THEATER. The American Repertory Theatre presents The Miser, by Molière, at the Loeb Drama Center through July 11. Those musical jugglers The Flying Karamazov Brothers present a special Democratic National Convention-themed edition of their show Life: A Guide for the Perplexed, at the Loeb from July 21 through August 8. 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 each month at 8 p.m., with sky viewing if weather permits. For information, call 617-495-7461 or visit www.cfa.harvard.edu. The Arnold Arboretum offers free summer walking tours on Saturday mornings (scheduled for July 17 and 31 and August 14 and 28) at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday afternoons (on July 11 and 25 and August 8 and 22) at 1 p.m., and on weekdays (on July 7 and 21 and August 11 and 25) at 12:15 p.m. No preregistration is necessary. Participants meet at the Hunnewell Building. For details, call 617-524-1718, ext. 100, or visit www.arboretum.harvard.edu.
FILM. The Harvard Film Archive offers its summer series of double features through August 15, presenting films from its collection of 9,000 prints. For movie listings and showtimes, call 617-495-4700 or visit www.harvardfilmarchive.org.
EXHIBITIONS. Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, an exhibition that includes works by Rembrandt and Rubens, opens at the Sackler Museum on July 24. Bringing Japan to Boston, an exhibition of Japanese items that Edward S. Morse collected for Harvard in the nineteenth century, remains on display at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology through May 2005. Process and Paradox, an exhibition of historical paintings by John Singleton Copley, continues at the Fogg Art Museum through August. Vastly More Than Brick and Mortar: Reinventing the Fogg Art Museum in the 1920s, continues at the Fogg through September. Also continuing at the Fogg is To Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty, an exhibition of about 100 nineteenth-century French, British, and American paintings and sculptures from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection. For details, call 617-495-9400 or visit www.artmuseums.harvard.edu. Nathaniel Hawthorne at 200, a collection featuring letters, first editions, and the author's manuscript for The House of the Seven Gables, continues in the Amy Lowell Room at the Houghton Library through August. For information, call 617-485-2449.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, a exhibition featuring nearly 50 of Subhankar Banerjee's photographs of the Alaskan wilderness, continues at the Harvard Museum of Natural History until early September. For information, call 617-495-3045 or visit www.hmnh.harvard.edu.
MUSIC. The Harvard Summer Pops Band presents two free concerts: on the steps of Memorial Church on August 4 at 4 p.m. and at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade on August 8 at 3 p.m. The concerts feature works by Leroy Anderson, Richard Strauss, Carl Maria von Weber, and Richard Wagner. For details, call 617-496-2263.
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