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Classical Music

Longy School of Music.

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

Violin Master Class.

April 29, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Admission: Auditors, $10. Class held with violinist Albert Markov.

Sundays at Seven Series.

May 1, 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $5. "Music and Dance of the French Baroque: A Tribute to the late Margaret Daniels-Girard." Dana Maiben, violin; Jane Hershey, viola de gamba; Frances Fitch, harpsichord; Ken Pierce, Baroque dancer. Program: music of Marais, Monteclair, d'Anglebert, Lully, Boismortier and others.

Piano Master Class.

May 2, 10 a.m.-noon. Admission: Auditors, $10. Class held with Menahem Pressler (part of the Beaux Arts Trio, featured in the Bank of Boston Celebrity Series).

Master of Music Recital.

May 2, 8 p.m. Free admission. Jon Simmons, piano. Program: Ravel, Beethoven, and Chopin.

Longy Faculty Artist Series.

May 4, 8 p.m. Free admission. Jocelyn Lopatin, piano. Program: Debussy, Mozart, Copland, and Brahms. May 5, 8 p.m. Jenny Tang, piano. Program: music of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and J.S. Bach.

MIT Composers' Ensemble Concert.

Killian Hall (14W-111). April 30, 2 p.m. Free admission. Information: 225-6664. Senior Thesis performance of Chantefables et Chatefleurs, by Christopher Adler '94, with Christy Choi, soprano, and Michael Valdez, piano. Also featuring works by alumni Dan Schmidt and Eric Ostling.

MIT Senior Student Recital.

Killian Hall (14W-111). April 29, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 253-2906. Elaine Chew, piano; Eran Egozy, clarinet; Wilson Hsieh, viola. Program: Bruch, Pieces for clarinet, viola, and piano; Messiaen, Two pieces from Vingt Rgards sur L'Enfant Jsus; Hindemith, Sonata for viola and piano (1939); Reich, New York Counterpoint 1985 for clarinet and tape; Reinecke, Trio for clarinet, viola and piano.

Bank of Boston Celebrity Series.

New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. April 29, 8 p.m. Admission: $25-30. Tickets available through CelebrityCharge at 482-6661, or the Jordan Hall box office at 536-2412. Mezzo-Soprano Mitsuko Shirai and her husband, pianist Helmut Hll, will perform works by Brahms, Liszt, Schumann, Webern, and Wolf.

Boston Conservatory Opera.

Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. April 29-30, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-6340. Boston Conservatory Opera students perform opera excerpts along with a full staging of Haydn's one-act opera, La Canterina.

Harvard Glee Club.

Harvard University, Sanders Theatre. April 30, 10 p.m. Admission: $12-20, $6-10 for students. Tickets available through the Sanders Theatre Box Office (496-2222). Information: Holden Chapel (495-5730). Celebrate the rites of spring with a performance of Carl Orff's boisterous Carmina Burana by the Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Jameson Marvin.

Berklee College of Music.

The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Route 9 & Hammond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. April 30, 2-4 p.m. Information: 965-3037. Bob Winter, piano.

Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. April 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 "Gtterdmmerung," featuring soprano Jane Eaglen as Brnnhilde and tenor Ren Kollo as Siegfried. Eaglen will make her BSO debut during this performance, which will open with Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony.

All Newton Music School.

321 Chestnut St., West Newton. May 1, 12:30 p.m. Admission: $25. Information: 527-4553. A Champagne Bruch, hosted by ANMS Trustees, begins at 12:30 p.m. to be followed by a 1:30 p.m. concert. Members of the Boston Composers String Quartet will perform works by Mozart and Foote, as well "Cri du Coeur," a work specially commissioned by the school from composer John McDonald.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

280 The Fenway, Boston. May 1, 1:30 p.m. Admission (in addition to museum admission, see "Museums"): $4, $2 for students/seniors/museum members. Information: 566-1401. Sunday Concert Series: Stephen Drury, piano.

Bank of Boston Celebrity Series.

New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. May 1, 3 p.m. Admission $25. Tickets available through CelebrityCharge at 482-6661, or the Jordan Hall box office at 536-2412. The Beaux Arts Trio (Menahem Pressler, piano; Ida Kavafian, violin; Peter Wiley, cello) continues its three-concert series of the complete Beethoven Piano Trios.

Museum of Fine Arts.

