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Calendar: Nov. 18 – 24

By Gail Waterhouse, News Staff

Entry of the Week:

Boston University has held a week’s worth of events as part of their observance of “Remember Fallujah Week,” a national week dedicated to raising awareness for the people of Fallujah and ending all US wars. The final event at BU is a screening of the movie “The Road to Fallujah” Friday afternoon.  The movie follows Mark Manning, the only westerner to live among the people of Fallujah, Iraq, after the battle in 2004 that ostensibly destroyed the city. The film shows both sides of the conflict and takes a look at the issues in Iraq by allowing the Iraqi citizens directly affected by the war to voice their opinion. 775 Commonwealth Ave., George Sherman Union Metcalf Hall; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Free; 617-353-2921.

Thursday, Nov. 18

Talent shows can sometimes be reminiscent of summer camp or embarrassing middle school memories. The Homecoming Talent Show promises to be different:  This time, there’s actual talent.  Performing acts include Northeastern band All These Elements, a cappella group Treble on Huntington, and hip-hop dance crew Kinematix, plus many others. Homecoming T-shirts will also be given out. Blackman Auditorium; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m; $5; [email protected].

Interested in art but don’t have the time (or prereqs) to take an art class? Each week, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers their Continuing Education Thursday Night Lecture Series, given by professors and artists on various topics. This week’s topic is “Design, Poetry and Creative Living,” and will be taught by sculptor Gerry Hoag. 621 Huntington Ave., Tower Building, 11th floor; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Free; 617-879-7200.

Friday, Nov. 19

Add a touch of refinement and class to Friday night. Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Boston Jewish Spirit are hosting a concert given by pianist Huang-Kuan Chen and his top students from the New England Conservatory, Yale and the Walnut Hill School.  The ensemble will perform pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and many more. 15 Newbury St.; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Free, $10 donation suggested; 781-259-8195.

Saturday, Nov. 20

It’s not Thanksgiving yet, but the Christmas and holiday commercials are already out in full force. If the holiday spirit has already struck, head over to Faneuil Hall to see the marketplace’s annual Holiday Lighting Festival. Stand alongside New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo and characters from the Boston Ballet’s “Nutcracker” to watch the 82-foot Spruce light up. 4 South Market Building; 11 a.m. to noon; Free; 617-523-1300.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Northeastern musical theatre has a new name – the on-campus theatre group formerly known as The Great White Way is now NUStage. The group will perform the musical “Reefer Madness” Saturday and Sunday nights. The production is based on an anti-marijuana propaganda film made in 1938. Blackman Auditorium; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $7 with NUID; [email protected].

Feel like reminiscing about those middle school and early high school days when ska was popular? Sing along to “Sell Out” and “Magic Chicken” at the House of Blues Sunday night when Reel Big Fish and Aquabats take the stage. 15 Lansdowne St.; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $22; 888-693-2583.

Monday, Nov. 22

If all the current movies seem unappealing and Harry Potter has  gotten old, head to the Coolidge Corner Theatre Monday night to see Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window.” This thriller is the latest installment in the theatre’s “Big Screen Classics” series. 290 Harvard St., Brookline; 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; $9; 617-734-2501.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

Celebrate the beginning of Thanksgiving break with some jazz near the water.  Listen to the vocal stylings of Patrice Williamson at Regattabar. Backed by her jazz band of piano, drums, bass and saxophone, Williamson scats and belts out sensitive ballads that have won her several music awards in Boston. 1 Bennett St., Cambridge; 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; $15; 617-661-5000.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

Staying on campus for Thanksgiving, or just stuck waiting to get home? Visit the new four-story $504 million Art of the Americas wing at the MFA. It opened to the public Nov. 20, but the crowds should have died down by now as everyone prepares their Thanksgiving meal. 465 Huntington Ave.; 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Free with NUID; 617-267-9300.

Have an event coming up? E-mail the details to [email protected].

Events may be canceled or rescheduled. Call ahead to confirm.

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