Weekly Highlights: David Banner, Mattapan On Wheels, African Festival and More!

We’re more than halfway through summer. All the more reason to get out and enjoy yourself! Check out some of these events and don’t forget to say where you got the info!

boston-commonWednesday, July 20

Haley House Bakery and Café (12 Dade Street, Roxbury) invites you to the Northeast Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) seafood competition to not only entertain, but to bring awareness to the sea issues affecting our ocean, fishing communities, community based fishermen and fisheries. The event is free and open to the public. Seafood tasting with drinks and other food available for purchase. The event begins at 5:00 p.m.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents its 21st year of free Shakespeare on the Boston Common with “Love’s Labour’s Lost“, starting today through August 7. Grab a blanket or chair for the show starts around 8:00 p.m. Learn more here.

Nicole Roberts JonesThursday, July 21

The National Black MBA Association invite you to become more self aware at their Self Awareness, Authenticity, Resilience in Your Career Workshop with speaker Nicole Roberts Jones  taking place at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (101 Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain) at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are free to members and $15.00 for non-members. Get your tickets here.

The Young Women’s Summit brought to you by the Coiled Queen Foundation will be held August 6th 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury), and they need volunteers! Learn more about the event and how you can help by calling  in 5 min before the meeting starts – which starts at 8:30 p.m.. Dial-in Number: (605) 562-0020. Meeting ID: 285-297-565.

david-bannerSaturday, July 23

The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Vigorous Youth invites you to the 6th Mattapan on Wheels (MoW) biking event and celebration at the George H Walker Playground (528 Norfolk St, Mattapan) 8:00 a.m. There will be a bike ride and after, you can grab some food and learn more about the organization. Participation is free, but please register. They also will accept donations.

David Banner makes a stop on his God Box Tour at the Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester) 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to discuss the racial disparities that are happening in Boston as well as around the country. There will be several panels, and each will end with a Q&A session. Tayla Andre is set to act as moderator. General Admission tickets are $25.00. You may also purchase Meet and Greet tickets for $40.00. Purchase your tickets here or at The Strand box office. Call 617.635.1403 for more information.

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Riddim Brunch is back at the Causeway (650 Causeway St) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. RSVP here! You must purchase brunch separately from your RSVP.

The 6th Annual  African Festival takes place on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway near the Carousel from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. This event celebrates all of those in the African Diaspora and will include performances and fun for the entire family. This event is free and open to the public.

The Award-Winning party The Wave returns to Middlesex Lounge (315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. With DJ’s YVNG PAVL, Big Bear and Jerome Baker III. Tickets are $10.00 in advanced. $15.00 at the door.  Get advanced tickets here.