Harvard Calendar

MUSIC. The Harvard Club of Boston hosts the annual "battle of the bands" on February 22 at 7 p.m. The event pits undergraduate jazz ensembles against each other in a friendly competition. For further information, call Kate Bailey at 617-536-1260.

Sanders Theatre hosts the Harvard Glee Club on February 8, followed on February 15 by the Radcliffe Pitches and Harvard Krokodiloes. The a cappella groups perform a program of jazz, Motown, and other popular hits. Both concerts begin at 8 p.m. Call 617-496-2222 for details, or visit the Harvard box office at www.fas.harvard.edu/~memhall/.

 

THEATER. Othello, directed by Yuri Yeremin, is ending its run at the American Repertory Theatre on January 15. Also in its last days is Enrico IV, by Luigi Pirandello, which closes on January 13. Stone Cold Dead Serious, by Adam Rapp, opens on February 1, followed by Marat/Sade, by Peter Weiss, on February 15. All shows are at the Loeb Drama Center. For tickets, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.

 

a preserved scorpion
A preserved scorpion is among the wide range of wonders on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

©President and Fellows of Harvard College, Harvard Museum of Natural History

EXHIBITIONS. The Harvard Museum of Natural History's newest exhibit, Dodos, Trilobites, and Meteorites...Treasures of Nature and Science at Harvard, features a diverse collection of natural objects and creatures. A seven-pound "Goliath frog" can be seen, along with a bird-eating spider, a giant scorpion, and a woodpecker specimen believed to be from the Lewis and Clark expedition. The museum has also extended Romancing The Stone: The Many Facets of Tourmalines. The show highlights the practical and aesthetic uses of the gemstone through the display of raw stones and the renowned Hamlin necklace. Please note: the glass flowers gallery and the mineral hall will be closed through February 7. An evening gala dubbed "Flower Power!" marks the galleries' reopening on February 8. For information about the event, and museum hours, call 617-495-3045.

Richard Neutra's Windshield House, a study of an idiosyncratic summer home, now demolished, can be seen at the Sackler through January 27. The Fogg offers two new exhibits. Calming the Tempest with Peter Paul Rubens provides an historical understanding of the baroque master and his art. Extreme Connoisseurship examines the way contemporary art is created and valued. Video and film clips, along with sculptures and paintings from the 1960s to the present, are featured in this eclectic show. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Fogg present Marking Places: Spatial Effects of African Art. More than 40 objects produced by sub-Saharan cultures between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries are on view. Call 617-495-9400 or visit www.artmuseums.harvard.edu.

The Schlesinger Library offers photographic images of "women at war" through February 15. For hours, call 617-495-8647.

 

NATURE. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics hosts free observatory nights on the third Thursday of every month. For details on telescopic viewings and lectures, call 617-495-7461.

 

SPORTS. For sports listings, call 617-495-4848 or visit www.fas.harvard.edu/~athletic/schedules_winter.html.

Listings also appear in the weekly University Gazette, accessible via this magazine's website, www.harvard-magazine.com.

       

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