New England Regional
The Game, #130
• November 23 in New Haven
Harvard Square’s Holiday Happenings
• November 30, starting at 5 p.m. Holiday Tree Lighting at the Charles Hotel.
• December 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Everybody Loves Latkes Party. Free potato pancakes, music, and stories. Brattle Square
Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society
• December 6 at 8 p.m.
“Christmas in Sanders” Theatre concert.
Harvard Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale
224 Western Avenue, Allston
• December 12, 3-8 p.m.
• December 13-15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
This annual event showcases works by dozens of Greater Boston artists.
The Christmas Revels
• December 13-27
The Revels spotlight Galicia, in northwestern Spain. Sanders Theatre
Memorial Church Christmas Carol Services
• December 15, 5 p.m.; December 16, 8 p.m.
American Repertory Theater
617-547-8300 (box office)
Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle Street
• December 11- January 19 (2014)
The Heart of Robin Hood.In this retelling of the classic English legend, the merry band of thieves steal from the rich but won’t share a penny with the oppressed peasantry.
• December 21- January 5 (2014)
The Light Princess and her parents must find some “gravity” before her sixteenth birthday—lest the kingdom go to a wicked witch. From the story by George MacDonald. For all ages.
Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street
• November 7, 8, and 9, at 7 and 8 p.m.
Students perform works by dance program director Jill Johnson.
• November 3 at 4 p.m.
“Bands of the Beanpot” features the Harvard Wind Ensemble, among other performing groups.
Tsai Center, Boston University
• November 14 at 3 p.m.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard hosts “A Conversation with Eddie Henderson,” trumpeter/composer and artist-in-residence.
Barker Center. No tickets required.
• November 16 at 8 p.m.
“Musical World of Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage” with guest trumpeter Eddie Henderson and the Harvard Jazz Bands.
Lowell Lecture Hall
• December 7 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard Wind Ensemble.
Lowell Lecture Hall
• November 1 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard Band Montage concert features the Monday Jazz Band, the Harvard Wind Ensemble, and the Harvard University Band.
• November 2 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra program includes Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnole.
• Through November 10
The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players offer The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty.
• December 8 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, with professional orchestra and soloists, performs Alexander’s Feast (adapted from the ode by John Dryden by Newburgh Hamilton, with music by Handel).
Nature and Science
The Arnold Arboretum
• November 9, at 8 p.m.
Ensemble Evolution: Sounds from the Treetops. The trio’s original multimedia musical compositions are inspired by the iconic Treehotel in northern Sweden.
• December 6, at 6 p.m.
Veganism for Omnivores. Historian, author, and Texas State University professor James McWilliams offers insight into America’s food economy and how what we eat affects it.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
617-495-7461; 60 Garden Street
• December 14, at 5 a.m.
Special sunrise observatory-viewing event, “Catching Comet ISON,” promises a look at this newly discovered comet.
Exhibitions & Events
Harvard Art Museums
The museum buildings are closed for renovation until the fall of 2014, but some special events are being held elsewhere. For details and registration, call 617-495-4544.
• December 13, noon to 1 p.m.
Harvard Treasures Tour: Harvard Theatre Collection. Enjoy an inside look at rare books, musical scores, original costume designs—and more.
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
• Through December 22
Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte highlights the work of the pioneering French filmmaker, photographer, and digital media artist (who died last year). Co-sponsored by the Harvard Film Archive and the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
The HMSC is a consortium of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the Harvard Semitic Museum, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Science Center 251
1 Oxford Street
• Through December 6
Time and Time Again: How Science and Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future. How humans find, keep, make, measure, carve out, waste, and kill time.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
• December 4, 6 p.m.
“A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic ‘Autobiography of Half Moon.’” Lecture, book-signing, and reception with author and Peabody Museum curator Castle McLaughlin.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
• Opening November 16
Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with ScotMiller commemorates the sesquicentennial of the naturalist’s book through stunning images of many of the places he wrote about and explored.
The Semitic Museum
•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.
The Harvard Film Archive
Visit the website for schedule details.
• November 29 through December 23
Robert Rossen. Screenings include The Hustler, Body and Soul, and All The King’s Men.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
• November 19 at 4 p.m.
“Fifty Years After The Feminine Mystique: What’s Changed at Work and at Home?” A panel discussion moderated by Trumbull professor of history Nancy F. Cott, director of the Schlesinger Library.
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street
10 Garden Street
• Continuing: “It Changed My Life: The Feminine Mystique at Fifty” traces the creation of the ground-breaking text through materials culled from the library’s extensive collection of Betty Friedan’s papers.
Mahindra Humanities Center
12 Quincy Street
• November 6 at 2 p.m.
Two interdisciplinary panels examine the past, present, and future of “Prison USA: The Dilemmas of Mass Incarceration.” Visit the website for further details.