April 10, 2008 — Vol. 43, No. 35
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Nordstrom Natick Collection Hosts GQ and Hugo Boss Spring Fashion Event with Personal Appearance by Carson Kressley
A night of style and fun not to be missed! Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live DJ and informal modeling featuring the Spring/Summer 2008 BOSS Black, BOSS Orange and HUGO collections for Men and Women. Carson Kressley, fashion savant and host of “How to Look Good Naked,” will choose three guests to win an instant makeover by Hugo Boss, valued at up to $1,500. 6 – 9 p.m. Makeover winners presented at 8 p.m. Nordstrom Natick Collection, 290 Speen St., Natick. No cost. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 508-318-2600 ext. 1840


Roxbury Community College and The Endless Knot Dance Collective Present “Dances This Side o’ Town!”
Featuring the choreography of, Brookline Academy of Dance, Brighton High School, Digby Dance, Rainbow Tribe, Riverside Theatre Works, Simmons College Dance Team, and The Endless Knot Dance Collective. 8:00 p.m. Mainstage at Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury. All tickets $5.00.

BALLETROX presents its spring show, “SpringRox,” at the Tony Williams Dance Center
Don’t miss this entertaining event, a fundraiser for BalletRox, featuring the BalletRox Professional Company and the BalletRox Youth Ensemble. Two performances: April 11 and April 13. There will be choreography by Tony Williams, plus a Q & A of just what a dancer’s life is like and how to form a new dance company. All donations will benefit BalletRox and are tax-deductible. Visit www.balletrox.org to learn more about BalletRox. 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED! To reserve priority seating, please email springrox@gmail.com. Include your name, date you’ll attend (April 11 or 13), and number in your party. The Program: “La Favorita” — A suite for three dancers set to the overture of the opera by Donizetti; “Baba Ganooj” — The Middle Eastern delicacy manifested through dance accompanied by the music of 3 Mustafas 3; “Itsy Bitsy Spider” — A ballet teacher is instructing her students when she is interrupted by some hip hoppers dancing to Little Richard’s rendition of the Itsy Bitsy Spider. There is no charge for the event but donations are encouraged.

MOUTHFUL An Open Mic for Open Minds
7:30 p.m. Center for New Words, 7 Temple St., Cambridge. Mouthful: An Open Mic for Open Minds meets every second Friday of the month to turn the mic over to your original writing in any genre — and munch on tasty noshes while you chat informally about writing and whatever else comes to mind. Come to read or come to listen: our goal is to build a community of writers and readers that supports women and their allies. 7:15 p.m. signup, 7:30 p.m. start. $5 donation requested at the door. For more information, email us at cnw@centerfor
or call us at 617-876-5310.


Non-Medication Based Treatments for Chronic Pain
A free educational seminar on surgical procedures and alternative treatments for chronic pain, will be held from 10 a.m. - noon in the UMass Medical School Faculty Conference Room, UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Ave. North in Worcester. Experts from UMass Memorial Medical Center and Acupuncture of Worcester will discuss surgical options for chronic pain, headaches and facial pain as well as alternative approaches for treatment of pain. A continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is required and will begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 508-334-0596. Open to the public and free of charge.

Quality Education for All Forum
Freedom House is hosting a Quality Education for All Community Forum, sponsored by Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON). All are welcome at no cost. Serving breakfast. Childcare provided. Freedom House , 14 Crawford St., Dorchester, 10-12:30 p.m. For more contact Myriam Ortiz at BPON 617-522-2766 or Joyce Palmer at Freedom House 617-445-3700.

Babson’s Black Student Union & the Sorenson Center Stage Poignant Reflection
Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.” For the first time Babson students offer a production that will inspire, empower and educate on the tumultuous journey of women of color. 8 p.m. Sorenson Theatre, Babson College, Wellesly. FREE, open to the public. Recommended for high school age or older. For more information, call the Sorenson Theatre at 781-239-5682.


In Pursuit of Freedom
Join historian/artist Louise Minks from 2-4 p.m. for an interactive look at the Vigilance Committee Account Book of Francis Jackson. Participants assume the identity of freedom seekers and abolitionists, discover who they were, and learn about their roles in pre-Civil War Massachusetts. See illustrations created by Ms. Minks for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Prepaid registration is required. The cost is $5 per person or $12 per family. Fee includes Museum admission, light refreshments, and a take-home resource list. The program will be held at the Newton History Museum, 527 Washington St. in Newton. To register, call the museum at 617-796-1450.


“SALUD!” A film on Cuban Healthcare
“SALUD!” examines the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls “one of the world’s best health systems.” From the shores of Africa to the Mississippi Delta “Salud” hits the road with some 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba- now numbering 30,000. Their stories bring home the complex realities confronting the movement to make health care a human right. Featuring Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, the subject of Tracey Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains. http://www.saludthefilm.net/. The movie is mostly in Spanish with English sub-titles. 6 p.m. sharp. Dudley Branch Library, 65 Warren St. (at Dudley Square), Roxbury. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Dudley Library Inc., D7 Roundtable, Inc, the July 26 Coalition and TecsChange. Info 617-566-2861, info@july26.org (www.july26.org).


“Are You Ready, My Sister?”
The Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall and ACT Roxbury are pleased to present “Are You Ready, My Sister?” April 17 and 18 at 10 a.m. (student matinees) and April 19 at 2 p.m. The play will be presented at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St. in Roxbury. Tickets: $10. Ticket information: All tickets can be purchased at Hibernian Hall two hours before performances. Online ticket sales are available at www.RCAHH.org/

Berklee Presents Envisioning 21st Century Music Business Models: The Impact of Copyright on Digital Licensing of Music
Berklee College of Music presents Envisioning 21st Century Music Business Models, an ongoing series of discussions about the music industry. The series kicks-off with a panel discussion and with Keynote Address by Marybeth Peters, U.S. Register of Copyrights from 7 – 9:30 p.m., at Berklee’s David Friend Recital Hall, located at 921 Boylston St., Boston, The event is free and open to the public. Please call 617-747-2152 for more information.

Lesley University Presents Twelfth Annual June Fox Lecture
Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools will lecture about “Equity and Excellence: Can We Achieve Both?” This annual event is held in honor of June Fox, former Dean and Professor Emerita. Lesley University, 2nd Floor Amphitheater, University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Public reception to follow. Sponsored by Lesley University’s School of Education. For more information contact Barbara Ulm at 617-349-8191 or junefox@lesley.edu.

Executive Sessions Concert Series Presents Bands with Local CEOs
Executive Sessions, a new concert series that showcases bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives, will kick-off with folk-rockers The Loomers with Tom Simons, president/creative director, PARTNERS+simons. 8 p.m., at Berklees Cafe 939. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Berklee Performance Center box office, 136 Massachusetts Ave., through Ticketmaster at 617-931-2000, or at ticketmaster.com. Cafe 939, Berklees new all-ages, student-run coffee house and music venue, is located at 939 Boylston St., and is wheelchair accessible.

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