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Restaurant Q&A: Cambridge's Temple Bar is back in business after fire - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:56am

Restaurant Q&A: Cambridge's Temple Bar is back in business after fire
Wicked Local Cambridge
The Porter Square restaurant features new lights, lampshades, tap tower at the bar, floor tiling around the bar area, a mural of Dublin's Temple Bar—after which it is named—and larger televisions. Banquettes now have charcoal black covers and most of the ...

Former pop-up Bagelsaurus opens brick and mortar in Porter Square - Daily Free Press (subscription)

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:18am

Former pop-up Bagelsaurus opens brick and mortar in Porter Square
Daily Free Press (subscription)
An expansion had always been the plan, and Cambridge was a great spot in which to build, she said. Not only does she live in and love Cambridge, she also looks forward to getting business from the large student population in the area. All of the bagels at ...

Programming Highlights: Wed, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 4, 2014

CCTV - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:00am

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!

CCTV Halloween
Join us for a spooky weekend of Halloween fun!

Creepy Conversations
A Halloween special in which Oktoberfest 2014 patrons speak to Cambridge Community Terror-vision about all things that go bump in the night! Hear stories about real-life hauntings, Halloween memories, trick-or-treat traditions, and terrifying legends told by people of all ages and backgrounds right here in your own community. Try not to get too scared! Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 8 - Premiering: Friday 8 PM

Fantasm
A documentary about horror conventions and the people that attend them! At 15 years old, Kyle Kuchta went to his first horror convention. Years later, he visits multiple cons to understand why these gatherings are so important to horror fans, vendors and celebrity guests. Produced by Kyle Kuchta.
Ch. 8 - Premiering: Friday 9 PM

Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers
Host Penny Dreadful and her ghoulish co-hosts show classic horror movies from the not-so Golden Age of Terror in this traditional creature-double-feature style show. In this episode, Penny and company watch "Attack of the Monsters," in which aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, while a hero monster follows and tries to rescue them! Produced by Ivan Bernier.
Ch. 8 - Premiering: Friday 10 PM

Movie Of The Week: "The Stoker"
In this classic thriller, a man whose wife has deserted him winds up saving a beautiful girl from the clutches of a murderous bandit on a Nicaraguan coffee plantation.
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

CCTV Halloween Special 2014
CCTV hits the streets to interview families about their costumes and hear some creepy ghost stories!
Ch. 8 - Premiering: Sunday 8 PM

DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV!

MIT Presents: "Move Over, Big Data!"
Today's emphasis on big data and data analytics may leave some folks thinking that management and policy insights can only arise from the analysis of millions of data entries. Nothing could be further from the truth! Sometimes less is more. In fact, an excess of numbers can engender more headaches than insight. In this talk, managers and policy-makers will learn how simple mathematical models of systems can improve intuition and lead to better decisions. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • Coloring Coorain: Popular Girls, in which Coorain discusses popularity with a panel of art world experts in his search to be beloved-by-many. Produced by Coorain Devin.
  • JAHSpirit Music Video: "Go Easy", A lively music video for the song "Go Easy" by the band JAHSpirit from their album "Tough & Humble." Produced by Angel Aiguier.
  • Garden Companion, A short documentary featuring a man, his cat, and their garden, as he gives a tour of the garden, discusses what it means to him, and demonstrates the companionship he and his car share. Produced by Melissa Yee

Land Of Peace: Rambling Through the Hedges
A small group of people amble through a gorgeous farming area while discussing the importance of hedges and natural habitats for animals. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Premiering this week: Sat 5:30 PM, Sun 9:30 AM, Mon 1 PM & Tue 4:30 PM

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK

Let's Do a Remake
A meeting between a film studio head and two executive producers and a writer who look like him leads to a comedic discussion about doing a remake of a film. Produced as part of the Summer 2014 "Making the Parody" class at Cambridge Community Television. Produced by Alain Mimran.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 2:30 PM, Thu 9 AM, Fri 10:30 AM, Sat 11:30 AM, Sun 7:30 PM, Mon 1 PM & Tue 5:30 PM

