Boston NOW: April 2014 Part 2

Did you think one post would be enough to cover the cultural events happening in Boston this month? That’s cute.

The last week of April bleeding into the first of May is chockablock full of art, music, dance, and literary events:

ArtWeekArtWeek Boston 2014

Boston is an incredibly creative city, and this month, as an initiative of the Citi Performing Arts Center, over 60 events have been grouped together under the header of ArtWeek Boston.

Photo provided by Allegro Dance Collaborativ

Photo provided by Allegro Dance Collaborativ

Photo Credit Artists for Humanity

Photo Credit Artists for Humanity

Via: artweekboston.org/events/sinha-capoeira-class-roda-4/

Via: artweekboston.org/events/sinha-capoeira-class-roda-4/

For a complete list of the culinary, creative design, music, fine art, comedy, public performance, and theater events happening all over the city, click here. For a list of 9 events Boston Magazine urges you not to miss, click here.

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

ailey_timeline_intro2RBupdateThe historic modern dance company is back in town, and as impressive as ever. Since their first performance in March 1958 at New York City’s 92nd St Y, the AAADT has been a cultural force promoting the development and popularization of modern dance and racial equality in this performing art.

To purchase tickets to see them perform at the Wang Theater downtown, click here.

JazzApril_VERTICAL_for-lite-back-400x761JAZZ WEEK ’14: NO WALLS

Now in its 8th year since its revival (in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Duke Ellington’s birthday on April 29th, and International Jazz Day on April 30th), Jazz Week is back for a ten day invigorating run.

Among the events planned are: free weekday noontime concerts, performed by New England Conservatory jazz ensembles at various high-traffic public areas, such as South Station; a free high school Jazz Band Showcase at the Boston Public Library (Copley Square) in the evening of April 29th; and (the centerpiece event) an International Jazz Day celebration on April 30th, a free public concert with a diverse range of Boston musicians at a TBDed central location.

For more information on these and other events, click here.

Harvard University’s LITFest

LitFestThe first-ever Harvard Literary Festival will be held from April 29th to May 1st. Writing workshops, walking tours, and discussions on the Future of Reading and Writing and the Digital Humanities are only a few of the events to be included. With guests such as Margaret Atwood, Jamaica Kincaid, and Bret Anthony Johnson, this literary event is an excellent way to cap your month of fancy-pants (and not-so-fancy-pants) cultural exploration.

As always, if there are certain kinds of Boston cultural events you’d like to hear about that I failed to mention, please let me know!

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