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Campus Arts

Music

Classical

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge. Performance celebrating and commemorating Dr. James Yannatos' 30th anniversary as director of the the HRO, with Joel Bard conducting. Program: Berlioz, Yannatos, and Moussorgsky. April 15, 8 p.m. Admission: Adults $9/$10/$12, Students $5/$7/$9; available from Sanders Theatre Box Office, located in the basement of Memorial Hall. Information: 496-2222.

Bank of Boston Celebrity Series. New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston. The third and final recital in the 1994 Emerging Artists Series: Daniel McKelway, clarinet; and Randall Hodgkinson, piano. Program: Debussy, Dawe, Bernstein, Stravinsky, Brahms. April 15, 8 p.m. Admission: $8.50 and $14.50, available through CelebrityCharge at 482-6661, or the Jordan Hall box office at 536-2412.

Berklee College of Music. The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Route 9 & Hammond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. Maggi Scott, piano and vocals; Dave Clark, bass; and John Baboian, guitar. April 16, 2-4 p.m. Information: 965-3037.

Balkan Voice Concert. Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. Music groups Zornitza, Chestorka, and the Traditional Balkan Ensemble, conducted by Taiana Sarbinska will perform. April 16, 3 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-6340.

Bank of Boston Celebrity Series. New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston. Pianist Rachel Franklin. Program includes Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Bartok, and Zarebski. April 16, 8 p.m. Admission: $6.50 and $8.50, available through CelebrityCharge at 482-6661, or the Jordan Hall box office at 536-2412.

Harvard University. Paine Hall, Cambridge. Pianist Robert Tumarkin, solo concert. Program includes Chopin, Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Prokofiev. April 16, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 924-1905.

Longy School of Music. All events are at the Edward Pickman Concert Hall, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge (except where noted). Information: 876-0956.

Longy Faculty Artist Series. Mark Goodman, piano. Program: Haydn, Schubert, Messiaen, and Liszt. April 16, 8 p.m. Free.

Early Music Sunday. Wolfinsohn Room, Longy School of Music, One Follen Street, Cambridge. Students from Longy's Early Music Department. April 17, 4 p.m. Free.

Master of Music Recital. Lisa Willems, harpsichord. Program: Buxtehude, Froberger, Louis Couperin, Francois Couperin, and Bach. April 18, 8 p.m. Free.

Artist Diploma Recital. Olga Ponomariova, cello. April 20, 8 p.m. Free.

Longy Faculty Artist Series. Thomas Noren, guitar. Program: Bach, Daniel Pinkams, David Leisner, Edino Krieger, Lou Harrison. April 21, 8 p.m. Free.

Berklee College of Music. The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Route 9 & Hammond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. Orville Wright, piano; Sherma Andrews, vocals; and Winston Maccow, bass. April 17, 2-4 p.m. Information: 965-3037.

Boston Conservatory Chamber Ensemble. First and Second Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston. Michael Lewin, artistic director. Program: Poulenc, Randall Woolf's Pink (World premiere, Chamber Ensemble Commission), and Brahms. April 17, 4 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. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Kenneth Sillito, director. The ensemble, founded in 1959 by Sir Neville Marriner, has played to worldwide success and has over 800 recordings to its credit, including soundtrack contributions for the film Amadeus. Program: Mozart, Bartok, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky. Performance will be preceded by a lecture, held in Symphony Hall's Cohen Annex, co-sponsored by WBUR-FM. April 17, 2 p.m. (lecture) and 3 p.m. (performance). Admission: $25-$28, available through CelebrityCharge at 482-6661, the Symphony Hall box office at 266-1492, or SymphonyCharge at 266-1200.

Zamir Chorale of Boston & The Zamir Orchestra and Alumni Chorale. Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. A 25th Anniversary Concert Gala, featuring Ernest Bloch's Sacred Service (Avodat HaKodesh). Joshua Jacobson, director. April 17, 3 p.m. Admission: $18 and $25. Tickets and information: 965-6522.

Bank of Boston Celebrity Series. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Andrew Litton, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano soloist. Program: Tippett, Walton, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky. April 19, 8 p.m. Admission: $15-$25, available through CelebrityCharge at 482-6661, the Symphony Hall box office at 266-1492, or SymphonyCharge at 266-1200.

