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March 11, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Amy Lunday
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Happening@Hopkins: March - May 2009

The following events offered by The Johns Hopkins University are open to the public and take place at locations on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., unless otherwise noted. Visitor parking on campus is available in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21211. (The South Garage address is also the best location to use for Web- or GPS-generated driving directions.) Calendar editors are invited to include these items in their listings. This schedule is also available online at www.jhu.edu/news/happening/.

Ongoing exhibitions

Through Tuesday, March 31, Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
"It's a Man's World: The Collections of the Male Garretts." This student-curated focus show on the male collectors of the philanthropic Garrett family brings attention to three generations of connoisseurship. Prints, Chinese porcelains, coins and many other legendary Garrett collections highlight how knowledge and curiosity aided in defining a gentleman's social place. Free as part of regular museum tours, which are $6 adults, $5 seniors, and $3 students and children 6 and over. Guided tours on the hour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3 p.m.). 410-516-0341. evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu. www.museums.jhu.edu.

Through Tuesday, March 31, Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
"Evergreen as Muse." View unique photographic perspectives of Evergreen's artistic and architectural riches created by 10 undergraduate students at The Johns Hopkins University. Free as part of regular museum tours, which are $6 adults, $5 seniors, and $3 students and children 6 and over. Guided tours on the hour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3 p.m.). 410-516-0341. evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu. www.museums.jhu.edu.

Through Sunday, April 19. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St.
"The Romance of the Rose," a 13th-century poem written in Old French, was among the most popular and influential literary texts of its day. The allegorical treatment of such an enduring subject as love and the exploration of the notion of quest make this focus show widely accessible to diverse audiences. The exhibition features nine different manuscripts of the "Romance of the Rose" drawn from collections in North America, along with a selection of medieval ivories from the Walters collection. The exhibition is a collaborative project among the Walters, The Johns Hopkins University, and the BibliothŠque Nationale in Paris. Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. www.thewalters.org/eventscalendar/ eventdetails.aspx?e=1159.

Through Monday, May 25. Milton S. Eisenhower Library.
"Grauer's Blue Jay: A Hopkins Tradition" showcases Blue Jay memorabilia from journalist, author, and editorial cartoonist Neil A. Grauer. For more than 40 years, the most popular portrayal of Johns Hopkins' feisty mascot has been the cartoon Blue Jay created in 1966 by Grauer (A&S '69), during his student years as a cartoonist for The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, the university's student newspaper. The exhibit is drawn from the Grauer Blue Jay Collection, a 1996 gift from Grauer to the Sheridan Libraries of more than 50 items. On display are his 1966 original sketch of the Blue Jay, drawn on the back of a 3x5 index card, numerous other original drawings, and lacrosse caps, T-shirts, posters, cups, an umbrella and a travel bag, all printed with the Blue Jay logo. Free. The Eisenhower Library is open 24/7 during the academic year. For holiday hours, visit www.library.jhu.edu/.

March

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 p.m. Mason Hall Auditorium
Shriver Hall Concert Series presents a talk titled "Brahms and the Pursuit of Color" by the Peabody Institute's Ray Sprenkle, noted composer, historian and lecturer. Free. Reservations required. 410-516-7164. info@shriverconcerts.org. www.shriverconcerts.org/.

Wednesday, March 11, 8 p.m. Levering Union, Glass Pavilion
The Foreign Affairs Symposium presents a lecture by Robert Kagan, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of The Return of History and the End of Dreams and Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century. Free. fas@jhu.edu. www.jhu.edu/fas/index.html.

Friday, March 13, 8 p.m. Evergreen Museum & Library, Bakst Theatre, 4545 N. Charles St.
Evergreen Museum & Library and The Maryland Institute College of Art present a special edition of The 14Karat Cabaret, featuring the world premiere of a new film by Nancy Andrews, and songs by Dick Turner. Laure Drogoul emcees as La Hostess. $10 public; $5 members; limited free seats for students. Reservations are required: 410-516-0341.

