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Classical Music

Bank of Boston Celebrity Series

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston. Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Admission: $8.50­14.50. Tickets: 482-6661 or 536-2412. HaeSun Paik, piano (recent graduate of the New England Conservatory's Artist Diploma program). Program: Messiaen, La Colombe from Preludes (1928) and Le Loriet from Catalogue of Birds (1958); Schumann, Humoreske, Op. 20; Ravel, La Valse; Rachmaninoff, Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42; and Mozart/Liszt, Remiscences de Don Juan.

Tufts University Department of Music

Cohen Auditorium, Tufts University, Medford. Information: 627-3564. 1. Feb. 24, 8 p.m. One-Hundredth Year Celebration Concert, honoring Dr. T.J. Anderson; performed by Tufts University Chorale, Tufts Symphony Orchestra, and guest artists. Featuring music of T.J. Anderson and former students William Banfield, Donal Fox, Eric Lindgren, Paul Siskind, Trevor Weston, and David Wiley. 2. Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Tufts University Wind Ensemble; John McCann, director.

MIT Guest Artist Concert: The Angeles Quartet

Kresge Auditorium, 84 Massachusetts Ave. Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Information: 253-2826. The Angeles Quartet was formed six years ago, and has since been praised by the Los Angeles Times for their "perfect intonation, natural balances, clean attacks, and a degree of unanamity and polish that might be envied by quartets with years of experience." The group is recording all 68 Haydn String Quartets and will perform two of them: Op. 1, No. 0; Op. 64, No. 6; and Korngold's No. 3, Op. 34.

Harvard Deparment of Music

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Music Building, Harvard University, Cambridge. Information: 496-6013. 1. Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Admission: $5. The Consortium - New England Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble; John Heiss, director. Program: Charles Ives, In Re Con Moto, The Pond, and Hallowe'en; John Heiss, Episode 1; Earl Kim, Now and Then; Peter Child, Ensemblance; Gunther Schuller, Aphorisms; John Harbison, Mirabai Songs. 2. Feb. 27, 4:15 p.m. Free admission. Harvard Department of Music Colloquium. Lydia Goehr, Wesleyan University: "The Perfect Performance of Music and the Perfect Muscial Performance."

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway, Boston. Both concerts begin at 1:30 p.m. Admission (in addition to museum admission): $4, $2 members. Information: 734-1359. Feb. 25: Young Artists Showcase - Max Levinson, piano. Feb. 26: Sunday Concert Series - Gardner Chamber Orchestra - Orlie Shaham, piano; performing Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, Op. 110 and Mozart's Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488.

Longy School of Music

1. Edward Pickman Concert Hall, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. Auditors: $10. Information: 876-0956 x130. Feb. 25­26: Master class with Lily Dumont on Schumann and Bach; Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.­1 p.m. and 3­5 p.m. 2. First Congregational Church, Cambridge. Auditors: $5. Information: 489-0003. Feb. 27, 7 p.m.: Master class with Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba.

Boston Conservatory

Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. Feb. 26, 3 p.m. Information: 536-6340. BSO violinist and Boston Conservatory faculty member Laura Park presents a colorful program, joined by pianist Vytas Baksys. Music by Ysa"ye, Janácek, Enesco, Ravel, and Brahms.

Museum of Our National Heritage

33 Marrett Rd., Lexington. Museum hours found in "Exhibits" section. Feb. 26, 3 p.m. Admission: $3. Information: 861-6559. The Castillo Chamber Efsemble, which includes musicians from the Boston Ballet, the Boston Symphony, and the Boston Pops, perform in a program of music from "Mozart to Modern Masterworks." Laura Ahlbeck, oboe; Lisa Crockett, violin; Susan Curran Culpo, viola; Deborah Dewolf Emery, piano; Marianne Gedigian, flute; Catherine Hudgins, clarinet; Ronald Lowry, cello; Thomas Stephenson, bassoon. Program: Mozart, Rondo in D for Flute and Piano, KV Anhang 184; Haydn, London Trio No. 1 for Flute, Oboe, and Cello, Hob. 4; Ibert, Cinq Pieces en Trio for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Oboe; Schumann, Quartet for Piano and Strings, Op. 47.

