By Alana Dore, deputy inside editor
Event of the Week: Sunday, March 22
Feeling crafty? Find some inspiration at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square with This Into That: Found Object Art, Assemblage, and Other Transformed Work. Explore the exhibit and discover how over 25 artists reworked everyday objects to give them new meaning and life. Works include sculptures, mixed media work, photography and videos curated by experienced photographer and artist Caleb Cole. Catch it before it closes on March 28. 53 Chester Street, Somerville; 2 – 6 p.m.; free.
Thursday, March 19
Pack up your soda bread and head down to the Somerville Theatre to catch the opening night of the 2015 Irish Film Festival. The festival’s Best Feature winner “Gold,” starring Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) and James Nesbitt (“The Hobbit”), will be played followed by a Q&A session with director Niall Heery. 55 Davis Square, Somerville; 7:30 – 10 p.m.; $14.
Friday, March 20
For a classy Friday evening, attend a performance of Mozart’s “C Minor Mass” alongside Beethoven’s short “Elegiac Song” and Haydn’s boisterous “Symphony No. 86 in D” at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Cantata Singers will continue its 51st season after a pre-concert talk with Amy Lieberman, assistant conductor of the group and professor at the School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College. 30 Gainsborough Street; 7 – 10 p.m.; $25.
Saturday, March 21
Celebrate the Persian New Year at the Museum of Fine Arts’ Nowruz Festival. Try Persian-inspired foods, enjoy dance performances by choreographer Banafsheh Sayyad, attend a 10-minute tour of the Persian art exhibit, workshop with the Iranian Dance Artists and practice calligraphy with artist Leili Solatyavari. Traditional Persian clothing is encouraged. 465 Huntington Ave.; 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.; free.
Monday, March 23
Poets, writers and literacy activists rejoice. Celebrated American poet Robert Hass will give a reading in The Castle at Boston University (BU) alongside BU’s associate professor of humanities Meg Tyler. The former poet laureate Hass is most notably known for his collection of poems “Time and Materials,” which won both the National Book Award in 2007 and a Pulitzer Prize in 2008. He was also committed to to improving American literacy and promoting arts education in schools during his time as the chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007. There will be a reception and signing following the reading. 225 Bay State Rd.; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; free.
Tuesday, March 24
Venture off the beaten path to the Brattle Theatre, notorious for playing experimental films and unconventional festivals, and see Recycled Cinema: An Experimental Shorts Program. Crows & Sparrows, a film initiative that curates works from East Asia, has partnered with Balgan, an experimental screening series, to produce this innovative program. The program draws its inspiration from the collaboration of animator Lei Lei and archivist Thomas Sauvin called “RECYCLED.” The screening includes various short films, clips and cartoons that explore memories forgotten and try to reimagine history as well as a Q&A with the filmmakers involved, including Lei Lei. 40 Brattle Street; 7 – 9 p.m.; $11.
Wednesday, March 25
Know someone suffering from an autoimmune disease like Crohn’s disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, celiac disease, lupus or arthritis? Come support them and the 50 million Americans battling these types of diseases on Boston’s first ever Autoimmune Disease Awareness Day at Laugh for Immunity. The 50 Cents for 50 Million Campaign, organized by students and young professionals, is hosting a night of comedy at Laugh Boston to raise money and awareness for those suffering from such diseases. The night includes stand-up from comedians Don Zollo, Dan Chron, Carolyn Plummer and Rachel Klein, who suffers from Crohn’s disease herself. There will also be a performance by Northeastern’s all-male a cappella group, the UniSons. 425 Summer Street; 7 – 10 p.m.; $25.
Photo by Scotty Schenck