Weekly Highlights: Blavity’s Morgan DeBaun, Redman, Pete Rock, and More!

Another week full of great events on this unofficial first weekend of summer. Also don’t forget to get your tickets to our #FreshInkMV event with LiteWork Events for the 4th of July! Tickets are already on sale! Be sure to check back for updates, and if you think we missed something – e-mail editor@thefabempire.com.

Motivate MondayMonday, May 23

Jammin’ for Justice takes place at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. where local leaders in environmental justice will be honored. Enjoy dinner and drinks, and celebrate the community. Tickets are on sale here, starting at $35.00, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Motivate Mondays celebrates 5 years of providing a platform for Boston Hip Hop & Soul at Hard Rock Cafe Boston  (22-24 Clinton St, Fanuiel Hall) 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. The evening will feature April Stanford and creator Mark Merren backed by a live band. Other performances by Real P and OF.A.T.S. Expect some surprises!

lip balmTuesday, May 24

Get some DIY experience at the Make & Take: Lip Balm and Body Scrub event taking place at Central Wharf Co. (160 Milk St) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. In just about 2 hours, you will be able to make your own all-natural lip balm and sugar scrub, using the essential oil of your choice (oils used are gluten, paraben, and sulfate free). You can even swap with friends at the end of the event so you can have more than one flavor to take home. All supplies will be provided. Tickets are $25.00, and you can get yours here.

Get your trivia on on at the Dudley Café (15 Warren St) with Pops and Dre starting at 7:30 p.m. It’s free to join in, but you are expected to purchase something from the café.

TundeWednesday, May 25

Learn about being Black in America through food with Tunde Wey and his Blackness in America dinner series taking place at Dudley Café (15 Warren St, Roxbury) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Wey is a Nigerian traveling chef and writer. He believes a dinner offers the perfect setting to discuss important, and largely disregarded matters of race. The dinner is $65.00. Click here to see the menu – which cannot be changed – and purchase tickets.


makebreadmorgan33Thursday, May 26

Blavity CEO/Founder Morgan DeBaun comes to the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building Skylab (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The theme of Morgan’s talk will be “Taking the Leap of Faith.” It will be a discussion about getting out of your head and transitioning from idea to reality. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP so they know to expect you.

The Association of Black Journalists, Boston Chapter, (BABJ) are having their first speaker series with Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson tonight the Boston Neighborhood Network (3025 Washington Street, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP here.

peterock_0Friday, May 27

The Legendary Pete Rock will be hosted by Living Legend Edo G at The Strand Theater (543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester) for Master of the Machines for an evening of freestyle battles. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00.

Redman-by-Jason-Goodrich_thejasongoodrich.com_Saturday, May 28

It isn’t summer until you go to Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson’s Annual  Turkey Fry (37 Schuyler Street, Dorchester) 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. *Note* There will be vegetarian options. The event is free and open to the public and is family-friendly.

Tonight Redman performs at the Hard Rock Cafe Boston (24 – 27 Clinton St). Meet and Greet VIP starts at 5:00 p.m. Doors open to the general public at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $65.00, and you can get yours here.

Tickle your funny bone at the Plastic Cup Boyz performance at The Wilbur (275 Tremont St) Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here.

cllctv_boston_3Sunday, May 29

Monthly party The Wave welcomes Guru Sanaal from Boston and the guys from The Music Please out of Providence who will both be making their Wave debuts at Middlesex Lounge (315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 in advanced and $15.00 at the door. Get your tickets here.