FILM. The Harvard Film Archive offers a summer season of double-feature screenings drawn from its collection of 8,000 prints. In addition to its traditional alphabetical listings ("P" is for Roman Polanski's The Tenant and Fearless Vampire Killers and "S" for Peter Sellers in The Ladykillers and I'm All Right Jack), the archive will show celebrated art films, such as Zero for Conduct and Jour de Fête, and gems from the silent-film era, such as The Crowd and Lady Windermere's Fan. For schedule details, call 617-495-4700 or visit www.harvardfilmarchive.org.
MUSIC. The Harvard Summer Pops Band performs two concerts: on July 30 at 4 p.m. on the steps of Memorial Church in Harvard Yard, and on August 2 at 7 p.m. at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. The musical program, entitled Peter, Sergei, and The Wolf, pays tribute to composer Sergei Prokofiev on the fiftieth anniversary of his death. The program also features Broadway musical medleys, overtures, and marching tunes. Both events are free and open to the public.
NATURE. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics hosts free observatory nights on the third Thursday of every month. Call 617-495-7461.
|Louisa Fairbrother as Abdallah in a London production of The Forty Thieves, c. 1845. The hand-colored lithograph is among theatrical images on display at the Pusey Library.
|Harvard Theater Collection
EXHIBITIONS Cross-Dressing on the Stage, presented by the Harvard Theatre Collection, looks at the history of male and female impersonations ranging from Shakespeare, grand opera, and Asian traditions, to vaudeville, pantomime, and modern "glamour drag" shows. The exhibit can be seen on weekdays only at the Pusey Library through August 29. For further information, call 617-495-2445. View maps of the world in 1558, of Boston in 1797, and a 1511 atlas, among other items, in Cartographic Treasures at Harvard, an exhibit by the Harvard Map Collection through September 30 at the Houghton and Pusey Libraries. Call 617-495-2417 for details.
At the Busch-Reisinger, through August 24, is Le coq d'or: Natalia Goncharova's Designs for the Ballets Russes, a collection of material from the production of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera first performed in 1914. Also at the Busch-Reisinger is an exhibit of more than 20 representative works from the Bauhaus movement. Continuing at the Sackler is Buddhist Art: The Later Tradition, featuring sacred texts, sculptures, ritual objects, and paintings. Please note that a rare showing of World War I-era lithographs and paintings by George Bellows, including Germans Arrive, that depict the horrors of war, has been extended through October 26 at the Fogg. Jean Fautrier 1898-1964, also at the Fogg, is an exhibit of 36 paintings, among them Otages (Hostages), through July 20. Call 617-495-9400 or visit www.artmuseums.harvard.edu for further information.
Ongoing at the Peabody Museum is Painted by a Distant Hand: Mimbres Pottery from the American Southwest and These Shoes Were Made For...Walking?an eclectic array of footwear from around the world. For museum hours, call 617-496-1027.
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