Weekly Highlights: Menace to Society, Poems and Pizza, Sickle Cell Gala, Beauty Brains and Hustle and More!

Spring is just around the corner…really it is! Jump into some of these great events this week. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info! #thefabempire #bostonfab

Menace to SocietyMonday, March 13

See”Menace II Society” on the big screen as a part of the Stage & Screen collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre (290 Harvard St, Brookline) and Huntington Theatre Company. The event will feature a film screening and a post-screening conversation with artists and experts about how the film relates theatre currently being presented by the Huntington. 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.25 and can be purchased here.

Black Business WomenTuesday, March 14

Do you have an existing business? Share you expertise and gain some knowledge at the 5th Annual Women-Owned Business Breakfast at the Bruce C. Boiling Building (2300 Washington St, Dudley) 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Speakers Dr. Lesa Dennis-Mahammad, O.D. owner of Gallery EyeCare,  Faithlyn Scarlett, owner of Faith’s Naturals, and Ana Maria Tama’s Fidalgo owner of Nos Casa Cafe/Davey’s Market will share their knowledge about how to remain in business and grow it as well. Network with women and men who are business owners from several different industries located in Massachusetts. Bring your business cards and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This event is free and open to the public (men included). Please register so that they know to expect you.

Paint NightWednesday, March 15

Paint Nite returns to Savvor Restaurant and Lounge (180 Lincoln St) starting at 7:00 p.m. Use the coupon code SAVVOR and receive $35.00 off of your purchase. The event is currently sold out, but you never know! See more information here.

20100211-papa-johns-heart-shaped-valentines-pizzaThursday, March 16

The Boston Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists invite you to “Journalism in the Trump Era” event at Boston University School of Communications (640 Commonwealth Ave) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. From fake news to being labeled “the enemy,” journalists face new challenges under the Trump administration. Meanwhile, communities of color are characterized as dangerous and failing. Callie Crossley of WGBH News will moderate this discussion with WBUR’s Asma Khalid and The Boston Globe’s Akilah Johnson.This event is free and open to all.

CityPop at Egleston Square (3195 Washington St, Jamaica Plain) invites you to their “Poems and Pizza” event.  This workshop is for beginners, those that are interested in creative writing for the first time, poets, spoken word artists, poetry lovers, writers, lyricists, and of course fans of written and vocal artistic expressions of freedom. All are welcome to learn, to build, and to give feedback to one another. This is simply a meet up for fun, poetry, and collaborative efforts. Cost is $3 per person. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Glee ClubFriday, March 17

See the historic Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Glee Club in concert at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church (37 Bishop Allen Dr, Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Directed by the renowned Dr. David Morrow, this distinguished all-male chorus has completed a successful tour of the Russian Republic that included a stop in the capital of Moscow and a recent trip to Poland. Now these talented young men will be visiting Cambridge for the first time to sing their sophisticated repertoire of classical, spiritual, and folk-songs. Tickets start at $20.00. You can purchase yours here.

Show support for the National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day at the Every Woman Has a Story to Tell event taking place at the Thelma Burns Building – ABCD (565 Washingotn St, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. Dr. Sannisha K. Dale is their speaker. There will be free STI and counseling available along with free food and gift bags.

insurance basicsSaturday, March 18

Brunch So Hard at the Vanderbilt (1o5 Water St) 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The new weekly event includes beats by a local DJ. Reservations and early arrival are strongly suggested.

A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand and M’Andrée Productions are collaborating to bring you a monthly empowerment series. March’s topic is Life Insurance Basics provided by Marie Huff from New York Life Insurance at Savin Bar and Kitchen (112 Savin Hill, Dorchester) 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration fee is $25.00. Food and beverage offerings are available at the venue. Register here.

Come get inspired, find a mentor and have an honest conversation about what it’s like to be a lady hustler in a male dominated field at the Beauty, Brains & Hustle event at the Bruce C. Boiling Building (2300 Washington St, Dudley) 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The event brings six amazing female influencers and entrepreneurs to discuss their successes, sacrifices and their self esteem during their journey. Tickets are $25.00. Get yours here.

Shakir Luis invites you to the Couples Therapy Boutique Warrior Collection at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. This is a dinner, dance and fashion show. Tickets are $65.00 and can be paid for at the door. Upscale attire requested.

Fight sickle cell disease at the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association, Inc masquerade themed gala fundraiser taking place at the Venezia Waterfront Banquet Facility (20 Ericsson Street) 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Black tie optional. Cost is $65.00. Masks can be purchased at the door. Purchase tickets in advanced here.

Lil’ John performs at Royale Boston (249 Tremont St, Theater District) starting at 10:00 pm. tickets can be purchased at the door.

Rhythm and BrunchSunday, March 19

Rhythm and Brunch are back at The Causeway (65 Causeway St) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This month they are inviting the #RihNavy to a Rihanna appreciation themed brunch.  DJ Sisko and the fellas will bring all the energy for a Sunday full of vibes. Early arrival is strongly suggested. Tables are 1st come -1st served basis and a 2-hour seating limit strictly enforced. This is a 21+ event. The brunch menu ends promptly at 3:00 p.m. A $5.00 entertainment fee per guest added to final tab. Get more information here.