Eric Herz, flute, and Karen Sauer, harpsicord: MIT Chapel, Opposite 77 Massachusetts Ave., 12:05 pm, 253-2906.
The History of the Blues and Early Jazz: Cabot Hall Living Room, 100 Walker St, Cambridge, 4--6.
Maria Lazzaro Sextet: jazz, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., Cambridge, 8.
Allea III: Edward Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, 8.
Koichi Tanaka: percussionist, Berklee Performance Center, Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston St., 8:15.
The Camera's Inner Eye: Film and The Arts, Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 7:30.
John Ford's Hints on Household Taste: The Influence of Genre Painting on Fort Apache: William Howze, Museum of Fine Arts, 7:30.
Seminar in Ukrainian Studies: Shmuel Ettinger, Seminar Room, Harvard Ukrainian Research Center, 4.
Nikolai Gogol and Alexander A. Ivanov: Vahan Barooshian, Coolidge Hall, Room 4, Harvard, 4:30.
The Monumentally Informal: Recent Designs of James Stirling and Michael Wilford, Architects: James Stirling, Sanders Theatre, Harvard, 8.
The Space Shuttle and the Future of the Space Program: Sally Ride, austronaut, Ames Courtroom Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, 8.
Renoir: His Life and Times: slide program, Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 2.
Eyewitness Reports by Cambridge Citizens: The Summer of '85 in Central America: Central Square Public Library, Pearl and Franklin Streets, Cambridge, 7.
Baseball and the American Character: Bartlett Giamatti, President of Yale University, Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 8.
MX Peacekeeper, Do We Need It?: Brigadier General Charles A. May, Jr., USAF, The Lafayette Hotel, reception at 6 and program and dinner at 7.
Exploring the Everglades: Dr. Les Kaufman, Auditorium, New England Aquarium, 7:30.
Strange Matter: Dr. George Field, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, 8.
Russian Art And Culture: Tradition and Revolution: Roberta Reeder, Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 8.
Renoir and the Impressionists: The Possibilities of Paint: Workshop, Museum of Fine Arts, 4--6:30.
Dreaming Dissymmetry: Barthes, Foucault, and Sexual Difference: Naomi Schor, Frost Lounge, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., 8.
Suicide in B Flat and Action: by Sam Shepard, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, 7:30.
Galileo: by Bertolt Brecht, Kresge Little Theatre, 8, 253-2530.
Boston Camerata: Gothic Voices: Trinity Church, Boston, Saturday, 8.
Boston University Symphony Orchestra: BU Concert Hall, Friday, 8.
Puttin on the Ritz: Starlight Rooftop, 575 Commonwealth Ave., Friday and Saturday, 9, 11:30.
Semenya McCord: Wentworth Institute of Technology, Corner of Huntington Ave., At Ruggles St., Friday, 8.
Cookin': The Cabot House Nightclub: Cabot House, Harvard, Friday, 9:30--1.
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: by New World String Quartet, Paine Hall, Harvard, Friday 8.
Brandeis Chorus and Chamber Choir: Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis, Waltham, Saturday, 8, 647-3384.
Harvard University Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble annual concert: Harvard Sanders Theatre, Friday, 8, 495-2000.
Mary Ruth Ray: viola recital, Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis, Waltham, Friday, 8, 647-3384.
Folk Music and Blue Grass on Acoustic Gultar: Dunster House Library, Second floor of F-entry, Saturday, 5:30.
New England Computer Arts Association Concert: First Church, 11 Garden St., Cambridge, Saturday, 8.
Cambridge Food Co-op's Tenth Birthday Celebration Concert: Old Cambridge Baptist Church, 1151 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Friday, 8.
DNA Rearrangements in Protozoa: Sex and the Single Cell: Kathleen M. Karrer, Gerstenzang Building, Brandeis, Waltham, Saturday, 10 am, 647-2826
Naum Korzhavin: poetry readings, Sciences and Engineering Building, Room 107, 590 Commonwealth Ave., Boston University, Saturday, 7.
