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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The roots of Mardi Gras, like those of New Orleans itself, are complex, rich, and wonderfully varied. Historian Emily Landau guides you through a lively social history of this pre-Lenten celebration—and offers a king cake tasting, too.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM

In conversation with Ken Walsh, actor Martin Sheen discusses his iconic role in The West Wing, as well its impact on television’s depiction of government and how we view our real-life national leaders.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Build up some buzz for awards night by joining film writer Noah Gittell for an evening that focuses on all things Oscar. The movie-inspired fun includes history and trivia, film clips, a predictions contest, and a chance to join some screen legends (the Madame Tussauds versions, that is) for photos on the red carpet.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Production designer Deborah Riley is responsible for creating the stunning settings against which HBO’s saga of power, family, revenge and romance plays out. Learn how she and a small army of craftsmen give the series its distinctive visual style.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Step into the Grantham dining room with food historian Francine Segan as she offers guide to the meals and manners of the British aristocracy of the early 20th century.

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