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MARCH 2024 HAPPENINGS

By : BCN Contributors

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MUSIC & AUDIO


Wally's Jazz Club Every Night!  At Wally’s, they have live music 365 days a year! They feature three different bands a night, one at 5pm, one at 7pm, and one at 9pm. The first set is typically a jam session and the second and third sets have different music themes depending on the day of the week: Monday: Blues. Tuesday: Funk, Wednesday: Funk, Thursday: Latin Jazz Salsa, Friday: Jazz, Saturday: Jazz, Sunday: Funk. Come vibe at one of the oldest family owned and operated jazz clubs in existence!


3/1 Ethereal Visions THE SHOW w/ Special Guests  Ethereal Visions @ Peaver Pl 7pm All Ages $20 @etherealvisionsus


3/2 A Poor Excuse, Cloned Apparition, Skud, Dishpit    @ "The Hoff (Holyoke, MA)" 2pm-5pm All Ages $15  


3/2 Authenticity -  An RnB Lover's Dream  Authenticity is a live music event that features, some of the best singers from New England and abroad, also features a live band and a specially crafted R&B fusion playlist. Our brand is unique because we don’t just do the traditional R&B sound. We find the R&B sound from all genres of music and feature that, we are at Hue (Backbay) on select Wednesdays and La Fabrica on select Sundays a month. Curated by DJ JustAlcide and Drummer D Sticks! Follow On IG @authenticity_rnb #AuthenticityBOS  @ 730 Tavern 7pm 21+  @dsticks_


3/2 Sea / King Bastard / Eight Foot Manchild / North Star The Wanderer   @ O'Briens Pub 8pm 21+ $10 


3/3 Protex, Crimps, Mystery Girl   @ Deep Cuts Deli 7pm-11pm 18+ $20  


3/7 Nice Guys, Rick Rude, Fucko, The Modern Faces   @ O'Briens Pub 9pm 21+ $12-15 

3/8 4th Wall Presents: Marcy The Baptist, Woid Bear, Corporeal with visuals by KSRMR   @ Capitol Theatre 9pm 18+ $10 


3/8 F.A.T.E., Foco, ICU, Impulse Control    @ O'Briens Pub 9pm 21+ $10 


3/8 Opposition, Last Laugh, Comeuppance, Exhibit   @ CC's Downstairs (Weymouth) 7pm All Ages $15 


3/8 For Her By Her Event Series 2  Shining a light on women in the local music scene while simultaneously creating a safe space for these artists to perform freely. @ 4 Peaver Pl  7pm All Ages $20 


3/9 Weird Machine, Death Defier, Jiddo, Fracture Type   @ Democracy Center 7pm-11pm All Ages $10  

3/9 Funeral Ant Bell w/ Live Band MEGAZOYD - First Headliner Show & Birthday Celebration  "There's Glory In The Fire, Vol 2 The Wind Beneath My Wings" @ Black Market Nubian 7pm All Ages SOLD OUT @itsmegazoyd


3/10 Balmora, xClocktowerx, Deal With God, Azshara, Cross of Disbelief, Birthright    @ "The Hoff (Holyoke, MA)" 6pm-11pm All Ages $15  


3/13 IBOOKTHINGS Presents: Feep, Orange Peel Mystic, Rougarou   @ O'Briens Pub 8pm-11:15pm 21+ $12  


3/15 4th Wall Presents: Mingko, Clifford, Dress Better Please  with visuals by Digital Awareness @ Capitol Theatre 9pm 18+ $10 


3/15 Anthropophagous, I Destroyer, Ritual Clearing, Compress    @ The Nook (Westfield, MA) 7pm All Ages $15 


3/15 Witness Chamber, Stand Still, Sunbloc, Spite House, Montclair, Under   @ The Hoff (Holyoke, MA) 6:30pm All Ages $15 


3/16 KLYAM Presents Johnnie and the Foodmasters, Electric Street Queens, JARSCH   @ Lilypad 7pm-10pm All Ages $10-15  @theklyam


3/16 NICE GUYS, CS Cleaners (NY), Adult Learners, Sacred Heart Auto League   @ Deep Cuts Deli 7pm-11pm All Ages $12-15  


3/19 KMRU at Boston City Hall  Live set by Nairobi-born, Berlin-based electronic musician KMRU (Joseph Kamaru) inside Boston's iconic, brutalist City Hall (RSVP requested) @ Boston City Hall 7:30pm-9:00pm All Ages FREE  


3/22 Maffe Katthews / Tim Feeney and Vic Rawlings Duo  Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut present live experimental/improvised music featuring performances by Berlin improviser Maffe Katthews and the return of longtime duo of Tim Feeney and Vic Rawlings @ Goethe-Institut Boston 8pm-10pm All Ages $15 general, $10 students. No one turned away for lack of funds  @noneventseries


