Featured events

July 17

A Summer Evening at Evergreen offers an opportunity to experience after hours the artistic wonder and expansive gardens of Evergreen Museum & Library. Visitors can explore the museum's first-floor period rooms—featuring a display of rare editions of Shakespeare drawn from the John Work Garrett Library—and enjoy a reception for artist Lorraine Imwold and her current exhibition, En Plein Air Printmaking. Bring a picnic supper and at 7:30 p.m. watch an open dress rehearsal of Much Ado About Nothing, presented in the Evergreen Meadow by the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. 5 to 9 p.m. Free.

July 18

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory takes up residence in the Meadow at Johns Hopkins' Evergreen Museum & Library for a performance-packed summer. The season starts with Much Ado About Nothing, at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays, with a special performance at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, followed by a 9:30 performance of Measure for Measure. Through Sunday, Aug. 3. $20; $15 for students, teachers, and seniors; free for children grade 5 and below; details at http://theshakespearefactory.com.

July 19

Peabody Bassoon Week—an intensive eight-day program for aspiring bassoonists—includes a free first-day faculty concert that's open to all. 5 p.m. Cohen-Davison Theatre, Peabody.

Aug. 22

Move-in and Orientation for the Class of 2018 begins. Homewood campus.