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    Things to do in Boston May 10-17

    A Greenway sculpture opening, kite and bike festival, HarpoonFest, and more.

    5/03/2015 - Boston, MA - A new aerial sculpture by artist Janet Echelman was suspended above the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Topic: EchelmanGreenway(4). Story by Malcolm Gay/Globe Staff. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.
    Dina Rudick/Globe Staff


    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.


    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).


    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


    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;


    Friday-Saturday, May 15-16

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    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.


    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.

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