Wellesley College

Davis Museum, Wellesley. Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Information: 283-2028. Faculty Concert: Lois Shapiro and Charles Fisk, piano; Nancy Cirillo, violin; Katherine Matasy, clarinet; guest artist Karol Bennett, soprano. Music of Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, and others in conjunction with museum exhibition entitled "Modern Hieroglyphs: Gestural Drawing and the European Vanguard."

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston. Mar. 2­4 & 7: Thu. (open rehearsal), 10:30 a.m. (with a pre-rehearsal talk at 9:30 a.m.); Thu., Sat., and Tue., 8 p.m.; Fri., 1:30 p.m. Admission: $21­59; $11.50 tickets sold for Open Rehearsal at 10:30 a.m.; Rush tickets (limited) available for Tue./Thu. evening and Fri. afternoon for $7 (one per customer), beginning at 9 a.m. on Fri. and 5 p.m. on Thu. Information: 266-2378 or 266-1492. Marek Janowski leads the BSO in the following program: Haas, Study for Strings (performed in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II); Schubert, Symphony No. 6; Strauss, "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" Suite.

MIT Chapel Concert Series

MIT Chapel, 84 Massachusetts Ave. Mar. 2, 12 noon. Information: 253-2906. Kammerton: Annika Pfluger, baroque cello; Todd Beckham, harpsichord; Na'ama Lion, baroque flute; Guiomar Turgeon, baroque violin. Music of women composers of the Baroque.

Popular Music

Druid Pub-Restaurant

Inman Square, Cambridge. Weekly: Tue., 9 p.m.; Fri.­Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 4 p.m. Information: 497-0965. Authentic Irish Pub setting, with antique oak woodwork highlighted by original works of Celtic art. Traditional live Irish music sessions.

Kendall Cafe

233 Cardinal Medieros Way, Cambridge. Admission: varies. Information: 661-0993. Each week will feature local and national artists including contemporary singer-songwriters, unplugged rock acts, blues and traditional folk.

The Middle East

472/480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Some shows have age limits. Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 8:30 p.m. for all downstairs shows and 9 p.m. for upstairs ones. Admission: varies; tickets may be purchased in advance at Strawberries, the In Your Ear Northhampton Box Office (1-800-THE-TICK), and the Middle East Box Office (Mon.­Sat., 10 a.m.­6 p.m.; call 492-5162 to charge tickets). Information: 497-0576.

Feb. 24: Kustomized CD Release, Flying Nuns, Cheater Slicks, The Mole People [Upstairs, 19+, $7]; John Trudell [Downstairs, $12]; Asa Brebner [Bakery].

Feb. 25: Green Magnet School, Otis, Gapeseed, Sydra [Up, 19+, $7]; Morphine, Chris Trapper (solo), The Laurels [Down, 19+, $12]; Pop Christ's [Bakery].

Feb. 26: Blue Moon Poets (1­3 p.m.), Dance and Music Jam (4­6 p.m.), Lounge Night with The Maximum Leader (9 p.m., 19+, $2) [Up]; Morphine and Kevin Salem (2­5 p.m., all ages, $12), Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (9 p.m., 19+, $8) [Down]; Paulo Danay Jazz Jam [Bakery].

Feb. 27: Off the Wall - films (8­10 p.m., $5), Cement Head, Stain Glass Buzz (10 p.m., 19+, $5) [Up]; Monday Performing Arts Series presents Abydos Movement Collaborative [Down, 7:45 p.m., $6]; David Alt Jazz Quintet [Bakery].

