• November 22 at noon. The 125th Harvard vs. Yale competition. Harvard Stadium. (See below for Game-related concerts.)
Harvard Square’s Holiday Happenings
• November 29 at 5 p.m. Sparklefest Kick-Off! The annual Holiday Tree Lighting at the Charles Hotel. Music, food, and a cameo by Santa Claus.
• December 7, starting at 12 noon. Opening of the Skating Rink at the Charles Hotel. Holiday treats, music, and…Santa Claus.
• December 20, starting at 1 p.m. The second annual Everybody Loves Latkes Party features potato pancakes and toppings, along with holiday music and storytelling in Winthrop Park.
• December 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Holiday Parade through the Square. Begins at Brattle Plaza.
Harvard Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale
• December 11, 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; December 12-14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The work of at least 60 ceramic artists from Greater Boston, ranging from beginners to professionals, will be on display at 219 Western Avenue, Allston.
• December 12-30: The annual Sanders Theatre show offers English country music and dancers, with the Mellstock Band and David Coffin.
Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society
• December 13 at 8 p.m.
Congregational Church, 75 Pleasant Street, Arlington, Massachusetts.
Memorial Church Christmas Carol Services
• December 14 at 5 p.m.; December 15 at 8 p.m. The University community is invited on Sunday, the general public on Monday. Christmas Eve service is at 11 p.m.
The American Repertory Theatre
• November 28 through December 28 Aurélia’s Oratorio, written and directed by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, and starring Aurélia Thierrée. Discover this heroine’s world of surreal surprises, tricks, and transformations, where dreams come to life and the impossible happens before your very eyes. Suitable for adults and children (age 8 and up). Loeb Theatre.
The Harvard Film Archive
Visit the website for complete listings.
• November 7-9 French filmmaker Claire Denis will be on hand to discuss her work, which includes Beau Travail, Chocolat, and Friday Night.
• December 5- 22 Nagisa Oshima and the Struggle for Radical Cinema, a major retrospective on the Japanese New Wave director, includes In the Realm of the Senses, Taboo, and Boy.
• December 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. Dance Showcase Two includes a new work by former Boston Ballet principal Tai Jimenez, as well as pieces by several undergraduate groups, including the Harvard Irish Dancers and the Asian American Dance Troupe.
The Harvard University Native American Program
• November 6 at 6:15 p.m. HUNAP celebrates Native American Month and the sixtieth anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a panel discussion, “The UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” Free admission. Radcliffe Gymnasium.
• November 13 at 6 p.m. HUNAP presents a free lecture, “From Stereotyping to Invisibility: Consequences of American Indian Social Representations,” by Stephanie A. Fryberg, of the American Indian Studies program at the University of Arizona. Fong Auditorium.
The University Committee on Human Rights Studies
• December 10, 6-8 p.m. UCHRS honors the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a discussion of “Sixty Years of Human Rights: Idea and Reality,” by Lamont University Professor Amartya Sen and Presley professor of social medicine Paul Farmer. President Drew Faust moderates. A concert by Malian singer and women’s-rights activist Oumou Sangere follows. John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
• December 11, 2-8 p.m. UCHRS and the Humanities Center at Harvard cosponsor a conference on “Sixty Years of Human Rights: Implementation and Innovation.” Harvard Faculty Club.
The Harvard Art Museum
Please note: The Busch-Reisinger and Fogg Museums are undergoing renovation and are closed to the public.
• Continuing: Re-View, at the Sackler Museum, features a wide range of selected works from all three art museums.
Carpenter Center for the Arts
• Opening November 6 Three Easy Pieces features two of artist Paul Chan’s digital projections related to history and war, and a video featuring floating images. The artist gives a talk on November 13 at 6 p.m.; a reception follows.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
• Opening November 10 Reception, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard. The exhibit showcases archaeological finds to date and provides descriptions of early life on campus (see “The College Pump,” July-August, page 80).
• Continuing: Remembering Awatovi: The Story of an Archaeological Expedition in Northern Arizona, 1935-1939, reveals the social and historic importance of this investigation of a site that is held sacred by the Hopi people, and offers insight into the lives of the archaeologists themselves.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
• December 11 at 6 p.m. Confronting the Energy-Climate Challenge: A presentation by Daniel Schrag, director of the Harvard Center for the Environment, and Kelly Gallagher, director of Energy Technology Innovation Policy at the Kennedy School.
• Continuing: The Language of Color explores the many ways animals acquire and use this vivid means of communication (see “Animals Speak Color” in this issue).
• Continuing: Looking at Leaves: Photographs of Amanda Means invites a closer look at the beauty and diversity of the natural world.
The Semitic Museum
• Ancient Egypt: Magic and the Afterlife offers a distinct view of the hereafter.
• 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 dwelling.
• Through December 20: To Promote, To Learn, To Teach, To Please: Scientific Images in Early Modern Books. European books of science produced between 1500 and 1750 were also deeply influenced by economic, social, and cultural considerations.
NATURE AND SCIENCE
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street
• Lectures at 7:30 p.m.—“The Truth about Black Holes” on November 20, “Gems of the Winter Sky” on December 18—followed by stargazing, weather permitting.
The Arnold Arboretum
Jamaica Plain, Boston.
• Through December 14 Twelve Months: Painting Through the Seasons features the work of landscape designer and artist Kate Cardamone, who has been exploring life at the arboretum for three decades. Hunnewell Building lecture hall. Visit the website for details on other events and outings.
• November 9 at 4 p.m.; 617-496-2263
The Harvard Wind Ensemble plays in the “Bands of the Beanpot Concert” at Northeastern University, Boston.
• November 21 at 7:30 p.m. www.kroks.com; 617-495-5160
A Harvard-Yale Game Concert with the Krokodiloes and Yale Whiffenpoofs. Location to be determined.
• December 6 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard Wind Ensemble plays music by Henry Brant. Lowell Lecture Hall.
• December 13 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard Jazz Bands play with pianist Steve Kuhn ’59. Lowell Lecture Hall.
• November 7 at 8 p.m. “Montage Concert” by the Harvard Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and University Band.
• November 8 at 8 p.m. A Radcliffe Choral Society and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum fall concert.
• November 21 at 8 p.m. The “Harvard-Yale Football Concert” with the Harvard and Yale Glee Clubs
• December 5 at 8 p.m. The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs works by Mahler, Weber, and HRO music director James Yannatos, who will be retiring this coming year.
• December 6 at 8 p.m. The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus and Harvard Academic Festival Orchestra perform Poulenc’s “Gloria” and the Boston premiere of “Dona nobis pacem” by contemporary Latvian composer Peteris Vasks.
Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.