There are so many shows, performances, and galleries in and around Harvard Square that sometimes it's hard to know where to start—so the arts blog is here for you. We've compiled a list of interesting (and nearby) events happening this weekend to satisfy your craving for art.
Food Truck Throwdown, The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
In the battle for the coveted title of "Best Food Truck," the real winner is you—because you get food. In the first ever "Food Truck Throwdown,” seven food trucks from Boston will be pitted against seven other food trucks from New York City in Dewey Square in a free, all-day competition. It'll be overseen by a panel of celebrity judges that includes NECN's Jenny Johnson.
Community Garden Harvest Festival, Community Garden, 27 Holyoke Place, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
That garden in front of Lowell House is usually empty, but on Saturday there will be a community festival celebrating the end of the summer growing season. Activities include cider pressing, pumpkin carving, live music, chef demos, and more.
Tango By Moonlight's 16th Anniversary, Weeks Footbridge, 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m.
Tango By Moonlight, a free event showcasing the Argentine tango, will celebrate its 16th anniversary on Saturday. Newcomers can take 15-minute mini-lessons before dancing the night away on the Weeks Footbridge or just stay and watch the fun happen by the Charles River.
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra Presents Modern Dance, Sanders Theatre, 3 p.m.
Critically acclaimed conductor Jonathan McPhee, the music director for the Boston Ballet, will lead the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in performing the music for several well-loved modern dance pieces. Selections include works by Respighi, Copland, Ravel, and Marquez.