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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.

Longy Preparatory Department

May 28, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Young Performers Chamber Orchestra and Junior Young Performers Orchestra will perform.

Master of Music Recital

May 31, 8 p.m. Free admission. Silvia de la Torre Gleason, piano.

Artist Diploma Recital

June 13­14, 8 p.m. Free admission. Noriko Yasuda, harpsichord (Mon); Kanako Nishikawa, piano (Tue).

June New Music at Longy

June 15­17, 8 p.m. Admission: $7. Composers in Red Sneakers (Wed­Thu) and Music of Longy Composers (Thu­Fri).

Longy Special Event

June 18, 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: (508) 429-1946. Lisa Meri, guitars and vocals, will perform on behalf of her new CD release.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Midday Performance Series

Bank Auditorium, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston. June 2, 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Information: 973-3453. Vytas J. Baksys, piano. Program: Works by Grieg, Liszt, Friedman and others.

Acoustical Society of America Benefit Concert

Kresge Auditorium. June 6, 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture, 8 p.m. concert. Tickets: $30 in advance available from MIT Conference Services Office (253-1703); $35 at door. Information: Herman Medwin, (408) 624-1775. The Tokyo String Quartet will play selections using both classical instruments and contemporary instruments by craftsmen who employ scientific methods in their construction. A pre-concert lecture on Violin Acoustics will be presented by Gabriel Weinreich, professor of physics at the University of Michigan. The money raised will be used to produce a professional video-cassette fro elementary school students entitled "Modern Acoustics."

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Midday Performance Series

Bank Auditorium, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston. June 9, 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Information: 973-3453. June 9: The Pearson/McGinty Duo, viola/piano concert. Program: "The Romantic Sounds of Springtime," including Robert Schumann's Fairy Tales, Op. 113, Ernest Bloch's Suite Hebraique, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Romance.

Emmanuel Music Players

C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 41 Temple St., Boston. June 12, 4 p.m. Admission: call for details. Information: 536-3356. Program: Four Quartets Op. 92, Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52, Folksongs, Book 4 No. 43-49, 7 Songs Op. 95. Jayne West, soprano; Gloria Raymond, mezzo-soprano; William Hite, tenor; Donald Wilkinson, baritone; Allen Rogers, piano; and Michael Beattie, piano.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Midday Performance Series

Bank Auditorium, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston. June 16, 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Information: 973-3453. Douglas Wright and Norman Bolter, trombone duo.

Contemporary Music

Vox-cubed

The Cube Performance Space, MIT Media Lab, Building E15. May 27 and 28, 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; May 29, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Performance is continuous: come whenever you want and stay as long as you want. Free admission. Information: 253-0392. Presented by students from Tod Machover's spring term "Projects in Music & Media" class at the MIT Media Lab in collaboration with Professor Sharon Daniel's "Video Art" course. Centered around the theme of the human voice, an elaborate series of specially designed individual and group experiences will allow audience members to use both voice and physical gesture to listen, to perform, and to explore a rich sensory environment in new ways.

Jazz

Boston Center for the Arts

551 Tremont St., Room 406, Boston. June 4, 8 p.m. Suggested donation: $10. Information: 426-5000. "Playground." Zusaan Kali Fasteau (vocals) and William Parker (bass) join together for an evening of musical entertainment, striving for a universal sound that incorporates the unique elements of jazz and instrumental improvisation in the mix.

Popular Music

Berklee College of Music

The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Route 9 & Hammond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. All performances, 2­4 p.m. Information: 965-3037. The Berklee College continues a month-long salute to the big bands and music masters of the 20th century. May 28: "Memories of Nat ŒKing' Cole," performed by the Jimmy Neil Trio. May 29: "Songs of Frank Sinatra," with Steve Marvin, vocals, and the Artie Barsamian Septet. May 30: "Music of George Gershwin." Billy Novick, saxophone; Mark Pucci, bass; Paul Schmeling, piano.

Boston Pops

All events are at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Admission: $11­35. Information: 266-1492. This season is dedicated to Arthur Fiedler, who was conductor of the Boston Pops from 1930 to 1979.

