THURSDAY, MAY 2
“Early Music Period Instrument Performance,” directed by Lee Goodhew Romm; 7 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.
“African Drumming and Dance,” directed by Baruch Whitehead; 8:15 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
“Slavery and Self-Reliance: Douglass, Emerson, and the Limits of Metaphor,” a talk by Hugh Egan, the Robert Ryan Professor in the Humanities; 4 p.m., Handwerker Gallery.
Performance by the Wind Ensemble, conducted by Stephen Peterson, performing Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and the Brass Choir, conducted by Elizabeth Peterson, performing Mahler’s “Trauermarsch” from Symphony no. 5; 8:15 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
“Pippi to Ripley: The Figure of the Female in Fantasy and Science Fiction,” a daylong conference featuring presentations on science fiction, fantasy and gender from literary and cultural studies perspectives, along with educational and creative programs for young people; 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Textor Lecture Halls.
Performance by the Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Titlebaum, with guest artists the Sneider Brothers on trumpet and guitar; 8:15 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.
“Articulate: 2013 Senior Student Art Show,” featuring the work of student artists; through May 19, Handwerker Gallery. The gallery is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon–5 p.m.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.