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.
Women in Comedy Fest; MCC Literary awardees read; Record Hospital music fest; Bookish Ball & Shakespeare’s Birthday; “Natural History of Favorite Foods”; Tiny Great Outdoors Fest; Nave Gallery Benefit; Opera meets the ’80s; Bach Society season finale; and BAHFest.
Ladyfest Boston 2017; Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit”; Spring Family Fun Day; The Down Home Up Here Bluegrass Festival; and The Technoskeptic Goes to the Movies: “Gattaca.”
Hassle 24 Hour Telethon & Performance Marathon; Live Band Emo/Pop Punk Karaoke; Slow Art Day; “Transparent” improvised performance; and classical Perform-a-thon 2017 fundraiser.
Opening Night at Sonia with Doomlover, CreatuoS, Aüva and Bad Boys Club; Christal Brown’s “The Opulence of Integrity”; Family Opera’s “Springtime for Haman”; Black Market sale; and Month in Review: Topical Comedy and other comic showcases.
“Get Thee to a Nursery!” Shakespeare scenes; Boston Underground Film Festival; Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Film Festival and afterparty; “Sherlock Holmes and the Sapphire Night” theater with circus arts; and “Remembering Duke Ellington” concert.
Free “For the Love of Ireland” celebration; free “On Record: Music by Bach and Brahms”; “Hypnotic Manipulation” dance show; Spring Equinox Pagan Witch Ritual & Variety Show; and an Activist Art Pop-Up Market.
“Shoes” with live benshi performance and musical accompaniment; Saturday Morning Cartoons; Rock Benefit for the Arts; Planned Parenthood Benefit: Off Mic! Comedy; and Mozart, Ravel, Jongen, Child classical performance.
An announcement about the long-gestating Constellation Center is due “in a few weeks,” founder Glenn KnicKrehm said Wednesday, declining to share further details about the performance space promised for Kendall Square since the late 1990s.
Art and politics mingle Tuesday at “Love Will Win,” with state Rep. Mike Connolly leading a conversation on how to build progressive policy and more effective citizen advocates, along with entertainment from dancers and musicians performing rock and hip-hop.