Weekend Highlights: Aamer Rahman, Lisa Fischer, Fresh Food Generation, African Development Conference and More!

This weekend is no joke (get it April Fool’s Day) lol. Get out there and “Find Your Fab!” If you see me, please say hello! And check back for updates as they roll in. Don’t forget to tell ’em BostonFab sent ya!

Fresh Food GenerationWednesday, April 1st 

The Fresh Food Generation food truck is finally here and it’s coming to Dudley Square (119 Dudley St, Roxbury) 11:00am – 3:00pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays. Check out their menu here!

Pretty boy Mario will be performing at The Shipyard (132 East Howard St, Quincy) starting at 8:00p.m. For complete details call 305.842.9565

amrThursday, April 2nd

Hear civil rights activist and living legend Bob Moses speak on #BlackVotesMatter with a lecture, book signing and reception at the African American Meeting House (49 Joy St, Beacon Hill) 5:30pm. Entry is $5.00. Space is limited, so you must RSVP here!

Join our friends at Salmagundi (765 Centre St, Jamaica Plain) 6:00pm – 9:00pm as they celebrate spring with their debut their new collection. Models will walk the shop in the latest dresses, suits, and spring accouterments! 9tailors will be in store to Feature their Bespoke Seersucker Suiting Collection while offering up custom shirt & suit consultations. Bites passed from Vee Vee, spring cocktails mixed by Brother Cleve, raffles for gift certificates & custom shirts! Just come on through!

After taking the internet by storm with his viral video on ‘Reverse Racism,’Aamer Rahman is returning to the US with his solo show The Truth Hurts at Harvard University’s Wessertein Hall (1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) 8:00pm. Formerly one half of the award-winning cult comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet, Rahman is an Australian comedian concerned with politics, race relations, the War on Terror and…Batman. Tickets are around $10.00 and this even is open to the public. Purchase your tickets here! UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT

Liquid Elements Open Mic is back at Bella Luna (284 Armory St, Jamaica Plain) 9:00pm – 1:00am They welcome the return of the William J Kilgoe Jr. movement band (our band from Tornado) backing up all open mic artists. After open mic, DjNomadik Soulkore and DJ Rugged One will spin a New Jack Swing & 90s Jams dance party!! Entry is $5.00 before 10:00pm. $10.00 after. 21+.

African Development Conerence 2015Friday, April 3rd 

The African Development Conference comes to Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government (79 JFK St, Cambridge) for a two-day conference that brings together policy makers, academics, students, business leaders and government officials to offer a platform for the advancement of intellectual and practical debate on development in Africa. The theme this year is “Looking South – Moving Forward: Fostering development collaboration within the global South. The conference will discuss the continent’s emergence at a time when African countries increasingly look beyond their traditional partners in the West, engaging within the continent as well as with countries such as China, India and Brazil. Tickets start at $50.00, and you can get yours here!

Come join Dorchester Arts Collaborative at Erick Jean Center for the Arts (157 Washington St, Dorchester) 6:30pm. See featured works of art from Robyn ThompsonLogan Jones and Stephanie Sherman. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Colored Museum only has a few days left in its run at the Huntington Theatre (264 Huntington Ave), and they are teaming up with Fab Award nominee LiteWork Events for tonight’s showing. Tonight’s Tickets are $25 + $2 Processing Fee, but you must purchase them in advanced here! See our review of the show here!

NoH8

Saturday, April 4th

Join the #NOH8Worldwide movement in Boston and add your face to the fight for equal human rights at the W Boston
(100 Stuart Street) 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Come camera-ready wearing a white shirt. Costs are: Couple/Group Photos: $25.00 per person. Single/Solo Photos: $40.00. Credit cards only! Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign will be used to continue promoting and raising awareness for marriage and human equality as well as anti-discrimination and anti-bullying through NOH8’s interactive social media campaign. They are also looking for volunteers! Contact them here! Indicate Boston in your inquiry.

The ladies of YBWS (Young Black Women’s Society) invite you to brunch with them at the Cinquecento (500 Harrison Ave) 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 to reserve your spot and get your choice of coffee, tea or juice. *Please Note* 18% gratuity and 3% administration fee will be added to each check. You will be ordering off of the menu so cash is always best! Click fast because there are only a few tickets left!

Lizard Lounge (1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) is celebrating 5 Years! Join them at 9:00pm to hear a blend of styles with some great musicians with MC Kabir & Friends with members of Dub Down and Ghetto People band. $10.00 at the door. 21+

Talk Back Boston is back at the Reggie Lewis Center (1350 Tremont St, Roxbury) 4:00pm – 6:00pm to chat about the state of Boston with Guest of Honor Mel King, Nurys Camargo of The Chica Project and Councillor Tito Jackson. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Funny man Lavell Crawford is performing at The Wilbur (246 Tremont St) 9:45pm. Tickets are $22.00 – $30.00, and you can purchase yours here!

"Twenty Feet From Stardom" Portraits - 2013 Sundance Film FestivalSunday, April 5th

Lisa Fischer featured in the documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” has her own show at The Wilbur (246 Tremont St) 7:00pm. Tickets are $39.00 – $61.00. You can get yours here!