The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and the Parker Quartet, at 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall. $39, free for JHU students ($19 non-JHU students). 410-516-7164.
Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times reporter and author of Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System, speaks at the Foreign Affairs Symposium. 8 p.m., Shriver Hall, Homewood.
The curtain goes up on a play based on the novel Kick the Can by journalist Jim Lehrer, left, presented by the John Astin Theatre and JHU Theatre Program. Tonight through March 9 at 8 p.m., March 10 at 2 p.m. Merrick Barn, Homewood. $15, $13 seniors and JHU faculty/staff/retirees, $5 students with ID. JHUT@jhu.edu, 410-516-5153, 410-516-0618.
Five pieces of sculptor Herbert Chevalier Haseltine's work, collected by the Garretts of what is now Evergreen Museum & Library, are on view through May 26. A free open house, 6 to 8 p.m. on March 12, launches the exhibition.
Starting today: Edible Evergreen, a five-part kitchen garden course by Gertrude's Restaurant chef John Shields and farm manager Jon Carroll. $110, $90 museum members. 410-516-0341.
The Linden String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Beethoven, Bolcom, and others. 3 to 4:30 p.m., Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library. $20, $15 members, $10 full-time students with ID. brownpapertickets.com/producer/22987 or 410-516-0341.