in the Mix
Fit for a King and a Queen…
Boston’s finest came out in support of The Boston Chapter of Links, Inc. (The Links) second “Carnaval” fundraiser at the restaurant Blu. It was a fun-filled and festive evening that had people donning masks and painted faces (courtesy of Ginc Productions), and guests mingling and dancing with the twinkling lights of the Paramount Theatre in the background. Brazilian dancers, professional face painters and a live DJ kickin’ it old school entertained the crowd of over 250. Spotted making their way in and around the masquerade ball were former President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc. Bennie Wiley, WCVB-TV’s CityLine host Karen Holmes Ward, NextStreet Financial’s Managing Partner and President Ronald L.Walker, Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson and Principal and Founder of MORE Advertising Donna Latson Gittens.
The celebration was to raise money for the Links signature service project “Fit For The King.” The project is a three-year commitment to the Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 School in Dorchester to provide an overall health and wellness program.
All the Single Ladies…
The Improper Bostonian took over the restaurant Jerry Remy’s Seaport in celebration of their Bachelor/Bachelorette issue party. The after-work soiree was jam-packed with over 200 attendees mingling, eating and chatting the evening away, as some of Boston’s single ladies and men took the opportunity to try to change their status from ‘single’ to ‘taken.’ The celebration featured a live DJ along with hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails from St. Elder and Budweiser Black Crown.
The Truth Strikes Again…
Boston Celtics guard Paul Pierce held his annual celebrity bowling tournament at King’s Dedham to benefit his Truth on Health Campaign and FitClub34, a program designed to inspire young people to lead healthier lifestyles. Fans, friends and admirers alike descended on Kings to support the event along with number 34’s teammates: Kevin Garnett, Chris Wilcox, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Courtney Lee. Former Celtic Walter McCarty, Celts head coach Doc Rivers and CEO and Co-Owner of the Boston Celtics Wyc Grousbeck and his wife Corinne donned the “ugly shoes” in support of “The Truth.” Also hitting the lane was Ramiro from JAM’N 94.5’s morning show “Ramiro’s House” with co-hosts Ashlee and Krazy Kulo.
The 5th Annual Women in Comedy Festival kicks off today (March 21) through Sunday, March 24 at venues in Boston and in Cambridge with performances by both local and national comics from the worlds of improv, sketch, stand up, musical comedy and storytelling stand-up. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.womenincomedyfestival.com.
This Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m., ArtsEmerson presents the screening of Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere. Hailed as a “plaintive, slow-boiling, quietly soul-stirring drama” by The New York Times, this powerful film garnered DuVernay the director award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. She is the first African-American woman to win the prize. For tickets go to www.artsemerson.org.
The second half of Boston’s winter restaurant week continues from March 24 to 29 with prix fixe meals at over 200 restaurants in Boston and in Cambridge. For a listing of participating restaurants visit http://www.bostonusa.com/visit/restaurantweek/.
P!NK’s “The Truth About Love” tour comes to the TD Garden on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, April 6, World Music/CRASHarts presents Dianne Reeves at the Berklee Performance Center for one show at 8 p.m. For tickets and information call World Music/CRASHarts at (617) 876-4275 or purchase online at www.WorldMusic.org.
Alicia Keys brings her “Set the World on Fire Tour” to The Agganis Arena along with opening act Miguel on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
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