March 22 to 29, 2019:
Pictured above: Latrell James performs at the 2017 Boston Music Awards. (Photo: Greg Cook)
Friday, March 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Reception for “Mad Men Style: Mid-Century Modern Posters” at International Poster Gallery, Boston.
Posters by pioneers of the mid-20th century modern cool style, including David Klein, Stan Galli, Paul Rand, Herbert Leupin and Josef Muller-Brockmann.
Friday, March 22, 7 to 9 p.m.
Reception for “Avatars // ghosts” exhibit At Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville.
Group show exploring “ways that artists represent their bodies, their ideas, their nations, and their dead in today’s digital world.” Exhibition continues through April 13.
Friday, March 22, 8 p.m.
Stave Sessions: Oracle Hysterical & musicians from A Far Cry at Berklee College of Music
160 Massachusetts Ave, Boston.
The fourth night of the Celebrity Series’ five “Stave Sessions” music shows features “Hecuba,” the narrative song cycle combining “Euripides’ tragedy of the grief-stricken and vengeful Queen of Troy with Baroque instrumentation and contemporary pop” performed by the art-rock ensemble Oracle Hysterical. Plus Boston’s own self-conducted chamber new music collective A Far Cry
Friday, March 22, 8 p.m.
Animated Films of Karen Aqua at Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Films by the late, award-winning independent animator Karen Aqua (1954–2011) accompanied by a live soundtrack of alto saxes and drums led by her husband, Cambridge saxophonist-composer Ken Field of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.
Friday, March 22, and Sunday, March 24
Arts Equity Summit at Hibernian Hall, District Hall, Institute of Contemporary Art and Nonprofit Center, Boston.
“A three-day summit and arts-integrated experience examining issues of equity both in, and through, the arts.”
Saturday, March 23 and 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Zineland at Cambridge Elks Lodge.
This zine fest offers more than 50 smalls presses, distributors, artists, writers and photographers and their self-published comics, fanzines, art and etc. Free.
Saturday, March 23
“Huma Bhabha: They Live,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, March 23 to May 27, 2019
The ICA bills this exhibition as “the largest survey” ever of Bhabha, who was raised in Pakistan and is now based in Poughkeepsie, New York. It features drawings, photos, and her monstrous, rough-hewn, expressionist figurative sculptures. “Her work transcends a singular time and place, instead creating an exploration of what she describes as the ‘eternal concerns’ found across all cultures: war, colonialism, displacement, and memories of home.”
Saturday, March 23, 1 to 6 p.m.
KnowHER Summit at the WaterFire Arts Center, Providence
AIGA Rhode Island (American Institute of Graphic Arts) celebrates women in design with talks and workshops.
Sunday, March 24, 4 to 6 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil for Christchurch at Medford City Hall.
Citywide, Interfaith Vigil for victims of the March 15 New Zealand mosque shootings.
Monday, March 25, 6 p.m.
Gregory Jenkins “Placemaking, Placekeeping and Ethnography: Placing Culture in the Public Realm” talk at BSA Space, 290 Congress St., Suite 200, Boston.
My friend Gregory Jenkins talks about his work at executive director of the Somerville Arts Council since 2001.
Monday, March 25, 6 p.m.
“Radical Feminist Spaces: Then and Now” talk at Somerville Public Library.
Gilda Bruckman, cofounder of New Words, one of the earliest feminist bookstores in the country, and Natalie Sanchez, board president of March Forward Massachusetts, which organizes the Boston Women’s March, talk about the importance of “female-focused spaces,” from restaurants to bookstores to women’s centers to temporary public events. Maggie Norcross-Devin of the Somerville Commission for Women moderates.
Tuesday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Creativity Connects: MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Day” at Paramount Theatre, Boston.
The statewide arts advocacy group for speakers and performers then “a march through the Boston Common to the State House to meet with our legislators about arts and cultural issues.”
Tuesday, March 26, noon to 1 p.m.
“Civic Life Lunch – Monuments & Movements: The Art of Protest” at Tufts University, Medford.
A talk by Boston artist Steve Locke, whose recent works include his temporary memorial for Freddie Gray, on view on the façade of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum from last June to January, and his proposed memorial for Boston’s Faneuil Hall that would illuminate the site’s historical connection to slavery.
Tuesday, March 26, 5 p.m.
Opening reception and discussion of Willie Cole “Beauties” exhibition at Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
An exhibition of prints made from crushed and hammered ironing boards by Cole, who for three decades has used irons and ironing over the past three decades to evoke “African masks to slave ship diagrams to the routines of domestic servitude.” Exhibition continues through June 29.
Wednesday, March 27, 5 to 7 p.m.
Reception for Imagine (aka Sneha Shrestha) “Golden Equinox” exhibition at Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons University.
Drawings, paintings and a site-specific mural for the Nepal-raised, Boston-based street artist whose designs are inspired by her native language and Sanskrit scriptures. Exhibit continues through April 17.
Wednesday, March 27, 6 p.m.
Felice Frankel talks about her book “Picturing Science and Engineering” at Harvard Science Center, Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge.
The photographer and scientist’s lavishly illustrated book is a guide to making science photographs using the DSLR camera, the flatbed scanner, and the phone camera.
Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.
RISE featuring Jazzmeia Horn and Latrell James at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.
Performance by jazz singer Jazzmeia Horn, who impressed with her rendition of “Moanin'” at the 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony. Rising Boston hip-hop star Latrell James opens.
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