Happening 10/28 - 11/3

Friday, Oct. 28



The Montage Concert. Get revved up for the football game against Dartmouth at the 86th annual Dartmouth concert. Show up and show your spirit! Presented by the Harvard University Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble. Sanders Theatre. 8 p.m. Tickets available at the Harvard Box Office, (617) 496-2222, $10 general admission and $5 for students. (TMN)



We’re All Going to Die. The Boston-based hard rock/metal trio comes to The Middle East highly praised for its second release “The Wreck of the Minot.” Also playing that night are Cocked n’ Loaded, The Humanoids, and That Handsome Devil. 18+. The Middle East Upstairs. 9 p.m. $9. (CEJ)



Alan Hollingshurst. The winner of the 2004 Booker Prize reads from “The Line of Beauty,” his novel about Thatcher-era London. Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street. 6 p.m. Free tickets are required and can be picked up at the Harvard Book Store information desk. (DJH)



Michael J. Sandel. If you can’t get into his popular core course “Justice,” you can still listen to the Bass Professor of Government at Harvard Michael J. Sandel discuss his newest book, entitled “Public Philosophy: Episodes and Arguments in American Civic Life.” Harvard Book Store. 3 p.m. (DJH)







Saturday, Oct. 29



Apollo Night. The Harvard Black Students Association (BSA) presents a student-judged talent competition based on TV program “Showtime at the Apollo.” Performances promise to span the entertainment spectrum from song to dance to comedy. Lowell Lecture Hall. 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Harvard Box Office, (617) 496-2222, $8 general admission, $5 BSA members. (TMN)



Lost City Angels. Just voted “best punk band” by the Boston Music Awards, Lost Angels City plans on tearing up The Middle East Saturday night. They’ll be joined by special guest Bullets to Broadway (ex-Teen Idols), Three Sheets, and The Tossers, a South-side Chicago band that whose style fuses traditional Celtic music and punk rock. 18+. The Middle East Upstairs. 9 p.m. $10 in advance through Ticketmaster, $12 at the door. (CEJ)





Sunday, Oct. 30



Violin and Piano Concert. Head over to church this Sunday and let Irina Muresanu, violinist, and Michael Lewis, pianist, make your spine tingle with gorgeous rhythm and melody. Harvard-Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave. 5 p.m. Free. (TMN)



Wynton Marsalis. Don’t miss nine-time Grammy-award-winning jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis who promises an unforgettable performance. Sanders Theatre. 5 p.m. Tickets available at Harvard Box Office, (617) 496-2222, $58/48/38. (TMN)



Malice in ??Leatherland. Come for the CD release and last show of Malice in Leatherland with departing band member Basim. The band, who describe their music as “splatterfunk,” will be joined by upstarts Five Star Outlaw, The Thickness, a?nd the Adam Sloane Trio. 18+. The Middle East Upstairs. 9 p.m. $8. (CEJ)







Monday, Oct. 31



Bloodhound Gang. The Crimson does not condone anything the Bloodhound Gang does, including extraordinarily inappropriate uses of the NATO phonetic alphabet, but it will admit to having spent most of its junior high years listening to “The Bad Touch.” Opening are Electric Eel Shock, Program the Dead, and Cold Read. Avalon Ballroom, 15 Landsdowne St., Boston. 6 p.m. $15 advance, $17 day of show. (BBC)



Cover Bands Halloween Party. Like last night’s amazing Cage show, the Middle East Upstairs will be hosting several cover bands in addition to comedy duo the Walsh Bros. Hooray for Earth (formerly known as Raymond) will be covering Nirvana’s “In Utero,” The Luxury will do Oasis’ “Definitely Maybe,” and Velvet Morning will take on Radiohead’s “OK Computer.” 18+. The Middle East Upstairs. 8 p.m. (CEJ)



Hyder Akbar. In his memoir, “Come Back to Afghanistan: A Californian Teenager’s Story,” Akbar tells about his experiences as a teen living in a suburb of San Francisco whose life changed drastically when his father became Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s top spokesman. Harvard Book Store. 6:30 p.m. (DJH)





Tuesday, Nov. 1



The Go! Team. Forget everything you know about the band from their modern classic “Thunder Lightning Strike!” when you go their live shows; bootlegs reveal a much more significant presence of frontwoman MC Ninja. Openers are the Grates and Airborn Audio. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 7 p.m. $16.50. (BBC)



