* Classical *
Boston Symphony Orchestra. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. The BSO, Conducted by Seiji Ozawa, presents the world premiere of MIT Professor John Harbison's Cello Concerto, featuring soloist Yo-Yo Ma. Harbison, winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for musical composition, is a Class of 1949 Professor at MIT. This work was commissioned by a donation made by Lee Martin '42 and his wife, Geraldine. Also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 32 and Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (Josef Suk, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello). April 8, 1:30 p.m.; April 9 & 12, 8 p.m. Admission: April 9, $21.40-$57; April 8 & 12, $20-$54. Information: 266-1492.
Longy School of Music. Edward Pickman Concert Hall, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. Information: 876-0956.
The New York Camerata. Charles Forbes, cello; Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Eleanor Clark, soprano; Meg Bachman Vas, piano; and Diane Bruce, violin. Program: Beethoven, Eleanor Cory, Michael White, George Crumb. April 8, 8 p.m. Admission: $12.
Longy Young Performers Chamber Orchestra. Swiss Tour Send-Off Concert; Jeffrey Rink, conductor. Program: Rossini, Herman Weiss, Mendelssohn, Martin. April 9, 8 p.m. Free.
Sundays at Seven Series. Lucia Lin, violin; Sergey Schepkin, piano. Program: Berstein, Bach, Beethoven. April 10, 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $5.
The Generations V. Students and faculty from Longy's String Department. Program: popular music for strings, selections from musicals. April 11, 8 p.m. Free.
Master of Music Recital. Cristi Catt, soprano; Sandra Morales-Ramirez and Nancy Meyer, voices; Ruth McKay, fortepiano and harpsichord; Jonathan Talbott, viele. Program: Mozart, Purcell, de la Halle, de Meaux, Portuguese songs, etc. April 12, 8 p.m. Free.
Boston Conservatory. Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St., Boston. Benjamin Britten's comic opera Albert Herring is directed by Cecelia Schieve and Patricia Weinmann; conducted by Michael Strauss. April 8-9, 8 p.m. Admission: $10, $7 for students/seniors; tickets and reservations available through box office, 536-3063. Information: 536-6340.
Bank of Boston Celebrity Series. New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. April 8, 8 p.m.: Joshua Bell, violin. April 10, 3 p.m.: Guarneri String Quartet (Arnold Steinhardt and John Dalley, violins; Michael Tree, viola; and David Soyer, cello). Admission: $25-$27, available through CelebrityCharge at 482-6661, or the Jordan Hall box office at 536-2412.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Young Artists Showcase. 280 The Fenway, Boston. New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Frank Battisti, director. April 9, 1:30 p.m. Admission (in addition to museum admission-see "Museums"): $4, $2 for members/students/seniors. Information: 734-1359.
Alea III's Millenium Project. Boston University, Tsai Performing Arts Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. A discussion, followed by a performance, ensemble pieces from the period 1930-1940. April 9, 6 p.m. (discussion) and 8 p.m. (performance). Information: 353-3340.
Boston Cecilia. New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. Boston Cecilia Chorus, Orchestra and Soloists Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano; David Arnold, baritone; and Bruce Fithian, tenor. Program; Scott Wheeler's The Angle of the Sun (world premiere); Benjamin Britten's Cantata Misericordium and Prelude and Fugue. April 9, 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$27; discounts for students and seniors. Tickets available at Bostix, the Jordan Hall box office and through the Boston Cecilia at 232-4540.
Harvard University. Sanders Theatre, Cambridge. From Contemporary Music Series at Harvard, featuring the voices of the London Sinfonietta and the Rascher Saxophone Quartet. April 9, 8 p.m. Information: 496-6013.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 280 The Fenway, Boston. Sunday Concert Series: Musicians from Marlboro. April 10, 1:30 p.m. Admission (in addition to museum admission-see "Museums"): $4, $2 for members/students/seniors. Information: 734-1359.
