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One of the works on display in Gods, Kings, and Tigers: The Art of Kotah, at the Sackler this fall.
SPECIAL. The annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony celebrates achievements that cannot, or should not, be reproduced, and features Nobel Laureates Sheldon Glashow, Dudley Herschbach, Richard Roberts, William Lipscomb, and others. This year's festivities, at 7:30 on October 9 in Sanders Theatre, include the "Win-a-Date-with-a-Nobel-Laureate" contest and the world premiere of an opera about the Big Bang. Call (617) 496-2222 for details.
EXHIBITIONS. At the Fogg, About Face: Artists' Portraits in Photography closes on October 12. Continuing exhibits include Fragments of Antiquity: Drawing upon Greek Vases; The Art of Identity: African Sculpture from the Teel Collection; Investigating the Renaissance; Sublimations: Art and Sensuality in the Nineteenth Century; France and the Portrait, 1799-1870; Circa 1874: The Emergence of Impressionism; and The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures. The Sackler offers Gods, Kings, and Tigers: The Art of Kotah, which opened August 30; Rocks, Mountains, Landscapes, and Gardens: The Essence of East Asian Painting closes September 14. At the Busch-Reisinger, works by Joseph Beuys go on display on September 30. For further information, call 495-9400.
An exhibition of photographs by the alumnus who is also America's foremost field cartographer opens in October when the Museum of Cultural and Natural History installs The Highest Peaks: Photographs by Bradford Washburn. Call 495-3045 for exhibit details.
From September 27 to October 18, the Bunting Institute's Rothschild Gallery features works by current fellows Rosalyn Drexler and Esther Parada. Call 495-8212 for details.
FILM. Selections offered by the Harvard Film Archive this fall include a Rainer Werner Fassbinder retrospective; a series about Indian culture, held in conjunction with the Sackler Museum's exhibit Gods, Kings, and Tigers: The Art of Kotah; and the "Classics of World Cinema" series. Call the HFA at 495-4700 for a full schedule and ticket prices.
MUSIC. The Harvard University Art Museums sponsor violinist Joseph Lin and pianist Benjamin Loeb in an all-French program on September 14 at 5:30 at the Fogg. Call 495-4544 for information. And in conjunction with the exhibit Gods, Kings, and Tigers: The Art of Kotah, HUAM presents Kalavati Indian classical music on September 27 (in Paine Hall at 7:30) and October 19 (in the Sackler lecture hall at 7). For tickets, call 468-2289.
The Brentano String Quartet performs on October 8 at 8 as part of the Houghton Library Chamber Music Series. Call 495-2449 for more information.
Organ music enthusiasts should flock to Adolphus Busch Hall on October 19 at 3 to hear Susan Klotzbach, or on October 31 at midnight for the annual Halloween Organ Recital. Call 495-5508 for details.
The Blodgett Artists-in-Residence, the Mendelssohn String Quartet, play an all-Mendelssohn program in Paine Hall on October 31 at 8. Free passes are available two weeks before the concert at the Holyoke Center box office. Call 495-2663 for details.
The a cappella season begins when the Harvard-Radcliffe Callbacks and Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones take the Sanders Theatre stage on October 17, followed by the Harvard-Radcliffe Opportunes on October 25. Call the Sanders box office, 496-2222, for concert times.
The Harvard Glee Club presents its "pre-victory" Harvard-Princeton Football Concert at 8 on October 24 in Sanders Theatre. Call 496-2222 for details.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and Harvard University Band offer a Halloween concert October 31, at 7:30 in Sanders Theatre. Call 496-2222 for tickets.
THEATER. Shlemiel the First, a musical adapted by Robert Brustein from Isaac Bashevis Singer's play, returns to the American Repertory Theatre for a limited engagement, September 9 through 28. Call the ART box office for tickets, at 547-8300.
The musical Schlemiel the First, at the ART.
Tickets for Euripides' The Bacchae, adapted and directed by 1997 Visiting Artist at Radcliffe Kathryn Walker, go on sale September 1 at the Sanders Theatre box office (496-2222). Performances begin October 30 at Agassiz Theatre. For more information, call 495-8676.
LECTURES and PROGRAMS. The Arnold Arboretum hosts its annual plant sale and rare-plant auction on September 21, at the Case Estates in Weston; free monthly tours continue on September 27 and October 25; and the annual open house takes place October 18, from 11 to 3 (events include a maple-tree activity for families). For more information, call 524-1718.
Located at 34 Concord Avenue, the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe offers weekly talks, on Wednesdays at 4, by current fellows on their research. Call 495-8212 for information about brown-bag lunches with the fellows and a complete schedule.
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