SalonCapri hosts an evening of educational styling sessions for which attendees are invited to bring their own hair tools, accessories and styling products to receive advice, feedback and tips on blow drying, curling and and flat ironing from the salon’s stylists. Styling sessions will last around 30-40 minutes. Plymouth Bay Winery will be on-site with sangria and small bites and all attendees will take a home a gift bag of styling swag.
Apr26 THRU Apr 30
Leica Gallery presents the East Coast premiere of Grammy-nominated artist and photographer Mathieu Bitton’s exhibit featuring candid black-and-white photos shot on his travels through New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Paris, the Bahamas and New Orleans. The exhibit will also feature photographs from Bitton’s Hand Portraits series, for which he’s shot the hands of subjects that include producer Quincy Jones wearing Frank Sinatra’s pinky ring. The exhibit opens with a debut reception from 6 to 9 pm on March 9, and is on view through April 30.
Apr26 THRU May 5
After it appeared in the Cooper Gallery’s 2015 group exhibition Drapetomanía, Juan Roberto Diago saw his mixed-media piece Yo soy monte (I Am the Mountain) enter the Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection. A few years later, the 45-year-old Cuban artist now finds himself back at the Cooper Gallery—only this time as the subject of his first major retrospective. Curator Alejandro de la Fuente scours his two-decade-plus career, in which he’s examined Cuba’s African diaspora and tackled political and social issues. Inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha and fellow Cubans Antonio Gattorno and Wilfredo Lam, Diago gathers plastic bottles and other materials in his neighborhood, like the metal sheet used as a canvas for Un Pedrazo de Mi Historia (A Piece of My History), seen above. Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present, which also makes use of photographs of friends and family and wooden planks from shanty structures, is on display through May 5.
Apr26 THRU May 6
Underground Railway Theater is putting science and faith under the microscope in Paradise. Presented in collaboration with MIT, the drama follows Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager in the Bronx with a passion for science, and her biology teacher Dr. Royston, a former researcher who’s been forced to leave the lab for a high school classroom. The pair form an unlikely partnership, but an experiment investigating adolescent romance soon becomes a catalyst for conflict. Catch the world premiere of the timely two-hander at Central Square Theater, where Paradise plays through May 7.
Apr26 THRU May 7
Beginning Jan. 29, the Museum of Science is giving visitors something they can sink their teeth into. Its latest temporary exhibit investigates an ancient Aztec currency, intercontinental slave trade and a modern $90 billion business as it traces the harvesting, transit, marketing and consumption of Forrest Gump’s favorite boxed good and the stuff of dentists’ nightmares. Chocolate: The Exhibition spans 5,000 square feet and 200 objects, allowing visitors to stroll through a rainforest with a life-size cacao tree replica, learn about a chili-spiked, frothy drink invented by the Mayans, relive the moment when the bitter morsel met its sugary match in 16th-century Spain and peek at today’s Ghanaian and Mexican farmers and their equatorial plantations. Perch on a bonbon (pictured above) to get a taste yourself—Chocolate is on display in the museum’s Blue Wing through May 7.
- $250; $100 post-dinner party only
This annual event, celebrating 50 years on mentoring in Boston public school, features a silent auction, cocktail hour, seated dinner, speaking program, dessert and live musical entertainment.
Compete for prizes on Sky Zone’s new Ultimate Warrior course. Competitors from Group B (ages 5-10) and Group C (ages 11-15) will compete to see who can make it farthest in the least amount of time. Competitors from Group D (ages 16 and up) will compete to see who can complete the full course the fastest. Each competitor gets 3 total runs, with their best time qualifying them for the next round. All competitors get free pizza and a water or soda.
Apr28 THRU Apr 29
Apr28 THRU May 13
- Free; $55 beer fest
SoWa market opens its 14th season with a Beer Fest at the SoWa Power Station, food trucks and wares from more than 150 local craftsmen, artists and more. A ticket to the beer fest grants unlimited 2-ounce samples from participating local brewers.
When it comes to homegrown talent, Boston often has the last laugh. Case in point: The Boston Comedy Blowout, which is bringing six locally bred comedians together for a killer comedy showcase. Headliners such as Don Gavin (pictured and oft-dubbed the “godfather of Boston comedy”), prolific local circuit stand-up Tony V. and Boston legend Steve Sweeney take the stage alongside next-gen talent like Orlando Baxter, who you might recognize from a little show called Conan. No laugh tracks will be necessary when the inaugural Boston Comedy Blowout takes the stage at the Boch Shubert Theatre on April 29. / Sarah Marcantonio
A collaboration between multimedia artist Daniel Callahan and Boston-based concert and education series Castle of our Skins, this gala event will feature food by local ethnic vendors, a performance by spoken word artist U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, taiko drumming by Odaiko New England (ONE), music by Castle of our Skins, Afro-Latin dance by Hyde Square Task Force’s Ritmo En Acción, a live fashion show and more.
