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In this issue's New England Regional section:
What Workers Want: Benefits Trends - Benefits Directory - Tradition with a Twist - Tastes of the Town Dining Guide - Calendar: The Harvard Scene - The Sports Scene

EXHIBITIONS. At the Fogg, both Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings and Prints and Privileges: Regulating the Image in Sixteenth-Century Italy close on December 27. Continuing exhibits include Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Sketches in Clay; The Art of Identity: African Sculpture from the Teel Collection; Investigating the Renaissance; and The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures. At the Sackler, Mastery and Elegance: Two Centuries of French Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey Horvitz opens on December 5. Remaining on view are Symbol and Substance: The Elaine Ehrenkranz Collection of Japanese Lacquer Boxes; Empress, Goddess, State: Depictions of Women on Ancient and Byzantine Coinage; and a wall drawing by Sol LeWitt, in the lobby. At the Busch-Reisinger, A Laboratory of Modernity: Aspects of Art in Weimar Germany continues through early January. For further information, call (617) 495-9400.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History assembles more than 5,000 beetles for an exhibit entitled The Beetle Boom: Beetle Stories and Beetle Secrets, opening on November 12. Call 495-3045 for details.

The Peabody Museum offers Makers and Markets: Native American Arts of the Southwest, opening on November 18. Call 495-2269 for further information.

Nuzi and the Hurrians: Fragments from a Forgotten Past continues at the Semitic Museum. Call 495-4631 for more information.

Remembering Seneca Falls: In Commemoration of the First Women's Rights Convention, 1848 closes at the Schlesinger Library on November 13. Of Glory in the Flower: The Botanical Art of Esther Heins follows, opening on November 18 with an artist's reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 495-8647 for details.

The Art and Science of Finding Time (see "Treasure") opens at the Houghton Library on December 18. Call 495-2441 for details.

THEATER. The American Repertory Theatre presents The Marriage of Bette and Boo, by Christopher Durang '71, at the Hasty Pudding Theatre until November 8. Racine's great tragedy Phaedra, opening November 27, and The Merchant of Venice, debuting on December 11, are at the Loeb Theatre. Call the ART box office, at 547-8300, for details.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players produce The Gondoliers; performances, at the Agassiz Theatre, are at 8 p.m. on December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12, with matinées at 2 p.m. on December 5, 6, and 12. Call 496-hrgs for more information, or call 496-2222 for tickets.

FILM. The last of Weimar Cinema, a series at the Harvard Film Archive in conjunction with the exhibit A Laboratory of Modernity, showcases works by Fritz Lang and Leni Reifenstahl, among others. Call 495-4700 for a complete schedule and ticket prices.

CHORAL MUSIC. Professor of music Robert Levin's acclaimed completion of Mozart's Requiem receives a Harvard hearing when the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music joins the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum in a performance on December 13 at 8 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. Levin will deliver a preconcert lecture at 7 p.m. Call 495-
5730 for details.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and Radcliffe Choral Society sing in Sanders Theatre on November 1 at 3 p.m. Call 495-5730 for ticket information.

Student a cappella performances include the Harvard-Radcliffe Opportunes, on November 7; the Harvard Krokodiloes, on November 14; and the Harvard Din & Tonics and Radcliffe Pitches, on November 21; all at 8 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. Call 496-2222 for details.

The Harvard and Yale Glee Clubs offer their annual football concert in Sanders Theatre on November 20 at 8 p.m. Call 495-5730 for more information.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus concertizes at Sanders Theatre on December 5 at 8 p.m. Call 496-2222 for details.

The Memorial Church hosts the Harvard University Choir, performing in Bach's Christmas Oratorio on December 6 at 4 p.m. with the Bach Society Orchestra, and the eighty-ninth annual carol services, on December 13 at 5 p.m. and December 14 at 8 p.m. Call 495-5508 for details.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. The series of free noontime organ recitals in Adolphus Busch Hall continues on November 5, 12, and 19 and December 10. Call 495-5508 for more information.

Next up in the Houghton Library Chamber Music series, on December 2 at 8 p.m., is the Mendelssohn String Quartet. Call 495-2449 for specifics.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra plays Mahler, among others, at Sanders Theatre on December 4 at 8 p.m.; assistant professor Karen Painter lectures before the concert at 7 p.m. Call 496-2222 for details.

The Harvard Group for New Music presents two concerts of student composers' work on December 4 and 12, both at 8 p.m. Call 496-6013 for information.

Lowell Hall hosts the Harvard Wind Ensemble on December 5 and the Harvard Jazz Band on December 12; both concerts at 8 p.m. Call 496-2263 for details.

PROGRAMS. Call 495-9400 for details about specialized gallery talks at the Harvard University Art Museums.

Call 524-1718, extension 162, for a complete list of November and December courses at the Arnold Arboretum.

Free observatory nights continue at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics on November 19 and December 17, at 8 p.m. Call 495-7461 for more information; call 496-star for a recorded guide to the night sky.

Harvard Magazine does its best to ensure accuracy in these events listings, but cannot accept responsibility for any errors. Please double-check all dates, times, and locations for events with their sponsoring organizations.

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