Events Calendar

Arts at Harvard

Wednesday 8/27

Office for the Arts OPEN HOUSE at 10:00 AM

Presented by Office for the Arts
Office for the Arts at Harvard
Runs: 8/27
Office for the Arts OPEN HOUSE! Free T-Shirts! Learn how to get involved in the Arts at Harvard! More Details

Saturday 8/30

LMAO Festival 2014 at 8:00 PM

Presented by Three Letter Acronym, Immediate Gratification, and On Harvard Time
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 8/30
LMAO. Come see the best of Harvard College comedy! Stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy, all in one place as six groups take the stage for a smorgasbord of laughs. Sponsored by: Three Letter Acronym, Immediate Gratification Players, On Harvard Time. More Details

Sunday 8/31

Love Story at 8:00 PM

Presented by The Crimson Key Society & Freshman Deans Office
Science Center B
Runs: 8/31
LOVE STORY. Watch the Oscar-winning portrayal of the ultimate romance between a Harvard hockey player and a Radcliffe musician who fall in love. Provided with Crimson Key’s own live and witty commentary. This traditional Opening Days event reminds us all not to take Harvard too seriously! $5 tickets can be purchased at the door or during brunch at Annenberg. Proceeds benefit Crimson Key Society. More Details

Dance Jam 2014 at 8:00 PM

Presented by Office of Student Life & City Step
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 9/1
A showcase of dance at Harvard College. Bring your friends to see performances from a variety of student dance groups and dance styles—from ballet to hiphop, from ballroom to South Asian dance! Sponsored by: CityStep, featuring over 10dance organizations. Lowell Lecture Hall, More Details

Love Story at 10:00 PM

Presented by The Crimson Key Society & Freshman Deans Office
Science Center B
Runs: 8/31
LOVE STORY. Watch the Oscar-winning portrayal of the ultimate romance between a Harvard hockey player and a Radcliffe musician who fall in love. Provided with Crimson Key’s own live and witty commentary. This traditional Opening Days event reminds us all not to take Harvard too seriously! $5 tickets can be purchased at the door or during brunch at Annenberg. Proceeds benefit Crimson Key Society. More Details

Monday 9/01

The Freshman Talent Show at 8:00 PM

Presented by Crimson Key Society
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/1
Freshman Talent Show More Details

Friday 9/05

Harvard Underground at 8:00 PM

Presented by THUD, Harvard College Rap Collective, KeyChange, and Passus
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 9/5
Harvard Underground More Details

Saturday 9/06

Freshman a cappella jam at 8:00 PM

Presented by Crimson Key Society and Freshman Deans Office
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/6
Freshman a cappella jam More Details

Sunday 9/14

Under Milk Wood: A Centennial Celebration at 7:00 PM

Presented by Poet's Theatre, Inc.
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/14
A star-studded concert performance of Dylan Thomas’ immortal piece about the inhabitants of the tiny Welsh fishing village of Llareggub: Hilarious, moving, and utterly unforgettable. Starring Cherry Jones, Christopher Lydon, Karen MacDonald, Alvin Epstein, Erica Funkhouser, Lloyd Schwartz and others. More Details

Thursday 9/18

The 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at 6:00 PM

Presented by Annals of Improbable Research
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/18
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then makes them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology. More Details

Friday 9/19

An Evening With Champions at 8:00 PM

Presented by An Evening With Champions
Bright Hockey Center
Runs: 9/19 - 9/20
The 44th annual An Evening with Champions will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The shows, held at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center at 79 North Harvard Street in Allston, will feature world-class skaters performing everything from triple axels to layback spins to support the Jimmy Fund. A silent auction will begin 30 minutes before each show. Skaters TBA. More Details

Saturday 9/20

An Evening With Champions at 7:00 PM

Presented by An Evening With Champions
Bright Hockey Center
Runs: 9/19 - 9/20
The 44th annual An Evening with Champions will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The shows, held at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center at 79 North Harvard Street in Allston, will feature world-class skaters performing everything from triple axels to layback spins to support the Jimmy Fund. A silent auction will begin 30 minutes before each show. Skaters TBA. More Details

Legends of India: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee at 7:00 PM

