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March-April 2013

From <i>Come Drink With Me</i>, at the Harvard Film Archive

From Come Drink With Me, at the Harvard Film Archive

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Film Archive

&ldquo;Dark Cloud Encounters,&rdquo; at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

“Dark Cloud Encounters,” at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Photograph courtesy of 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

“Rustam Mourns the Dying Suhrab,” from a manuscript of the Shahnama, by Firdawsi, at the Harvard Art Museums

Photograph courtesy of the 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.

http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts
617-495-8676

  • 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.

http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/crossing-borders
617-495-8600

 

Theater

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

http://www.hrgsp.org/happeningnow.htm
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice
627-496-2222

 

American Repertory Theater
www.americanrepertorytheater.org
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.

 

Music

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

http://www.music.fas.harvard.edu/calendar.html
617-495-2791
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

 

Sanders Theatre
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice
617-496-2222

  • 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.

 

Film

The Harvard Film Archive
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa
617-495-4700

  • 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
www.harvardartmuseums.org
617-495-9400
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
www.peabody.harvard.edu
617-496-1027

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
www.hmnh.harvard.edu
617-495-3045
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
www.arboretum.harvard.edu
617-384-5209

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
www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/mon.html
617-495-7461
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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