• April 28 through May 1
The College’s annual Arts First Festival hosts events throughout Harvard Square that feature more than 1,000 performers and honors the 2011 Arts Medalist, photographer Susan Meiselas, Ed.M. ’71.
• Through March 13
Ajax. Sophocles examines a warrior’s reaction to violence and the trauma of war.
• Through March 25
Prometheus Bound. A new rock-musical version of this Aeschylus classic, directed by Diane Paulus.
617-496-2222 or 617-495-8683
New College Theatre, 10 Holyoke Street
• March 25-26 and April 1-2 at 8 p.m.
Dancers’ Viewpointe 11: Point, View, Voice. Collaborative works combine concert dance with performance art.
• March 5 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard Wind Ensemble plays works by Alan Hovhaness. Lowell Lecture Hall.
• April 16 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard Wind Ensemble and the Sunday Jazz Band offer works by undergraduate composers. Lowell Lecture Hall.
617-496-2222; all concerts begin at 8 p.m.
• April 1
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performs Handel’s Israel in Egypt.
• April 9
Forty Years of Jazz at Harvard University features the Harvard Jazz Bands and guest jazz masters Benny Golson, Eddie Palmieri, and Roy Haynes.
• April 23 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus performs Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, along with motets by Bach and Schütz.
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The Arnold Arboretum
• March 12 through April 24; opening day reception with the artist, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tree Pieces: Painted Fabric Collages by Merill Comeau features large-scale interpretations of the natural world that use a variety of castoff materials.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street
• March 17 and April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Skywatching, weather permitting, and lectures. Free and open to the public.
The Harvard Film Archive
Visit the website for complete listings.
• March 11 through March 25
The Murderous Art of Claude Chabrol includes both New Wave titles and 1960s Hitchcock-esque thrillers.
• March 26 - 27
Screening of the restored seven-part series, Hapax Legomena Cycle, by experimental filmmaker Hollis Frampton.
Carpenter Center for the Arts
• March 1 through April 10
FAX is a traveling exhibition that reveals wide-ranging conceptions of the machine as a thinking and drawing tool.
• March 3 through April 7
Muntadas: On Academia
The Spanish artist Antoni Muntadas created a site-specific video project for Harvard that examines the “problematic relations between the production of knowledge and economic power.”
Harvard Art Museums
• Opening April 8
Company to Crown: Perceptions and Reactions in British India highlights a hybrid Indo-European painting style.
• Through April 2
I Was Not Waving but Drowning features 14 photographs that capture Indian artist Atul Bhalla’s submergence in the Yamuna River.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
• March 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Artist, cartographer, and author Ian Graham talks about his lively journey through Mayan sites, chronicled in his book The Road to Ruins.
• April 2o at 5:30 p.m.
The museum’s “Visible Language” lecture series offers “A Brief History of the Spectre of the Internet and the Death of Writing.” Visit the website for details.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
• March 31 at 6 p.m.
Anne Whiston Spirn ’69, author, photographer, and professor of landscape architecture at MIT, discusses “New Directions in Eco-Planning.”
• Continuing: Toward a National Cartography: American Mapmaking, 1782-1800.
• Continuing: T.R. in Cartoon: The Art of Joseph Keppler.
Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.
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