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Classical Music

Boston Chamber Music Society.

April 22, 8 p.m.: New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. April 24, 8 p.m.: Harvard University, Sanders Theater, Cambridge. Admission: $11-27.50. Student, senior, and WGBH discounts are available. Information: 422-0086. The Boston Chamber Music Society presents its season finale, featuring Beethoven's Piano Trio in D Major ("Ghost"), Bright Sheng's Four Movements for Piano Trio (1990), and Schubert's Piano Quintet in A Major ("Trout").

Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. April 22, 1:30 p.m; April 23, 8 p.m.; and April 26, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $20-$57. Information: 266-1492. 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 from "Peter Grimes" and Brahm's Symphony No. 1.

MIT Concert Choir & MIT Symphony Orchestra.

Kresge Auditorium. April 22, 8 p.m. Admission: $10, $5 for students/seniors. Tickets available at the door, from the MIT Museum Shop in the MIT Student Center, or by calling the MIT Concerts Office at 253-2826. Information: 253-2826 (M-F, 9-5). Both MIT groups will collaborate, under the direction of John Oliver, in a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem Mass, which will feature four professional soloists: Dominique Labelle, soprano; Mary Westbrook-Geha, mezzo-soprano; Mark Evans, tenor; and Mark Aliapoulios, baritone.

Handel & Haydn Society.

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. April 22, 3 p.m.; and April 24, 8 p.m. Admission: $17-48; $7 student rush tickets (one per person) available at 12-1 p.m and 5-6 p.m. for the 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows, respectively. Information: 262-1815. The H&H Society period orchestra performs "Spring Suites": Bach's Orchestral Suites No. 1 and 3; Georg Philipp Telemann's Water Music and Don Quixote suites. Directed by Daniel Stepner, violin.

Lavazza String Quartet.

April 22, 8 p.m.: St. Paul's Church, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline. April 26, 8 p.m.: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston. Free admission. Information: 327-3787. John M. Williams, violin; Brynn Albanese, violin; Frances Rios, viola; and Jan Pfeiffer, cello. Program: Haydn, Korngold, and Beethoven.

MIT Senior Student Recital.

Killian Hall (Room 14W-111). April 23, noon. Free admission. Information: 253-2906. Adrian Childs '94, piano. Program includes works by Bernstein, Child, Childs, Copland, Kobalevsky, and Persichetti.

Berklee College of Music.

The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Route 9 & Hammond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. April 23, 2-4 p.m. Information: 965-3037. Paul Schmeling, piano; with John Repucci, bass; Debbie Larkin, vocals.

MIT Premiere Orchestra.

Kresge Auditorium, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 23, 3 p.m. Admission: $1. Information: 253-2826. Spring concert of new music by composers Jim Crowley of Northwestern, Stacey Willer of U. of Illinois, Alan Pierson '96, and Steve Reich. Reich (whose minimalist style invokes Eastern rhythms and shifting patterns) provides Tehillim, a work for a small orchestra and four female voices, all singing non-vibrato. The libretto is in Hebrew and comes from the Book of Psalms. Singers include Deb Kreuze '88 and Cheryl Morse (MIT staff).

Harvard Bach Society Orchestra.

Harvard University, Sanders Theatre. April 23, 8 p.m. Admission: $7, $5 for students/seniors. Tickets and information: 496-2222. The orchestra's season finale, featuring music director Evan Eng Young. Program: Beethoven, Brahms, Bach/Webern.

The Egremont Trio.

Longy School of Music, Cambridge. April 23, 8 p.m. Admission: $10, $5 for students/seniors. Information: 756-0924. The trio will perform the second concert of their series, with guest artists: Linda Hanley, viola; and James Whitney, double bass. Program: Fauré and Schubert.

Berklee College of Music.

The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Route 9 & Hammond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. April 24, 2-4 p.m. Information: 965-3037. Victor Mendoza, vibes; with his Latin Quartet.

Sunday Brunch with the Classics.