Feb. 28: Sportsguitar, Azalia Snail, Syrup, Jules Verdone [Up, 19+, $6]; Molly Bennett [Bakeror admission; available at box office one hour prior to program. Information: 369-3300. "The Battle of the Saxes Part II": Contra-Band, with Jackie Beard, Bill Thompson, Bill Pierce, Andy McGee, and Herbert Johnson, celebrates the saxophone in American music. John Andrew Ross, music director, National Center of Afro-American Artists.

House of Blues Foundation Presents

Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School Auditorium, 459 Broadway, Cambridge. Feb. 26, 4­6 p.m. Information: 349-6630. Larry Watson and Workforce 2000, a 10-piece multicultural, multi-ethnic musical ensemble, performs in "What Good is a Song? A Musical Performance of the African American Experience." The concert will trace the history of blacks in American music, from gospel to blues, rhythm and blues to rap.

Charles Hotel at Harvard Square

Regatta Bar, One Bennett at Eliot St., Cambridge. Mar. 1, 8:30 p.m. Admission: $10. The Laszlo Gardony Quintet performs, following their Feb. 27 engagement at the Blue Note in New York. Mick Goodrick, guitar; Jamey Haddad, African and other percussion; Satoshi Takeishi, taiko drums; Reuben Rogers, electric bass; Laszlo Gardony, piano/composer.

World Music

World Music Presents Finland Folk

Somerville Theatre, Davis Square, Somerville. Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Admission: $17.50. Information: 876-4275 or 931-2000 (Ticketmaster). One of Finland's best-known folk groups, Värttinä, will perform traditional songs with verve and bawdy energy, due to the influence of the group's four female vocalists.

MIT Faculty Concert: Jugalbandi

Kresge Little Theater, 84 Massachusetts Ave. Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Admission: $10; $5 with MIT ID. Information: 253-2906. A concert of North Indian Classical Music: George Ruckert, sarod; James Pomerantz, sitar.

Bank of Boston Celebrity Series

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Feb. 26, 3 p.m. Admission: $30­36. Tickets: 482-6661 or 266-1200. Kodo Drummers of Japan: Kodo has become a global phenomenon, as it brings the sounds of the traditional Japanese drum, "taiko," to the ears of people around the world. Program: ZOKU, MIYAKE, JANG-GWARA, SHAMISEN, MONOCHROME, SANKAN-SHION, OGI-OIWAKE, O-DAIKO, YATAI-BAYASKI.

World Music Presents South African Group

Sanders Theatre, Boston. Feb. 26, 4 p.m. Admission: $17­20. Information: 876-4275, 496-2222 (box office), or 931-2000 (Ticketmaster). South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform as part of their New South Africa Tour '95, combining the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway in their songs of mbube, a style of South African a cappella singing.

Film

MIT Japan Program

77 Massachusetts Ave., Rm. 1-390. Donation: $1­2. Information: 253-2839. Feb. 24: Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1951); 6:30 & 10:30 p.m. The Bad Sleep Well (Kurosawa, 1960); 8 p.m.

Movies in Taiwan Festival

77 Massachusetts Ave., rooms noted in brackets. Through Mar. 5, Fri.­Sun. Information: 253-6546 or 225-1138. The Republic of China Student Association at MIT presents a film festival that explores the role of Chinese women in films and society. Feb. 24 [54-100]: Osmanthgus Alley; 6­8 p.m. Five Girls and a Rope; 8­10 p.m. Feb. 25 [66-110]: A-Ying (Ming Ghost); 10 a.m.­ 12 p.m.; Panel discussion (in Chinese), 2­4 p.m. Feb. 26 [54-100]: Ah Fei; 1­3 p.m. Kuei-Mei, a Woman; 3­5 p.m.

