Featured events

Image caption: The 10th annual Lighting of the Quads kicks off Dec. 2.

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Nov. 1

Sharon Percy Rockefeller is the keynote luncheon speaker for A Woman's Journey, an annual conference where top experts from Johns Hopkins Medicine offer seminars on 32 topics related to women's health. Participants get to choose four seminars and, between sessions, ask Hopkins specialists general questions about medicine. 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Hilton Baltimore. Ticket info at http://hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney/baltimore.

Nov. 3

The last lecture in the 2014 Baltimore's Great Architecture series, The Archaeology of Interiors—whose theme was inspired by the current reinvestigation of Homewood Museum's interior decoration—brings Thomas Reinhart, deputy director for architecture at Mount Vernon, to the museum to discuss George Washington's "New Room" addition. 6 p.m. $12, $8 for JHU Museums, AIA members, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni; free for full-time students. For tickets, go to museums.jhu.edu or call 410-516-5589.

Nov. 5

Known most notably as Ryan in the NBC comedy series The Office, B.J. Novak is the final speaker in this fall's Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, titled The Generation Electric: Recharging the Promise of Tomorrow. Since his 2001 graduation from Harvard, where he wrote for The Harvard Lampoon, Novak has been a successful comedian, writer, and actor. 7:30 p.m. Shriver Hall, Homewood.

Nov. 11

Joe Sullivan, president and CEO of Legg Mason, speaks at the Carey Business School's Leaders + Legends series. $35 including breakfast. RSVP to carey.leadersandlegends@jhu.edu. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Nov. 14

Peabody Opera Theatre stages Jules Massenet's Cendrillon, with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Hajime Teri Murai. Performances continue on Nov. 15 and 16. Stage director Jennifer Blades gives a talk in the Cohen Davison Family Theatre 45 minutes before curtain. 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday. $25, $15 seniors, $10 students. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody.

Nov. 16

Shriver Hall Concert Series welcomes Danielle de Niese, described as "opera's coolest soprano" in The New York Times. The program includes works by Handel, Mozart, Grieg, and Poulenc. 5:30 p.m. $42, $21 non-JHU students, free for JHU students; go to shriverconcerts.org. Shriver Hall, Homewood.

Dec. 2

The 10th annual Lighting of the Quads (pictured above) kicks off the holiday season on the Homewood campus at 8 p.m. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff gather outdoors to hear musical performances by a cappella groups, sip hot chocolate, and watch President Ron Daniels flip the switch and light up the campus. Keyser Quadrangle.

Dec. 4

The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble presents Puer natus in Bethlehem: Medieval and Renaissance Music for Christmas. Mark Cudek directs. $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. A second concert takes place Dec. 5, also at 8 p.m. 410-234-4800 for tickets. Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody.