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The Maids at 2:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 4/18 - 4/25
Inspired by true events, Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS imagines sisters Claire and Solange as they fantasize the murder of their mistress through a series of rituals that begin to take on a life of their own, catapulting them beyond the stifling claustrophobia of their existence to a world of dangerous fantasy. More Details

Jacques the fatalist and his master at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 4/23 - 4/26
n this vibrant adaptation of Diderot’s classic story about storytelling, the first piece of its kind to be mounted in Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, a determined Director struggles to tell the Audience the story of Jacques and his master — an unlikely and inseparable duo swapping stories of love, lust, and rivalry on their madcap journey through the French countryside. More Details

Grass Land: Nexus of the Living World at 3:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Allston Education Portal
Harvard Allston Education Portal
Runs: 4/6 - 5/1
Based out of New York and Boston, Saad Amer is a 21-year-old student at Harvard University who uses photography, graphic design, and video to make the beauty of the world tangible. In Grass Land: Nexus of the Living World, Amer’s works seek to redefine reality for its viewers. He reminds us that the concept that humanity and nature are one has existed for generations before our own. For Amer, the solid and the unsolid, the synthetic and the natural, the cosmos and the self – these distinctions all create insurmountable differences that prevent harmony between beings. In an effort to dismantle these binaries, his series seeks to dissolve artificial separations and convey the true reliance that humanity has on all other forms of life. More Details

Jacques the fatalist and his master at 4:00 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 4/8 - 4/19
Six Microphones is a piece composed entirely of audio feedback that explores the mutually-constitutive relationship between sound, space, and the body. Departing from the simplest and most legible diagram of audio feedback —a microphone pointed at a loudspeaker— Six Microphones transforms the gallery from a space in which sound simply propagates, to the medium required to bring sound into being; it becomes the interior of a complex oscillator whose sonic textures are dependent on the gallery's geometry and materiality. Additionally, the location of listeners in the space subtly alters this interior; thus, being present to listen shapes the timbres to be heard. More Details

Spring 2015 Emerging Choreographer Showings at 7:00 PM

Presented by Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Harvard Dance Center
Runs: 4/23 - 4/25
New works by selected student Emerging Choreographers Raeann Vuona GSE and Benjamin Grimm '18 More Details

Bachelorette at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Farkas Hall
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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“I feel like the world is ending.” “It’s not. It’s just the first of us to get married.” In a haze of cocaine and champagne, three high school friends gather in a hotel penthouse the night before their best friend’s wedding. Fueled by resentment, bitterness, and insecurity, the women expose old wounds and jealousies that threaten to turn this bachelorette party into a apocalyptic bender with deadly consequences. Leslye Headland’s wicked black comedy is a vicious look at modern friendships, jealousy, and how sometimes the people whom you hate most in the world are your best friends. More Details

Jake's Women at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. More Details

Wastelanders: The First Year Musical at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Adams House Pool Theatre
Runs: 4/23 - 4/26
After two groups of unlikely survivors of the zombie apocalypse meet, they must set aside their differences to fend off flesh hungry undead and marauding blood gangs. They must deal with their desires for romance and utter cluelessness of how to survive. In the process, they just might learn something about love, sacrifice, and what it means to be alive in a time when so few are. That, or they’ll just die bloody deaths. Probably both. More Details

Jacques the fatalist and his master at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 4/23 - 4/26
n this vibrant adaptation of Diderot’s classic story about storytelling, the first piece of its kind to be mounted in Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, a determined Director struggles to tell the Audience the story of Jacques and his master — an unlikely and inseparable duo swapping stories of love, lust, and rivalry on their madcap journey through the French countryside. More Details

Mahler Symphony No.5 at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (HRO)
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 4/25
Mahler Symphony No.5 More Details

THUD Dreams at 8:00 PM

Presented by The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD)
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 4/25
The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD), Harvard’s STOMP-style percussion ensemble, present their spring concert, THUD Dreams. Featuring THUD originals, including Buckets and Cups, as well as many new innovative percussion pieces. More Details

The Maids at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 4/18 - 4/25
Inspired by true events, Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS imagines sisters Claire and Solange as they fantasize the murder of their mistress through a series of rituals that begin to take on a life of their own, catapulting them beyond the stifling claustrophobia of their existence to a world of dangerous fantasy. More Details

Middletown at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 4/24 - 5/2
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“Middletown. Population: stable; elevation: same. The main street is called Main Street. The side streets are named after trees.” More Details

Eleganza 2015 at 8:00 PM

Presented by Eleganza
Lavietes Basketball Pavilion
Runs: 4/25
Harvard College charity Fashion Show; all proceeds benefit BC for Teen Empowerment. More Details

JOHN HARVARD PROJECTION at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA)
Various Locations
Runs: 4/20 - 4/27
John Harvard Projection is a large-scale projection installation by the artist Krzysztof Wodiczko commissioned by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts. The public projection animates the John Harvard statue with faces, voices, words and gestures of Harvard University students based on a series of recorded video interviews conducted by the artist. The interviews are edited and projected onto the statue making it appear as though John Harvard speaks, superimposing contemporary reflections by students and connecting the historical statue with the present moment. More Details

Noteables 2015 Spring Concert at 8:00 PM

Presented by The Noteables
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
Runs: 4/25
Noteables Spring Concert 2015. A night of musical theatre songs. More Details

Islamic Society Spring Dinner at 8:30 PM

Presented by Harvard Islamic Society
Leverett House Dining Hall
Runs: 4/25
Islamic Society Spring Dinner More Details

Jollies XIV at 10:30 PM

Presented by Harvard Black Men's Forum
Northwest Labs
Runs: 4/25
Annual Jollies party. More Details

Sunday 4/26

Jacques the fatalist and his master at 12:00 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 4/8 - 4/19
Six Microphones is a piece composed entirely of audio feedback that explores the mutually-constitutive relationship between sound, space, and the body. Departing from the simplest and most legible diagram of audio feedback —a microphone pointed at a loudspeaker— Six Microphones transforms the gallery from a space in which sound simply propagates, to the medium required to bring sound into being; it becomes the interior of a complex oscillator whose sonic textures are dependent on the gallery's geometry and materiality. Additionally, the location of listeners in the space subtly alters this interior; thus, being present to listen shapes the timbres to be heard. More Details

Wastelanders: The First Year Musical at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Adams House Pool Theatre
Runs: 4/23 - 4/26
After two groups of unlikely survivors of the zombie apocalypse meet, they must set aside their differences to fend off flesh hungry undead and marauding blood gangs. They must deal with their desires for romance and utter cluelessness of how to survive. In the process, they just might learn something about love, sacrifice, and what it means to be alive in a time when so few are. That, or they’ll just die bloody deaths. Probably both. More Details

Jacques the fatalist and his master at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 4/23 - 4/26
n this vibrant adaptation of Diderot’s classic story about storytelling, the first piece of its kind to be mounted in Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, a determined Director struggles to tell the Audience the story of Jacques and his master — an unlikely and inseparable duo swapping stories of love, lust, and rivalry on their madcap journey through the French countryside. More Details

Jacques the fatalist and his master at 4:00 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 4/8 - 4/19
Six Microphones is a piece composed entirely of audio feedback that explores the mutually-constitutive relationship between sound, space, and the body. Departing from the simplest and most legible diagram of audio feedback —a microphone pointed at a loudspeaker— Six Microphones transforms the gallery from a space in which sound simply propagates, to the medium required to bring sound into being; it becomes the interior of a complex oscillator whose sonic textures are dependent on the gallery's geometry and materiality. Additionally, the location of listeners in the space subtly alters this interior; thus, being present to listen shapes the timbres to be heard. More Details