Rabb Lecture Hall

Central Library, Copley Square, Boston. Information: 536-5400. 1) Feb. 27, 6 p.m.: To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944); part of "The Look: Lauren Bacall," a film and video series featuring eight Bacall films of the 1940s and '50s. 2) Mar. 1, 12 noon.: Conservation of Matter (Tim Wright, 1990), a documentary about the demolition of the MBTA's elevated Orange Line on Washington Street and the subsequent recycling of the steel.

Brattle Theatre

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

Special Engagements. Feb. 24­25: L'Enfer (Jealousy) (Claude Chabrol, 1994); 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m. (Sat. matinee, 2 p.m.). Just for the Thrill of It. Feb. 26: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958); 3:15, 7:50 p.m. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock, 1956); 1, 5:35, 10 p.m. A Tribute to Burt Lancaster. Feb. 27: The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963); 4, 8 p.m. New from Hong Kong: All Action! Feb. 28: Green Snake (Tsui Hark, 1994); 7:45, 9:45 p.m. Recent Raves. Mar. 1: Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994); 7 p.m. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992); 5, 9:50 p.m. Fellini Night. Mar. 2: Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973); 3:10, 5:25, 7:45, 10 p.m.

French Library and Cultural Center, Ciné Club

53 Marlborough St., Boston. Admission: $5, $4 for members. Information: 266-4351. Feb. 23­24: La Balance (Bob Swaim, 1982); 8 p.m. Mar. 2­3: I Married a Shadow (Robin Davis, 1982); 8 p.m. Videotheque - free screening, Mar. 1: Divine Horsemen (Maya Deren, 1955); 1:30 p.m.

Harvard-Epworth Film Series

Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Contribution: $3. Information: 354-0837. The Love Parade (Ernst Lubitsch, 1929).

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.

Premiere Engagements. Feb. 25: Freedom on My Mind (Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford, 1993); 11 a.m. New Films from Hong Kong. Feb. 24­25: Wonder Seven (Ching Siu-Tang, 1994); Fri., 6 p.m.; Sat., 1:15 p.m. The Eagle Shooting Heroes (Jeff Lau, 1994); Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m.

Wang Center for the Performing Arts

268 Tremont St., Boston. Through Apr. 10: Mon., 7:30 p.m. Admission: $6. Information: 482-9393. The Wang Center presents its Classic Film Series, featuring favorite films on the largest screen in New England. Mar. 6: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Mar. 13: Singin' in the Rain (Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, 1952). Mar. 20: Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975). Mar. 27: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962). Apr. 10: Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, 1964).

Theater

Openings

"Live Bird"

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Feb. 24­Mar. 12: Fri.­Sun., 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. matinees, 3 p.m. Admission: $12.50 at door; $10 in advance. Information: 266-5152. This one-man, multi-media musical drama celebrates the life of Charlie "Bird" Parker; starring saxophonist-playwright-actor Jeff Robinson as Parker. Paintings of musicians such as Parker, Count Basie, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and others by world renowned artist Martha Glinski will be exhibited in conjunction with the play.

Ongoing Theater

"Are You Ready, My Sister?"

Underground Railway Theater, Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St., Arlington. Through Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Admission: $6. Information: 643-6916. This nationally-touring children's production tells the story of Harriet Tubman, great "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, and the Quaker women who helped her bring 300 slaves to freedom. This play is told by two actresses and one puppeteer using a giant patchwork quilt, and features audience participation.

"The Cryptogram"

C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple Place, Beacon Hill Boston. Extended through Feb. 26: Tue.­Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. matinees, 2 p.m. Information: 547-8300. The American premiere of David Mamet's newest play, about betrayal, loss, the destruction of faith in human friendship and the fragility of the bonds of love. Featuring Ed Begley Jr.

"The Gut Girls"

Charlestown Working Theatre, 442 Bunker Hill St., Boston. Through Mar. 4: Thu.­Sat., 8 p.m. Admission: $12. Information: 965-3859. This bold and bawdy new comedy is about the fighting spirit of women who worked the gutting sheds at the Cattle Market, and how their lives were drastically changed by the Industrial Revolution.

