By Alana Dore, deputy inside editor
Event of the Week: Friday, March 27
It’s the last free Friday at the Mugar Omni Theater in the Museum of Science. There are films starting on the hour, every hour, between noon and 5 p.m. with three shows playing at different times. Show options include: Galapagos, an exploration of the Galapagos Islands with marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin; Mystery of the Maya, a journey through Mayan culture and history; and Humpback Whales, an in-depth portrayal of the whales and how they communicate and survive in the seas from Alaska to Hawaii. Each show runs for 50 minutes inside the famed dome. First come, first served – so get your tickets early. 1 Science Park; times vary; free.
Thursday, March 26
The world’s leading modern dance company is coming to Boston for four days only. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be performing its new, expanded repertoire under Artistic Director Robert Battle at the Wang Theatre starting this Thursday. The group is recognized for celebrating African-American culture, as well as the rise of modern dance. Don’t miss the energizing and dynamic performance. Student tickets are available the day of the performance at the door. 270 Tremont Street; 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.; $35.
Saturday, March 28
Feed your creative hunger at the Purple Monkey Game Jam, a theme-based, non-competitive event where makers of both video games and board games, join together to practice, create, learn and inspire one another. This weekend-long event, which includes three meals and snacks per day, will result in a finished game, matching the surprise theme. The goal of this quarterly event is to “grow the game development community in Boston and Greater New England areas,” according to its website. All skill levels welcome, just bring your own tools and creativity. 51 Melcher Street; 8 a.m. – [Sunday] 4 p.m.; free.
Sunday, March 29
The Northeastern chapter of FACE AIDS will bring Condom Couture back in style. Sponsored by the charity, protest and street performance organization the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Condom Couture 2015 will work to raise awareness for sexual health with a focus on HIV/AIDS. Teams of Northeastern students have designed frocks entirely made of condoms, which will be worn by the models sashaying down the runway. These teams are competing for prizes through Judges’ and Audience’s Choice awards. The event will also include other booths, activities and treats. Curry Student Center Ballroom; 7 – 10 p.m.; $8.
Monday, March 30
Looking for an event that’s making waves? SpeakEasy Stage Company presents Big Fish at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. This hearty and emotional musical, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film of the same title, follows the relationship between Edward Bloom and his son, Will. In a performance which melds reality and fiction into one world, Will struggles to understand his father through the tales he has been told his whole life. 527 Tremont Street; 7:30 – 10 p.m.; $25.
Tuesday, March 31
Emerson College Screenwriting Certificate Program and Harvard Square Script Writers have teamed up to present an exciting opportunity for burgeoning writers and television buffs. They will be screening two episodes of the Golden Globe-winning television series “Transparent”, starring Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”). Following the screening will be an interview with writer, composer and musician Faith Soloway on the creation of the Amazon Studios hit. Seating is limited, so arrive early. Walker Room 210 at 120 Boylston Street; 7 – 9 p.m.; free.
Wednesday, April 1
Reggae, R&B and ska artist J Boog is performing live in the Apple Store on Boylston Street, after which he will discuss his creative process and how he uses his iPhone and MacBook Pro throughout his recording process. The former B2K member just announced his spring 2015 tour dates after finishing his winter tour in Boston at the House of Blues on March 1. This may be an advertising event for Apple, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of listening to free music while you play with the new iPad. 815 Boylston Street; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; free.
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