SPECIAL. The thirty-second annual ice skating exhibition An Evening with Champions, organized by the students at Eliot House, takes place at the Bright Hockey Center on October 12 and 13 at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. on October 13. Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Call 617-493-8172 for more information.
For fall sports listings, call 617-495-4848 or visit www.fas.harvard.edu/~athletic/schedules_fall.html.
NATURE. The Arnold Arboretum's annual fall plant sale (offering rare specimens, native flora, and discussions with an arborist) is scheduled for September 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Case Estates in Weston. Call 617-524-1718 for details.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics sponsors free observatory nights on the third Thursday of every month. For information, call 617-495-7461.
MUSIC. Sanders Theatre hosts a series of concerts this fall. On October 19, the Harvard Glee Club performs, followed by the Harvard Callbacks on October 20. The annual Dartmouth Band Concert, featuring the Harvard Wind Ensemble, Harvard Jazz Band, and Harvard Marching Band, can be heard on October 26, and the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra plays on October 27. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. For programs and tickets, call 617-496-2222.
THEATER. The American Repertory Theatre celebrates the work of Nobel Prize-winning playwright Dario Fo and his wife and collaborator, actress Franca Rame. Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas, directed by Ron Jenkins, runs September 6-16, Mistero Buffo and Sex? Don't Mind If I Do appear September 20-29, both at the Loeb Drama Center. For details and tickets, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.
|Untitled (# 11), 1997. From Beyond Decorum: The Photography of Iké Udé, a series of works by the Nigerian-born artist that will be on display at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts through October 21.|
Courtesy of ICA@Maine College of Art
EXHIBITIONS. The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts presents the work of Iké Udé, whose camera captures an unconventional look at the world of fashion and celebrity. At Houghton Library, through October 27, is an exhibit entitled Byron in America that traces the poet's friends and influence throughout the country. On display at the Sackler Museum is The Sensuous and the Sublime: Representations of Love in the Arts of the Middle East and Southern Asia, a collection of artwork from the thirteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Ongoing at the Fogg are Precision and Prestige: The Art of Engraving and Geometric Abstraction: Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps Cisneros Collection. The Fogg also offers a new exhibit entitled You Look Beautiful like That: The Portrait Photographs of Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé. The African artists captured images in Mali before and after the country's independence from France in 1960. Call 617-495-9400 or visit www.artmuseums.Harvard.edu. Opening on October 4 at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is a display of Mesoamerican plaster casts made from original Maya and Aztec carved monuments. Call 617-496-1027 for hours of operation. One may see a skeleton of the extinct dodo and a glimpse of the rare eastern cougar at the Harvard Museum of Natural History's newest exhibit, Dodos, Trilobites, and Meteorites...Treasures of Nature and Science at Harvard, starting September 29. For details, call 617-495-3045.
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