A superstar in his native Korea, 22-year-old pianist Ji-Yong performs in the 61st Music at Evergreen concert series. $20, $15 museum members, $10 full-time students w/ID; http://museums.jhu.edu or 410-516-0341. 3 p.m. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library.
The prominent and provocative public intellectual Cornel West, the first African-American to graduate with a PhD in philosophy from Princeton (where he now teaches) speaks in the Foreign Affairs Symposium. 8 p.m., Shriver Hall, Homewood.
The five-part Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course begins with Garden Planning and Seed Starting. The two-hour classes are taught by Gertrude's chef John Shields and farm manager Jon Carroll. $110, $90 museum members. Details and registration at museums.jhu.edu. 9:30 a.m. Evergreen Museum & Library.
The Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series features Larry Williams, horn, with the DaPonte String Quartet, playing Mozart, Comolli, and others. $15, $10 seniors, $5 students w/ID; 410-234-4800. 8 p.m. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody.
Norwegian Tine Thing Helseth, a leading trumpet soloist of her generation, makes her Shriver Hall Concert Series debut at 5:30 p.m. in a dual recital with pianist Bretton Brown. $39, free for JHU students with ID; http://shriverconcerts.org. Homewood.
A rite of passage for first-year medical students, the White Coat Ceremony symbolically marks the end of their basic science curriculum and their transition into clinical rotations. Attendance is by invitation only. 6 p.m. Turner Auditorium, East Baltimore.
The largest student-run fair in the country descends on the Homewood campus with festival foods, arts and crafts, music, a beer garden, and kids activities. Details at http://jhuspringfair.com.
The President's Reading Series: Literature of Social Import presents memoirist and human rights activist Ishmael Beah, who will read from his new book, Radiance of Tomorrow. 6:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Mason Hall, Homewood.
Also of note
Saturday, March 1, 8 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of Alas! Babylon's Final Sunset, commissioned from composer James Lee III (see story in the March/April issue of The Gazette Magazine), along with Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite and Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. $10; $8 seniors, non-JHU students, and JHU faculty/staff/alums; free for JHU students; http://jhu.edu/jhso. Shriver Hall, Homewood.
Saturday, March 1, 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m. Peabody composers and MICA artists pair up for Synesthesia, a multimedia new-music project featuring art installations and musical performances. The multisensory experience includes audience participation, light patterns, physical movement, sculpture, and diverse composition styles. MICA's Leake Hall, A-Box, 129 McMechen St.
Sunday, March 2, 3 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra's annual free Concert for Children and Families features selections from Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite and Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Shriver Hall, Homewood.
Monday, March 3, 5 p.m. Noted Baltimore chef/co-owner Cindy Wolf of Charleston (and co-owner as well of Pazo, Cinghiale, Petit Louis Bistro, and Johnny's) is tonight's speaker in the Patient Experience Advisory Conversation Series, sponsored by Radiology. Zayed Auditorium 2119A, East Baltimore campus.
Saturday, March 8, 3 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series welcomes Austria's highly acclaimed Minetti Quartett for a free concert of works by Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, and Mendelssohn. Hodson Hall Auditorium, Homewood.
Sunday, March 9, 2 to 4 p.m. A reception celebrates the opening of three spring exhibitions (see Ongoing, below). Free but reservations requested; 410-516-0341 or email@example.com. Evergreen Museum & Library.
Thursday, March 13, and Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Opera Theatre and Peabody Concert Orchestra partner for Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. $25, $15 seniors, $10 students w/ID; 410-234-4800. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody.
Thursday, March 13, 8 p.m. As U.S. representative to the United Nations from August 2005 to December 2006, John R. Bolton was an outspoken advocate of U.S. efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, push Syria out of Lebanon, and bring African peacekeepers into shaky Somalia. He visits the Foreign Affairs Symposium tonight. Shriver Hall, Homewood.
Sunday, March 16, 5:30 p.m. The eight-person Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, one of Germany's leading chamber music groups, makes its Shriver Hall Concert Series debut playing Dvorák, Hindemith, and Beethoven. $39, free for JHU students with ID; http://shriverconcerts.org. Homewood.
Saturday, March 22, 8:30 and 10 p.m. The Helen Sung Sextet performs two sets in the Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club series. $25; $15 students. Reservations required; 410-235-3435.
Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. The three-session House Beautiful Lecture Series opens with a talk by architect/illustrator Richard Chenowith. "New Work by Latrobe and Jefferson: Rediscovering the Lost Capitol of 1814" takes a virtual tour of the pre-1814 Capitol Building, based on facts, historical sources, and letters. Individual talks: $20, $15 members and full-time students w/ID. Details, reservations at 410-516-0341.
Sunday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Johns Hopkins hosts the B'More Proud LGBTQIA Leadership Summit, an annual student-run collegiate conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other sexual and gender minority students and their allies in the Baltimore metropolitan area. More info at http://bmoreproud.org. Levering Hall, Homewood.
Tuesday, April 1, 8 p.m. A Foreign Affairs Symposium debate features Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, and David Cole, a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown. Topics will include the constitutionality of the NSA and the appropriate balance between personal privacy and national security. Shriver Hall, Homewood.
Thursday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. Irish novelist, critic, and journalist Colm Tóibín reads from new work in the President's Reading Series: Literature of Social Import. Tóibín's The Master won the Dublin-IMPAC Prize, and his 2012 The Testament of Mary was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Reception to follow. 110 Hodson, Homewood.
Sunday, April 6, 5 p.m. Much-heralded poet and author of young adult books Marilyn Nelson gives the Joshua Ringel Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Center for Talented Youth. The former poet laureate of Connecticut will read from her work and hold a Q&A and book signing. Hodson Hall, Homewood.
Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performs medieval and Renaissance music of Spain. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students w/ID; 410-234-4800. Griswold Hall, Peabody.
Wednesday, April 16, 8 p.m. Jessica Jackley, a founder of KIVA, the world's first peer-to-peer microlending website, is tonight's Foreign Affairs Symposium speaker. Named one of the top ideas of 2006 by The New York Times Magazine, KIVA is among the fastest-growing social benefit websites to date. Mudd Hall, Homewood.
Wednesday, April 16, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Singers, and Peabody-Hopkins Chorus come together under the direction of Edward Polochick to perform Haydn, Ravel, and Borodin. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students w/ID; 410-234-4800. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody.
Thursday, April 17, 4 p.m. Selected prize winners present lectures and posters at the School of Medicine's Young Investigators' Day ceremony and reception. Mountcastle Auditorium, Preclinical Teaching Building, East Baltimore.
Wednesday, April 23, 4 to 7 p.m. The Krieger School's graduating Woodrow Wilson Fellows present posters on their multiyear research projects. Glass Pavilion, Homewood.
Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. "Harlem at Home: Two Centuries of Distinctive, Ever Increasingly Expensive Residential Architecture" is the topic of tonight's House Beautiful Lecture Series talk by Michael Henry Adams, a Harlem historian and preservation activist. Individual talks: $20, $15 members and full-time students w/ID. Details, reservations at 410-516-0341.
Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, Vol. II"—a short concerto for toy piano by Peabody composer David Smooke—gets its world premiere tonight by the Peabody Wind Ensemble, which also performs works by Leonard Bernstein, Percy Grainger, and Johan DeMeij. $15, $10 seniors, $5 students w/ ID; 410-234-4800. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody.
Thursday, April 24, 5 p.m. Five-time Academy Award winner Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation studios, visits Johns Hopkins to speak in the Patient Experience Advisory Conversation Series, sponsored by the Radiology Department. Zayed Auditorium 2119A, East Baltimore campus.
Saturday, April 26, 8 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra's symphonic concert showcases the HSO Concerto Competition winners (see story in the March/April issue of The Gazette) and features Sibelius' En Saga and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (1919 version). $10; $8 seniors, non-JHU students, and JHU faculty/staff/alums; free for JHU students; jhu.edu/jhso. Shriver Hall, Homewood.
Saturday, April 26, 8:30 and 10 p.m. Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club welcomes the Kenny Barron and Stefon Harris Duo. $25; $15 students. Reservations required; 410-235-3435.
Tuesday, April 29, 3 to 5:30 p.m. The 2013 PURA Recognition Ceremony and Poster Session honors last year's summer and fall PURA participants (see story in the March/April issue of The Gazette). Glass Pavilion, Homewood.