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Hot Pots, Museum Raids, and the Race To Uncover Asia’s Archaeological Past
The chance discovery 50 years ago of beautiful Bronze Age artifacts in the Thai village of Ban Chiang, led to a new understanding of an ancient Asian culture. It also led to one of the largest antiquities-trafficking cases ever investigated by the U.S. Justice Department. In this evening program, discover an exciting detective story that also reveals the harm caused by archaeological looting.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:45 PM
An Evening of Indian Classical Music
Harsh Narayan, a rising young virtuoso of the traditional stringed sarangi, and accompanist Aditya Kalyanpur on the tabla offer a concert drawn from one of the world’s great musical traditions, the classical ragas of India.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:30 PM
A Taste of Japan
Join Rudy Maxa, host of Rudy Maxa’s World on public television, and local restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa (Daikaya, Bantam King) for a preview of their upcoming series Taste of Japan, which follows their search for the ingredients, the people, and the traditions behind the country’s exquisite cuisine.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The Splendors of Vienna
Mention Vienna, and waltzes, pastries, and refined elegance come to mind. But the Austrian capital also gave us Freud, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Mahler, and its remarkable achievements in painting, design, contemporary music, medicine, literature and philosophy are second to none. Opera expert Fred Plotkin reveals the many layers of this beautiful city.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Naples: History in a Crucible
Come on a virtual tour of one of the world’s most exciting and appealing cities, Naples, in the Campania region of Italy, guided by art historian Nigel McGilchrist. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The Christmas Markets of Europe: A Festive Stroll
Take a vicarious stroll through some of Europe’s charming Christmas markets in a delightful evening filled with holiday music and a reception highlighting European-inspired specialties and traditional holiday sweets.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Make the Season Brighter!
Exclusively for Circle of Support Members (Resident Advocate level and above): Discovery Theater’s signature production Seasons of Light illuminates the history and customs of a variety of global celebrations in a delightful interactive show that bridges communities and cultures. Special performances include post-show art activities and seasonal refreshments.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Make the Season Brighter!
Exclusively for Circle of Support Members (Resident Advocate level and above): Discovery Theater’s signature production Seasons of Light illuminates the history and customs of a variety of global celebrations in a delightful interactive show that bridges communities and cultures. Special performances include post-show art activities and seasonal refreshments.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 1:30 PM