Tuesday, March 24, 3 p.m. Homewood Museum.
A reception, book signing (3 p.m.) and talk (4:30 p.m.) with Seth Rockman, author of Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Department of History at Johns Hopkins. $10; $5 for JHU Museums members and Friends of the JHU Press; and free for students and Johns Hopkins ID holders. Limited seating; reservations required: 410-516-5589 or proffitt@jhu.edu.

Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. Mason Hall Auditorium
Shriver Hall Concert Series presents a talk titled "Late Brahms: Style Traits" by the Peabody Institute's Ray Sprenkle, noted composer, historian and lecturer. Free. Reservations required. 410-516-7164. info@shriverconcerts.org. www.shriverconcerts.org/.

Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
Evergreen Museum & Library presents the first part of their annual "The House Beautiful" lecture series. "Billy Baldwin: Baltimore's Brilliant Boy," by James Abbott. A reception follows the talk. $20, $15 members and students. Series tickets are available for $48; $33 for Evergreen members and students with valid ID. Advance reservations are recommended: www.missiontix.com or 410-516-0341. www.museums.jhu.edu.

Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. Merrick Barn.
Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," presented by the Johns Hopkins University Theatre. 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. $5-$15. For reservation and information: 410-516-5153 or JHUT@jhu.edu. www.jhu.edu/theatre-arts.

Saturday, March 28, 3 p.m. Baltimore Museum of Art auditorium, 10 Art Museum Dr.
Shriver Hall Concert Series presents 2008 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition winner Michael Berkovsky, piano. Free. Reservations suggested. 410-516-7164. info@shriverconcerts.org. www.shriverconcerts.org/.

Tuesday, March 31, 8 p.m. Levering Union, Glass Pavilion
The Foreign Affairs Symposium presents a panel discussion about the global financial crisis, featuring Robert Barbera, executive vice president and chief economist at Investment Technology Group and a professor in the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins; Albert Kyle, professor of economics at the University of Maryland; and Willem Buiter, professor of European political economy for the London School of Economics and columnist for the Financial Times. Free. fas@jhu.edu. www.jhu.edu/fas/index.html.

April

Wednesday, April 1, 8 p.m. Levering Union, Glass Pavilion
The Foreign Affairs Symposium presents a lecture by Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst and producer of first TV interview with Osama Bin Laden. Free. fas@jhu.edu. www.jhu.edu/fas/index.html.

Friday, April 3, 5:45 p.m. Homewood Museum
Peabody at Homewood: Music in the Museum concert, bringing top students and graduates of the Peabody Conservatory to the Homewood campus. Guitarist Richard Barry and violinist Katarzyna Bryla will collaborate on a program of works by Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Paganini, and Piazzolla. $15, $12 Homewood members. Pre-registration required by calling 410-516-5589. www.museums.jhu.edu.

Friday, April 3, 10, 17, and 24. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Homewood Museum
Homewood Museum offers the Historic Homewood ArtWalk, a fun, informative, and free 45-minute guided walking tour covering historic and artistic sites between the two significant collections of American historic interiors and decorative arts at Homewood Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Departs at 1 p.m. from Homewood Museum, and at 2 p.m. from the Baltimore Museum of Art. Reservations requested. 410-516-5589. homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu. www.museums.jhu.edu.

Saturday, April 4, 8 p.m. SDS Room, Mattin Center
Hopkins Symphony Chamber concert featuring a performance by the winners of the 2008-2009 Johns Hopkins Concerto Competition. Philip Wolf plays the Saint- Saens Cello Concerto No. 1, and Mengyu Lan plays the first movement of the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program: Schubert String Quintet and works for bassoon ensemble. Vladimir Lande, conductor. $8; $6 seniors (60+), JHU affiliates, and non-JHU students; free for JHU students. 410 516- 6542. hso@jhu.edu. http://www.jhu.edu/jhso.

Sunday, April 5, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Auditorium
Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Ian Bostridge, tenor, and Julius Drake, piano. $33, $17 non-JHU students, JHU students free. 410-516-7164. info@shriverconcerts.org. www.shriverconcerts.org/.