3/23 High Command, Enforced, Lifeless Dark, Xard   @  8pm 21+ $20 

3/24 Teen Mortgage, Death Lens, Zip-Tie Handcuffs   @ Deep Cuts Deli 7pm-11pm 18+ $15-17  


3/28 Samuel Boat (NY), Karl & Groan Man @ Lilypad  Samuel Boat Album Release Tour Comes to Boston @ Lilypad 10pm All Ages $10 @brittanyplaysbass @lilypadinman


3/30 Ex-Hyena, The Shallows, CMB   @ Deep Cuts Deli 7pm-11pm All Ages $12-15  


3/30 Wisdom & War, Edict, Move, Face First, Sowing   @ Upton VFW 5pm-10pm All Ages $15  


VIDEO & FILM


3/2 Capitol Theatre Presents: Good For Her Film Series  Never Underestimate What a Woman is Capable of... Films will screen Saturdays & Tuesdays: "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead" (3/2 & 3/5 @ 7:30pm); "Basic Instinct" (3/9 & 3/12 @ 7:30pm); "Midsommar" & "Pear" double feature (3/16 & 3/19 @ 7pm); "The Long Kiss Goodbye" (3/23 & 3/26 @ 7:30pm) @ Capitol Theatre  All Ages $16 General Admission/$12 Senior  


3/7 Affinity + Rhythm — A Night of Expanded Cinema, Audiovisual Performance, and Noise  Non-Event, in collaboration with the RPM Festival, presents an expanded cinema performance by Tomonari Nishikawa, an audiovisual set by Feng Jiangzhou, and a performance by Sheer Anxiety, the duo of Chris Strunk and Andrea Pensado @ Civic Pavilion (City Hall Plaza) 7pm-9pm All Ages FREE  @noneventseries


VISUAL ART


Thru 4/13 Lani Asunción: Duty-Free Paradise Curated by J.R.Uretsky   This show explores the colonial history between Boston and Hawai’i through Asunción’s queer, multiracial, Filipinx identity and lived experience. On view at the Mills Gallery 1-6pm, Wed – Sat. Opening reception 1/26 from 6-9pm @ Boston Center for the Arts  All Ages  @lani.asuncion 


3/2 Photography Exhibition by Skin & Bone  Experience the world of Dorchester artist Rafael Shabazz as he reflects on the streets he grew up on and the loved ones that influenced him as a creative and as a man. @ Urbanica Gallery 5pm-7pm All Ages FREE @skin__and___bone 


3/9 "The Neighborhood" Pop-Up Art Show  A show paying homage to the people and places from Mattapan Square to down Dudley and everywhere in between. Limited edition wearable art by @fromstreet2canvas will be available, first come first serve.  @ The Muse 3pm-7pm All Ages FREE @fromstreet2canvas 


PERFORMANCE ART


3/1 Men's History Month: A show for female and nonbinary comics   @ The Rockwell 9pm  $15 adv $18 doors 


3/2 $#@!faced Comedy  Some of the funniest comics around doing their best showcase set, but there's just one catch... They all have to blow over .08 on a breathalyzer before they can perform! Anything can happen but it's guaranteed to be hilarious! Loosely hosted by Niki Luparelli. @ Capitol Theatre 7:30pm-10pm 18+ $20  


3/3 Show Me Your Bits 2  SHOW ME YOUR BITS is BACK!  Last summer’s 8-bit baudy burlesque show returns one night only with EVEN MORE ACTS! Sexy video game inspired performances from Jynx Merlot, Lucy BlueSkies, Stabitha Christie and more will pique your interest in their pixels. Enjoy pre-show classic video games in our mini arcade and music by Minusworld and Battlemode! @ Crystal Ballroom 7pm-10pm 18+ $25-$35   


3/7 SubDrift Boston at the Gardner  Join SubDrift Boston for a night in honor of South Asian futurisms, inviting artists and creatives to radically show up for themselves and their communities by sharing their many voices, stories, art and perspectives through performance and music. @ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 5pm-8pm  FREE @riotlrrrkhi @subdriftboston


3/19 Oeuvre Course: A solo show by Achaziyah  Join this enigmatic artist for an hour long extravaganza that will envelope much of their work as a music producer for over 13 years. Singing, trumpet playing, beatmaking, DJing, rapping, dancing, they are putting it all together in this one-person show. @ The Napoleon Room at Club Cafe 6:30pm-7:30pm  FREE  


COMMUNITYSol.Inspired Open Mic  Open mic & safe space where one may come to Be. &/or express, unapologetically. Find @solinspiring for more details


Take-A-Zine, Leave-A-Zine has a new location!  Check out this incredible community resource where you can trade your coolest zines for even cooler ones! They just setup a new street box at Gallery 263 in Cambridge that you can access 24/7. They even have a discord if you wanna get involved or learn more! More info on their IG @takeazine


3/1 ESTROGINA 6: The Flower Shop  Women exclusive networking event! Estrogina is where entrepreneurial spirit, meaningful dialogues, music, joy, community and growth intertwine.

