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November-December 2013

The trio Ensemble Evolution performs its eclectic compositions at the Arnold Arboretum

The trio Ensemble Evolution performs its eclectic compositions at the Arnold Arboretum

Courtesy of Ensemble Evolution

the 1964 film <i>Lilith</i> is part of a retrospective on director Robert Rossen at the Harvard Film Archive

the 1964 film Lilith is part of a retrospective on director Robert Rossen at the Harvard Film Archive

Courtesy of Harvard Film Archive

Harvard artist-in-residence trumpeter Eddie Henderson

Harvard artist-in-residence trumpeter Eddie Henderson

Photograph by John Rogers/Office for the Arts at Harvard

<i>The Audience in the Orchestra Seats,</i> 1864, lithograph by Honor&eacute;-Victorin Daumier. Harvard Theatre Collection

The Audience in the Orchestra Seats, 1864, lithograph by Honoré-Victorin Daumier. Harvard Theatre Collection

Courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer, M20903

<i>Owls at Noon Prelude: the Hallow Men,</i> 2005, by Chris Marker, at the Carpenter Center for The Visual Arts.

Owls at Noon Prelude: the Hallow Men, 2005, by Chris Marker, at the Carpenter Center for The Visual Arts.

Courtesy of the Peter Blum Gallery, New York

Explore the lives of the planets at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Explore the lives of the planets at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Courtesy of the Center for Astrophysics

Seasonal

The Game, #130
www.gocrimson.com/sports/fball/index
• November 23 in New Haven

Harvard Square’s Holiday Happenings
www.harvardsquare.com

617-491-3434
• November 30, starting at 5 p.m. Holiday Tree Lighting at the Charles Hotel.
• December 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Everybody Loves Latkes Party. Free potato pancakes, music, and stories. Brattle Square

Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice
617-496-2222
• December 6 at 8 p.m.
“Christmas in Sanders” Theatre concert.

Harvard Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale
http://www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics
617-495-8680
224 Western Avenue, Allston
• December 12, 3-8 p.m.
• December 13-15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
This annual event showcases works by dozens of Greater Boston artists.

The Christmas Revels
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice
617-496-2222
www.revels.org/calendar/the-christmas-revels; 617-972-8300
• December 13-27
The Revels spotlight Galicia, in northwestern Spain. Sanders Theatre

Memorial Church Christmas Carol Services
www.memorialchurch.harvard.edu
617-495-5508
• December 15, 5 p.m.; December 16, 8 p.m.

Theater

American Repertory Theater
www.americanrepertorytheater.org
617-547-8300 (box office)

Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle Street
• December 11- January 19 (2014)
The Heart of Robin Hood.In this retelling of the classic English legend, the merry band of thieves steal from the rich but won’t share a penny with the oppressed peasantry.
• December 21- January 5 (2014)
The Light Princess and her parents must find some “gravity” before her sixteenth birthday—lest the kingdom go to a wicked witch. From the story by George MacDonald. For all ages.

Dance

http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/dance
617-495-8683
Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street
• November 7, 8, and 9, at 7 and 8 p.m.
Students perform works by dance program director Jill Johnson.

Music

• November 3 at 4 p.m.
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice
617-496-2222
“Bands of the Beanpot” features the Harvard Wind Ensemble, among other performing groups.
Tsai Center, Boston University

• November 14 at 3 p.m.
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/lfp/artist.php
617-495-8676
The Office for the Arts at Harvard hosts “A Conversation with Eddie Henderson,” trumpeter/composer and artist-in-residence.
Barker Center. No tickets required.

• November 16 at 8 p.m.
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice
617-496-2222
“Musical World of Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage” with guest trumpeter Eddie Henderson and the Harvard Jazz Bands.
Lowell Lecture Hall

• December 7 at 8 p.m.
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice
617-496-2222
The Harvard Wind Ensemble.
Lowell Lecture Hall

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

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

• November 2 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra program includes Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnole.

