Featured events

Image caption: Nov. 16 Wig and costume fittings begin the countdown to opening night of the Peabody Opera Theatre’s new, fully staged production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. Directed by Roger Brunyate, it’s the second production in the Peabody–Modell PAC partnership. Another performance follows at 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. $25 and $35, tickets at lyricoperahouse.com or 410-900-1150.

Image credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

November 9

It's Chili Cook-Off day on the Homewood campus. $5 buys lunch and benefits the United Way and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Homewood's Glass Pavilion.

November 14

See Cybill Shepherd in her screen debut in The Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 masterpiece set in a bleak, slowly dying Texas town. The Film Society screens the coming-of-age film at 7:30 p.m. in 50 Gilman Hall, Homewood campus.

November 14

With this year's theme, "The Power of the Individual," the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium welcomes Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall.

November 15

Albert Einstein is the focus when the Center for the History and Philosophy of Science welcomes Gettysburg College Professor (and JHU PhD recipient) Steven Gimbel to the Homewood campus for a talk and discussion of his latest book, Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion. 4:30 p.m., 50 Gilman Hall.

November 15

A baby shower open to full-time faculty and staff covers such topics as choosing quality child care and employee benefits. 3 to 5 p.m., East Baltimore campus. Register by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 at hopkinsworklife.org/babyshower.

November 15

APL space scientists visit the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Md., to talk about their CRISM instrument's key role in the search for water on Mars. $8; call 410-313-0400 to attend.