Monday, April 6, 8 p.m. Levering Union, Glass Pavilion
The Foreign Affairs Symposium presents a panel discussion about the impact of global environmental disasters, featuring Brian Mcadoo, associate professor of earth science at Vassar College; Jonathan Borak, a clinical professor of epidemiology and public health and associate clinical professor of medicine at Yale University, and an adjunct associate professor of occupational Medicine at Johns Hopkins; and Cami McCormick, a CBS News correspondent who has covered many catastrophic environmental disasters, including Hurricane Katrina. Free. fas@jhu.edu. www.jhu.edu/fas/index.html.

Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. Hodson Hall, Room 110.
The Johns Hopkins Film & Media Studies Program will present screenings of several faculty members' films, followed by discussions led by the filmmakers. Documentary and experimental filmmaker John Mann will show Running to Keep from Falling and other documentary work. Matt Porterfield, writer- director of Hamilton (2006), will share test footage of actors and locations for a new film in development, Metal Gods. Sundance and MFF alum filmmaker Doug Sadler will screen clips of his feature films Riders (2001) and Swimmers (2005). Karen Yasinsky will show two animated shorts I Choose Darkness and Enough to Drive You Mad, both part of her current solo exhibit at Mireille Mosler Ltd. in New York. The event will include discussion of the process of filmmaking and animation and be followed by a question and answer session. Free. 410-516-5048. sites.jhu.edu/film_media.

Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr.
Theatre Hopkins presents a staged reading of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." Curtain times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The performance is presented in conjunction with the BMA's exhibition, A Circus Family: Picasso to L‚ger. Tickets are on sale through the BMA starting March 16. $5, BMA members and children and grandchildren of Dual/FamilyMembers; $7, children ages 18 and under; $10 seniors and students with I.D.; $15, non- members. Tickets include exhibition admission on the day of the event. Reservations and information: BMA, 443-573-1701 or www.artbma.org/calendar/special_events/2009-circus-programs .html ; or Theater Hopkins, (410) 516-7159, or thehop@jhu.edu.

Tuesday, April 21, 8 p.m. Levering Union, Glass Pavilion
The Foreign Affairs Symposium presents a lecture by documentary photographer Jane Evelyn Atwood. Free. fas@jhu.edu. www.jhu.edu/fas/index.html.

Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
Evergreen Museum & Library presents the second part of their annual "The House Beautiful" lecture series. Roberta A. Mayer, associate professor of Art History at Bucks County Community College, will discuss the Baltimore commissions of American decorator Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932), including those at Evergreen, and her new book, Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for India. A reception and book signing follow the talk. A reception follows the talk. $20, $15 members and students. Series tickets are available for $48; $33 for Evergreen members and students with valid ID. Advance reservations are recommended: www.missiontix.com or 410-516-0341. www.museums.jhu.edu.

Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25. All performances, 8 p.m. Merrick Barn.
Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology," presented by the Johns Hopkins University Theatre. 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. $5-$15. For reservation and information: 410-516-5153 or JHUT@jhu.edu. www.jhu.edu/theatre-arts.

Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26. Homewood campus.
The 38th annual spring fair featuring food and craft vendors, entertainment and a beer garden. www.jhuspringfair.com/.

Saturday, April 25, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Homewood Museum
Homewood Museum presents the ninth edition of its annual "Baltimore's Great Architecture" symposium, "Green Homewood: Environmental and Cultural Sustainability." Confirmed speakers include: Suzanne Frasier, Jeremy Kargon, David Gibney, Adam Gross, and Mary Roby. Co-sponsored by Morgan State University. $40; $25 for Homewood members and Johns Hopkins/Morgan State ID holders; free for full-time students with ID. Advance reservations are recommended: 410-516-5589 or greenhomewood@jhu.edu . www.museums.jhu.edu.

