Events Calendar: March & April

dance complex"You Can Dance If You Want To" photo by Hil Steadman.

March 21 |  Community
Growing Divides in Cambridge: A Tale of 2.0 Cities
6 to 7:30 p.m., Free
Cambridge Public Library—449 Broadway, Cambridge

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education presents this examination of the city’s growing income inequality as part of its “Conversations On the Edge” series. Cambridge Community Foundation President and CEO Geeta Pradhan will moderate the panel.

March 25  |  Books
Gareth Hinds at Porter Square Books
7 p.m., Free
25 White St., Cambridge

Graphic novelist Gareth Hinds has created works around many canonical texts, including “The Odyssey,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “King Lear.” He’ll come to Porter Square Books to speak about his latest graphic novel, “The Iliad,” out on March 12.

March 27  |  History
Ancient Egyptian Gardens
6 p.m., Free
Harvard Semitic Museum—6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Egypt was home to the oldest documented gardens, according to the Harvard Semitic Museum. At this event you can learn about their representations, as well as “the symbolism and functions of gardens in the religious and personal lives of ancient Egyptians.”

March 30  | History
Women’s History Walk
1 to 2:30 p.m., $12
Mount Auburn Cemetery—580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

This walk at Mount Auburn Cemetery will “honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society,” according to the event page.

April 7  |  Food
Meatball Madness at Bow Market
12 to 5 p.m., $39.99
1 Bow Market Way, Somerville

Bow Market has gotten a reputation for being a melting pot of foods from around the world. So, why not channel that all into … meatballs? In addition to the classic Italian meatballs, at this event you’ll find Mediterranean meatballs, vegetarian meatballs, Asian meatballs, and more, topped off with beer from Remnant Brewing.

April 27-May 4  |  Environment
SustainaVille Week
Times vary, Most events are free
Various locations in Somerville

The City of Somerville’s annual SustainaVille week returns with various events promoting and celebrating sustainability—think Meatless Monday, a climate justice workshop, and “Waste Myth Busters.” Visit for the full event lineup.

April 28  |  Dance
“You Can Dance If You Want To”
7 to 9 p.m., $15
The Dance Complex—536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Dance meets live music in “You Can Dance If You Want To,” where a nonprofit string ensemble will present Hungarian and Romanian “traditional dance tunes” alongside dance choreography. Stick around for the second act and you’ll get to try your hand at dancing too!

May 5  |  Music
Pindrop Sessions Season 2 Finale
7 to 10 p.m., $20
Aeronaut Brewing Company—14 Tyler St., Somerville

This monthly “classical-ish performance series” has become quite popular, and the season finale will feature what Aeronaut says is the first brewery-commissioned classical work in the country. “No stodginess. No competing sound. Just sweet, shared silence, beautiful beers, and beautiful people,” Aeronaut promises.

May 3-5  |  Art
Somerville Open Studios
Times vary, Free
Throughout Somerville

It’s Open Studios time again! Take a peek at the art being created in your city during one of Somerville’s most exciting weekends of the year.

This calendar originally appeared in the Environmental Issue of Scout Somerville, which is available for free at more than 200 locations throughout the city or by subscription.

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