Theatre Lobby, 216 Hanover St., North End, Boston. April 24, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Admission: $20. Reservations and information: (Lobby box office) 227-9872. Featuring brunch created by Joyce Della Chiesa and music performed by The Cantabile Trio: Christopher Brown, piano; Pattison Story, violin; and Toni Rapier, cello.

Bank of Boston Celebrity Series.

New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. April 24, 3 p.m. Admission: $25-27. Tickets available through Celebritycharge at 482-6661, or the Jordan Hall box office at 536-2412. Anthony and Joseph Paratore, pianists, will conduct a recital. Program: Stravinsky, Debussy/Ravel, Bolcom, Gershwin.

Longy School of Music.

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

Sundays at Seven.

April 24, 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $5. Susan Larson, soprano; Sally Pinkas, piano. Program: Debussy-Ariettes Oubliées, songs of Schubert and Reger.

Ensemble P.A.N.

April 27, 8 p.m. Admission: $15, $8 for students/seniors. Tickets available at the door. Program: "Rondelles, Bird Calls & Market Cries," A Concert Celebrating the Commotion of Spring.

Longy Flute Orchestra.

April 28, 8 p.m. Free admission. Trix Kout, conductor.

Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble.

Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. April 25, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-6340. The Ensemble will be joined by the Atlantic Brass Quintet (in residence at the Boston Conservatory) in a program including works by Fote, Laucen, Holst, and Mendelssohn.

MIT Advanced Music Placement Concert.

Killian Hall (Room 14W-111). April 27, 12 noon. Information: 253-2906. Donald Yeung G, violin.

Boston Conservatory Chorale Concert.

Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. April 27, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-6340. Allen Lannom, conductor. Bach's Motet I Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, Dello Joio's A Jubilant Song, Sing a Song Universal, Lotti's Crucifixus, and Gallus' Ascendit Deus.

Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. April 28-30, 8 p.m. Admission: $20-$57. Information: 266-2492. The BSO, led by Dutch conductor Bernard Haitnuk, will close the orchestra's 1993-94 season with Act III of Wagner's "Götterdämmerung," featuring soprano Jane Eaglen as Brünnhilde and tenor René Kollo as Siegfried. Ms. Eaglen will make her BSO debut during this performance, which will open with Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony.

Chapel Concert Series.

MIT Chapel. April 28, 12 noon. Free. Information: 253-2906. Carol Lewis, viola da gamba. Music for unaccompanied viola da gamba from 17th and 18th century England, Germany, and France.

Jazz Music

The Charlie Kohlhase Quintet.

Willow Jazz Club. 699 Broadway in Ball Square, Somerville. April 22-23, two shows-9:30 and 11 p.m. Admission: $7. Information: 354-1337. The Quintet returns to the Willow Jazz Club, bringing with them a repertoire that includes covers of Ellington, Monk, and Sun Ra, as well as originals by Kohlhase.

Bank of Boston Celebrity Series.

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. April 24, 8 p.m. Admission: $25-30. Tickets available through Celebritycharge at 482-6661, or the Jordan Hall box office at 536-2412. The New Orleans musicians of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, whose members are mostly in their 60s, 70s or 80s, will perform their distinctive amalgam of marches, quadrilles, blues, spirituals, and ragtime, drawn from saloons and river boats around the turn of the century.

Cambridge Public Library.

Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge. April 28, 7 p.m. Free admission. Information: 738-0982. The Music of James Covenant. Quoth the artist: "This music isn't rock, jazz, or classical, grunge, reggae, or ska, new age or world. This is intensely philosophical music for people looking for something different."

Popular Music.

Museum of Our National Heritage: Concert.

Free admission. Information: 861-6559. 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington. The Lexington Bicentennial Band returns for its annual spring concert.

Musical Theater Revue.

Boston Conservatory Theater. April 28, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-6340. Sophomore Theater students take a musical look at love songs in the styles of the 20s, the swing era, and early rock 'n' roll.

World Music.

Boston Musica Viva.

Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. April 22, 8 p.m. Admission: $12, $6 for students/seniors/WGBH members. A special pre-concert discussion will be held with the stage director, Nicholas Deutsch, at 7 p.m. Tickets and information: 353-0556. The Boston Musica Viva concludes its 25th anniversary season with three performances: Judith Weir's Chinese opera, The Consolations of Scholarship; Joseph Schwantner's Music of Amber; and local composer Eric Chasalow's In the Works, a jazz/blues type piece.

World Music at the Somerville Theatre.

55 Davis Square, Somerville. April 22, 8 p.m. Admission: $18.50. Tickets available at the theatre box office, from TicketMaster at 931-2000, or from World Music at 876-9240. Information: 876-9240. The Boston debut of Mali's superstar Salif Keita, who performs his diverse blend of Bambara, Mandinke, and French vocals with a polished synthesizer rhythm and an infectious beat.

Film

Boston Film + Video Foundation.

1126 Boylston St., Boston. April 22, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5, $3 for BF/VF members. Information: 536-1540. Testimonies (Brad McCallum, 1993). A powerful documentary which chronicles the stories of 28 mothers and grandmothers of gunshot victims via interviews and an exhibit where their images are projected on shrouds of white silk. A 1993 recipient of the New England Regional Fellowship program.

MIT Japan Program.

Room 1-390. Free admission. Information: 253-2839. April 22, 7 p.m.: The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa, 1956); a deeply moving film that confronts the horror of war and then finds cause for inspiration in man's humanity in the midst of turmoil. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950), 9 p.m.; morality tale set at the crumbling Rashomon Gate in 12th-century Tokyo. Odd Obsession (Ichikawa, 1960), 10:30 p.m.; an aging Kyoto art dealer obsessed with maintaining his virility resorts to drugging his attractive young wife and photographing her nude body. All films shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

French Library and Cultural Center, Ciné Club.

53 Marlborough St., Boston. April 22-24, 8 p.m. Admission: $5, $4 for members. Information: 266-4351. Thérèse Raquin, or The Adultress (Marcel Carné, 1956). A free adaptation of the 1876 novel about Thérèse and her lover's murder of her husband, updated to 1950 and set in Lyon. Considered Carné's best postwar film; with Simone Signoret and Raf Vallon.

Brattle Theater.

40 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Fri.­Sun., Mon.­Thur. (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. April 22­24: Savage Nights (Cyril Collard, 1992). An unflinching portrait of reckless youth in the age of AIDS amidst underground Paris in the mid-1980s. April 25-May 2: Second Annual Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema. An 8-day festival of premiers, visiting filmmakers, special events, and more, beginning with an opening night party at the Charles Hotel on April 25.

Harvard-Epworth Film Series.

Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 24, 8 p.m. Admission: $3. Information: 354-0837. Hands Up! (Clarence Badger, 1926). A pointed parody of Civil War films and the western epic, starring Raymond Griffith. Accompanied on piano by Rob Humphreville.

Museum of Fine Arts.

465 Huntington Ave., Boston. All films screened in Remis Auditorium. Unless otherwise noted, admission is $6.50, $5.50 for MFA members/students/seniors. Information: 267-9300.

Gaumont Presents: A Century of French Cinema.

1) Part Four: 1916-1949. April 22: Antoine et Antoinette (Jacques Becker, 1946), 6 p.m.; and Rendez-vous de Julliet (Becker, 1949), 8 p.m. Two films that deal with the lives and loves of young people in postwar Paris. Double feature admission: $10, $9 for MFA members/students/seniors.

2) Part Five: Comedies by Sacha Guitry. April 28: The Pearls of the Crown (1937), 6 p.m. A zany and delightful historical farce which spans four centuries in French history. The Story of a Cheat (1936), 8 p.m. An acclaimed autobiographical tale in which an 11-year-old learns that honesty is the best policy. April 29: The Story of a Cheat, 6 p.m. Remontons les Champs-Elysées (1938), 8 p.m. Recollection of a schoolteacher of the relation of the Champs-Elysées to the history of France to his pupils, unfolding in a peculiar manner. Double feature admission: $10, $9 for MFA members/students/seniors.