Bachelorette at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Farkas Hall
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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“I feel like the world is ending.” “It’s not. It’s just the first of us to get married.” In a haze of cocaine and champagne, three high school friends gather in a hotel penthouse the night before their best friend’s wedding. Fueled by resentment, bitterness, and insecurity, the women expose old wounds and jealousies that threaten to turn this bachelorette party into a apocalyptic bender with deadly consequences. Leslye Headland’s wicked black comedy is a vicious look at modern friendships, jealousy, and how sometimes the people whom you hate most in the world are your best friends. More Details

Jake's Women at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. More Details

Wastelanders: The First Year Musical at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Adams House Pool Theatre
Runs: 4/23 - 4/26
After two groups of unlikely survivors of the zombie apocalypse meet, they must set aside their differences to fend off flesh hungry undead and marauding blood gangs. They must deal with their desires for romance and utter cluelessness of how to survive. In the process, they just might learn something about love, sacrifice, and what it means to be alive in a time when so few are. That, or they’ll just die bloody deaths. Probably both. More Details

Jacques the fatalist and his master at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 4/23 - 4/26
n this vibrant adaptation of Diderot’s classic story about storytelling, the first piece of its kind to be mounted in Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, a determined Director struggles to tell the Audience the story of Jacques and his master — an unlikely and inseparable duo swapping stories of love, lust, and rivalry on their madcap journey through the French countryside. More Details

Middletown at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 4/24 - 5/2
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“Middletown. Population: stable; elevation: same. The main street is called Main Street. The side streets are named after trees.” More Details

JOHN HARVARD PROJECTION at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA)
Various Locations
Runs: 4/20 - 4/27
John Harvard Projection is a large-scale projection installation by the artist Krzysztof Wodiczko commissioned by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts. The public projection animates the John Harvard statue with faces, voices, words and gestures of Harvard University students based on a series of recorded video interviews conducted by the artist. The interviews are edited and projected onto the statue making it appear as though John Harvard speaks, superimposing contemporary reflections by students and connecting the historical statue with the present moment. More Details

Monday 4/27

Museum Conversations: Working across Disciplines at MoMA and the Exploratorium at 6:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and the Harvard Art Museums
Northwest Labs
Runs: 4/27
Public lecture with Leah Dickerman, Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, and Tom Rockwell, Director, Exhibits and Media Studio, Exploratorium, San Francisco   More Details

JOHN HARVARD PROJECTION at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA)
Various Locations
Runs: 4/20 - 4/27
John Harvard Projection is a large-scale projection installation by the artist Krzysztof Wodiczko commissioned by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts. The public projection animates the John Harvard statue with faces, voices, words and gestures of Harvard University students based on a series of recorded video interviews conducted by the artist. The interviews are edited and projected onto the statue making it appear as though John Harvard speaks, superimposing contemporary reflections by students and connecting the historical statue with the present moment. More Details

Recital by Jonah Sirota of the Chiara Quartet at 8:00 PM

Presented by Pforzheimer Music Society
Holmes Living Room
Runs: 4/27
Music by J. S. Bach (Suite No. 1 in G) and Pfoho non-resident music tutor Rodney Lister (Complicated Grief) More Details

Wednesday 4/29

A Lunchtime Conversation with Winifred Neisser, Senior Vice President, Movies for Television and Miniseries, Sony Pictures Television at 12:00 PM

Presented by Office of Career Services, Bureau of Study Counsel
Office of Career Services (OCS) Reading Room
Runs: 4/29
Thinking about pursuing a career in television, whether as a writer, producer, or executive? Interested in learning how to navigate this career pathway? Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Sony Pictures Television’s Winifred Neisser! More Details

Harvardwood and OCS Present: I was a Showbiz Intern (ARTS FIRST) at 4:00 PM

Presented by Harvardwood and the Office of Career Services
Office of Career Services (OCS) Conference Center
Runs: 4/29
Come hear from your fellow peers about what it's really like to work in the entertainment business. Get tips on how to find your first opportunity, what different jobs are like, and how to make a great first impression. This panel is geared toward undergraduates interested in obtaining summer internships in entertainment, media, or the arts, but all Harvard students are welcome. More Details

Reflections at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Asian American Brotherhood
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
Runs: 4/29
Reflections More Details

Furious Cinema '70 - '77 at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 2/18 - 4/29
“Nobody knows anything.” That’s William Goldman’s famous line from his 1983 memoir, about working in movies in the 1970s. And watching the movies from that period, that crazy worldwide flowering of ballsy cinema, you can see that it was true. Nobody really did know anything. The producers and money-men didn’t have a clue; the marketing departments were lost; the film critics weren’t sure what was going on; and often the “heroes” onscreen knew less than anybody. And it was glorious, because they were willing to try just about anything. More Details

Freshman Formal at 9:00 PM

Presented by First Year Social Committee
Science Center Tent
Runs: 4/29
Freshman Formal More Details

Thursday 4/30

Deep Wounds at 10:00 AM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Memorial Hall Transept
Runs: 4/4 - 5/7
Deep Wounds, a large-scale, site-specific interactive installation by artist Brian Knep. With names inscribed on its marble walls, the transept at Memorial Hall honors Harvard alumni who died in the Civil War while fighting for the Union. Using computer-generated projection technology, Deep Wounds uses this historic space to explore the universal challenge of unfinished healing and reconciliation, among enemies formerly bound by the ties of friendship, family, or shared experience. More Details

Harvard Museum of Natural History: “Pop-up” Exhibit: The Global Exposure Project  at 10:00 AM

Presented by Museum of Natural History
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Runs: 4/30 - 5/3
Showcase of the 2015 HBS Arts Society’s photography competition. More Details

Cuban Cinema Series at 12:00 PM

Presented by Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
Runs: 3/12 - 5/14
Part of "Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba" All screenings open to the public with limited seating. More Details

VES Film/Video and Animation Screenings at 1:00 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 4/30
VES Film/Video and Animation Screenings More Details

Drawing in Situ: OFA Figure Drawing Outdoor Event at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts, Heddi Siebel and Daniel Bredar
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 4/30
Draw in situ. For 2 ½ hours, anyone passing through Harvard Yard can join OFA Figure Drawing instructors and students to draw a figure model among the trees. Model, easels with drawing pads, charcoal and erasers are provided. More Details

2015 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Dancer/Arts Leader DAMIAN WOETZEL MPA ‘07 at 4:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts and the Harvard Board of Overseers
Farkas Hall
Runs: 4/30
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Dancer/Arts Leader Damian Woetzel, MPA '07, is the recipient of the 2015 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College. It will include a discussion with Woetzel moderated by actor John Lithgow ‘67, host of the event.  Damian Woetzel is formerly Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet and is now Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program. More Details

Adams House Klezmer Band at 6:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Absolute Europa
Runs: 4/30
A 3-hour Klezmerpalooza offers Eastern European Jewish folk/dance music More Details

Harvard Student Art Show Opening at 6:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Center for Government & International Studies (CGIS)
Runs: 4/30
Original artwork from Harvard graduate and undergraduate student artists. More Details

Whitman's Civil War Revisited: Drum-Taps at 150 at 6:00 PM

Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
Paine Hall
Runs: 4/30
oin composer Matthew Aucoin (Composer; Harvard College '12) for a recital and discussion about Crossing, his new opera about the Civil War inspired by the journals and poetry of Walt Whitman, premiering this May at the American Repertory Theater. Aucoin will address the concept of "crossing" as both transcendence and transgression, in relationship to poetry, music, and history. He will be joined by Davone Tines (Harvard College '09), one of the performers in Crossing, and introduced by Homi Bhabha (Director, Mahindra Humanities Center). More Details

