Here are the latest South End - Bay Village neighborhood notes:
Haitian contemporary dance
Jean Appolon Expressions will perform “Vwayaj” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the Roberts Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.
The dance company will present “Vwayaj” (The Travel), its latest portrayal of the immigrant experience. After a year of political tremor, Appolon has woven his personal story together with those of other immigrants into this production. Dancers will share these stories through bold Haitian contemporary dance set to evocative music, paired with eye-catching costumes and visuals.
To purchase tickets and for more details, visit www.jeanappolonexpressions.org or call 617-933-8600.
Art and design
The Boston Architectural College will host the 11th annual Art & Design of the 20th and 21st centuries from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.
The weekend show and sale will feature 40 exhibits from the United States and Europe, including a selection of fine art, photography, glass, jewelry, furniture and sculpture, as well as speakers, short films and book signings.
The 19th annual Boston Print Fair will be held concurrently with the AD20/21 show and will feature 50 dealers in Old Masters to contemporary fine prints, drawings, photography and other works on paper, offering a wide range of affordable, original works. No additional admission is required.
The $15 admission will include special programs, a catalog, guest speakers and re-admission.
Visit www.ad2021.com or call 617-363-0405 for a schedule of programs and speakers and further information.
Boston Marathon tribute
The Boston Theater Company will present a staged reading of “Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon” to honor the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at the Boston Center for the Arts, Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St.
Through a transcript created verbatim from dozens of interviews, the play uses firsthand accounts to show how a community came together to heal and grow stronger after the tragic act of violence. The actors will bring to life the real words of individuals including survivors of the Marathon bombing, runners, doctors, first responders, clergy, journalists and family members.
Tickets are $20 to $40.
For more information and to purchase tickets, email email@example.com or call 617-532-1210.
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton St., will welcome comedy troupe Teatro Breve from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.
This comedy troupe’s sharp wit and social relevance are often compared to “Saturday Night Live.” What started as a small student group has evolved into Puerto Rico’s best-known source of humor. They are notorious for approaching even the most difficult subjects with masterful sketch and comic theater.
Following the show, actor and musician Juan Pablo Diaz will host a dance party for all audience members in attendance.
Teatro Breve performs almost entirely in Spanish. Tickets are $20 to $30.
Visit www www.ibaboston.org or call 617-927-1737 for more information.
Crafts in Boston
CraftBoston Spring 2018 will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.
The weekend-long fair produced by the Society of Arts and Crafts will feature more than 90 innovative craft artists, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, art-to-wear, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.
Tickets are $15 general, $12 seniors and students, $7.50 for members and free for children under 12.
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Patrons can enjoy beverages from regional craft breweries and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants with the talented artists. Proceeds will support the society’s mission to provide opportunities for artists to sustain their creative livelihood. Tickets for this fundraiser are $150.
Visit www.societyofcrafts.org or call 617-266-1810 for further information.
Women in film
The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., will screen free films from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20 and 27.
Featured will be “Beowulf” with Angelina Jolie on April 20 and “Erin Brockovich” starring Julia Roberts in her Oscar winning role the following week.
Admission is free. Call 617-536-8241 for more details.
The new Local/Focus exhibit in the South End Branch Library’s Tremont Street window features the South End Historical Society and is focused on historic Chester Square between Tremont Street and Shawmut Avenue.
The display features maps of the once-unified square and it surroundings dating from 1912.
A flat screen displays a continuing loop of historic South End images from 1972, when the SEHS received its historic designation from the National Register of Historic Places. That was when every building in the South End existing at that time was photographed. Some of the books on display about South End history will be available for sale inside the library.
Call 617-536-8241 for further information.
Emerging Latino artists
La Galleria at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton St., is hosting an exhibit of works by emerging Latino artists now to April 28.
This exhibition features new artists of Latin American origin or heritage working within innovative and contemporary visual art production in New England.
Gallery hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Admission to the gallery is free.
Visit www.ibaboston.org or call 617-927-1722 for more information.
Help at Titus Sparrow Park
The Friends of Titus Sparrow Park seeks help with park activities. The group provides concerts and events in one of the South End’s most used and beloved open spaces. Some areas that need volunteers are: organizing and helping with Easter and winter parties, coordinating children’s tennis lessons, clean ups, graphic design and various board positions.
For more information and to volunteer, contact Steven Sloan at Ftspres@outlook.com or visit
The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., is displaying “Graffiti Meets Collage in a Comic Book Way,” mixed media works by Ferdinand Barillo, now through Monday, April 30.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 617-536-8241.