A7P Presents: Cambridge Carnival 2014 - Part 1
Part 1 of this musical special filmed at the 2014 Cambridge Carnival features a performance by JahRiffe & The Ghetto People-Jah-N-I Roots Band on the main music stage. Produced by Angel Aiguier.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 11 AM, Thu 10:30 PM, Fri 2 PM, Sat 3 PM, Sun 6 PM & Tue 7 PM

NeighborMedia: WeHa Pig Roast! (Viewer Discretion Advised)
The Wellington-Harrington neighborhood in Cambridge threw a block party featuring a real live "pig-on-a-spit," and NeighborMedia correspondent Kristina Kehrer was on the scene to garner people's positive and negative reactions. Viewer Discretion Advised: contain graphic images of the dead pig. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 11 PM, Thu 10 AM, Fri 5 PM, Sat 4 PM, Sun 7 PM & Tue 8 AM

The HONK! Festival 2013
A program showcasing the music, sights, sounds, and performances at the 2013 HONK! Festival - an annual gathering of radical activist street bands that converges every Fall in Davis Square in Somerville, MA. Produced by Chuck Rosina.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 8 AM, Thu 6:30 PM, Fri 1 PM, Sat 4:30 PM, Sun 10:30 AM & Tue 9:30 PM

CCTV Youth Video Extravaganza
A diverse and entertaining collection of short films produced by the teens involved in the Cambridge Community Television youth programs over the past year including the 2014 School Year Production Program and the 2014 Summer Media Institute. Tune in to be engaged, educated, and inspired by the filmmakers of tomorrow!
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Thu 5 PM, Fri 8 AM, Sat 5 PM, Sun 2 PM & Mon 9:30 AM

HEET Natural Gas Forum
Natural gas leaks from old pipes under our communities cost taxpayers millions of dollars annually, are public health hazards, and are contributing to the climate crisis. This event features community experts including Joel Wool from Clean Water Action, community volunteer Bob Ackley who maps leaking pipes, and Audrey Schulman from HEET who details the local methane mapping project, Squeaky Leak, in Cambridge and Somerville. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Wed 10 AM, Sat 6 PM & Sun 9 PM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the LIVE stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.

Arts & Entertainment

"A New Frame of Mind" Featured at Interlochen Center for the Arts' Future of Cinima Festival

CCTV - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:35pm

Congratulations to Youth Media Program participants Melat Kassa, Priya Joyce and Samantha Liu whose documentary, "A New Frame of Mind" was shown at the Interlochen Center for the Arts' Future of Cinema Film Festival last weekend.

"A New Frame of Mind" was produced through the Innovation in My Backyard project. The initiative is an effort to further enhance the Youth Media Program's career development goals by involving teens in the production of videos about different industries and career opportunities, particularly related to science, technology, engineering and math. This year, Biogen Idec, Draper Laboratory and Novartis provided substantial funding to this initiative. Youth Media Program teens interviewed professionals from these organizations, as well as from Amgen and Nuvu and produced two powerful films about issues related to science, technology, engineering and math. "A New Frame of Mind" explores women in science. It can be viewed at www.cctvcambridge.org/anewframeofmind.

Neighborhood & Community

Instagram

CCTV - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:34am
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:00 to 21:00

Offered in support of the Geotagging Cambridge: Street Photography in the Digital Age exhibition, this course will provide an introduction to the image making possibilities of Instagram. We will explore Instagram as a unique social media platform - looking at the opportunities it holds for connection and expression. * A smart phone is required for this class. Instructor: Molly Akin. (Images above by CCTV's Frank Morris)

Dates:

  • Mon, 10/27/2014, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

EducationClasses$30.00Member Cost: $20.00

Programming Highlights: Wed, Oct 22 - Tue, Oct 28, 2014

CCTV - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 8:26pm

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!

DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV!

