South End-Bay Village neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
Link Boston Homes

Crafts in Boston

CraftBoston Spring 2017 will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 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.

Visit or call 617-266-1810 for further information.

Operatic arias

Boston Bel Canto Opera will present a concert of operatic arias and duets by four soloists at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Dante Alighieri Italian Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge.

The musicians will perform six arias and four duets from Italian, French and Russian operas. South End resident and pianist Bradley Pennington will accompany the vocalists as well as emcee the afternoon.

Tickets are $22 general admission and $19 for seniors and students.

Call 617-949-6543 or send an email to for more information.

Greek mythology

Author and educator Therese Sellers will be the guest at a free family art night at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25.

Sellers is the author of “Alpha is for Anthropos.” Families will learn about ancient spring myths, decorate flowerpots with Greek designs and plant flower seeds. Materials will be supplied.

Call the library at 617-536-8241 to register so they will know how many flowerpots to have on hand.

Resource fair

The United South End Settlements will host a workforce readiness recruitment and resource fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 at the Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Ave.

Attendees should wear professional attire and bring copies of their resumes. This is an opportunity for community members and jobseekers alike to learn about local resources and job openings.

Local organizations and employers will include ABCD, Boston Career Link, Care Management Staffing, Community Servings, Fenway CDC, Heart Consortium, Project Place, Rosie’s Place, Salvation Army, South End Community Health Center, Youth Enrichment Services and many more.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-536-8610.

Life of Harriet Tubman

The United South End Settlements and the South End Historical Society will host biographer and historian Kate Larson at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 at the Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Ave.

Larson will talk about her book “Bound for the Promised Land” that chronicles the life of Harriet Tubman. It is the first adult biography of Tubman written in decades. A short reception will follow the talk.

Reservations are recommended for this free program online at www.southendhistoricalsociety or by calling 617-436-4445.

Mambo mania

Eguie Castrillo and the Palladium Orchestra will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton St.

This world-class musician’s rhythms and electrifying performance has entertained audiences from around the globe: in Europe, Asia, South America, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. His latest touring performance, “Mambo Mania,” sold out at Carnegie Hall for their Family Concert Series and he is now bringing this same concert to the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.

Castrillo will share the stage with professional dancers who will electrify the stage with their Mambo moves as he takes the audience on a cultural journey into the history of Mambo music.

V.I.P. admission is $35, general admission is $20 and student admission is $15.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 617-927-1722.

Cocktail benefit

The Camp Hale Alumni Association will host “Cocktails for Campfires,” a fundraising event for the boys and girls of Camp Hale, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Clerys, 113 Dartmouth St.

The evening will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and musical entertainment. Tickets are $25 per person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 617-375-8171 or email

American musical

Moonbox Productions is presenting the American musical “Barnum” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday now through April 30 at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

This dazzling show traces the career of P.T. Barnum, America’s greatest showman, from 1835 to 1881, the year he joined James A. Bailey to form “The Greatest Show On Earth.” The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus, as the characters include jugglers, trapeze artists and clowns as well as real life personalities like Jenny Lind and General Tom Thumb.

Call 617-426-5000 or visit to purchase tickets and for more details.

May Day celebration

The Friends of Hayes Park will present a special May Day in the Park from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the park at the corner of Warren Avenue and West Canton Street.

The celebrations will feature Morris dancing, music and lots of children’s activities, including face painting, arts and crafts and Chica the Juggler.

Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-536-5557 for further information.

Children’s theater

Boston Children’s Theatre will present “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, now to April 29 at the Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theater, 539 Tremont St.

Keeping in the tradition of producing thought-provoking, groundbreaking productions, BCT is presenting the emotionally charged dramatic classic “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” The production features the talents of the pre-professional training students from the company’s New England TheatreWorks program.

Due to strong language and adult themes, parental discretion is advised. No person 14 or under will be admitted without a guardian’s permission.

Visit or call 617-424-6634 to purchase tickets and for more details.

Sculpture show

The Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave., is displaying works by Christopher Abrams and Christina Zwart now to May 7.

A reception for the public will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.

“Orifice and Oculi” is Abrams’ second solo exhibition at the gallery. He explores how the features of a constructed form allow us to project life onto the inanimate. Abstract and minimal, his carved, cast and painted forms feature tiny openings offering the viewer an invitation to enter beyond their surfaces into an imagined life.

“Pussy Tower” is also Zwart’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Zshe presents an 11-foot high model of Trump Tower in New York City, highlighting one of its most intriguing, yet widely unnoticed features. This piece furthers the social and political nature of Zwart’s work and posits a statement about this unprecedented time in American politics.

Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-482-7781.