris, and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide.