Harvard Calendar

SPECIAL The thirty-third annual ice-skating exhibition An Evening with Champions, organized by the students at Eliot House, takes place at the Bright Hockey Center on October 11-12 at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Call 617-493-8172 or visit www.aneveningwithchampions.org for tickets.

Kate Mulgrew

Actress Kate Mulgrew strikes a famous pose as Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five, at the American Repertory Theatre, September 8-22.

Photograph by Frank Marchese

THEATER. The American Repertory Theatre presents Tea at Five, Matthew Lombardo's intimate look at the life and career of Katharine Hepburn, directed by John Tillinger. Kate Mulgrew plays the legendary actress in performances that run September 8-22. For further details and showtimes, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.

 

FILM The Harvard Film Archive offers "Wry Smiles, Suspicious Glances: The Films of Andrzej Munk," the celebrated Polish director, September 13-20. A series entitled "Classics of World Cinema" runs from September 23 to October 28. Visit www.harvardfilmarchive.org or call 617-495-4700 for further details.

 

NATURE. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics hosts free discussions and observatory nights on the third Thursday of every month. Call 617-495-7461 for further details.

 

MUSIC. The Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones lead the roster of undergraduate performances at Sanders Theatre this fall. The coed a cappella group appears on October 18. The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs on October 25, followed by a joint concert of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and the Radcliffe Choral Society on October 26. Note that the Harvard University Bands' Eighty-Third Annual Dartmouth Concert takes place on November 1 this year. All events begin at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 617-496-2222, or visit the Harvard box office at www.fas.harvard.edu/~memhall/.

 

EXHIBITIONS. A new exhibit entitled Hatching The Past: Dinosaur Eggs, Nests, and Young opens at the Harvard Museum of Natural History on October 5. The exhibit presents new discoveries about dinosaur reproduction and behavior as viewed through fossilized eggs, embryonic skeletons, and an eight-foot-wide dinosaur nest. For museum hours, call 617-495-3045.

On display at the Peabody Museum is a collection of nineteenth-century tapa cloths made from the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree. Call 617-496-1027 for information.

Opening September 21 at the Fogg Art Museum is the exhibit Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, which features approximately 180 European and American modernist paintings, sculptures, and drawings, including works by Juan Gris, Auguste Rodin, and Max Beckmann, as well as classical Asian and African sculptures. Byzantine Women and Their World—which features female images depicted on public art, jewelry, amulets, and household objects from the fourth through the fifteenth centuries—appears at the Sackler starting on October 25. Exhibits continuing at the Sackler include The Best Workmanship, the Finest Materials: Prayer Carpets from the Islamic World (see "Superlative Surfaces") and Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, and Bamboo: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Paintings. Call 617-495-9400 or visit www.artmuseums.harvard.edu.

 

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

       

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