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Extracurriculars

September-October 2008

Listings by category:

Seasonal

The Farmers Market at Harvard
www.dining.harvard.edu/flp/ag_market.html

The markets, organized by Harvard University Dining Services, offer fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, and other delights, plus cooking demonstrations.

In Cambridge:
Tuesdays, 12:30-6 p.m.
Outside the Science Center, at the corner of Oxford and Kirkland streets.

In Allston:
Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.
Corner of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue.

An Evening with Champions
www.hcs.harvard.edu/~ewc

  • October 10 at 8 p.m.; October 11 at 7 p.m. Organized by Harvard undergraduates, the annual ice-skating show includes Olympic athletes and raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institutes Jimmy Fund. Bright Hockey Arena.

Head of the Charles Regatta
www.hocr.org

  • October 18-19. Saunter down to the river with a picnic to watch athletes from around New England—and the world—compete in the annual two-day event.
  • Exhibitions

    Harvard Art Museums
    www.artmuseums.harvard.edu; 617-495-9400/9422

    Please note: Beginning June 30, the Fogg Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum are closed to the public for renovations that are expected to last about five years.

    • Opening September 13 Re-View, at the Sackler Museum, features a wide range of selected works from all three art museums.
    • September 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Community Day” at the Sackler; admission is free.

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
    www.peabody.harvard.edu; 617-495-1027

    • Opening September 25. Remembering Awatovi: The Story of an Archaeological Expedition in Northern Arizona, 1935-1939, showcases the social and historic significance of this journey to a site held sacred by the Hopi people, and offers insight into the lives of the archaeologists themselves.
    • Continuing: Fragile Memories: Images of Archaeology and Community at Copán, 1891-1900. The exhibit explores one of the most important Mayan sites and its influence on the local community.

    Harvard Museum of Natural History
    www.hmnh.harvard.edu; 617-495-3045

    • October 16 at 6 p.m. Lecture and book signing with Eric Chivian, director of Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, and coeditor of the new Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity.
    • Continuing: Looking at Leaves: Photographs of Amanda Means invites a closer look at the natural world.

    The Semitic Museum
    www.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic; 617-495-3045

    • 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. In Ancient Egypt: Magic and the Afterlife, visitors can view coffins, amulets, and funerary inscriptions that elucidate the Egyptian view of life after death.

     

    Dance

    www.fas.harvard.edu/~dance; 617-495-8683
    Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street.

    • September 27 at 8 p.m. Salad Days is series of dances, choreographed by Sara Hook, that satirizes obsessions with youth and glory. Admission is free.


    Nature and Science

    The Arnold Arboretum
    www.arboretum.harvard.edu; 617-524-1718
    Jamaica Plain, Boston.

    • Visit the website for details on upcoming lectures, events, and art displays.

    The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    www.cfa.harvard.edu/events.html; 617-495-7461.
    Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street.

    • September 18 and October 16 at 7:30 p.m.Visit the Harvard College Observatory for lectures and, weather permitting, stargazing outdoors.

    Film

    The Harvard Film Archive
    http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa; 617-495-4700
    Visit the website for complete listings.

    • October 5-11 Lucrecia Martel, La Maestra celebrates the work of this Argentinean filmmaker, who will be present for the screening of her trilogy—La Cienega, The Holy Girl, and The Headless Woman—which was recently shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

     

    Music

    Sanders Theatre
    www.fas.boxoffice.harvard.edu; 617-496-2222

    • October 31 at 8 p.m. The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, and more.
    • November 1 at 8 p.m. The Harvard Krokodiloes and Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones give a fall concert.


    Theater

    The American Repertory Theatre
    www.amrep.org; 617-547-8300

    • September 12 through October 11. Written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, Let Me Down Easy, is a one-woman show about contemporary life that asks: how do we pursue kindness in a competitive and sometimes distressing world? Loeb Theatre
    • October 18 through November 9. The Communist Dracula Pageant presents a satirical look at the forging of a national identity and the power of a president to influence the news. Written by Anne Washburn; directed by Anne Kauffman. Zero Arrow Stage.

    Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.