Do your bargain music instrument shopping in the sun. Hit the Cambridge River Festival. Laugh your way through a trek “Into Dorkness.” Show off your bike and buy to make it better at a Bike Show and Market. And venture into new musical territory with Nightlands.
Fill yourself with folk at the campfire. Festival. See The Interrobang put their mark on the local music scene. Experience the art of Something Very Specific. Help launch the ECBA Freedom Run. And turn up The Walkmen at the end of a busy musical weekend.
Get in free to the Harvard Art Museums. Get photographed on the red carpet. See the art of the East/Central Cambridge Open Studios. Tune in to Porchfest. Experience “Love on the Run” via Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Verdi. And have a literary weekend.
Experience life within the bubble (literally). Ride “The Sense of Unity Healing Machine” (also literally). Honor slain MIT police officer Sean Collier with a ’60s-inspired benefit concert. Get your face painted by an actual, amazing artist. Help launch the Together Festival with music and video art.
Artist Dave Ortega has an entry for the “New Perspectives” T Map Challenge that looks more orderly and airy, provides geographic scale, adds significant green spaces and names some waterways and landmarks. He won’t be entering his map in the T’s contest, though.
A flea market on Saturday and juried art salon on Sunday. Frank Black in Harvard Square. The Walsh brothers in Davis Square. A free showing of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” at MIT. A free flute concert at Tufts. This weekend is all about choices.
The biannual Miller Street Open Studios puts artists’ work on display and, in some cases, for sale. Dozens of artists are allowing the public a peek not only at finished pieces, but at works in progress, raw materials and other insightful aspects of the world where the art is made.
Take the tots Easter egg hunting. Enjoy Lilypad’s Easter sampler. Hear what goes “Bump in the Night” with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. Rock at the Rosebud. And have fun with “Gravity” in Harvard Square.
Elementary school students are invited to send poems for consideration in The Harvard Coop’s annual K–8 Poetry Contest, with a ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. May 4 in Harvard Square.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with arts, crafts, kids and no beer. Indulge your musical theater sweet tooth with “Antiphony.” See what a director can do with $6,000 and a bit of braaaaaaaaains. Take in some unforgettable art. And get your Fox fix at Passim.