MIT Brass Ensemble. Harvard Memorial Chapel, Cambridge. Performance with the NEC Brass. Call 253-9800 for further information.

Advanced Music Placement Concert. Killian Hall, 14W-111, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge. Jee-Hoon Yap G, piano. April 20, noon. Information: 253-2906.

Boston Conservatory Orchestra. Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. Ronald Feldman, director. Program includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. April 20, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-6340.

MIT Chapel Concert Series. MIT Chapel (opposite 77 Mass. Ave.), Cambridge. Silvia Castanos, guitar, and Leonor Eugenia Convers. Works of Brouwer, Lauro, and Piazzolla. April 21, noon. Information: 253-2906.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Midday Performance Series. Bank Auditorium, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston (across from South Station). The American Music Ensemble (Stephen Andre, director), will explore the diverse cultural and ethnic influences in the American music tradition through music and dance. April 21, 12:30 p.m. Free. Information: 973-3453.

Boston Conservatory. Boston Conservatory Theater, Concert Room, Boston. Oscar Ghiglia, guitar: Masterclass. April 21, 7-10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-6340.

Boston Symphony Orchestra. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. The BSO, led by Dutch conductor Bernard Haitnuk, will premiere British composer Mark Anthony Turnage's "Some Days," featuring mezzo-soprano Cynthai Clarey in her Boston Symphony debut. Also will feature Britten's Four Sea Interludes and Brahm's Symphony No. 1. April 21, 8 p.m.; April 22, 1:30 p.m; April 23, 8 p.m.; and April 26, 7:30 p.m. Rehearsal of the program will be on Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., with a pre-rehearsal talk in Symphony Hall at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Rehearsal, $11; Other performances, $20-$57. Information: 266-1492.

World

Harvard University. John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Music Building, Cambridge. The Annual Louis C. Elson Lecture, "Varieties of the Raga Todi," by Prof. Harold S. Powers, Princeton U. April 15, 4 p.m. Concert: South Indian Classical Music. Tanjore Viswanathan, flute; Anduradha Mohan, vocal support; Sriram Parasumaram, violin; and Ramnad Raghavan, mridangam. April 15, 8 p.m. Admission for both events are free. Information: 495-2791.

Concert by Yothu Yindi. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. Australia's Yothu Yindi, with both Yolngu (aboriginal) and Baland (non-aboriginal) musicians, offers a fusion of contemporary dance music with ancient song-cycles and traditional instrumentation of their tribal homeland. Traditional aboriginal dance is also worked into the context of the performance. April 15, 8 p.m. Admission: $17.50; available at all TicketMaster outlets and at the Somerville Theatre box office. To charge tickets call World Music (876-9240) or TicketMaster (931-2000). Information: 876-9240.

Concert by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Kresge Auditorium, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Sangam (Indian Students' Association at MIT) and Prabashi (The Bengali Association of Boston) presents concert by sarod maestro Ustad Ali Adbar Khan with Swapan Chaudhuri on tabla. April 16, 7 p.m. Admission: $50 VIP reserved seats (includes post-concert reception), $25 reserved seats, $15 general, $10 for students, $8 Sangam members. Information: Sankar Sunder, 253-2440; Jayant Kumar, 225-9480; Rizwan Koita, 494-1532.

"Music and Dance of Bali" by Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Artists-in-Residence at MIT. Known as "the finest Balinese gamelan orchestra outside of Bali," the Bay Area's Gamelan Sekar Jaya has developed an international reputation for their dedication to the enchanting, exuberant music of the Balinese tradition, featuring an exotic performance from thirty musicians and dancers.

1) "An Introduction to Balinese Music." Lecture-demonstration. April 19, 2-3:30 p.m. Open Rehearsal. April 20, 10 a.m.-noon. "Balinese Drumming and Dance Tradtions." Philippe Villers Experimental Media Facility ("The Cube"), 20 Ames Street, Cambridge. Lecture-demonstration. April 21, 2-3:30 p.m. Information: 253-4003.

2) Concert: Gamelan Sekar Jaya with MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika. This outdoor performance marks the beginning of the group's 15th anniversary tour. Featuring new works for gamelan by I Nyoman Windha and Michael Tenzer, and a new work for gamelan and electric guitars by MIT composer Evan Ziporyn. April 21, 6 p.m. Information: 253-4003.

