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Lowell House Opera seeks student producer for its spring 2015 production. $1200 stipend available. at 1:00 PM

Presented by Lowell House Opera
Lowell House Junior Common Room
Runs: 9/11 - 10/5
Lowell House Opera, the oldest opera company in New England and one of Harvard's most prestigious artistic organizations, is seeking a student producer for its spring 2015 production of Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades. In addition to receiving a $1200 stipend, the LHO producer will have the opportunity to produce a professional-quality, fully staged opera with full orchestra on Harvard's campus, working alongside professional directors, designers, and performers. Students with experience in theatre and/or music and an interest in arts management are encouraged to apply – previous opera experience not needed! More Details

AIE Works: Artwork and Documentation from the Arts in Education Program at 1:00 PM

Presented by Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Gutman Library, Appian Way
Runs: 10/2 - 10/31
Artwork and documentation from the 2014-2015 Arts in Education cohort will be displayed on the 1st floor of Gutman Library for the month of October. Stop by to meet the artists and see several live performances on the evening of Friday, October 3rd. More Details

Screening + Performance: Naomi Yang and Damon Krukowski: FORTUNE at 7:00 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 10/2
A screening of the silent film FORTUNE, directed by musician and artist Naomi Yang, with a live soundtrack of original songs performed by her band Damon & Naomi.  More Details

Negative at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Adams House Pool Theatre
Runs: 10/2 - 10/4
Imagine that the history of the United States was marred by the enslavement of millions of… White people. Civil rights leaders fought for the right for Whites to vote, and attend the same schools as Blacks. Imagine Whites were the minority. More Details

Oberon: RETURN TO CANDYLAND at 8:00 PM

Presented by Oberon
Oberon
Runs: 10/2
With hula hoops, ballerinas, fan dancing, hip-hop, Siamese twins, latex, and a heavy emphasis on glitter and skill, Return to Candyland will lead you through a lavishly upgraded “Candy Kingdom” of burlesque as you visit all the characters you know, and meet a few new ones along the way. Join the cast as they whip, sprinkle, and put a cherry on top of your very own honey-glazed memories from a decidedly sweeter time. More Details

Friday 10/03

AIE Works: Artwork and Documentation from the Arts in Education Program at 5:00 PM

Presented by Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Gutman Library, Appian Way
Runs: 10/2 - 10/31
Artwork and documentation from the 2014-2015 Arts in Education cohort will be displayed on the 1st floor of Gutman Library for the month of October. Stop by to meet the artists and see several live performances on the evening of Friday, October 3rd. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Negative at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Adams House Pool Theatre
Runs: 10/2 - 10/4
Imagine that the history of the United States was marred by the enslavement of millions of… White people. Civil rights leaders fought for the right for Whites to vote, and attend the same schools as Blacks. Imagine Whites were the minority. More Details

Brandi Carlile at 8:00 PM

Presented by World Music / CRASHarts
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/3
On Sale at 10am, Friday 15th (online only between 10am-12 noon) *SOLD OUT* More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 9:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Oberon: ACOUSTICAELECTRONICA at 9:30 PM

Presented by Club Oberon
Oberon
Runs: 10/3 - 11/14
AcousticaElectronica sends the audience on a tantalizing voyage filled with sensual and emotional discoveries as elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theater are fused with the infectious energy of the contemporary nightclub. Dancers, symphonies, aerialists, operas, and live musicians (THE WIG included) all happen aroundevery inch of the space to keep the audience guessing at every turn.  More Details

Saturday 10/04

The Internet Show: Workshop on Telling Your Story Online with Sydney Skybetter at 1:00 PM

Presented by Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Harvard Dance Center
Runs: 10/4
Nearly 70% of hiring processes include employers seeking out applicants’ online presence, so representing oneself on the Internet has never been more consequential. This workshop explores the nuances of digital storytelling, with special attention paid to portraying one’s interests, expertise and self to an audience of potential employers and collaborators. Bring a laptop, smartphone and plenty of coffee. More Details

Negative at 2:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Adams House Pool Theatre
Runs: 10/2 - 10/4
Imagine that the history of the United States was marred by the enslavement of millions of… White people. Civil rights leaders fought for the right for Whites to vote, and attend the same schools as Blacks. Imagine Whites were the minority. More Details

NSA Independence Day GALA at 6:30 PM

Presented by Nigerian Student Association
Wasserstein Hall at Harvard Law School
Runs: 10/4
NSA Independence Day GALA More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

HRO: Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (HRO)
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/4
Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique More Details

Hungama at 9:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Dharma
Lowell House Dining Hall
Runs: 10/4
Harvard Hungama is Dharma's annual dancing extravaganza. Attracting hundreds of students from colleges all over, Hungama is one of the largest Garba events in Boston! More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 9:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

NSA Indepedence Day AFTER-PARTY at 10:00 PM

Presented by Nigerian Student Association
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
Runs: 10/4
NSA Indepedence Day AFTER-PARTY More Details

Sunday 10/05

Boston Conservatory Orchestra / Theofanidis, R. Strauss, and Tchaikovsky at 2:00 PM

Presented by Boston Conservatory
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/5
The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs THEOFANIDIS: Rainbow Body; R. STRAUSS: Four Last Songs—featuring Kerry Deal, soprano; and TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5. Bruce Hangen, conductor. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 5:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Oberon: SHIDA: A NEW MUSICAL IN DEVELOPMENT at 7:30 PM