The MIT Experience: MIT Black Students' Conference on Science and Technology, MIT Student Center, opposite 77 Mass Ave., Cambridge, Friday and Saturday, 253-2701.
New England Museums: Treasures Near at Hand: Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Friday, 10:30.
Galileo: by Bertolt Brecht, Kresge Little Theatre, MIT, Friday and Saturday, 8, 253-2530.
Beth Soll & Company: Alumni Auditorium, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., Saturday, 8.
Jo Ha Kyu Performance Group: contemporary dance, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., E. Cambridge, Friday and Saturday, 8.
Harry Koundakjian: photo-journalist, opening reception, Shahe Hall, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge, Friday, 7:30--9:30.
Art for Amnesty: Modestino Gallery, 426 Broadway, Cambridge, Saturday, 12--8.
German Romantic Opera Scenes: Gardner Museum, 3.
MIT Brass Ensemble: Kresge Auditorium, MIT, 3:30.
Viktor Lukas: music for organ, Romanesque Hall, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard, 4.
Joseph Schwartz: pianist, Sanders Theatre, Harvard, 3, 475-9303.
Franz Liszt 174th Birthday Concert: Houghton Memorial Chapel, Wellesley College, 8.
National Security and the Rights of the Poor: Sr. Jeanne Gallo, The Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St, 11.
Black--Jewish Relations: Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode, George Sherman Union, Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Ave., 5.
Festival to Benefit Guatemalan Refugees: Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St., 4--7.
Mindleness and Masterplay: the Implications of Computer Chess for Artificial Intelligence: Cognative Sciences Table, Dunster House Small Dining Room, Harvard, dinner at 5:30, talk at 6.
World Hunger: The Lessons of Ethiopia: Frances Moore Lappe and Deborah Toler, Northeastern University's Alumni Auditorium, 8.
Write-a-thon for freedom and emigration rights for Soviet refuseniks: commencing at 2 at Harvard's Memorial Church.
Altered States: The Psychology of Spiritual Experience: Juliet Scotti, Boyston Auditorium, Harvard, 7.
Quest for Security--Can It Be Obtained Through Star Wars?: forum, Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., 7.
Community Preview of The New Arthur M. Sackler Museum: open house, Sackler, Fogg, and Busch-Reisinger museums, 11--5.
Renoir Graphics: A Graphic Identity for a Major Exhibition: Carl Zahn, Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 2.
The Forsyth Wickes Collection and Its Reinstallation: Jeffrey H. Munger, Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 3.
Jazz With Paul Barringer and Friends: Pendleton Concert Salon, Wellesley College, 8, 235-0320.
The Ex-spouse Relationship: How to Reduce Conflict and Strengthen the Remarriage, Riverside Family Institute, 259 Walnut St., Room 14, Newtonville, 8, 964-6933.
In the Bible: The Vision of Ezekiel: Elie Wiesel. The Fascination with Jewish Legends series, Ballroom of Boston University's George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave., 7.
The Crisis Continues: Middle East Update: Ann Lesch, MIT Room 4-270, enter at 77 Mass Ave., Cambridge, 7:30.
The Soviet Legacy in Nationality Affairs: An Historical Overview: with speaker Robert Conquest and commentator Richard Pipes, Collidge Hall, Room 4, Harvard, 4:30.
Zahkor: Memory and Its Enemies: symposium, George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium, Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Av., 2--10:30, 353-4428.
Two "Star Wars" Related Events: talk by James Ionson, and debate by computer experts on whether "Star Wars" software can work, MIT room 9-150, 105 Mass Ave., Cambridge, 4.
Alexander Baillie: cello, Gardner Museum, 6.
The Jazz Greats and Great Jazz: seminar, Jacob Sleeper Hall, 871 Commonwealth Ave., 7, 353-4128.
Tomoyuki Shima: bassist, performing with his ensemble, Berklee Performance Center, Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston St., 8:15, 266-1400.
