Around Harvard

Bars and Clubs

Axis. 13 Lansdowne St., Boston. 262-2437. Psychedelic Soul Shack on Thursday April 7.

Black Rose. Harvard Square. 492-8630. Smokehouse Blues Band jam on Sundays. Open Mike on Tuesdays. Rob Jaret Trio and Jazz Jam on Wednesday.

House of Blues. Harvard Square. 491-BLUE. Kim Wilson on Thursdays, April 7. James Cotton on Friday, April 8.

ManRay. 21 Brookline St., Central Square, Cambridge. 864-0400. Campus for Gay Men on Thursdays. Underground House Alternative Dance on Saturdays. Orbit Gothic Industrial Techno mayhem on Wednesdays.

The Middle East 472 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 497-0576. Downstairs: Girls Against Boys on Friday, April 8. Slowdive on Saturday, April 9. Angelique Kidjo on Sunday, April 10. Upstairs: Small 23 on Thursday, April 7. U/D Alloy on Friday, April 8. Velvet Crush on Saturday, April 9. Lung Fish on Tuesday, April 12.

Regatta Bar. The Charles Hotel, Harvard Square, Cambridge, 937-4020. Arthur Taylor's Wailers on Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 at 8 and 10 p.m. Flor de Cana on April 9 at 8 and 10 p.m.

Ryles. Inman Square, Cambridge. 876-9330. Charlie Hunter Trio on Friday, April 8.

Scullers Jazz Club. Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Storrow Drive, Boston. 562-4111. Cerci Miller and Dominique Eade on Thursday, April 7. Susannah Mccorkle on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. Michael Thomlinson on Friday, April 8.

Venus de Milo. 11 Lansdownes St. Boston. 421-9595. Techno and house music with DJs Debo and Tim Ryan on Thursday.

Western Front. 343 Western Ave., Cambridge. 492-7772 Loose Caboose on April 8 and 9. Life Line Trio on April 13.

Concert

Boston Symphony Orchestra. Symphony Hall, 301 Mass Ave., Boston. 266-1200, Performs Gabrieli's "Canzona per sonare," Harbison's Cello Concerto and Brahms Double Concertto. With Josef Suk, violin and Yo-Yo Ma, cello. April 7 at 8 p.m. April 8 at 1:30 p.m.; April 9 at 8 p.m. and April 12 at 8 p.m.

Exhibitions

The Children's Museum. 300 Congress Street, Boston. 426-8855. Current exhibits include: the Climbing Sculpture, a twostory suspended puzzle piece climbing maze; Climbing the Wall, a rock climbing exhibit; El Mercade De Barrio, a replica of a Latino neighborhood market in Boston; Teen Tokyo, an exhibition on fashion, food, sports, music, art and school and family life for kids in Japan; Columbus: Through Native American Eyes, a reexamination of the discovery of America from both Columbus and the Native American perspectives.

Museum of Fine Arts. 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 267-9300.

Through March 27. Three Centuries of Flemish Tapestry.

Through April 10. John James Audubon: The Watercolors for the Birds of America. 90 rarely seen watercolors by Audobon which for the first time will be the focus of a major travleing exhibition.

Through May 1. The Label Show: Contemporary Art and the Museum, an exhibition of 20 works from the permanent collection.

Through June 19. Early 20th-century Prints: Picasso to Johns. This exhibition traces the course of printmaking in the first half of the twentieth century.

Through July 3. African and Oceanic Sculpture: Treasures from a Private Collection. The objects are mostly wood and terracotta, ranging from a miniature wooden mask from Zaire to a monumental yoruba veranda post from Nigeria.

Museum of Science. Science Park, Boston. 723-2500. Through May 15. Mysteries of the Bog, an exhibition of an ecosystem native to North American and Europe.

Through may 1. Who dunit? The Science of Solving Crime, featuring exhibits on fingerprinting, DNA profiling and forensics.

Through Aug. 21. Darkened Waters: Profile of an Oil Spill.

Movies

Brattle Theatre. 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. 876-6837. "Breathless" at 4:10 and 7:55 and "Alphaville" at 6 and 9:40 on Thursday, April 7. "Savage Nights" at 2:40, 5, 7:30 and 10, with Saturday and Sunday matiness at 12:15 from April 8 Through April 24.

Loews Fresh Pond. Fresh Pond Plaza. 661-2900. On Thursday, April 7. "Major League 2" at 12:20, 2:45, 5:15, 7:35 and 10. "Jimmy Hollywood" at 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20 and 9:45. "Thumbelina" at 1, 3, 5 and 7:50. "In the Name of the Father" at 12:50, 3:35, 6:40 and 9:30. "Guarding Tess" at 9:05 p.m. "The Paper" at 12:35, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50 and 10:10. " Mighty Ducks 2" at 12, 2:15, 4:35, 6:55 and 9:20 "Above the Rim" at 2, 4:15, 6:25 and 8:35. "Naked Gun 33 1/3" at 1:45, 4, 6, 8:05 and 10:20. "Philadelphia" at 1:15, 3:45, 6:15 and 8:50. "Monkey Trouble" at 1:25, 3:25 and 5:45. "Reality Bites" at 8:20 and 10:30.

Loews Harvard Square. 10 church St., Cambridge. 864-4580. On Thursday, April 7. "Belle Epoque" at 12:45, 3, 5:20, 7:40, 10 and 12:10, "Hudsucker Proxy" at 1, 3:40, 6:45 and 9:15. "Four Weddings and a Funeral" at 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:45 and 11:45. "Sirens" at 1:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 and 11:35. "Schindler's List" at 12:30, 4:10, 7:55 and 11:25. "Rocky Horror" at 12:15 a.m. on weekend nights.

Loews Janus. 57 JFK St., Harvard Square. 661-3737. On Thursday, April 7. "House of the Spirits" at 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 10.

Theatre

Forever Plaid. Indefinite run. In Stuart Ross's tribute to the "guy groups" of the '50s and '60s, the Plaids, a semi-pro harmony group killed on the eve of their first big-time gig, have come back form the dead to croon their tunes. Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 64 Arlington St., Boston. Call 357-8384 for more information.

Jurassic Parking. Indefinite. A new comedy revue from the Boston baked Theatre. Boston Backed Theatre, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Friday at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday at 7 and 9:15 p.m. $14.75-$18, with a discount for students. Call 628-9575 for tickets and more information.

My Astonishing Self. Through April 17. Acclaimed actor Donal Donnelly portrays George Bernard Shaw in a one-man show. Lyric stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston. Call 437-7172 for tickets and more information.

Nunsense II. Indefinite run. The second coming of Dan Goggins's habitual merriment. Theatre Lobby, 216 Hanover St., Boston, Calll 931-2000 for tickets and more information.

Shear Madness. Indefinite run. This audience-participant whodunit is about the murderer of a classical pianist who lived over the unisex hair salon where the show is set. Charles playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. Call 426-5225 for tickets and more information.