Popular

Playground, Come Out. Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Room 406, South End, Boston. An evening of acoustic jazz and video performance featuring The Relentless Compassion Orchestra. April 16, 8 p.m. Admission: $10 suggested donation. Information: 426-5000

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston. First Parish Church, 35 Church Street, Watertown. Andy Cohen, performing his "Life and Times of the Reverend Gary Davis," a show concerning the music and travels of the blind man who sang and preached and played his guitar to a prominent place on the world stage, spanning six generations, until his death in 1972. April 16, 8 p.m. Admission: $9. Information: 623-1806.

Boston Center for the Arts. 551 Tremont Street, Room 406, South End, Boston. Come Out, an evening of acoustic jazz and video performance featuring the Relentless Compassion Orchestra. April 16, 8 p.m. Admission: $10 suggested donation. Information: 426-5000.

Museum of Our National Heritage. 33 Marrett Road, Lexington. Concert: The New Black Eagle Jazz Band plays traditional jazz. April 17, 3 p.m. Admission: $14. Information: 861-6559.

A Little Night Music. Boston University Theater, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Will Graham, conducted by David Hoose, featuring Phyllis Curtin, Sharon Daniels and members of the Opera Institute. April 21-23, 8 p.m.; April 24, 2 p.m. Admission: $10; $5 for senior citizens, alumni and non-Boston University student; free with a Boston University ID. Information: 353-3345.

Film

French Library and Cultural Center, Cine Club. 53 Marlborough Street, Boston. April 15-17: Gervaise (directed by Ren Clement, 1956). Taken from L'Assommoir, "a perfect version of a polished adaptation of a novel" with a marvelous reconstruction of 19th-century Paris. Fri.-Sun., 8 p.m. Admission: $5, $4 for members. April 20: Champ d'Honneur (directed by Jean-Pierre Denis, 1987). A recent anti-war film in the spirit and set in the period of Zola, the Franco-Prussian War, about a peasant boy who volunteers to fight in place of a rich man's son. Wed., 1:30 p.m. Free admission. Information: 266-4351.

Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge.

April 15-24: 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., Mon.-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. Information: 876-6837.

Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.

April 15 (Opening): Fly By Night (directed by Steve Gomer, 1993). Winner of Filmmakers Trophy Award at 1993 Sundance Film Festival. Story of aspiring rappers dealing with urban pressures in New York City. Limited run. Admission: TBA. Information: 734-2501.

Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston.

All Films screened in Remis Auditorium. Unless otherwise noted, admission: $6.50, $5.50 for MFA members/students/seniors. Information: 267-9300.

1) 1916-49, Feyder, L'Herbier, Dreyer, Vigo, Becker, and others. In the opening programs, pianist Bob Winter will accompany on piano some of the classics of the French silent era. The series then proceeds to films from the 30's and 40's, including a doublebill of rarely shown films by Jacques Becker. Admission: double features $9, $10.

April 15: El Dorado by Marcel L'Herbier (1921, 91 min.); Fri., 6 p.m. The Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl T. Dreyer (1928, 98 min.); Fri., 7:45 p.m. Pianist Bob Winter accompanies.

April 21: Danah la Metisse by Jean Gremillion (1931, 48 min.) and Zero for Conduct (1933, 42 min.); Thurs., 5:45 p.m. Three films by Jean Vigo--A Propos de Nice (1930, 11 min.), Taris et la Natation (1932, 10 min.), and L'Atalante (1934, 89 min.); Thurs., 7:45 p.m.

April 22: Antoine et Antoinette by Jacques Becker (1947, 87 min.); Fri., 6 p.m. Rendez-vous de Juillet by Jacques Becker (1949, 95 min.); Fri., 8 p.m.

2) April 16: Judex (1917, 317 min.). Following the extremely sucessful Les Vampires, Louis Feuillade's Judex is the adventure tale of a Robin Hood character, Judex, played by Rene Creste in a black cloak, a wide-brimmed black hat, and a fatalistic air. Pianist Bob Winter will accompany this 12 episode serial presented back-to-back in three programs. Admission: $12.50, $13.50.

Opening Credits, Prologue, Episode #1: L'Ombre Mysterieuse, Episode #2: L'Expiation, and Episode #3: La Meute Fantastique. Sat., 10:30 a.m.; total program, 117 minutes.