"Flora the Red Menace"

Brandeis University, Spingold Theater, Waltham. Through Mar. 5: Tue.­Sun., all shows 8 p.m. except Sun., Feb. 26 (7 p.m.), Thu., Mar. 2 (10 a.m.), and Sun., Mar. 5 (2 p.m.). Admission: $9­13. Information: 736-3400. The first Broadway collaboration of the great songwriting team of Kander and Ebb, who went on to write the hits "Chicago" and "Cabaret." A sassy and enchanting musical about depression-era idealists drawn to the communist allure: Politics merge with love when a young woman comes to New York and falls for a radical WPA artist.

"Winnie-the-Pooh"

Wheelock Family Theatre, 180 The Riverway, Boston. Through Mar. 5: Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.­Sun., 3 p.m.; Feb. 21­24, 1 p.m. Admission: $9­10. Box Office: 734-4760. The frantic antics of Christopher Robin and his friends - Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, and of course, the Bear of Very Little Brain himself - are performed onstage.

"Death and the Maiden"

Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Through Mar. 12: Sat.­Sun., 8 p.m. Admission: $12; $10, students/seniors. Information: 643-9993. The Delvena Theatre Company presents Ariel Dorfman's passionate, award-winning thriller about a woman who decides to seek a special revenge on a man whom she believes psychologically tormented her years earlier as an enemy of the state.

"An Ideal Husband"

The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Copley Square, Boston. Through Mar. 12: Wed.­Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; Thu. matinees (Feb. 23 and Mar. 2), 2 p.m. Admission: $17­26. Information: 437-7172. An Oscar Wilde play that walks the lines between humorous, biting social commentary, and a mysterious, suspenseful story that deals with blackmail and betrayal.

"Henry V"

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. Through Mar. 25: Tue.­Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.; Wed. matinees (Feb. 22­23), 2 p.m. Admission: $19­45. Information: 547-8300. William Shakespeare's classic play that describes the young king's saga to unify his country and a climactic battle against France, in which he must prove his worth both as soldier and as statesman.

Dance

Emerson Dance

Emerson Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Admission: $10­15; $8, Pro-Arts consortium students. Information: 578-8727. This program features the exciting work of Emerson faculty and students testing their boundaries in a program of new choreography.

Comedy

Boston Baked Theater

255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Sat. evenings, 10:30 p.m. Admission: $10; $5, students. Information: 396-2470. The improvisational comedy group Guilty Children performs weekly on the stage.

ImprovBoston

Back Alley Theater, 1253 Cambridge St., Cambridge. Ongoing: Fri.­Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 p.m. Admission: $10; $5 with college I.D. Information: 641-1710. The area's longest-standing improvisational comedy group (12-years old) continues with a new season, composed of funny, energetic, creative performers who create scenes, dialogue, and characters on the spot, based entirely on audience suggestions.

The Comedy Project

Hong Kong Restaurant, third floor, 1236 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Ongoing: Fri.­Sat., 9 p.m. Admission: $10. Information: 247-1110. "The Big-Time Comedy Project Show"; dinner and dancing available. Now playing, Feb. 24­Apr. 1, 8 p.m.: "Confessions of a Happily Married Man," a new romantic comedy starring Chris Zito, who examines the plight of being a young family man in a not-so-family oriented America. Special Event: Feb. 25, 8 p.m.: "Confessions" will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing by Bonnie Kraft.

Poetry

Bartos Theater

E15, 20 Ames St. Mar. 1, 8 p.m. Information: 253-7894. Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies Writer's Series: Cynthia Ozick. Ozick's stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the New Republic, and many other publications; her play, Blue Light, based on her novel, The Shawl (1989), was produced last summer at the Bay Street Theater in Long Island.

Lectures

Harvard Book Store

Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge. Feb. 27, 6 p.m. Information: 661-1515 or 349-4040. Nadine Strossen, President of the American Civil Liberties Union, will discuss her book, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights.