465 Huntington Ave., Boston. May 1, 3 p.m. Admission: $17, $14 for students/seniors/MFA members. Information: 267-9300 (x300, general info; x306, tickets and reservations). "Music of the French Baroque": the sophistication, grace, and wit of baroque France, brought to life through the works of Marais, Rameau, Sainte-Colombe, and others. Frank Kelley, tenor; Laura Jeppesen and Jane Hershey, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo.

C. Walsh Theatre Sunday Concert Series.

Suffolk University, 41 Temple St., Boston. May 1, 4 p.m. Admission: Call for details. Information: 536-3356. Leslie Amper, piano; Randall Hodgkinson, piano: Sonata for Two Pianos in F minor, Op. 34b, Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn in B-flat Major Op. 56b. Roberta Anderson, soprano; Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano; Leslie Amper, piano: 8 Songs, Op. 58, Folksongs.

Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble.

1st & 2nd Church, 66 Marlborough St., Boston. May 1, 8 p.m. Admission: $10, $8 for students/seniors. Information: 643-6627. Ian Greitzer, clarinet; Anne Black, violin/viola; Michael Curry, cello; Donald Berman, piano. The third and final Dinosaur Annex concert of the ensemble's 19th season culminates with the Boston premieres of Thomas Flaherty's Quartet for viola, cello and digital processor, Poul Ruders's Tattoo for Three, with selections from Krenek, Sims, and Bartk.

Newton Symphony Orchestra.

Aquinas College at Newton, 15 Walnut Park, Newton. May 1, 8 p.m. Admission: $13-16. Information: 965-2555 (Info. and Reservations); 931-2000 (Advance ticket purchase via BOSTIX). The Newton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Ronald Knudsen, presents its season finale, with world-class Armenian cellist Suren Bagratuni, in performance. Program: Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, `Pathetique.' Reception for all follows the concert.

Boston Conservatory Orchestra and Festival Chorus.

St. Cecilia's Church, Boston. May 2, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-6340. Alan Lannom, director. Program to include Brahms' A German Requiem.

Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. May 4-7, 10 & 11:50 a.m. Admission: Call for details. Information: 266-1492. The BSO's final concerts of the 1993-94 Youth Concert Series will capture the spirit, atmosphere, and musical color of various countries around the world; led by Thomas Dausgaard, BSO Assistant Conductor. Program: Mendelssohn, Bartk, Rossini, Beethoven, Grieg, Lumbye, and Falla.

MIT Advanced Music Performance.

Killian Hall (14W-111). May 4, noon. Free admission. Information: 253-2906. Student Recital Series. Julia C. Ogrydziak '96, violin; Ronni Schwartz, piano. Program: Schubert, Sonatina in A minor, Op. 37, No. 2; Prokofiev, Cinq mlodies; Beethoven, Sonata in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Midday Performance Series.

Bank Auditorium, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston. May 5, 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Information: 973-3453. Pianist Soojin Park, an artist diploma candidate at the New England Conservatory of Music, will perform. Program: Beethoven, Mussorgsky, and Schoenberg.

Harvard University.

John Knowles Paine Concert Music Building, Cambridge. May 5, 5 p.m. (lecture) and 8 p.m. (concert). Additional lectures on May 6-7, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m.; May 8, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free admission. Information: 495-2791. "The Musical Migration, Austria/Germany to the U.S., ca. 1930-1950." A lecture and concert program that will include an international community of scholars and performers and will feature the following pieces: Kurt Weill, Selected Songs, Paul Hindemith, Ludus tonalis--for piano, Arnold Schoenberg, String Trio.

Jazz

Jazz Bands at MIT.

Kresge Auditorium. April 29, 8:15 p.m. Admission: $1. Information: 253-2826. Performances by the Festival Jazz Ensemble, James O'Dell, director; and the MIT Concert Jazz Band, Everett Longstreth, director.

The Strand Theatre.

543 Columbia Rd., Dorchester. Semenya McCord's Jazz Ain't Nothing But Soul. April 29, 10 a.m. and April 30, 1 p.m. Admission: $5 (April 29), $3 (April 30). Information: 282-8000. Semenya McCord will present her popular and exciting introduction to jazz and blues for children and families.

Popular Music

Museum of Our National Heritage.