Theater Openings

"A Little Night Music"

Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. April 22-23, 8 p.m.; April 24, 2 p.m. Admission: $10, $5 for non-BU students/BU alumni/seniors, free for BU students with ID. Information: 353-3345. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Will Graham, conducted by David Hoose. Performance features Phyllis Curtin, Sharon Daniels, and other members of the Opera Institute.

"The Pirates of Penzance"

Arlington St. Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston. April 22-30: Fri., 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 for children/seniors. Information: 536-7050. The Arlington Street Church Players present the famous Gilbert and Sullivan opera.

"Whoop-Dee-Doo"

The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Copley Square, Boston. Previews-April 22-24: Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Regular schedule-April 27-May 22: Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; Thursday matinees on May 5 & 12, 2 p.m. Admission: previews-$15-23; regular shows-$17-26, except $10 for seniors at Thurs. matinees. Student, senior, and group discounts available. Information: 437-7172. A joyous musical revue, created by Howard Crabtree, which pokes fun at Broadway musicals, pretentious dance companies, pompous nightclub singers, B-grade movies, operettas, and more.

"I Hate Hamlet"

New Repertory Theatre, 54 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands. April 22-May 9: Wed., 2 & 8 p.m.; Thur.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 & 7:30 p.m. Admission: $16-23; student and senior discounts available. Information: 332-1646. Paul Rudnick's Broadway comedy about an actor who must decide between a lucrative television career or the daunting challenge of portraying Shakespeare's doomed Dane. Michael Allosso directs.

"Damaged by the 70's"

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge. April 23 & 30, 8 p.m. Admission: $8, $5 for students/seniors. Information: 576-1119. Unconventional one-man show, with comedian Scott Stiffler, that explores the forces of politics and pop culture in that hip, yet melancholy decade.

"Procession"

Kresge Rehearsal Room B. April 24-26, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 253-5623. MIT Music and Theater Arts Section presents this student workshop production, written by Baadal Sircar and directed by Sameera Iyengar '93.

"F.O.B."

Kresge Little Theater. April 28-30; May 5-7, all shows 8 p.m. Admission: $7, $5 for MIT students. Information and reservations: 253-2908. MIT Dramashop production of the play by David Henry Hwang; directed by Kim Mancuso.

"Fiddler on the Roof"

Mary Norton Hall, Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Copley Square, Boston. April 28-30 and May 5-7, 8 p.m.; May 1, 2 p.m. Admission: $10. Information: 536-1970. The Theatre at Old South presents an evening of laughter and song, celebrating the triumph of the human spirit through the characters in this endearing musical.

"Marry Me You Dick"

Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill, Charlestown. April 28 & 29; May 6-8, 12-14: Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. Admission: $12, $10 for students/seniors. Information: 242-3285. A farcical detective story in the film noir style, melding hip-grinding dance with gender bending comedy.

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile"

Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. April 28-June 5: Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. matinees, 2 p.m. Alternating with "Hot 'n' Throbbing" through May 14, call theater for details. Admission: $18-36. Information: 547-8300. First full-length play by Steve Martin (Roxanne, L.A. Story), about a fictional meeting between the young artist Pablo Picasso and the young scientist Albert Einstein, both captured before fame consumed them, along with other historical figures and a surprise visitor from the future, in a turn-of-the-century Parisian tavern.

Ongoing Theater

"Birth and After Birth"

Kresge Little Theater. April 22-23, 8 p.m. Admission: $7, $5 for MIT students with ID. Information: 253-2908. Dramashop presentation of a play by Tina Howe, directed by Sue Downing.

"Pigs Feet & Marble Skies"

Mobius, 354 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston. April 22-23, 8 p.m. Admission: $8, $6 for students/seniors. Information: 542-7416. Solo performance by Joseph Wilson (Mobius Artists Group) exploring the relationships between American culture and the media as an art form.

"Rags"

Spingold Theater, Brandeis University, Waltham. April 22-23 & 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. 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.