Presented by by Shahid Parvez Khan Academy, Learnquest Academy, and The Harvard South Asia Institute
Paine Hall
Runs: 9/20
Ustad Shadhid Parvez Khan and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee Title: Legends of India More Details

Sunday 9/21

Rhiannon Giddens: RESCHEDULED, Date to be Determined at 7:30 PM

Presented by World Music / CRASHarts
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/21
Currently not on sale. Rescheduled, Date to be Determined. While Rhiannon Giddens continues to shine with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which she cofounded in 2005, she still finds time to take on thrilling special projects and solo appearances. For this special concert, she'll be performing with members of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and a wonderful group of special guest musicians to be announced. More Details

Monday 9/22

"20" Questions: William Deresiewicz on Excellent Sheep at 6:00 PM

Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
Paine Hall
Runs: 9/22
William Deresiewicz on his new book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. More Details

Tuesday 9/23

Master Class: How to Read a Russian Poem: Osip Mandelstam, "Armed with the Eye of the Arrowing Wasp" at 4:00 PM

Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
Barker Center
Runs: 9/23
Featured Speaker: Stephanie Sandler, Ernest E. Monrad Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University More Details

Friday 9/26

master class with actor/vocalist CAROLEE CARMELLO at 3:00 PM

Presented by Learning From Performers
Farkas Hall - Studio
Runs: 9/26
Currently playing the role of Mrs. du Maurier in the new musical “Finding Neverland” at the American Repertory Theater, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Carolee Carmello will lead a master class for undergraduate singers. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). This event is presented in collaboration with American Repertory Theater. More Details

BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet at 8:00 PM

Presented by Music Department
Paine Hall
Runs: 9/26
Blodgett Artists-in-Residence The Parker Quartet Haydn String Quartet in D Major, Op.76 No.5 Dutilleux Ainsi la nuit Dvorák String Quartet in A Flat Major, Op.105 More Details

Friday 10/03

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

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

Sunday 10/12

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

Friday 10/17

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

Thursday 10/23

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

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 and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. More Details

Saturday 10/25

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

Thursday 10/30

master class with pianist JONATHAN BISS at 3:00 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

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

Sunday 11/02

BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet at 3:00 PM

Presented by Music Department
Paine Hall
Runs: 11/2
Blodgett Artists-in-Residence The Parker Quartet Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 in F Major, Op.92 Kurtág Six moments musicaux, Op.44 Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, D.810 “Death and the Maiden” More Details

Sunday 11/09

Boston Conservatory Orchestra / Danielpour, Mozart, Verdi, and Gershwin/Bennett at 2:00 PM

Presented by Boston Conservatory
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/9
The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs DANIELPOUR: The Awakening Heart; MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor, K.466—featuring Ya-Fei Chuang, piano; VERDI: "Prelude" to Act I of La Traviata; and GERSHWIN/BENNETT: Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture. Bruce Hangen, conductor. More Details

Thursday 11/13

Rosanne Cash at 8:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/13
Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash celebrates her acclaimed new album, The River & the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. More Details

Thursday 11/20

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra / Sibelius & Brahms at 7:30 PM

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/20 - 11/23
Sibelius "Finlandia"; Sibelius "The Swan of Tuonela", Peggy Pearson, english horn; Sibelius "Symphony No. 7 "; Brahms "Piano Concerto No. 2", HaeSun Paik, piano. Benjamin Zander, conductor. More Details

Sunday 11/23

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra / Sibelius & Brahms at 3:00 PM

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/20 - 11/23
Sibelius "Finlandia"; Sibelius "The Swan of Tuonela", Peggy Pearson, english horn; Sibelius "Symphony No. 7 "; Brahms "Piano Concerto No. 2", HaeSun Paik, piano. Benjamin Zander, conductor. More Details

Saturday 11/29

Capitol Steps - How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying at 5:00 PM

Presented by MTA LLC
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/29
Political satire More Details

Capitol Steps - How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying at 8:00 PM

Presented by MTA LLC
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/29
Political satire More Details

Friday 12/12

The Christmas Revels 2014 at 7:30 PM

Presented by Revels Inc.
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 12/12 - 12/28
A Victorian Celebration of the Winter Solstice. Directed by Patrick Swanson. George Emlen, Music Director More Details