Weekend Highlights: Green Fest, Celebrate Dawnn Jeffers, BEAN Fest, OvaEZ Turns 1 and More!

Bean Festival

There are only a few more days of summer [insert tears here], so you have got to find a reason to get out and “Find Your Fab!”. Be sure to tell ’em where you found the information! Check back for updates!

Ultimate SocialWednesday, August 19th

Join us Fab Award Nominated Lite Work Events at The Roof Deck of the Revere Hotel (200 Stuart St) 6:00pm – 9:00pm.  You’ll be hob nobbing with some of  Boston’s finest urban professionals. NO COVER, but you need to RSVP here! *Please Note* Entry to the rooftop is on a “first come, first served basis” so your RSVP does not guarantee admission unfortunately. Arrive early! If it rains, go to Emerald Lounge.

Thursday, August 20th

Future Boston Alliance is partnering up with Startup Institute & the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum (22 Warren St) 6:00pm – 9:00pm for an evening of hands on art & highlighted musical performances. There will also be a short dialogue in partnership with Startup Institute, ISGM, Napoleon Jones Henderson and Resilient Coders about how we can consciously work to bring together institutions, local artists, and the tech community. Cash wine bar around the courtyard. Café G will be open for snacks, dinner and drinks. RSVP here so that they know you are coming! Cost is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and $5.00 for students. Mention Future Boston Alliance to get $5.00 off your admission.

Third Thursday Future BostonHaley House Bakery and Cafe (12 Dade St, Roxbury) 8:00pm – 10:00pm turns into an evening of spoken word and music hosted by Obehi Janice. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. FREE admission.

The FS Music Series continues at Milk Way/La Bella Luna (284 Armory St, Jamaica Plain) 8:00pm – 1:00am. There will be spoken word, music and DJing by Bobby Bangers. Fab Award Nominee April Stanford will be hosting. Quinton Randall, Baltimore Blues and RasTakura will also perform. Tickets are $12.00 all evening.

Green FestFriday, August 21st

Today kicks off the 8th Annual Green Fest -the Largest multi-cultural eco-friendly festival in the country! The event is FREE and family-friendly and will feature a wine and beer and smoothie gardens, kids activity station, fitness classes, eco-fashion shows and more. Just go to City Hall Plaza starting at 12:00pm each day. For the complete schedule of events, click here!

Last year marked the tragic loss of youth community organizer Dawnn Jeffers. Today, they will celebrate her life at the West End House Family (105 Allston St., Allston) from 5:30pm-9:00pm. They will be doing the things that she enjoyed most like singing karaoke with songs by her favorite artists Beyoncé and Michael Jackson, snack on her favorite foods and dance to some of her favorite music. This will be a celebration! This event is FREE and family friendly!

Mykki Blanco takes the stage at the ICA (100 Northern Ave) tonight as a part of their Wavelength concert series. Tickets are $23.00 and can be purchased here!

Bean FestivalSaturday, August 22nd

Back to school can be difficult for some of those in our community. The F.A.M.I.L.Y. Movement wants to help by distributing low-cost bags of clothing ($1.00-$5.00) and collecting donations at the Dorchester House (1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester) 9:00am – 12:00pm.  *Please Note* donation clothing must be washed and in good condition. Spread the word!

Take your family and friends to The Lawn on D (420 D St) 12:00pm – 10:00pm to enjoy the one-day community arts festival BEAN Festival showcasing the best of Boston’s diverse talent. The BEAN Festival, which stands for Boston’s Entertainment & Arts Nirvana, celebrates the eclectic artistry found in and around Boston. The day provides something for everyone including live music, DJs, children’s activities, community service organizations and interactive art installations from nearly every neighborhood in Boston! Featured artists include ZUMIXTania, Latrell James, The Trap Music Orchestra, Vundabar, Michael Christmas, Funeral Advantage, Luke Spitta and more! Lunch will be available for purchase. This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome! Click here for the performance schedule!

OvaEZ is celebrating 1 year with an All White Party! Put on your favorite body-con or linen duds and head to Wonder Bar (186 Harvard Ave, Allston) 4:00pm. Entry is $20.00 and you’ll want to show up early if you want to get in.

Comedian Michael Blackson is back at The Wilbur Theatre (246 Tremont St, Theater District) 7:00pm. Tickets are $20.00, and you can get yours here!

MergeArtsBostonSunday, August 23rd

Take a Slow Roll to the Beach with the Dorchester Biker Coalition! The “roll” starts at 2:00pm on Southern Ave in Codman Square and will last about 2 hours. At the end of the ride, you’ll enjoy family fun at Tenean Beach! FREE and family-friendly.

It’s Ladies Night at the MergeArts festival at Venu (100 Warrenton St, Theater District) 7:00pm – 10:00pm. You’ll be surrounded by live music, fashion runways, visual artists and 400 of the region’s creative class! If you ladies mention “Jamaal Eversley“, you’ll get in free while supplies last! Otherwise the cost is $15.00. You can purchase tickets in advanced here!