SPECIAL. The tenth annual ArtsFirst festival, offering dozens of student performances of music, dance, and drama, most of them free and open to the public, is slated for May 2-5 in and around Harvard Square. Visit www.fas.harvard.edu/~arts.
Bring a picnic to the Arnold Arboretum's annual Lilac Sunday on May 12 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). The celebration features English folk dancing, self-guided tours, and all you can learn about the fragrant syringa.
The Hangover (Suzanne Valadon), by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, is one of six of his paintings of women on display at the Fogg Art Museum through July 21. The exhibit reflects the artist's lesser-known contemplative and Impressionistic portrait style.
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FILM. The Harvard Film Archive offers "Urban Visions, Mexico City" (May 2-14); selected works by Anne-Marie Miéville (May 24-31); and "Neglected Films of the French New Wave" (June 1-30). Call 617-495-4700, or visit www.harvardfilmarchive.org for details.
THEATER. The American Repertory Theatre presents Lysistrata, based on the play by Aristophanes and directed by Andrei Serban, from May 10 through June 9 at the Loeb Drama Center. For tickets, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.
MUSIC. The Harvard University Band performs its annual Class Day concert on June 5 at 7:30 p.m. on the steps of Memorial Church. The program includes a tribute to graduating seniors and Harvard songs. Sanders Theatre hosts a series of spring concerts, starting on May 10 with the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus performing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Harvard Learning in Retirement celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with a May 18 concert of works by Bach, Brahms, and Ravel. On June 2, the Harvard Glee Club sings a "Farewell to Cambridge" concert at 3 p.m., while the Radcliffe Pitches perform "Grad Jam" on June 4. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For tickets, call 617-496-2222, or visit the Harvard box office at www.fas.harvard.edu/~memhall/.
EXHIBITIONS. Three Women: Early Portraits by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is at the Fogg Art Museum through July 21. The show features six paintings of the artist's friends. Also at the Fogg, starting May 18, is Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur, a traveling exhibit of 425 objects excavated from the site of Ur, the biblical home of Abraham in southern Iraq. At the Sackler until June 16 is an exhibit of late 1960s photographs by Mel Bochner, whose work helped usher in conceptual art. Call 617-495-9400 or visit www.artmuseums.harvard.edu.
Dodos, Trilobites, and Meteorites...Treasures of Nature and Science at Harvard are on view at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. For museum hours, call 617-495-3045. On display at the Peabody Museum is a collection of nineteenth-century cloth made from the bark of the paper mulberry tree. The cultural artifacts include clothing and an unusual French Polynesian headdress. Call 617-496-1027 for further information.
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, accessible via this magazine's website, www.harvard-magazine.com.
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