Presented by Club Oberon
Oberon
Runs: 10/5 - 10/7
Broadway veteran Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) returns to A.R.T. after 2010’s Best of Both Worlds with her inspirational one-woman musical, Shida. Set to a soulful score of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel, Shida is based on the true story of an African-American girl who aspires to become a writer. Her dreams become sidetracked by hardship until her faith and thoseclosest to her combine to restore Shida’s hope and give her a second chance. More Details

Oberon: SIRENS OF DOOMSDAY 2: BLACKER THAN DARKNESS at 8:00 PM

Presented by Club Oberon & The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts
Oberon
Runs: 10/5 - 10/12
A true act of burlesque bizarre, Sirens of Doomsday 2: Blacker than Darkness is an interactive experience from The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts. As the dragons circle and the demons rise to reap the souls of your loved ones, you will have to fall to your knees, raise your drinking horn and offer your date as sacrifice at this burlesque metalmurder “marathong.” More Details

Lowell House Opera seeks student producer for its spring 2015 production. $1200 stipend available. at 11:59 PM

Presented by Lowell House Opera
Lowell House Junior Common Room
Runs: 9/11 - 10/5
Lowell House Opera, the oldest opera company in New England and one of Harvard's most prestigious artistic organizations, is seeking a student producer for its spring 2015 production of Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades. In addition to receiving a $1200 stipend, the LHO producer will have the opportunity to produce a professional-quality, fully staged opera with full orchestra on Harvard's campus, working alongside professional directors, designers, and performers. Students with experience in theatre and/or music and an interest in arts management are encouraged to apply – previous opera experience not needed! More Details

Monday 10/06

Film as Film: The Cinema of Gregory Markopoulos at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 9/19 - 10/6
Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928 - 1992) was one of the most original filmmakers to emerge in post-war American cinema. His films, which often translated literary or mythological sources to a contemporary context, are celebrated for their extraordinary creativity, the sensuous use of colour and innovations in cinematic form. This latest instalment of HFA’s on-going retrospective sees the filmmaker at a critical point in his development – the moments of transition between the works that consolidated his reputation in the USA and those made following his move to Europe. It also presents his earliest films from the 1940s, including the trilogy Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort. Commencing with his first 16mm film, Psyche—which took as its source the unfinished novella by Pierre Louÿs—the trilogy is completed by Lysis and Charmides, both inspired by Platonic dialogues. More Details

Horse Money by Pedro Costa at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/6
Pedro Costa’s latest film is a mesmerizing and radical expansion of the milestone chronicle of displaced peoples and dreams that stretches across his so-called Fontinhas trilogy, named for the endangered and ultimately destroyed neighborhood where Ossos (1997), In Vanda’s Room (2000) and Colossal Youth (2006) all take place. More Details

Oberon: SHIDA: A NEW MUSICAL IN DEVELOPMENT at 7:30 PM

Presented by Club Oberon
Oberon
Runs: 10/5 - 10/7
Broadway veteran Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) returns to A.R.T. after 2010’s Best of Both Worlds with her inspirational one-woman musical, Shida. Set to a soulful score of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel, Shida is based on the true story of an African-American girl who aspires to become a writer. Her dreams become sidetracked by hardship until her faith and thoseclosest to her combine to restore Shida’s hope and give her a second chance. More Details

Oberon: THE BIG QUIZ THING at 8:00 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Big Quiz Thing
Oberon
Runs: 10/6 - 11/10
The Big Quiz Thing, the major-league game show that you get to play, is live at OBERON every month! Quizmaster Noah Tarnow presents five big rounds of the world’s greatest multimedia quiz excitement, including video puzzles and audio clues! Plus, there’s hope for dummies: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers. Best of all, the $200 cash grand prize, along withshow tickets books, DVDs, CDs, baked goods, and more excellent goodies.   More Details

Tuesday 10/07

SPONTANEOUS PARTICULARS: THE TELEPATHY OF ARCHIVES: Susan Howe. Introduction by Kristen Case. at 6:00 PM

Presented by Woodberry Poetry Room
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Runs: 10/7
As they evolve, electronic technologies are radically transforming the way we read, write and remember. The nature of archival research is in flux; we need to see and touch objects and documents; now we often merely view the same material on a computer screen---digitally, virtually, etc. While new and often thrilling possibilities are emerging for artists and scholars, "Spontaneous Particulars" is Susan Howe's collaged swan song to the old ways. More Details

Oberon: SHIDA: A NEW MUSICAL IN DEVELOPMENT at 7:30 PM

Presented by Club Oberon
Oberon
Runs: 10/5 - 10/7
Broadway veteran Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) returns to A.R.T. after 2010’s Best of Both Worlds with her inspirational one-woman musical, Shida. Set to a soulful score of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel, Shida is based on the true story of an African-American girl who aspires to become a writer. Her dreams become sidetracked by hardship until her faith and thoseclosest to her combine to restore Shida’s hope and give her a second chance. More Details

Wednesday 10/08

Department of English: Graduate Drama Colloquium at 5:00 PM

Presented by English and American Literature and Language
Barker Center
Runs: 9/10 - 11/12
This interdisciplinary workshop sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center offers an opportunity to develop research in dramatic literature, dramatic criticism and theory, theater history, theater practice, and performance studies. Biweekly meetings consist of textual discussions, graduate student presentations, and faculty lectures. Students from all departments welcome. More Details