From Opera to Broadway

May 27­28, 8 p.m. Program features Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A minor, the Suite from Bizet's Carmen, the Overture from Gypsy, and hits by Rodgers & Hammerstein and George and Ira Gershwin. David Alan Miller, conductor; Marylou Speaker Churchill, violin; and LeRoy Villanueva, baritone.

Old Timers' Night

May 29, 7:30 p.m. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra performs; Harry Ellis Dickson, conductor. Program includes a George M. Cohan medley, Strauss's Over the Beautiful Blue Danube, a tribute to Leroy Anderson, and Memories' Sing-along.

A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler

May 31, 8 p.m. Program features Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto, the William Tell Overture, selections from Girl Crazy, and a tribute to Leroy Anderson. Harry Ellis Dickson, conductor; Virginia Eskin, piano. June 12 and 19, 7:30 p.m. Bruce Hangen, conductor.

Presidents at Pops

June 1, 8 p.m. Former "Tonight Show" Music Director Doc Severinsen will be featured in this 13th annual concert. Program will include several selections for trumpet and orchestra, including compositions by Irving Berlin, Henry Mancini, and Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams.

Music From the Fabulous Forties

June 2­4, 8 p.m. Boston Pops Conductor John Williams will return in the fourth week of the season to lead the orchestra in a group of popular favorites from the heyday of jazz-popular music crossovers. Program includes selections by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Count Basie.

Pops Salutes the American Masters

June 5, 7:30 p.m. The orchestra showcases the contributions of American composers including George Gershwin, Aaron Copeland, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams. David Alan Miller, conductor.

All Creatures Great and Small

June 8­9, 8 p.m. A fond look back at the musical adventures of mischievous magpies, mythical Valkyries, and modern superheroes like Batman and Superman. Robert Bernhardt, conductor.

Patriotic Celebration

June 14, 8 p.m. In a prelude to Independence Day festivities in July, the Boston Pops will engage the audience in traditional patriotic works. Ronald Feldman, conductor.

Boston Pops Guest Conductor

June 15­17, 8 p.m. John Mauceri, Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, returns to the Symphony Hall podium.

Celtic Connection

June 17­18, 8 p.m. The Pops will fill Symphony Hall with joyful jigs and beautiful ballads as they play the music of Ireland. Grant Llewellyn, conductor.

Hispanic Fiesta

June 21­22, 8 p.m. The orchestra explores the scintillating music of Spain and South America. Gisele Ben-Dor, conductor.

World Music

World Music at the Roxy.

279 Tremont St., Boston. Admission: $18.50 (first show), $19.50 (second show). Information: 876-9240. June 5, 7:30 p.m. Zaire's living legend, Tabu Ley Rochereau and his band Orchestra Afrisa International will perform. Tabu Ley Rochereau is one of the great innovators of soukous, the infectious dance music that has dominated the musical scene of East and Central Africa for the last 10 years. June 15, 7:30 p.m. Nigerian musician King Sunny Ade and the African Beats will perform. His leading role in the development of "juju" music, the primary music of the West African Yoruba people and a major component of world beat music, is as integral as his committment to combining classic juju style with electric guitars and modern rhythms.

World Music at Berklee.

Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. June 21, 8 p.m. Admission: $22­25. Information: 876-9240. Brazilian musician Milton Nascimento, whose career has spanned more than 30 years, brings a unique sound that goes beyond conventional jazz and pop, creating a harmonious mix of African rhythms and Brazilian folk melodies, bossa nova and undercurrents of numerous disparate cultures.

Film

MIT Japan Program

77 Massachusetts Ave., Rm. 2-105. Free admission. Information: 253-0167. June 6: Chushingura (The Forty-Seven Ronin, by Hiroshi Inagaki, 1962), 7­10:30 p.m. A rare showing of one of Japan's most enduring and popular samurai tales: starring Toshiro Mifune.

Brattle Theater

40 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Admission: $6 for all shows; $4 for Brattle members; $3 for seniors/children under 12. Information: 876-6837.