Let's Do a Remake
A meeting between a film studio head and two executive producers and a writer who look like him leads to a comedic discussion about doing a remake of a film. Produced as part of the Summer 2014 "Making the Parody" class at Cambridge Community Television. Produced by Alain Mimran.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sat 11:30 AM, Sun 7:30 PM, Mon 1 PM & Tue 5:30 PM

A7P Presents: Cambridge Carnival 2014 - Part 1
Part 1 of this musical special filmed at the 2014 Cambridge Carnival features a performance by JahRiffe & The Ghetto People-Jah-N-I Roots Band on the main music stage. Produced by Angel Aiguier.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sat 3 PM, Sun 6 PM & Tue 7 PM

NeighborMedia: WeHa Pig Roast! (Viewer Discretion Advised)
The Wellington-Harrington neighborhood in Cambridge threw a block party featuring a real live "pig-on-a-spit," and NeighborMedia correspondent Kristina Kehrer was on the scene to garner people's positive and negative reactions. Viewer Discretion Advised: contain graphic images of the dead pig. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sat 4 PM, Sun 7 PM & Tue 8 AM

The HONK! Festival 2013
A program showcasing the music, sights, sounds, and performances at the 2013 HONK! Festival - an annual gathering of radical activist street bands that converges every Fall in Davis Square in Somerville, MA. Produced by Chuck Rosina.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sat 4:30 PM, Sun 10:30 AM & Tue 9:30 PM

CCTV Youth Video Extravaganza
A diverse and entertaining collection of short films produced by the teens involved in the Cambridge Community Television youth programs over the past year including the 2014 School Year Production Program and the 2014 Summer Media Institute. Tune in to be engaged, educated, and inspired by the filmmakers of tomorrow!
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sat 5 PM, Sun 2 PM & Mon 9:30 AM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • Garden Companion, A short documentary featuring a man, his cat, and their garden, as he gives a tour of the garden, discusses what it means to him, and demonstrates the companionship he and his car share. Produced by Melissa Yee
  • Coloring Coorain: Trend Report, in which Coorain asks all the cool people about the latest trends in fashion, culture, and food. Produced by Coorain Devin.

HEET Natural Gas Forum
Natural gas leaks from old pipes under our communities cost taxpayers millions of dollars annually, are public health hazards, and are contributing to the climate crisis. This event features community experts including Joel Wool from Clean Water Action, community volunteer Bob Ackley who maps leaking pipes, and Audrey Schulman from HEET who details the local methane mapping project, Squeaky Leak, in Cambridge and Somerville. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week: Sat 6 PM & Sun 9 PM

FINAL Scary Movie Of The Week: "Night Of The Living Dead"
All throughout October, CCTV will be airing a scary movie every Saturday to honor all the ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and fright-seekers out there!
In this infamous classic horror film that set the precedent for all zombie movies in the years to come, a group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.
Tune in this Saturday.... if you dare!
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK

MIT Presents: "Selling Responsive"
Designers and developers easily get excited about new technologies and strategies, like responsive design. But it's sometimes difficult to get their colleagues, management or customers to share their enthusiasm. While enthusiasm is required, it’s often not enough to take your company or customer in a new technology direction. At some level, everyone needs to sell. Speaker Stephen Cross outlines the steps to get others on board with new technology. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

Cambridge Uncovered: Women's Homelessness
In this episode of "Cambridge Uncovered," citizen journalist Anna Weick - a correspondent for NeighborMedia.org - explores the topic of women's homelessness and the community services that are available in Cambridge to help these women get back on their feet. Throughout the program, Weick sits down with experts from the YWCA Cambridge - including Executive Director Eva Martin Blythe, Tanner Residence Property Manager Stephanie Maggiore; and Boardmembers Andrea Spears Jackson and Beth Milkovits - to talk about the issue in general, learn about life in the shelters, and discover ways the public can get involved to combat this social problem. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Fri 6 PM, Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM & Tue 2 PM

Getting Towards Net Zero
A public forum, presented by the Cambridge Community Development Department, featuring guest panelists and big ideas for reducing carbon emissions from buildings. The purpose of the forum is for the City to present the Net Zero Task Force's preliminary ideas to the public followed by guest expert analysis and feedback in addition to public comment. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM, Sat 4 PM, Sun 1 PM & Tue 10 AM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the LIVE stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.