Musical Improvisation with Malcolm Goldstein: workshops, Longy School of Music, Follen and Garden St., Cambridge, 7--9.
Konrad Junghanel: lutenist, Goethe Institute, 170 Beacon St., 8.
Composers' Forum: featuring Thomas Gauger, Concert Hall, Boston University School of Music, 12:30.
Barbara Winchester, soprano, and Ann Sears, piano: Warburg Hall, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard, 12:15.
Jobs: What's Happening In Lobbying: Buckinham House Library, 77 Brattle St., Cambridge, 4, advance registration required, 495-8361.
Aharon Appelfield: author, reading from his works, George Sherman Union Terrace Lounge, 775 Commonwealth Ave., 5:30.
The Art of Renoir: Barbara T. Martin, first lecture of series, Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 10:30--11:45.
Alistair Macleod: reading from his work, Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 7:30.
Vacant Lands: A Resource for Reshaping American Cities: Anne Whiston Spirn, Gilman Room, Agassiz House, Radcliffe Yard, 4, 495-8212.
Soviet Agriculture: The View From The U.S. Embassy: Dale Posthumos, Room 4, Coolidge Hall, Harvard, 4:30.
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria: Eleanor DeLorme, Fogg Museum Christian Room, 11.
Frederick Nietzsche's Criticism of Science: Walther Zimmerli, Boston University School of Education Auditorium, 605 Commonwealth Ave, 8.
Easy Targets: comedy, Tufts Arena Theater, Talbot Ave. off College Ave., Medford, 8, 381-3493.
Lebanon Fights For Her Future: video, Middle East Restaurant, 4 Brookline St., Central Square, Cambridge, 7, 9.
Rotch Traveling Scholarship: Gund Hall Gallery, Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
The Lydian String Quartet: chamber music, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University, Waltham, noon, 647-3384.
Boston Classical Orchestra: Faneuil Hall at Quincy Market, 426-2387.
Capturing The Future For America: Ezra Vogel, Cambridge Forum, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, 8, 867-9644.
France: A Focus on Impressionism: featuring a visit to the Renoir exhibit and dinner at Maison Robert, 8, 353-4128.
The Nature of Comets: Brian G. Marsden, Cahners Auditorium, Museum of Science, 7:30, advance tickets required.
Politics, Poetry, and the English Landscape Garden: Judith Colton, Sackler Lecture Hall, Harvard, 8.
Coming of Age in Post-Holocaust Israel: Aharon Appelfield, the Castle, 225 Bay State Road, 7:30.
Robert Minhinnick: Reading from Modern Welsh Poets, Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 6:30.
The Housing Project: performed by The School of Hard Knocks, Boston Shakespeare Theater, 15 Seller St., Cambridge, 8, 267-5600.
Widowers' Houses, by George Bernard Shaw, Lyric Stage, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 5 and 8:30, and Sundays at 3, through Oct. 27.
Greater Tuna: Charles Playhouse, Tuesday through Friday: 8, Saturday: 3 and 7:30, 426-6444.
The Lesson and The Gap: by Eugene Ionesco, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, Thursday through Saturday, 7:30, Saturday matinee, 2:30.
Camelot: Wang Performance Center, through Oct. 20, Tuesday through Saturday: 8; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees: 2.
Galileo: Kresge Little Theatre, Opposite 77 Mass Ave., 8, October 17--19.
Suicide in B Flat and Action: by Sam Shepard, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, 8, Oct. 17--20 and 24--26.
Steeltown: political comedy, performed by San Francisco Mime Troupe, English High School Theatre, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, near Harvard Medical Area, Oct. 16--20 at 8, and Oct. 20 at 2.
Beyond Therapy: Blackburn Tavern, 2 Main St., Glouchester, Thursday through Saturday, through Nov. 2.
The Miracle Worker: Studio 210, Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., 266-3913, through Oct. 20.
Photographs: Portraits and Architecture: Museum of Fine Arts, through October.
