Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Gospel Night

The 26th annual Gospel Night at the Pops will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.

A pre-concert reception will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.

The performance will feature vocalist Melinda Doolittle and the voices of the all-volunteer Boston Pops Gospel Choir. It will also feature a tribute to the late Edwin Hawkins, who passed away earlier this year, including a performance of his groundbreaking hit, “Oh Happy Day,” which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019.

Visit or call 617-266-1492 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Dance performance

Urbanity Dance will perform the annual spring revue “F=Ma” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at the Boston University Tsai Theater, 685 Commonwealth Ave.

The season finale will feature stunning choreography from celebrated female choreographers including Lorraine Chapman, Camille A. Brown, Chantal Doucett, Betsi Graves, Jackie Nowicki and Nailah Randall-Bellinger.

Tickets are $30 to $50.

For more information, visit or call 617-572-3727.

Spring concert

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will present the annual spring concert “Together!” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

The chorus will celebrate pride with music from Broadway to the movies, from folk and spirituals to pop.

Tickets range from $20 to $60.

For more details and to purchase tickets, call 617-542-7464 or visit

‘Exploring the Hidden Music’

Christopher Janney and the Institute for Performance Sculpture will bring “Exploring the Hidden Music” to Boston University’s Dance Theater at 915 Commonwealth Ave. from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 8.

This unique fusion of architecture, dance and music will continue Janney’s investigations into physical music along with musicians Stan Strickland, saxophone, flute; Josh Rosen, piano and composition; Jerry Leake, North Indian tabla and percussion; Alicia Ortiz and Nedelka Prescod; vocals, and special guest Jon Hazilla. Among the works will be “Bubble Bebop” for tabla and snare with brushes, some of Janney’s latest sculptures, “Sound is an Invisible Color,” and a new version of his “Heartbeat” piece with choreographer and dancer Jamie Brege.

Tickets range from $12 to $30.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit or call 617-353-0869.

Summer party, auction

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will host the 15th annual summer party, “Art Transforms,” from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 9 in the Shapiro Courtyard.

This festive, black-tie fundraiser will feature specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and late-night bites, dancing to the music of DJ Rich DiMare, fine art, live entertainment and a silent art auction. VIP ticket holders will enjoy a pre-party and VIP bar access at the summer party.

Proceeds will provide crucial support for the museum’s exhibitions, community programs and conservation initiatives.

Further information is available by calling 617-369-3268 or online at

Musical spring festival

The New England Conservatory of Music will present the annual Spring Festival at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

The afternoon will feature the NEC String Repertory Orchestra and Preparatory String Orchestra playing selections by Holst, Haydn, Rameau, Hajdu and Ungar at 1 p.m., the NEC Prep String Training Orchestras 8 and 9 performing selections by Bach, Borgo, Goldsmith, Smith and Hubbell at 2 p.m.; and the NEC Youth Repertory Orchestra playing Chopin and Tchaikovsky at 3 p.m.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 617-585-1100 or visit

Mayor’s coffee hour

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Parks and Recreation Department will host the 20th annual neighborhood coffee hour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at the Fenway Victory Gardens, 20 Park Dr.

Residents will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats from Dunkin’ Donuts and Whole Foods Market while they discuss open space and recreational needs with the mayor.

There will be prizes, including gift certificates, swan boat rides, free downtown parking and gift baskets. Attendees will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses.

Call 617-635-4505 for more information.

Tuesdays with roses

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help take care of the roses in the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during June.

Training, tools and gloves will be supplied. Pre-registration is required, by calling 617-522-2700 or online at