You’re Invited: Weekly Highlights: Black Lives Matter Concert, Tracy Morgan, The Story of Rosa Parks and More!

No reason to complain, you’ve got a 4-day week! So make the best of it by getting out there and “Findyour Fab!” all week long. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you found the info, if you see me say “Hey!” and check back for updates!

 

blacklivesmatter

Tuesday, February 16

Go to Dudley Café (15 Warren St) tonight 8-10pm to play a game of Trivia with Pops and Dre. Fresh Food Generation will be serving the eats and there will also be a late night menu. No cover charge, but be sure to support the food businesses.

Berklee College of Music (160 Massachusetts Ave) presents The Black Lives Matter Concert: A Celebration of Black Movements, Music, and Culture. The celebration starts at 8:00 p.m. and it is free and open to the public.

Future Boston

 

Wednesday, February 17

Future Boston brings their 6th installment of The Urban Male to Back Bay Social Club (867 Boylston St) 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. with Reginauld Williams, Community Relations Manager at Press Pass TV, Anthony Richards, Executive Director of Youth Design and Bruce Bickerstaff, Owner of Akoben Consulting & Communications. The featured artist of the evening will be Derek Lumpkins. This event is free and open to the public. Register here to keep up to date on all their happenings. All ages are welcome.

Sandra Bland

Thursday, February 18

Join YPN-ULEM at the Urban League (88 Warren St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to talk about all things love: from healthy relationships to taking a stand against domestic violence, this session will be an interactive journey full of information & fun. This even is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided, but please RSVP so they can prepare for you.

Mix n’ Play with some grown folks at Lir (903 Boylston St) for an adult mixer with games! The game will be provided as will be the cool people and raffles. Buy your ticket in advanced here and receive a complimentary raffle ticket!

The Center for Church and Prison invites you to its first 2016 annual public forum at the Grand A.M.E. (1906 Washington St, Roxbury) 6:30 p.m. Join them for a resource and informative public forum on the topic: “Mass Incarceration and Gentrification: The Path to Dispossession“. The event is free and open to the public.

Octopus Books will be publishing Simone I John’s chapbook, “Collateral” on February 8th, in honor of Sandra Bland’s birthday at Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.”Collateral” takes as its starting point the transcript from the dash cam video in the Sandra Bland case.  The evening will include a night of poetry, performances, and conversations centering on police brutality and other issues affecting women of color. Part of the proceeds of all chapbook sales will be donated to Intelligent Mischief to support the work they do to promoting radical change for POC through art + design.

Carlyle Musick presents Vibe.n.Grooves at The Milky Way/ La Bella Luna (284 Amory St. Jamaica Plain) 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m with featured Artists Letia Larok and Evan Cole with The Vibe Band. Thee will be live music, open mic, DJ and spoken word hosted by Sirius Blac. Cover is $10.00 at the door.

NAACP

Friday, February 19

The NAACP and Our Bloc invite you to the Boston Opportunity Mixer taking place at the Harvard University’s Currier House (64 Linnanean St, Cambridge) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The evening will be about access, exposure and connection with expert panelists talking at 6:15 and networking beginning at 7:15. RSVP here to attend.

The NAACP is pulling double duty with a screening of The Hammer of Hank Aaron, the story of the Major League baseball player, at the Museum of African American History (46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill) 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. You will also receive validated parking. You must RSVP here to attend.

Enjoy an evening with Valerie Stephens, Vibe Collective and Smoove Impact at the Boiling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Dudley) with visual stimulation by Ayana Mack, Carla Veiga, Derrick Trottman and Daniel Callahan 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. Tickets start at around $20.00.

 

Tracy Morgan

Saturday, February 20

Come listen to and discuss the historic speech by Malcolm X  ‘Message to the Grassroots’ at the Park Hill Library (1497 Tremont St, Robury) 11:30am – 1:30pm. This will commence on the 51st anniversary of his assassination.

Join Boston Naturals for a “Conversation Amongst Women” at 517 Blue Hill Ave. Bring a dish to share with others and have a conversation with your girlfriends from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Comedian Tracy Morgan is back on tour after his almost fatal car accident. He will perform at The Wilbur (246 Tremont st) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50.00, and you can get yours here!

RosaparksSunday, February 21

Door to the Outdoors invites you to try XC (Cross Country) skiing 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All the equipment will be rented, and you’ll have an instructor if you’re unfamiliar, so just go to 190 Park Road in Weston. Tickets are about $45.00, and you can get yours here!

At Haley House Bakery Café (12 Dade St, Roxbury) from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. more than a dozen chefs will serve soups made from locally sourced ingredients at the Souper Bowl,  a fundraiser for Haley House’s Soup Kitchen in the South End. This event is the first in a series of events marking Haley House’s 50th Anniversary. Tickets start at $35.00, and you can get yours here!

Mad River Theater Works returns to Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Robury) bringing Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks which weaves together music and drama to tell the life of Rosa Parks, from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to “sit down and be counted.” The play dispels misconceptions about Parks and her protest as it paints a portrait of a complex woman who had to find reconciliation within herself in order to become an effective Civil Rights leader. General Admission $20. Seniors/students $10. Get your tickets here!