Premieres and Special Engagements

All showings are Fri­Sun. Each show is subject to single admission price. May 27­29: Living Proof: HIV and the Pursuit of Happiness (Kermit Cole [personally introducing the 7:45 showing], 1993); 4:20, 6, 7:45 & 9:30 p.m. June 3­5: Looking for Fun (Ning Ying, 1992); 4, 6, 8 & 10 p.m. June 10­12: Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969); 5:30, 7:45 & 10 p.m. Why Did Bodhi Darma Leave for the East? (Bae Yong-Kyun, 1989); 3 p.m. (Sat & Sun matinees at 12:30 p.m.)

Jazz in Film Noir

All are Monday showings. May 30: Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951); 3:05 & 7:40 p.m. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958); 1, 5:30 & 9:55 p.m. June 6: Man with the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger, 1955); 4 & 7:50 p.m. The Strip (Leslie Cardos, 1951); 6:10 & 10 p.m. June 13: Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1958), 4 & 7:45 p.m. Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Roger Vadim, 1960), 5:45 & 9:30 p.m.

The Divine John Waters

All are Tuesday showings; all films directed by John Waters. May 31: Female Trouble (1974); 4:15 & 8 p.m. Desperate Living (1977); 6:10 & 9:50 p.m. June 7: Polyester (1981); 4:15 & 8 p.m. Hairspray (1988); 6 & 9:45 p.m. June 14: Cry Baby (1990), preceded by The Diane Linkletter Story (1970); 8 & 9:50 p.m.

Double Directions

All are Wednesday showings. June 1: Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1988); 5 & 9:50 p.m. Faraway, So Close (Wim Wenders, 1993); 7:20 p.m. June 8: Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant, 1989); 4 & 8 p.m. My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991); 6 & 9:50 p.m. June 15: Wittgenstein (Derek Jarman, 1993); 8 p.m. Edward II (Derek Jarman, 1992); 9:30 p.m.

Cahiers du Cinema Selects

All are Thursday showings. June 2: Bad Blood (Mauvais Sang, by Leos Caraz, 1988); 5:15, 7:30 & 9:40 p.m. June 9: Le Grand Bonheur (Herve Le Roux, 1993); 4:45 & 8 p.m. June 16: The Birth of Love (La Naissance de L'Amour, by Philippe Garrel, 1993); 5:30, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

French Library and Cultural Center, Ciné Club

53 Marlborough St., Boston. All showings, 8 p.m. Admission: $5, $4 for members. Information: 266-4351. May 27­29: Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946). The original version of Georges Simenon's thriller about Monsieur Hire, a recluse who is framed for a murder, starring Viviane Romance, Paul Bernard, and Michel Simon. June 3­5: Monsieur Vincent (Maurice Cloche, 1947). The life of St. Vincent de Paul, co-scripted by Jean Anouilh. June 10­12: Au Dela de Grilles (The Walls of Malapaga, René Clement, 1949). French poetic realism meets Italian neo-realism. Set in Genoa and scripted by Zavattini, the film stars Jean Gabin in the last variation on his classic role of a man on the run doomed by love and destiny. June 17­19: Nous Sommes Tous Des Assassins (We Are All Murderers, André Cayatte, 1952). René, accustomed to killing during the war, cannot stop and is tried for murder; with Marcel Mouloudji and Claude Laydu.

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, Conclusion

Part Six: 1950-1990, Bresson to Besson. May 27: Police (Maurice Pialat, 1985), 5:45 p.m. Gerard Depardieu plays a coarse, cynical Paris cop breaking up a North African drug ring. Nikita (La Femme Nikita, Luc Besson, 1990), 8 p.m. Anne Parillaud stars as a tough young junkie who gets transformed into a trained government assassin. May 29: Betty Blue (37, 2 le Matin, Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986). Story of a torrid summertime affair between Zorg, a beach bum and aspiring novelist, and Betty, a fiercely sensual young woman who is given to sudden and extreme mood swings. Double feature admission: $10, $9 for MFA members/students/seniors.

