SPECIAL. Skip on over to the annual CityStep show, performed by Cambridge fifth- and sixth-graders at Sanders Theatre on April 12 and 13. For tickets, call 617-496-2222.
Coming May 2-5 to Harvard Square is the annual ArtsFirst 2002 festival, featuring a multitude of student performances, including plays and concerts for children.
MUSIC. The Harvard Wind Ensemble performs Rites of Spring: Music of Russian Masters on March 9 at 8 p.m. at Lowell Lecture Hall. Many undergraduate performances can also be heard at Sanders Theatre. On March 1, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra leads off the list of choral and instrumental groups: the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum (performing the St. Matthew Passion March 8 at 7:30 p.m.); the Harvard Opportunes (March 16); the Harvard Jazz Band (celebrating its thirtieth anniversary April 6); the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (April 19); the Kuumba Singers (April 20); the Harvard Callbacks (April 26). Most concerts begin at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 617-496-2222, or visit the Harvard box office at www.fas.harvard.edu/~memhall/.
FILM. The Harvard Film Archive offers the Black Arts Film Festival, March 1-3; a retrospective on Aleksandr Sokurov in March; and the Boston Irish Film Festival, April 25-28. Call 617-495-4700, or visit www.harvardfilmarchive.org for details.
THEATER. The American Repertory Theatre presents Marat/Sade, by Peter Weiss, through March 18. Absolution, by Robert William Sherwood, starts March 30 and ends April 14. All shows are at the Loeb Drama Center. For tickets, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.
Snow Place Like Home, Hasty Pudding Theatricals number 154, can be seen in Cambridge through March 17, then moves to New York City (March 22-23) and on to Bermuda (March 27-April 1). Call the club at 617-495-5205 for showtimes and tickets, or visit www.hastypudding.org.
EXHIBITIONS. Extreme Connoisseurship, at the Fogg through April 7, looks at the way contemporary art is made and experienced by the viewer. It is a complex and unusual exhibit for the museum. Video and film clips are shown, along with sculptures, photographs, and paintings from the 1960s to the present. Also on display, through March 17, is Calming the Tempest with Peter Paul Rubens, which provides an historical understanding of the Baroque master and his art. Call 617-495-9400 or visit www.artmuseums.harvard.edu.
|Instructions, by Rudolf Stinael, is part of a new exhibit at the Fogg, Extreme Connoisseurship. The show features an eclectic mix of art work and examines the creative process in contemporary art.|
|Courtesy of the artist and the Paula Cooper Gallery, New York|
The Harvard Museum of Natural History offers Dodos, Trilobites, and Meteorites...Treasures of Nature and Science at Harvard. The collection of glass flowers has also recently reopened. For museum hours, call 617-495-3045.
Recent Works: Women of Color Speak is at the Schlesinger Library until March 29. For library hours, call 617-495-8647.
NATURE. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics hosts free observatory nights on the third Thursday of every month. Call 617-495-7461.
SPORTS. For sports listings, call 617-495-4848 or visit www.fas.harvard.edu/~athletic/schedules_spring.html.
Listings also appear in the weekly University Gazette.
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