Sam Calef. This acoustic-based band can be compared to Dave Matthews in its soul-searching character. They’ll be joined by The Limericks, Molecule, and John Condron & The Benefit. 18+. The Middle East Upstairs. 9 p.m. $8. (CEJ)



William Wright. In “Harvard’s Secret Court,” Wright discusses University President A. Lawrence Lowell’s purge of gay students from Harvard. Based on an article in FM, the Harvard Crimson’s weekly magazine. Harvard Coop, Third Floor. 7 p.m. (DJH)







Wednesday, Nov. 2



Another Life. Despite its members’ youth—all are in their early 20s—Another Life has been a band for nearly ten years and their grunge-jazz style continues to evolve. Also playing are Westgate, Splint, and Veridical. 18+. The Middle East Upstairs. 9 p.m. $8. (MFK)







Thursday, Nov. 3



Spoon. The angular post-rockers behind the breathy sextacular single “I Turn My Camera On,” as well as some of the most profoundly consistent albums of this century, return to Boston with opener Mary Timony. Avalon Ballroom, 15 Landsdowne St., Boston. 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. $18.25. (BBC)



Midday Organ Recital. Whether you like pipe organs or just want to listen to relaxing melodies over lunch, check out Nancy Granert, organist at the Midday Organ Recital presented by the Harvard Organ Society. Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland St.. 12:15 p.m. Free. (TMN)



The Colored Museum. BlackCAST, the black community and student theater group on campus, presents The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe. This satire illuminates issues on black oppression and stereotypes throughout history in the medium of modern art. Agassiz Theater. 8:30 p.m. $7. (TMN)



Purerockfury.com Concert. The popular web forum hosts a show featuring an eclectic mix of musicians, including Asect, Woodland Creatures, Superkollider, Driven, Counterculture, and Something Against You. 18+. The Middle East Upstairs. 8 p.m. $10. (MFK)



Ongoing Events



Lulu. Visiting director Brendan Hughes joins the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club to present Frank Wedekind’s controversial German play. Discover the irresistible story of a high society young woman living in Paris and Berlin. Loeb Drama Center. Tickets available at the Harvard Box Office, (617) 496-2222, $6. Through Oct. 29. (TMN)



A New Kind of Historical Evidence: Photographs from the Carpenter Center Collection. Examining more than 28,000 prints, negatives, and other related materials, this exhibit offers a unique resource for the study of fine art, professional photography and documentary. Fogg Art Museum. Free. Through Oct. 30. (KAK)



Degas at Harvard. Uniting more than 70 of Degas’ paintings, sculptures, and drawings, the exhibit explores the reception of French Impressionism in 20th century America, while presenting some of Degas masterpieces in a new and innovative light. Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Free. Through Nov. 27. (KAK)



The Century of Bach and Mozart: Perspectives on Historiography, Perspectives, Composition and Performance. This joint exhibition features original sheet music from the pillars of classical music, as well as an original watercolor painting by Mozart of…an ear. Houghton and Loeb Music Libraries. Free. Through Dec. 23. (KAK)



Paul Robeson as Othello. As the first African-American actor to take the role of Othello in over a century, Paul Robeson won a twenty-minute standing ovation and made his 1943 Broadway show “the most important Shakespearean production of the century,” according to Frank Wilson, the curator of this exhibit, which features photographs and documents surrounding Robeson’s Othello. Pusey Library. Free. Through Jan. 13, 2006. (LEB)



Silver and Shawls. This exhibit highlights shawls and silver tableware produced in India during the late colonial period, focusing on the evolution of the former towards European styles and the latter towards more traditional Indian designs. Accompanied by a series of lectures and gallery talks by curators throughout the semester. Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Free. Through Jan. 29, 2006. (KAK)



Stratification: An Installation of Works Since 1960. Curatorial intern M. Celka Straughn organized this exhibit of German and Swiss painters and sculptors highlighting seven key pieces from the museum’s collection. Several undergraduates were also involved in the project and will be giving gallery talks. The Busch-Reisinger Museum. Free. Through Feb. 26, 2006. (DJH & LRC)



—Happening was compiled by Lois E. Becket, Lindsay R. Canant, Ben B. Chung, Daniel J. Hemel, Carmen E. James, Marianne F. Kaletzky, Kimberly A. Kicenuik, and Therese M. Nurse.