Bachelorette at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Farkas Hall
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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“I feel like the world is ending.” “It’s not. It’s just the first of us to get married.” In a haze of cocaine and champagne, three high school friends gather in a hotel penthouse the night before their best friend’s wedding. Fueled by resentment, bitterness, and insecurity, the women expose old wounds and jealousies that threaten to turn this bachelorette party into a apocalyptic bender with deadly consequences. Leslye Headland’s wicked black comedy is a vicious look at modern friendships, jealousy, and how sometimes the people whom you hate most in the world are your best friends. More Details

Jake's Women at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. More Details

Two Girls and a Guy at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Leverett House Library Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/3
Two women confront their two-timing boyfriend. A romantic drama by James Toback '66. More Details

Middletown at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 4/24 - 5/2
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“Middletown. Population: stable; elevation: same. The main street is called Main Street. The side streets are named after trees.” More Details

The Royale Ball: Kirkland Formal at 9:00 PM

Presented by Kirkland House Committee
Royale
Runs: 4/30
Kirkland House Spring Formal More Details

Lowell House Bacchanalia at 9:00 PM

Presented by Lowell House Committee
Lowell House Dining Hall
Runs: 4/30
Lowell House Spring Formal More Details

Friday 5/01

Deep Wounds at 10:00 AM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Memorial Hall Transept
Runs: 4/4 - 5/7
Deep Wounds, a large-scale, site-specific interactive installation by artist Brian Knep. With names inscribed on its marble walls, the transept at Memorial Hall honors Harvard alumni who died in the Civil War while fighting for the Union. Using computer-generated projection technology, Deep Wounds uses this historic space to explore the universal challenge of unfinished healing and reconciliation, among enemies formerly bound by the ties of friendship, family, or shared experience. More Details

Harvard Semitic Museum: “Pop-up” Exhibit: Harvard Ceramics Studio at 10:00 AM

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
Semitic Museum
Runs: 5/1
Exhibit of clay creations from students in the Anthropomorphic Vessels class May 1-2, 10 am–4 pm More Details

Harvard Museum of Natural History: “Pop-up” Exhibit: The Global Exposure Project  at 10:00 AM

Presented by Museum of Natural History
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Runs: 4/30 - 5/3
Showcase of the 2015 HBS Arts Society’s photography competition. More Details

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Student-Led Tours at 12:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Runs: 5/2
Harvard students lead tours of the Peabody Museum. More Details

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Musical Hues at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Runs: 5/1
Draw as Dudley World Music Ensemble performs in the Peabody Museum. Art supplies available. More Details

VES Open Studios at 5:00 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 5/1
Five floors of work from VES studio art and photography courses. More Details

Grass Land: Nexus of the Living World at 5:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Allston Education Portal
Harvard Allston Education Portal
Runs: 4/6 - 5/1
Based out of New York and Boston, Saad Amer is a 21-year-old student at Harvard University who uses photography, graphic design, and video to make the beauty of the world tangible. In Grass Land: Nexus of the Living World, Amer’s works seek to redefine reality for its viewers. He reminds us that the concept that humanity and nature are one has existed for generations before our own. For Amer, the solid and the unsolid, the synthetic and the natural, the cosmos and the self – these distinctions all create insurmountable differences that prevent harmony between beings. In an effort to dismantle these binaries, his series seeks to dissolve artificial separations and convey the true reliance that humanity has on all other forms of life. More Details

Jazz on the Plaza at 5:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Plaza
Runs: 5/1
A concert featuring Harvard Jazz Bands conducted by tenor saxophonist Don Braden ’85, with special guests Vijay Iyer, piano, and Ralph Peterson, Jr., drums. Science Center Plaza. Admission free. More Details

VES Thesis Exhibition; Opening Reception at 5:30 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 5/1 - 5/28
The senior thesis is the capstone of the undergraduate student's work in VES. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 5:30-7:30 pm Exhibition: May 1–28, 2015 More Details

IGP Dinner Party at 6:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
Runs: 5/1
Improv + dinner Free. Tickets: IGP@hcs.harvard.edu More Details

Red at 7:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Art Museums
Runs: 5/1 - 5/3
Red presents a cautionary tale about creation and destruction, passion and obsession, and the red and black in one man’s life that is thicker than paint. More Details

Harvard Student Premiere of "Red," by John Logan at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Art Museums
Harvard Art Museums’ Menschel Hall
Runs: 5/1
Harvard Student Premiere of Red, by John Logan More Details

Bachelorette at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Farkas Hall
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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“I feel like the world is ending.” “It’s not. It’s just the first of us to get married.” In a haze of cocaine and champagne, three high school friends gather in a hotel penthouse the night before their best friend’s wedding. Fueled by resentment, bitterness, and insecurity, the women expose old wounds and jealousies that threaten to turn this bachelorette party into a apocalyptic bender with deadly consequences. Leslye Headland’s wicked black comedy is a vicious look at modern friendships, jealousy, and how sometimes the people whom you hate most in the world are your best friends. More Details

Jake's Women at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. More Details

Athalia at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Memorial Church
Runs: 5/1
Harvard University Choir and Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra perform Handel's oratorio More Details

Memory Library at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library
Runs: 5/1 - 5/2
This commemorative installation features recordings from Widener Memorial Library patrons and workers, and the public is invited to narrate stories on Saturday afternoon. The evening performances on Friday and Saturday will translate these oral histories into a public art performance. Shu Cao Mo GSE '15 with Yvette Drury Dubinsky and Joe Steele GSD '16. More Details

Two Girls and a Guy at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Leverett House Library Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/3
Two women confront their two-timing boyfriend. A romantic drama by James Toback '66. More Details

Endgame at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/9
With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to begin with? Can we have a last bit of fun with one another before the painkillers run out? Come see “Endgame,” the play where you can lose your teeth, scratch your fleas, and pee your pants, all in the name of “no one cares.” More Details

Middletown at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 4/24 - 5/2
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“Middletown. Population: stable; elevation: same. The main street is called Main Street. The side streets are named after trees.” More Details

Wong Fu Movie Premiere at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association
Science Center B
Runs: 5/1
Wong Fu Productions is an American Filmmaking group with over 2,432,534 subscribers on Youtube. Their videos comprise of a total of 362,957,596 views. The group, founded by three Asian-Americans, has had a large impact on the Asian community worldwide. Wong Fu will be touring the states on a promotional tour of their first movie, and we are excited to welcome them to Boston. The event will consist of a movie screening followed by a Q&A session with the chance of a meet and greet for VIP ticket holders. More Details

Quad Spring Formal at 9:00 PM

Presented by Pforzheimer, Cabot, & Currier House Committees
Radcliffe Quad
Runs: 5/1
Quad Spring Formal More Details

Adams House Spring Formal: Masquerade at 10:00 PM

Presented by Adams House Committee
Adams House
Runs: 5/1
Adams House Spring Formal: Masquerade More Details

Saturday 5/02

Adolphus Busch Hall Gallery hours at 10:00 AM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/2
Adolphus Busch Hall Gallery hours More Details

Harvard Semitic Museum: “Pop-up” Exhibit: Harvard Ceramics Studio at 10:00 AM

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
Semitic Museum
Runs: 5/1
Exhibit of clay creations from students in the Anthropomorphic Vessels class May 1-2, 10 am–4 pm More Details

Harvard Museum of Natural History: “Pop-up” Exhibit: The Global Exposure Project  at 10:00 AM

Presented by Museum of Natural History
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Runs: 4/30 - 5/3
Showcase of the 2015 HBS Arts Society’s photography competition. More Details

Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor at 11:00 AM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, with soloist Sasha Scolnik-Brower ’17 and Maestro Federico Cortese. Enjoy the performance with coffee and pastries available for purchase onsite beginning at 10:30 am. More Details

Sunken Garden Children's Theater at 11:00 AM

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sunken Garden
Runs: 5/2 - 5/3
In our 17th year, SGCT performs a student-written adaptation of a classic fairy tale. More Details

Japanese Tea Ceremony at 11:00 AM

Presented by Office for the Arts
East Asian Languages Dept
Runs: 5/2
10-11 am, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, 12:30-1:30 pm More Details

Performance Fair Opening Events at 11:00 AM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
11 am: Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor 12 pm: Swan Lake: For the Birds! 12:30 pm: Welcome from John Lithgow ’67 Enjoy the performances with coffee and pastries available for purchase onsite beginning at 10:30 am. More Details

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments - special ARTS FIRST hours: 11AM-4PM at 11:00 AM

Presented by History of Science Department and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Science Center
Runs: 5/2
Scientific instruments tell the story of science and society from the Renaissance to the present. Of note, instruments connected to Galileo, Benjamin Franklin, William James, and Charles Lindberg. More Details

Deep Wounds at 12:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Memorial Hall Transept
Runs: 4/4 - 5/7
Deep Wounds, a large-scale, site-specific interactive installation by artist Brian Knep. With names inscribed on its marble walls, the transept at Memorial Hall honors Harvard alumni who died in the Civil War while fighting for the Union. Using computer-generated projection technology, Deep Wounds uses this historic space to explore the universal challenge of unfinished healing and reconciliation, among enemies formerly bound by the ties of friendship, family, or shared experience. More Details

Sunken Garden Children's Theater at 12:00 PM

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sunken Garden
Runs: 5/2 - 5/3
In our 17th year, SGCT performs a student-written adaptation of a classic fairy tale. More Details

Swan Lake: For the Birds! at 12:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Hasty Pudding Theatricals, River Charles Ensemble, Harvard Ballet Company and Harvard faculty, hosted by John Lithgow '67 with Harvard Marching Band More Details

Gallery Talk by Brian Knep at 12:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Memorial Hall
Runs: 5/2
Meet the artist and learn about Deep Wounds, Knep's digital/video installation currently on view in the Memorial Hall Transept. More Details

Red at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Art Museums
Runs: 5/1 - 5/3
Red presents a cautionary tale about creation and destruction, passion and obsession, and the red and black in one man’s life that is thicker than paint. More Details

ARTS FIRST Performance Fair at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Over 100 public performances and presentations at twelve venues in and around Harvard Yard, including Global Arts and “Make Art” stations on the Science Center Plaza. Admission free. More Details

Adolphus Busch Hall: ARTS FIRST Performance Fair at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/2
Part of the Harvard Art Museums, Adolphus Busch Hall houses the Busch-Reisinger Museum founding collection of plaster casts of medieval art and, in addition to hosting public programs and performances, is open to the public on Wednesdays, 1-5 and Saturdays, 10 Am-1pm. Busch Hall hosts student events during the Performance Fair on Saturday, May 2, 1–5pm. For details, see pull-out schedule at center of guide. Free. More Details

American Girl Book Club at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Dance Center
Runs: 5/2
Participatory dance demo with Harvard Ballet Company More Details

Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Memorial Church
Runs: 5/2
Choral music from Renaissance to contemporary More Details

Din & Tonics, KeyChange at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/2
A Cappella More Details

Global Arts on the Plaza at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
A lineup of international performances including mariachi, jazz, traditional Chinese music, Korean hip hop, Irish step dancing, dabke, breakdancing, Gilbert & Sullivan and much more. See pull-out schedule at center of guide for Performance Fair details. More Details

Harmony One-on-One at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
Runs: 5/2
Music recital by local students of Phillips Brooks House affiliates More Details

Living sculpture at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Join instructor Allison Newsome and sculpture students from the OFA Ceramics Program for live figure demonstrations celebrating the Harvard Art Museums' work that inspires them. More Details

Mariachi Veritas Showcase at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Traditional Mexican folk music More Details

Original compositions and improvisations by students and guests of Professor Vijay Iyer at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/2
Original compositions and improvisations by students and guests of Professor Vijay Iyer More Details

Scan, Touch, Play at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Develop kinesthetic and sensory awareness through playful movement activities. Ilya Vidrin GSE '15. More Details

Snapshots: A Study of Metamorphosis in Art at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Have your picture taken and answer: How has art transformed you? Snapshots will be pieced together to form a composite whole face representing the diversity of the community. Presented by Harvard College Art Society: Pamela Chen ‘16, Sam Wattrus ‘16, Ariana Kam '16 and Catherine Li '18. More Details

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Student-Led Tours at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Runs: 5/2
Harvard students lead tours of the Peabody Museum. More Details

The Dudley Consort Sings at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/2
12-voice Renaissance polyphony More Details

THUD (The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers) at 1:00 PM

Presented by The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD)
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/2
As Harvard’s STOMP-style percussion ensemble, THUD turns everyday objects--from dinnerware to brooms to buckets--into innovative percussion instruments. At Arts First, they will be performing a selection of pieces from their spring show, THUD Dreams, including two THUD classics: Cups and Buckets. For more information, check out youtube.com/HarvardTHUD and facebook.com/HarvardTHUD More Details

Tree of Life at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Tree of Life explores the idea of temporality in painting, and how music and visual arts together can include the creative process in performance. There is a macro-polyphony at work, where voices are entire art forms. New composition by Sam Wu '17 for solo piano (Chuhan Zhang '17 Yale) and solo painter (Wa Liu '17 Yale) More Details

Veri and Rob at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/2
Voice, piano, ukulele, guitar Veri Seo '15 Rob Dei Dolori '17 More Details

Wheel Throwing at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Try your hand at creating a masterpiece. Join artists for demonstrations using the pottery wheel and sculpting with clay. More Details

Your Solo Is Waiting - Get in on the Drama at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Share the limelight with actors from Hyperion Shakespeare Company. Grab a script and play the lead! More Details

Make Art: Living sculpture at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Join instructor Allison Newsome and sculpture students from the OFA Ceramics Program for live figure demonstrations celebrating the Harvard Art Museums' work that inspires them. More Details

Make Art: Scan, Touch, Play at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Develop kinesthetic and sensory awareness through playful movement activities. Ilya Vidrin GSE '15. More Details

Make Art: Snapshots: A Study of Metamorphosis in Art at 1:00 PM

Presented by College Art Society (HArt)
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Have your picture taken and answer: How has art transformed you? Snapshots will be pieced together to form a composite whole face representing the diversity of the community. Presented by Harvard College Art Society: Pamela Chen ‘16, Sam Wattrus ‘16, Ariana Kam '16 and Catherine Li '18. More Details

Make Art: Wheel Throwing at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Try your hand at creating a masterpiece. Join artists for demonstrations using the pottery wheel and sculpting with clay. More Details

Make Art: Your Solo Is Waiting – Get in on the Drama at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Share the limelight with actors from Hyperion Shakespeare Company. Grab a script and play the lead! More Details

Brattle Street Chamber Players at 1:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Memorial Church
Runs: 5/2
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by J.S. Bach More Details

Harvard Magic Society at 1:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 5/2
See magic up close and learn a few tricks More Details

Harvard Soul Jazz Quintet at 1:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Cambridge Queen's Head
Runs: 5/2
Sweet soul music for grooving More Details

