Harvard Calendar

THEATER. At the Loeb Drama Center, the American Repertory Theatre presents The Children of Herakles, by Euripides, from January 4 to 25, in a new translation by Robert Gladstaone; Peter Sellars '80 directs. Also appearing is La Dispute, by Pierre de Marivaux (February 1-22). For tickets and showtimes, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.

 

FILM. The third annual "New Films from Europe" festival at the Harvard Film Archive (January 17-26) includes screenings of Grill Point (Germany); Irreversible (France); Fleurs de Sang (Switzerland); Sweet Sixteen (United Kingdom); and Under the Stars (Greece). In the Mirror of Maya Deren, a documentary about the avant-garde filmmaker, can be seen the week of February 14. For further details on the winter film schedule, call 617-495-4700 or visit www.harvardfilmarchive.org.

 

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

 

MUSIC. Sanders Theatre hosts a Valentine's Day a cappella concert by the Harvard Krokodiloes and the Radcliffe Pitches. The Harvard Callbacks and Opportunes perform a spring concert on February 21, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra appears with guest conductor Kevin Leong on February 28. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 617-496-2222, or visit the Harvard box office at www.fas.harvard.edu/~memhall/. The Harvard Club of Boston sponsors the seventh annual Jazz Combo Festival, featuring a friendly competition among undergraduate musicians, at 7 p.m. on February 21. Call 617-496-2263 for information.

 

CALENDAR
Paul Klee's Botanical High Culture (1938) is one of 180 works of art on display in Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, at the Fogg Art Museum through February 16.

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EXHIBITIONS. Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, an exhibit of European and American paintings, sculptures, and drawings, including works by Klee, Matisse, Picasso, de Kooning, Beckmann, and Giacometti can be seen at the Fogg Art Museum until February 16. Starting January 4, the Sackler offers Image and Empire: Picturing India during the Colonial Era, a display of paintings, objects, and photographs. New at the Sert Gallery is The Color Yellow: Beauford Delaney, a retrospective of 27 paintings, from 1940s portraits and cityscapes in Greenwich Village, to abstract work created after the artist moved to Paris in 1953. The exhibit opens on February 15. Call 617-495-9400 or see www.artmuseums.harvard.edu for more details.

The Schlesinger Library and the National Heritage Museum, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, present Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business, a traveling exhibit that spotlights 40 entrepreneurial women (see page 42). In Lexington through February 23, it reopens in Manhattan in March. For museum hours, call 781-861-6559 or visit www.enterprisingwomenexhibit.org.

Along with its permanent collection, the Harvard Museum of Natural History offers a drop-in winter scavenger hunt during school vacation week (February 17-23), and a Mineral Madness Family Festival on March 29. For program details and museum hours, call 617-495-3045.

Starting February 6, the Peabody Museum highlights its vast collection of footwear from around the world in These Shoes Were Made for...Walking? Continuing at the Peabody is a display of intriguing Southwestern photographs by Charles Fletcher Lummis, A.B. 1881. Call 617-496-1027 for further information.

 

Listings also appear in the weekly University Gazette.        

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