Artists and performers in the Harvard community ushered in spring last week with the annual four-day arts extravaganza, Arts First 2000. Audiences had a wide variety of performances and exhibits to enjoy, and were led in the festivities by actor John Lithgow 67 and comedian Al Franken 73. Students and faculty staged dozens of plays, concerts, films, art installations, dance performances and comedy sketches from Thursday to Sunday. The Arts First 2000 parade on Saturday morning, was led by Lithgow as its grand marshal and featured stilt walkers, jugglers, actors, musicians, and more. Hundreds of people turned out for the events, which were staged throughout the Harvard campus, both indoors and outside.