HubWeek Open Doors: Allston

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Barry's Corner

Boston, MA 02134

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Open Doors, presented by BNY Mellon, is a monthly event series that allows you to experience the innovation happening in different corners of Boston. It’s an opportunity for you to learn and find inspiration in neighborhoods across this vibrant, buzzing city that can sometimes be tricky to navigate.

Historically one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Boston, Allston is undergoing a lot of change to expand and redevelop the community. Named for American painter and poet Washington Allston, this long-standing creative district is home to a cross-section of students, immigrants, and young professionals in a mix that’s constantly evolving.

Beyond scoring secondhand delights during Allston Christmas, there’s more to be found in this dynamic and buzzing neighborhood than you may have heard. On November 4, we’re offering just a glimpse at the possibilities waiting in Allston. Connect with other curious and creative go-getters intent on changing the world and take away the inspiration you’re seeking to pursue your passion.

Train Adventurously

4:30 - 5:15 PM | Interactive | BKBX Fitness, 211 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

At BKBX, fitness, technology, and recovery come together for an experience inspired by adventure. Brooklyn Boulders’ new training concept, BKBX blends outdoor adventure with scientifically-backed and monitored programming. Join us for a HubWeek only recovery session in their specialty recovery studio (think: a cryotherapy and compression sleeves) while we hear from the Director of Sports Science about what makes these gadgets work and learn, too, about their proprietary Adventure Quotient algorithm.

Grab a Drink, a Bite, or Your Next Connection

5:00 - 6:00 PM | Gathering | Zone 3, 267 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134

Cuban inspired flavor by Casa Caña provides a great backdrop to meeting your next employer, investor, or partner (business or otherwise).

Change Makers: Live

6:00 - 7:00 PM | Listening In | Zone 3, 267 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134

The history of a neighborhood lives through the stories that are told about and within it. Listen in as we interview and record three Allston Change Makers at Zone 3 to learn about the past, present and possible futures for this diverse community.

Speakers include:

  • Lance Pinn; Co-Founder and President, Brooklyn Boulders and BKBX

  • Jessica Robertson; Co-Founder, CommonWheels, Allston & Associate, Utile

More speakers to be announced soon.

The Music of Strangers Screening

7:00 PM | Film | Zone 3, 267 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134

Since the beginning of the new millennium, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Silkroad Ensemble exemplifies the ability of music to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures, and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

Blending performance footage, personal interviews, and archival film, the film focuses on the personal journeys of a small group Silkroad Ensemble mainstays — Kinan Azmeh (Syria), Kayhan Kalhor (Iran), Yo-Yo Ma (France/United States), Wu Man (China), and Cristina Pato (Spain) — to chronicle passion, talent, and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the film paints a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

Director: Morgan Neville
Cast/subjects: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh, Wu Man, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato, Silkroad artists, crew, staff, and friends
Producers: Caitrin Rogers, Morgan Neville
Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Laura Freid, Julie Goldman
Running length: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13



The Intersection of Music, Medicine, and Innovation

7:00 - 8:30 PM | Panel and Concert | Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA

Ah, the sweet sound of music, medicine, and innovation colliding. End your evening on a high note with a concert by the Longwood Symphony, a nationally recognized orchestra made up of primarily healthcare professionals from Boston's leading hospitals and universities, including doctors, medical students, research scientists, nurses, therapists, and caregivers. Following the performance, conducted by Ronald Feldman, some of the musical-medical stars will participate in a panel discussion.

Panelists include:

  • Lisa Wong, MD (violin); Milton Pediatric Associates, HMS, CHB, MGH, BWH; Assistant Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School

  • Leonard Zon, MD (trumpet); Director, Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • Psyche Loui, PhD (violin); Assistant Professor of Creativity and Creative Practice, Departments of Music and Psychology, Northeastern University

  • Thomas Sheldon, MD (oboe and English horn); Director, Radiation Oncology Concord Hospital / President, Radiation Oncology Associates

This event is produced and presented by Harvard Business School for HubWeek Open Doors and open to the public. HubWeek Open Doors attendees are guaranteed seats.

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