Harvard Calendar

Enjoy the annual City Step dance program, featuring fifth- and sixth- graders...

At the Sackler Museum: A barber dyeing Nasir al-din ShahÍs mustache, Iran, circa 1890.

At the Sackler Museum: A barber dyeing Nasir al-din Shah's mustache, Iran, circa 1890.

©Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.


SPECIAL. Enjoy the annual City Step dance program, featuring fifth- and sixth-graders, on April 27 and 28 at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. Contact the Harvard box office at (617) 496-2222 for information.

And don't forget ArtsFirst 2001, Harvard's annual festival of the arts, set for May 3 through 6.

Historian Drew Gilpin Faust, the first dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, gives an inaugural lecture, Missing in Action: Naming the Dead in the American Civil War, on March 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Agassiz Theatre. Call 495-8602 for details.


MUSIC. Sanders Theatre hosts a full slate of concerts by undergraduate groups. The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs on March 2, followed by a joint concert of the Harvard Glee Club and the Radcliffe Choral Society on March 3. The Harvard University Wind Ensemble salutes composer Henry Brant on March 16, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones take the stage with popular rock and jazz tunes on March 17. The Harvard Glee Club performs April 6, and renowned jazz drummer Max Roach will appear April 7 with the Harvard Jazz Band. Haydn's Creation, performed by the Harvard University Choir, can be heard April 8, and on April 13, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra gives a second spring concert. The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performs on April 21. All shows begin at 8 p.m. For information, call 496-2222 or visit www.fas.harvard.edu/~memhall.


DANCE. The Office for the Arts at Harvard offers Dancers' Viewpointe, a showcase of student and professional works, on March 16 and 17 at the Rieman Dance Center. For details, call 496-2222.


THEATER. Ending its run at the American Repertory Theatre on March 14 is Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma. Mother Courage and Her Children, by Bertolt Brecht, plays through March 18. Playwright Adam Rapp's Animals and Plants may be seen March 30 through April 15. For showtimes and tickets, call 547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org. Fangs for the Memories, Hasty Pudding Theatricals number 153, may be seen in Cambridge through March 18, then moves to New York City and Bermuda. Call 495-5205 for information, or visit www.hastypudding.org. The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players offer Utopia, Limited in Agassiz Theatre from April 5 to 14. Call 496-2222 for tickets.


FILM. The Harvard Film Archive presents works by the Polish director Andrzej Wajda from March 2 to 15, and a three-day festival of contemporary Irish films begins on April 20. For a complete schedule and showtimes, call 495-4700 or visit www.harvardfilmarchive.org.


EXHIBITIONS. The Sackler presents Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image, photographs of Iran from the 1870s to the 1930s depicting courtiers, courtesans, and commoners, through June 10. From April 28 through July 22 at the Busch-Reisinger, 17 works by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian will be on display in Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings. The Fogg offers Sight-seeing: Photography of the Middle East and Its Audiences, 1840-1940 until April 22, and a show on the Venetian Renaissance.


NATURE. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics offers free lectures and telescopic viewings on the third Thursday of every month throughout the year. For details, call 495-7461.


Listings also appear in the weekly University Gazette.

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