Sins Invalid: An Unashamed Claim to Beauty at 6:00 PM

Presented by OFFICE OF BGLTQ STUDENT LIFE
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 10/8
The film Sins Invalid witnesses a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists. More Details

Oberon: YOU’RE THE EXPERT at 8:00 PM

Presented by OBERON and Christopher Duffy
Oberon
Runs: 10/8
You're the Expert bridges the worlds of comedy and academia. Each show features an expert in a somewhat obscure field and a group of comedians try to guess what in the world our expert really studies. Afterwards, the expert dissects how wildly wrong (or right) the ideas about her field were and concludes with an interview where we find out why her field is important. It's funny, it's interactive, and you end up actually learning something. More Details

Thursday 10/09

Visiting Artist Workshop with Ben Carter at 10:00 AM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 10/9
This workshop with Ben Carter focuses on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Workshop participants will learn methods for throwing with less water to create a softer surface and the use of quick manipulations of form for expressive, gestural pots. Surface-design methods will include slip decorating, sgraffito and underglaze painting. More Details

How to Land Internships and Jobs in Museums and Arts Organizations at 4:00 PM

Presented by Office of Career Services
Office of Career Services (OCS) Reading Room
Runs: 10/9
Join representatives from Boston-area museums and arts organizations for this panel discussion on what makes an applicant successful, whether applying for an internship or a job, and learn strategies that can be applied right up through senior year to strengthen your resume and overall candidacy. Panelists include: Stacey Whitney Brown, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Herbert Jones, Museum of Fine Arts; Jennifer Rodts, Boston Ballet; and Cynthia Woo, Boston Center for the Arts. More Details

Oktoberfest at 5:00 PM

Presented by Harvard College European Society
Center for European Studies
Runs: 10/9
The Oktoberfest is a fall celebration that takes place annually in the Center for European Studies. The event is a celebration of culture and tradition. Oktoberfest is an annual local festival that takes place in Germany. Our version of Oktoberfest draws on this culture to provide food and music that is a characteristic of these festivities. More Details

Live Podcast with Ben Carter – Tales of a Red Clay Rambler at 7:00 PM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 10/9
The Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast is based on the idea that casual, but focused, conversations between creative individuals can lead to deep insights into the nature of creativity and the human experience. Ben Carter, after a full day workshop at the Ceramics Program, will record a live podcast interview of two of the Boston’s great scholars – Ethan W. Lasser, Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums and Ezra Shales, Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The discussion will involve the new role of the hand-crafted object within the academic arena, the museum and the marketplace. More Details

Michelle Dorrance: Master Class at 7:00 PM

Presented by Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Holden Chapel
Runs: 10/9
Michelle Dorrance will teach a tap master class. Founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance/New York, Michelle Dorrance is one of the most sought after tap dancers of her generation and "one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker) A 2012 Princess Grace Award Winner, 2012 Field Dance Fund Recipient and 2011 Bessie Award Winner, Michelle performs, teaches and choreographs throughout the world. More Details

With Fates Driving at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 10/9 - 10/11
“Queen of spades. Queen of shovels. Jack of all trades. Bingo.” Jules is missing his mother. She disappeared during the fall of Troy and now she’s haunting his dreams with cups of cold hot chocolate. To top it all off, Jules feels lost in a story bigger than his own—until Fate brings the Trojans to Carthage and he meets Queen Dido. But fights up above and down below escalate until no one knows who is controlling Jules’ story – least of all Jules. Based on Book IV of The Aeneid, the student-written play With Fates Driving seeks to tell the tale of young Jules, better known as Ascanius, the son of Aeneas. Set in a wasteland unrestricted by time or space, audiences are forced to ask themselves: is fate really the one running the show? More Details

Friday 10/10

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

With Fates Driving at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 10/9 - 10/11
“Queen of spades. Queen of shovels. Jack of all trades. Bingo.” Jules is missing his mother. She disappeared during the fall of Troy and now she’s haunting his dreams with cups of cold hot chocolate. To top it all off, Jules feels lost in a story bigger than his own—until Fate brings the Trojans to Carthage and he meets Queen Dido. But fights up above and down below escalate until no one knows who is controlling Jules’ story – least of all Jules. Based on Book IV of The Aeneid, the student-written play With Fates Driving seeks to tell the tale of young Jules, better known as Ascanius, the son of Aeneas. Set in a wasteland unrestricted by time or space, audiences are forced to ask themselves: is fate really the one running the show? More Details

Hyperion Scene Recitals: The Real Housewives of Windsor at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Adams House Pool Theatre
Runs: 10/10 - 10/11
Imagine that the history of the United States was marred by the enslavement of millions of… White people. Civil rights leaders fought for the right for Whites to vote, and attend the same schools as Blacks. Imagine Whites were the minority. More Details

The Montage Concert at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard University Band
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/10
The Harvard Bands annual Montage Concert More Details

Bach Society Orchestra: Concert I at 8:00 PM

Presented by Bach Society Orchestra
Paine Hall
Runs: 10/11
Mozart, Overture to La Clamenzi di Tito Vaughan Williams, Fantasy on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 9:15 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Saturday 10/11

The Harvard College Initiative for Latin American Relations Conference at 8:30 AM

