Spring in Cambridge, with students at Harvard lounging near the Charles River.Cambridge’s social scene—concerts, exhibits and festivals included—is blossoming just as nature comes roaring back to life in shades of pastel. Here’s what to do (and where to be) in Cambridge this spring.

Spring Revels

Embrace the change of season at the Spring Sing: A Family Celebration of the Vernal Equinox with Revels music director Megan Henderson. Join in on sing-alongs with Jamie Jaffe, David Coffin and the Revels Alumni Youth Chorus. March 17, 2pm. Learn more from Revels website

MIT Sloan Investment Conference

You don’t have to be affiliated with MIT to attend this annual event with inspring guest speakers. Jeff Robinson from Bain Capital, Stephanie Braming from William Blair and MIT Daron Acemoglu will be among those presenting during the conference themed “Value Creation and Shareholder Engagement” at the Samberg Conference Center. Don’t miss the MIT Sloan Investment Conference on March 16.

Harvard Art Museums

Explore the relationship between printer and photographer in Harvard Art Museums’ Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001 exhibit running May 19-August 12. There will be nearly 450 photographs on view from legendary photographers like Richard Avedon, James Casebere and Robert Gober. Learn more at the Harvard Art Museums website.

Arts First Festival

Cambridge embraces its strong connection to the arts with this festival supported by the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. The Arts First Festival offers free performances, exhibitions and activities for the community from Harvard students and faculty. The festival will kick off with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead ’91 receiving the Harvard Arts Medal from John Lithgow ’67 at Sanders Theatre. It’s all going down April 26-29. Full details of the Arts First Festival and the Harvard Arts Medal here.

12th Annual Cambridge Science Festival

Experience the fun, accessible side of science, math and technology at this 12th annual 10-day festival, part of MIT. Nearly 100,000 visitors will take in the festival’s 200-plus exhibitions, plays, concerts, lectures and events including the family-friendly Science Carnival and Robot Zoo on April 14.  The festival runs April 13-22. Learn more at the 12th Annual Cambridge Science Festival Website.