Arts & Entertainment

One to One Internet Help for People 50 + from Google

CCTV - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 8:25pm
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:00

Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV that seeks to teach individuals over 50 how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings are designed to teach participants Internet skills according to their interest and experience. Participants can learn things like how to search the world wide web, send and receive email, share photos and videos, pay bills online, and more! The next Age Engage session is scheduled for November 14 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please contact Clodagh Drummey at clodagh@cctvcambridge.org or 617 401 4005 to register. Registration is required!

Neighborhood & CommunityClasses$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

Porter Square Megaliths

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:54pm

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Porter Square Megaliths

David Phillips, 1984, Porter Square T Station, Porter Square, Agassiz, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, sculpture. Photo 2 of 2.

Rogue Documentarian: iPhone Micro-Documentary Workshop

CCTV - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:21pm
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:00 to 21:00

You already have all the gear you need to create your own documentary in your pocket! In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the foundations of real-world storytelling and how to use your iOS device to craft an insightful film using minimal gear to gain maximum access. At the conclusion of this class, you will have created a peer-reviewed, 5-minute Documentary ready for sharing online or on TV. All participants will be required to have an iOS device and allow for a small (under $15) budget for filming/editing apps. Filmic Pro:$5, iMovie:$5, VideoGrade: $5. We also strongly suggest that you have a pair of headphones that have a built-in mic. All iPhones come packaged with a pair or you can purchase a $12 pair by skull candy at Target. Instructor: Jonathan Barbato

Dates:

  • Thu, 10/16/2014, 6:00 PM
  • Thu, 10/23/2014, 6:00 PM
  • Thu, 10/30/2014, 6:00 PM
  • Thu, 11/06/2014, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

EducationClasses$240.00Member Cost: $70.00

Programming Highlights: Wed, Oct 15 - Tue, Oct 21, 2014

CCTV - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:54pm

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!

DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV!

MIT Presents: "Selling Responsive"
Designers and developers easily get excited about new technologies and strategies, like responsive design. But it's sometimes difficult to get their colleagues, management or customers to share their enthusiasm. While enthusiasm is required, it’s often not enough to take your company or customer in a new technology direction. At some level, everyone needs to sell. Speaker Stephen Cross outlines the steps to get others on board with new technology. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • Coloring Coorain: Trend Report, in which Coorain asks all the cool people about the latest trends in fashion, culture, and food.
  • NeighborMedia: The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian, featuring NeighborMedia correspondent interviewing Sal DiDomenico Sr. about the mysteries of this famous annual Catholic feast including visual depictions of some of the annual rituals. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
  • 12 Steps of House Music: Origin, which follows a man who makes a personal journey across the city to the meeting of a support group that shows him the 12-step program for music. Produced by Erik Brown.
  • The Green Sheet: Wholesale Rate Methodology, the first in a financial video series, produced by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Advisory Board, featuring short educational films informing viewers about potential water-related issues.

Cambridge Uncovered: Women's Homelessness
In this episode of "Cambridge Uncovered," citizen journalist Anna Weick - a correspondent for NeighborMedia.org - explores the topic of women's homelessness and the community services that are available in Cambridge to help these women get back on their feet. Throughout the program, Weick sits down with experts from the YWCA Cambridge - including Executive Director Eva Martin Blythe, Tanner Residence Property Manager Stephanie Maggiore; and Boardmembers Andrea Spears Jackson and Beth Milkovits - to talk about the issue in general, learn about life in the shelters, and discover ways the public can get involved to combat this social problem. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week: Fri 6 PM, Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM & Tue 2 PM

Getting Towards Net Zero
A public forum, presented by the Cambridge Community Development Department, featuring guest panelists and big ideas for reducing carbon emissions from buildings. The purpose of the forum is for the City to present the Net Zero Task Force's preliminary ideas to the public followed by guest expert analysis and feedback in addition to public comment. Produced by CCTV.
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week: Fri 7 PM, Sat 4 PM, Sun 1 PM & Tue 10 AM

