Five things to do this weekend: Nov. 4-6
Fall 2016 Emerging Choreographers Showings at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden St., Neighborhood 9. Free, but with cash donations at the door, and reservations are strongly suggested.
See new dance created by students Margaret Canady and Joshua Hyunho Lee while they’ve in residence at the Harvard Dance Center. Information is here.
Get some female empowerment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday ($10 for adults; $5 for youth under 18, students and seniors) at The MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., in the Area IV/The Port neighborhood, or from 2 to 4 p.m at the Bryn Mawr Book Store, 373 Huron Ave., Huron Village, West Cambridge.
All are welcome at “The Secret Life of Robots” Girls Day @ the MIT Museum, the latest in a biannual series celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and math and inviting visitors 10 and older (boys too) to explore, build, create and investigate with Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty, students and volunteers with a Robot Build Challenge and other hands-on activities, informal talks and demonstrations. A schedule and other information is here.
Overlapping with the final two hours of Girls Day, author Lee Carpenter reads tales of feminist and suffragist heroes Susan B. Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw and M. Carey Thomas (second President of Bryn Mawr College) just as a woman is set to be elected president with an army of female voters behind her. The Bryn Mawr Book Store was founded in 1971 by alumnae of the Pennsylvania college and is staffed by volunteers with a mission to provide financial help to Bryn Mawr students. InformatioAn is here.
St. Joseph’s Parish 43rd Annual Holiday Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at The Prospect Hill Academy School Hall, 15 Webster Ave., near Union Square, Somerville.
With Halloween in the rear-view mirror as of Monday, St. Joseph’s has decided to get a jump on Christmas, beginning the holiday shopping season by offering all sorts of things one might want to put away in a closet for wrapping and presenting almost two months from now. But there’s also games, raffles and other kinds of fun to be had, along with a kitchen serving such fare as steak or sausage sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers. And – are you ready? – Santa will be there. Information is here.
“Crossing the Atlantic” with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave. General admission tickets are $25; students and seniors get in for $15.
Written in response to Nazi oppression in prewar Germany, Michael Tippett’s powerful oratorio “A Child of Our Time” integrates the music of African-American spirituals into his universal cry for peace and healing. It forms the centerpiece of a Cambridge Symphony Orchestra concert that guests soprano Indra Thomas, mezzo-soprano Joanna Porackova, tenor Ray Bauwens and baritone Ron Loyd, as well as the New England Conservatory Youth Chorale and NEC Concert Choir, directed by Jonathan Richter. Also on the program: William Walton’s triumphant march “Crown Imperial,” which played for King George VI for his coronation in 1937, and George Gershwin’s irresistible 1928 tone poem “An American In Paris.” Information is here.
Community Chamber Concert by the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., near Union Square, Somerville. Free, but admission is by reservation only by calling SymphonyCharge at (888) 266-1200.
A six-member string ensemble (Bonnie Bewick and Ala Jojatu on violin; Rebekah Edewards on viola; Mihail Jojatu on cello; Lawrence Wolfe on double bass; and Kenneth Bewick on guitar) perform Piazzolla’s “Tango Ballet,” Bewick’s “ALS Tango,” Lakatos’ “Turka” and traditional fiddle Sets for a classic end to a weekend. Information is here.