 @ Artists For Humanity 3:33pm-9pm 21+ $25-$50  @sidepresents


3/6 Climate Designers - Boston Chapter Networking Night  Celebrate Climate Designers 'Chapter Week' with Climate Designers Boston Chapter Networking Night. This will be the first networking event of the year for Climate Designers! If you are interested in climate action, design, and/or beer - we would love to meet you! @ Aeronaut Brewing Co. 5pm-7pm 21+ FREE 

 

3/10 Porter Square Books Present: Springtime Grown Up Book Fair  Everything you love about school book fairs, plus beer @ Aeronaut Brewing Co. 2pm-6pm 21+   


ADVOCACY


Labor on the Line  is a new podcast rooted in the need to build a fighting labor movement, hosted by Boston Liberation Center’s Rachel Domond and Husayn Karimi. Many of us, young people included, don’t view ourselves as part of the “labor movement”. But the reality is we are all working class people working to pay our bills and survive. Our labor holds immense power in society. No more can we allow the labor movement to be characterized as anything other than bright, YOUNG and dynamic, rooted in class-struggle politics. Listen at laborontheline.org.


3/4 Strike and Action for Palestine  No Work, No School, No Business As Usual. Strike Together, Act Together! Location to be announced, follow @nakba_75boston for details. 8am-5pm


3/12 Join #ARTSTAYSHERE & Don’t F with FAB! for Union Square Neighborhood Council’s “Community Benefit Agreement Summit.” Artists & supporters share your ideas for what we need for arts space in Somerville. @ Argenziano School, 290 Washington Street, Union Square. #ARTSTAYSHERE. #DONTFWITHFAB! Learn more at artstayshere.org


3/30 Women's Socialism Conference  Women Hold Up Half the Sky! The Party for Socialism and Liberation is holding its first Women’s Socialism Conference here in Boston! The conference will be an opportunity to bring women (and others!) from around the city together to discuss issues that women face under capitalism and how we can join together to change these conditions and envision a socialist future.  @ Reggie Lewis Center 11am-5pm    



OPPORTUNITY


Open Call for Art for @massartists4palestine  Submit your work to be considered for the MAFP benefit auction. All proceeds will go directly to Anera Org emergency relief program, providing critical aid to those in occupied territories.


Make and Mend  Secondhand art & craft supplies based in Somerville. Shop online or in person at their shop in Union Square! www.makeandmendshop.com


Dunamis Boston Resource Roundup  a thorough list of grants, jobs, events, opportunities and workshops for artists and creatives in the Boston area. Check it out at dunamisboston.org/resource-roundup


National Endowment for the Arts - Grants for Arts Projects  provides expansive funding opportunities to strengthen the nation’s arts and culture ecosystem. Through project-based funding from $10K to $100K, the program supports opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector. Visit arts.gov/grants for details and deadlines.


Writing Group  Do you always intend to write that novel (or your thesis, etc.) but never get to it? Sit with others in a sunlit room and quietly work at the gallery. It’s so much easier. Hot coffee and desks are available every Friday from 8 to 11 am.


WHAT’S HAPPENING BOSTON LISTINGS


3/2 Burna Boy: I Told Them...Tour  Afrobeats Hit-maker Burna Boy will perform live @ TD Garden 7:30pm-10:30pm 18+   


3/2 IceFlow Yoga on Ice  IceFlow is a gentle, yoga-inspired skating class for adults of ALL levels that explores the connection between breath and movement. Participants will try to maintain an open flow of breath and energy while we are twisting, stretching, and gliding together over the ice and tune in to how the breath helps us understand our connection to the ice and to each other. Rental skates available, at The Rink at 401 Park. @  10am-11am 18+ FREE  


3/2 Punk Rock Art Meet & Market  Immerse yourself in your local underground artist community, savor  complimentary refreshments, explore and purchase independent art, and participate in art workshops. It’s a celebration of creativity, 

individual expression, and the vibrant spirit of the local arts scene. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect, engage, and support the diverse talents within our community! @ CultureHouse Union Square 1pm-5pm All Ages FREE 


3/3 Poetry Open Mic at Trident  Join us for a fun evening of open mic poetry! We invite you to bring your own works and perform them in front of a supportive crowd. There's 

no better place to find your voice and share it with the world! Seating is first come, first served! Each open mic slot gets you about three minutes of stage time. Show kindness to all. No hate speech, slurs, or sexually explicit language. @ Trident Booksellers & Cafe 6:30pm-9pm All Ages FREE


