Enjoy a range of offerings in and around Harvard Square this fall, from jazz bands and rowing competitions to a retrospective on Rembrandt and a Latino film festival.


An Evening with Champions
www.aneveningwithchampions.org; 617-493-8172

October 6 at 7 p.m. — Organized by Harvard undergraduates, the annual ice-skating show, An Evening with Champions, raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Instituteís Jimmy Fund. Bright Hockey Center.


October 8, noon-6 p.m. — The twenty-eighth annual Oktoberfest offers street performances, live music, dancing, and food from around the world, as well as wares from more than 250 artisans and merchants.

Bernstein at Harvard
www.bernsteinatharvard.org; 617-495-8676

October 12-14Leonard Bernstein, Boston to Broadway: Concerts and Symposia at Harvard University. His alma mater celebrates, with noted artists and scholars, the composer’s (’39, D.Mus. ’67) contribution to twentieth-century music.

Head of the Charles

October 21-22 Trek down to the river to watch athletes from around the world race in the annual two-day Head of the Charles regatta.

Left to right: A notice for Boston's Boylston Museum, on display in Nickel Theatres and Dime Museums, at the Pusey Library; a steamy scene from the ART's bobrauschenbergamerica; and a detail of a drawing from Rembrandt and the Aesthetics of Technique, at the Busch-Reisinger Museum.
From left to right: Courtesy of the Harvard College Library; Courtesy of artist; Courtesy of Harvard University Art Museums, ©President and Fellows of Harvard College



Pusey Library

Opening September 20Nickel Theatres and Dime Museums. Photographs, programs, tickets, advertisements, and other ephemera from curio halls and other public-entertainment venues in nineteenth-century Boston. Harvard Theatre Collection.

Schlesinger Library

Opening October 4Images of Women: Selections from the Collection of Sally Fox. The prolific photographer and researcher, who died in February, documented women’s lives around the world.


Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
www.peabody.harvard.edu; 617-495-1027

Closing September 10Pusan, Korea, 1952-1954: The Photographs of Roger Marshutz showcases the former American GIís work, which documents U.S. reconstruction efforts and images of daily life for Koreans.

ContinuingNoble Pursuit: The Duchess of Mecklenburg Collection from Iron Age Slovenia. The exhibit tells the story of an unconventional woman while displaying many of the European artifacts she excavated prior to World War I.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
www.hmnh.harvard.edu; 617-495-3045

ContinuingLooking at Landscape: Environmental Puzzles from Three Photographers. Visitors can decipher themes in American landscapes through noting scale, color, patterns, and other visual cues in works by Alex S. MacLean, Anne Whiston Spirn, and Camilo José Vergara.

Busch-Reisinger Museum

Opening September 9Rembrandt and the Aesthetics of Technique. More than 30 drawings, paintings, and prints from the Dutch master are on display, with a focus on pen strokes and other distinguishing features of style.

ContinuingGerman Art of the 1980s from the Heliod Spiekermann Collection. Major works by both well-known and under-appreciated artists.

Fogg Art Museum

Opening October 14ìA Public Patriotic Museumî—Artworks and Artifacts from the Artemus Ward House. This exhibit includes paintings, prints, furniture, textiles, ceramics, and domestic and agricultural tools associated with Ward, who commanded the colonial militia besieging Boston before the appointment of George Washington.

Closing October 22Under Cover: Artistsí Sketchbooks. More than 100 sketchbooks ranging from the eighteenth century through the 1990s, including works by John Singer Sargent and Jacques-Louis David.

Sackler Museum

ContinuingSharon Lockhart: Pine Flat. A film about the experience of childhood in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, and 19 color photographs of the children.

ContinuingThe New Chinese Landscape: Recent Acquisitions features a set of paintings depicting contemporary China that centers on artists who revitalize ancient motifs with modern techniques and styling.

Nature and Science

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
www.cfa.harvard.edu/events.html; 617-495-7461
Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street

September 21 at 8 p.m. and October 19 at 8 p.m. — A lecture for high-schoolers and adults, and rooftop viewing (weather permitting).

October 5 at 8 p.m. — Family Friendly Astronomy Night.


The American Repertory Theatre
www.amrep.org; 617-547-8300

September 9 through October 7bobrauschenbergamerica, by Charles L. Mee ’60 (author of Full Circle and Snow in June), is a humorous, fantastical road trip through the American landscape—as artist Robert Rauschenberg might conceive of it. Staged by Anne Bogart and the SITI Company.


The Harvard Film Archive
www.harvardfilmarchive.org; 617-495-4700
Visit the website for complete listings.

September 8-14 — The work of British director Peter Whitehead, who captured the 1960s counterculture scene in London with movies such as Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London.

September 27 through December 13The New German Cinema and Beyond offers influential films of the 1960s and ’70s.

October 20-22Boston Latino International Film Festival. The fifth annual event features full-length dramas, documentaries, and shorts from a variety of countries and perspectives.


Sanders Theatre
www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets; 617-496-2222

August 27, at 8 p.m — The Harvard University Bands present the Annual Montage Band Concert (formerly the Dartmouth Concert), showcasing the jazz, wind, and marching bands.

October 28, at 8 p.m — The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum sponsors a choral festival with high-school groups

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