This weekend is PACKED with fun events from the tail end of St. Patrick’s Day to rolling into spring…really? Kinda. *sigh*. If you see me out, say hey! Also don’t forget to tell ‘em you found it on The Fab Empire! Check back for updates!
The 1st Annual NOIR Fashion Week kicks off tonight at the Multi-cultural Arts Center (41 Second Str, Cambridge) Doors open at 6:30pm and the Runway Show starts at 7:30pm. This event will feature emerging designers and student designers, cultural design, art and entertainment. Ticket prices begin at $25.00. You can purchase yours here!
Ms Lauryn Hill performs an acoustic set at The Wilbur (246 Tremont St, Theatre District). Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $65.00 – $125.00. Get yours here!
Celebrate the Black Girls Lives Matter at an HIV/AIDS awareness event taking place at Hibernian Hall (182 Dudley St, Roxbury) 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Operation Lipstick will be the featured speaker. Music by Shea Rose and other artists. FREE HIV Rapid Test ($10 gift card) and community resources. Refreshments and dinner will be provided. This event is FREE and open to the public! Please RSVP, so they know you are coming!
The Haute House Design Studio and friends are welcoming in spring at their Spring Fashion Fusion Pop Up Shop at Itadaki (269 Newbury St) 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Enjoy complimentary savory bites from Itadaki Sushi while sipping on a signature drink of the night provided by Bombay Sapphire and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey. Pamper yourself at the Beauty Bar, and shop the best new looks of the season while enjoying style tips from Special Guest Fashion Blogger Celina Colby from Trendsandtolstoy. This event is FREE with RSVP!
Join YBWS and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement at The Eagle Room at Boston City Hall 5:30pm – 8:00pm for an intimate discussion with John Barros, Boston’s Chief of Economic Development and Jeanne Pinado, Chief Executive Officer of Madison Park Development Corporation to discuss how Boston’s ongoing economic development impacts young women of color and how we can contribute to and benefit from the city’s vision for prosperity. Mayor Martin Walsh will briefly join to discuss his commitment to Boston’s women of color constituents. FREE and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP here!
Join ONEin3 for their series of Boston Neighborhood Nights at the Seaport Salvatore’s (225 Northern Ave.) 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Enjoy FREE apps and networking. RSVP here so that they know to expect you!
The Massachusetts Chapter of FAMU National Alumni is celebrating the history of and raising funds for HBCU’s at The Charlesmark (655 Boylston St) 6:00pm – 10:00pm. FREE apps and cash bar. Tickets are $15.00 in advanced here! $20.00 at the door.
College Students and Young Professionals! Join the Northeastern NSBE Chapter at Northeastern’s Curry Student Center 7:00pm – 9:00pm to learn how to master your attire for your next career fair or professional conference! There will be a fashion show, networking, food and drink, and the event is FREE. For more information, click here!
Our friends at Dresscode Boston are hosting a Look Book event at the W Hotel (100 Stuart St, Theatre District) 7:00pm – 10:00pm. They’ve selected several of Boston’s style to pull looks from their favorite local shops and showcase spring/summer trends along with their personal style. Look Book is the first in a series of FORUM events celebrating Style, Fashion, Music, Art, and Design. Fab Award- Nominee – Menswear Designer / Founder of DressCode Boston. – Principal Dancer for Boston Ballet and – Stylist / Fashion Blogger of Rock Steady Style will guide us through the styles. The event will be DJ’ed by Brek ONE. This event is FREE and open to the most fashionable Please bring male and female toiletry donations that will be given to the Old South Church’s Warm Day Center.
The Intimate Truth Tour is coming to Boston with Ledisi featuring Raheem DeVaughn, Leela James at The Wilbur (246 Tremont St, Theatre District) 8:00pm. Tickets are $39.00 – $49.00. Pick yours up here!
Get in shape at the Beantown Mega Boot Camp at Madison Park High School track (75 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury) at 6:00pm. They are expecting over 100 people to join together in the name of fitness. This event is OUTSIDE so dress accordingly. FREE and open to the public.
Join Future Boston, Startup Institute, Outside the Box Agency and YVNG PAVL for a night of live music and baseline beats at Storyville (90 Exeter St) 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Performances by Erica Singer and Jennie.O. Lite appetizers will be served. This event is FREE, but please RSVP here, so they know you are coming!
Empire may be over for the season *sigh*, but you can see one of their “artists” musician Veronica Bozeman at Candibar (279 Tremont St) Doors open at 1:00pm. Concert is from 2:00pm – 8:00pm. See performances by Fab Award-Winner Amandi Music and SharlaFabulous. Tickets are $20.00 at the door.
Are you effin’ sick of winter? So are the people at 72 And Shocktop. They are inviting you out for a summer party (yeah they totally skipped spring) – complete with the heat at the Castle at Park Plaza (130 Columbus Ave) 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Dress like it’s summer (there will be changing rooms) and RSVP fast! This event is 21+
Now that spring is around the corner, venture into Fenway with to join Boston’s urban young professionals for SCHOOLED Volume III: The Glory Daze co-hosted by Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Boston, The Boston Hampton University Alumni, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association at Cask n’ Flagon (62 Brookline Ave) 3:00pm – 8:00pm. It’s gonna be a party with The Fab Awards DJ of the Year DJ Papadon on the 1’s and 2’s! Tickets are $10.00 in advanced while they last! Get yours here!
Forever Ink Brand alongside Twins and Friends present the Reel Life Experience at The Paramount Theatre (555 Washington St, Theatre District) 6:00pm. FREE hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar. Come out and experience the acclaimed film “Cru” screening (!) followed by a Q&A session with the audience. $25.00 admission fee. No tickets will be sold at the door! Get your tickets here!
Designer Claude Michelle is showcasing his looks at Vlora (545 Boylston St). Networking starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9:00pm. Click on this link to reserve your space. Use the code cmss15 for complete details. FREE.
Looking to road trip? The 2015 Connecticut Black Heritage Ball is taking place at the Omni Hotel – Yale (155 Temple St, New Haven, CT) 7:00pm – 1:00am. There will be speakers, jazz, live performances! Tickets start at $50.00. For complete details, click here!
Fab Award-Nominated party The Wave at Middlesex Lounge (315 Massachusetts Ave) has a line up this month that includes German based Producer/DJ IAMNOBODI, LA’s Soulection member The Whooligan, and Soulection Co-Founder Andre Power. This is a ticketed event that is $10.00 in advanced and $15.00 at the door. 21+. Get your tickets here! Doors open at 4:00pm.
Fab Award-Nominated band, Elevation Theory (ET) is turning 5 years old! The celebration will take place at The Hard Rock Cafe (22 – 24 Clinton St, Fanuiel Hall). The evening will commence with a tribute performance s featuring some of the region’s hottest talent, along with some special guest performances & honoree’s appearances. Honorees include: Jordan Knight – New Kids on The Block, Marcus Siskind – CEO, Mass Appeal Entertainment, Frank Poindexter – Owner, Wally’s Jazz Cafe and Alicia Adamson – CEO, Young Black Women Soceity. Sounds like a good time to me! Advanced tickets are available starting at $15.00. Get yours here!