10th Annual Boston Gay and Lesbian Film/Video Festival

June 1: One Nation Under God (Teodoro Maniaci and Francine Rzeznick, 1993), 6 p.m.; Go Fish (Rose Troche, 1993), 8 p.m. June 2: Green on Thursdays: The Crusade Against Gay-Bashing (Dean Bushala and Deirdre Heaslip, 1993)-preceded by Stick Figures (short subject by Diane Bonder, 1990), 6 p.m.; Confession of a Pretty Lady: Sandra Bernhard (Kris Clarke, 1993)-preceded by Chicks in White Satin (Elaine Holliman, 1992) and Conceiçào (Robert Jabor, 1992), 8 p.m. June 8: Alexandria Always and Forever (Youssef Chahine, 1990), 6 p.m.; Ludwig 1881 (Fosco and Donatello Dubini, 1993), 8 p.m. June 9: Cancer in Two Voices (Lucy Massie Phenix, 1993)-preceded by No Saintly Girl (Claire Whitaker, 1993) and Dangerous When Wet (Diane Bonder, 1993), 6 p.m.; "Lesbian Sexuality," a program of short films and videos, including the following: Le Poisson d'Amour (Paula Gauthier, 1994), Came Out, It Rained, Went Back In Again (Betsan Evans Morris, 1992), I Got This Way from Kissin' Girls (Julie Butler, 1990), Maya (Catharine Benedek, 1992), Steam Rises Knowingly (Holly Hey, 1993), Intrepidissima (Marta Balletbo-Coll, 1992), Parolé (Diane Bonder, 1993), and Carmelita Tropicana (Ela Troyano, 1992). Admission: festival pass (includes events at Harvard Film Archive), $100; 8 MFA screenings, $40 general, $32 for students/seniors/MFA members; double feature, $10.50 general, $9.50 for students/seniors/MFA members; single tickets, $7 general, $6 for students/seniors/ MFA members.

New Latin American Cinema

June 3: Adorable Lies (Adorables Mentiras, Geraldo Chijona, 1991), 5:30 p.m.; Dark Side of the Heart (El Lado Oscuro del Corazón, Eliseo Subiela, 1992), 7:45 p.m. June 10: Excess Baggage (El Bulto, Gabriel Retes, 1991), 6 p.m.; Love in the Time of Hysteria (Solo Con Tu Pareja, Alfonso Cuaron, 1991), 8:15 p.m. June 17: Knocks at My Door (Golpes a Mi Puerta, Alejandro Saderman, 1993), 6 p.m.; Stalinha (Miguel Faria, Jr., 1990), 8 p.m. June 24: Alias la Gringa (Alberto Durant, 1991), 6 p.m.; You Only Live Twice (La Vida Es Una Sola, Marianne Eyde, 1992), 8 p.m.

Directors Present

June 12: Your Own True Self (Paul Athanas and Jay Rooney, 1993), 3 p.m. A documentary which offers a gentle, humorous look at our cultural fear of aging, shown through interviews with 12 residents of the all-male Duplex nursing home in Jamaica Plain. June 16: Twitch and Shout (Laurel Chiten, 1994), 6:45 p.m. An emotionally absorbing journey into the world of Tourette's Syndrome through the eyes of a photojournalist.

Premiere Engagement

June 15­30: Talk 16 (Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell, 1994). Call for time. This film follows the lives of five girls from vastly different backgrounds as they turn 16. "In the way that all great documentaries do, Talk 16 brings its subjects into the consciousness of the viewers, reminding us of the way we all looked before our masks hardened" (Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail).

Theater Openings

"Lady Day"

Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington St., Providence, Rhode Island. May 27­June 5: Thu­Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 & 7 p.m. Admission: $24­30; student, senior, disabled, and military discounts available. Information: (401) 351-4242. An extension of the original performance of "Lady Day," featuring company member Rose Weaver as the legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. For the production, Trinity Rep's Downstairs Theatre has been transformed into an authentic reproduction of Emerson's Bar & Grill, the seedy nightspot in South Philadelphia which was the scene of one of Lady Day's last public performances.

"The Colored Museum"

Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston. May 27­June 12: Thu­Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 7 p.m. Admission: $15.25­18.25. Information: 695-0659. The highly acclaimed Coyote Theatre presents George C. Wolfe's contemporary play, which is an outrageous revue of sketches that play havoc with race relations in America. The play asks how African Americans can both honor and escape their legacy of suffering and the foibles of their culture.

"Mother Never Abandons Her Kid"

The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Rd., Dorchester. May 29, 7 p.m. Admission: call for details. Information: 282-8000. In honor of Mother's Day in Haiti, playwright Papados (Fritz Dossous) presents this play, alternately named Manman pa janm sevre petit.

