Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Back Bay Fens tours

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a free walking tour of the Fens from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, meeting at the Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway.

In the morning, docents will lead a walk through this historic landscape that Frederick Law Olmsted transformed, focusing on the 17th-century Japanese Temple Bell, a bridge made of Roxbury puddingstone and a tree once thought extinct have in common.

The afternoon tour will look at useful plants with author and wild food practitioner Pam Kristan. Walkers will learn how to identify and use helpful plants that grow in the Emerald Necklace. (This tour is educational. No plants will be harvested or eaten.)

Call 617-522-2700 or visit for further details.

Benefit concert

The Longwood Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of Boston’s medical community, will present an evening of music from 8 to 10 on Saturday, May 5 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

The program will include works by Strauss, Mozart and Haydn. Michael Barnett, oboe; Benjamin Steinhorn, bassoon; Stacie Lin, violin; and Julie Reimann, cello, will be the featured performers.

Tickets range from $15 to $45. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization Equal Health.

Visit or call 617-987-0100 to purchase tickets and for more details.

Art sale

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design will host its annual spring sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Sunday, May 6 through Saturday, May 12 at the Tower Building lobby, 621 Huntington Ave.

The sale will feature original works of ceramic, fibers, hand-blown glass, oil paintings, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more created by MassArt students and alumni. Profits will go to the artists and to support student scholarships.

Visit or call 617-879-7710 for further information.

Music of the British Isles

Berklee College of Music will present the Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble in “Flowers of the Forest” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7 at the David Friend Recital Hall,

The ensemble will present a spring concert of traditional and contemporary songs from the British Isles and Ireland, featuring gorgeous ballads, lively jigs and reels and rousing sea shanties.

Along with some of Berklee’s premier vocalists, the concert will also feature a six-piece Celtic band.

Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-266-1400 for more details.

Music of the Cyberage

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will present Bingewatch in concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.

These musicians from the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute explore the use of computers, smart phones and tablets as tools for expression as they reflect on being a musician in this cyberage.

Bingewatch is part of the citywide partnership for the “Art in the Age of the Internet” show at the Institute for Contemporary Art.

Admission is free with museum admission.

Visit or call 617-267-9300 to purchase tickets or for more details.

Evening at the Pops

The 32nd annual “Evening at the Pops” to benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.

The community is invited to a special evening with the Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart in a “Leonard Bernstein Centennial Tribute,” performing selections by the maestro and composer.

Amelia “Mia” Allen and Olivia Grace Allen will receive the “Frank and Jean Ring Memorial Award in the Fight Against Diabetes.”

A VIP reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visit or call 617-309-2531 to purchase tickets and for further details.

Children’s production

The Wheelock Family Theatre, 180 The Riverway, will perform “Stuart Little” at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, now to May 13. Performances on Sunday, May 6 and Friday, May 11 will be interpreted in ASL and audio-described.

Based on E.B. White’s enduring tale, the play follows Stuart, a mouse born into a New York family, and his many larger than life adventures.

Tickets range from $20 to $38.

For more information, visit or call 617-879-2300.

Classical afternoon

Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute will be the guest performers in the Sunday concert series at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway.

Musicians from North America’s oldest music festival will perform Mendelssohn’s “String Quintet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 18” and Beethoven’s “String Quartet No. 13 in B flat Major, Op. 130.” They will include Miriam Fried and Maria Ioudenitch, violins; Zhanbo Zheng and Zoë Martin-Doike, violas; and Zlatomir Fung, cello.

Tickets include general admission to the museum’s galleries and the special exhibition gallery.

For more information, visit or call 617-566-1401.