Aaron Siskind: Fifty Years: Museum of Fine Arts, through Oct. 20.
Pablo Serrano: The Guitar and Cubism: Guggenheim Museum, through Nov. 10, 360-3555.
Beacon Hill: 1 Beacon at Tremont, 723-8110, Invasion USA: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10; Fright Night: 1, 3:20, 5:30, 7:45, 10; Teen Wolf: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:40.
Brattle: 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, 876-4226, Louie Blue: 4:30, 6:15, 8, 9:45. Eaux D'Artifice, The History of Motion in Motion, Hold Me While I'm Naked, and Secret Cinema: Fri and Sat at midnight.
Bromfield Gallery: 36 Newbury St., 497-8254. Pictures from the Floating World, Oct. 11 through Nov. 17, Fridays: 8:30, Sundays: 5:30, 8:30.
Charles: Cambridge St., near Govt Center, 227-1330. Better Off Dead: 1:15, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10; Back to the Future: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10; Pee Wee's Big Adventure: 1:15, 3:15, 5:30, 8, 10.
Cheri: Dalton, opposite Sheraton, Boston, 536-2870. After Hours: 1, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8, 9:45; Sweet Dreams: 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8, 10; Jagged Edge: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.
Cinema 57: 200 Stuart St., near Park St., Boston, 482-1222. Commando: 1, 3:15, 5:25, 7:45, 10:10; Silver Bullet: 1:10, 3:25, 5:35, 7:55, 10:15.
Copley Place: Copley Plaza, Boston, 266-1300. St. Elmo's Fire: 10:15, 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:30, 10; Wildrose: 10:10, 12, 1:50, 3:45, 5:30, 7:50, 10; Compromising Positions: 10, 12:15, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:50; Wetherby: 10:30, 12:40, 3, 5:15, 7:45, 10; Cocoon: 7:20, 10; Joshua Then And Now: 10, 12:15, 2:30, 5, 7:45, 10:15; Creator: 10:30, 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10; Prizzi's Honor: 10, 12:15, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Maxie: 10:15, 12:30, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 10:10.
Harvard Square: Church St., Cambridge. After Hours: noon, 2, 4, 6, 8:10, 10:10; Agnes of God: noon, 1:55, 3:50, 5:50, 8, 10; Plenty: noon, 2:20, 4:45, 7:30, 9:55; Kiss of the Spider Woman: 12:15, 2:35, 5, 7:35, 9:50; Bananas: 12:30, 4, 8; Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex: 2:15, 5:45, 9:45.
Janus: John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, 661-3737, Mishima: 5:30, 7:45, 10.
Off The Wall Cinema & Cafe: 15 Pearl St., Cambridge. The Troublemaker and Its Not Just You, Murray: 6, 8, 10.
Orson Welles: 1001 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 868-3600. Joshua Then and Now: 2:15, 5:30, 7:40, 10; Rebel Without A Cause: 1:30, 5:40; East of Eadon: 3:30; Giant: 7:45; Kerouac with Pull My Daisy: 1:30, 5:30, 9:30; Insignificance: 3:30, 7:30.
Paris: 841 Boylston St., Boston, 267-8181. Agnes of God: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10.
Pi Alley: 237 Washington St., near Government Center, Boston, 227-6676. Seven Doors of Death: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:45; Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins: 1, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10:10.
The French Library in Boston: 53 Marlborough St., Subway: Arlington. Renoir, Filmmaker: La Grande Illusion: Friday through Sunday, 8, Sunday matinee: 3.
Museum of Fine Arts: Remis Auditorium. The Camera's Inner Eye: Film and the Arts: Thursdays, 7:30, Oct. 17 and Nov. 7 through 21.
Harvard House Films
Dunster Dining Hall: Wener Herzog's Nosferatu, the Vampyre: Friday and Saturday, 8, 10; Sunday, 8 only.
Science Center B: Beverly Hills Cop: Friday and Saturday, 8, 10.