184 Dudley St.
Boston, MA 02119 United States
At 13, the biggest milestone most kids hit is being allowed to roam the mall without parental supervision. But pint-size pop starlet JoJo celebrated her entry into her teens by becoming the youngest artist to ever reach No. 1 on the Billboard Top 40 chart, thanks to the breakout success of her 2004 banger “Leave (Get Out).” When the throaty young singer went silent after her 2006 sophomore effort, many fans grew concerned, only to learn she was embroiled in a years-long legal feud with her label. Newly emancipated, JoJo is officially back with Mad Love, her first album in 10 years, which finds her all grown up and better than ever. 18+.
A predecessor for classics like Buster Keaton’s College, Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman kicked off the college movie trend in 1925 with the tale of a freshman accepted to Tate University who tries to become the most popular boy on campus. He finds himself at odds with the resident football star and most of the school, save for his sweetheart Peggy, who supports him even when he defies logic and tries out for the team. Whether it’s a successful move remains to be seen, but the football game that ends the film made history as one of the first onscreen portrayals of the sport, helping make room for gridiron films like Remember the Titans and Rudy. Catch the original with accompaniment by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, which will perform the world premiere of its original score at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on May 1. / Katja Vujic
310 Speen Street
- $10, registration; $175, fundraising minimum
According to the powers that be on Instagram, it’s time to work on our #BeachBodies. To which we say: “Unfollow.” But getting healthy while doing good is a sentiment we can support. That’s the idea behind the Jimmy Fund’s Fit Fest, a fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Sponsored by Reebok, the outdoor fest will feature workouts led by five of the city’s top trainers—alongside Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman. Not to worry: You don’t have to be in gold medal shape to participate, and you can take part in as many (or as few) classes as you like. All attendees will score a Reebok tee and sweatband, along with breakfast and healthy snacks, so raise some funds and your heart rate at the Hatch Shell on May 6.
The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of the 30th Annual Beyond Shelter Benefit. Sample fare from 20 Boston area restaurants, dance to music by the Berklee College Bob Marley Ensemble, play some games, win fun silent and live auction items, and try your luck with their raffle. For tickets and more information go to http://bit.ly/2klaQiN
- $52; $135 VIP
The Red Sox Foundation hosts this fest at which chefs from area restaurants serve up bacon-inspired dishes, alongside beers from local breweries. Participating restaurants include Bambara, Blue Ribbon BBQ, Brewers Fork, El Pelon, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Lion’s Tail, Lord Hobo, Puritan & Co, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Smoke Shop, The Sinclair, Trina’s Starlite Lounge, UNI and more.
- $95; $150 VIP
Taniya Nayak of the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” and HGTV’s “House Hunters emcees this event to benefit No Kid Hungry, featuring tastings from more than 60 local restaurants, including UNI, Row 34, Little Donkey; the Smoke Shop, Craigie on Maine; MIDA, Blackbird Doughnuts, Capo, Loco Taqueria, Townsman; Hojoko; O Ya, Fat Hen, Oak & Rowan and more.
This 2nd annual benefit gala features dancing, music, appetizers, a complimentary drink ticket (and a cash bar), raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit This Star Won’t Go Out, a nonprofit providing grants to families facing childhood cancer and providing resources for living expenses not covered by insurance. The dress code is “shine!”—silver, gold, sparkles, stars, and any other shiny garb encouraged. 21+.
Oct7 THRU Oct 8
Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician, Bruno Mars, revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour – The 24K Magic World Tour. This show comes to Boston for two shows, October 7 and 8, 2017.
You can buy tickets online at livenation.com.
The 24K Magic World Tour marks Mars’ first full-length tour since 2013’s hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour, an international blockbuster that sold 2 million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates.
Nov10 THRU Nov 12
Dec2 THRU Dec 4
The Improper Bostonian is pleased to be a sponsor of CraftBoston Spring and Holiday, presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts. This twice annual show features artists showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. For more information go to societyofcrafts.org.
Load more events