Scary Movie Of The Week: "The Mad Monster"
All throughout October, CCTV will be airing a scary movie every Saturday to honor all the ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and fright-seekers out there!
In this classic horror film, a mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories... and exact revenge!
Tune in this Saturday.... if you dare!
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK

The Current Buzz with Dean Contover
Host Dean Contover interviews Robert Megerdichian, owner of Gloves Redone, a small business centered around repairing baseball gloves. Produced by Dean Contover.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 8 AM, Thu 2:30 PM, Fri 9 AM, Sat 11:30 AM, Sun 3:30 PM, Mon 6:30 PM & Tue 7:30 PM

NEW SERIES! - CCR: TGIF
Host Simon McDonough interviews various local figures such as international students and musicians and features analyses of current music trends in reggae and zouk. Produced by Simon McDonough.
Ch. 9 - Showing bi-weekly: Fridays @ 2 PM on the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month

Essence Of India 2014
An annual celebration of Indian culture featuring classical dances, arts and crafts workshops, spices, henna, and a variety of specialty foods, which took place in Acton, MA, on Monday, August 18, 2014. Produced by Bishawjit Saha.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 10:30 AM, Thu 2 PM, Fri 8 AM, Sat 11:30 AM, Sun 10:30 PM, Mon 9 AM & Tue 3 PM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the LIVE stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.

Arts & Entertainment

Bagelsaurus Looks Set to Open a Week From Today in Porter Square - Eater

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:39pm

Bagelsaurus Looks Set to Open a Week From Today in Porter Square
Eater
The best bagels in the Boston area, as voted on by Eater Boston readers, will soon be available in Cambridge. Bagelsaurus, previously a pop-up at Cutty's in Brookline, is shooting to open its first dedicated shop in Porter Square as earlier as October 21, ...

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1001 nextstop-davis

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CCTV Launches Social Media Training Series for Artists with BRAND NEW classes!

CCTV - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:49am

Through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, in conjunction with the Cambridge Art Association, CCTV is offering a series of social media workshops designed specifically for artists.

Registration Information

The entire series is $85 for CCTV/CAA members; $140 for non-members. To register for one or more courses, contact Allison Rodriguez at allison@cctvcambridge.org or 617-401-4009. CCTV & CAA Members can pay for their class registration here. Non-members can register here.

Class Details

Funding Your Art Project: An Overview of Crowdfunding Platforms
Thursday, October 16th 6:30PM - 8:30PM, $10/$15
at the Cambridge Art Association
25 Lowell Street

Crowdfunding has become one of the most popular ways to find fiscal sponsorship for artistic endeavors and grassroots projects. In this workshop, lean about some of the most successful small donor sites – Kickstarter, indiegogo, GoFundMe, and RocketHub – and evaluate which is the best for your next art project.

The Artist’s Website: Building Your Website with WIX for Artists
Wednesday, October 29th 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $20/$30
at Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Avenue

Can’t code HTML? Don’t have thousands to shell out for a beautiful web design? You can build your own interactive website using Wix. This hands-on workshop will walk you through the web-building program including how to find, purchase, and connect a domain name, how to pick a template, how to create web pages, pricing structures, and how to enable e-commerce and blogs.

Engaging Facebook: How to Make (and Keep) Your Artist Page Compelling
Tuesday, November 4th 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $20/$30
at Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Avenue

Facebook has over a billion active users and is the most utilized social networking site in the world. Many artists and organizations today are successfully utilizing it as a marketing tool, and as one of the primary means of connecting with others. Learn how to construct a professional presence on facebook, and how to take advantage of this incredibly popular tool to connect with a potential audience.

“Just Submit Online”: An Artist’s Guide to Electronic Exhibition Submissions
Thursday, November 20th 6:30PM – 8:30PM, $10/$15
at the Cambridge Art Association
25 Lowell Street

In this workshop, learn about the common rules and guidelines for submitting your artwork to exhibitions online. The class will take a look at some specific platforms, as well as provide general information about how to prepare your digital stills and video for online submission. If time permits, the instructor will go over researching online exhibition opportunities.

