"Such Friends: The Work of W.B. Yeats," an exhibit of manuscripts, drawings, photographs and other memorabilia, explores family and personal relationships of the Irish poet and playwright. Yeats was active in his country's independence movement and served in the Irish Senate from 1922 to 1928. An example of his "automatic writing," a practice arising from his interest in occult spiritualism, is among the exhibits. Through Sept. 11 at the New York Public Library, 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m; Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Sunday. Free. 212-869-8089.
The Ohio Light Opera presents musical theater by British, Viennese, French, Spanish and American composers during its 21st season at the Freedlander Theatre. "The Student Prince," "La Gran Via," "The Pirates of Penzance," "La Vie Parisienne," "The Firebrand of Florence" and six other operettas rotate through Aug. 7 at the Freedlander, University and Bever streets, on the campus of the College of Wooster. Evening performances Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8; matinees Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2. $28, students $14. For information, visit www.wooster.edu/oh_lt_opera/ or call 330-263-2345.
The Reno Summer Arts Festival opens July 1 and continues through July 31 at venues around the city. Highlights include outdoor film screenings, jazz, classical and pop music concerts and art exhibits. Donosti Ereski, a choral group in Reno for the North American Basque Festival July 24-25, will perform at Wingfield Park. Art nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha is featured at the Nevada Museum of Art, and original works by John Lennon, Jerry Garcia and Miles Davis will be displayed at the Eldorado Hotel-Casino. For complete festival information, visit www.artown.org or call 800-287-7909.
CAPTION: "The Student Prince," part of the operetta schedule in Wooster, Ohio.