The initial schedule for this new "living room" for the arts includes:
--"Virtuosos and Visions," featuring violinist Cho-Liang Lin, pipa artist Min Xiao-Fen, and a performance of the genre-bending "Ghost Opera." The concert will serve as the opener for the venue on Nov. 21. (Okay, you can ask: a pipa is short-necked fretted lute. Please don't ever be shy about asking.)
--Noted chef and restaurant owner Alice Waters speaking on Dec. 2 on the subject of "Slow Food" (as opposed to fast food).
--Winter Nights movie screenings, echoing the popular outdoor Summer Nights series of mainstream film and classics. The Friday night flickers will run through January and February.
--One-Two Punch movie screenings, in which two somehow-related films will be paired. These will be featured the last Saturday of each month, beginning in November.
More announcements to come.