In two performances (also May 2) of "And I Were a Maiden: Women's Music From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance," the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek, features works by women from those periods. 7:30 p.m. $15, $10 seniors, $5 students with ID; 410-234-4800.
Evergreen Museum & Library's Gilded Age interiors are transformed by Visualizing Music: A Pop-up Experience, a progression of micro-exhibitions fusing photography and live music that celebrates the culmination of a multidisciplinary course at Johns Hopkins. Each exhibition was created by a student pair comprising an artist from the Center for Visual Arts at Homewood and a composer from the Peabody Conservatory. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Proceeds support historic preservation projects. 3 to 6 p.m. $75, $65 members, $85 day-of-event tickets, http://brownpapertickets.com or 410-516-0341.
The week before the Preakness Stakes, renowned silversmith and jeweler Michael Izreal Galmer, who each year makes a replica of the spectacular Woodlawn Vase for the winner of the race, visits Evergreen Museum & Library, where his masterful works are on view in the exhibition Repoussé Style, Then and Now. View the exhibition (including Galmer's 2015 replica), hear the artist speak at 1:30 p.m., enjoy a public reception with light refreshments, and visit the museum's first-floor period rooms and Léon Bakst–designed private theater. 1 to 3 p.m.
Universitywide Commencement marks the close of the 139th academic year with the conferring of about 7,000 degrees, recognition of eight honorary degree recipients, and remarks by Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios and the winner of five Academy Awards. (For details and information on this event and individual schools' diploma ceremonies, go to http://web.jhu.edu/commencement.) 8:40 a.m. Homewood Field.
During the 19th annual Evening of Traditional Beverages, you'll get a taste of a drink harking back to the days when Charles Carroll Jr. lived at what is now Homewood Museum. The subject of the evening is shrub cocktails—tart, acidic, and refreshing vintage drinking vinegars that are mixed with spirits, water, or carbonated water. Michael Dietsch, author of Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times, will present a historical discussion of these fruit syrups. Handmade shrub cocktails and snacks by the Woodberry Kitchen group complete the evening. (Shrubs will be available for purchase and signing.) 6 to 8 p.m. $45, $35 members (must be 21 or over); Brown Paper Tickets or 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum, Homewood campus.