Weekend Highlights: Intimate Apparel, Valentine’s Re-Do, Loni Love, Fabolous and More!

This snow has just about beaten us down, but there are still functions going on to get you out of the house. Be sure to check back as changes may come as a result of the weather!

Wednesday, February 18th

Intimate ApparelLyric Stage Company’s (140 Claredon St, Back Bay) Intimate Apparel continues to run through March 15th. The play is a:

A loving and evocative portrait of Esther, an independent but lonely African American seamstress in early 20th-century Manhattan who earns a living sewing exquisite lingerie for wealthy socialites uptown, and women of ill repute downtown. When Esther receives a letter from a stranger who is laboring on the Panama Canal, she begins a long-distance courtship with him, only to discover that he is not all that he seems. Disillusioned but unbroken, Esther reluctantly returns to her sewing machine to refashion her dreams from the cloth of her life’s experiences.

You can see the show today at 2:00pm or 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29.00, and you can purchase them here

Cocktails and ConnectionsThursday, February 19th

Get financially literate with the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League at 88 Warren St, Roxbury. You’ll get great tips from Michelle Brathwaite Vice-President of Primerica and some light refreshments. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. RSVP here to let them know you are coming!

If you need a Valentine’s Day re-do or are looking to make new friends or catch up with old ones, get out of the house and meet up with Spelman Boston at Market Lounge (21 Broad St) 6:00pm to 9:00pm! They’ll be raffling off items to make the perfect date! Admission gets you two (2) raffle tickets, food, and lots of fun. Save some money and buy your tickets in advance here for $10.00 plus processing!

Join Futuristic Soul at Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge – The Brewery Complex (284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain) 9:00pm – 1:00am for ReaLuvJones open mic and performances with resident DJ Bobby Bangers hosted by Fab Award Nominee April Stanford with special guests Marquis Lewis, David Altenor, Sam Jones, Odaine Williams and more! $12.00 at the door or $10.00 if you sign up here! (Pay at the door)


Loni LoveFriday, February 20th

Join the Huntington Theatre Company and the Museum of African American History for a poetry slam in honor of the Huntington’s upcoming production of THE COLORED MUSEUM at the Museum of African American History (46 Joy St, Beacon Hill). See the Northeast’s best college poets compete for a grand prize and the title of MAAH Poetry Slam Champion! Some members of the cast of THE COLORED MUSEUM will serve as judges for the competition. This event is FREE and open to the public. Come early to get a good seat! Doors open at 6:30pm. RSVP here!

Funny gal Loni Love will be taking the stage at The Wilbur (276 Tremont St, Theater District) 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.00 – $25.00 and you can get yours here!

Fabolous will be performing out in Lawrence at Centro Night Club (56 Common St, Lawrence) Tickets are $42.00 and can be purchased at the door.

lil-bibbySaturday, February 21st 

Sneakerheads can join in on another SneakerGreet with special guest Lil Bibby at the Holiday Inn Somerville (30 Washington St, Somerville) 12:00pm – 6:00pm. With music powered by DJ Selecta & DJ Jaz from JAMN 94.5. Special guest host by: Deadstockric. They’re raffling off the Just Don x Jordan 2 The Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost. FREE parking! Tickets start at $30.00. Get yours here!