Presented by Initiative for Latin American Relations
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)
Runs: 10/11
HILAR is a student group that aims to create ties between engaged students in Latin America and the United States. Through the two conferences, one at Harvard and one in Mexico City, students will have the opportunity to hear premier academics, public figures, and activists speak on the most pressing current issues in Latin America. More Details

With Fates Driving at 2:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 10/9 - 10/11
“Queen of spades. Queen of shovels. Jack of all trades. Bingo.” Jules is missing his mother. She disappeared during the fall of Troy and now she’s haunting his dreams with cups of cold hot chocolate. To top it all off, Jules feels lost in a story bigger than his own—until Fate brings the Trojans to Carthage and he meets Queen Dido. But fights up above and down below escalate until no one knows who is controlling Jules’ story – least of all Jules. Based on Book IV of The Aeneid, the student-written play With Fates Driving seeks to tell the tale of young Jules, better known as Ascanius, the son of Aeneas. Set in a wasteland unrestricted by time or space, audiences are forced to ask themselves: is fate really the one running the show? More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

With Fates Driving at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Experimental Theater
Runs: 10/9 - 10/11
“Queen of spades. Queen of shovels. Jack of all trades. Bingo.” Jules is missing his mother. She disappeared during the fall of Troy and now she’s haunting his dreams with cups of cold hot chocolate. To top it all off, Jules feels lost in a story bigger than his own—until Fate brings the Trojans to Carthage and he meets Queen Dido. But fights up above and down below escalate until no one knows who is controlling Jules’ story – least of all Jules. Based on Book IV of The Aeneid, the student-written play With Fates Driving seeks to tell the tale of young Jules, better known as Ascanius, the son of Aeneas. Set in a wasteland unrestricted by time or space, audiences are forced to ask themselves: is fate really the one running the show? More Details

Hyperion Scene Recitals: The Real Housewives of Windsor at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Adams House Pool Theatre
Runs: 10/10 - 10/11
Imagine that the history of the United States was marred by the enslavement of millions of… White people. Civil rights leaders fought for the right for Whites to vote, and attend the same schools as Blacks. Imagine Whites were the minority. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 9:15 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Sunday 10/12

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 5:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer at 7:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/12
Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile in a diverse program of mostly original music. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Oberon: SIRENS OF DOOMSDAY 2: BLACKER THAN DARKNESS at 8:00 PM

Presented by Club Oberon & The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts
Oberon
Runs: 10/5 - 10/12
A true act of burlesque bizarre, Sirens of Doomsday 2: Blacker than Darkness is an interactive experience from The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts. As the dragons circle and the demons rise to reap the souls of your loved ones, you will have to fall to your knees, raise your drinking horn and offer your date as sacrifice at this burlesque metalmurder “marathong.” More Details

Monday 10/13

Lisandro Alonso's "Jauja" at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/13
Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja, winner of the Fipresci critics’ prize, is the Argentine director’s first film since Liverpool in 2008. This is also Alonso’s first period piece, his first film with professional actors, his first screenplay with a co-writer (the poet Fabian Casas), but as in all his work, the emphasis is on bodies in landscapes. This time the body belongs to Viggo Mortensen, outfitted in a Technicolor-bright nineteenth-century cavalry uniform; the landscapes are a vivid variety of Patagonian shrub, rock, grass, and desert, which the hero traverses on horseback and on foot, in search of a teenage daughter who has eloped with a new love, into the face of certain danger. More Details

Tuesday 10/14

OCS Arts and Museums Fellows January break program. Apply by 10/14 at 11:59 PM

Presented by Office of Career Services
Online
Runs: 9/12 - 10/14
OCS Arts and Museums Fellows Program places Fellows in arts organizations and museums for a 3-week, full-time, project-based internship over the January break with, in many cases, the opportunity to continue into the spring semester (5-8 hours per week). All Fellows receive a stipend through OCS, and local Fellows receive FREE on-campus housing. More Details

Wednesday 10/15

Oberon: POOL (NO WATER) at 7:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and One Year Lease Theater Company
Oberon
Runs: 10/15 - 10/18
One Year Lease Theater Company presents pool (no water), a visceral play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy inspired by success. A famous artist invites old friends to her new home for a long awaited reunion. But the celebration comes to an abrupt end when the host suffers ahorrific accident. An almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be the group’s next work of art? This is an unflinching look at the vulnerability of friendship, the power of resentment, and a deep-seated yearning to create something truly memorable. More Details

Thursday 10/16

violinist REGINA CARTER at 5:30 PM

Presented by Learning From Performers
Leverett Old Library
Runs: 10/16
Master of improvisational violin and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter will participate in a conversation entitled “Down Home: The Musical Heritage of the American South,” co-sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston. Moderated by Prof. Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music, the conversation will cover Carter’s career and her latest recording, “Southern Comfort,” which she describes as “music suggested by my grandfather’s roots in Alabama”—interpretations of Cajun fiddle music, early gospel, and coal miner’s work songs in addition to some more contemporary tunes. More Details

Visiting Artist Lecture with Vipoo Srivilasa at 5:30 PM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 10/16
Join us in welcoming to internationally acclaimed ceramic artist, curator and arts activist, Vipoo Srivilasa to Boston as he presents his personal work and collaborative efforts from around the globe. Vipoo is one of six, ceramic artists working on a collaborative venture he originally envisioned at Project Art in Cummington, MA. Their objective is to produce a unified table-scape installation that includes tableware, plates, serving pieces and decorative centerpieces. The experience is intended to provide an opportunity for the artists to explore the differences and commonalities of their aesthetics, creative processes, attitudes and working styles culminating in an expanded world-view as well as the tangible ceramic work. More Details