"The Mad Dog Blues"

Coyote Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston St., Boston. April 22-May 8 (Thurs.-Sat., except April 28, at 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.) Admission: $15-$18. Information: 695-0659. Adventure comedy by Sam Shepard, following two rock-and-rollers, with an eccentric entourage, traveling the globe to find a buried treasure.

"Bare Essentials"

The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Through April 30 (Fri.-Sun., 8 p.m.). Admission: $15; group, student, senior discounts available. Information: 497-7070. Free-form improvisational show, with actress-dancer-comedienne Daena Giardella playing several characters who are trying to cope within the urban jungle.

"Krazy Kat"

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

"Pump Boys and Dinettes"

Charles Playhouse, 76 Warrenton St., Boston. Through May 1 (Tue-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. 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.

"June in White"

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

"Hot 'n' Throbbing"

American Repertory Theatre, Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. Through May 21 (Tue.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun 7 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m.). Admission: $18-36. Information: 547-8300. New play by Paula Vogel that deals with the comic and tragic aspects of female pornography and sexual abuse in a woman's life.

Dance

Island Moving Company.

C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 41 Temple St., Boston. April 22-23, 8 p.m. Admission: $12, $10 for children/seniors/students, $6 for Suffolk University/MIT staff and students. Information: (Suffolk U. box office) 573-8680. The Island Moving Co., along with Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, comes together in the company's first visit to Boston this spring. Ohlsen has commissioned works embracing neo-classical ballet, the modern tradition, and a new work by choreographer Daniel McCusker with live accompaniment by Jeffrey Platz.

Boston Conservatory.

Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St., Boston. April 22-23, 8 p.m. Free admission. Student Choreography Concert, staged and performed by Conservatory dancers. Information: 536-6340. April 24, 3 p.m. Free admission. Senior Dance Concert. "New Pieces," choreographed and staged by Conservatory senior dancers Laura Manzella and Christien Polos. Original music by Garrette Byrnes. Information: 876-9819.

Dance Umbrella.

The Emerson Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. April 27-May 1: Wed., 7 p.m.; Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday shows will be ASL interpreted for the deaf (TTY: 491-0360). Admission: $20-30. Information: (box office) 491-7737. In collaboration with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, the Dance Umbrella will perform from a repertoire of mercurial energy and virtuosity.

Comedy

Night at the Improv.

La Sala de Puerto Rico. April 23, 7-10 p.m. Admission: $4 at the door, $3 in advance. Advance sale of tickets today in Lobby 10. Sigma Iota Phi presents a comedy show for charity featuring: MIT's Roadkill Buffet, Dead Serious (Wellesley), False Advertising (Brandeis), Cheap Socks (Tufts), The Improvabilities (Bowdoin), The Swollen Monkey Showcase (Emerson), and This is Pathetic (Emerson).

U.S. Improvisational Theatre League.

Boston Baked Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville. Final performance on April 28, 8 p.m. Admission $10. Student discount: half price all single price tickets. Information: 864-1344. 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.

Lectures

MIT Architecture Lecture Series.

Rm. 10-250. April 26, 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Information: 253-7791. "Terragni and Type." Lecture by Diane Ghirardo of University of Southern California; President, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

MIT Communications Forum.

The Wiesner Building, E15 Lower Level. April 28, 4-6 p.m. Information: 253-0008 or 253-3144. "Unlocking the National Information Infrastructure." Dr. Charles Vest will outline the consensus framework developed to move the United States to a fully competitive communications market that will drive America's economic performance and standard of living in the future.

Exhibits

MIT Libraries.

Rotch Library, Rm. 7-238. On display April 22-June 3. Opening at Rotch Library, Friday, April 22, 4-6 p.m.

The Libraries' Staff Programs Committee and the Rotch Library Exhibits Group announce the opening of an exhibit which will showcase artworks cread by library staff members, including paintings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media by 14 different artists.

MIT/Harvard Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture.

MIT Student Center, 3rd Floor. April 27-29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 253-1418.