Episode #4: Le Secret de la Tombe, Episode #5: Le Moulin Tragique,Episode #6: Le Mome Reglisse, and Episode #7: La Femme en Noir. Sat., 1 p.m.; total program, 99 minutes.

Episode #8: Les Souterrains de Chateau Rouge, Episode #9: Lorsque l'Enfant Parut, Episode #10: Le Coeur de Jacqueline, Episode #11: L'Ondine, and Episode #12 with epilogue: Le Pardon d'Amour. Sat., 3 p.m.; total program, 101 minutes.

3) April 17: Midnight Ramble: Oscar Micheaux and the Sotry of Race Movies (by Pamela Thomas, 1993). This documentary reveals the powerful relationship between popular culture and ethnic attitudes, while chronicling the creation of alternative Black representation in the mass media. Oscar Micheaux was the most famous, prolific, and controversial filmmaker of the early Black cinema. Sun., 1 p.m. Abode of Illusion: The Life and Art of Chang Dai-chien (by Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon, 1993). This documentary profiles the artist considered by some "the Picasso of China." Sun., 3 p.m.

Theater

Opening

"George Washington: The Man Nobody Knew" Museum of Our National Heritage, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington. One-man play by William Arthur Sommerfield. Presented with the Lexington Historical Society. April 17, 8 p.m. Admission: $12. Information: 861-6559.

"Rags" Spingold Theater, Brandeis University, Waltham. Musical with songs by composer of "Annie" and book by author of "Fiddler on the Roof." Story of Russian Jewish immigrants in American coping with assimilation, greed, and power. April 21-23 & 29-30, 8 p.m.; April 24, 7 p.m.; April 28, 10 a.m.; May 1, 2 p.m. Admission: $11-$15. Information: 736-3400.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Boston University, Tsai Performance Theater, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. Selections from Shakespeare's play, read by a full cast from the Theatre Division, directed by Jacques Cartier. Incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Kendall. April 20, 8 p.m. Information: 353-3345.

"Birth and After Birth" Kresge Little Theater, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Dramashop presentation of a play by Tina Howe, directed by Sue Downing. April 21-23, 8 p.m. Admission: $7, $5 for MIT students with ID. Information: 253-2908.

"Pigs Feet & Marble Skies" Mobius, 354 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston. Solo performance by Joseph Wilson (Mobius Artists Group) exploring the relationships between American culture and the media as an art form. April 21-23, 8 p.m. Admission: $8, $6 for students/seniors. Information: 542-7416.

"The Mad Dog Blues" Coyote Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston Street, Boston. Adventure comedy by Sam Shepard, following two rock-and-rollers, with an eccentric entourage, traveling the globe to find a buried treasure. April 21-May 8 (Thurs.-Sat., except April 28, at 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.) Admission: $15-$18. Information: 695-0659.

Continuing

"Treasury of Useful Information" Brandeis University, Spingold Theater, Waltham. A premiere of a new play by Brandeis playwright Innes-Fergus McDade, which follows Viola Paxton as she struggles with money, marriage, and the maddening rules of social etiquette. April 15-17 (Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.). Admission: Sun. afternoon, $8; Fri.-Sun. eves., $10. Information: 736-3400.

Emerson College. 69 Brimmer Street, 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 15-16 (Fri.-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 15-16 (Fri.-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 15-16 (Fri.-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 Avenue, Cambridge. MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players production. April 15-17, 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 Avenue, Cambridge. MIT Theater Workshop productiohn of a play by Paul Selig, directed by Andrew Kraft '95. April 15-16, 8 p.m. Information: 253-2877.

"Castro's Child" Institute of Contemporary Art Theater, 955 Boylston Avenue, 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 15-16 (Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Admission: $12 at door, $10 advance purchase. Information: 542-4214.

"My Astonishing Self" The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, 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.

"Bare Essentials" The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Avenue, 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.

"Krazy Kat" Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, South End, Boston. Beau Jest Moving Theatre's original adaptation of the existential comic strip. Through April 30 (Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m.). Admission: $5.25-$15.25. Information: 437-0657.

"Pump Boys and Dinettes" Charles Playhouse, 76 Warrenton Street, Boston. A Tony Award-nominated musical tribute to life by the roadside, with audience participation as the "passengers" whose bus breaks down at a diner/filling station. Through May 1 (Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat 5 p.m.; matinees Thurs. & Sun. at 2 p.m.)Admission: $10-$30. Information: (box office) 426-6912, (group rates) 482-6574.

