By Sahan Weerakoon, deputy A & E editor
Event of the Week: Wednesday, April 6
Experience a new kind of group meditation at Swet Studio. Participants of of the class, Levitation, will be suspended from a hammock and guided through stretching and controlled breathing to a state of peace. Meditation is an amazing tool to relieve stress, but unfortunately, outside distractions and thoughts make it difficult to achieve this state. Located in the South End, Swet Studio provides a quiet space and expert teachers to help you forget about your worries and reach enlightenment. 480 Tremont St.; 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.; $28.
Thursday, March 31
As part of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s new music series “RISE”, singer-songwriter Goapele will perform in the museum’s Calderwood Hall. Goapele is known for blending jazz, hip-hop and soul to create a poetic music experience. Her delicate yet sensual voice exudes passion and delivers soul ballads in the way they were meant to be heard. Indie rock performer Nemes will open for Goapele. There will also be a pre-show exhibition by fashion studio Kreyol displaying various Caribbean and Haitian styles. The concert series is curated by Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio. 25 Evans Way; 7 – 8:30 p.m.; $12 – 27.
Friday, April 1
The Boston LGBT Film Festival will present four films showcasing accomplishments among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The festival is the fourth-oldest one of its kind in North America. The festival committee is also the leading LGBT media organization in the northeast, preserving films from all sources and fostering diversity within the community. While the films will be presented in multiple venues, Northeastern students will find the Museum of Fine Arts, presenting “While you Weren’t Looking,” to be the most convenient. 465 Huntington Ave.; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.; $11.
Saturday, April 2
“Resolving Resistance: The Cornerstone of Psychoanalytic Treatment” examines human resistance less as a form of defense and more as a form of communication. The lecture, which takes place at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, highlights conclusions from multiple experiments, especially how working with a patient over a long period can help break psychological resistance. Participants will learn multiple approaches to helping patients resolve resistance, discuss psychodynamic theory and identify various types of resistance. 1581 Beacon St., Brookline; 10 a.m. – noon; free.
Sunday, April 3
The Black Box Theatre company brings its own twist to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” complete with unsettling characters and an extra dose of madness and absurdity. Using the script created by Andre Gregory of the Manhattan Project Theatre Company, for his 1970 adaptation, the play will be somewhat nostalgic of the classic children’s novel. The main difference will come in the direction, with actors told to embrace their own wonderland as if they were children themselves. The play is directed by Matthew Wood and will run until April 23. Enter the rabbit hole and be prepared for a wild ride. 539 Tremont St.; 8 – 9:30 p.m.; $20 – 24.
Monday, April 4
Artist Ian McMahon is bringing his newest exhibition “Sojourn” to T+H gallery. The sculptural installation presents viewers with multiple air-filled white forms placed in a glassed-in corner of the gallery, made to look like a ship in a bottle or space age technology. The shapes initially appear to be soft, pliable forms but, on closer inspection, they are hard casts connected together by a series of pipes. McMahon’s work highlights the lifespan of exhibitions with his hardened material representing permanence and the surround pipes, which are to be removed as destruction. The exhibition will run until April 22. 460 Harrison Ave.; noon – 6 p.m.; free.
Tuesday, April 5
New Englanders retained much of their history from heirlooms passed down generations. More than history, these heirlooms tell stories of love and sorrow – marking important memories of real people. In her lecture, titled “Mementos: An Introduction to Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England,” associate curator of the Otis House Laura Johnson will describe the background behind and present artifacts, such as watches, rings and bracelets from as far back as the 18th century. As one of the oldest buildings in Boston, the Otis House will make these stories real. 141 Cambridge St.; 6 – 7 p.m.; $5.
Photo courtesy Konstantin Stepanov, Creative Commons