Weekly Highlights: Love Jones, Rihanna, Hike 4 Autism, Waka Flocka Flame and More!

I know it may not feel like spring, but it is here! Get up and get out to some of these great events Share the knowledge and don’t forget to tell ’em where you found the info.

Love JonesMonday April 4

Tonight, the DudleyCafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) movie night features Theodore Witcher’sLove Jones” (yaaas!)  at 7:00 p.m. co-hosted with Michael Bonds. The event is free and open to the public. Food will be available to purchase.

Open MicTuesday, April 5

Head to the Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) for an evening of poetry, spoken word and open mic talent featuring Edward D. Ruff Bryant & M’shairi T. McKenzie, Amanda Ellis. Be sure to sign up to perform between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open tot he public. Food will be available to purchase.

Singles can find a match at The Knock Phase: Trois – A Lock and Key Event taking place at 7:00 p.m. – Request an invite here.

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Thursday, April 7

Jamaica Plain is kicking off Spring 2016 with a fashion tour along Centre and South Street from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a night of style blending and bending. From hats to hair, men’s to women’s, dresses to jewelry, eye wear to fashion accessories and much more; you’ll get familiar with the shops of Centre/South!

View The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at The Paramount Center (559 Washington St, Theatre District) 7:00 p.m. This is a free event that is open to the public.

Waka Flocka Flame performs at Paradise Rock Club (967 Commonwealth Ave, Allston) Tickets start at $20.00. Get those tickets here.

hibernian hallFriday, April 8

Starting tonight and continuing through tomorrow is We Create at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury),  an annual festival in Boston that features the works of a selected group women artists in Massachusetts. This year includes: Allyson Esposito, Andrea D. Ríos, Danza Orgánica, Karen Klein, Katerine Gagnon, Jenifer Sarver, Jesse Epstein, Neige Torrey Christenson, Paradise Lost, Sarah Mae Gibbons, U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, Yi-Li Chang, Yosi Karahashi with the theme of Acculturation. Admission starts at $10.00. More information is here.

big hat brunchSaturday, April 9

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Big Hat Brunch at the William E. Reed Auditorium (24 Washington St, Dorchester) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. There will be powerful speakers on health, wealth, spirituality, happiness and civic engagement. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $40.00 at the door. Call 617.564-0311 for more information and tickets. Get your tickets here.

In partnership with Oldways African Heritage & Health program, have a fun, educational and transformational experience of a Taste of African Heritage at the Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St, North End) 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm. Lead Cooking Instructor: Felicia Tshitenge from Boston Naturals & SA3 catering and Lead Helper & Volunteer, Tufts Graduate & Public Health Analyst: Chioma Choko. To sign up, please call 512.330.0111 or email Sarah (Dwyer) McMackin

Our Family Dinner Boston is back under the theme: “I’m Comin’ Home” at Joe’s American Bar and Grille (100 Atlantic Ave, Waterfront) 3:00 p.m.  Enjoy a meal with your extended “family”. Tickets start around $46.00 and include fees includes meal and beverage. Purchase your tickets here.

Ben Harper performs at The House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) 5:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50.00. You can get yours here.

Rihanna Concert for ValorSunday, April 10

Autism Sprinter Inc., in partnership with Hike4Life, will host its 1st Annual Hike 4 Autism event at Houghtons Pond, Yellow Dot Trail in Milton. This event will provide families affected by autism with community resources, food and entertainment as well as a memorable outdoor experience.  The event is currently sold out on-line, but check with the organizers is you would like to donate to the cause.

Ms. Rih, Rih invites to “Work work work work” at the TD Garden (100 Legends Way, North End) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $31.00, and you can get yours here.