"Fine Art" - Patrick Ryan Photography at Flat Black, Mar. 18

Flat Black Coffee Company will have their second art opening this Friday, March 18th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carruth @ Ashmont Café, 1906 Dorchester Ave. Fine Art by Patrick Ryan is a breathtaking collection of long exposure photography. There are landscapes and scenes from London, unique views of the night sky. Traditionally framed prints will be featured alongside photos printed on stretched canvas.

March 18, 5 to 7 p.m.
Carruth @ Ashmont Café
1906 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124

Dorchester Neighborhood Artists Show, Mar. 12

Support local artists and see great work! Dorchester Neighborhood Artists (D.N.A.) will show at Hancock 309 Gallery and Consignment on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4 p.m. This exhibition collects the best of Dorchester's artists together in one fantastic display -- you can't miss it!  

Hancock 309 Gallery and Consignment
309 Hancock Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Jazz Cabaret Night @ First Parish, Mar. 12

Whet your ears on some swing-eighths! The First Parish Church in Dorchester will host a Jazz Cabaret Night featuring Muse Stew with Scott Samenfeld on Bass, Susanna Fiore on Piano, and Caryn Sandrew, vocals. Performance takes place at the church (10 Parish Street, Dorchester) on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Tickets are $15. Beer and wine served. For more information call 617-436-0527. >> Read More

Drea Designs Couture at Hancock 309, Mar. 12

Pro clothes, evening wear, swim suits and more in high fashion! Drea Designs exhibits at Hancock 309 on Saturday, March 12. Swing by at 7 p.m. to see the latest and greatest of Drea's stylish garments! Schooled in London, Paris, and graduated in Boston, Drea received Best of Show for her Asian Collection and The Fashion Group of International of Boston award. Her collection has been in Boston Fashion week, Upscale Living magazine and varies other publications.

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Apply for the Boston Arts Festival!

Apply to be part of the 2011 (ähts): The Boston Arts Festival Call to Visual and Craft Artists is now available for download here. The festival, which will be held Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th, is entering its 9th year and will return to its original two-day format. A specially built artist village in Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park will showcase over 60-juried visual artists who exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind and limited edition works of art including painting, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, fine glasswork, woodwork, mixed media and photography. The festival celebrates the Boston arts scene in its many forms and attracts over 50,000 people each year. Past performances have included the Boston Ballet, BalletRox, Zili Misik, Boston Lyric Opera, Chu Ling Dance, Blue Man Group and several other incredible acts.  >> Read More

Tolieth Marks at Dot 2 Dot Café, Mar. 18

Dot 2 Dot Café invites you to enjoy live music on Friday, March 18 courtesy of Ms. Tolieth Marks. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica & Woodbridge, Virginia, Ms. Marks will play a wide range of styles from jazz and gospel to R&B and soul/pop. Bring yourselves and any desired beverages, hear music and eat great food. Restaurant open from 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7. All are welcome. Expect to see twinkling lights and holiday spirit. Contact Karen Henry-Garrett with questions; call the cafe at 617-436-2368 to make reservations. Location and additional info after the break. >> Read More

Savin Bar and Kitchen Opens

Giving new life to a space long-occupied by restaurants, Savin Bar and Kitchen opens the week of March 14 at 112 Savin Hill Ave - just steps from the Savin Hill T Stop. Beverages, sandwiches, snacks, brunch, dinner, a bar open daily to 1 a.m. and a proximity to the delectable Savin Scoop make this a bite not to be missed! Check out Savin Bar and Kitchen in the Boston Globe, on Facebook, at the fledgling (menu found here) or better yet, stop by!

Savin Bar + Kitchen
112 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester MA 02125

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop, Mar. 12

Join The Dorchester Historical Society and Boston Natural Areas Network in collaboration this weekend to learn all about the art of fruit tree pruning. On Saturday, March 12 at the Blake House learn how and when to make pruning cuts, methods to boost fruit quality and strategies to improve health of trees. To register, contact Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) at 617 542-7696 or email

Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.

The Blake House orchard, 735 Columbia Rd

Free 6-session Financial Health Class, Mar. 12 - Apr. 16

The Boston Public Schools' "Parent University" offers free workshops for BPS parents on a variety of good topics, including MCAS information for parents and financial health training series. A 6-session "Wealth Principles Series" will be offered on Saturdays, March 12 - April 16th, from 10:30am – 12:30pm, at the Winthrop School, 35 Brookford Street, Dorchester, MA 02125. A full Winter schedule of Parent University Courses can be viewed here. To register for a Learning Session please email or leave a message on the Parent University phone line at 617-635-1683. >> Read More

"For Colored Girls" Film Viewing with Close to Home, Mar. 18

Close To Home in collaboration with Hancock 309 Gallery & Consignment invites you to a viewing of "For Colored Girls". For Colored Girls is a film by Tyler Perry, adapted from the play, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf". The film depicts the interconnected lives of nine women, exploring their lives and struggles as women of color. This event is part Close to Home's Know-Your-Neighbor Campaign, which strives to build a community of peace by simply getting to know your neighbors better. This event is welcome all ages 12 and up. So come enjoy refreshments and celebrate Women's History Month with your community and Close to Home! For more information contact 617.929.5151 or email

Friday, March 18, 6:00 p.m.
Hancock 309 Gallery, 309 Hancock Street, corner of Dorchester Ave & Hancock Street

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