Weekly Highlights: Alvin Ailey, Fete de La Femme, RnB Brunch, Andra Day and More!

Spring is on its way! And of course so is possibly the most celebratory holiday in Boston – St. Patrick’s Day (please drink and party responsibly). There are some great events to support this week. Don’t forget to share and let ’em know where you found the info!

Roxbury Innovation CenterMonday,  March 14th

Curious how you can start a business by making things in Fab Lab Roxbury at the Roxbury Innovations Lab (2300 Washington St, Roxbury)? Sarah Boisvert will show real life examples of businesses started by techies and non-techies alike in maker spaces around the world using laser cutters, 3D Printers, CNC machines and microelectronics starting at 6:00 p.m. Entrance is free, but you need to RSVP here.

Paint Night at Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Ave, Dorchester) 6:00 p.m. (will start on time). The event is free and open to all ages and all art experience levels. Register here or call 617.541.5454 ext. 104.

trivia_nightTuesday, March 15th

Trivia Night is back at the Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury)  8:00 p.m. -10 p.m. Pops & Dre will be hosting, Fresh Food Generation will be serving some food and the full cafe menu with beer, wine, and sake cocktails will be available for purchase.

Alvin-ailey690x310Thursday, March 17th

Alvin Ailey is back in town at the Citi Performing Arts Center (270 Tremont St). Tonight’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.00. Purchase them here.

Haley HouseFriday, March 18th

4th Annual Dudley Square Main Streets Women-Owned Business Networking Breakfast: “Managing It All” takes place today 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, 6th floor, (2300 Washington Street, Roxbury). Speakers include Catherine Hardaway, Erline Belton and Rep. Gloria Fox. This is a free event, but please RSVP here.

Haley House Bakery & Cafe (12 Dade St, Roxbury) and the Color of Film Collaborative  6:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of short films. Dinner will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $12.00 in advanced. Purchase them here.

circle of womenSaturday, March 19th

Go to the Cambridge Innovation Center (1 Broadway St, Cambridge) 8:00 a.m. for the Courage of the Verb Conference. This conference will explore spoken word poetry, entrepreneurship and collaborative communities with a variety of speakers which include Catherine T Morris, Lissa Piercy, Jared Paul, Adrian Wong and more! Tickets are *$20.00. Purchase your tickets here. *scholarships are available

Be empowered at the Fete de La Femme, The Festival of Women taking place at Paris Street Gallery (101 Paris St, Everett) March 19-20 starting at 10:00 a.m. Join a cohort of over 75  women for a weekend dedicated to unearthing your truest self. Tickets start at $43.19, and you can purchase yours here.

In honor of Women’s History Month, join Hike4Life for a complimentary day of fitness, fun and friends as they summit  several of the hills and take in the sights of the thousands of trees that reside at the Arnold Arboretum (125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain) 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Meet them at the Hunnewell Building.

Party with Boston’s urban young professionals and reminisce about your college experience with a “prep” twist! the #SCHOOLEDSpirit at Oliver’s (62 Brookline Ave, Allston) 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. DJ Young Paul will be driving the “drum line”. Tickets start at $10.00. Get yours here.

Support Flint, Michigan at the #HipHop4Flint fundraiser at the 1199 SEIU Massachusetts (150 Mt. Vernon Ste. 300, Dorchester) 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. will directly benefit the people of Flint, Michigan. There will be performances and all proceeds will go to Hip Hop 4 Flint. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, donate what you can. Suggested donation $5.00.

See the power of film and community at the private screening and Boston premiere of critically acclaimed film Five Star directed by Keith Miller for the Reel Life Experience at The Paramount Theatre (559 Washington St, Theater District) 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Ticket price includes complimentary hor d’oeuvres, cash bar, film screening and Q&A with special guests.Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased here.

Andra DaySunday, March 20th 

NYA Boston is bringing their next installment of RnB Brunch to the Causeway (65 Causeway St, Dorchester) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Note, the brunch menu closes at 3:00 p.m. 21+ RSVP is required.

And Still We Rise – A Dynamic Theatrical Performance comes to First Church (6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain) 1:00 p.m. The performance is comprised of former prisoners and their loved ones where they will weave the personal experiences of actors—stories of imprisonment, survival and re-entry—into a gripping afternoon of theater. Q&A session will follow.

Andra Day performs live at The Sinclair (52 Church St, Cambridge) 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00. You can purchase them here.