Weekly Highlights: Boston 2 Philly Screening, Aretha Franklin, George Clinton and More!

We’re another week closer to the end of the summer, and the events this week don’t want you to forget it! Be sure to check back for updates and don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info!


roxbury innovation centerTuesday, August 16

The Roxbury Innovation Center (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) invites you out to their monthly Café Night tonight where innovators and entrepreneurs can find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. The event is free, just register here, so they know to expect you.

Join Shea Rose and producer Simone Scazzocchio for an in person, live listening party debut of their cover of Sinead O’Connor’s “Black Boys On Mopeds” at Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont St, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In addition to hearing the sounds of Shea Rose, you will be a part of a community sing-a-long full of spirituals and uplifting songs.  Purchase the track for $1.00 here.

Paint NiteWednesday, August 17

Enjoy PaintNite at Savvor (180 Lincoln St) from 5:00 p.m  – 7:00 p.m. In addition to working on your artist skills you’ll get half price on appetizers and small plates.

Boston 2 PhillyThursday, August 18

Support independent films by going to see Boston 2 Philly at AMC Loews (175 Tremont St, Theater District) 7:00 p .m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.00 and can be purchase on-line only. They are limited, so purchase yours here.

Madison Park Development Corporation and Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) invite you to a summer teen performance of Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence, a play on the history of Roxbury since the 1960s. Hip-hop, poetry, monologues, and historic images come together in “Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence” to tell a powerful story about the history of one of the most vibrant and thriving areas in all of Boston. The free performances take place today at 2:30 p.m. and tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Get your om on under the Grand Lobby murals and chandeliers in the beautiful Wang Theatre Grand Lobby (270 Tremont St) from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The class will be taught by Nike-sponsored, local Boston yoga trainer Jacqui Mimno. Admission is $15 and benefits Citi Performing Arts Center’s arts education programs. Immediately following the class you will be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.  You can purchase your tickets here.

Aretha FranklinFriday, August 19

The 9th Annual Boston GreenFest kicks off today in  City Hall Plaza at 12:00 p.m. This free event you can experience live music and dance performances from more than 20 countries, watch an eco-fashion show featuring local designers with models walking the runway in upcycled fashion, create a community-wide art piece, view a green film festival, test drive an electric car, listen to inspiring speakers, take a ride on a bike that generates electricity, taste healthy international cuisines, have a drink at the beer and wine garden, and much more! The free event runs through Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. each following day.

The West End House Boys & Girls Club (105 Allston St, Allston) is honored to host the second annual Biggest Fun Ever in honor the life of Dawnn Jaffier, a lifelong Club member and staff from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic perform at the House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) at 7:00 p.m. Get tickets here!

Aretha Franklin performs at the Bank of America Pavilion (290 Northern Ave) at 8:00 p.m. Get tickets here.

elevateSaturday, August 20

The 3rd Annual Hoop Hop Basketball Tournament takes place at Malcolm X Park (131 Dale St) today from 12:00 p.m.  6:00 p.m. there will be plenty of great events for the young and old as well as a backpack giveaway full of school supplies.

Help Fab Award Winner Dutch ReBelle raise money for the students of Korektho school in Haiti at the Elevate Benefit Mixer taking place at Garage (20 Linden St, Allston) 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with sounds by DJ Alcide and DJ Real P. Entry is a $20.00 donation.

12269823_443355302525470_1167296204_aSunday, August 21

Rhythm & Brunch is back at the Causeway (65 Causeway St) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You’ll enjoy some Southern Hospitality with Ryu and Texas Mike on the tables. Free to come through, brunch is not included.  Be sure to RSVP here.