On Thursday, March 13th, the Elevating YW Network will be having an art sale to benefit the YWCA Boston called Art + Social Justice. The event will be held at Doffie's Studio in Cambridge from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Dorothy “Doffie” Arnold will have her beautiful collection of thousands of paintings and drawings up for sale.
"Eighty percent of each sale will go directly to YWCA Boston to support our programs to create a better Boston for everyone. Painting and drawings start at $100."
General admission to the event is free and you can register here. For more information on the Doffie paintings, please check out www.Doffie.com.
The 6th Annual Irish Pub Challenge is back! The Irish Pub Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 8th in the Faneuil Hall and Financial District area from 12:00pm-8:00pm.
Over 5,000 people and 30 bars will be participating in the Irish Pub Challenge. Individuals and teams need to sign up online to enter.
This year a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Sean Collier Memorial Fund. There will be prizes for the winning team, as well as a free trip to Ireland for our individual winner.
For further information on this event and to sign up, please go to IrishPubChallange.com/Boston.
Chelsea Handler will be performing at the Wang Theatre on Friday, March 7th.
"Superstar comedian, author and talk show host, Chelsea Handler, brings her national stand-up comedy tour in support of the release of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me Live to the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre on Friday, March 7 for two shows.
Perhaps best known as the outspoken host of E!’s late night talk show, 'Chelsea Lately,' Handler continues to offer international audiences her fearless honesty and tongue-in-cheek commentary every weeknight."
For more information on Chelsea Handler's tour & tickets, please go to ChelseaHandler.com/Events.
Every Wednesday in March the Franklin Park Zoo will be hosting Playful Paws.
"Playful Paws Playgroup is as much for the caregivers as it is for the 'cubs.' Get out of the house and bring your little one (18 months – 3 years) to the Zoo for some open play and animal exploration.
The possibilities are endless and may include storytimes, animal encounters, biofacts, simple crafts and more!"
Please click here for more information on Playful Paws and registration information.
The Fifth Annual Berklee Middle East Music Festival will be held tonight at 8:15pm at the Berklee Performance Center.
"The program will feature Perspectives Ensemble directed by flutist Sato Moughalian, presenting Dark Eyes/New Eyes, with a cappella folk trio Zulal and live painting by Kevork Mourad. Special guests include Ludo Mlado and acclaimed Armenian folk singer Aleksan Harutyunyan.
The concert will also feature music from neighboring regions, including a set of Bulgarian music with Berklee’s Pletenitsa Choir, the Ludo Mlado Dance Ensemble, the Sayat Nova Folk Dance Ensemble, and the Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen."
Please click here more information on tonight's concert and ticket availability.
The 2014 Anime Boston Convention will be held at Hynes Convention Center from March 21st-23rd.
The three day Anime Convention is held under The New England Anime Society. The focus of the event is "to celebrate and promote Japanese animation, comics, and pop-culture."
The event will feature exhibits, special guests and artists. Special guests include Dai Soto, Yuu Asakawa and Cristina Vee.
Please go to AnimeBoston.com for further information on this event.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be participating in its first Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, March 4th. The Mardi Gras celebration will be from 2:00-5:30pm.
"The event will be hosted by Mix 104.1 FM and participating local restaurants, including Cheers, Wagamama, Dick’s Last Resort, and Ned Devine’s.
Festivities include float decorating and a Mardi Gras Grand Procession led by Boston’s New Orleans-inspired brass band, the Hot Tamales. Mix 104.1 FM will also hold an Instagram contest during the celebration that will give attendees the chance to win prizes by visiting participating restaurants. "
Please click here for more information on this event!
The Poetry Out Loud Semi-Finals will be at the Calderwood Pavilion in the Boston Center for the Arts on March 1st.
"Since its inception eight years ago, the program has introduced hundreds of thousands of high school students to recitation and performance poetry through a competition encouraging kids to memorize and perform great poetry.
This year more than 24,000 students statewide competed in preliminary rounds. The field has been narrowed to 74 semi-finalists, who will perform in four regional semi-final contests."
The Poetry Out Loud Semi-Finals is a free event. Please click here for further information on Poetry Out Loud and this event.
Mardi Gras is almost here and if you can't make it down to New Orleans to enjoy the festivities, there are a few places in Boston that you can check out this weekend that will be partaking in the holiday celebration. Here are a few suggestions from Boston.com.
Mardi Gras party at Lir
Head to Lir on Friday, Feb. 28, and celebrate in style with beads, masks, and the traditional “King Cake,” shipped right from New Orleans. Dress in your best purple, green, and gold attire, and enjoy Mardi Gras hurricanes and food specials, including po’ boys and shrimp beignets for purchase. This event is cash bar only and there is a $20 cover.
Mardi Gras celebration at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
The Friends of Copley Square is hosting its fourth annual Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, Feb. 28. Attendees will enjoy a New Orleans dinner buffet, live music from the Bo Winiker Band and the Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band, dancing, and prizes. Tickets for this event are $175.
Bourbon Street Blowout: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in Faneuil Hall
This Mardi Gras-inspired pub crawl on Saturday, March 1, features a cash bar with specialty drinks and “Most Beads” and “Best Costume” contests. Bring your own beads, and get ready to earn your own. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Bell in Hand Tavern. Tickets are 2 for $20 and are available here.
7th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration at the Beehive
The South End’s Beehive will host a New Orleans-inspired party on Tuesday, March 4, including dancing and live jazz from the BT New Orleans 2nd Line Brass Band. Chef Marc Orfaly will create Cajun-inspired à la carte specials, featuring dishes like Louisiana shrimp and grits, pan-fried catfish, and Cajun seafood jambalaya. The Beehive’s two bars will also serve Hurricane cocktails and complimentary Mardi Gras beads will be available. Reservations are recommended.
Want more suggestions? Check out the full article here.
6B Lounge in Beacon Hill has a variety of themed nights, including 90's nights on Fridays and Open Mic Nights on Sunday.
On Thursday, February 28th, 6B is switching it up and will be having their Mardi Gras Thursday. DJ Kat Scat & Mickey Grouse will be "unloading the kitchen sink" and there will be beads and masks available for a limited time.
Attire is flexible and there will be no cover for this event.
Please go to 6BLoungeandRestaurant.com for further details.