Representing the Real Online: Techniques and Strategies for Photographing Your Art Work for the Web
Sunday, December 7th 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $20/$30
at Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Avenue

In this course we will discuss best practices for photographing your art work (2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work) for use online. Basic lighting and digital photography technique will be explored as well as a brief review of file formats. This class will include a tour of the resources available to you at CCTV.

Networking and Resume Building for Artists: How LinkedIN Works

Wednesday, January 7th 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $20/$30
at Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Avenue

In this three-hour workshop, learn how to use the world’s largest professional networking site to showcase your career as an artist. We’ll cover how to create a dynamic profile and how to connect with fellow artists, curators and gallerists. Participants must bring a copy of their arts resume.

Social Media Strategy: Creating and Maintaining Your Online Presence
Thursday, January 15th 6:30PM – 8:30PM, $10/$15
at Cambridge Art Association
25 Lowell Street

Okay, so you’ve got your website, your facebook page, your twitter account, etc. How do you make these platforms work together to represent you? How do you keep your online presence active and engaging? In this workshop, learn strategies for sustaining your identity online, including how to find and build an audience and how to keep them coming back for more.

Education

Programming Highlights: Wed, Oct 8 - Tue, Oct 14, 2014

CCTV - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:00am

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!

DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV!

The Current Buzz with Dean Contover
Host Dean Contover interviews Robert Megerdichian, owner of Gloves Redone, a small business centered around repairing baseball gloves. Produced by Dean Contover.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sat 11:30 AM, Sun 3:30 PM, Mon 6:30 PM & Tue 7:30 PM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • NeighborMedia: The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian, featuring NeighborMedia correspondent interviewing Sal DiDomenico Sr. about the mysteries of this famous annual Catholic feast including visual depictions of some of the annual rituals. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
  • 12 Steps of House Music: Origin, which follows a man who makes a personal journey across the city to the meeting of a support group that shows him the 12-step program for music. Produced by Erik Brown.
  • The Green Sheet: Wholesale Rate Methodology, the first in a financial video series, produced by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Advisory Board, featuring short educational films informing viewers about potential water-related issues.

NEW SERIES! - CCR: TGIF
Host Simon McDonough interviews various local figures such as international students and musicians and features analyses of current music trends in reggae and zouk. Produced by Simon McDonough.
Ch. 9 - Premiering this week: Friday @ 2 PM and will air the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month

Scary Movie Of The Week: "The Terror"
All throughout October, CCTV will be airing a scary movie every Saturday to honor all the ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and fright-seekers out there!
In this classic horror film starring Boris Karloff and a fresh-faced Jack Nicholson, a young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron where terror awaits...
Tune in this Saturday.... if you dare!
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

Essence Of India 2014
An annual celebration of Indian culture featuring classical dances, arts and crafts workshops, spices, henna, and a variety of specialty foods, which took place in Acton, MA, on Monday, August 18, 2014. Produced by Bishawjit Saha.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sat 11:30 AM, Sun 10:30 PM, Mon 9 AM & Tue 3 PM

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK

MIT Presents: "Layout Design Patterns"
Most current CSS methodologies, such as SMACSS or BEM, revolve around one core concept–components must look and behave the same no matter where they are placed in a layout. Despite layouts being a fundamental aspect of responsive design, more attention is paid to components than layouts. In this session, John Ferris focuses on reusable solutions to common layout problems by beginning with foundation CSS layout concepts and building up to specific techniques for implementing complex layouts in Drupal. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

Caribbean Connection Mother's Day Gala 2014
David Martin of Caribbean Connection Radio hosts an annual Mother's Day Gala for 2014 featuring artists Shirley Stewart and Lord Nelson and music by "Ghetto People Band." Produced by Angel Aiguier.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Fri 9:30 AM, Sat 5 PM, Sun 8:30 AM & Mon 5 PM

NEW EPISODE! - Tails Of The City: "Working Animals"
In this episode, we talk to the Sgt. E.J. Frammartino about the Cambridge Police Department's new K9 unit and meet Sassy Outwater who is owner of a professional guide dog that helps her get around town. Monica Collins of Ask Dog Lady has some comments about service animals plus a short segment from the Humane Society of the United States. The Tails of the City miniseries was produced by volunteers at Cambridge Community Television in Cambridge, MA, in July 2014.
Ch. 8 - Showing this month: Every Tuesday @ 9:30 PM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the LIVE stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.

Arts & Entertainment

IMG_7567

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 7:58pm

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TONIGHT! 10/5 PUBLIC EVENT - Student Screening, Exhibition, and Reception

CCTV - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:54pm

Public Event: CCTV Student Exhibition, Screening and Reception

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
Photography Exhibition Opening - 5:30PM
Video Projects Screening - 7:00PM

Cambridge Community Television is proud to announce an exciting event celebrating our students’ achievements from the 2014 spring/summer season. CCTV’s “Student Projects Exhibition, Screening and Reception” will take place on October 5, 2014 with a photography exhibition opening reception at 5:30PM and a screening of video projects at 7:00PM.

This very special occasion will take place at the CCTV studio located at 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The evening is completely free and open to the general public - providing viewers with an opportunity to see some of the diverse and exciting work being produced in CCTV’s media training classes.

CCTV’s classes generate a creative community of individuals by providing opportunities to enhance one’s technical skills, learn new skills, and to share artistic passions. CCTV student Kristina Kehrer commented on her experience with classes at CCTV by saying, “I am a perfect example of what happens when you join and engage in CCTV. In less than a year, I have become proficient in video production and citizen journalism. I found a new life that I wasn’t looking for and a creativity I never knew existed. With the help of an excellent staff and a group of experienced instructors, I am excited to see what year two brings."

Classes at CCTV include an extensive range of video production and editing (documentary, narrative, experimental, etc.), photography, computer programming, social media, journalism, theoretical seminars, animation, and much more.

The evening will kick off with a reception in CCTV’s Karen Aqua Gallery featuring work from members of the DSLR Photography and the Narrative Still Photography classes. Refreshments will be served and the artists will be present to answer questions about their work. After the reception, at 7:00PM, an assortment of short videos created by students in CCTV classes will be screened in the large CCTV production studio.

The video program will highlight the diversity of perspectives, interests, and backgrounds of the students at CCTV. New video projects created this spring and summer in many different CCTV classes are featured, including Documentary Production: Zip Docs, Digital Storytelling, Capturing the Real, Digital Video Profiles, Making the Parody for Film & TV, Primetime! Beginning Studio Production, and more. A Q&A with the producers will follow the screening. Come learn about CCTV’s broad range of media classes and see the amazing work that is being produced at our Student Projects Exhibition and Screening on October 5th.

The evening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Please contact Allison at allison@cctvcambridge.org or 617-401-4009 for additional information.

Education

MICE 2014 Showcases Independent and Alternative Comics - Cambridge Community Television

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:47pm

MICE 2014 Showcases Independent and Alternative Comics
Cambridge Community Television
On October 4th and 5th independent graphic novelists and cartoonists from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and beyond will converge on University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge's Porter Square for the Massachusetts Independent Comic Expo ...

Programming Highlights: Wed, Oct 1 - Tue, Oct 7, 2014

CCTV - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:08am

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info!

DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV!

