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Architecture of the library

Architect Dan Kelley will be the guest speaker at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., in a free program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 as part of South End Writes. Kelly, the principal architect from MGA Partners, formerly known as Mitchell/Giurgola, will discuss the building’s architectural history. This program is sponsored by the Friends of South End Library. Admission is free. Call 617-536-8241 or visit for further information.

Student recital

The Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave., will present an adult student recital at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Friends and neighbors are invited to see older students perform in a free recital concert. For more details, visit or call 617-482-6267.

STEAM night

United South End Settlements, 48 Rutland St., will host a STEAM Night from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15. This is a great opportunity to learn more about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) by participating in hands-on activities with children. These are creative projects that are easy to replicate at home. Artwork created by children in the ECE and club48 programs will be on display. Admission is free. RSVP to Call 617-375-8159 or visit for further information.

Movie matinees

The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., is showing a series of free movies from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays during March. The library will screen “The Circle” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson on March 15, Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning “The Departed” starring Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio on March 22 and Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery “Murder on the Orient Express” with Albert Finney and Ingrid Bergman on March 29. Call 617-536-8241 for more information.

Spring ensembles concert

The Community Music Center of Boston will present the spring ensembles concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the Roland Hayes School of Music, 55 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury Crossing. The chamber orchestra, senior wind ensemble and intermediate string ensemble along with others will perform in a free program. For more details, visit or call 617-482-6267.

Taste of the South End

The 22nd annual Taste of the South End will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St. This benefit will bring together more than 40 restaurants for one spectacular evening of food, wine and fun. Participants will sample bite-sized noshes and enjoy live cooking demonstrations. In addition to the food and wine samplings, there will be a silent auction with items including trips, dinner for two at several leading restaurants, weekend getaways, cookware sets, wine and caviar gift sets. VIP tickets will include early entry to the tasting room and special VIP benefits. Proceeds from this evening will benefit the Aids Action Committee of Massachusetts. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 857-313-6733, visit or send an email to

Sculpture exhibition

Laconia Gallery, 433 Harrison Ave., is displaying “Gods, Totems and Tricksters,” works by Joe Caruso, now through March 24. A photography workshop will be offered in conjunction with the show at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Following the workshop, the Black Sheep contemporary music ensemble will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. The show features sculptural assemblages representing Gods and power figures that reflect man’s enduring belief in the sacred and his strong connection to the natural world. The gallery is open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. All are welcome. Further information can be found at

Broadway musical

The Speakeasy Stage Company is presenting the Tony Award-winning musical “Once” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 and 7:30 p.m on Sunday, now through March 31 at the Roberts Studio Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St. This enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin street musician and a lively Czech immigrant is brought to life by an exceptional ensemble of actor/musicians. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, the show is a story about the importance of going for our dreams and the power of music to connect us. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 617-526-5000.

Fibers and fabrics

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts is hosting the faculty exhibition “Fibers and Fabrics” from now until March 31 at Galatea Fine Arts, 460 Harrison Ave. Jodi Colella, Merill Comeau and Kristina Goransson are showcasing work at the intersection of fibers and sculptures: narrative-based textile wall hangings, 3D sculptural forms that blend needlework with found objects and elegant wall hangings of sculpted felt. Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. The talk and exhibition are free, but reservations to the talk are requested, online at or by calling 617-524- 3313.