THEATER. The American Repertory Theatre presents Harold Pinter's black comedy The Birthday Party on March 6 through 27 at the Loeb Drama Center. For tickets and showtimes, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals presents As the Word Turns, a fairy tale about a spelling bee, through March 21 at the Hasty Pudding Theatre. F0r tickets and show times, call 617-495-5205 or visit www.hastypudding.org.
NATURE. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics presents two free lectures, on astronomy in Antarctica on March 18 and on the new submillimeter-array telescope in Hawaii on April 15. Both events begin at 8 p.m. and include sky viewing if weather permits. Call 617-495-7461. The Arnold Arboretum will offer free guided walking tours on March 20 and April 3 and 17 at 10:30 a.m., April 7 and 21 at 12:15 p.m., and March 28 and April 11 and 25 at 1 p.m. No preregistration is required; meet at the Hunnewell Building. For details, call 617-524-1718, ext. 100, or visit www.arboretum.harvard.edu.
LECTURES. On March 21, author and filmmaker Sir David Attenborough accepts the Harvard Museum of Natural History's 2004 Roger Tory Peterson Medal and speaks on "Discovery and the Camera" at 4 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. The event is free, but tickets are required. Call the Harvard Box Office at 617-496-2222. Former federal prosecutor Mary Joe White, sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, speaks on "The Tension between the War on Terrorism and Civil Liberties" on March 11 at 4 p.m. in the Cronkhite living room at 6 Ash Street. For details, call 617-495-8600.
EXHIBITIONS. To mark its fortieth anniversary, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts presents a student-curated exhibition on the building's architect, Le Corbusier, from March 11 through April 18. For information, call 617-495-3251. Theatrical Engravings by Robert Dighton and Sons, a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century portraits, continues through March 26 in the Edward Sheldon Room at Pusey Library. For information, call 617-495-2445. Design-Recline: Modern Architecture and the Mid-Century Chaise Lounge opens on March 20 at the Busch-Reisinger Museum. For information, call 617-495-9400. The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine, an exhibition on life in Iron Age Israel, continues at the Semitic Museum. For information, call 617-495-4631.
MUSIC. The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs works by Dvorák on March 5. The Harvard Din & Tonics present their twenty-fifth anniversary concert on March 6. Guitarist Jim Hall appears with the Harvard Jazz Bands on April 17. The Harvard Callbacks and Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones perform on April 30. All four concerts will be held in Sanders Theatre. The Ying Quartet, the Blodgett-Artists-in-Residence, perform on March 12 and April 15 in Paine Hall. The Harvard University Band performs on March 13 in Lowell Hall. The Harvard University Choir and the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra present Handel's Solomon on March 21 in Memorial Church. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. Hosted by the Harvard Glee Club, the Intercollegiate Men's Choruses Festival presents several concerts in Sanders Theatre from March 11 through 13. For show times, call 617-495-5730. For tickets to all concerts, call the Harvard Box Office at 617-496-2222.
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