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WATERFRONT/NORTH END

Musical benefit

The 2019 Perform-a-Thon benefit for music scholarships and educational programs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St. The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will host the fifth annual benefit that will feature special performances by the Creative Movement and Young Dancers, Kids’ Music Theatre, NEMPAC Group Ensemble and Eliot Music Ensemble. There will also be children’s activities, refreshments and prizes. Admission is free. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the NEMPAC Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit www.nempacboston.org or call 617-22-2270

Sculpture reconfiguration

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy invites the community to the reconfiguration of the sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway from 7 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 7. The rain date is April 14. The Abstract Sculpture is a split dodecahedron that commemorates the immigrant experience, symbolizing how immigrants were pulled apart from their homeland and came to Massachusetts, establishing themselves in new and different ways. Annually, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the steel and aluminum sculpture and shapes them into a new geometric form atop the reflecting pool. Admission is free. Further information can be found at www.rosekennedygreenway.org.

Book reception and dinner

Tresca, 233 Hanover St., will host a book launch and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 8. The evening will feature a reception followed by dinner at Tresca highlighting the book, “If These Walls Could Talk” by Dale Arnold, an insider’s account of the Boston Bruins, with forward by Ray Bourque. Both Arnold and Bourque will be on hand for book autographs. Appetizers and meet and greet with Arnold and Bourque will be from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by the seated dinner. For reservations, call 617-742-8240.

Dark side of Boston

Boston by Foot will present guided walking tours of the darker side of Boston from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, starting on Friday, April 5. Participants should meet the guide at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets, across from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Reservations are not required. Visitors will hear the stories of misery, misfortune and murder based on true, historical events, such as the Great Influenza, the vandalizing of the Royal Governor’s House, the Molasses Flood and the infamous Brink’s robbery, all against the backdrop of Boston’s oldest neighborhood. Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for children if purchased online in advance and free for members. Add $2 for tickets purchased from the guide on the day. For more information, visit www.bostonbyfoot.org or call 617-367-2345.