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Greg Kuhnen--The Tech
Rehearsals were well underway yesterday for the Musical Theater Guild's opening production of Weird Romance: Two One-Act Musicals of Speculative Fiction tonight at 8 p.m. in Little Kresge Theatre.

Endellion String Quartet

Kresge Auditorium, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 12, 8 p.m. Admission: free. Information: 253-9800. Program includes Beethoven, Quartet Op. 18, No. 6 in B-flat; Bartk, Quartet No. 4, Schubert, Quartet in A Minor.

AMP Student Recital

Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Dr., Cambridge. April 16, 5 p.m. Admission: free. Information: 253-9800. Yukiko Ueno G, piano. Program includes J.S. Bach, French Suite No. 6 in E major; Chopin, Polonaise Op. 26, No. 1 in C-sharp Minor, Polonaise Op. 26, No. 2 in E-flat Minor; Ginastera, Danzas Argentinas; F. Liszt, Mephisto Waltz.

MIT Chapel Series

MITChapel, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 17, noon. Admission: free. Information: 253-9800. Marina Minkin, harpsichord. Program includes J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV 988.

Student Workshop

Kresge Auditorium, Rehearsal Room B, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 15, 16, 17; 8 p.m. Admission: free. Information: 253-9800. Directed by Jeremy R. Butler '98; by Butler and Laura Y. Padilla '97. Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline and Destruction, by George F. Walker. Zastrozzi, a master criminal, seeks and exacts revenge for his mother's murder.

Ich trug den gelben Stern

Room 14E-310, 160Memorial Dr., Cambridge. Admission: free. Information: 253-4859. Renowned German-Jewish writer Inge Deutschkron reads from her work. Reading in German. Room 14E-310. April 14, 7 p.m. Free. For information: or 253-4859.

Weird Romance

Kresge Little Theater, 48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 1112, 8 p.m.; April 13, 2 p.m. Admission: $9, $8 for MIT faculty and staff and other students, $6 for MIT/Wellesley students (discount of $1/ticket for groups of 10 or more). Information: 253-6294. Musical Theatre Guild production of two one-act of "Speculative Fiction" musicals (The Girl Who Was Plugged In and Her Pilgrim Soul), set in the near future. Each story, using a character that is not quite human, presents a different perspective on that all-too human emotion, love. Music is by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid). Book by Alan Brennert with lyrics and additional book by David Spencer.

Classical Guitar Concert: Pablo Ortiz

Killian Hall, 120 MemorialDr., Cambridge. April 12, 8 p.m. Admission: free. The Costa Rican guitarist will perform traditional Costa Rican melodies and music by notable Latin American composers. Ortiz is professor of music at the Universidad Nacional, in Heredia, Costa Rica. Sponsored by the Council for the Arts and Club Latino.

Roadkill Buffet

Room 6-120, 77 Massachusetts Ave. April 12, 8 p.m. Live, fresh, innovative improv, right before your eyes.

Music @ the Coffeehouse

Stratton Student Center, Third Floor, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 14, 9 p.m. Admission: free. Information: 253-7972. CeyJay (piano/voice), new-(r)age-art-rock.

Eleventh Arthur H. Schein Memorial Lecture

Room 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 15, 6:30 p.m. Admission: free. Information: 253-7791. "Recent Work," Department of Architecture talk by Ada Karmi-Melamede, architect, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Reykjavik MIT Yellowstone

Kresge Oval, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 15, 3:30-9:30 p.m. Admission: free. Information: 253-4415. Robert Dell, research affiliate with the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, will create five geothermal sculptures powered by four simulators with four different on/off cycles, resulting in a variety of kinetic activities and creating a visual dialogue among the works documenting the weather/temperature changes. Dell will present a lecture on his work at 7:30pm in 20 Chimneys in the Student Center.

authors@mit Reading Series

Room 54-100, 77Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Admission: free. April 17 at 6 p.m. Information: 253-5249. Robert Barsky will discuss his book Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent. Co-sponsored by MIT Humanities and Dewey Libraries and The MIT Press Bookstore. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

The Fine Line: Where Does Science Leave Off and Cartooning Begin?

MITMuseum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. April 17, 7 p.m. Admission: free. Information: 253-4422. Artist in Residence Larry Gonick tosses a handful of paint-loaded darts at science in this lively, graphic discussion of cartooning in the information age. Gonick created the "Flashbacks" cartoon feature in Newsday and "Science Classics" in Discover magazine and is the author of a popular series of cartoon science books on topics ranging from statistics to physics.

Lecture Series Committee

77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Information: 258-8881.


April 11, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Room 26-100. Admission: $2. Steven Weber plays a gay actor/waiter in New York who, terrified of contracting AIDS, commits to celibacy. But when he discovers how difficult it is to stay celibate, he is forced to confront the issues he tried to avoid. Also features Patrick Stewart.

The Last Tango in Paris

April 11, 7:30 p.m., Room 10-250. Admission: $2. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Starring Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider. An American expatriate in Paris (Brando) tries purging himself of bad memories after his wife's suicide by entering into a "no questions asked" sexual liason with a chance acquaintance (Schneider) which ultimately proves to be even more destructive than his past memories. One of the most controversial films of its time, it is still explicit by today's standards.

Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension

April 5, 7 p.m., and 10:30 p.m., Room 26-100. Admission: free.