Mather Chamber Music at 1:30 PM

Presented by Chamber Music at Mather House
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/2
Classical violin duet Whitney Thornburg '15 Annika Gompers '18 More Details

RecKlez at 1:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/2
Harvard Hillel's Klezmer Band More Details

Rhythm Section Bros at 1:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Conventional jazz featuring the Harvard Jazz Band rhythm section More Details

Ripples of Thought at 1:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/2
New works for voice and ensemble on the relationship between words and music. Jake Wilder-Smith '16, composer More Details

Spicy Hot Jazz at 1:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/2
Chase Morrin '15/NEC '16 Arionas Gyftakis (Berklee) Adrian Cota (Berklee '18) More Details

Tree Palmedo '16, trumpet; Alex Graff '17, guitar at 1:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/2
Tree Palmedo '16, trumpet; Alex Graff '17, guitar More Details

Krokodiloes at 1:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/2
A Cappella More Details

Bean + Soup at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/2
Jazz/soul standards and original numbers Josh Bean '16 Joshuah Campbell '16 More Details

Burne Holiday at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Cambridge Queen's Head
Runs: 5/2
Rockalicious originals and covers More Details

Callbacks, Fallen Angels at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/2
A Cappella More Details

Chase Morrin '15/NEC '16, piano; George Meyer '15, viola; Carlos Snaider '17, guitar; Garrett Parrish MIT '17, drums; Eden Girma '18, voice at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/2
Chase Morrin '15/NEC '16, piano; George Meyer '15, viola; Carlos Snaider '17, guitar; Garrett Parrish MIT '17, drums; Eden Girma '18, voice More Details

The Corn Knight: Chase Morrin '15/NEC '16, piano; Yaniv Yacoby '15, marimba at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/2
New collaborative work by Chase Morrin '15/NEC '16, piano, and Yaniv Yacoby '15, marimba More Details

Chinese Music Ensemble at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Chinese folk and pop songs using traditional Chinese instruments More Details

Harvard Organ Society at 2:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Organ Society
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/2
A recital More Details

King of the Catwalk at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 5/2
King of the Catwalk is an original children's musical about belonging, featuring a dog and mouse trying to master the catwalk. Written, produced and performed by the Harvard Story-Time Players, it will be performed in hospitals in the Boston area. More Details

Memory Library at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library
Runs: 5/1 - 5/2
This commemorative installation features recordings from Widener Memorial Library patrons and workers, and the public is invited to narrate stories on Saturday afternoon. The evening performances on Friday and Saturday will translate these oral histories into a public art performance. Shu Cao Mo GSE '15 with Yvette Drury Dubinsky and Joe Steele GSD '16. More Details

River Charles Ensemble at 2:00 PM

Presented by River Charles Ensemble
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/2
The River Charles Ensemble performs a selection from Beethoven’s iconic seventh symphony. The piece breathes with emotion and life unparalleled. Noted by Beethoven to be one of his best works, the seventh symphony is widely considered to be one of the most perfect symphonies ever written.   More Details

Sitan Chen '16: Chopin's Op. 28 Preludes at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Memorial Church
Runs: 5/2
Sitan Chen ’16 explores the expressive and technical possibilities of the piano in a performance of one of the pinnacles of poetry in the repertoire, Chopin’s complete Op. 28 preludes, together with what Busoni called the “highest point of pianism,” Liszt’s famous fantasy on themes from Mozart’s Don Giovanni. More Details

Stephanie Johnson '18 at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/2
Cover songs for solo piano More Details

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Student-Led Tours at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Runs: 5/2
Harvard students lead tours of the Peabody Museum. More Details

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments - special ARTS FIRST hours: 11AM-4PM at 2:00 PM

Presented by History of Science Department and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Science Center
Runs: 5/2
Scientific instruments tell the story of science and society from the Renaissance to the present. Of note, instruments connected to Galileo, Benjamin Franklin, William James, and Charles Lindberg. More Details

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments - Navigation: Student Projects at 2:00 PM

Presented by History of Science Department and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Science Center
Runs: 5/2
Experience the art, tools, and techniques of navigation used through the ages and across the globe with students from Harvard's Primitive Navigation course. Chat with the students about their projects. More Details

Alex + James at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/2
Jazz, R&B and neo-soul medley for guitar and voice Alex Graff '17 James Ramsey '15 More Details

Bach Society Orchestra at 2:30 PM

Presented by Bach Society Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Work by Mendelssohn More Details

Dance Advance! at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble opens DanceFest in the Yard and processes to Plaza tent More Details

George Ko '16: Music from Paris at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Memorial Church
Runs: 5/2
Featuring Debussys Suite Bergamasque, a collection of short piano works showcasing Debussys admiration for French music andhis exploration into impressionism (Clair de Lune), followed by selections from Chopin that display the composers musicality and virtuosity. Please visitwww.georgekopiano.comfor more info. More Details

Laughter & Light Opera: A Gilbert & Sullivan Sampler at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players More Details

Spring Band at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/2
Acoustic alternative songs Zoe Kessler '17 Adam Jiang '17 More Details

There's a Rap for That at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Cambridge Queen's Head
Runs: 5/2
Harvard Rap Collective spitting over classic and original beats More Details

VoiceLab, With Interest at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/2
A Cappella More Details

Welcome from John Lithgow '67 at 2:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Welcome from John Lithgow '67 More Details

Camerata Obscura: Songs of War and Peace at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/2
Sacred and secular polyphony of the Renaissance More Details

DanceFest at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/2
Bhangra, TAPS, EXP, Interpretive Dabke, Mainly Jazz, Crimson Dance Team, Corcairdhearg Harvard College Irish Dancers, Asian American Dance Troupe, Harvard Breakers Organization, Harvard Ballet Company, Harvard Middle Eastern Dance (belly dancing), Candela Dance Troupe, Improv'd Fusions, HSPH Student Dance Club (hip hop), South Asian Dance Company (Bollywood), Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company, Ballet Folklorico de Aztlan, Passus Step Team, Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble, HR Mashup (Ghungroo) More Details

Ensembles from Music 173r: Gabe Gladstein '17, Caetano Hanta-Davis '18, Tamara Jafar (GSD), Anand Krishnamurthy (GSAS), Jacob Lurye '18, Ryan Park-Chan '18, Jonah Philion '18, Aditya Raguram '18, Rose Whitcomb '16, Anya Yermakova (GSAS) at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Holden Chapel
Runs: 5/2
Special faculty performance with guests More Details

Harvard University Flute Ensemble at 3:00 PM

Presented by Harvard University Flute Ensemble
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Spring showcase More Details

Performance Fair in the Calderwood Courtyard at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Art Museums
Runs: 5/2
Hear chamber and choral music during student Performance Fair concerts. For details, see pull-out schedule at center of guide. Free. More Details

RCS 'Cliffe Notes, Pitches at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/2
A Cappella More Details

Schubert's Death and the Maiden at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Memorial Church
Runs: 5/2
Mather String Quartet More Details

Selections: "Porgy and Bess" and "As Thousands Cheer" at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/2
Asia Stewart '18 Tania Rivers-Moore '15 More Details

The Solars at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Cambridge Queen's Head
Runs: 5/2
Throwback folk-rock with big harmonies and riffy riffiness More Details

Three Letter Acronym at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/2
Long form improv comedy More Details

Tree of Life (continuation) at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Tree of Life explores the idea of temporality in painting, and how music and visual arts together can include the creative process in performance. There is a macro-polyphony at work, where voices are entire art forms. New composition by Sam Wu '17 for solo piano (Chuhan Zhang '17 Yale) and solo painter (Wa Liu '17 Yale) More Details

