Monday, April 23, 4:30 p.m.
Nancy Selvage speaks at UMass Lowell classroom O’Leary 222 somewhere around 71 Wilder St., Lowell, Massachusetts.
Monday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Michael Eng of Ohio’s John Carroll University speaks about “Sound and Semiocapitalism: Affective Labor and the Metaphysics of the Real,” at MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology Cube, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Part of MIt’s “Experiments in Thinking, Action and Form” lecture series.
Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m.
MIT professor Hanna Rose Shell speaks about her book “Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography and the Media of Reconnaissance” at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline, Massachusetts. Free.
Thursday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.
Filmmaker Rebecca Meyers speaks at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly, Massachusetts. Free.
Thursday, April 26, 5:30 p.m.
Lisa Farrington, author of the 2005 book “Creating Their Own Image: The History of African American Women Artists,” speaks about African American women artists of the 20th and 21st centuries at Gallery Z, 259 Atwells Ave., Providence.
Friday, April 27, 11:30 a.m.
Artist Jesse Thompson speaks at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly, Massachusetts. Free.
Friday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.
Megan and Murray McMillan speak about their video installation at Brown University’s Granoff Center in the center’s Englander Studio, 154 Angell St., Providence.
Saturday, April 28
Musketaquid Earth Day Celebration in Concord, Massachusetts. Sculptures lauched from Lowell Road Bride in Earth Day River Ceremony at 10 a.m. Earth Day Parade at 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 28, noon
Daffodil Festival’s annual parade of vintage cars bedecked with daffodils in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Saturday, April 28, 1 p.m.
Children’s book author Betsy Hearne speaks at Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,” 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Saturday, April 28, 1 p.m.
Harvard University Pow Wow on Radcliffe Lawn, Harvard Campus, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Free.
Saturday, April 28, 5 to 10 p.m.
Members of Occupy Boston’s arts working group, CASA, will host a gathering with artist Steve Lambert at Samson, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston. Schedule: 5 to 6 p.m. Alternative sign-making workshops; 6 to 7 p.m. presentation Lambert; 7 to 8 p.m. Q&A followed by drinks, hangout, and discussion; 8 to 10 p.m. screening of “Yes Men Fix the World.” Free.
Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Japanese Haru Matsuri (Spring Festival) at Copley Square, Boston. Free. japanfestivalboston.org
Sunday, April 29, 1 p.m.
Daniel Mato speaks about kente cloth and Ghanaian art and culture at the Fitchburg Art Museum, 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. His lecture will be followed by a dance by musician and choreographer Nani Agbeli and the Agbekor Ensemble.
Monday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Architectural designer Anna Heringer speaks at Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown, Massachusetts. Free.
CALLS FOR ART:
Davis Art Gallery in Worcester, Massachusetts, seeks artists for its upcoming show “The Art of Fiber: Contemporary Fiber art from Traditional Techniques.” Deadline: May 4. Details: davisartgallery.com/Upcoming-Show.aspx
The Amherst Public Art Commission is seeking western Massachusetts artists for its second Amherst Biennial in October and November 2012. Deadline: May 1. Details: amherstma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=824