Museum of Fine Arts. 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. John Gibbons, member of the renowned Boston Trio, will perform Bach's Goldberg Variations on harpsichord. April 10, 3 p.m. Admission: $17; $14 for MFA members/students/seniors. Information: 267-9300 ext. 300.
All Newton Music School. 321 Chestnut St., West Newton. Benefit Concert for ANMS Arturo Delmoni, violin; and David Burgess, guitar. Works by Handel, Giuliani, Leisner, Paganini, and Kreisler. April 10, 4 p.m. Admission $15; $10 for students/seniors. Information: 527-4553.
MIT Chamber Music Society. Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Dr., Cambridge. Dianne Ahmann G, clarinet; Jin S. Choi '93, violin; Adrian Childs '94, piano. Program: John Harbison, Variations (1982), Bartok, Contrasts; and Stravinsky, Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat. April 11, noon. Information: 253-9800.
Advanced Music Performance. Wellesley College Chapel, Wellesley. Chris Adler, organ. Works of Sweelinck, Bruhns, Lübeck, Böhm, Buxtehude. April 11, 8:15 p.m. Information: 253-9800.
Advanced Music Performance. Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Dr., Cambridge. Student Recital Series. Elaine Chew, piano. Works of Bach, Ravel, and Messiaen. April 13, noon. Information: 253-9800.
Yamada-ryu Sokyoku. Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Dr., Cambridge. A concert of classical Japanese Chamber Music: Koto, Shamisen, and Shakuhachi with Cathleen Ayakano Read, Hisako Gleason, Tomoko Graham, and David Duncavage. April 13, 7:30 p.m. Information: 253-9800.
Boston Conservatory. Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. Women's Choir: works by Faure, Brahms, Rorem, Irving Fine, and Pablo Casals. April 13, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-3063.
MIT Chapel Series. MIT Chapel, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. New England Conservatory Honors String Quartet. April 14, noon. Information: 253-9800.
* Jazz *
MIT Faculty Concert. Kresge Auditorium, 84 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. Mark Harvey, founder of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, will perform his new work with the improvisational group, entitled Scamarama Suite: A Tone Parallel to Iran Contra. April 8, 8 p.m. Information: 253-2826.
* Popular *
Los Pleneros de la 23. Kresge Auditorium, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. A group of Puerto Rican community musicians, dedicated to the preservation and performance of the bomba and the plena, the only African-derived music and dance forms of Puerto Rico. Discussion: April 8, 10 a.m. Free admission, Information: 253-4003. Performance: April 9, 8 p.m. Admission: $15, $10 students/seniors/Villa Victoria residents/children under 12. Information: 262-1342.
Sounds of Concord: Barbershop Chorus. Galvin Junior High School, 525 Main St., Wakefield. Eight-time Northeastern District Chorus Champion Sounds of Concord performs with two-time International Chorus Champion Alexandria Harmonizers, with guests. April 9, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets and information: 244-4655.
MIT/Wellesley Toons. Killian Hall. Co-ed (naked?) a capella. April 9, 8 p.m.
Safam In Concert: Rockin' on the Bima. Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline. Boston's own internationally acclaimed Jewish rock group will delve into rock and roll, pop, folk, latin, and reggae. April 9, 8:30 p.m. Admission: $14 (in advance through synagogue), $15 at door; $8 for children under 16. Tickets and Information: 277-6610.
MIT Japan Program. 77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 1-390. April 8-Two films by Akira Kurosawa: The Hidden Fortress (1958), 7 p.m.; The Bad Sleep Well (1960), 9:30 p.m. Information: 253-2839.
Boston University World Fair '94. Boston University, George Sherman Union, Conference Auditorium, Second Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.
Canada: Yesterday and Today. April 8: two short films, Ikwe and The Wake. Fri., 7 p.m. Sponsored by the BU Canadian Collegiate Society.
Asian Silver Screen. April 10: Rapid Fire (1992). Action thriller with Brandon Lee. Sun., 1 p.m. Admission: $2, $1 for members of BU Asian Student Union.
