Five things to do this week in Cambridge
April 21, 2016 | Wicked Local Cambridge
1. Tom Grace: 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 22 at Harvard Coop Bookstore, Avenue 18 Palmer St., Cambridge. Tom Grace is a survivor of the Ohio National Guard shootings on May 4, 1970, at Kent State and has just recently completed this book about his experience and his understanding of how those dramatic events came to happen at a "working class state university in the Midwest." For information: umass.edu/umpress/title/kent-state.
2. Science, Music and the Art of Creative Thinking: 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 22 at the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, 415 Main St., Cambridge. A conversation with leading Boston scientists who are also artists and vice versa about the neurology of creative thinking, about how music is fundamental to the mind and about the role it can play in scientific discovery and STEM education.
3. MIT Open House: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 at 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Explore MIT exhibits, hear talks by distinguished professors, enjoy performances and learn from interactive demonstrations; discover topics ranging from robots to rockets, labs to lasers, solar cells to super computers and gravitational waves to glassblowing; participate in hands-on activities with the state-of-the-art tools used by MIT researchers.
4. Celebrate Shakespeare: noon to 5 p.m., April 23, in Harvard Square in front of 31 Brattle St. Celebrate William with a reading of all 154 Shakespeare Sonnets in honor of the quatercentenary of his death on April 23, 1616. Sign up to read: tinyurl.com/sonnetslamhsq. All participants will receive a copy of Folger's Shakespeare's Sonnets, courtesy of Harvard Square bookstores.
5. Journal Writing for Women: 6 to 7 p.m. April 25, Cambridge Women's Center, 46 Pleasant St., Cambridge. Free weekly journal writing workshop for all who identify as women. Develop the habit of journal writing and share inspiration with other women. The group will focus on a different topic each week. Sharing is optional.