3/5 College Nights at the Frog Pond Ice Skating Rink  Every Tuesday during the winter, ice skating season is College Night! College students are invited to come down to the Frog Pond for half-priced admission! Depending on the College Night, FREE admission is available to students who belong to the schools listed in the schedule online. Proof of a college ID is required to take advantage of this offer. @ Boston Common Frog Pond 6pm-9pm 18+   


3/7 Living Arts Boston  At the 2nd Annual Living Arts Boston Creative Economy Series, we will explore the intersection of health equity, art, tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Join us for a series of inspiration, collaboration, and valuable insights from industry leaders and innovators. Whether you're an artist, small business, designer, professional, entrepreneur, or simply passionate about the creative economy, this series is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and expand your network! @ Boston Convention and Exhibition Cente r9am All Ages $25-$75 


3/8 NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza  The NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza is an exciting pop culture expo that brings together fans, collectors, and enthusiasts. Explore a wide range of collectibles, including antique toys, comics, art, vinyl records, Funko figures, trading cards, and more. Dress up in your favorite costumes and participate in exciting cosplay events and contests. @ Boxborough Regency Hotel and Conference Center 3pm All Ages  


3/10 Boston Pole Fitness Presents: Leather & Lace  A Theatrical Experience Like No Other! Come join us for a theatrical pole performance showcasing BPF’s exceptional talent under the lighting direction of Theresa Silver. @ Regent Theatre 5pm-7pm 21+ $30

3/12 Mark Henry: World's Strongest Man Hall of Famer Pro Wresting Legend  Mark Henry, The World's Strongest Man, WWE Hall of Famer, AEW All Elite & Pro Wrestling Legend. Live onstage like you've never seen him before! A Night of Standup Comedy and Stories from the Ring. @ Kowloon Restaurant 7pm-9pm 18+ 35-75


3/13 All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite & Rampage  AEW Dynamite returns to TD Garden in Boston on March 13th for Big Bu$iness! Be there live to see one of the biggest nights in professional wrestling. @ TD Garden 7:30pm-10:30pm All Ages   


3/14 Fashionably LATE x REVIVALS  The night begins with DJ Skoolyahd's set at 9pm. Starting at 10PM, models strut through the Liberty's CATWALK and Lobby, pose on tables, ride the escalators, and weave through the crowd as you take-in looks from local designers of the season. Photographers are always welcomed! We will be stunned by punk and grunge looks from REVIVALS Vintage. Their jackets are custom-made and a work of art. @ Liberty Hotel 10pm-11pm 21+ FREE


3/15 Dropkick Murphys & Pennywise - St. Patrick’s Day Tour  Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys w/ special guests Pennywise will perform live @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park 7pm 21+  


3/21 PAX East 2024  PAX East is a celebration of gaming and gaming culture featuring thought-provoking panels, a massive expo hall filled with the best publishers and studios, new game demos, musical performances, tournaments, and a community experience unlike any other. No matter your preferred genre or platform, if you love games, welcome home. @ Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 10am All Ages $67  


3/23 Punk Rock Aerobics: Punk Women Edition  Join Parker Hill for Women's History Month as we work and rock out to an all-women playlist of punk music! Designed to strengthen and entertain, Punk Rock Aerobics (PRA) is a 60-minute exercise class combining original punk dance moves and aerobic exercise. Infused with the humor, attitude, and aesthetics that are integral to the identity of punk and DIY, PRA promises NO mirrors, NO obnoxious gym music. @ Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 3pm-5pm All Ages FREE  @punk_rock_aerobics 


3/23 BIPOC Nature Walk  Are you a person of color that's eager to get outside and connect with nature this autumn? Then look no further! This program is open to all adults who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color, and are looking to enjoy nature in community with other BIPOC folks! During this program, we will come together to walk the trails at BNC, find a sitting spot, and use art as a vehicle to explore nature and ourselves. @ Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center 10:30am-12pm All Ages FREE  


3/28 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® The Greatest Show On Earth  Immersive, live, family entertainment experience is unlike anything audiences have ever seen, filled with incredible feats that push the limits of human potential. The reimagined American Icon will captivate families through a 360-degree experience that brings fans into the action and the music, creating real connections between audiences and performers @ Agganis Arena at Boston University 7pm All Ages  


3/21 Cliff Notez Live at the Museum of Science  Prolific collaborator and award-winning multimedia artist Cliff Notez seamlessly manifests a mix of hip hop, jazz, folk, soul and R&B. This Spring, Cliff Notez takes over the Charles Hayden Planetarium for the first time ever, only at the Museum of Science! @ Boston Museum of Science 7:30pm-9:30pm All Ages $20 @cliffnotezz 




Originally published in-print in Boston Compass Newspaper #167 March 2024


 

Check out all the art and columns of March's Boston Compass at www.issuu.com/bostoncccompass

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