33 Marrett Rd., Lexington. Songs and Stories of the American West. April 29, 8 p.m. Admission $11.50 advance and $13 on the day of the concert. Information: 861-6559. U. "Utah" Phillips and the duo of Sean Blackburn and Liz Masterson, cowboy/girl songs, rope-tricks and Texas Swing.

Voiceworks in Boston.

Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St., Boston. April 30, 2 p.m. Admission: $6, at the door. Information: 495-1442. Voiceworks, a women's a cappella group, and singer/songwriter Rob Laurens will perform various a cappela and folk song works. Proceeds will benefit the Women's Lunch Place, which offers food, friendship and resources to women who are poor and homeless.

The Strand Theatre.

543 Columbia Rd., Dorchester. Gospel Tribute to Deacon Jones. April 30, 7 p.m. Admission: $20/door, $18/advance, $10/door for children under 10. Information: 436-0116. Be a part of the First Annual Tribute to Deacon Billy James featuring Jackson Southernaires of Jackson Mississippi, the Spiritual Wonders, New Revelations, Holy Ghost Travelers, Grace Community Mass Choir with Pastor A. Livingston Foxworth and M.C. David Adams.

MIT Concert Band.

Kresge Auditorium. April 30, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 253-2826. The Concert Band will devote its performance to original works for concert band, as it has since 1953. Founded in 1948, the group will mark its 45th anniversary with this concert. John Corley, conductor.

Boston Conservatory Musical Theater Revue.

Boston Conservatory Theater. April 30, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 536-6340. Freshman Theater students pay tribute to the great Broadway songwriting teams of Lerner & Loewe, Comden & Green, and Adler & Ross.

Museum of Our National Heritage.

33 Marrett Rd., Lexington. May 1, 3 p.m. Admission: Call for details. Information: 861-6559. The award-winning band Boston Baked Blues will perform their hard-driving style of the blues, based on the Chicago brand of music of the '40s, '50s and '60s. Their performance draws on past and present musical influences, from T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters to Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday.

Film

French Library and Cultural Center, Cin Club.

53 Marlborough St., Boston. Germinal. April 30-May 1. Admission: $5, $4 for members. Brought over from France especially for this season, this is the previous version of Zola's novel by the director of Les Orgeuilleux. Discussion after Satuday screening. Information: 266-4351.

Brattle Theater.

40 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Fri-Sun, Mon-Thu (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 29-May 2: Second Annual Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema. Conclusion of an eight-day festival of premiers, visiting filmmakers, and special events which began on April 25.

April 29: Speak Up! It's So Dark, 4 p.m.; Odile & Yvette at the Edge of the World, 6 p.m.; Friends, 8 p.m.; The Line, the Cross and the Curve, 10:15 p.m.--shown with a short movie, Thriller. April 30: Lesbian Shorts, 2:30 p.m.--includes Take Me Back to Cairo, Coconut/Cane and Cutless, Exposure and Rosebud; Total Baby, 4 p.m.; Dialogues With Madwomen, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 7:45 p.m.; A Wall of Silence, 9:45 p.m. May 1: Jane Campion Shorts, 2:30 p.m.--included are Passionless Moments, Peel, Creatures of Instinct, and A Girl's Own Story; The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl, 4 p.m.; Cancer in Two Voices, 7:30 p.m.--shown with a short movie, Take Me Back to Cairo; Friends, 9 p.m. May 2: Olympia, 4 p.m.; Looking for Fun, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 9:50 p.m.

Harvard-Epworth Film Series.

Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. May 1, 8 p.m. Admission: $3. Information: 354-0837. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1939); classic film which delves into the ruthless snobbery of the Kabuki world.

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.

Part Five: Comedies by Sacha Guitry. April 29: The Story of a Cheat, 6 p.m. Remontons les Champs-Elyses (1938), 8 p.m. Recollection of a schoolteacher of the relation of the Champs-Elyses to the history of France to his pupils, unfolding in a peculiar manner. May 4: If Paris Could Speak (1955), 3 p.m. Poison (1951), 5:30 p.m. Story of a French peasant who, upon hearing a lawyer's explanation of the difference between an assassin and a murderer, becomes inspired to commit the perfect killing. Royal Affairs of Versailles (1954), 7:15 p.m. May 6: Three Make a Pair (1957), 6 p.m. Murderers and Theives (1957), 8 p.m. Double feature admission: $10, $9 for MFA members/students/seniors.