MIT Program in Women's Studies

Kresge Little Theater, 84 Massachusetts Ave. Mar. 2­3, 8 p.m.; Mar. 4, 2 p.m. Admission: $8; $6, students/seniors. Information: 422-1716. "(mal)ADJUSTMENT" Performance/Media Series: "Out All Night and Lost My Shoes," an autobiographical monologue presented by self-described "deaf, queer playwright, poet, essayist, and performer" Terry Galloway. This performance kicks off a month-long series of new performance, film/video events and discussions exploring women's psychological and political realities on the brink of the 21st century.

Harvard Business School

Burden Auditorium, Soldiers Field Rd., Boston. Mar. 3, 2:30­7:30 p.m. Admission: $15; $10 if purchased in advance. Information: 493-5444. The Communications Industry Club presents "Surfing the Future - A Cyberposium on Interactive Services." Leading executives from America Online, Time Warner, Disney, AT&T, General Electric, and many other companies will share their views on creating new opportunities in interactive services and overcoming key challenges.

Exhibits

MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave. Tue.­Fri., 9 a.m.­5 p.m.; Sat.­Sun., 1­5 p.m. Free to members of the MIT community, seniors, and children under 12. For all others there is a requested donation of $3. 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.

"MIT Hall of Hacks." Reopening of the exhibition which chronicles MIT's rich history of wit and wizardry, featuring historic photographs and a fascinating collection of artifacts, including props used in the recent police-car-on-the-dome hack. Ongoing.

Compton Gallery

"AIDS: The Challenge to Educate." Opening of the photographer Loel Poor's critically-acclaimed series of 150 black and white images describing the lives of people with HIV/AIDS. Opens Feb. 22.

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. Hours: Tue., Thu. and Fri., 12 noon­6 p.m.; Wed., 12 noon­8 p.m.; Sat.­Sun., 1­5 p.m. Information: 253-4680. "The Masculine Masquerade: Masculinity and Representation." This exhibits explores several male archetypes of the postwar era, including father-son relationships, sexual identities, issues of power and aggression, and narratives surrounding cultural difference. Through Mar. 26.

The Dean's Gallery

Sloan School of Management, 50 Memorial Dr. Hours: Mon.­Fri., 8 a.m.­5 p.m. Information: Michelle Fiorenza, 253-9455. "Images from 1's and 0's." Digital imagery by Phil McAlary. Through March 16.

Bromfield Gallery

107 South St., 3rd Floor, Boston. Hours: Tue.­Fri., 12­5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.­5 p.m. All exhibits Feb. 28­Apr. 1. Information: 451-3605. "Recent Paintings," by Robert Baart; "Recent Work," by Katy Schneider; and "Weighing the Options," by Susan Gartrell. Opening reception for all three exhibits held Sat., Mar. 4, 4­6 p.m.

Boston University Art Gallery

855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Hours: Tue.­Fri., 10 a.m.­5 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 1­5 p.m. (gallery closed Feb. 18­19). Information: 353-3329. "Visions of Modernity: Photographs from the Peruvian Andes, 1900­1930." Through Feb. 26.

French Library and Cultural Center

53 Marlborough St., Boston. Hours: Tue., 12 noon­8 p.m.; Wed.­Thu., 10 a.m.­8 p.m.; Fri.­Sat., 10 a.m.­5 p.m. Information: 266-4351.

"Impressions of a Francophile," an exhibition of photographs by Gordon Zellner. Zellner's black and white photographs isolate scenes and reduce them to their simplest elements, as in "Chatham, Then and Now," an exhibit that contrasts photos from turn-of-the-century glass plate negatives and those same locations revisited. Through Feb. 28.