MIT Presents: "Layout Design Patterns"
Most current CSS methodologies, such as SMACSS or BEM, revolve around one core concept–components must look and behave the same no matter where they are placed in a layout. Despite layouts being a fundamental aspect of responsive design, more attention is paid to components than layouts. In this session, John Ferris focuses on reusable solutions to common layout problems by beginning with foundation CSS layout concepts and building up to specific techniques for implementing complex layouts in Drupal. Produced by MIT.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Fri 7 PM & Sat 8 AM

Caribbean Connection Mother's Day Gala 2014
David Martin of Caribbean Connection Radio hosts an annual Mother's Day Gala for 2014 featuring artists Shirley Stewart and Lord Nelson and music by "Ghetto People Band." Produced by Angel Aiguier.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Sat 5 PM, Sun 8:30 AM & Mon 5 PM

NEW EPISODE! - Tails Of The City: "Working Animals"
In this episode, we talk to the Sgt. E.J. Frammartino about the Cambridge Police Department's new K9 unit and meet Sassy Outwater who is owner of a professional guide dog that helps her get around town. Monica Collins of Ask Dog Lady has some comments about service animals plus a short segment from the Humane Society of the United States. The Tails of the City miniseries was produced by volunteers at Cambridge Community Television in Cambridge, MA, in July 2014.
Ch. 8 - Premiering this week: Tuesday @ 9:30 PM

Scary Movie Of The Week: "The Brain That Wouldn't Die"
Starting this Saturday night, and all throughout October, CCTV will be airing a scary movie every week to honor all the ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and fright-seekers out there!
After a car crash, a doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his wife's head alive in his laboratory. As if this weren't enough, an evil beast pounds and screams from a locked room adjacent to the lab.
Tune in this Saturday.... if you dare!
Channel 9 - Saturday at 9:00 PM

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK

Museum Open House
Museum Open House features and highlights many of the outstanding museums throughout Massachusetts. The main purpose of each program is to inform viewers about current and upcoming exhibits and various programs, resources, and other opportunities that are available to the general public. Produced by Jay Sugarman.
Ch. 8 - Showing this week: Wed 8 AM, Thu 10:30 PM, Fri 1 PM, Sat 11:30 AM, Sun 3:30 PM, Mon 6:30 PM & Tue 7:30 PM

NEW Local Shorts
Every week, CCTV runs new short programs in an unstoppable block of entertainment! Tune in to Ch. 8 every Sunday @ 5 PM & every Tuesday @ 6 PM for a chance to laugh, cry, learn, and be inspired! This week's NEW shorts:

  • NeighborMedia: The Kensley Project, a short piece about a group of young men from Area 4 who, in the wake of the death of Kensley David - Cambridge's second drive-by shooting in two years, organized "The Kensley Project" in an effort to bring peace and unification to their neighborhood. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.
  • NeighborMedia: Hub Bicycle Co., a short profile Meet Maine native and small business owner Emily Thibodeau, who opened Hub Bicycle Co. on the corner of Willow and Cambridge Streets in February 2010. Since then, she has grown from one employee to four, and in less than five years has grown her business of bike repairs and made three location moves all within three blocks of Cambridge Street. She is now settled into 1036 Cambridge St. and is still in it for the fun and the love of bicycles and the biking community. Produced by Kristina Kehrer.

TIME CHANGE! - CCR: BrotherRA.com
Host and producer BrotherRA, who offers his commentary and unique take on social issues, politics, and current events, has moved his show to later Wednesday afternoon!
Ch. 9 - Showing at its NEW weekly time: Wednesdays @ 12 PM

Vegan-Vegetarian Folk's Kitchen: Swiss Chard Rolls
A vegan cooking show instructing viewers on how to make delicious dishes such as bread patties, "Heaven and Earth" salad, swiss chard rolls, and rice fruits. Produced by Radio Santec.
Ch. 96 - Showing: Wed 1:30 PM, Fri 11 PM, Sat 3:30 PM, Sun 10:30 PM, Mon 1 PM & Tue 8 PM

To find out what's on today or to search for specific programs, please visit our Programming Schedule and use the search engine! You can also watch the LIVE stream of each of our channels: Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 96. Please contact CCTV's Programming Coordinator, Chris Lawn, for any questions or comments.

Arts & Entertainment

Read It and Reap — A big month for book festivals - Worcester Telegram

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:33am

Read It and Reap — A big month for book festivals
Worcester Telegram
In this region, a nearby appearance frequently provides the opportunity to buy an autographed book and exchange a few words with favorite authors. Novelists David Mitchell and Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) stopped in at Porter Square Books in Cambridge ...

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