Fenway neighborhood notes
Urbanity Dance will perform the annual spring revue “Observing” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at the Boston University Tsai Theater, 685 Commonwealth Ave.
The evening will feature works by director Betsi Graves, celebrated Boston choreographer Marcus Schulkind and internationally renowned choreographer Doug Varone.
Musicians from the ensemble A Far Cry will accompany the performance.
Tickets are $15 to $50.
For more information, visit www.urbanitydance.org or call 617-572-3727.
Muddy River tour
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a free walking tour of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace from the Fens to Franklin Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Walkers should meet at the Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway.
Walkers will enjoy a seven-mile walk on a spring day through Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace with Conservancy president Karen Mauney-Brodek and some special guests. Brief stops along the way will allow participants see recent park improvements and hear about the exciting things to come for the Emerald Necklace.
This event is free, but registration is required, by calling 617-522-2700 or online at www.emeraldnecklace.org.
The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will present the annual spring concert “Anything Goes” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 at Symphony Hall. 301 Massachusetts Ave.
The chorus will celebrate its 35th anniversary with 175 singers on stage, a 20-piece orchestra and special guest, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. The repertoire will include a new commission from Gwyneth Walker, a mash-up medley of songs from five of Leonard Bernstein’s best-known works as part of the Bernstein Centennial celebration, along with songs from “Anything Goes.”
Tickets are from $20 to $60.
For more details and to purchase tickets, call 617-542-7464 or visit www.bgmc.org.
The New England Conservatory of Music will present cellist Eugene Kim in a free concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 in Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.
Cello faculty Kim will celebrate 20 years of teaching at the Preparatory School at NEC with a faculty recital consisting of cello and chamber music with colleagues Jin-Kyung Joen, violin; Ronald Gorevic, violin; and Tae Kim, piano.
The program will include Barber’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6,” Brahms’ “Trio for Piano and Strings No. 3 in C minor” and Korngold’s “Suite for Piano, Two Violins and Cello, Op. 23.
Visit www.necmusic.edu or call 617-585-1100 for further details.
Emerald Necklace stroll
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host an evening garden stroll from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6 meeting at the Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway.
The tour, led by a conservancy docent, will focus on the Kelleher Rose Garden with its more than 1,500 roses and the historic Victory Garden in the Back Bay Fens.
Admission is free. Call 617-522-2700 or visit www.emeraldnecklace.org for further details.
Music at the museum
The New Gallery Concert Series will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.
The program “Building With Light” will feature highlights of the 2016-2017 season with pianist Sarah Bob and featuring violinist and composer Shaw Pong Liu, composers Curtis K. Hughes, Jonathan Bailey Holland, David Rakowski and Arvo Part.
Admission is free with museum admission.
Further information can be found at www.newgalleryconcertseries.org or by calling 617-254-4133.
The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will host the 14th annual summer party from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 10 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 support the museum’s exhibitions, community programs and conservation initiatives.
Call 617-369-3268 or visit www.mfa.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Music from the Lodz ghetto
The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will present “Memory Unearthed: Music from the Lodz Ghetto” from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 11.
This concert of works composed and performed in the Lodz, Vilna and Terezin ghettos is reflective of life in the ghettos under the Nazi regime. The program will be narrated by Terezin Music Foundation director Mark Ludwig, a Fulbright Holocaust music scholar, and performed by pianist Virginia Eskin, BSO clarinetist Thomas Martin, mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore and cellist Eugene Kim.
Tickets are required for this free program, and can be obtained online at www.mfa.org/programs/music, by calling 800-440-6975 or at the museum.