India Club Presentation. April 13: Salaam Bombay! Internationally-acclaimed film about a street-orphan's struggles in India. Wed., 7 p.m. Sponsored by the BU India Club.
Boston University World Fair '94. Boston University, Stone Building, Room B-50, 675 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Asian Silver Screen. April 14: Come See the Paradise (1990). Romance among the turmoil of the Japanese internment camps in the U.S. during WWII. Thurs., 7 p.m. Sponsored by the BU Asian Students Union.
French Library and Cultural Center, Cine Club. 53 Marlborough St., Boston. April 8-10: La Bete Humaine (directed by Jean Renoir, 1938). A psychological drama of revenge, murder and conscience. Fri.-Sun., 8 p.m. Admission: $5; $4 for members. Information: 266-4351.
Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge.
April 8-24: Savage Nights (directed by Cyril Collard, 1992). An unflinching portrait of reckless youth in the age of AIDS amidst underground Paris in the mid-1980s. Fri.-Sun., Tues.-Thurs. (2:40, 5, 7:30, and 10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. matinees 12:15 p.m.). Admission: $6 (Fri.-Sun.), $5.50 weekdays; $4 for Brattle members; $3 for seniors/children under 12.
April 11: Neo-Noir films. China Moon (directed by John Bailey, 1994), 6 p.m.; Street of No Return (directed by Sam Fuller, 1989), 8:30 p.m. Both directors will be on hand to introduce their films. Admission: $10; $9 for Brattle members/students/seniors.
Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.
April 9: As You Like It (directed by Christine Edzard, 1992). A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy. Sat., 3 p.m. Admission: $6.50; $5.50 for MFA members/students/seniors. Information: 267-9300.
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline.
April 9: True Romance (directed by Quentin Tarantino, 1993), 6 p.m. An action-comedy, dubbed by one critic as "a Bonnie and Clyde for the 90s." Also, Reservoir Dogs (directed by Quentin Tarantino, 1992), midnight. Tarantino's breakthrough debut about fear, paranoia, and bloodshed among thieves; with Harvey Keitel and Michael Madsen. Tarantino will be on hand to introduce both films. Admission: $6; $5 for Coolidge members, students, seniors, and children under 12. Information: 734-2501.
* Opening *
"Kiss Me, Kate" Next House First Floor Lounge. Presented by Next Act '94. April 7-9, 8 p.m. Information: call Anuja (225-8792) or Melissa (225-8986).
"Krazy Kat" Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., South End, Boston. Beau Jest Moving Theatre's original adaptation of the existential comic strip. April 7-30 (Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m.). Admission: $5.25-$15.25. Information: 437-0657.
"Emily" and "Sarah" Massachusetts College of Art, Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston. Actress/playwright Connie Clark portrays two different women in her solo plays, Emily Dickinson and Sarah Bernhardt. Emily will be shown April 8, 8 p.m.; Sarah will be shown April 9, 8 p.m., and April 10, 3 p.m. Admission: $10; $6 for students/seniors. Information: 232-1555 ext. 355.
"Little Shop of Horrors" Kresge Little Theater, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. MIT Musical Theater Guild production of the musical about a blood-thirsty plant, by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. April 8-9, April 14-16, 8 p.m.; April 10, 2 p.m. Admission: $9, $8 MIT community, $6 for students with ID. Information: 253-6294.
Emerson College. 69 Brimmer St., Boston. Tickets and information: 578-8785.
"Death in Winter" At Studio Theatre. Christina Iovita's award-winning play about the seeming death of Communism in Romania after the execution of its President, Nicolai Ceausescu. April 13-16 (Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m.). Admission: $8, $5 for students.
One-Acts: "A Squabble in a World without Passion" and "Thursday" At Loft Theatre. Both scripted by Emerson playwrights Tom Epstein and Sean Graney. April 13-16 (Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m.). Admission: $8, $5 for students.
