The 2012-13 UNL Humanities On The Edge speaker series began this week with Mark Greif, Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at the New School University, NYC, and editor of the cultural magazine, N plus 1. Friday Live catches him before he heads back to offer NET Radio listeners his take on this year’s topic, "Aesthetics/Performance/Politics." The Listening Room Series, in residence at the Masonic Temple in Hastings, opens its Fall season with The Sherpas on October 13. Listening Room founder Robin Harrell chats up the series, dedicated to Americana music old and new, as well as The Sherpas, who are the band for you if you like a little pop, rock, blues, and/or funk added to your contemporary folk music. "Dear Harvey" is the next production from the Angels Theatre Company. Angels director Becky Key Boesen previews this documentary style play recounting the life and impact of LGBT activist and politician Harvey Milk, October 18-19 at 7:30 p.m., and October 20-21 at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Museum of Art in collaboration with the Sheldon and the UNL LGBTQA Resource Center. Lincoln’s group for all things Celtic, Celticas Spiritus, hosts a Fall Workshop and Program October 14 with Christianity Comes to Ancient Ireland and Labyrinth Walk. Featuring UNL Professor Dr. Steve Lahey, who’ll preview his "Ireland Pre-1000" class he’ll be teaching in Ireland next summer, the program also include Rev. Jamie Norwich McLennan and musician Dave Marsh. Danny Ladley from the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln drops by to chat up a full October 13th schedule with the returning Alloy Orchestra accompanying classic silent films from Keaton and Arbuckle, and the start of the Met season with Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore"(encored on October 14). Plus he’ll preview this fall’s independent films, more HD broadcasts from the Met Opera in New York and British National Theatre, and other special events at Lincoln’s premiere art and independent film house. Early music specialists, Ensemble Chaconne, are next on the Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music series at the Sheldon Museum of Art on October 13 at 8 p.m. SFCM board member Marina Fabrikant previews the program of Handel, Vivaldi, John Stanley, J. C. Bach, Ignatius Sancho, J. C. Fischer, Felice de Giardini and more!