A detail of the extensive scale model of the renewed galleries, from <i>In-Sight Evening: Preparing for the New Harvard Art Museums</i>
&ldquo;Fleshy flowered spindletree,&rdquo; by Anna Laurent, at the Arnold Arboretum
A still from <i>Vertigo, </i>at the Harvard Film Archive
<i>An Evening with Champions</i> features&nbsp;renowned skaters such as Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir.
<i>Family Cruise #1.....One Life to Heal,</i> by Kalup Linzy, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Discover new &ldquo;alien worlds&rdquo; (depicted at left) through lectures at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.


An Evening with Champions
• October 5 at 8 p.m.
• October 6 at 3 p.m.
; 617-496-2222
The forty-third annual ice-skating exhibition raises money for the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Bright Hockey Center.

The Farmers’ Market at Harvard
. Runs through October.
In Cambridge,
Science Center plaza
Tuesdays, noon-6 p.m.
In Allston,
168 Western Avenue
Fridays, 3-7 p.m.

Nature and Science

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

617-495-7461; 60 Garden Street
• September 19 and October 17 at 7:30 p.m. Observatory lectures and night-sky viewing, weather permitting.

The Arnold Arboretum
; 617-384-5209
Registration is required.

• September 28, 1-3:30 p.m.
Senior research scientist Peter Del Tredici explores the history and care of the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection, which includes large specimens of hinoki cypress that are between 150 and 275 years old.

• October 3 at 6:30 p.m.
An Eden of Sorts: The Natural History of My Feral Garden.
John Mitchell Hanson shares what he’s learned from three decades of experience, and experiments, increasing the biodiversity of suburban and other developed lands.

• Opening October 26
showcases the delicate seedpod images (both fine art and specimen portraits) of flora-focused writer, photographer, and producer Anna Laurent ’00.


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

All events are free and open to the public, although some require registration.

• September 10 at 5 p.m.
Jane Franklin’s Spectacles: Or, The Education of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister.
Kemper professor of American history Jill Lepore reveals what she learned while researching and writing Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin.

• October 22 at 4 p.m.
When Everything Changed.
New York Times columnist Gail Collins talks about how and why the national view of American women has shifted since 1960.

Mahindra Humanities Center

• September 25 at 6 p.m.
Astrophysicist Mario Livio reflects on the ideas detailed in his recent book, Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein, Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe.


The Harvard Film Archive

Check the website for updates and details on screenings, lectures, and special events.

• Through September 8
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.

• Through September 28
The Complete Alfred Hitchcock
is a retrospective of the British master’s works, including nine fully restored silent films.

Exhibitions & Events

Harvard Art Museums
; 617-495-9400/9422. The museum buildings and galleries are closed for renovation until the fall of 2014. Nevertheless, some special events will be held at other University locations. For details and to register for events, call 617-495-4544.

• September 18 at 6-8:30 p.m.
In-Sight Evening: Preparing for the New Harvard Art Museums.
An illustrated talk explains the guiding design principles for the new art galleries.

• September 27, noon-1 p.m.
Harvard Treasures Tour: Rare Books and Special Collections at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
; 617-495-3251

• Through September 29, opening reception on September 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Exhibition: New Faculty 2013-2014
highlights the work of Kalup Linzy, Catherine Lord, Luisa Rabbia, Halsey Rodman, Heather Rowe, and Roger White, among others.

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

The HMSC is a consortium of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the Harvard Semitic Museum, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
; 617-495-2779
Science Center 251
1 Oxford Street
• Continuing: Time and Time Again: How Science and Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future explores how humans find, keep, make, measure, carve out, waste, and kill time—and the instruments used to do all the above.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
; 617-496-1027
• October 5, noon-4 p.m.
Amazing Archaeology at Harvard.
The Peabody and Semitic museums jointly offer an afternoon of hands-on activities, meetings with archaeologists, and gallery tours that explore everything from Maya glyphs and Giza pyramids to Egyptian coffins and animal bones, to recent findings from the “Digging Veritas” excavation on campus.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
; 617-495-3045

• September 26 at 6 p.m.
Professor of human evolutionary biology Daniel Lieberman discusses his new book, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease. Reception to follow.

• October 26, 4-8 p.m.
Alfred Russel Wallace Day
celebrates the work and life of this British scientist, who co-discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection. Visit the museum’s website for further details and for information on how to get tickets.

 • Through October 6
The Language of Color
explores the many purposes of hues and shades in a wide variety of creatures.


Sanders Theatre
; 617-496-2222

• October 4 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

• October 25 at 8:30 p.m.
The Harvard and Princeton glee clubs celebrate their centennial concert.

• November 1 at 8 p.m.
The annual “Montage Concert” features the Harvard Monday Jazz Band, Harvard Wind Ensemble, and the Harvard University Band.


American Repertory Theater

617-547-8300 (box office)
• September 13 through October 12
The East Coast premiere of All The Way, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. This dramatization of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s first year in office is directed by Bill Rauch ’84 (artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), and stars Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston (who leads the cast of the critically acclaimed cable series Breaking Bad).

Events listings also appear in the University Gazette

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