"Wood Already Touched by Fire is Not Hard to Set Alight," an exhibition of Haitian metalwork sculpture and paintings, featuring artists Fontenel Pointjour, Emmanuel Pierre-Charles, Joseph Guignard, and Ayla Gavins. Opening reception held Thu., Mar. 2, 5:30­7:30 p.m. Mar. 2­31.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Grossman Gallery, 230 The Fenway, Boston. Hours: Tue., Fri.­Sat., 10 a.m.­5 p.m.; Wed.­Thu., 10 a.m.­8 p.m.; Sun., 1­5 p.m.; closed Mon. and holidays. Information: 369-3718. Installation by Los Angeles performance artist and writer Bob Flanagan, collaborating with photographer/companion Sheree Rose. Through Mar. 5.

Towne Art Gallery

Wheelock College, 180 The Riverway, Boston. Hours: Mon.­Fri., 12 p.m.­4 p.m. Information: 734-5200. "Streets are for Nobody," photographs and interviews of homeless women in Boston and other communities, by Melissa Shook. (Presentation by artist and women from Roofless Women Action Research Mobilization: Mar. 8, 4­6 p.m.) Through Mar. 10.

Boston Public Library

Copley Square, Boston. Hours: Mon.­Fri., 9 a.m.­5 p.m. Information: 536-5400 x425.

"To Preserve the Union," an exhibition of books, prints, photographs, and military memorabilia from the BPL's "20th" Massachusetts Regiment Civil War Collection will be displayed. Through Mar. 31.

"Places of Remembrance," a exhibition of 20 hanging banners orginally created by Renate Stih and Frieder Schnock in Bayerische Viertel, as part of their "Memorial for Jews Living in Berlin from 1933 to 1945," represent a dark and significant historical period. Through Apr. 9.

Museum of Science

Science Park, Boston. Through April 1995: shows hourly most days, call for showtimes. Admission: $7; $5, children (3-14)/seniors. Combination exhibit/theater tickets available: $11; $8, children/seniors. Information: 723-2500. 1. Through April at the Mugar Omni Theater: Africa: The Serengeti (George Casey, 1994), narrated by James Earl Jones. 2. "Psychology: Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Each Other." This new minds-on exhibit about everyday psychological processes allows visitors to "race" toward a lower stress level, spin "faces" to explore emotions, and examine language and thought through puzzles and activities. Through Apr. 28.

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Information: 267-9300.

"Sweet Dreams: Bedcovers and Bed Clothes from the Collection." This exhibition of quilts, coverlets, blankets, futon blankets, lingerie and sleeping caps will be drawn primarily from the permanent collection. Asian, Western, Mediterranean, and contemporary designer approaches to the ritual of the bed will be represented. Through Mar. 12.

"Emil Nolde: The Painter's Prints" and "Nolde Watercolors in America." Emil Nolde, known best for his vibrantly colored oil paintings and watercolors, will be the focus of the first major U.S. show of the artist considered one of the greatest modern German artists. The first ehxibition reveals his printmaking activity through more than 150 etchings, woodcuts, and lithographs. The second exhibition is made up of Nolde's watercolor images of flowers, fantasy portraits, landscapes, and animal subjects. Through May 7.

"Dennis Miller Bunker: American Impressionist." Bunker was one of the most talented young American painters of the late 19th century. Featuring 50 of his finest works, this will be the first comprehensive exhibition accompanied by an extensive catalogue to examine Bunker's life and art. Complemented by an exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Through June 4.

"The Taste for Luxury: English Furniture, Silver, and Ceramics 1690-1790." This exhibition explores the influences of stylistic developments in the decorative arts throughout the 18th century and examines stylistic parallels among the different mediums. Masterpieces of English silver and soft-paste porcelain and pieces of English furniture will illustrate the artistic currents of this period. Through July 25.

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 12­17), free for members and children under 12; Wed, $3 for students with current ID. Information: 566-1401.

