Weekly Highlights: Ms. Lauryn Hill, White Ribbon Night Gala, GZA, Adele Givens, George Clinton and More!

This weather has got everyone in the mood to get out and do something. Keep that feeling going this week at some of these great events! Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info #thefabempire #bostonfab

GZAWednesday, February 22

GZA performs at ONCE Lounge and Ballroom (156 Highland Ave Somerville) Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 – $28.00 get them here.

Lauryn Hill Howard TheatreThursday, February 23

The Ignatius Foundation and the Brotherhood of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Beta Alpha and Omicron Chi Sigma chapters would like to cordially invite you to 5th Annual Tribute to Black Women & Sapphire Award. Northeastern University John D. O’Bryant African American Institute (40 Leon Street, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. There will be a light reception. This event is free and open to the public, but you must be 21+ to attend.

The 21st Century Black Arts Movement Political Force: Awake or Asleep? Discover the answer to the question at Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. With panelists Askia Toure – Poet, Essayist, Political Editor; Jacqui Parker – Playwright, Director, Elliot Norton Award-winning Actor; Cathering Morris – Founder and President of BAMS Fest; L’Merchie Frazier – Visual Artist, Performance Artist, EducatorModerated by and in collaboration with Valerie Stephens – Performance Artist, Producer, and Arts Educator. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here

Join Peace and Haley House (12 Dade St) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for the community discussion about PEACE’s upcoming event series & neighborhood initiatives.  There will be Local Burgers 🍔 (Walden Farms)  and Beer & Wine available for purchase. To include a community visioning and collaborative discussion around a Roxbury Wellness Wednesday series: identification of space, wellness practitioners & entrepreneurs, & students. All are welcome.

Ms. Lauryn Hill performs at The Boch Center Wang Theater (270 Tremont St) at  8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $51.00. You can get yours here.

All Good is at the Good Life (28 Kingston St)Nothing but Good music, Good vibe, Good people, everything GOOD. Doors open at 10:00 p.m. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.This is a 21+ event. No cover. No dress code. No coat check.

Victor_Wooten_2Friday, February 24

Tonight is LoveAction a boutique wellness series to bring together artists, activists, athletes, & entrepreneurs invested in the greater good taking place at 171 Newbury St. 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Malia Lazu will engage in dialogue with attendees around Mindfulness & Activism. Joelle Fointaine of Kreyol will be showcasing her works to highlight the strength of social voice, art, and passion. DJ Inkognito will be sampling beats throughout the evening to set a vibe. Local food and curated beverages will be served. $20.00 to attend. Purchase tickets here.

Catch the last few performances of Wresting with Freedom at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 7:30 p.m. See three plays in one – you’ll meet  Phillis Wheatley and her friend Obour Tanner, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and John Brown, just before the raid on Harper’s Ferry and the future in 2020 where a modern-day civil war is looming. Tickets start at $15.00, and you can get yours here.

RESIST at a benefit for the ACLU at ONCE (156 Highland Ave, Somerville) 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at Mardi Gras Ball) at  features the Legendary Vudu Krewe plus special guests get tickets for $20.00 here.

Head to the 6th Annual White Ribbon Gala at the Granite Links Golf Club (100 Quarry Hills Dr, Quincy) 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. which asks more men to become more vocal on the issue. Portion of the proceeds to benefit REACH Beyond Domestic Violence’s programs and shelter. Tickets are $60.00, and you can get yours here. Email/call info@lovelifenow.org 617.803.8357 for Sponsorship Opportunities or more information.

See  Victor Wooten Trio at The Sinclair (52 Church St, Cambridge) 9:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30.00, and you can get yours here.

George ClintonSaturday, February 25

FUNK the Police – Mass Action 2nd Anniversary Fundraiser at Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5.00 in advanced or $10.00 at the door. Get your tickets here.

Boston Unplugged: The Boston Unplugged Live Music Series Benefit provides a platform to Boston’s emerging talent with a goal to engage our community to support our all-star charities/organizations, while sponsoring creative media campaigns to drive awareness to Boston Philanthropy. Hosted by Tim Hall of HipStory with music score by DJ Master Millions. Featuring live music by Amandi Music, J. Allen and introducing to the Boston market, Dye Hard (Detroit). All ticket proceeds will benefit BAMS Prelude programming by bamsfest.org. Tickets are $15.00 in advanced. $20.00 at the door. Get tickets here

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic perform at House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $29.00. Get tickets here.

Comedian Adele Givens performs at The Wilbur (276 Tremont St) 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25.00. Get yours here.