Weekly Highlights: Kandace Springs, Todrick Hall, Soul in the Square, Young Women’s Summit and More!

I really hope the heat dies down this week. My goodness! Here are some more great events to check out this week. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you found the info!

7m6MTHEG_400x400Monday, August 1

Kandace Springs (can we say hair envy!) performs at the Sinclair (52 Church St, Cambridge) at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $16.00 and can be purchased here.

Counting CrowsTuesday, August 2

Counting Crows are performing at the Bank of America Pavillion (290 Northern Ave). Show starts at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are start at $36.00. Get your tickets here.

Heal through spoken word at the Dudley Café (15 Dudley St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The evening will feature performer Angelica Maria Aguilera. There is no cover, but a $5.00 donation is suggested.

todrick-hall-750x563Wednesday, August 3

The highly creative Todrick Hall performs at The Wilbur Theatre (246 Tremont St, Theater District) starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25.00 and can be purchased here.

imboston-logoThursday, August 4

Boston City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley invites you to the 3rd Annual Jump into Peace, a family-friendly event bringing people of all ages together for poetry, community, and double dutch. This free event will be hosted at Malcolm X Park (47 Elmore St, Roxbury) 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)  (25 Harborshore Drive, Seaport) during their Harborwalk series starting at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Join IM Boston (45 Stuart St) for a night of brews and views! Spend time with others in the local Boston community while enjoying the Boston skyline with local band Adessa on Bay State from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Appetizers and drinks will be provided and admission is free of charge. RSVP here to join them.

Dust off your open mic skills with Soulkore at Bella Luna (284 Armory St, Jamaica Plain) 9 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. This is a 21+ event.

Kahlo_Dos Mujeres_0Friday, August 5

Bring your circle of friends to First Friday at the Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave ) to celebrate “Dos Mujeres” by Frida Kahlo! Party like Frida would have in 1929 when she celebrated the first work she ever sold, which will be on view in the Art of the Americas Wing as part of the new installation, “Kahlo and Her Circle.” There will be fine art, music, bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious snacks available for purchase. This is a  21+ event with valid ID. Free for members and $25.00 for those who are not. Purchase your tickets here.

Soul FestSaturday, August 6

Tonight Soul in the Square kicks off The Highland Park Music Festival with an outdoor music festival in Roxbury’s John Eliot Square from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature D. J. and producer, Rich Medina out of Brooklyn, New York along with Highland Park’s own D.J. Chris Grant. This is a grown folk event, so you may want to leave the kiddies at home.

Have some family fun at Wollaston Beach in Quincy with a  free family event featuring inflatables, games, prizes, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, and more from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.! Families can picnic on the beach or purchase concessions from Daddy’s Fried Dough. Bring blankets/lawn chairs for the movie, Zootopia on the beach at sunset! All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Celebrate young women at the Young Women’s Summit taking place in Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The day includes a panel discussion featuring Michelle Cook, Tiffany Payne, Samara Gaul, and Sailee  as well as live performances. Ticket price is donation based. Pay what you can here.

PorchfestFEST is back at Lawn on D (420 D Street)  from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This  joyful, family-friendly music & arts festival that celebrates the diversity of talented musicians from the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Mattapan. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen and dance to great music, play on the iconic, color-changing Lawn swings titled “Swing Time”, and participate in fun activities like “make-your-own-tutus” and “ask a teenager”, among others. This event is free, open to the public and family friendly.

Lizard Lounge (1667 Massachusets Ave) invites you to the Bob Marley tribute from 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Tickets are $10.00 in advanced and $12.00 at the door. Get your tickets here.

tina-campbell-elev8Sunday, August 7

Walk Newbury Street freely today for Open Newbury. No traffic will be allowed down Newbury Street from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Take a leisurely stroll, grab a bite to eat and patronize the historic street.

Join A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand for their end of the summer #ShopMavenLifestyle Trunk Show at Savin Bar and Kitchen (112 Savin Hill Avenue, Dorchester) 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy sales of discounts of 50% or more, including accessories, clothing, home collection, and shoes. As an added bonus, you will get a preview the Fall ’16 Collection. Appetizers will be served and every attendee will receive a complimentary #ShopMaven Lipstick and a discount code to their Boston Fashion Week Event. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased here.

Be a kid again from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for LiteWork Events Summer Play Off at Constitution Beach (2 Barnes Ave, East Boston). You’ll be playing games in an adult field day so bring a competitive spirit. This event is free and geared towards young professionals (ages 21 – 35) Fab Gal Tip: Bring your own food and snacks as they are not provided.

The 7th Annual GospelFest is taking place today in City Hall Plaza from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. The featured artist this year is Tina Campbell along side Freda BattleAnointed Biblical Scriptures, and Boston’s Community Choir. Fab Gal Tip: Get there early and make sure to bring a lawn chair or cushion.

Tonight is Jazz at the Fort (why they always compete with the GospelFest is beyond me) at Highland Park in Roxbury. The fun starts at 5:00 p.m. and goes until about 7:00 p.m. It is family-family and there are usually vendors, so bring some cash to support. Bring your own blanket rather than a lawn chair so people behind you can see the performance.