Weekly Highlights: Goaple, Vogue Runway, Black Violin, Kick Back and More!

It’s time for the Boston Marathon, even if you’re not running in the race, you’ll still have plenty of places to run around!  Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info #bostonfab #thefabempire.

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Tuesday, April 18

Join in on Fitness Funday at Melina Cass Recreation Complex (120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd) 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with  nutrition, health & wellness activities, jewelry and vision board making. Light refreshments will be served. Girls and women only. This event is free to attend, but you must register here.

11.19goapeleWednesday, April 19

The fashion forward are invited to Shakes and Silhouettes at Shake Shack (234 Newbury St) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine will be at Boston University Phototonics 206 (775 Commonwealth Ave) at 7:00 p.m. for a panel discussion -Black Artists Speak: Opportunity, Activism, and Community. The panel will feature visual artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine, playwright Kirsten Greenidge, and musician Danny Mekonnen of Debo Band will be there  moderated by Victoria George. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Artist Goapele performs at the Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Ave) 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26.50 and can be purchased here.

The Kickback Party heads to the W Boston (100 Stuart St) 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. with DJ Killa Kels. No cover besides a kick back attitude.


Courtesy photo Black Violin, two classically trained violinists who blend the sounds of jazz, hip-hop, funk and classical music, will perform before a presentation by Martin Luther King III, son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Sturtz Theater, Jefferson Community College, Watertown. There is no cost to attend; however, tickets are required for admittance. For more information, contact the JCC Student Activities Center at 786-2431.

New England Cannabis Convention takes place this weekend at the Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston St). Doors open at 10:00 a.m. You must be 18+ to attend. No cannabis medical card needed. Entrance starts at $20.00. Get your tickets here.

Vogue Runway comes to the W Boston Hotel (100 Stuart St) starting with a trunk show and cocktails 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. then a show from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Guests include America’s Next Top Model, Biance Golden & featuring Project Runway’s Ruby Mac. The event is open to the fashionable.

The Reel Life Experience is back for Season 3 at The Paramount (559 Washington St, Theatre District) and invite you to watch the Academy Award-Winning Film Moonlight. Tickets are $15.00 and include a cocktail hour with hors d’ oeurves, live performances and a talk back after the film. Get your tickets here.

Black Violin duo comes to Berklee College of Music Red Room Café 939 (939 Boylston St) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 in advanced and $25.00 at the door. Get your tickets here.

Thursday, April 20th

The NBMBAA Boston Chapter presents Cocktails and Conversation at West End Johnnie’s (138 Portland St) 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Join chapter members, corporate partners, and friends to unwind, socialize and network.  Cash bar. $5.00 cover for the general public. Purchase tickets here.

Brunch guestsSunday, April 23

Riddim and Brunch is back at The Causeway (65 Causeway St, Boston) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This month features YVNG PAVL and Brian Karanja aka Bearly Pablo from the CLLCTV BOSTON. As always, RYU will kick things off early with the R&B vibes. RSVP here to let them know you’re coming. A $5.00 entertainment charge will be included with your meal purchase.

The Hangover takes place at Savvor (180 Lincoln St) 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sounds by Bobby Bangersers and DeeJay MoT with a Fashion Exhibit by Diaspora Africa .Optional brunch buffet available for $25.00.