Boston Spotlights: April 2017

Fusion Presents: Elements XVII

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courtesy of Fusion 

BC’s own ALC Showdown is just a small part of the vibrant dance community in Boston. If our talented dancers have inspired you, check out BU Fusion’s annual Elements hip hop dance competition. The event features teams from all along the east coast and includes performances from world-class dance groups. This year’s highlights are Phunk Phenomenon, The CONcept Artists, and Culture Shock DC. Not content with just watching? Workshops will be held on the second day and are being taught by Franklin Yu, Sorah Yang, Melvin Timtim, Just Jerk, and Beau Fournier.

April 1st-2nd, 7:00 p.m. Boston Univeristy, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.

YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City

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courtesy of The Welcome Project

Tired of dining hall food? YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City is bringing together 7 immigrant-run restaurants in Somerville to serve up some delicious ethnic cuisine, including Ethiopian, Portuguese, and Nepalese. The event also includes a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds benefit The Welcome Project, a Somerville organization that helps to integrate new immigrants into the community. From youth programs to English classes for adults, The Welcome Project aims to promote diversity and civic engagement in a multi-cultural city. Take advantage of the student discount to grab some YUMmy food for a  good cause!

April 6th, 7:00 p.m. Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA.

Ladyfest Boston 2017

 

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courtesy of Ladyfest Boston

Ladyfest Boston is bringing the phenomenon of international Ladyfests to the city! The completely volunteer-run fundraiser aims to promote minorities in the arts. The three-day event includes speakers, panelists, workshops, and a flea market accompanied by quiet performances.

April 14th – 16th, Cambridge YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.

World Premiere Musical: The Kiss

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courtesy of Pinterest

The characters of Gustav Klimt’s most iconic painting are being brought to life for the first time by students at the Berklee College of Music. The musical explores the life of the man and the artist during the tumultuous period of turn-of-the-century Vienna. Be part of he performance’s inaugural audience and discover the identity of the Klimt’s mysterious woman in gold.

Apri 26th, 7:30 p.m. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA

 

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