BOOKS & POETS: ON THE POROUS EXPERIENCE OF THE BOOK IN PHYSICAL & IMAGINED SPACE: Joshua Beckman at 6:00 PM

Presented by Woodberry Poetry Room
Houghton Library
Runs: 10/16
As a part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series, poet and WAVE Books editor Joshua Beckman (author of The Inside of an Apple and Take It) will discuss "the intimate and the communal" in poetry and how these ideas relate to the book as an object, as well as the private library and the porous experience of the book in physical and imagined space. More Details

Oberon: POOL (NO WATER) at 7:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and One Year Lease Theater Company
Oberon
Runs: 10/15 - 10/18
One Year Lease Theater Company presents pool (no water), a visceral play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy inspired by success. A famous artist invites old friends to her new home for a long awaited reunion. But the celebration comes to an abrupt end when the host suffers ahorrific accident. An almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be the group’s next work of art? This is an unflinching look at the vulnerability of friendship, the power of resentment, and a deep-seated yearning to create something truly memorable. More Details

Friday 10/17

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR HARVARDWOOD 101! Deadline - Oct. 17 at 5:00 PM

Presented by Harvardwood, Office of Career Services and Office for the Arts
Online
Runs: 9/15 - 10/17
Harvardwood is pleased to announce our 13th annual Harvardwood 101 career exploration program, co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services and Office for the Arts.  The program brings a group of Harvard undergraduates to Los Angeles during the first week of the January term (JAN. 5-9, 2015) and provides various career-related activities in an attempt to demystify Hollywood and educate current students about opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment. More Details

Two Films by Athina Rachel Tsangari at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/17 - 10/19
With only two films thus far as director, Athina Rachel Tsangari (b. 1966) is recognized today as a decisive, singular and influential figure in contemporary world cinema. More Details

Little Murders at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 10/17 - 10/25
When Patsy Newquist arrives at her parents’ Upper West Side apartment with her latest fiancé in tow, Little Murders has all the makings of a classic living room drama. However, as the engagement and the world outside begin to unravel, the Newquists manically engage in a forlorn fight to keep the menaces of Manhattan – at first noisy traffic and sporadic blackouts and later all out gun war – at bay. Little Murders takes a hard look at what our fear – whether of atheism or homosexuality or undiscriminating homicide – can unleash. This October, join us on the Loeb Mainstage for this modern rendition of Jules Feiffer’s 1967 dark comedy. More Details

Oberon: POOL (NO WATER) at 7:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and One Year Lease Theater Company
Oberon
Runs: 10/15 - 10/18
One Year Lease Theater Company presents pool (no water), a visceral play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy inspired by success. A famous artist invites old friends to her new home for a long awaited reunion. But the celebration comes to an abrupt end when the host suffers ahorrific accident. An almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be the group’s next work of art? This is an unflinching look at the vulnerability of friendship, the power of resentment, and a deep-seated yearning to create something truly memorable. More Details

Regina Carter's Southern Comfort at 8:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/17
Violinist Regina Carter has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz. Her latest project, “Southern Comfort,” features her improvisational virtuosity and the work of multiple arrangers to music suggested by her father’s roots in Alabama. More Details

Department of English: Graduate Drama Colloquium at 8:00 PM

Presented by English and American Literature and Language
Barker Center
Runs: 9/10 - 11/12
This interdisciplinary workshop sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center offers an opportunity to develop research in dramatic literature, dramatic criticism and theory, theater history, theater practice, and performance studies. Biweekly meetings consist of textual discussions, graduate student presentations, and faculty lectures. Students from all departments welcome. More Details

Oberon: MORTIFIED at 10:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and Mortified Media
Oberon
Runs: 10/17
Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, & Entertainment Weekly, Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors — in front of total strangers. Where else can you hear grown men and women confront their past with firsthand tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Bon Jovi? Submissions come from professional performers to total amateurs, all in thenoble pursuit of self-degradation. Share the shame. More Details

Saturday 10/18

12th Annual Home Movie Day at 12:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Carpenter Center
Runs: 10/18
Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, providing many cities with a taste of local history and days gone by.  Last year's events included 87 venues in 19 countries on 4 continents. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

South Asian Dance Company - Raunak at 7:30 PM

Presented by South Asian Dance Company
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 10/18
More Details

Little Murders at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 10/17 - 10/25
When Patsy Newquist arrives at her parents’ Upper West Side apartment with her latest fiancé in tow, Little Murders has all the makings of a classic living room drama. However, as the engagement and the world outside begin to unravel, the Newquists manically engage in a forlorn fight to keep the menaces of Manhattan – at first noisy traffic and sporadic blackouts and later all out gun war – at bay. Little Murders takes a hard look at what our fear – whether of atheism or homosexuality or undiscriminating homicide – can unleash. This October, join us on the Loeb Mainstage for this modern rendition of Jules Feiffer’s 1967 dark comedy. More Details

Oberon: POOL (NO WATER) at 7:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and One Year Lease Theater Company
Oberon
Runs: 10/15 - 10/18
One Year Lease Theater Company presents pool (no water), a visceral play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy inspired by success. A famous artist invites old friends to her new home for a long awaited reunion. But the celebration comes to an abrupt end when the host suffers ahorrific accident. An almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be the group’s next work of art? This is an unflinching look at the vulnerability of friendship, the power of resentment, and a deep-seated yearning to create something truly memorable. More Details