Four Media Theater Works

Mobius, 354 Congress St., Boston. June 2­4, 8 p.m. Admission: $7­9. Information: 542-7416. Producer and performance artist James Williams presents four works over three evenings: "History," "The Proud General," "Away," and "The Ends of the Line." Each performance combines live action with recorded images and tets, usually in a narrative format.

"The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me"

C. Walsh Theater, Suffolk University, 55 Temple St., Boston. June 3­July 3: Wed­Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat, 5 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun, 3 p.m. Admission:$17­26. Information (tickets): 573-8680. David Drake's one man tour-de-force of gay life experiences, which ran for one year off-Broadway and received the Obie Award for Best Play. Eric Paeper stars, Chuck Brown directs.

View from the West Bank: Two Voices, One Soul

Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston St., Boston. June 10­11, 8 p.m. Admission: $10, $8 for students/seniors. Information: 266-5153. The Poets' Theatre presents two staged readings of one-act plays which illuminate the different viewpoints and degrees of suffering in the Middle East. "Strong Lager," by Stanley Richardson, is based on first-person accounts from the survivors of Auschwitz, while "Ansar," by Fateh Azzam, recounts the first-hand experiences of Palestinians who spent time in the Israeli Military Detention Center, Ansar 3.

"The Grapes of Wrath"

Open Door Theatre, Pinebank Kettlebowl, Jamaica Pond Park, on the Jamaicaway in Jamaica Plain. June 16­July 16: Thu­Sat, 8 p.m. Admission: $12, $10 for students/seniors/Jamaica Plain residents. Information: 524-4007. Frank Galati's adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel of hardship, hope and courage kicks off the Open Door Theatre's 20th anniversary season. Kevin Fennessy, of "Psycho Beach Party" fame (from 1993), directs.

Ongoing Theater

"I Hate Hamlet"

New Repertory Theatre, 54 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands. Through May 29: Wed, 2 & 8 p.m.; Thu­Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat, 5 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Admission: $16­23; 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.

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile"

Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. Through June 5: Tue­Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 7 p.m.; Sat and Sun matinees, 2 p.m. Alternating with "Hot 'n' Throbbing" through May 21, call theatre for details. Admission: $18­36. 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.

"Judy Sings from Broadway to Hollywood"

The Charles Playhouse, 76 Warrenton St., Boston. May 31­June 5: Tue­Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat, 6 & 9 p.m.; Sun, 6 p.m. Admission: $25­35. Information: 426-6912. Jim Bailey, internationally-acclaimed singer-character-actor-illusionist, performs as Judy Garland in a performance that does not qualify as a gaudy camp display, but, according to L.A. Times Critic Lawrence Christon, "takes him beyond the drag queen genre and into one of the central enigmas of our time-the question of what constitutes our sexual identity."

"Barbara Streisand: Live in Concert"

The Charles Playhouse, 76 Warrenton St., Boston. June 7­12: Tue­Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat, 6 & 9 p.m.; Sun, 6 p.m. Admission: $25­35. Information: 426-6912. Jim Bailey (see above listing in "Judy Garland" performance) now performs as Barbra Streisand, along with Streisand's repertoire, including "Send in the Clowns," "People," "The Way We Were," and "Somewhere."

"Shlemiel the First"

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. Through June 12: Tue­Fri, 8 p.m.; Wed (5/25 & 6/8), 2 p.m.; Sat, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 & 7 p.m. Admission: $18­42. Information: 547-8300. An adaptation of the charming folk tales of Nobel Prize-winning author Issac Bashevis Singer with a rousing, authentic score played by the Boston based Klezmer Conservatory Band, achieving a lively mix of music and theatre.

Comedy

U.S. Improvisational Theatre League.

The Boston Baked Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville. June 1 & 8, 8 p.m. Admission: $10; group rates available. 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 (like a hockey game). The audience decides the outcome. Directed by Nadette Stasa.

Lectures

Bunting Institute

34 Concord Ave., Cambridge. June 8, 4 p.m. Information: 495-8212."Jury Nullification and the Eclipse of Popular Justice," by Elizabeth Bussiere.

