The banners of “We Were Here” are part of a larger public art initiative titled “Common Exchange” designed to showcase the Cambridge Common’s recently completed $6 million renovations and to “celebrate the notion of connectivity and pathway making.”
City Councillor Jan Devereux will hold her free reelection campaign kickoff event from 3 to 5 p.m. May 7 in Harvard Square, six months until the Nov. 7 municipal elections for City Council and School Committee.
The study committee will consider amendments to a City Council order that established the Harvard Square Conservation District in 2000 and possible amendments to the Neighborhood Conservation District enabling ordinance.
For every haircut bought May 1-2 at one of the Hair Cuttery salons in New England, including the Cambridge salon in Harvard Square, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a victim of domestic violence.
Bourgeois Mystics, Primal Static and Of The Sun rock; Harvard Arts First Festival; Annual Harvard Powwow; A Sunday of Early Music; and Ladies Night Adult Folktale Telling.
A decision on whether &pizza will be allowed to fill two spaces in Harvard Square should come Thursday when the Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to hear the chain’s request for a fast food special permit – a hearing that’s been continued twice already.
A pizza chain based in Washington, D.C., dubbed &pizza, is applying for what’s called a “fast food special permit” to be allowed to open another branch of its expanding chain – this time right in the middle of Harvard Square.
The 15th annual incarnation of the Independent Film Festival Boston, running Wednesday through May 3, offers another embarrassment of riches – an eclectic assortment of short-film packages and a vast selection of documentaries and narrative flicks.
Harvard Square lost an Eastern Mountain Sports, but Central Square is getting a Hilton’s Tent City.
Harvard’s annual Arts First festival runs Thursday through April 30, including a fair with 100-plus free performances in 11 locations, Make Art stations and a Friday celebrity-studded Celebration of Harvard Artists – also free to attend.