A full slate of events can be found throughout the University this season, ranging from South African plays, Japanese calligraphy, and Viennese art to European films, ice skating, and college bands celebrating hockey's Beanpot. This sampler offers something for everyone seeking enrichment in and around Harvard Square.
Ice Skating at the Charles Hotelwww.charleshotel.com; 617-864-1200
January and February • The new 54-foot-square ice rink next to the Harvard Square hotel is open from noon until 7:30 p.m. daily. Skating fees are $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12. Skates may be rented for $5.
|Left to right: A reconstruction of Ole Worm's museum, in an exhibit at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments; actor and playwright John Kani in Nothing But the Truth at the ART; detail of Josef Hoffmann's "As though my body were naught but ciphers, " at the Busch-Reisinger.|
|From left to right: Courtesy of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, reconstruction by Rosamond Purcell, photograph by Dennis W. Purcell; courtesy of the A.R.T.; courtesy of the Harvard University Art Museums, © President and Fellows of Harvard College|
The American Repertory Theatrewww.amrep.org; 617-547-8300
The theater's South African Festival celebrates that country's burgeoning dramatic arts through films, lectures, and three plays: The Syringa Tree (through January 16), Foreign Aids (January 5-23) and Nothing But the Truth (January 21-30).
The Far Side of the Moon (February 4-27), written and directed by Robert Lepage, with music by Laurie Anderson, is a fantastical voyage into space.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricalswww.hastypudding.org; 617-495-5205
February 17 to March 20 • The 157th Pudding show, Terms of Frontierment, may be the last at the group's longtime home at 12 Holyoke Street.
NATURE AND SCIENCE
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysicswww.cfa.harvard.edu/events.html; 617-495-7461
Free observatory nights on the third Thursday of every month.
The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments617-495-2779
Through January 14 • Bringing Nature Inside examines attitudes toward natural history in the 1600s.
The Harvard Film Archivewww.harvardfilmarchive.org; 617-495-4700
January 21-31 • The fifth New Films From Europe Festival features innovative work from across the continent.
The Harvard Wind Ensemblewww.hcs.harvard.edu/~hwe; 617-496-2222
February 20 at 3 p.m. • Harvard hosts the Boston Beanpot Band Concert at Sanders Theatre.
Busch-Reisinger Museumwww.artmuseums.harvard.edu; 617-495-9400/9422
Opening February 12 • Crises of Representation in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna presents works in various media from the turn of the twentieth century.
Fogg Art Museum
Through January 30 • Prints: System, Style, and Subject examines the uniqueness of printmaking.
Opening January 22 • The Sport of Kings: The Art of the Hunt in Iran and India explores the age-old tradition through paintings, ceramics, decorative arts, and weaponry.
Continuing • Japanese Calligraphy and Painting and Masterworks of East Asian Painting.
Carpenter Center for Visual Studieswww.ves.fas.harvard.edu; 617-495-3251
Through January 7 • Retrospection under Duress, Reprise surveys the diverse artwork of faculty member Stephen Prina.
Semitic Museumwww.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic; 617-495-4631
Continuing • The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine includes a full-scale, two-story replica of a village home. Nuzi and the Hurrians: Fragments from a Forgotten Past depicts life in northern Mesopotamia.
Harvard Museum of Natural Historywww.hmnh.harvard.edu; 617-495-3045
Continuing • Origins: Life's First Three Billion Years. The exhibit examines ancient microscopic life and its evolution.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnologywww.peabody.harvard.edu; 617-495-1027
Continuing • imazighen! Beauty and Artisanship of Berber Life. Cultural artifacts made by the North African tribal group.
Opening January 12 • The Harvard Theatre Collection presents 100 Theatrical Photographs by Angus McBean (1904-1990) that capture moments from important productions with Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, and Vivien Leigh, among others. 617-495-2445
Opening January 19 • Proprietà del Coreografo Antonio Pallerini, a collection of nineteenth-century librettos, manuscript scores, and production notes for more than a dozen ballets produced in Italy. 617-495-2455
Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.
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