Events on and off campus during March and April

three images in one, from left: man dressed in military attire in a field with black smoke rising in distance; a young woman playing the violin; students dancing

From left: Clouds of smoke over oil warehouse on an air base that was shelled at night by Russian forces; Vasylkiv, Kiev province, February 2022, by Maks Levin, Wadsworth Atheneum; Boston Chamber Music Society, Sanders Theatre; outdoor dancers, ARTS FIRST  |  FROM LEFT: Courtesy of the center for persecuted arts, Solingen; courtesy of sanders theatre; courtesy of the Office of the arts at harvard


Harvard’s annual University-wide celebration of creativity brings together artists, art-making, and communities of all kinds for performances of dance, music, and theater. Check out in-person activities on and around the Harvard campus as well as livestreamed events. (April 25-28)



Somerville Theatre
The Los Angeles-based ensemble Las Cafeteras performs its signature blend of spoken-word and Mexican folk compositions, along with percussive dance styles known as zapateado. (March 19)


Boston Chamber Music Society
The concert program includes works by Igor Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, and Robert Schumann. Sanders Theatre. (April 7)


Berklee Performance Center
The Hot Sardines evoke the ambience of New York speakeasies and Parisian cabarets. (April 20)



Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
“A New History of America’s Longest War,” with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matthieu Aikins, RI ’24, who has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East since 2008. Online. (March 27)

“Singers as Sentinels: How Whales Can Warn of Changing Ecosystems,” with Eduardo Mercado III, RI ’24, a behavioral neuroscientist, psychologist, and bioacoustician at the State University of New York, at Buffalo. Online. (April 24)


Mahindra Humanities Center
The Tanner Lectures feature Hahrie Han, author of Prisms of the People and director of the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, discussing “Stories of Democracy Realized: Belonging, Becoming, Building.” Paine Hall. (April 10-11)



Harvard Art Museums
Explore LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time, a series of life-size woodcuts depicting a day in the life of the Baltimore-based artist and her family. (March 1-July 21)


Harvard Ceramics Program
Namhi Kim Wagner: Playful Mastery, Traditional Roots is a retrospective look at the pottery of the late Korean-American artist, who also taught Korean at the University from 1964 to 1995, becoming the Korean language program’s first director. (March 11-April 28)


Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Maks Levin: The Final Photographs presents 15 images taken in the Kyiv area by the photojournalist, who was killed by Russian soldiers during the early days of the war in Ukraine. (Through May 5)


RISD Museum
In Fantasy, Myth, Legend: Imagining the Past in Works on Paper Since 1750, artists interpret Western European historical narratives. (Through June 2)



Harvard Film Archive
“Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 2024 McMillan-Stewart Fellow” presents the Cameroonian filmmaker and screenings of Miraculous Weapons and Aristotle’s Plot, among other titles.(March 4-April 21)

The Practice (and Other Works) by Martín Rejtman.” Showings of the Argentine filmmaker’s newest film, about a yoga instructor assessing his life, along with other works, like Silvio Pietro and Cropped Head. (March 25-April 14)

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