"Bosnia-Herzegovina: Before, During and After the War": a photographic exhibit by Bosnian architect Amir Pasi'c, held in Twenty Chimneys. April 28, 6:30 p.m. "Mostar 2004": lecture by Amir Pasi'c, centered on an invitation to world leaders for the inaugurationof the reconstruction of war-torn Mostar in the year 2004, to be held in the Mezzanine Lounge.

MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.

Tues­Fri 9­5, Sat­Sun 1­5. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Strobe Alley.

Ongoing. Information: 253-4444. 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.

Hart Nautical Gallery.

55 Massachusetts Ave. Ongoing. 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.

Permanent Exhibition of Ship Models. Models which illustrate the evolution of ship design from the 16th through the 20th century.

List Visual Arts Center.

20 Ames Street. Both exhibits run through June 26 (Tues./Thur.-Fri., 12-6 p.m.; Wed., 12-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 1-5 p.m.). 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.

Kaji Aso Studio/Gallery Nature and Temptation.

40 St. Stephen St., Boston. Through April 27. Information: 247-1719. Group Exhibtion. "Images of Japan, Including Their Tradition of Japanese Calligraphy and Brush Painting."

Newton Free Library.

330 Homer St., Newton Centre­Main Hall. Information: 552-7145. Drawings and Paintings. Through April 28: Drawings by Alice Briggs. Through April 28; Reception held April 11, 7:30-9 p.m.: Paintings by Rita & George Guzzi.

Bromfield Gallery.

107 South St., Boston. Through April 30 (Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat., 11-5). Information: 251-3605. Objects for Play and Contemplation. Ceramic sculpture by Debra Giller. Last Supper­Etchings. By Tom Hall. Two Red Rocks and Other Paintings. By Wendy Prellwitz.

Northeastern University African-American Master Artist-In-Residency Program.

76 Atherton St., Jamaica Plain. Through May 14 (Sun.-Fri., by appointment; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 373-3903. Art Exhibit: "A Triangle of Abstraction: From the African Diaspora." Works by Deta Galloway, Khalid Kodi, and Keith Washington.

The Computer Museum.

300 Congress St., Boston. Through June 30, 2-5 p.m. daily (special schedule through April 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2-5 p.m.). Admission: (museum) $7, $5 for students/seniors, free for member and children four and under; (helmet exhibit) additional $3. Information: 423-6758 or 426-2800 x310.

"Virtual Adventure: Explore a Human Cell" Explore the microscopic world of cell biology using virtual reality technology. Donning a helmet, visitors will be transported to different parts of the human body using a hand device and experiencing cell processes via animation and sound effects. Other virtual reality exhibits, including video games and prototypes, will be shown.

Museum of Fine Arts.

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston.

"The Label Show: Contemporary Art and the Museum." Twenty works from the permanent collection of the Department of Contemporary Art are installed in a variety of ways to illuminate strategies of display and interpretive text to the viewer. Works by Mapplethorpe, Kiefer, Lawler, Poons and other will be accompanied by multiple perspective labels and signed by their authors. Through May 1.

"Early Twentieth-Century Prints: Picasso to Johns" Exhibition which traces the course of printmaking in the first half of the 20th century, from Picasso's first etching in 1904 to one of Jasper Johns' first lithographs of 1960. Prints by other artists will illustrate the diversity and vitality of expression in printmaking during early modernism. Through June 19.

"Painting the Maya Universe: Royal Ceramics of the Classic Period." Pre-Colombian painted masterpieces on pottery will be featured in this exhibition. Little-known 7th-9th century A.D. paintings that embody the highest aesthetic achievements of the Maya will be displayed. Through June 26.

"Silks for the Sultans." This exhibition features velvets and brocades made during the Turkish Ottoman period. The textiles, some of the most sumptuous ever produced, were made by the court weavers in the Ottoman capitals of Bursa and Constantinople, cities of European/Asian confluence. These works are part of the Museum's renowned permanent collection of textiles and costumes. Through Sept. 4.

"An Oriental Odyssey: Carpets from the Permanent Collection" Currently on view in the Tapestry Gallery. Through Oct. 2.

