New England Regional
The Farmers’ Market at Harvard
Tuesdays, noon-6 p.m. (rain or shine)
Science Center plaza
Fridays, 3-7 p.m.
168 Western Avenue
Organized by Harvard University Dining Services, this outdoor market runs through October and emphasizes local goods—fresh produce, breads, baked sweets, herbs, seafood, pasta, jams, chocolates, and cheeses.
The Harvard Film Archive
Preliminary dates for the summer film festivals are listed below. Check the website for updates and details on screenings, lectures, and special events.
- July 5-September 9: The Complete Alfred Hitchcock is a retrospective of the British master’s works, including nine fully restored silent films.
- July 12-August 12: Burt Lancaster highlights the career of the Hollywood icon who starred in more than 60 films as diverse as Elmer Gantry, The Birdman of Alcatraz, and Atlantic City.
Exhibitions & Events
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
Science Center 251, 1 Oxford Street
- Continuing: Time and Time Again: How Science and Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future. The exhibit explores how humans find, keep, make, measure, carve out, waste, and kill time—and the instruments used to do all the above (culled from the University’s Collection of Historical Instruments). See Treasure, page 76, for a sampling.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
- Continuing: Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries. These stunning series of photographs and observations offer a close look at the westernization of a traditional society.
Throughout the year, the museum holds “family drop-in” educational events. This summer’s programs are:
- July 20, noon to 4 p.m. Mural Madness. Create wall murals and other art projects based on artifacts.
- August 17, noon to 4 p.m. Chocolate Treasures. Learn about cacao’s role in Aztec and Mayan cultures.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
- Continuing: The Language of Color. Visitors learn how and why color variation has evolved over thousands of years in a variety of animals, including poison dart frogs.
- Continuing: Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm includes glass models of an octopus, paper nautilus, and other creatures made by the nineteenth-century artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, who also produced the renowned glass flowers.
Harvard Art Museums
Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway
- August 15, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Day Trip: Modernism in Maine features visits to the Colby College Museum of Art (and its new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion) and the Portland Museum of Art, which offers works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, such as Gauguin’s The Seed of Areoi. Registration is required. For details, visit www.harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/day-trip-modernism-maine, or call 617-495-4544.
Harvard Summer Pops Band
- July 25 at 4 p.m. in Harvard Yard
- July 28 at 3 p.m. at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston
Admission is free, but tickets are required.
- August 2 at 8 p.m. The Harvard Summer School Chorus performs Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Handel’s Laudate Pueri Dominum.
- August 3 at 8 p.m. The Harvard Summer School Orchestra plays pieces by Edvard Grieg and Aaron Copland, among others.
Nature and Science
The Arnold Arboretum
Check the website for classes, lectures, and events.
- July and August: A link in Boston’s Emerald Necklace, the arboretum is a treasure trove of native plants, old-growth trees, flowers, rare specimens, and walking trails. Visitors can take guided tours, offered on the weekends, or roam freely throughout the grounds.
American Repertory Theater
617-547-8300 (box office)
- August 29 at 8 p.m. Throwing Shade Live: Comedy + Tragedy – Class. Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi appear at the ART’s Oberon theater for a live version of their award-winning LGBT podcast (www.throwingshade.com). 2 Arrow Street.
Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.