"Dennis Miller Bunker and His Circle." This exhibit highlights the work of Bunker, an artist at the forefront of the American Impressionist movement in the late 19th century. More than thirty works by Bunker, including portraits of his patrons and innovative landscapes, will be displayed alongside works by those whom he inspired and influenced and who influenced him. Complemented by an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. Through June 4.

The museum, itself an example of 15th-century Venentian palaces, houses more than 2,000 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., noon­5 p.m. Information: 861-6559.

"ŒFixed in Time': Dated Ceramics of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries." In celebration of their 60th anniversary, the Boston China Students' Club presents an exhibtion featuring works from the members' collections. The ceramics, 80 items in all, are displayed to give a feeling for their historical context. Through May 14.

"Gathered at the Wall: America and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial." This exhibit is designed to provide visitors an opportunity to examine the continuing impact of the Memorial on the generation of Americans who lived through the conflict. More than 1,000 items have been selected to represent the diversity of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection, and award-winning photographers will further enhance the event with pictures. Through June 4.

"The Women They Left Behind." In this poignant and moving photography exhibition, photojournalist Larry Powell chronicles the experience of the women who journey to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to pay tribute to loved ones the have lost. Presented in conjunction with the "Gathered at the Wall" exhibition. Through June 4.

"American Diner: Then and Now." The most ubiquitous example of eateries - rich in the history and lore of American life - is the subject of this interactive exhibit. Through photographs, works of art, and diner artifacts presents the impact these roadside fixtures have had on the landscape and the American psyche. Through July 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.

The Computer Museum

300 Congress St., Boston. Hours: Tue.­Sun., 10 a.m.­5 p.m. (closed Mondays). Admission: $7, $5 for students/seniors, free for members and children four and under; half-price, Sun. 3­5 p.m. Information: 423-6758 or 426-2800 x310.

"Robots & Other Smart Machines." See how "smart" robots and computers are in this exhibit focusing on artificial intelligence and robotics. Over 25 hands-on computer stations illustrate advances in creativity, games, problem-solving, and communication, including a chance to meet Robot-in-Residence "R2-D2" from the Star Wars movies. Ongoing.

"Tools & Toys: The Amazing Personal Computer." Over 35 interactive stations illustrating many leading-edge applications enable you to experience virtual reality, pilot your own DC-10 flight simulator, record music, and do much more. Ongoing.

"The Walk-Through Computer." The world's largest and only two-story model of a personal computer allows you to climb on a giant mouse, operate a larger-than-life keyboard, and watch the actual flow of information within the machine. Ongoing.

"People and Computers: Milestones of a Revolution." Travel back through computing history via "time tunnels" and trace today's personal computers back to their giant ancestors of the 1940s and 1950s, with the help of touchscreen video displays and interactive computing stations. Ongoing.

"The Networked Planet: Traveling the Information Highway." In one hour, visitors learn how vast "invisible" networks move and manage the flow of information and dollars all over the world. An animated ride down a phone line shows visitors what the information highway looks like on the inside. Ongoing.

Events

Nambu Foundation

Ritz Carlton Hotel, 15 Arlington St., Boston. Feb. 27, 5 p.m. Information: 536-5700. Reception forum: "Study Abroad & Internship Opportunities in Japan," featuring Mr. Yasuyuki Nambu, one of Japan's leading entrepreneurs. One program conceived by the Foundaton is the opportunity to study in Japan: full and partial scholarships are available for specially qualified applicants. Presented in cooperation with the Japan Society of Boston.

New Theatre Benefit Party

1st & 2nd Church Theatre, 66 Marlborough St., Boston. Mar. 4, 8 p.m.­1 a.m. Admission: $25 at door; $20 in advance, $35 per couple in advance. Information: 247-7388. The Bourbon St. Ball Mardi Gras Masquerade is the famed annual benefit party for the New Theatre. The semi-formal creative dress/costume gala will feature live New Orleans' style jazz by Made in the Shade, a free buffet, and traditional Mardi Gras amusements.