Sunday, April 26, 3 p.m. (pre-concert talk at 2 p.m.) Shriver Hall Auditorium
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez: ...Ex Machina for Piano, Marimba, and Symphony Orchestra, with Makoto Nakura, marimba, and Cristina Valdes, piano; and Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4. Jed Gaylin, conductor. $10; $8 seniors (60+), JHU affiliates, and non-JHU students; free for JHU students. 410 516-6542. hso@jhu.edu. http://www.jhu.edu/jhso.

Tuesday, April 28, 6 p.m. (reception/book signing at 5 p.m.) Mason Hall
The Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries present acclaimed novelist John Barth, who will read from his latest book, The Development. Considered to be among the most important American writers of the 20th century, Barth is the much honored author of such works as The Floating Opera (1956), The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), Giles-Goat Boy (1966), Chimera (1972, winner of the 1973 National Book Award), and The Book of Ten Nights and a Night (2004). Barth attended Johns Hopkins as a writing major and earned his bachelor's degree in 1951 and his master's degree in 1952. He is Professor Emeritus in the Writing Seminars. Free. Reservations suggested. Contact Stacie Spence at libraryfriends@jhu.edu or 410-516-7943.

May

Friday, May 1, 5:45 p.m. Homewood Museum
Peabody at Homewood: Music in the Museum concert, bringing top students and graduates of the Peabody Conservatory to the Homewood campus. Anastasia Petanova, virtuoso flutist (program to be announced). $15, $12 Homewood members. Pre-registration required by calling 410-516-5589. www.museums.jhu.edu.

Sunday, May 3, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Auditorium
Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord; and Jonathan Munson, cello. $33, $17 non-JHU students, JHU students free. 410-516-7164. info@shriverconcerts.org. www.shriverconcerts.org/.

Thursday, May 7, 4 p.m. Mergenthaler Hall, Room 111.
Johns Hopkins student films will be screened. Free. (410) 516-5048.

Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m. Homewood campus (exact location TBA); and Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m., Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA.
Collaborative short films by Johns Hopkins and MICA students will be screened on both campuses. Free. (410) 516-5048 for Johns Hopkins, (410) 225-2567 for MICA.

Saturday, May 16, 3 p.m. Baltimore Museum of Art auditorium, 10 Art Museum Dr.
Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Julian Bliss, clarinet. Free. Reservations suggested. 410-516-7164. info@shriverconcerts.org. www.shriverconcerts.org/.

Monday, May 18 through Sunday, Oct. 25, Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
Evergreen Museum & Library presents "Modernism at Evergreen: The Career of Designer Erno Fabry (1906-1984)." The student-curated exhibition features never-before displayed architectural renderings, furniture designs, and mural proposals, as well as furniture and textiles, created by the Czech-born architect, Erno Fabry. Free as part of regular museum tours, which are $6 adults, $5 seniors, and $3 students and children 6 and over. Guided tours on the hour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3 p.m.). 410-516-0341. evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu. www.museums.jhu.edu.

Monday, May 18, 6-8 p.m. Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
Opening reception for "Modernism at Evergreen: The Career of Designer Erno Fabry (1906-1984)." Free admission with first floor of the museum open. Light refreshments. Reservations requested. 410-516-0341. evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu. www.museums.jhu.edu.

Thursday, May 21, 9:15 a.m. Homewood Field
At academic exercises ending the university's 133rd year, President Ron Daniels will confer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and certificates on graduates of the university's nine academic divisions. The schools also hold diploma award ceremonies or other convocations at which they further recognize the achievements of their own graduates; many of these events have high-profile speakers. They take place at various times from Wednesday, May 20, through Friday, May 22. Details are available on the Commencement Web site, updated as plans are finalized. www.jhu.edu/commencement.

Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 p.m. Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles Street
Evergreen Museum & Library presents the final part of its annual "The House Beautiful" lecture series. Curator Arlene Palmer Schwind will discuss the Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine. A reception follows the talk. $20, $15 members and students. Series tickets are available for $48; $33 for Evergreen members and students with valid ID. Advance reservations are recommended: www.missiontix.com or 410-516-0341. www.museums.jhu.edu.