Sunday 10/19

Two Films by Athina Rachel Tsangari at 4:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/17 - 10/19
With only two films thus far as director, Athina Rachel Tsangari (b. 1966) is recognized today as a decisive, singular and influential figure in contemporary world cinema. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Little Murders at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 10/17 - 10/25
When Patsy Newquist arrives at her parents’ Upper West Side apartment with her latest fiancé in tow, Little Murders has all the makings of a classic living room drama. However, as the engagement and the world outside begin to unravel, the Newquists manically engage in a forlorn fight to keep the menaces of Manhattan – at first noisy traffic and sporadic blackouts and later all out gun war – at bay. Little Murders takes a hard look at what our fear – whether of atheism or homosexuality or undiscriminating homicide – can unleash. This October, join us on the Loeb Mainstage for this modern rendition of Jules Feiffer’s 1967 dark comedy. More Details

Monday 10/20

The A.R.T. of Human Rights at 4:00 PM

Presented by American Repertory Theater
Various Locations
Runs: 9/9 - 11/18
A new collaboration between the American Repertory Theater & Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. More Details

The Stirring of Culture: A Conversation about the Arts, Citizenship, and the State at 6:00 PM

Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, the Cultural Agents Initiative, and the Andes Initiative at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Runs: 10/20
Panel discussion moderated by Homi Bhabha, Director, Mahindra Humanities Center. More Details

The A.R.T. of Human Rights at 7:00 PM

Presented by American Repertory Theater
Various Locations
Runs: 9/9 - 11/18
A new collaboration between the American Repertory Theater & Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. More Details

Science and Cooking Public Lecture: Ferran Adria at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
Science Center C
Runs: 10/20
“Decoding the Creative Process” Ferran Adrià (@FerranAdria), elBulli Foundation NOTE: TICKETED EVENT Tickets will be made available at the Harvard Box Office beginning at noon on Tuesday, October 14. The tickets are free—but first come, first served. More Details

Oberon: MOONBOX CABARET 2014 at 7:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and Moonbox Productions
Oberon
Runs: 10/20
A rousing evening of song and dance takes center stage in the first ever Moonbox Cabaret.  Directed by Allison Choat, music directed by Dan Rodriguez and choreographed by Rachel Bertone, the evening will feature an outstanding collection of Boston actors and musicians to perform an evening of songs of Broadway and beyond! More Details

Tuesday 10/21

REEL TIME: RE-SOUNDING WALLACE STEVENS PREMIERE OF HERETOFORE UNHEARD RECORDINGS. Opening Remarks by Prof. Helen Vendler at 6:00 PM

Presented by Woodberry Poetry Room
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Runs: 10/21
This hour-long celebratory event will feature opening remarks by Professor Helen Vendler and include the playback of the entirety of "It Must Change" and rare outtakes from Stevens' recordings of "The Auroras of Autumn" and "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven." More Details

Wednesday 10/22

RECORDING SESSION: VALZHYNA MORT at 5:00 PM

Presented by Woodberry Poetry Room
Woodberry poetry Room Lamont
Runs: 10/22
A reading of new work by Valzhyna Mort (author of Factory of Tears, co-translated by Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright and Franz Wright, and Collected Body). Sponsored by the Slavic Department, the General Education program, and the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities. More Details

The A.R.T. of Human Rights at 7:00 PM

Presented by American Repertory Theater
Various Locations
Runs: 9/9 - 11/18
A new collaboration between the American Repertory Theater & Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. More Details

Thursday 10/23

Simon Fujiwara: "Three Easy Pieces:" A Talk and Opening Reception at 6:00 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 10/23
For the opening of his solo exhibition of three multimedia installations at the Carpenter Center, Berlin-based artist Simon Fujiwara will discuss his complex installations on view that delve into issues of sexuality, gender, globalism, race and memory.   More Details

Simon Fujiwara: "Three Easy Pieces:" A Talk and Opening Reception at 6:30 PM

Presented by Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Carpenter Center
Runs: 10/23
For the opening of his solo exhibition of three multimedia installations at the Carpenter Center, Berlin-based artist Simon Fujiwara will discuss his complex installations on view that delve into issues of sexuality, gender, globalism, race and memory.   More Details

Pilobolus Workshop at 7:00 PM

Presented by Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Harvard Dance Center
Runs: 10/23
More details coming soon. More Details

Oberon: CIRQUE OF THE DEAD at 7:00 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Boston Circus Guild
Oberon
Runs: 10/23 - 10/31
Boston Circus Guild (BCG) celebrates Halloween with four nights of macabre and unsavory circus, live music and horror in Cirque of the Dead. Promising to be an intense evening of entertainment, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, juggling and two bands. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a soulful twist on some spooky standards on October 23 & 24, while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will rock out on October 30 & 31. More Details

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra / Mozart & Rachmaninoff at 7:30 PM

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/23 - 10/26
Mozart "Overture to Così Fan Tutte"; Mozart "Sinfonia Concertante" Miriam Fried, violin, Kim Kashkashian, viola; Rachmaninoff "Symphony No. 2". Benjamin Zander, conductor. More Details

