Weekly Highlights: Jill Scott, Drake and Future, Noel Gourdin, EPMD, Boston Caribbean Fashion Week and More!

We are already approaching well into August which means, summer is almost over ūüôĀ¬†Can you believe it?! Summer is going by so fast. Don’t miss out on some of these great events and don’t forget to tell ’em where you go the info!


drakeWednesday, August 10

The Boston Ujama Project is organizing neighbors, workers, business owners and investors to create a new community controlled economy in Greater Boston. Learn more about them at Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury)  6:00 p.m. Р8:00 p.m. Tickets are free and open to the public, but please register here.

Tonight  the Boston Caribbean Fashion Week invites you to shop with them at Pink Shoe Lounge (1294 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester) 6:30 p.m. Р9:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.

You are invited to a CEO and entrepreneur panel discussion and roof top networking event at the Boiling Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ¬†You’ll hear¬†several trailblazing entrepreneurs that have left the corporate world into business sectors that often lack minority representation. Those scheduled to speak on the panel are,¬†Michael Mascoll¬†CEO ‚Äď Lev Media Group/Documentary -NYC,¬†Medina Tyson Jett CEO ‚Äď Intergrated Compliance Solutions LLC./Investments -CT,¬†Forrest Snowden CEO Aria Gems – VA,¬†Eric Henderson¬†CEO ‚Äď Hoover Charles Group Commodity Exports -MA and¬†Marv Jones¬†CEO ‚Äď KinergyPower/Alt Energy – DC. This event is¬†$20.00 and tickets must be purchased in advanced here.

Drake and Future bring their Summer Sixteen tour to TD Garden (100 Legends Way, North End). Show starts at 7:30 p.m.. Looks like tickets are sold out, but you can try to get tickets here.

If you want to get up close and personal with Future after the concert, you may want to go to Wonderland Ballroom (1290 N Shore Rd, Revere) 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Tickets start at $65.00 (might as well just go to the concert!). You can purchase them here.

Creed-Trailer-1-MusicThursday, August 11

One of the best part of summers is being able to watch movies outside! Have a family-friendly movie night on the Dudley Square Triangle, Judge Gourdin Park (intersection of Dudley, Shawmut, Washington and Malcolm X). There will be music, community resources and food from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The movie, Creed, starts at 8:00 p.m.¬†If you’d like to bring a community activity or table for your organization, contact Dr. Cara Berg Powers here.

Randolph, you’re getting a new spot Eblens (51 Memorial Parkway, Randolph). Come to the grand opening from 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m ad enjoy a cypher sponsored by Reebok featuring Mann Terror, Ea$y Money, Monroney, Prano and more!

Jill-Scott-3Friday, August 12

The soulful songstress Jill Scott makes her way to the Boston Opera House (539 Washington Street, Theater District) with her show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40.00 and can be purchased here.

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The Ujama Solidarity Summit takes place today at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury)¬†Five local Boston businesses will “pitch” to the community about their company and why they should receive a community loan. It’s like the TV show “Shark Tank” You’ll¬†hear from businesses, ask questions, and then vote on how to divide up to $10,000 in loans to local businesses. To participate, you can invest $5 or $500. Everyone gets an equal vote! It’s free to register, and you can do so here.

Support the Peace Institute (15 Christopher St, Dorchester) at their Peace B-QUE from 12:00 p.m. Р4:00 p.m. They will be  grilling burgers and hot dogs and serving ice cream sundaes. A DJ will be playing music. Local artists will perform as well as a whole range of activities including arts & crafts, face painting, photo booth, and a chance to try out Sand Tray/World Play. This event is free and family-friendly.

Tonight enjoy the Pro Black event at the Inner Sanctum (18 Palmer St, in Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.. There will be vendors, performances, free drinks, activists and dancing. They are 420 friendly. This is an 18+ event. Please RSVP here so that they know to expect you.

Boston Unplugged is taking residence at The Paramount (522 Washington St, Theater District) from 7:00 p.m. Р11:00 p.m. and will feature Noel Gourdin, April Stanford, and Marcela Cruz with a musical score by DJ Mastermillions. Tickets are $15.00 in advanced and $20.00 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Elevate Boston Foundation. Get your tickets here.

EPMD performs at the Middle East (472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) at 8:00 p.m. as part of their 30th Anniversary tour “Strictly Business”. Tickets are $22.00 in advanced and $25.00 the day of the show. You can purchase them here.

Have a sultry summer experience with Dave Hollister at Mosley’s on the Charles Ballroom (50 Bridge St, Dedham) at 8:30 p.m. There will be an opening performance by Kaovanny and
DJ Philly Black and DJ Dex will be on the tables all night long. Tickets start at $45.00 and can be purchased here.

4ed05e3f4c7c71126201143423Sunday, August 14

Today kicks off the Dominican Festival in City Hall Plaza from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Check out some reggae in the heat of the summer on the deck at The Sandbar/Ashworth Hotel (295 Beach Blvd, Hampton New Hampshire). Look out over the water and enjoy a cool breeze sipping a refreshing drink and listening to 96 Degrees in the Shade!