Featured events

Image caption: Jan. 9 / A three-day Intersession course (Jan. 9, 16, 23) will have you Dancing Like Jane Austen. Noted dance historian Beale Cockey teaches waltzes, country dances, cotillions, jigs, and reels from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The social etiquette of the period, including the language of the fan, gloves, and handkerchief, will also be covered. 2 to 4 p.m., Homewood Museum. $45. Call 410-516-5589 to register. Presented by the museum and the Office of Student Life.

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Jan. 11

The 31st Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration is headlined by NAACP President Benjamin Jealous. See story, "A Storied Past, Hopeful Future for MLK Jr. Event," in this issue.

Jan. 17

A free piano concert by outstanding student musicians is on the agenda for this week's Thursday Noon Recital Series at Peabody. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Jan. 24

Today's Thursday Noon Recital Series at Peabody showcases student guitarists hand-picked by faculty. The series, which occurs every week that classes are in session, is free. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Jan. 27

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs works by Bach, Busoni, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff in his Shriver Hall Concert Series debut, 5:30 p.m., Homewood campus. Tickets and information: 410-516-7164.