Little Murders at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 10/17 - 10/25
When Patsy Newquist arrives at her parents’ Upper West Side apartment with her latest fiancé in tow, Little Murders has all the makings of a classic living room drama. However, as the engagement and the world outside begin to unravel, the Newquists manically engage in a forlorn fight to keep the menaces of Manhattan – at first noisy traffic and sporadic blackouts and later all out gun war – at bay. Little Murders takes a hard look at what our fear – whether of atheism or homosexuality or undiscriminating homicide – can unleash. This October, join us on the Loeb Mainstage for this modern rendition of Jules Feiffer’s 1967 dark comedy. More Details

Oberon: CIRQUE OF THE DEAD at 10:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Boston Circus Guild
Oberon
Runs: 10/23 - 10/31
Boston Circus Guild (BCG) celebrates Halloween with four nights of macabre and unsavory circus, live music and horror in Cirque of the Dead. Promising to be an intense evening of entertainment, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, juggling and two bands. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a soulful twist on some spooky standards on October 23 & 24, while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will rock out on October 30 & 31. More Details

Friday 10/24

film screening: AMERICAN BEATBOXER with director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow at 5:30 PM

Presented by Learning From Performers
Askwith Lecture Hall
Runs: 10/24
Documenting one of the most neglected genres of Hip Hop culture, “American Beatboxer” depicts the first ever American Beatbox Championship, held in July 2010 in Brooklyn, New York. The art of beatboxing is vocal percussion: producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice. Contestants of all races and from all over the United States competed in the 2010 Championship, with the film portraying the artistry and dedication of the eight finalists. A post-screening discussion will include director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow. Presented by Learning From Performers, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and Hiphop Archive and Research Institute. More Details

Oberon: CIRQUE OF THE DEAD at 7:00 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Boston Circus Guild
Oberon
Runs: 10/23 - 10/31
Boston Circus Guild (BCG) celebrates Halloween with four nights of macabre and unsavory circus, live music and horror in Cirque of the Dead. Promising to be an intense evening of entertainment, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, juggling and two bands. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a soulful twist on some spooky standards on October 23 & 24, while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will rock out on October 30 & 31. More Details

Martin Parr, Filmmaker at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/24 - 10/25
Famed and remarkably prolific British photographer Martin Parr (b. 1952) is celebrated as one of the great chroniclers of the contradictions and absurdities of life and leisure in the age of late capitalism. More Details

Little Murders at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 10/17 - 10/25
When Patsy Newquist arrives at her parents’ Upper West Side apartment with her latest fiancé in tow, Little Murders has all the makings of a classic living room drama. However, as the engagement and the world outside begin to unravel, the Newquists manically engage in a forlorn fight to keep the menaces of Manhattan – at first noisy traffic and sporadic blackouts and later all out gun war – at bay. Little Murders takes a hard look at what our fear – whether of atheism or homosexuality or undiscriminating homicide – can unleash. This October, join us on the Loeb Mainstage for this modern rendition of Jules Feiffer’s 1967 dark comedy. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 8:30 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Oberon: CIRQUE OF THE DEAD at 10:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Boston Circus Guild
Oberon
Runs: 10/23 - 10/31
Boston Circus Guild (BCG) celebrates Halloween with four nights of macabre and unsavory circus, live music and horror in Cirque of the Dead. Promising to be an intense evening of entertainment, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, juggling and two bands. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a soulful twist on some spooky standards on October 23 & 24, while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will rock out on October 30 & 31. More Details

Saturday 10/25

Beatboxing workshop with CHESNEY SNOW at 2:00 PM

Presented by Learning From Performers
Hiphop Archive and Research Institute, Hutchins Center
Runs: 10/25
Experience the history and art of beatboxing, or vocal percussion—producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice—at this workshop and “beatboxing battle” led by Chesney Snow, an award-winning actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter, co-sponsored by Harvard’s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute. Space is limited; RSVP to Deena Anderson, dmanders@fas.harvard.edu Snow is executive producer of the documentary “American Beatboxer,” which will be screened at Askwith Lecture Hall at the Graduate School of Education on Friday, October 24, at 5:30 pm; admission is free (RSVPs are not required). More Details

Martin Parr, Filmmaker at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/24 - 10/25
Famed and remarkably prolific British photographer Martin Parr (b. 1952) is celebrated as one of the great chroniclers of the contradictions and absurdities of life and leisure in the age of late capitalism. More Details

Little Murders at 7:30 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Loeb Drama Center Main Stage
Runs: 10/17 - 10/25
When Patsy Newquist arrives at her parents’ Upper West Side apartment with her latest fiancé in tow, Little Murders has all the makings of a classic living room drama. However, as the engagement and the world outside begin to unravel, the Newquists manically engage in a forlorn fight to keep the menaces of Manhattan – at first noisy traffic and sporadic blackouts and later all out gun war – at bay. Little Murders takes a hard look at what our fear – whether of atheism or homosexuality or undiscriminating homicide – can unleash. This October, join us on the Loeb Mainstage for this modern rendition of Jules Feiffer’s 1967 dark comedy. More Details

Debo Band at 8:00 PM

Presented by Music Department
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/25
Debo Band is a 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. More Details

Sunday 10/26

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra / Mozart & Rachmaninoff at 3:00 PM

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/23 - 10/26
Mozart "Overture to Così Fan Tutte"; Mozart "Sinfonia Concertante" Miriam Fried, violin, Kim Kashkashian, viola; Rachmaninoff "Symphony No. 2". Benjamin Zander, conductor. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 4:30 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Boston Chamber Music Society / Beethoven, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky at 7:30 PM