...that April morning... (after Samuel Beckett) at 3:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 5/2
A woman "practically speechless all her days" suddenly discovers the sound of her own voice. Inspired by Samuel Beckett's "Not I." Performer: Amanda Gann. Director: Khaleem Ali. More Details

Dudley House Jazz at 3:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Cambridge Queen's Head
Runs: 5/2
Original jazz arrangements and tunes More Details

Glee Club Lite, Collegium Underground at 3:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/2
A Cappella More Details

Harvard Piano Society: An American Adventure at 3:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/2
Solo and four-hand piano works by American composers More Details

Harvard University Band at 3:30 PM

Presented by Harvard University Band
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/2
The Harvard University Band has been supporting the Harvard Community since 1919! Playing a repertoire of historic fight songs and contemporary pop tunes, the Band asks you to GET PUMPED and sing along if you know the words. Website: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hub/ More Details

On Thin Ice at 3:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/2
Short-form, unscripted improv comedy More Details

Schubert's Die Winterreise Song Cycle at 3:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
The Memorial Church
Runs: 5/2
Amir Bitran '16; Frederick Metzger '18 More Details

VoxJazz at 3:30 PM

Presented by VoxJazz
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/2
Spring showcase by six-person co-ed vocal jazz ensemble More Details

At the Gate of Graceland at 4:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Scott Ruescher will be reading from "At the Gate of Graceland," a sequence of poems inspired by a visit to Elvis Presley's home on a day when the house-museum was closed. More Details

Harvard College Opera at 4:00 PM

Presented by Harvard College Opera
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Selections from Hansel and Gretel, Cosi¨ fan tutte, L'incoronazione di Poppea and a cantata by Handel More Details

Harvard College Stand-Up Society at 4:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Phillips Brooks House
Runs: 5/2
Content may not be appropriate for children More Details

Jocelyn Arndt '17 at 4:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Cambridge Queen's Head
Runs: 5/2
Indie rock and blues band with a soulful vocalist More Details

Kate Diaz '19 at 4:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/2
Pop acoustic singer/songwriter, guitar More Details

Memory Library at 4:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library
Runs: 5/1 - 5/2
This commemorative installation features recordings from Widener Memorial Library patrons and workers, and the public is invited to narrate stories on Saturday afternoon. The evening performances on Friday and Saturday will translate these oral histories into a public art performance. Shu Cao Mo GSE '15 with Yvette Drury Dubinsky and Joe Steele GSD '16. More Details

Opportunes, Lowkeys at 4:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/2
A Cappella More Details

The Lambda Singers at 4:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/2
Early vocal chamber music performed a cappella More Details

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51. at 4:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Adolphus Busch Hall
Runs: 5/2
Bach Cantata BWV 82 "Ich habe genug" Harvard Early Music Society Featuring Charlotte McKechnie '15  More Details

Harvard Wind Ensemble at 4:30 PM

Presented by Harvard University Wind Ensemble
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Student-written compositions More Details

The Noteables at 4:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/2
An afternoon of musical theatre songs. More Details

The Lighthouse Keepers at 4:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Cambridge Queen's Head
Runs: 5/2
Covers and originals in a mixture of indie, folk and pop More Details

Tree of Life (conclusion) at 4:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Tree of Life explores the idea of temporality in painting, and how music and visual arts together can include the creative process in performance. There is a macro-polyphony at work, where voices are entire art forms. New composition by Sam Wu '17 for solo piano (Chuhan Zhang '17 Yale) and solo painter (Wa Liu '17 Yale) More Details

Mirch, Under Construction, Veritones at 4:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Yard Stage
Runs: 5/2
A Cappella More Details

VES Film/Video and Animation Screenings at 7:00 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 5/2
VES Film/Video and Animation Screenings More Details

Bachelorette at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Farkas Hall
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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“I feel like the world is ending.” “It’s not. It’s just the first of us to get married.” In a haze of cocaine and champagne, three high school friends gather in a hotel penthouse the night before their best friend’s wedding. Fueled by resentment, bitterness, and insecurity, the women expose old wounds and jealousies that threaten to turn this bachelorette party into a apocalyptic bender with deadly consequences. Leslye Headland’s wicked black comedy is a vicious look at modern friendships, jealousy, and how sometimes the people whom you hate most in the world are your best friends. More Details

Jake's Women at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. More Details

Memory Library at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library
Runs: 5/1 - 5/2
This commemorative installation features recordings from Widener Memorial Library patrons and workers, and the public is invited to narrate stories on Saturday afternoon. The evening performances on Friday and Saturday will translate these oral histories into a public art performance. Shu Cao Mo GSE '15 with Yvette Drury Dubinsky and Joe Steele GSD '16. More Details

The Donkey Show at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Oberon
Runs: 5/2
The ultimate disco experience‚ crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, roller skaters and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Diane Paulus, director. More Details

Two Girls and a Guy at 7:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Leverett House Library Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/3
Two women confront their two-timing boyfriend. A romantic drama by James Toback '66. More Details

Bach Society Orchestra: Concert IV at 8:00 PM

Presented by Bach Society Orchestra
Paine Hall
Runs: 5/2
Part, Wenn Bach Bienen Gezuchtet Hatte Bach, Violin Concerto BWV 1052 — Stella Chen, Violin TBD, 2014 Composition Competition Winner TBD, Music Director-Elect Selection More Details

Battle Hymns at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/2
Memory’s Keeping: David Lang’s battle hymns More Details

Endgame at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/9
With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to begin with? Can we have a last bit of fun with one another before the painkillers run out? Come see “Endgame,” the play where you can lose your teeth, scratch your fleas, and pee your pants, all in the name of “no one cares.” More Details

Middletown at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 4/24 - 5/2
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“Middletown. Population: stable; elevation: same. The main street is called Main Street. The side streets are named after trees.” More Details

Winthrop House Spring Formal at 10:00 PM

Presented by Winthrop House Committee
Winthrop Courtyard
Runs: 5/2
Winthrop House Spring Formal More Details

Leverett Spring Formal: Luxe at 10:00 PM

Presented by Leverett House
Leverett House
Runs: 5/2
Leverett Spring Formal: Luxe More Details

Dunster Spring Formal at 10:00 PM

Presented by Dunster House Committee
Dunster House Dining Hall
Runs: 5/2
Dunster Spring Formal More Details

The Donkey Show at 10:30 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Oberon
Runs: 5/2
The ultimate disco experience‚ crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, roller skaters and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Diane Paulus, director. More Details

Sunday 5/03

Harvard Museum of Natural History: “Pop-up” Exhibit: The Global Exposure Project  at 10:00 AM

Presented by Museum of Natural History
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Runs: 4/30 - 5/3
Showcase of the 2015 HBS Arts Society’s photography competition. More Details

Deep Wounds at 12:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Memorial Hall Transept
Runs: 4/4 - 5/7
Deep Wounds, a large-scale, site-specific interactive installation by artist Brian Knep. With names inscribed on its marble walls, the transept at Memorial Hall honors Harvard alumni who died in the Civil War while fighting for the Union. Using computer-generated projection technology, Deep Wounds uses this historic space to explore the universal challenge of unfinished healing and reconciliation, among enemies formerly bound by the ties of friendship, family, or shared experience. More Details

Sunken Garden Children's Theater at 12:00 PM

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sunken Garden
Runs: 5/2 - 5/3
In our 17th year, SGCT performs a student-written adaptation of a classic fairy tale. More Details

Red at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Harvard Art Museums
Runs: 5/1 - 5/3
Red presents a cautionary tale about creation and destruction, passion and obsession, and the red and black in one man’s life that is thicker than paint. More Details

