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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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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.

Ticket Prices: Eliot House Residents Only: $60.00

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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.

Ticket Prices: Event is free. Tickets Required. Limit of 4 tickets per person . Tickets valid until 4:15PM. Available by phone and internet for a fee. Call 617-496-2222 or reserve on line at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu Tickets will also be available at Sanders Theater starting at 2 p.m. on the day of the event

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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.
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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
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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.”
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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)


Ticket Prices: Full Price: $50, $35, $20. WGBH & Classical New England members: $3 Off ; Student Rush: $5, Cash only, available 90 minutes prior to the concert, based on availability, one ticket per ID.
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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.”
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Saturday 5/09

Jad Abumrad at 8:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 5/9
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.

Ticket Prices: $60, $50, $40. Obstructed view $30. Student Rush: $20 Cash only, limit of 2 per ID, at the Sanders Theatre Box Office day of show starting 90 minutes prior to show time, subject to availability.
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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.”
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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.
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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.

Ticket Prices: $55, $45, $40. Obstructed view $30. Student Rush: $20 Cash only, limit of 2 per ID, at the Sanders Theatre Box Office day of show starting 90 minutes prior to show time, subject to availability.
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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

Ticket Prices: Full Price: $73, $58, $38,$18 Students: $10 ticket in $38 or $18 sections only, Seniors: 10% off all prices WGBH and Harvard Outings & Innings Discounts with promo code
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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

Ticket Prices: Full Price: $56, $45, $34, $23 Students: $8; Seniors & WGBH members: $4 Off; Harvard Outings & Innings: $6 Off; Student Rush: $5 (cash only, available 90 minutes prior to concert, based on availability, no $56 seats).
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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.


Ticket Prices: Admission is free. Ticket Required. Harvard ID only. Tickets only available in person at the Harvard Box Office located at 1350 Mass Ave. Cambridge.

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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
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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.

Ticket Prices: Regular: $15.00

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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. 
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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.
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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

Ticket Prices: Full Price: $30.00; $25.00; Students and Seniors: $5 off, BYSO Alumni: $5 off * Note, No Children under age 5 will be admitted
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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
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. 
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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
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. 
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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
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. 
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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.
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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.
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