Here are the latest South End - Bay Village neighborhood notes:
The Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave., is displaying works by Andy Moerlein and Larry Pollans, now through Dec. 9.
An artists’ reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 with special guest Kemin Hu and a calligraphy demonstration will be held at noon on Sunday, Nov. 18, featuring contemporary ink artist Quanzhou (Jack) Zhao.
Moerlein’s second solo exhibition “Longing for Mountains” focused on the aesthetics of stone art and artifice. Working in wood, ceramic and a spectrum of other media, Moerlein’s sculptures are inspired by the ancient Asian tradition of displaying unique stones in the home and garden. The “handmade stones” on view capture his reverence for nature and passion for lively abstraction.
Pollans’ “Flora and Fauna” represents a significant departure for the artist, whose sculpture until recently focused mainly on the human figure. In this new exhibition, the human figure coexists and comingles with various plant and animal forms, creating complex tableaux and fanciful landscapes.
Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays.
Further information can be found at www.bostonsculptors.com or by calling 617-482-7781.
The Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave., will host its 29th annual “Performathon” fundraising concert from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
This all-day fundraiser will feature more than 400 student performers of all ages, genres and instruments. The performances are free. An all-day bake sale will be held also.
Donations are encouraged and will benefit the center’s scholarship fund.
Visit www.cmcb.org or call 617-482-6267 for more information and to make a donation.
Beer and BBQ fest
Drink Craft Beer’s fourth annual beer and barbecue fest will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.
More than 25 New England craft brewers and cideries along with seven local barbecue joints will participate. Local breweries will include Aeronaut Brewing Co., Amherst Brewing Co., Castle Island Brewing Co., Far From the Tree Cider, Idle Hands Craft Ales, Relic Brewing Co., Sam Adams, Shakesbury Cider and many more.
Tickets are $60 and include unlimited tastings, tasting cup and a free guide. Attendees must be age 2-plus with a valid I.D.
Further information can be found at www.bcaonline.org or by calling 617-426-5000.
Open art studios
The artists of the SoWa Artists Guild will host a new event, SoWa Second Sunday, from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11.
More than 80 artists will be in their studios at 450 Harrison Ave., in the SoWa Art + Design District. Visitors can meet the artists, see a wide variety of original art and buy directly from the artists. Works will include paintings, sculpture, jewelry design, ceramics, glass and furniture.
Admission is free and parking is available.
For more information, visit www.sowaartists.com.
Dance Projects, Inc. and the Boston Center for the Arts will present Beth Soll & Company in a dance performance at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St.
The company will host an informal performance of the 2017 “Dance for Ina,” in honor of the late Ina Hahn, a luminary in the Boston and Rockport dance scene, and “The Window: Visions and Ordinary Rituals (2018),” a full-length work inspired by the current interest in meditation practices and by rituals in both everyday life and more official contexts.
A reception will follow the event. A donation of $10 is suggested. Reservations are required, and can be made online at www.bcaonline.org or by calling 617-426-5000.
Local author at the library
The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., will welcome novelist Jessica Keener in a free talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 as part of the South End Writes series.
Keener, author of the best-selling novel “Night Swim” and many short stories, including “Recovery,” will read from her latest novel, “Strangers in Budapest.” In this psychological thriller, a young American couple comes to Budapest to pursue business opportunities after the end of the Communist era, but find they are dealing with residents who live with the scars inflicted by Communism and the Nazi occupation.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of South End Library.
Call 617-536-8241 or visit www.friendsofthesouthendlibrary.org for more information.
Puerto Rico’s musical traditions
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción will present world-renowned composer Miguel Zenón and Spektral Quartet in concert from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St.
MacArthur and Guggenheim fellow Zenón and Spektral Quartet will perform their new album “Yo Soy la Tradición,” an immersive, concert-length work inspired by the culture of Zenón’s native Puerto Rico.
The work is an eight-movement suite that pairs lush, melodic string writing with complex rhythmic interactions, blurring the lines between jazz, classical and folk music. Though it outlines four of Puerto Rico’s musical traditions, the work is more than a collection of dances; it is a heartfelt, insider-tour of a rich cultural landscape.
Tickets are $35.
Visit www www.ibaboston.org or call 617-927-1737 to purchase tickets and for more details.
The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., is hosting a series of award-winning films from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays during November.
Featured will the recent release “Her” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johannson on Nov. 16; the award-winning 2017 film “Dunkirk” on Nov. 23; and “Good Night and Good Luck” starring George Clooney on Nov. 30.
Admission is free. Call 617-536-8241 for further details
Also Known As Theatre will present “Into the Forest, She Grew Fangs” from Nov. 16 through Dec. 2 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.
Stephen Spotswood’s bloody fairy tale is set in the world of a Gillian Flynn thriller, sprinkled with a dash of “Gossip Girl,” that delves into the power young women possess, and how they may use it if pushed too far. It is the second production in Also Known As Theatre’s debut season, which explores the reality that while we are each the hero of our own story, we may very well be the villain of someone else’s.
The play is recommended for those ages 14 and older. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Visit www.bcaonline.org or call 617-426-5000 for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., will host a public performance by Boston Dancemaker resident Heather Stewart from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.
The performance will feature contemporary dance work by Canadian choreographer Stewart and Portland, Maine-based dance artist Riley Watts.
Aimed at audience feedback, this event is intended to support and inform the artist’s creative process and progress. The audience is invited to join the artists post-performance to learn more about their work and experience a special live-set by Montreal-based composer dull.
This performance event is part of Stewart’s yearlong residency through the Boston Dancemakers’ Residency program, designed and supported by the Boston Center for the Arts and the Boston Dance Alliance.
A donation of $15 to the artists is recommended.
Further information is available by calling 617-426-5000 or online at www.bcaonline.org.
The Trustee's of Reservation has a Mobile Farmers Market that will be stationed in the Plaza Betances area every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.
The market will offer a wide variety of local, fresh vegetables, along with fruit, meat, eggs and milk sourced primarily from the Trustees’ Powisset Farm in Dover, as well as other Massachusetts farms.
With all food coming direct from the farm, prices will be as affordable as possible and the market will accept cash, credit, SNAP/EBT, and WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons. The Trustees are also participating in the new Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program, which just launched this spring and reimburses SNAP customers for local fruit and vegetable purchases.
Further information can be found at www.thetrustees.org or https://ibaboston.org/events/mobile-farmers-market or by calling 617-399-1962