"City of Angels" Emerson College Musical Theatre. Winner of six Tony Awards, with songs by Cy Coleman and David Zippel and writing by Larry Gelbart (TV's M*A*S*H). Cited by many critics as best new musical of 1989-90, its comic turns explore the seamy sides of 1940s Hollywood. April 13-16 (Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m.). Admission: $10-$15, $7 for students.
"The Gondoliers (of The King of Barataria)" Stratton Student Center, La Sala de Puerto Rico, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players production. April 13-17, 8 p.m.; April 16 & 18, 2 p.m. Admission: $9, $8 MIT community/alumni, $7 students, $6 MIT/Wellesley students. Information: 253-0190.
"Terminal Bar" Kresge Auditorium, Rehearsal Room B, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. MIT Theater Workshop production of a play by Paul Selig, directed by Andrew Kraft '95. April 14-16, 8 p.m. Information: 253-2877.
"Castro's Child" Institute of Contemporary Art Theater, 955 Boylston St., Boston. The Theater Offensive presents Enrique Oliver in the world premiere of his comic melodrama. Part of ¡Spic Out!, a continuing series on Hispanic Gay and Lesbian theater. April 14-16 (Thurs. and Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Admission: $12 at door, $10 advance purchase. Information: 542-4214.
* Continuing *
"My Astonishing Self" The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Copley Square, Boston. One-man show, with Donal Donnelly offering a portrayal of George Bernard Shaw. Through April 17 (Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 5, 8:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.). Admission: $17 to $26, depending on the day; group, senior, and student discounts available. Information (tickets): 437-7172.
"Bang the Drum Slowly" Huntington Theatre Company, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. A humorous and moving story set in 1956, concerning the struggles of the New York Mammoths, a fictional baseball team, and their goal to reach the World Series. Through April 10 (Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.; matinees Sat. and Sun. 2 p.m.). Admission: $18-$38; seniors/students $5 off; $10 student rush, day-of-show; group discounts available. Information (tickets): Huntington Box Office, 266-0800; Ticketmaster, 931-ARTS.
American Repertory Theatre. Information: 547-8300.
"Doctor Faustus" Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. Tale of a renowned scholar who, believing that he has reached the limits of human learning, makes a bargain with the devil to sell his soul for enlightenment and power. April 8, 7:30 p.m.; April 9-10, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. Admission: $10, $8 for ART subscribers, $5 for students and seniors.
"The America Play" Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. A creative meditation on the character of Abraham Lincoln and his impact on black people throughout the century following emancipation. Through April 10. Admission: $18-$36.
"Death and the Maiden" New Repertory Theatre, 54 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands (located one block from the Newton Highlands stop on the the Green Line "D" Riverside train). A political and psychological thriller, about a woman trying to escape the atrocities of her past, that challenges beliefs about truth and justice. Through April 10 (Wed. 2, 8 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 5, 8:30 p.m.; Sun. 3, 7:30 p.m.)Admission: $14-$23; seniors/students $2 off. Information (tickets): 332-1646
"Bare Essentials" The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Free-form improvisational show, with actress-dancer-comedienne Daena Giardella playing several characters who are trying to cope within the urban jungle. Through April 30 (Fri.-Sun., 8 p.m.). Admission: $15; group, student, senior discounts available. Information: 497-7070.
Boston Ballet, 19 Clarendon St., Boston. "The Balanchine Tribute" A program of three works by America's great choreographer, George Balanchine, featuring Mozartiana, Serenade, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. Through April 10 at Boston Ballet, 19 Clarendon St., Boston. Admission: $12-$58 for Thursday-Saturday evenings, otherwise $12-$54. Student rush tickets available one hour prior to curtain for $12. Information: 695-6950.
U.S. Improvisational Theatre League. Competitive improvisational theatre, in which two teams of performers try to out-act each other with scenes created on-the-spot over three periods. The audience decides the outcome. Continuing on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. alternately at the Boston Baked Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville (April 14 & 28; $10) and the Back Alley Theatre, 1253 Cambridge St., Cambridge (April 21; $7). Student discount: half price all single price tickets for all shows. Information: 864-1344.
