• April 29 through May 2: The annual Arts First festival hosts events throughout Harvard Square and honors the 2010 Arts Medalist: visual artist, writer, and curator Catherine Lord ’70.
• Through March 20: First produced in 1935, Paradise Lost, by Clifford Odets, probes the effects of money and greed on family, business, and love amid a national financial crisis.
The Harvard Dance Center
• April 27: Judith Jamison, artistic director and former principal dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, talks about her life and work.
The Harvard Film Archive
Visit the website for complete listings.
• March 26-28: Screenings of Games of Love and Chance, The Secret of the Grain, and La Faute à Voltaire by French-Arab filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche, who will receive the Film Center’s 2010 Genevieve McMillan Award for distinguished work.
Harvard Art Museum—Sackler
617-495-9400; 485 Broadway
• Opening March 19: Rubens and the Baroque Festival features an exhibition and several events, including an April 16-17 symposium, “Art, Music, and Spectacle in the Age of Rubens.”
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
• Opening March 25: Translating Encounters explores colonial-era global mobility and exchange among the peoples of Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
• April 24 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (advance reservations required; call 617-495-2916): Family Program: Conservation Clues! (For children ages 7 through 12.)
• Opening April 29: Spying on the Past: Declassified Satellite Images and Archaeology highlights the work of Harvard students exploring sites in Mesopotamia and South America.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
• Through April 18: Domesticated: Modern Dioramas of Our New Natural History offers visual artist Amy Stein’s view of the tenuous relationship between animals and humans within our built civilization.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
• April 15 and 16: Inside/Out: Exploring Gender and Space in Life, Culture, and Art. Registration required.
• Through April 30: John Keats and Fanny Brawne looks at the couple’s relationship and its legacy.
Countway Library Center for the History of Medicine
Continuing: The Scalpel and the Pen: The Life and Work of Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D.
Nature and Science
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
617-495-7461; 60 Garden Street
• April 24 at 7:30 p.m.: The center celebrates 80 years of public lectures and observatory nights with The Universe: 2010 and Beyond, guided by CFA director Charles Alcock.
617-496-2222; all concerts begin at 8 p.m.
• March 6: The Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society celebrate Junior Parents Weekend.
• March 26: The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performs Haydn’s Missa Cellensis.
• April 10: The Harvard Jazz Bands perform with saxophonist James Moody.
• April 24: The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus sings Fauré’s Requiem, and other works.
• April 30: The Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum honor retiring choral director Jameson N. Marvin with the world premiere of Robert Kyr’s “Song of Awakening.”
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