Weekend Highlights: Derrick Hodge, Andra Day, Meow Meow and More!

This weekend has some great events to help you get over the “hump” and settled through the weekend. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you heard the info and check back for updates!

Meow MeowWednesday, October 14th

Mayor Walsh invites Boston’s young professionals to enjoy FREE fun activities, food and drinks on City Hall Plaza. This celebration is a 21+event and will be a great space for networking and connecting. The fun starts at 5:30pm.

The Talk on Race, Identity and Art continues at the Howard Thurman Center (775 Commonwealth Ave) at Boston University starting at 6:00 pm. There will be a presentation and discussion with photo-based artist Stacey Tyrell on her work and how she approaches issues of race and identity and an opening reception. Refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public.The exhibit runs through October 21st.

In the spirit of Elma Lewis we are inviting you to welcome the cast of Arts Emerson’sAn Audience with Meow Meow” to Boston at the Villa Victora Cultural Center (85 W. Newton St, South End) on Wednesday, October 14th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  The welcoming celebration will include performances by Ruby Rose Fox, Jamaal Eversly, The Wonder Twins, Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys.This event is FREE and open to the public.Please RSVP so they can prepare for your arrival

Grammy Award-Winning bassist Derrick Hodge performs at the Regatta Bar (1 Bennet St, Cambridge) 7:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here!

Tonight The Spinners known for their hit “I’ll be Around” perform at The Wilbur (246 Tremont St) 7:30pm. Tickets start at $40.00, and you can get yours here!

FelaThursday, October 15th

Celebrate the life and music of FELA Anikupalo Kuti! with  Uhuru Afrika and Federator N°1 at The Middle East (472 Massachusetts Ave) 8:00pm – 1:00am. Tickets start at $15.00 in advanced. Get yours here!

skyzooFriday, October 16th

The Kevin Harris Project releases his 5th album entitled “Bird Interpretations” at the Regatta Bar (1 Bennet St, Cambridge) 7:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here!

Skyzoo performs at the Hard Rock Café (22-24 Clinton St, Fanuiel Hall) 8:00pm. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased here!

Saturday, October 17th

Looking for a new boo? Come down to the Market at Allston Village and participate in their FIRST EVER (free) Speed Dating event at 500 Cambridge Street in Allston. They want Allston residents get to know new people and maybe even find someone they are compatible with. They’ll have giveaways and fresh food with hosts Marvin Brown and Miss South Shore, Orbelina Erazo. The market is open 12:00pm – 4:00pm. The speed-dating is from 1:30 – 2:30pm.

Andra DayPlease join Haley House Soup Kitchen in the South End (23 Dartmouth St) for a Neighborhood Harvest Festival. Admission is FREE, and any donations will support the essential services offered by Haley House to those most in need in our community. Families are especially welcome! The menu will feature delicious, inventive pizzas from Haley House’s new social enterprise, Dudley Dough (in the Bolling Building, Roxbury), alongside seasonal soups, dessert prepared by Lee Napoli, and apple cider, wine and Harpoon beer. Drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event ($10 suggested donation for 3 samples). There will be a variety of fun activities for children at this family-friendly, neighborhood event!

Current Circle presents J$tash at Villa Victoria Cultural Center (85 W. Newton St, South End) 7:00pm – 1:00am. Music by Fab Award-Winning DJ Papadon and Super Smash Broz. Early bird tickets start at $15.00 and you can get yours here!

Soulful songstress Andra Day performs at The Red Room at Berklee College of Music’s 939 Cafe (939 Boylston St, Back Bay) 8:00pm. Admission is $15.00. Get yours here!

The Trap Music Orchestra (yes- you read that right) is having The Trap Mixer at MIT (77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) starting at 8:00pm. The event is FREE, but donations are encouraged.