"June in White" New Theatre Production, First and Second Church Theatre, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston. Comedy about estranged relatives gathering for a wedding and the sexual conflicts that are uncovered. Through May 8 (Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.). Admission: $15, $9 for students/seniors. Tickets and information: 247-7388.

"Hot 'n' Throbbing" American Repertory Theatre, Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge. New play by Paula Vogel that deals with the comic and tragic aspects of female pornography and sexual abuse in a woman's life. Through May 21 (Tue.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun 7 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m.). Admission: TBA. Information: 547-8300.

Dance

Dance Concert. Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway Street, Boston. "Lift Every Voice." Graduate student Sharon Montella choreographs a program of four new dances blending hip hop and jazz. April 15-16, 8 p.m. Information: 536-6340.

Art of Black Dance & Music. Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester. The diverse cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas will be showcased in this lively dance and music performance. April 16, noon. Admission: $3. Information: 282-8000.

The Phantoms. Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester. The Haitian band The Phantoms, whose music was featured in The Pelican Brief, and guest Papa Jube will present a one-night-only concert. April 17, 6 p.m. Call for admission: 282-8000.

Comedy

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 Back Alley Theatre, 1253 Cambridge Street, Cambridge (April 21; Admission $7) and the Boston Baked Theatre, 255 Elm Street, Somerville (April 28; Admission $10). Student discount: half price all single price tickets for all shows. Information: 864-1344.

Lectures

"Authenticity and Asian-American Art or, It's OK to be Wrong." Kresge Auditorium, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Lecture by David Henry Hwang, 1994 Wm. L. Ambramowitz Lecturer. The issue of authenticity often arises when discussing works featuring American minorities, women, gays, or lesbians as principal characters. Drawing from his personal experiences as playwright and screenwriter, Mr. Hwang will address several questions and topics for debate regarding art, culture, ethnicity, and "political correctness." April 15, 8 p.m. Information: 253-4003.

Michael Dorris. Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Dorris, whose many books include the highly acclaimed novel A Yellow Raft in Blue Water and the moving account of his son, The Broken Cord, will speak about his newest book, Paper Trail. April 19, 5:30 p.m. Presented by WordsWorth Readings. Information: 876-6837.

Exhibits

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 colletion of holography in the world. The show will explore the history of holography as well as technical and artistic aplications. Curated 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.

(Ongoing)

Tues-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 1-5

Free to members of the MIT community, seniors, and children under 12. For all others there is a requested donation of $2.

Information: 253-4444

Strobe Alley: 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)

Information: 253-4444

Hart Nautical Gallery, 55 Mass- achusetts 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 Bill Koch's '62 successful America's Cup campaign 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)

List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street:

Pieter Laurens Mol. Dutch artist's exhibition which uses elusive images combined with symbolic alchemical materials to address the moral and aesthetic traditions of the modern age. Traveling exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Netherlands.

Sandy Walker: Woodblock Prints. A group of large, dramatic woodblock prints that hover between abstraction and representation, recalling the bold gestures of Jackson Pollock and the influences of oriental art.

Both exhibits run April 16-June 26 (Tues./Thur.-Fri., 12-6 p.m.; Wed., 12-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 1-5 p.m.). An opening reception, with both artists attending, will occur April 15, 5-7 p.m.

Events

Boston University World Fair 1994. "The Canvas of Civilizations."

Grand Ball Internazionale. The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, Quincy Marketplace. An evening of food and festivity, featuring the latest in music and dance. This event highlights the intercultural diversity of the BU World Fair. Semi-formal attire requested, formal attire preferred. April 15, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission: $12 in advance or $15 on the night of the Ball. Information (BU International Students and Scholars Office): 353-3565.

Japanese Cuisine Festival. Towers Residence Hall, Franklin Lounge, 140 Bay State Road, Boston. Enjoy some of the dishes from a typical Japanese meal and see exhibits that explore Japanese folklore, the art of cooking (and making sushi), and the history of Japan. Sponsored by the BU Japanese Cultural Society. Information: 353-2240.

Southeast Asian Night. Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. In one evening, travel across the globe and experience the kaleidoscope of Southeast Asian cultures through a display of colorful costumes, traditional song, and ritual dances. Proceeds from the show will be given to Save the Children, an international relief agency. Information: 353-2240.

Announcements

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.