Theater Openings

"Washed-Up Middle-Aged Women"

Underground Railway Theater, 41 Foster St., Arlington. April 29-May 21 (Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.; Thu, May 5 & 12, 8 p.m.). Admission: $17 at door, $15 advance purchase, $8 for students/seniors. Information: 643-6916. A witty, eloquent collection of songs and stories about women growing older an coming into their own. This cabaret-style play, based on real-life stories, includes such musical highlights as "The Personals," "Calendar Ladies," and "The Menopause Rap."

"High Viscosity Thermal Breakdown"

The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston. April 30, 8 p.m. Admission: $8, $7 for students. Information: 426-5000. A multi-media performance event, with: Eventworks, the annual presenting program of new music, installation, film, video, sound, performance, lectures, and symposia, based at the Mass. College of Art; and Emergency Broadcast Network, a group presenting an attack on the U.S. media by presenting manipulated "video and sound bytes," along with audio bytes and dance music of the "techno" genre.

"An Evening with Mark Twain"

The Bookcellar Cafe, 1971 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square, Cambridge. May 4-5, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 576-1119. Boston-based sketch and improvisational comedian Scott Stiffler gives a one-man performance of American humorist Mark Twain in the style and structure of the 1868 Lyceum Lecture Series that made Twain a national, then international celebrity.

MIT Playwrights' Workshop.

Kresge Theater, Rehearsal Rm. B. May 5-7, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 253-2877. The MIT Music and Theater Arts Section presents Playwrights-in-Performance directed by Alan Brody and featuring original student-written scripts from the Playwrights Workshop class.

"Pretty, Witty, and Gay"

C. Walsh Theater, Suffolk University, 41 Temple St., Boston. May 5, 8:30 p.m.; May 6-8, 8 p.m. Admission: $9-12. Information: 542-4214. The second feature of Spic Out!, a series of Lebian and Gay Latina/Latino Theater. Star of Comic Relief, Comedy Central and the New York Shakespeare Festival, Marga Gomez makes her Boston theatrical debut in a one-woman show. The exotic comedienne's shtick spares no cultural icon or construct for the sake of comedy.

Ongoing Theater

"Pirates of Penzance"

Arlington St. Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston. April 29 at 8:30 p.m., April 30 at 8 p.m. Admission: $8, $4 children and seniors. Information: 536-7050, ext. 43. The Arlington Street Players present this musical masterpiece by Gilbert and Sullivan.

"Damaged by the 70's"

Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. April 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.

"Rags"

Spingold Theater, Brandeis University, Waltham. April 29-30, 8 p.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.

"Bare Essentials"

The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Through April 30 (Fri-Sat, 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 (Fri-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 (Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat, 5 p.m.; Sun, 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.

"F.O.B."

Kresge Little Theater. April 29-30; 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 29-30 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.

"June in White"

New Theatre Production, First and Second Church Theatre, 66 Marlborough St., Boston. Through May 8 (Thu-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.

"The Mad Dog Blues"

Coyote Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston St., Boston. Through May 8 (Thu-Sat, 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.

"I Hate Hamlet"

New Repertory Theatre, 54 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands. Through May 29: Wed, 2 & 8 p.m.; Thu-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.

"Marry Me You Dick"

Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill, Charlestown. April 29; May 6-8, 12-14: Thu-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.

"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.

"Whoop-Dee-Doo"

The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Copley Square, Boston. Through 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 Thursday 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.

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile"

Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. Through 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 theatre for details. Admission: $18-36. Information: 547-8300. First full-length play by Steve Martin (Roxanne, L.A. Story), about a fictional meeing between the young artist Pablo Picasso and the young scientist Albert Einstein, before fame consumed them, along with other historical figures and a surprise visitor from the future.

Dance

Dance Concert of Student Works

MIT Student Center, La Sala de Puerto Rico. April 29-30, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 253-2877. The Music and Theater Arts Section presents a dance concert, directed by Beth Soll and featuring choreography by guest artist Rosalind Newman.

Dance Umbrella.

The Emerson Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. April 29-May 1: Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Saturday showing 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.

Boston Ballet.

