It’s definitely one of those weekends in Boston! It’s Juneteenth and we’ve got a ton of events to celebrate your independence!- from concerts to , to plays, to art exhibits, to parties…so many ways to “Find your Fab!” Let’s GO!
For all the 18+ college students that love soca, guess what!? Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds will be perform at Hibernian Hall at the ‘Baddest Wine’ event from 9p.m. – 2 a.m. Presented by Vital Riddims International. This is their first 18+ soca party so you definitely don’t want to miss out on a night of wukkin’ up with the soca star. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Irie Restaurant (310 Bowdoin, Dorchester) or Singhs Roti (692 Columbia Rd, Dorchester) for $25. To have tickets delivered to you, call 617.-771.7282 and ask for Mr. Fenty.
Enjoy a night of jazz and soul at Sculler’s Jazz Club (400 Soldiers Field Rd) with musician, Dara Tucker. This soulful all ages event starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the door for $18.
Thursday, June 16
Dipset fans, your prayers have finally been answered! The Dipset Reunion heads to the Palladium (261 Main Street, Worcester) for their 2011 Reunion Tour!! Come witness Juelz Santana, Vado, Freeky Zeeky, Jim Jones and Cam’Ron perform some of their most classic hits. Tickets are $43 can be purchased here . The show starts at 7:00 p.m. –
For the fashion-forward and socially conscientious readers, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) presents ‘Spotlight,’ a fashion show in which all proceeds will benefit military family programs. The event will be held at Royale Nightclub (279 Tremont St, Theater District) and tickets start at $50. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Hip-hop heads, make sure you checkout the Boston Renaissance event, part of Artist Showcase Live at West End Johnnie’s (138 Portland Street, North End) and catch a special performance by a Boston based group, Notoriety. The 21+ show will go from 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. and tickets are $15 at the door.
Meet and celebrate the author of , “For Colored Girls…” with arts collaborative, South of Canal Street (SoCA). The honorable Ntozake Shange will be celebrated at the Flat Iron Tapas Bar & Lounge of the Bulfinch Hotel (107 Merrimac St) Tickets are $125 which includes hors d’ouvres, champagne, and a meet and greet. A portion of the proceeds will go towards SoCA’s “Initiative to Support Young Artist”. The event starts at 7:30 pm. and tickets can be purchased here!
If you can’t afford the $125 price tag of SoCA, Urban Fresh will put on their own interpretation of ‘For Colored Girls’. The play will run this one night only at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St., Suite 102, Roxbury). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $15 for students. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. For more info, call 617. 541.3900. Who knows? Ntozake Shange might just stop by.
Saturday, June 18
And let us not forget it is Juneteenth weekend! Juneteenth is a holiday observed by 37 of the 50 U.S. states honoring the abolition of slavery. Get into the spirit at Franklin Park Fields from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For residents of Central Mass, the holiday will be celebrated at Institute Park (Salisbury Street and Park Avenue, Worcester ). For more information check out here for more events near you!
In the evening is the Juneteenth Summer Sizzler! Enjoy a night of R&B, Reggae and Neo-Soul at Red Fez (122 Washington St, South End). Admission is $15 and the attire is chic. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the National Black MBA’s “Leaders of Tomorrow” program. The event starts at 10:00 p.m. make sure you’re there early for free parking! To RSVP, e-mail Harold Austin
Kick-off of a 3-day, FREE concert and festival at the Dudley Library Auditorium (65 Warren St. Roxbury) with the 13-piece Makanda Project. The FREE concerts will feature some of the most soulful voices in jazz including the great saxophone artist, Oliver Lake. The concert is from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Comedian, Eddie Griffin will be performing at the House of Blues (15 Landsowne St, Fenway). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 – $40 and this is an event for all ages!
Get your gospel on at the 18th Annual Boston Pops Gospel Choir event at Symphony Hall (301 Mass. Ave, South End). The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $21-$91.
Sunday, June 19
Spend your Sunday relaxing and indulging in thought with provoking art at the “El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa” at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center (106 Central Street, Wellesley). The show is free and will run until June 26th. Gallery hours are from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily.
Don’t forget to tell ‘em who sent ya! Stay Fab!