From <i>Come Drink With Me</i>, at the Harvard Film Archive
&ldquo;Dark Cloud Encounters,&rdquo; at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
&ldquo;Rustam Mourns the Dying Suhrab,&rdquo; from a manuscript of the <i>Shahnama,</i> by Firdawsi, at the Harvard Art Museums

Special Events

  • April 25-28: The annual Arts First Festival offers dance, theater, music, and other student and faculty performances—and honors the 2013 Arts Medalist: actor, screenwriter, and producer Matt Damon ’92.


  • April 25-26: The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studyconference, “Crossing Borders: Immigration and Gender in the Americas,” features academics, practitioners, and artists. Registration required. Radcliffe Gym.




  • March 28 through April 7: Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Playerspresent Utopia Limited; or, The Flowers of Progress. Agassiz Theatre.



American Repertory Theater
617-547-8300 (box office)
617-495-2668 (general information)

  • Through March 17: The Glass Menagerie. Tennessee Williams’s classic stars Cherry Jones, among others. Loeb Drama Center.
  • Opening April 16: Beowulf—A Thousand Years of Baggage reimagines the tale with original music that weaves together lieder, cabaret, jazz, and electronica. At Oberon.



  • March 8 and April 19 at 8 p.m. Performances by the Blodgett artists-in-residence, the Chiara Quartet

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


Sanders Theatre

  • April 6 at 8 p.m. The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performs Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
  • April 26 at 8 p.m. The Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum present Haydn’s The Creation.
  • April 27 at 8 p.m. The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra offers works by Mozart and Mendelssohn.
  • May 3 at 8 p.m. The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus performs Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.



The Harvard Film Archive

  • March 15-24: King Hu and The Art of Wuxia highlights the Chinese director’s sophisticated work with swordplay, choreography, and editing in martial-arts cinema.


Exhibitions & Events

Harvard Art Museums
Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway

  • Continuing: In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art showcases 150 objects, including glazed ceramics, illustrated manuscripts, and lacquerware.


Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Talks at the Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street

  • April 5 at 6 p.m. “Divination Through the History of Dreaming,” by Kimberley C. Patton, Harvard Divinity School professor of the comparative and historical study of religion
  • April 18 at 6 p.m. “Perfect Model: The Past, Present, and Future of Prediction,” by David Orrell, scientist and author of The Future of Everything: The Science of Prediction


Harvard Museum of Natural History
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford St.

  • March 28 at 6 p.m. “River. Space. Design Towards a New Urban Water Culture,” by Stuttgart University professor Antje Stokman
  • April 4 at 6 p.m. Celebrate the opening of the renovated Earth and Planetary Science Gallery with a lecture by Francis A. Macdonald, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences.


Nature and Science

The Arnold Arboretum

Check the website for more classes, lectures, tours, and events.

  • April 8, 7-8 p.m. Swarthmore College biology professor Scott Gilbert reveals “The New You: How Symbiosis Studies Have Undercut Biological Views of Individuality.”


The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street

Observatory night lectures with night-sky viewing, weather permitting, on March 21 and April 18

  • April 19 (rain date April 20), 8-10 p.m. “Sidewalk Astronomy,” part of the Cambridge Science Festival, offers viewings of the moon, stars, and planets from telescopes set up in Central and Harvard Squares.



Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.

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