"Venetian Ways" Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room. Series which explores the special approaches of Venetian painters, architects, and sculptors from the 7th century through the Golden Age. First in series of four lectures. Thursdays, April 28; May 5, 12 at 7 p.m. Admission: $40, $35 for students/seniors/MFA members. Tickets may be charged to Visa or MasterCard at 267-9300 x306. Information: 267-9300 x300.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

280 The Fenway, Boston. 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. 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. Through Aug. 14.

The museum, itself an example of 15th-century Venentian palaces, houses more than two thousand arts objects, including works by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, and Matisse. Ongoing.

Museum of Our National Heritage.

33 Marrett Rd., Lexington. Admission and parking for the Museum of Our National Heritage is free. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sundays noon-5. Information: 861-6559.

"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 90 black-and-white photos, 10 oversized prints, and artifacts such as pennants, uniforms, and game day poster depict the exceptional teams and players. Through May 1.

"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.

"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 30 quilts featured are commemorative quilts incorporating themes from the Fair. In addition, award-winning traditionally patterned quilts are displayed, along with photgraphs and artifacts documenting the 1933 World's Fair. Through July 17.

"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.

"Let It Begin Here: Lexington and the Revolution" Explore the causes and the consequences of the American War for Independence as seen through the eyes of typical New England men and women. The exhibit begins with an introductory audiovisual presentation about the events on Lexington Green. Ongoing.

Events

International Fair '94.

Kresge Oval and MIT Student Center steps. Free admission, open to MIT community. Information: Lila Koumandou at 225-6348, or Erica Kashambuzi at 225-8388. More than 30 different countries are represented in this fair. All the international clubs of MIT bring out elements of their cultures. Food, music, dance performances, and a fashion show will all be included. April 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dance performances-10 a.m.-3 p.m.; fashion show-12-1 p.m.

Amnesty International: 6th Annual Students for Students Human Rights Day.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston. April 24, 12-6 p.m. Suggested donation: $2. T-shirts available for $10. Information: 623-0202. Students for Students includes a march, live bands, speakers, and a raffle. The theme of the days is students in the northeastern U.S. helping other students around the world whose human rights are being violated. Sponsored by AIUSA and the Reebok Human Rights Foundation.

Japan Festival 1994.

Kaji Aso Studio, Institute for the Arts. 40 St. Stephen St., Boston. April 24, 2-6 p.m. Admission: $5 donation; children under 12 years, $2. Information: 247-1719. Festival features: demonstrations of Japanese Calligraphy & Sumi Painting by Kaji Aso; reading by members of the Boston Haiku Society; ikebana by Evan Frank; live Shakuhachi music (Japanese bamboo flute); origami, crafts, and hand painting fans; sushi a la carte; and "satokagura" (Japanese mime comedy).

Announcements

MIT Japan Program.

Orientation-Wednesday, April 27, 5-6:30 p.m, in the Mezzanine Lounge of the Student Center. Information: 253-2839 or 253-8737. Go to Japan for a year of fun, excitement, and professional advancement - ALL EXPENSES PAID - with the MIT Japan Program. This is a chance for MIT undergraduates and graduate students in science, technology, management, and architecture to meet the Managing Director, staff members and some former interns of the program. The details and requirements of the Program will be explained, and refreshments will be provided.

New England Film/Video Fellowship Program.

This program is designed to foster the production of independent film and video by New England media artists. Eligibility requirements: only individual projects are considered (no collaborative efforts); only non-commercial, non-instructional projects, with the individual in complete creative control are eligible; music videos geared toward promotion of a group are not eligible; previous NEF/VEP recipients are not eligible; students and projects must not be connected with a degree program; and applicants must be at least 18 years old. Funding and technical assistance available. Submission: five copies of application forms and detailed workplans, with one copy of current work-in-progress and/or other sample works, must be received no later than May 16, 5 p.m. For more information, contact the New England Film/Video Fellowship Program, BF-VF. 1126 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215, or call Cherie Martin, Artists' Resources Director, at 536-1540.