An Evening with Ben Okri. MIT Room 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Reading and discussion with the Nigerian novelist whose novels include Flowers and Shadows, The Landscapes Within, Incidents at the Shrine, Stars of the New Curfew, and the recently-published Songs of Enchantment. The Famished Road, about a young boy in an impoverished town in Africa, won the Booker Prize for 1991. April 11, 8 p.m. Information: 253-7894.
Eye of the Beholder Lecture Series. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, Boston. Textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen will speak about the museum's textile collection and the use of textiles to create the general ambiance of the museum. April 14, 6:30 p.m. Admission: $7, $5 for members/students/seniors. Reservations recommended: call 566-1401 and press 8.
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.:
Holography: Artists and Inventors-The Museum of Holography Moves to MIT.
In 1993, the MIT Museum acquired the complete holdings of the Museum of Holography in New York-the largest and most comprehensive collection of holography in the world. The show will explore the history of holography as well as technical and artistic applications. Created by renowned holographers Professor Stephen Benton, head of MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences, and Betsy Connors, a former fellow with the MIT Center for Advances Visual Studies, graduate of and former instructor with the MIT Media Lab's Spatial Imaging Group. This exhibition will be ongoing.
Thomas Jefferson and the Design of Monticello
The MIT Museum celebrates the 250th anniversary of Jefferson's birth with an unprecedented exhibition documenting the design evolution of Monticello.
Through April 24.
Crazy After Calculus: Humor at MIT. The history of MIT "hacks."
Doc Edgerton: Stopping Time. Photographs, instruments and memorabilia documenting the invention and use of the strobe light by the late Harold E. Edgerton ScD '27.
Light Sculptures by Bill Parker '74. Vivid interactive light sculptures, each with its own personality and set of moods.
Math in 3D: Geometric Sculptures by Morton G. Bradley Jr. Colorful revolving sculptures based on mathematical formulae.
MathSpace. Hands-on exploration of geometry is the theme as visitors tinker with math playthings.
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Optical Alchemy. Full-color fluorescent photographs of corals and anemones by Charles H. Mazel SM '76, a research engineer in the Department of Ocean Engineering, taken at night during underwater dives. Matched pairs of images offer a comparison between the subject under "normal" reflected-light photography and under illumination with ultraviolet light. (Ongoing)
Hart Nautical Gallery, 55 Massachusetts Ave.:
Course 13, 1893-1993: From Naval Architecture to Ocean Engineering. Exhibition includes historic photos, models, and computer graphics, and highlights a sampling of current research including that performed by the department for the successful America's Cup campaign of Bill Koch '62 with America3. (Ongoing)
Permanent Exhibition of Ship Models. Models which illustrate the evolution of ship design from the 16th century through the 20th century. (Ongoing)
Drawings and Paintings. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton CentreMain Hall. Information: 552-7145.
Drawings by Alice Briggs. April 2-28.
Paintings by Rita & George Guzzi. April 2-28; Reception held April 11, 7:30-9 p.m.
Bromfield Gallery, 107 South St., Boston.
Objects for Play and Contemplation. Ceramic sculpture by Debra Giller.
Last SupperEtchings. By Tom Hall.
Two Red Rocks and Other Paintings. By Wendy Prellwitz.
April 5-30 (Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat., 11-5). Receptions held for all three exhibits on Saturday, April 7, 4-7 p.m. Information: 251-3605.
Art Exhibit: "A Triangle of Abstraction: From the African Diaspora." Northeastern University African-American Master Artist-In-Residency Program, 76 Atherton St., Jamaica Plain. Works by Deta Galloway, Khalid Kodi, and Keith Washington. April 10-May 14 (Sun.-Fri., by appointment; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 373-3903.
