Weekend Highlights: Take the Test Boston JerkFest, LiteWork Turns 3, Nelly, TLC and More!

It is officially summer! Yes, and in true form there are plenty of events to get into. The Roxbury International Film Festival is still underway, we’ve got flash backs from the 90’s, plenty of fitness options and more! Say hey if you see me, and don’t forget to tell ’em BostonFab sent ya ūüôā

nellyWednesday, June 24th

Take the Test Boston continues to spread HIV/AIDS awareness across the city. They will continue to do FREE Rapid HIV testing in non-traditional places and will be giving out $5.00 gift cards. Know your status. Click here to find a site near you! The event runs through Saturday, June 27, and they are always looking for volunteers!

Get hiking tips from Hike 4 Life at their Hiking 101 course in Franklin Park (The Shattuck Picnic Area) 6:00pm Р8:00pm. This event is FREE, but tickets are limited! Get yours here! All ages are welcome!

NKOTB (New Kids on the Block), Nelly and TLC are coming through TD Garden (100 Legends Way) 7:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 – $90.00, and you can get yours here! If you can’t make it tonight, they do it all over again tomorrow!

KebMoThursday, June 25th

Award-Winning contemporary Jazz/Blues musician Keb’ Mo’ comes to the Wilbur (246 Tremont St) 8:00pm. Tickets are $45.00 – $50.00, and you can get yours here!

FOUR WOMEN: A Tribute to Nina Simone comes to the Multicultural Arts Center (41 2nd St, Cambridge) 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here!

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

Boston Jerk FestFriday, June 26th

The 3rd Annual Rum & Brew Tasting at Boston JerkFest kicks off tonight at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (41 Berkeley St) 6:30-9:30pm. The event includes unlimited tastings of rum, craft beer, other spirits, cocktails, mead cider, cordials and artisan beverages. The event will feature cocktail demos, live music, jerk food bites for sale, spicy snack samplings and lots of fresh coconuts for sale! Tickets are $50.00 an This is a 21+ only event. The general event continues tomorrow, Saturday June 27th. To get tickets, click here!

Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather in front of Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Ave) for the annual City Dance Party 7:00pm Р11:00pm. Celebrate summer with an evening of community and music. After dark, colorful lights will be launched, adding to the magic of the evening. *NOTE* Mass Ave, between Prospect and Bigelow Streets, will be closed to traffic during the event, but open for dancing!! Attendees are strongly encouraged to take public transportation to the event. This event is FREE and open to the public.

RoxburySaturday, June 27th

Ever thought about running a 5K? Join the first Road to Wellness 5k Training Day at Franklin Park at 9:00am. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A) will take the lead on this first clinic showing various tips and training practices that are sure to get everyone on the right track. No experience in necessary and all are welcome! FREE and open to the public.

The Boston Chapter of the Black MBA Association invites you to UMass Boston McCormack Building (100 William T. Morrissey Blvd) 9:00am to Lead Dominate Prosper : How to Accomplish Your Professional Objectives and Stand Out from the Crowd. Complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served. FREE. Register here!

The Franklin Park Coalition sponsored Yoga in Franklin Park begins today at 9:15am and will be led by various local yoga teachers Bring your mat, a water bottle, and comfy clothes you can move in. Pay what you can and all proceeds to benefit a charitable cause. The event will run every Saturday through September 12th, but will be cancelled in the event of rain. Reserve your spot here!

Let’s go fly a kite! In Ronan Park in Dorchester for the Kite and Art Festival¬†10:00am – 1:00pm. FREE kites, FREE Food, face painting and more! This is a family-friendly event that is open to the public.

The Roxbury International Film Festival is still underway and for those with a short attention span, Shorts Program 3:¬†Relationship Shorts¬†may be a good fit for you. The program runs from¬†11:00 am ‚Äst12:20¬†pm at the MFA‚Äôs (465 Huntington Ave, Roxbury)¬†Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36). The session consists of 6 short films.¬†Tickets are $9.00 for members and $11.00 for non-members. See descriptions and get your tickets here!

Fab Award Nominee LiteWork Events is celebrating 3 years with the Young Black Brunch at Teranga (1746 Washington St) 11:00am – 4:00pm. Brunch includes a¬†$25 Prix Fixe Menu (to be paid on-site) with a¬†3 Course Brunch (appetizer, entree and dessert).¬†Brunch also includes a complimentary alcoholic brunch drink.¬†Mimosas and Sangria also available at¬†2 flutes for $15. *Fine Print* –¬†7% tax and 18% gratuity will be added to each check. Reserve your spot for $5.00 in advanced here!

The Floor Lords are celebrating 34 years! Head to Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 3:00pm – 9:00pm to celebrate along with them. The event includes a freestyle competition that gives the winner $750! Find out more when you click here!

The party with FREE Chicken and Waffles is back at Wonder Bar (186 Harvard Ave, Allston) 4pm. Party with Fab Award-Winning DJ Papadon and DJ Real P.  This time around The Chicken Gawd is introducing red velvet waffles. Talk about a heart attack, but what a way to go :)! $15.00 gets you through the door.

teaSunday, June 29th

If you missed, the opening night film of the Roxbury International Film Festival, An American Ascent, it is back for its final showing 11:00am Р12:30pm. It will be screened with A Short Visit at the MFA’s (465 Huntington Ave, Roxbury) Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161). Tickets are $11.00, and you can get yours here!

Hip Hop and music lovers will enjoy the closing¬†film of the¬†Roxbury International Film Festival with ‚ÄúShake the Dust‚ÄĚ a film produced by rapper NAS. The film will show¬†2:00 pm ‚Äď 3:35 pm along with Hello Harlem: Tales of the Renaissance¬†at the MFA‚Äôs (465 Huntington Ave, Roxbury) Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium¬†(Auditorium 161).Tickets are $11.00, and you can get yours here!

Be empowered at the 6th Annual Ladies Tea at the William J Devine Golf Club in Franklin Park (1 Circut Drive, Dorchester) at 2:00pm.  Have some tea, brunch & inspiration celebrating womanhood & girlhood while promoting and encouraging healthy living. Come wearing your finest hat! Adults enter for $20.00. Children ener for $10 and Children 5 & under are FREE. Get your tickets in advanced here!

The Floor Lords continue celebrating 34 years at The Middle East (472 Massachusetts Ave) 3:00pm Р9:00pm to celebrate along with them. Reks performs as the special guest. The event includes day 3 vs. 3 competition that gives the winning $1500! Find out more when you click here!