Spring Forward: Stories and Music for a New Season at 1:00 PM

Presented by The Sloth
The Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Featuring members of "The Sloth" storytelling group telling tales on the theme of "spring," followed by a performance of Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" by the Eurydice Chamber Ensemble. Admission free More Details

Sunken Garden Children's Theater at 1:00 PM

Presented by ARTS FIRST
Sunken Garden
Runs: 5/2 - 5/3
In our 17th year, SGCT performs a student-written adaptation of a classic fairy tale. More Details

25th Annual Powwow at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Radcliffe Yard
Runs: 5/3
Native American drumming, dancing and performances More Details

Crunch Comics Workshop at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Sever Hall
Runs: 5/3
Collaborate on an epic comic book More Details

Russian Bell-Ringing Concert at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Lowell House Courtyard
Runs: 5/3
Use entryway F just past front gate More Details

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Student-Led Tours at 1:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Runs: 5/2
Harvard students lead tours of the Peabody Museum. More Details

Bachelorette at 2:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Farkas Hall
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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“I feel like the world is ending.” “It’s not. It’s just the first of us to get married.” In a haze of cocaine and champagne, three high school friends gather in a hotel penthouse the night before their best friend’s wedding. Fueled by resentment, bitterness, and insecurity, the women expose old wounds and jealousies that threaten to turn this bachelorette party into a apocalyptic bender with deadly consequences. Leslye Headland’s wicked black comedy is a vicious look at modern friendships, jealousy, and how sometimes the people whom you hate most in the world are your best friends. More Details

Jake's Women at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 4/24 - 5/3
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Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. More Details

Arjuna's Meditation at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
Runs: 5/3
Gamelan music directed by Jody Diamond and shadow puppets by Matthew Cohen combine music, humor and epic battles. More Details

HMS Chamber Music Society at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Joseph B. Martin Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
Runs: 5/3
An afternoon of chamber music, performed by Harvard Medical School students and colleagues. More Details

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Student-Led Tours at 2:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Runs: 5/2
Harvard students lead tours of the Peabody Museum. More Details

1812 Overture at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Lowell House Courtyard
Runs: 5/3
Tchaikovsky's 1812 with kazoos, cannons and bells More Details

Chamber music at 3:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Mather House, Senior Common Room
Runs: 5/3
Baroque to modern More Details

A Heartrending Cry: Dona Nobis Pacem of Ralph Vaughan Williams at 4:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
A Heartrending Cry: Dona Nobis Pacem of Ralph Vaughan Williams William Schuman’s A Free Song More Details

"Art," a play by Yasmina Reza at 5:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Lowell House Junior Common Room
Runs: 5/3
Yasmina Reza's play on how our aesthetic tastes define our friendships and ourselves. More Details

Endgame at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/9
With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to begin with? Can we have a last bit of fun with one another before the painkillers run out? Come see “Endgame,” the play where you can lose your teeth, scratch your fleas, and pee your pants, all in the name of “no one cares.” More Details

Music of Dvořák, Messiaen and Schubert at 9:00 PM

Presented by Dudley House Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/3
Schubert -- Excerpts from Rosamunde          Erica Brookhyser, mezzo-soprano          Dudley House Choir Messiaen -- Les Offrandes Oubliées Dvořák -- Symphony No. 8 in G major More Details

Whiplash at 9:00 PM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Make Art Tent on the Plaza
Runs: 5/3
Outdoor screening of Academy Award-winning film written and directed by Damien Chazelle '08 More Details

Q-Ball: The Quincy House Spring Formal at 9:00 PM

Presented by Quincy House Committee
Harvard Club of Boston
Runs: 5/3
Quincy Spring Formal More Details

Mather Spring Soiree at 10:00 PM

Presented by Mather House Committee
Mather House
Runs: 5/3
Mather Spring Formal More Details

Tuesday 5/05

Live Matter: Exhibition by Rosetta S. Elkin at 9:30 AM

Presented by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Byerly Gallery, Byerly Hall
Runs: 5/5 - 5/29
Live Matter concerns itself with the ongoing measure of the natural world—how plant life has been described, muted, and labeled throughout botanical history—to reveal a new discourse that delights in an attitude of discovery, one that acknowledges the aliveness of plants. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to stand beneath the complex of a mature root system, gaining a rare vantage point from which to consider the normally concealed foundations of plant life. Live Matter offers a provocative new perspective on the living, breathing organisms that are all around us, yet seldom fully appreciated.  More Details

Live Matter: Exhibition by Rosetta S. Elkin at 5:00 PM

Presented by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Byerly Gallery, Byerly Hall
Runs: 5/5 - 5/29
Live Matter concerns itself with the ongoing measure of the natural world—how plant life has been described, muted, and labeled throughout botanical history—to reveal a new discourse that delights in an attitude of discovery, one that acknowledges the aliveness of plants. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to stand beneath the complex of a mature root system, gaining a rare vantage point from which to consider the normally concealed foundations of plant life. Live Matter offers a provocative new perspective on the living, breathing organisms that are all around us, yet seldom fully appreciated.  More Details

Live Matter: Exhibition by Rosetta S. Elkin at 5:00 PM

Presented by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Byerly Gallery, Byerly Hall
Runs: 5/5 - 5/29
Live Matter concerns itself with the ongoing measure of the natural world—how plant life has been described, muted, and labeled throughout botanical history—to reveal a new discourse that delights in an attitude of discovery, one that acknowledges the aliveness of plants. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to stand beneath the complex of a mature root system, gaining a rare vantage point from which to consider the normally concealed foundations of plant life. Live Matter offers a provocative new perspective on the living, breathing organisms that are all around us, yet seldom fully appreciated.  More Details

Eliot House Dues: The Event Package (Do Not Order if You Purchased Fall Events Package) at 10:00 PM

Presented by Eliot House
Eliot House
Runs: 5/5
2014-15 Academic Year Eliot House Events Package. For Eliot House Residents only. More Details

Wednesday 5/06

Harvard Horizons Symposium at 4:30 PM

Presented by GSAS
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/6
Each year, eight outstanding PhD candidates are chosen as Harvard Horizons Scholars and receive targeted mentoring and coaching designed to enhance their presentation skills. The program will culminate in the Harvard Horizons Symposium on May 6, 2015, where Horizons Scholars will deliver brief, compelling talks about their research from the Sanders Theatre stage. More Details

Black History/Art History Lecture and Performance Series at 5:00 PM

Presented by Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Center for African Studies, Harvard Art Museums, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Department of African and African American Studies, and Program in American Studies
Various Locations
Runs: 2/5 - 5/6
The second annual Black History/Art History lecture and performance series will include events in February and March 2015. This program is guided by expanded and complicated definitions of blackness, offering an opportunity to critically examine Black History Month itself. In what ways has Black History Month changed since 1976? How has the national observance affected institutions and ways of articulating multiple histories? Do we activate the historical significance of the month within our current intellectual communities? Such questions lie beneath the Black History/Art History series, which features artists and scholars whose works emphasize cross-cultural perspectives and interrogate traditional methodologies. More Details

Women’s Voices from the Middle Ages at 7:00 PM

Presented by Elson and Provostial funds, by the Center for Jewish Studies, Committee for Medieval Studies, Germanic Languages and Literatures department
Arts @ 29 Garden St.
Runs: 5/6
Students revive medieval female identities in a vocal and musical performance including original texts in Yiddish, Latin, and Medieval German More Details

Endgame at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/9
With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to begin with? Can we have a last bit of fun with one another before the painkillers run out? Come see “Endgame,” the play where you can lose your teeth, scratch your fleas, and pee your pants, all in the name of “no one cares.” More Details

