Monday, May 11
Things are looking up at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, where a new LED sculpture by Janet Echelman is hanging. The as-yet-unnamed piece, which stretches 600 feet at its longest span, is made from more than 100 miles of fiber, much of it with LED lighting, tied into more than half a million knots. Best viewed after dark, the work will have its official opening at 7 p.m. rosekennedygreenway.org
Monday, May 11
Robert Mankoff of The New Yorker talks about his career in cartoons at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emunah in Lexington (tickets $28 and $45). newcenterboston.org
GET THE BALL ROLLING
Wednesday, May 13
Anyone can join Startup Bowling, a networking group convening at 7 p.m. at Sacco’s Bowl-Haven in Somerville ($12). Sign up at meetup.com.
A CAREER TO ENVY
Thursday, May 14
Vine star Nicholas Megalis reads from his memoir-slash-short story collection Mega Weird at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop in Harvard Square. 617-499-2000; thecoop.com
Friday-Saturday, May 15-16
A $20 bill gets you into the HarpoonFest (on either Friday evening or Saturday afternoon and evening) and includes one drink ticket plus hours of live music on two stages. A shuttle will run from South Station. harpoonbrewery.com
Saturday, May 16
Make the most of Franklin Park — Boston’s largest — at the annual Kite and Bike Festival. Bring a kite or buy one in the park, and Ride your bike or borrow a loaner at the event to join in this celebration, running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and centered at the Franklin Park Playstead. franklinparkcoalition.orgSHARE YOUR EVENT NEWS. Send information on Boston-area happenings at least three weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.