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Five things to do around Boston, March 28-April 3

Celebrating David Sibley’s new bird guides, NanoDays, Taste of Southie, and more.

David Sibley celebrates the publication of his new bird guides at Concord Bookshop on March 29. Suzanne KREITER/GLOBE staff/file/Boston Globe


Tuesday, March 29

David Sibley celebrates the publication of his new guides, known as Sibley Birds East and Sibley Birds West, with an event at his hometown Concord Bookshop at 7 p.m. The renowned ornithologist both writes and illustrates the books. Admission is free. 978-369-2405; concordbookshop.com


Thursday, March 31

It sounds unbelievable — happily married (she thinks) comedian-actress learns her husband is hooking up with the baby sitter — but it’s true. Lauren Weedman discusses her new memoir, Miss Fortune, with Globe contributor Steve Almond at Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6.50 or $19 with a signed book. 617-522-3404; papercutsjp.com



Saturday, April 2

The national NanoDays celebration at the Museum of Science focuses on the small — think billionths of a meter — side of science. Learn about nanoscience’s role in biology, engineering, and more, with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and even a juggling show. The fun starts at 11 a.m. and is free with museum admission. Adults $23. 617-723-2500; mos.org/nanodays


Sunday, April 3

Formed in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta is one of Japan’s highest-profile youth orchestras. The high school and middle school musicians make their US debut at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall with a program that includes selections by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Barber. Tickets start at $10. 888-266-1200; bso.org


Sunday, April 3

Get your taste buds ready for the 14th annual Taste of South Boston. The 6 p.m. event at the Seaport Hotel features 30 restaurants, including newcomers like Coppersmith, the Maiden, and Worden Hall. There’s also live entertainment, a silent auction, raffles, a cash bar, and wine and beer tasting. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. 617-268-9610; tasteofsouthboston.com


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