Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Gardner debut

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will present Phoenix in concert at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14.

One of Boston's most exciting new ensembles, Phoenix makes its Gardner debut in a program of American music, including the original version of “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein's flute concerto, with special guest Paula Robison. They will also perform works by Missy Mazzoli, Tania Leon and George Walker.

Tickets are $31 adults, $28 seniors, $19 members and $15 students and children, ages 7 to 17. It includes general admission to the museum’s galleries and the special exhibition gallery.

Visit or call 617-566-1401 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Muddy River tour

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a free walking tour of the restored Muddy River from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, meeting at REI at the Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive.

Led by an Emerald Necklace Conservancy docent, this tour will traverse the footprint of the restored Muddy River in the Back Bay Fens.

Walkers will learn about the project that brought portions of the Muddy River aboveground and hear the story of how a piece of Olmsted’s landscape was reclaimed as parkland after spending decades used as a parking lot. They should wear walking shoes and bring a refillable water bottle. Tours are cancelled for rain or extreme weather.

Check or call 617-522-2700 for updates.

Two dancers to perform

Berklee College of Music will present Alli Ross and Jimena Bermejo in performance at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 at the David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St.

Presented by Ross, “We Meet ... Again” is a dance theater performance by two faculty members, one from ProMusic (Berklee College of Music) and one from the Theater Division (Boston Conservatory at Berklee). They will share four-set duets and one improvised piece with guest music faculty.

Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-747-2261 for more details and to purchase tickets.

Mentor program

The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston will launch its free after school hands-on educational program with a student kick-off event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Watson Auditorium, 550 Huntington Ave.

The program gives high school students interested in industries such as architecture, construction and engineering the chance to learn from real-life professionals. Throughout the program they will gain tangible experience from working on a construction site, using software programs and working hands-on with a mentor. They will also have the chance to receive a scholarship to furrther their education in their specific industry of choice.

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Fashion and performance

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 the Fenway, will host a Third Thursday program, “Social Fabric,” from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.

The museum will host a night of fashion and performance, with a work by choreographer-in-residence Peter DiMuro; Boston Ballet’s costume shop fabric painter and dyer Shane Maxwell in a nontraditional tapestry-weaving workshop; a DJ in the courtyard; and activities in the living room.

Tickets include museum admission and are $15 general, $12 seniors, $5 for students and free for members. Call 617-566-1401 or visit for more information.

Bike tour of the parks

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a bicycle tour of the parks from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 meeting at the Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway.

Cyclists can enjoy the scenery of Emerald Necklace parks from the Fens to the Arnold Arboretum on a bike tour led by a conservancy docent. Riders must be age 14 or older.

Pre-registration is required. A donation of $10 is requested.

Call 617-522-2700 or visit for further details and to register.

Musical fundraiser

Music for Food will host a benefit concert for the Women’s Lunch Place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Brown Hall, New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough St.

The Parker Quartet will perform Béla Bartók’s “Excerpts from 44 Duos for Two Violins,” Johannes Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52” and “String Quintet in E-flat major” by Antonín Dvorák. |

The suggested donation is $30 or $10 for students.

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