Weekend Highlights: Alleb Asor, Floor Lords, Vision Board Party, Black Nativity and More!

Erykah Badu

The weather outside is… well, brick. So you’re probably ready to just pull up the covers and close your eyes hoping that the warmth will come from somewhere. But for those of you who are adventurous enough to brave the cold, at least for a little bit we’ve got a few great places to warm up. Remember to tell ’em where you got the info.

Erykah BaduThursday, December 3

The Berklee School of Music’s Neo-Soul Ensemble, welcomes you out to their fall show; a tribute to the one and only Ms. Erykah Badu.The show will feature smash hits such as, “On & On,” “Green Eyes,” “Out of my Mind,” “Love of my life,” at the Boylston Building (921 Boylston St) from 3:30 – 4:30. The event is FREE and most suitable for college students.

Development has started to make major changes in Roxbury – these changes and more to come will continue to impact the community. Councilor Jackson has initiated a community-driven process for Roxbury to identify shared goals and take action on planning and development decisions that impact Roxbury. Come decide how Roxbury will make our voice heard and influence development decisions in Roxbury tonight at Roxbury Community College (1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury) in the Student Center (Building 4), 2nd Floor from 6:00pm -8:00pm. Food, child care and translation services will be available on site. RSVP and take the survey here!

Support budding designer Alleb Asor at the first preview to its upcoming collection with founder Isabella Brandao, , DJ Fresco, and others for a night of fashion, music, and art. This event is sponsored by the Fairmount Innovation Lab (584 Columbia Rd, Dorchester) 6:00pm. RSVP here!

general-assemblyFriday, December 4

Get ready for the “New Year, New You” by making a Vision Board with General Assembly (51 Melchner St) and VENT by Ty-Juana Flores from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. They will provide the card stock and glue sticks, but  ask that guests bring their own scissors and magazines. Wine and dessert will be provided! You must RSVP to this FREE event here!

Tonight marks the opening night of Black Nativity, the longest running rendition of the Langston Hughes song-play in the world, at the Paramount Theater (557 Tremont St, Theater District). Tonight’s performance begins at 8:00pm. Ticket prices begin at $32.00 and can be purchased here! If you miss the performance tonight (or want to see it again) the play will run through December 20th.

Saturday, December 5

Donate an 18 inch doll to a girl in need for the Third Annual DIVAS & Dolls DOLL Drive. This Doll Drive is to benefit girls (ages 3-12) at the Elizabeth Stone House and other area shelters. All dolls need to be new and in the box. Drop them off at Grove Hall Branch Library (41 Geneva Avenue (2nd floor) between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. If you have questions call Natasha at 978.636.5570.

elevateThe Forever Ink Foundation in collaboration with Boston Naturals, Iam Kréyol, Roxbury Int FilmFest, Exquisite Design ConceptsARRAY and ArtsEmerson invite you to experience the film Ayanda as well as an evening of art, music and more with a red carpet experience starting at 6:00pm. Tickets are $25.00. Note, the film will begin promptly at 8:00pm. You may purchase your tickets here!

The Award-Winning Floor Lords present The History of Hip Hop at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 7:00pm – 8:00pm. There will be dance performances by Joh Camara African Dance Company, ean Filder of Boston Tap Company, B Salsa and Control company and much more! FREE Entry

Navah da Buddaphliii and The Society of Urban Poetry invite you to an evening of prose at the Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave, Roxbury) 7:00pm – 10:30pm hosted by DiDi Delgado with featured acts Neiel Israel and Regie O’Hare Gibson. Also featuring Angelica Maria Aguilera and Timothy Hall. Food and adult beverages will be served. 18+ event (Adult Content). Tickets are $10.00 via EventBrite and $15.00 at the door.

Fab Award-Winning Artist Dutch ReBelle Music and Rhoaming Entertainment have created a fun-filled night of live performances,  3 DJs, 2 full bars, prizes, game room and hookah lounge and complimentary dinner all for a great cause at the ELEVATE Benefit Mixer at City Limits (1325 N. Main St, Randolph) 9:00pm – 1:00am with performances by Dutch ReBelle and Cape Verdean Singer/Songwriter Tania. Tickets are $20.00 and go to KOREKTHO organization to benefit a school in Thomonde, Haiti.  Get your tickets here!

A Maven's WorldSunday, December 6

The 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Festival in the City Phillips (780 William T. Morrissey, Roxbury) 11:00am – 3:00pm hosted by A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand. Over 20 vendors under one roof and of course Santa! Bring your families out for a fun day and get some shopping done for the holidays! T Food, Beverages and Spirits available for purchase at venue along with FREE parking! FREE entry!