This weekend packs a punch with a plethora of events for the college student to the socially concious. Get out there and “Find Your Fab!”
Thursday, Dec 1
Catch a showing of the extraordinary comic musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ which depicts the soul of 1930s Harlem in a rollicking, swinging evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs, including “Honeysuckle Rose” and “The Joint is Jumpin’”. Show times for this weekend: Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased here!
The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (415 Summer St) presents a showcase of three decades of leadership in Boston and around the world this weekend with “Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership (Boston, 1980-2011)”. Icons of Boston’s current leadership will be featured, including Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson and filmmaker Lisa Simmons. This special reception will be helf from 5:30 to 8pm and is FREE! For more information click here!
Friday December 2The Distinguished Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Sigma Chapter present their Annual “UNVEILED: Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant and Masquerade Ball” at the Back Bay Hilton (40 Dalton Street). The reception begins at 6pm, dinner is served at 7pm and the pageant will begin at 7:30pm. Single tickets are $40 and include dinner, the pageant, and after party which will feature a live band and cash bar. Tables of 10 guests can be purchased for $300. For more details e-mail here! Tickets may be purchased here!
It’s that time of year again…FACE OFF! The Annual George “Chip” Greenige / Edo. G Birthday Bash at Blue Wave (343 Congress St) hosted by Mark Merren and The Chief Rocker DJ Moe-D from Hot97Boston. RSVP for reduced admission!
Saturday Dec 3, 2011
Shop till you drop! at Smith Leadership Academy (23 Leonard St) during their annual Holiday Bazaar from 10am-3pm. Enjoy food, music, and raffles while you support local vendors. Call 617.474.7950 x10 for more details.
The Boston Pan-African Forum and the African Cultural Society of St. Paul AME (85 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge) will be co-sponsoring a World AIDS Day Film and Fundraiser. The award-winning South African film “Yesterday”, which portrays one family’s struggle with HIV/AIDS in Kwa-Zulu Natal will be followed by a discussion with Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, founder of the Nyaka School in Uganda. He will be speaking about his school and this incredible journey of dedication and commitment to his village. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will help benefit the Nyaka School and the children left behind from the AIDS crisis in Uganda. The event will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. For more inforation click here!
Society Boston will have an in-store signing and meet & greet with Pac Div at AWOL at (190 Harvard Ave, Allston). They will be at the store meeting fans and signing limited edition posters from Noon – 2pm before they hit they stage with Mac Miller for more info click here!
For the partygoers Privilege Saturdays presents “UNIQUE” u·nique (y-nk) adj. 1. Being the only one of its kind: 2. Without an equal or equivalent; does this describe you? If so, head to MANTRA (52 Temple Place) for the upscale experience. RSVP here or call/text 617.908.3790.
Sunday, December 4
Support inner-city youth this weekend and go see The Urban Nutcracker at Wheelock Family Theater (200 The Riverway). This Boston holiday classic jump starts the traditional Ballet with inner city edginess and features the professional BalletRox Dance Company and over 50 local children. The Urban Nutcracker follows the story line of Hoffman’s original 19th century fairy tale but is set in contemporary Boston and fuses seasonal tradition with contemporary innovation. Ballet, swing, hip hop, and tap will interpret music from Tchaikovsky to Ellington. The show starts at 1:30 PM and tickets can be purchased here!
In honor of World AIDS Day 2011, the YPN-ULEM Public Health Committee will host Soul Food Cinema Sundays to offer a special viewing of “Life Support,” starring Queen Latifah (Ann). Inspired by a true story, Life Support depicts the story of Ann, who is HIV positive. Following the movie, candid, straightforward dialog will take place to discuss the movie and realities of HIV/AIDS in the black community. The statistics about HIV/AIDS are staggering. Come learn the facts about prevention, protection, and risk factors. This Living S.M.A.R.T Event is open to everyone. Light Refreshments will be served. Attendees will receive a special gift. Please RSVP by Friday, December 2