Weekly Highlights: Roxbury International Film Festival, JerkFest, Styles P, DMX and More!

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This week it will be officially summer, and there are some great events to attend this week. We’re also only a little over a week away from our#FreshInkMV event with LiteWork Events on Martha’s Vineyard! Tickets are already on sale! Be sure to check back for updates!

trivia_nightTuesday, June 21

Trivia Night with Pops & Dre is back at Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) from 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.! Full cafe menu with beer, wine, and sake cocktails will be available. Free, just be sure to purchase food and drinks.

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Tonight is the grand opening of the 18th Annual Roxbury Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave.) from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. see The Amazing Nina Silmone and then watch Driving While Black (a comedy) from 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 a piece or $25.00 for both. Tickets can be purchased here. The festival runs through July 1st.  The after party will take place at the Revere Hotel Roof Deck (200 Stuart St).

Kick Back with some cool kids and Hennessy for #KickBackBoston at Umbria (295 Franklin St) 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. Free samples of Hennessy from 8:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. Admission also includes bites. DJ Real P will be on the wheels. Tell the DJ what you want to hear when you RSVP. $5.00 cover.

Lisa Nicole BellThursday, June 23

Lisa Nicole Bell, the host of Behind the Brilliance, a weekly podcast distributed by CBS is the next guest for BREAD Startup Classroom at the Roxbury Innovation Center (2300 Washington St) This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP here so that they know to expect you.

asap-fergFriday, June 24

Grown Women Real Talk is taking place at the Community Connects of Brockton (1367 Main St, Brockton) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Get more information here.

Tonight marks the opening nigh the 4th Annual Boston JerkFest. This year there will be more jerk food, more chef demos, more kids fun, more live music, more rum, more brews and more cocktail demos at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (41 Berkeley St, South End) starting at 6:00 p.m. This year they have  VIP and 2-day passes. Tickets for the festival start at $20.00. Tickets for tonight begin at $50.00 and include unlimited rum samples. Purchase tickets here.

Comedian J.B. Smooth performs at The Wilbur (246 Tremont St) 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $37.00 and can be purchased here.

A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez perform at The House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $45.00. Get the tickets here.

Make a little road trip to Lowell for the HOT 96.9 FM Presents Ja Rule, DMX and Biz Markie to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium (50 E Merrimack St, Lowell) Tickets are $37.00, and you can purchase them here.

mobile_boston-vegetarian-food-festival-roxbury-crossing-maSaturday, June 25

Head to the 19th Annual Taste of Allston at The Murr Center (65 North Harvard St, Allston) 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. With around 20 restaurants participating, live music, lawn games, and plenty of family-friendly fun, you’ll be hard-pressed not to have a good time. Tickets are $25.00 in advanced. $30.00 at the door. Kids under $10.00 is free. You can purchase them in advanced here.

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Styles P performs live at MONROE Nightclub (450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge) Doors open at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance. Express Entry, Meet & Greet, and VIP are available. This is an 18+ ID is required. Get tickets here.