• Through November 10
www.hrgsp.org; 617-938-9761
The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players offer The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty.

• December 8 at 8 p.m.
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice
617-496-2222
The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, with professional orchestra and soloists, performs Alexander’s Feast (adapted from the ode by John Dryden by Newburgh Hamilton, with music by Handel).

Nature and Science

The Arnold Arboretum
www.arboretum.harvard.edu; 617-384-5209
Reservations required.

• November 9, at 8 p.m.
Ensemble Evolution: Sounds from the Treetops. The trio’s original multimedia musical compositions are inspired by the iconic Treehotel in northern Sweden.

• December 6, at 6 p.m.
Veganism for Omnivores. Historian, author, and Texas State University professor James McWilliams offers insight into America’s food economy and how what we eat affects it.

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/mon.html

617-495-7461; 60 Garden Street
• December 14, at 5 a.m.
Special sunrise observatory-viewing event, “Catching Comet ISON,” promises a look at this newly discovered comet.

Exhibitions & Events

Harvard Art Museums
www.harvardartmuseums.org

617-495-9400/9422.
The museum buildings are closed for renovation until the fall of 2014, but some special events are being held elsewhere. For details and registration, call 617-495-4544.
• December 13, noon to 1 p.m.
Harvard Treasures Tour: Harvard Theatre Collection.
Enjoy an inside look at rare books, musical scores, original costume designs—and more.

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
www.ves.fas.harvard.edu; 617-495-3251
• Through December 22
Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte highlights the work of the pioneering French filmmaker, photographer, and digital media artist (who died last year). Co-sponsored by the Harvard Film Archive and the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
http://hmsc.harvard.edu
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
www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/chsi-exhibitions.html; 617-495-2779
Science Center 251
1 Oxford Street
• Through December 6
Time and Time Again: How Science and Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future. How humans find, keep, make, measure, carve out, waste, and kill time.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
www.peabody.harvard.edu; 617-496-1027
• December 4, 6 p.m.
“A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic ‘Autobiography of Half Moon.’” Lecture, book-signing, and reception with author and Peabody Museum curator Castle McLaughlin.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
www.hmnh.harvard.edu; 617-495-3045
• Opening November 16
Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with ScotMiller commemorates the sesquicentennial of the naturalist’s book through stunning images of many of the places he wrote about and explored.

The Semitic Museum
www.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic
617-495-4631
•Continuing: The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine features a full-scale replica of an Iron Age (ca. 1200-586 b.c.e.) village abode.

Film

The Harvard Film Archive
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa
617-495-4700
Visit the website for schedule details.
• November 29 through December 23
Robert Rossen. Screenings include The Hustler, Body and Soul, and All The King’s Men.

Lectures

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
www.radcliffe.edu; 617-496-8600
• November 19 at 4 p.m.
“Fifty Years After The Feminine Mystique: What’s Changed at Work and at Home?” A panel discussion moderated by Trumbull professor of history Nancy F. Cott, director of the Schlesinger Library.
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street

Schlesinger Library
www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library; 617-495-8647
10 Garden Street
• Continuing: “It Changed My Life: The Feminine Mystique at Fifty” traces the creation of the ground-breaking text through materials culled from the library’s extensive collection of Betty Friedan’s papers.

Mahindra Humanities Center
http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/upcoming-events
12 Quincy Street
• November 6 at 2 p.m.
Two interdisciplinary panels examine the past, present, and future of “Prison USA: The Dilemmas of Mass Incarceration.” Visit the website for further details.

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(Click on arrow at right to see a gallery of images.) The stained-glass image of the juggler, commissioned for the exhibition, from Atelier Miller, at the entry to Dumbarton Oaks

Image courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

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(Click on arrow at right to see a gallery of images.) The stained-glass image of the juggler, commissioned for the exhibition, from Atelier Miller, at the entry to Dumbarton Oaks

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