Five things to do the week of March 18-24
Huma Bhabha: They Live sculptural exhibit at the ICA, a bike travel film festival in Arlington, Maker Supply Market, and more.
Whitney Scharer of Arlington grabbed headlines in 2017 when she landed a seven-figure deal for her debut novel, The Age of Light, published last month to rave reviews. Scharer discusses the book — about photographer Lee Miller and her complicated relationship with legendary Surrealist Man Ray —
with Cambridge-based photography consultant J. Sybylla Smith at Porter Square Books at 7 p.m. Free.
The Cutting Edge
Emerging experimental musicians take center stage at the Celebrity Series’ Stave Sessions. With influences as diverse as Appalachian music and Grimm’s fairy tales, the five ensembles — one each night — represent multiple genres with the potential to be the next big thing or the next enduring classic. 8 p.m. nightly at 160 Massachusetts Avenue, at the Berklee College of Music. $35/session, five-night pass $95. stavesessions.org
The 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival brings the two-wheeled world to the Regent Theatre in Arlington. The slate of shorts from around the globe includes Making a Splash in Miami, by Greg Hum of Cambridge, a.k.a. the “Drum Bike Guy,” along with six world premieres. Admission includes the preshow cookie showcase, with treats from local bakeries. 7 p.m. $25, $20 in advance. regenttheatre.com
“Mixed media” seems inadequate to describe the works that make up Huma Bhabha: They Live. The Pakistani-American artist uses a huge variety of substances such as bricks, wood, Styrofoam, and, more recently, cork in her large-scale sculptures. The landmark exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art also encompasses paintings (her first love), prints, and photographs. Through May 27. $15, under 18 free. icaboston.org
The inaugural Maker Supply Market unites artists, artisans, crafters, and hobbyists with raw material for their creations. Browse the vendors, take part in arts and crafts activities, and even have a drink while you explore. Secondhand-craft-supply shop Make & Mend hosts the event in its own and other spaces, including the Comedy Studio, at Bow Market in Somerville’s Union Square from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. makeandmendsomerville.com