Radcliffe College.

Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden St, Cambridge. June 17­21. Information: 495-8647. "Women, Information, and the Future: Collecting and Sharing Resources Worldwide." A series of talks: call for exact times.

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 created by library staff members, including paintings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media by 14 different artists.

MIT Museum

265 Massachusets 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.

"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.

"The Center for Advanced Visual Studies: 25 Years." Curated by Otto Piene, Professor Emeritus and past director of the CAVS, the installation will showcase the work of 25 former fellows. Videos, a catalogue, and a CD-ROM presentation will incorporate works by all the former fellows of CAVS. Through Oct. 2.

Compton Gallery

From June 4-Oct. 2. Information: 253-4444. "Charles H. Woodbury, Class of 1886: Artist." Exhibition of the paintings of one of the premiere American impressionists, who was also an MIT mechanical engineering graduate.

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 century through the 20th century.

List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames St. Both exhibits run through June 26 (Tue,Thu,Fri, noon­6 p.m.; Wed, noon­8 p.m.; Sat­Sun, 1­5 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.

Sloan School Dean's Gallery

50 Memorial Dr. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: Michele Fiorenza, 253-9455. June 8-23. "Watercolors by Martina Willer-Schrader." Works by the wife of Sloan School Assistant Professor Stephan Schrader.

Bromfield Gallery

107 South St., Boston. Hours: Fri, noon­5 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m.­5 p.m. Information: 251-3605. Through May 28: "New Tapestries," by Erica Licea-Kane; "Fair Fish and Fowl," by David Omar White; and "Places," paintings and drawings by Cathy Osman. May 31­June 30 (Reception held June 4, 4­6 p.m.): "Recent Adventures," paintings by Karen Chiacchia; "Primal Regions," abstract paintings by Linda Klein; and "Painted Sculptures," by Pat McNabb.

The French Library and Cultural Center

53 Marlborough St., Boston. Through May 31 (Reception May 3, 5:30­7:30 p.m.): Tue, noon­8 p.m.; Wed­Thu, 10 a.m.­8 p.m.; Fri­Sat, 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 Newton Free Library

330 Homer St., Newton. June 2­29: Mon­Thu, 10 a.m.­9 p.m.; Fri, 10 a.m.­6 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m.­5 p.m.; Sun, 1­4 p.m. Reception held Mon, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. "City Neighborhoods." Lainie Ingerman; oils and watercolors.

The Computer Museum

300 Congress St., Boston. Through June 30, 2­5 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.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library

Columbia Point, Boston. June 6­Sept. 5, 9 a.m.­5 p.m. (general museum hours). Museum admission: call for details. Information: 929-4500. "World War II: Personal Accounts-Pearl Harbor to V-J Day." This exhibit opens on the 50th anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy, and devotes itself to commemorating history's most devastating global war. The exhibit features hundreds of dramatic letters, diaries, photographs, and objects from participants who witnessed the war's heroics and horrors. Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, and organized by the Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave., Boston. "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 7th­9th 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.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway, Boston. Open Tue­Sun, 11 a.m.­5 p.m. Admission: $6, $5 for students/seniors, $3 youths (ages 12­17), 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: Mon­Sat, 10 a.m.­5 p.m., Sun, noon­5 p.m. Information: 861-6559.

"Patchwork Souvenirs: Quilts from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair." A selection of one-of-a-kind historic quilts recreates an important chapter in the history of American quiltmaking. More than half of the thirty quilts featured are commemorative quilts incorporating themes from the Fair. In addition, award-winning traditionally patterned quilts are displayed, along with 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.

"From Sea to Shining." For three years, renowned Magnum photographer Hiroji Kubota traveled throughout the United States documenting this country's landscape and her people. Approximately eighty photographs will be on view in this exhibition organized by the International Center of Photography. Through Sept. 25.

"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.

"The Flag in American Indian Art." This exhibition celebrates the creativity, sense of design, and highly-skilled craftsmanship of American Indian cultures. The 125 objects date from 1880 to the 1920s, represent Indian tribes from across the country, and use the American flag as a decorative element. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of the New York State Historical Association. June 19­Feb. 5, 1995.

