Harvard Calendar

MUSIC. The Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society present a Winter's Evening Holiday Concert at the Pleasant Street Congregational Church in Arlington at 8 p.m. on December 5. Closer to home, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs works by Debussy, de Falla, Elgar, and Harbison on December 5, the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus presents Britten and Susa: Ceremony of Carols and Lullabies on December 6, and the Glee Club, Choral Society, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and Orchestra of Emmanuel Music perform Mozart's Requiem on December 15. All three events begin at 8 p.m. at Sanders Theatre. At Lowell Hall, the Harvard Wind Ensemble presents Wind Music of Black American Composers on December 6 and the Harvard Jazz Band presents Honoring Boston Jazz Composers: Then and Now on December 13. Both concerts begin at 8 p.m. For tickets to these events, call the Harvard Box Office at 617-496-2222. On December 14 at 5 p.m. and December 15 at 8 p.m., Memorial Church hosts its annual Christmas Carol Services. For details, call 617-495-5508.

A Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) in the Larz AndersonBonsai Collection at the Arnold Arboretum
Courtesy of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

NATURE. The Arnold Arboretum offers free guided walking tours throughout the year. Autumn tours will be held on November 1 and 15 at 10:30 a.m., November 9 and 23 at 1 p.m., and November 5 and 19 at 12:15 p.m. No preregistration is required. Meet on the steps of the Hunnewell Building Visitor Center, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain. For details, call 617-524-1718, ext. 100. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics offers free public lectures and, weather permitting, telescopic viewing on the third Thursday of every month. For details, call 617-495-7461.

 

THEATER. The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club presents Lorenzacchio, directed by Jay Schieb, from November 15 to 22 at the Loeb Drama Center. For tickets and show times, call the Harvard Box Office at 617-496-2222. Snow in June, a tragicomedy based on a thirteenth-century Chinese tale, can be seen at the American Repertory Theatre from November 29 to December 28. For tickets and show times, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.

 

EXHIBITIONS. The Harvard Museum of Natural History presents In the Mountains: Photographs by Bradford Washburn, a 50-year retrospective of natural landmarks worldwide. Call 617-495-3045 for museum information. Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine, an exhibit exploring daily life in Iron Age Israel, opens on November 12 at the Harvard Semitic Museum. The exhibit features a full-scale replica of a two-story village house furnished with many ancient artifacts. For details, call 617-495-4631. Harvard Collects American Art, a sampling of paintings and sculptures by significant American artists, continues at the Fogg Art Museum. Drawn primarily from the Fogg's permanent collection, the exhibition includes works by John Singleton Copley, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Jackson Poll0ck. Before Expressionism: Art in Germany circa 1903, an exhibition marking the Busch-Reisinger Museum's centennial, continues through February 15. For information about both art museums, call 617-495-9400. The Harvard-Yenching Library marks its seventy-fifth anniversary with an exhibition drawn from its permanent collection, on display at Houghton Library through December. For details, call 617-495-3327. Portraits from China, 1923-1946: Photographers and Their Subjects continues through January 15 at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. For details, call 617-496-1027.

 

FILM. As part of the fifteenth annual Boston Jewish Film Festival, the Harvard Film Archive presents experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer's Devotion on November 14 and Resisting Paradise and My Babushka: Searching Ukrainian Identities on November 15. Shows begin at 7 p.m. The director will attend both screenings. For tickets or details, call 617-495-4700.

 

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

     

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