Harvard Calendar

MUSIC. Memorial Church hosts the annual Christmas Carol Services on December 15 at 5 p.m. and December 16 at 8 p.m. For details, call 617-495-5508. At Sanders Theatre, the Harvard Callbacks, an a cappella group, lead off the winter season with a November 2 performance. The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra plays a program of Berlioz, Rachmaninoff, and Dvorák on December 6, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus performs Walton's Belshazzar's Feast on December 8. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 617-496-2222, or visit the Harvard box office at www.fas.harvard.edu/~memhall/. At Lowell Hall, the Harvard Wind Ensemble can be heard on December 7 and the Harvard Jazz Bands honor jazz pianist and composer JoAnne Brackeen on December 14. In addition, on December 7, the Radcliffe Choral Society and the Harvard Glee Club perform a Christmas concert at the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (in Harvard Square).

One of several dinosaur egg forms discovered by Louie Psihoyos at the Flaming Cliffs of Mongolia. Inset: Dinosaur embryo model, “Baby Louie.”
Courtesy of The Harvard University Museum of Natural History

 

EXHIBITIONS. The Harvard Museum of Natural History presents a new exhibit, Hatching The Past: Dinosaur Eggs, Nests, and Young, which invites visitors to touch a real dinosaur leg bone and a nearly eight-foot-wide nest. Also on display are skulls, teeth, fossilized eggs, and other objects that help explain new discoveries about dinosaur reproduction and behavior. For museum hours, call 617-495-3045.

The Schlesinger Library and the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Massachusetts, present Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business, a traveling exhibit that spotlights 40 entrepreneurial women who helped shape the business world. In Lexington through February 23, it reopens in New York City in March. For museum hours, call 781-861-6559 or visit www.enterprisingwomenexhibit.org.

The Fogg Art Museum offers Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, an exhibit of approximately 180 European and American modernist paintings, sculptures, and drawings. On display at the Sert Gallery, six paintings by Oliver Jackson—accompanied by the recorded music of Marty Erlich—pay tribute to their friend, the late saxophonist Julius Hemphill. Featured at the Busch-Reisinger are photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans, a chronicler of today's European youth culture and of "contemporary, commodity-saturated life." Call 617-495-9400 or visit www.artmuseums.harvard.edu for further details.

Through December 1, the Peabody Museum celebrates Día de Los Muertos: The Day of the Dead, featuring Mexican folk art as well as items from regional artists and community groups and scholarly lectures. Ongoing at the Peabody is a display of intriguing nineteenth-century Southwestern photographs by Charles Fletcher Lummis, A.B. 1881. For further details, call 617-496-1027.

 

THEATER. Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, adapted and directed by János Szász, can be seen at the American Repertory Theatre from November 30 through December 28. For tickets and showtimes, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.

 

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

 

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

         

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