Wang Center for the Performing Arts, 268 Tremont St., Boston. May 5, 7 p.m.; May 6-15 (Wed, 7 p.m.; Sat-Sun, 2 p.m.; Fri-Sat, Tue, Thu, 8 p.m.). Admission: $12-58 (Thu-Sat eves); otherwise, $12-54. Information: 695-6950. Boston Ballet's season finale, a performance of John Cranko's Onengin, a dazzling and powerful dance-drama that tells a story of honor, pride, heartbreak, and regret in 19th-century Russia.

Current Dance Company.

Green Street Studios, 185 Green St., Central Square, Cambridge. April 30, 8 p.m. Admission: $8. Information: 864-3191. The company, under the artistic direction of Beth Easterly, will premiere two new works, "Causeway" and "Elemental Magic Stories," both broadly based on paintings and landscapes. Also featured are "Overture" and "Grist," works featuring dance, drama, and sound.

Lectures

Center for Faith and Science Exchange.

A program of the Boston Theological Institute. Free admission. May 4, 4:30 p.m.: Harvard Science Center, Lecture Hall A. "A Christian View of the Emergence of Creatures and Their Succession in a Developing Universe." May 5, 4:30 p.m.: MIT Student Center, Twenty Chimneys. "Science and Religion: Different Roads to Truth."

MIT Communications Forum.

The Wiesner Building, E15 Lower Level. May 5, 4-6 p.m. Information: 253-0008 or 253-3144. Democracy in Cyberspace: Society, Politics, and the Virtual Republic. This forum will examine the dauntingly complex socio-political, legal, and philosophical issues confronting newly emerging virtual societies (particularly Multi-User Dimensions, or MUDs).

Exhibits

MIT Libraries.

Rotch Library, Rm. 7-238. On display through June 3.

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 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.

MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.

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.

Holography: Artists and Inventors--The Museum of Holography Moves to MIT.

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.

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 XIII, 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 century through the 20th century.

List Visual Arts Center.

20 Ames St. Both exhibits run through June 26 (Tue,Thu,Fri, noon-6 p.m.; Wed, noon-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.

Bromfield Gallery.

107 South St., Boston. Hours: Fri, noon-5 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 251-3605. Through April 30: "Objects for Play and Contemplation," ceramic sculpture by Debra Giller; "Last Supper--Etchings," by Tom Hall; "Two Red Rocks and Other Paintings," by Wendy Prellwitz. May 3-28 (Reception held May 7, 4-6 p.m.): "New Tapestries," by Erica Licea-Kane; "Fair Fish and Fowl," by David Omar White; "Places," paintings and drawings by Cathy Osman.

Kaji Aso Studio Institute for the Arts.

Gallery Nature & Temptation, 40 St. Stephen St., Boston. April 29-May 11 (Reception April 30, 7-9 p.m.). Free admission. Information: 247-1719. "Soul Landscape Painting." Oil paintings by Woon Kyung Paik, a native Korean artist.

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 French Library and Cultural Center.

53 Marlborough St., Boston. May 3-31 (Reception May 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.): Tue, noon-8 p.m.; Wed-Thu, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Information: 266-4351. "Urban Landscapes from Paris and Angers." An exhibition of photographs by Matthew Footer.

The Computer Museum.

300 Congress St., Boston. Through June 30, 2-5 p.m. daily. 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 Ave., 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 others 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 twentieth 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. Series of four lectures, lectures 3 & 4 remain. Thu: 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 Tue-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; Wed., $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: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun, noon-5 p.m. 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.

"Shaken Not Stirred: Cocktails Shakers and Design." A variety of cocktail shakers from 1920 to 1960 are presented from the private collection of Stephen Visakay. Approximately 100 cocktail shakers will illustrate aspects of industrial design in 20th-century American decorative arts. Through October 30.

"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.

Announcements

MIT Japan Program.

The AFOSR Travel Prize, made possible by a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, is open to MIT graduate students in Political Science, Technology, and Policy and Leaders for Manufacturing doing research related to Japan in security, energy, technology policy, trade, intellectual property studies, or a similar field. The winner will receive a travel grant of $2,500 for a visit to Japan during academic 1994-95 to explore current developments in his/her field of study. Applications may be obtained from Cornelia Robart at 253-2839 (E38-700) or Mary Ellen Beveridge at 253-5161 (E53-470). Please mail or deliver applications to Robart by 5 p.m. on May 16.

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 5 p.m. on May 16. 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.