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/26
Beethoven - Serenade for String Trio in D major, Op. 8 Schumann - Fantasiestücke for Viola and Piano, Op. 73 Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 More Details

Monday 10/27

Hearts and Minds' 40th Anniversary at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/24 - 10/25
No one doubts that our first lost war changed attitudes toward our own country and its leadership. Even before the war had quite ended, we turtled into ourselves and unprecedentedly drove out the last president, in midterm, who had led us to defeat. The book No More Vietnams was written, tellingly, not by Marcus Raskin or Noam Chomsky but by Richard Nixon. More Details

Oberon: THE MOTH at 8:00 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Moth StorySLAM
Oberon
Runs: 10/27 - 11/25
The Moth is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's posted theme. The brave of heart, or those with stories they're aching to tell, prepare personal, true tales. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage for five minutes. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. After the ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championships. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show! More Details

Wednesday 10/29

Department of English: Graduate Drama Colloquium at 5:00 PM

Presented by English and American Literature and Language
Barker Center
Runs: 9/10 - 11/12
This interdisciplinary workshop sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center offers an opportunity to develop research in dramatic literature, dramatic criticism and theory, theater history, theater practice, and performance studies. Biweekly meetings consist of textual discussions, graduate student presentations, and faculty lectures. Students from all departments welcome. More Details

Thursday 10/30

master class with pianist JONATHAN BISS at 4:00 PM

Presented by Learning From Performers
Kirkland JCR
Runs: 10/30
A pianist the New Yorker has described as “playing with unerring sophistication,” Jonathan Bliss will lead a master class for undergraduate musicians. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). Presented in association with the Harvard Piano Society. More Details

Francesca Harper: Master Class at 7:00 PM

Presented by Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Harvard Dance Center
Runs: 10/30
Francesca Harper is a choreographer/singer/video artist, a 2012 Living History Awardee, founder of The Francesca Harper Project, Broadway performer, and former dancer with Dance Theater of Harlem and principal dancer in William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet. Ms. Harper will teach an improv master class. Participants: Prior dance experience required, free, open class. Observers: Free and open to the public. Pre-registration by participants is required. All Dance Program master classes are open to participants 18 years of age and older. Register online: http://form.jotform.us/form/32315890439155 More Details

Oberon: CIRQUE OF THE DEAD at 7:00 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Boston Circus Guild
Oberon
Runs: 10/23 - 10/31
Boston Circus Guild (BCG) celebrates Halloween with four nights of macabre and unsavory circus, live music and horror in Cirque of the Dead. Promising to be an intense evening of entertainment, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, juggling and two bands. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a soulful twist on some spooky standards on October 23 & 24, while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will rock out on October 30 & 31. More Details

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn at 8:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/30
Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music that is unique yet familiar in texture. More Details

The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 10/30 - 11/9
The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria More Details

Oberon: CIRQUE OF THE DEAD at 10:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Boston Circus Guild
Oberon
Runs: 10/23 - 10/31
Boston Circus Guild (BCG) celebrates Halloween with four nights of macabre and unsavory circus, live music and horror in Cirque of the Dead. Promising to be an intense evening of entertainment, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, juggling and two bands. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a soulful twist on some spooky standards on October 23 & 24, while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will rock out on October 30 & 31. More Details

Friday 10/31

AIE Works: Artwork and Documentation from the Arts in Education Program at 9:00 AM

Presented by Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Gutman Library, Appian Way
Runs: 10/2 - 10/31
Artwork and documentation from the 2014-2015 Arts in Education cohort will be displayed on the 1st floor of Gutman Library for the month of October. Stop by to meet the artists and see several live performances on the evening of Friday, October 3rd. More Details

Oberon: CIRQUE OF THE DEAD at 7:00 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Boston Circus Guild
Oberon
Runs: 10/23 - 10/31
Boston Circus Guild (BCG) celebrates Halloween with four nights of macabre and unsavory circus, live music and horror in Cirque of the Dead. Promising to be an intense evening of entertainment, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, juggling and two bands. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a soulful twist on some spooky standards on October 23 & 24, while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will rock out on October 30 & 31. More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 7:00 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 10/30 - 11/9
The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria More Details

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at 9:30 PM

Presented by Harvard Film Archive
Harvard Film Archive
Runs: 10/3 - 11/2
For three decades, Hou’s work has explored an extraordinary range of artistic propositions: the interactions between individual and collective history, the relationship between China and Taiwan, the link between Time and Space, and the loss of reference points in a world driven by ultra-fast capitalist development, lack of democracy, submission to standardized ways of life, globalization, and new technology. More Details

Oberon: CIRQUE OF THE DEAD at 10:30 PM

Presented by OBERON and The Boston Circus Guild
Oberon
Runs: 10/23 - 10/31
Boston Circus Guild (BCG) celebrates Halloween with four nights of macabre and unsavory circus, live music and horror in Cirque of the Dead. Promising to be an intense evening of entertainment, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, juggling and two bands. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a soulful twist on some spooky standards on October 23 & 24, while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will rock out on October 30 & 31. More Details

Saturday 11/01

The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria at 2:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 10/30 - 11/9
The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria More Details

The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria at 8:00 PM

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Agassiz Theatre
Runs: 10/30 - 11/9
The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria More Details