"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

Technology Day at MIT

Kresge Auditorium. Main events occur on Friday, June 3, and are open to the MIT community only. Information: 253-4006. As part of a weekend-long celebration, titled For the Wonder of It All: The Arts at MIT, this annual series of events will feature discussions, demonstrations, performances, and gallery tours which highlight the latest accomplishments of MIT students and faculty in music and theater, visual arts and architecture, creative writing, photography, and the emerging media of interactive video, holography, and hyperinstruments. The celebration actually kicks off on Thursday, June 2, at a Boston Pops Orchestra performance-with John Williams conducting-which will feature MIT Lecturer in music David DeVeau as a piano soloist and a noted MIT Professor John Harbison's work, "Remembering Gatsby, A Foxtrot for Orchestra." As a special closing event, playwright and MIT Professor A. R. Gurney and actress Kitty Carlisle Hart (a member of MIT's Council for the Arts) will perform Gurney's Broadway hit, Love Letters.

Midsummer Revels: "An English Country Fair"

Codman Estate, Lincoln. June 19, 1 & 4 p.m. Tickets: $14 adults; $12 children and seniors. Information: 621-0505. The Cambridge Revels present a show that reacreates the atmosphere of an English Country Fair, with Maypole Dancing, Songs and Dances of the British Isles, and more.

Announcements

WMBR Radio Listings

88.1 FM. May 1994 (Saturdays, 2­4 p.m.). Information: 253-8810, or available online via "telnet techinfo.mit.edu" or "gopher techinfo.mit.edu" and selecting Option 10. "French Kisses," a weekly bilingual program featuring French-language sons as well as interviews and reports on Francophile culture. Regular features include: The Calendar, a report on all the concerts, films, exhibits and other Boston-area events (2:30 p.m.); Parler au quotidien, Radio France's educational program to improve your French (2:55 p.m.); The live Paris report, by Laurent Valière, with the latest from the French capital (3:15 p.m.); plus new and old French music and assorted contests. Special event-May 28: Alexis Biolley brings singer Jacques Brel back from the grave for an exclusive interview. "Pipeline," a weekly program featuring live rock performances by some of Boston's hottest cutting-edge talents-May 31: The group Modern Farmer performs live from the WMBR studios.

Work in Britain

The Work in Britain program's unique Blue Card permits U.S. students to work throughout the U.K. in any type of job, for up to six months at any time of the year. Otherwise, it is very difficult to obtain a British work permit. Government permission is needed for all jobs, paid or unpaid. This 28-year-old program is administered by the British Universities North America Club (BUNAC) and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). For an application or further details, contact: CIEE, 205 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017 [Telephone: (212) 661-1414]; or BUNAC (USA), P.O. Box 49, South Britain, CT 06487 [Telephone: (203) 264-0901].

International Volunteer Opportunities

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) has begun recruitment for its international workcamp program which brings together teams of volunteers from different countries to help local communities for a period of two to four weeks. Designed to promote international cooperation and understanding, over 600 projects will take place in 22 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. For a free International Workcamps brochure, write to: CIEE, International Voluntary Service Department, 205 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017-5706; or call (212) 661-1414, ext. 1139.

Global Volunteers

Global Volunteers, a private non-profit organization, is actively seeking student groups and individuals to work for one to three weeks at project sites in Russia, Poland, Tanzania, Indonesia, Jamaica, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, and in rural communities in the United States. For a free schedule and group information, please contact Michele Gran at Global Volunteers: 1-800-487-1074 or 375 E. Little Canada Road, St. Paul, MN 55117.

Uno-Innsbruck International Summer School

The University of New Orleans will sponsor its 18th annual international summer school in Innsbruck, Austria during the summer of 1994. Over 250 students as well as some 30 faculty/staff members will experience life and learning in the magnificent setting of the towering Tirolean Alps in the "Heart of Central Europe." Participants can earn up to 10 semester hours of credit, with courses focused on the cultural, historical, socio-political, and economic issues of U.S./European relations and address the theme "Democracy in Europe: Problems and Prospects." For more information, contact Dr. Margaret Davidson at (504) 286-7116, or write to: UNO-INNSBRUCK-1994, International Study Programs, Box 1315, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 80148.