Group Exhibtion. Kaji Aso Studio/Gallery Nature and Temptationn, 40 St. Stephen St., Boston. "Images of Japan, Including Their Tradition of Japanese Calligraphy and Brush Painting." Through April 27. Information: 247-1719
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, Boston:
Special Exhibition. Isabella Stewart Gardner: The Woman and the Myth will re-examine the life and times of this 19th-century figure via paintings, vintage photographs, letters, and diaries. April 8-August 14. Ongoing: The museum, itself an example of 15th-century Venetian palaces, houses more than two thousand arts objects, including works by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, and Matisse. Open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $6, $5 for students/seniors, $3 youths (ages 12-17), free for members and children under 12; Wednesdays, $3 for students with current ID. Information: 566-1401.
Museum of Our National Heritage, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington:
Family Event: Magic for young and old by Carroll Blake. April 9, 11 a.m. Admission: $4.
Panel Discussion: The Black Athlete in America. April 10, 3 p.m. Admission: $2.
* Continuing *
"Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball" Classic photographs and memorabilia highlight this exhibition drawn from the collection of the newly-formed Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The ninety black-and-white photos, ten oversized prints, and artifacts such as pennants, uniforms, and game day poster depict the exceptional teams and players. Through May 1.
"Deer Camp: Last Light in the Northeast Kingdom" Sixty richly-detailed photographs by documentary photographer John Miller record the traditions and lore related to deer hunting and deer season in Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom. Accompanying narratives and oral histories reveal the richness of the hunting culture and its place in rural life. Through August 14.
"Patchwork Souvenirs: Quilts from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair" A selection of one-of-a-kind historic quilts recreates an important chapter in the history of American quiltmaking. More than half of the thirty quilts featured are commemorative quilts incorporating themes from the Fair. In addition, award-winning traditionally patterned quilts are displayed, along with photographs and artifacts documenting the 1933 World's Fair. Through July 17.
"Angler's All: 500 Years of Fly Fishing" This traveling exhibition has been hailed as the finest collection of fly fishing artifacts and memorabilia ever gathered for public view. Presented are rods and reels by the most famous makers of the past few centuries. Gear used by anglers Bing Crosby, Ernest Hemingway, and Herbert Hoover is also on view, along with a wide array of tackle, flies, and rare books. Through May 15.
Boston University World Fair 1994. "The Canvas of Civilizations."
Information for all events: 353-2240.
HOLI: The Festival of Colors. Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. A springtime excursion through the cultural traditions and legends of India, featuring a panorama of dance, music, song, and drama. April 8, 7-10 p.m. Admission: $2, Free for BU India Club members.
Latin America for the World. George Sherman Union, Large Ballroom, Second Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. A glimpse of Latin culture, with traditional dance, the art of Mexican cuisine, and a concert performance by two Latin American music groups. April 8, 8-11 p.m.
Global Games and Stories. George Sherman Union, East Balcony, Third Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. A potpourri of childhood games from cultures all over the world, from Latin America to Japan. April 10, 1-3 p.m.
An Unusual Operatic Matinee. George Sherman Union, Conference Auditorium, Second Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. A concert reading of Mayr's comic opera The Vinegar Seller's Cart, which has never been performed within the U.S. April 10, 4 p.m.
Kafla: "The Caravan" George Sherman Union, Grand Ballroom, Second Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. A performance of Pakistani cultural offerings, including graceful renditions of dance, song, acting, and poetry. April 10, 7-9 p.m.
The Oral Tradition: Poetry. The Castle, Third Floor Conference Room, 225 Bay State Road, Boston. An evening of works from around the world, performed by members of the BU community in their original languages (translation provided). April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Carnivale '94. Alpert Mall, behind Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. A culinary sampling of delicacies from several continents, prepared by several BU cultural groups. April 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
MIT Japan Program. Competition for the 1994 "MIT Japan Science and Technology Prize," a monetary award to cover airfare and local expenses to attend a professional meeting in Japan during the 1994-95 academic year. Two awards given annually. Competition is open to all currently enrolled MIT graduate students. Applications accepted through April 18 and are available from Cornelia Robart, E38-700, 253-2839.