Weekend Highlights: International Natural Hair Meetup Day, Salt n Pepa, Fat Joe, Uncorked, Joe Budden and more!

Summer is in full swing which means a packed weekend! Get out there and “Find Your Fab!” Don’t forget to check back for updates, and tell ’em BostonFab sent you!

Joe BuddenWednesday, May 27th

The campaign trail is hot and City Councilor, At-Large Ayanna Pressley is kicking off her re-election campaign tonight at Ester (2261 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester) 6:00pm – 8:00pm. There will be food and reminiscing about campaigns past to gear up for another election season. Suggested contribution is $50.00. Contributions can be made here: or a check payable to ‘Friends of Ayanna Pressley’ can be mailed to PO Box 15 Boston, MA 02137.

The sometimes trouble-making Joe Budden performs at The Shipyard (132 E. Howard St, Quincy). Doors open at 8:00pm. Featuring Fab Award-Winning DJ Papadon and Amerie.

the_salt-n-pepa_show-showThursday, May 28th

Experience the Pentalum, a massive inflatable mind-bending world, that mu starting tonight at The Lawn on D (420 D Street) 1:00pm – 7:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 (Cash only!). The exhibit runs through Sunday. See the list of times here!

You’re invited to HOT 96.9′s Throwback House Party, at the House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) 7:00pm. Come “kick it” with special guest performers Salt n Pepa, Spinderella and Fat Joe. Tickets start at $30.00, and you can get yours here!

Live music, performances, raffle, networking, beautiful people, drinks, and food collide at Soirée III taking place at the Milky Way and Bella Luna (284 Armory St, Jamaica Plain) 9:00pm – 2:00am. This is a 21+ event. Proceeds will benefit St. Justin Jean Foundation.

The Charles River Bistro on the Esplanade is opening  back up for the season, and you are invited to join in on the festivities. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and LIVE music! RSVP here! The fun starts at 5:00pm.

The Catwalk Lounge invites you to review designer Claude Michelle’s latest collection at Savvor (180 Lincoln St) 7:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased here!

The Fab Award-Winning party allgood. is back at The Good Life (28 Kingston St). No cover, no dress code, no coat check! Get there early!

Friday, May 29th 

The Bridges Foundation invites you to Bridging The Gap at Old Oak Dojo (14 Chestnut Place, Jamaica Plain) 4:00pm – 10:00pm for an interactive community mural painting/art project for all ages! There will be complementary food/beverage, a band with an interactive community component, a pop up shop and more! This event is FREE and open to the public!

Calling all teachers! Head to Haley House Bakery & Café (12 Dade St, Roxbury) starting at 5:30pm for their Teachers are Awesome!: (Almost) End-of-the-Year Dance Party! Enjoy FREE appetizers, raffle prizes, raffle for school projects/ field trips, and free dance lessons! Music provided by DJ Jose Masso. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

See R&B Swedish songstress Seinabo Sey at Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Avenue, Allston) 6:00pm. Tickets start at $10.50. You can get yours here!

Come celebrate with Discover Roxbury and Future Boston Alliance the opening of 5000 sq ft arts programming space in Dudley Square (22 Warren St, Roxbury) 6:00pm – 9:00pm. FREE and open to the public.

Branded Authentic is back at Church (69 Kilmarnock St, Fenway) 8:00pm featuring REKS performing LIVE along with Retrospek, Letia Larok, Fran P, Lucky Dice, Heddshotts and Cyrus Br. Beats set by Evill Dewer & Jon Glass hosted by Fab Award Nominee Mark Merren. Music by DJ MidWid. Tickets start at $10.00. You can get yours here!

You may want to take a trip out to New Bedford to hear the dynamic duo Black Violin at Zeiterion Theatre (684 Purchase St, New Bedford) Though the performances tarts at 8:00pm, you can join in on a FREE Block Party event, starting at 6:30pm. Some of New Bedford’s finest artists will be performing outside the theatre on Purchase Street, everything from classical violinists to freestyle lyricists. Get your tickets here!

The National Association of Haitain Professionals invites you to an after work mixer at Tamboo (252 Main Street, Brockton) 7:00pm – 11:00pm. The cover is $5.00. RSVP here!

Uhuru Afrika takes place at Milky Way and Bella Luna (284 Armory St, Jamaica Plain) 9:00pm – 1:00am. Performances by Zepherin Saint (Tribe Records / CYDTMB : London UK) Adam Gibbons (Uhuru Afrika : Boston / NYC) Sidy Maiga (Uhuru Afrika : Bamako, Mali). $15.00 all night! Learn more here!

INHMDBostonSaturday, May 30th

Join The Fab Empire and Boston Naturals for International Natural Hair Meetup Day: Natural Hair in the Corporate Jungle at District Hall (75 Northern Ave) 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Our esteemed speakers for the day to give their perspective on the topic will be Aishah Abdulbarr, Fashion Entrepreneur, Urban Heiress; Kathy Lucas, Human Resources Director, University of Pheonix; Dr. Erinn Tucker, Boston University, School of Hospitality and Administration and April N. Watson, Financial Analyst at Goodwin Procter LLP, Life Coach, Co-Executive Director of the National Black Women’s Society. The event will also include a mini fashion show featuring looks from AIDS Action Boomerangs. We will be accepting clothing donations for Boomerangs. General Admission is $10.00. VIP tickets which include SWAG bag are $20.00. Tickets can be purchased here!

Drink in the zoo at the 2nd annual wine-tasting event, Uncorked at the Franklin Park Zoo (1 Franklin Park Rd, Dorchester) 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Throughout the evening, guests will have the unique opportunity to sample wines from local wineries like Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Barton & Guestier, Flor del Montgó, (to name a few), and snack on food and other beverage samples from Cabot Creamery, Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Kings,  Seasons 52 and more while strolling along in the Zoo’s signature Tropical Forest Pavilion.Proceeds from Uncorked support the operation and continued growth of Franklin Park Zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives. this is a 21+ event. Tickets are $45.00, and they can be purchased here!

ovaezSunday May 31st

Celebrate black educators at the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Eta Phi Chapter Bowties and Pearls at the Massanoit Elks Lodge (55 Bishop Richard Allen Dr, Cambridge) 1:00pm. This scholarship fundraising event provides a space to honor excellence in the field of education. There will be a catered buffet, networking, awards and more! Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased here!

Ova Ez coming out with their first Block Party! The party takes place behind Who’s on First (19 Yawkey Way) on Arthur’s Way Alley. FREE chicken and waffles by Chicken Gawd. Fab Award-Winning DJ Papadon, DJ Real P and DJ Amarie. Tickets are $15.00. 21+ only. Party starts at 4:00pm.

The day party is back at Slades Bar & Grill (958 Tremont St) 3:00pm – 8:00pm. $5.00 before 6:00pm and $10.00 after.