Thursday 5/07

Deep Wounds at 10:00 AM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Memorial Hall Transept
Runs: 4/4 - 5/7
Deep Wounds, a large-scale, site-specific interactive installation by artist Brian Knep. With names inscribed on its marble walls, the transept at Memorial Hall honors Harvard alumni who died in the Civil War while fighting for the Union. Using computer-generated projection technology, Deep Wounds uses this historic space to explore the universal challenge of unfinished healing and reconciliation, among enemies formerly bound by the ties of friendship, family, or shared experience. More Details

Cuban Cinema Series at 12:00 PM

Presented by Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
Runs: 3/12 - 5/14
Part of "Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba" All screenings open to the public with limited seating. More Details

Endgame at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/9
With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to begin with? Can we have a last bit of fun with one another before the painkillers run out? Come see “Endgame,” the play where you can lose your teeth, scratch your fleas, and pee your pants, all in the name of “no one cares.” More Details

Friday 5/08

Masterworks Chorale - Crowning Achievements at 8:00 PM

Presented by Masterworks Chorale
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/8
Program: TOM VIGNIERI - commission premiere / G. F. HANDEL Coronation Anthems / F. J. HAYDN Coronation Mass (a.k.a. Lord Nelson) More Details

Endgame at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/9
With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to begin with? Can we have a last bit of fun with one another before the painkillers run out? Come see “Endgame,” the play where you can lose your teeth, scratch your fleas, and pee your pants, all in the name of “no one cares.” More Details

Saturday 5/09

Jad Abumrad at 8:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/9
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The son of a scientist and a doctor, Jad Abumrad studied creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College. While working on staff at WNYC, Abumrad began tinkering with an idea that evolved into one of public radio’s most popular shows today – Radiolab. Radiolab podcasts are downloaded over 4 million times each month and the program is carried on 437 stations across the nation. More Details

Endgame at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 5/1 - 5/9
With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to begin with? Can we have a last bit of fun with one another before the painkillers run out? Come see “Endgame,” the play where you can lose your teeth, scratch your fleas, and pee your pants, all in the name of “no one cares.” More Details

Wednesday 5/13

Monographic Concert with Composer Mauricio Pauly at 4:00 PM

Presented by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Knafel Center (formerly Radcliffe Gym)
Runs: 5/13
This concert, which is free and open to the public, is an excellent opportunity to hear an innovative composer’s newest work. More Details

Thursday 5/14

Cuban Cinema Series at 12:00 PM

Presented by Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
Runs: 3/12 - 5/14
Part of "Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba" All screenings open to the public with limited seating. More Details

Friday 5/15

Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen at 8:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/15
Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. For this edition of Passion World, Elling is joined by special guest, multi-reedist Anat Cohen. More Details

Sunday 5/17

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra concert - South American Gems at 2:00 PM

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/17
Gisèle Ben-Dor leads Pro Arte in a series of tangos by Astor Piazzolla featuring Adrian Anantawan on violin and Juanjo Mosalini on the Argentinian Bandoneón More Details

Boston Chamber Music Society / Schubert, Shostakovich, and Brahms at 7:30 PM

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/17
Schubert - Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703 Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 More Details

Thursday 5/28

Annual Meeting of Harvard Alumni Association at 2:30 AM

Presented by Harvard Alumni Association
Tercentenary Theatre
Runs: 5/28
The Harvard Alumni Association's Annual Meeting (Commencement Afternoon Program) convenes in Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement afternoon, Thursday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m. It includes welcoming remarks and acknowledgments by Cynthia Torres AB '80, MBA '84, president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA); an announcement of Overseer and HAA Board elections; the presentation of the Harvard Medals; remarks by Harvard University President and Lincoln Professor of History Drew Gilpin Faust; and the Commencement address by Deval L. Patrick AB '78, JD '82. Admission for the Afternoon Program is free, and tickets are required. Harvard ID only. More Details

VES Thesis Exhibition; Opening Reception at 9:00 AM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 5/1 - 5/28
The senior thesis is the capstone of the undergraduate student's work in VES. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 5:30-7:30 pm Exhibition: May 1–28, 2015 More Details

Alumni Spread Luncheon at 11:30 AM

Presented by Harvard Alumni Association
Harvard Yard
Runs: 5/28
Alumni Spread Luncheon The Harvard Community is welcome to enjoy lunch in the Old Yard on Commencement. Luncheon tickets are for a bagged lunch of a sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, and a bottle of water. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15. More Details

Friday 5/29

Live Matter: Exhibition by Rosetta S. Elkin at 9:30 AM

Presented by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Byerly Gallery, Byerly Hall
Runs: 5/5 - 5/29
Live Matter concerns itself with the ongoing measure of the natural world—how plant life has been described, muted, and labeled throughout botanical history—to reveal a new discourse that delights in an attitude of discovery, one that acknowledges the aliveness of plants. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to stand beneath the complex of a mature root system, gaining a rare vantage point from which to consider the normally concealed foundations of plant life. Live Matter offers a provocative new perspective on the living, breathing organisms that are all around us, yet seldom fully appreciated.  More Details

Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba at 10:00 AM

Presented by Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
Runs: 1/30 - 5/29
A forgotten visual arts and cultural movement that thrived briefly between 1978 and 1983, Grupo Antillano articulated a vision of Cuban culture that privileged the importance of Africa and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. In contrast to the official characterization of Santeria and other African religious and cultural practices as primitive and counter-revolutionary during the so-called Quinquenio Gris (a "grey" period of neo-Stalinist censorship during the 1970s), Grupo Antillano valiantly proclaimed the centrality of African practices in national culture. They viewed Africa and the surrounding Caribbean not as a dead cultural heritage, but as a vibrant, ongoing and vital influence that continued to define what it means to be Cuban. Some Afro-Cuban intellectuals, such as the noted ethnomusicologist Rogelio Martínez Furé, proclaimed triumphantly that a "new," authentic Cuban art had been born. More Details

Sunday 6/14

RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole and MAHLER Symphony No. 1 at 3:00 PM

Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 6/14
57th Season Final Concert RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole and MAHLER Symphony No. 1 More Details

Wednesday 6/24

Paperclay Symposium with Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett at 9:00 AM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 6/24 - 6/26
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A unique collaboration featuring three leading international paper clay artists – Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett; this hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials.  More Details

Thursday 6/25

Paperclay Symposium with Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett at 9:00 AM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 6/24 - 6/26
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A unique collaboration featuring three leading international paper clay artists – Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett; this hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials.  More Details

Friday 6/26

Paperclay Symposium with Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett at 9:00 AM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 6/24 - 6/26
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A unique collaboration featuring three leading international paper clay artists – Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett; this hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials.  More Details

Tuesday 8/25

Mare Liberum: or, The Other Island at 10:00 AM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 8/25 - 4/14
With "or, The Other Island," the Brooklyn-based collective Mare Liberum will transform the iconic ramp, Level 3 gallery and adjacent terrace at the Carpenter Center into a boat workshop and library, a site for a series of participatory workshops, and an installation of work relating to the collective’s multi-year inquiry into landscape, utopia, watercraft and water as a commons. More Details

Sunday 9/20

Mare Liberum: or, The Other Island at 5:00 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 8/25 - 4/14
With "or, The Other Island," the Brooklyn-based collective Mare Liberum will transform the iconic ramp, Level 3 gallery and adjacent terrace at the Carpenter Center into a boat workshop and library, a site for a series of participatory workshops, and an installation of work relating to the collective’s multi-year inquiry into landscape, utopia, watercraft and water as a commons. More Details