Save the dates

Friday, Aug. 2 is the date for the first of three Canalside Arts events at Lucy Larcom Park, 258 Merrimack St., Lowell. Hosted by Waterways Vitality Project, it runs 6-9 p.m., and includes student and professional art displays, music, drama, spoken word and dance performances and food trucks. Other dates are Friday, Aug. 16, at Ecumenical Plaza and Friday, Sept. 20, at Kerouac Park.

French films at MFA

The French Film Festival continues through July 28 at MFA, Boston.
The French Film Festival continues through July 28 at MFA, Boston.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is in the midst of its 23rd annual Boston French Film Festival, which started last week and runs through July 28. You still have time to catch some clever films, with one or two screenings most days. Upcoming films include "The Freshman," "Wild," "Invisibles," "Sophia Antipolis," "Sink or Swim," "In Safe Hands," "Naked Normandy," "A Faithful Man" and others. Films are in French with English subtitles. If a screening starts after regular museum hours, use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road. Taste Cafe will be open for movie concessions until 15-minutes after the film starts. The parking garage will remain open for 30 minutes after the film ends. Visit