by Alicia Anstead

OK, kids, it's contest time! The question is: Who is the greenest man at Harvard today, Friday, Nov. 13? If you can figure out the answer (hint: scroll down to a recent blog entry) and if you stop by the Office for the Arts, 74 Mt. Auburn Street, by 4 p.m. today Friday the 13th (or as we like to think of it: your lucky day) and answer the question correctly, then we have prizes for you! And you know the definition of prizes: FREE GIFTS! Tickets to saxophonist Fred Ho's concert on Saturday night (save $8!), CDs by Fred Ho (save more than $8!), and Harvard University Band mugs and glasses teeming with candy (priceless!). (OK, it's leftover Halloween candy, but that stuff doesn't go bad.)

The first 10 people who stop by OFA, walk up to our man Tyler at the front desk and say the magic words get first choice of the prizes. And frankly, if you can't figure out the answer and show up clueless, we might reward you just for being successful at living under a rock. (And no, the answer isn't "Kermit the Frog.")

If you show up too late for free stuff, no prob. We have a plan for latecomers, too! There will still be time for you to celebrate Fred Ho as Harvard Arts Medalist, 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at New College Theater. Also free. But very very rich. He'll be introduced by Dean Evelynn Hammonds and interviewed by WGBH superstar Callie Crossley. (I saw Crossley interview Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. onstage last night at Sanders, and she's seriously good.) Plus Fred Ho can zoom on the sax, which we're told he will. So that's free, too.

Anyway, don't keep Tyler waiting. C'mon over. Be a winner! And just in case you need it, here's another hint: Ho, Ho, Ho. (Except Santa isn't on campus today.)

  • Fred Ho will be honored as Harvard Arts Medalist, 5 p.m. Friday Nov. 13 at the New College Theater. Tickets available at the door.
  • Fred Ho will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Lowell Hall. Tickets $8-10. FMI: http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/cal/details.php?ID=40540
  • Tyler will be at the Office for the Arts, 74 Mt Auburn St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to give out 10 free gifts to any student who walks up to him and says, "Fred Ho." We really like Tyler, and we want him to be happy. So please, don't make him eat all that Halloween candy.

[Caption: Imagine this filled with candy. Then imagine it filled with soda. (OK, OK...beer.) Let the dream lead you to OFA for the Green Man Contest today only! ]