Weekly Highlights: Amel Larrieux, Kamau Bell, Lite Brite Beer Garden and More!

After the long weekend, we are really in the thick of fall. Get out and support some (or all) of these great events this week!

museum-of-fine-artsMonday, October 10

It’s free admission all day at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) (465 Huntington Ave., Fenway). Enjoy the from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This event is family friendly.

dudley-square-main-streetsWednesday, October 12

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School is proud to host a symposium on Race and Justice in the Age of Obama on October 12th and 13th at the Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK St, Cambridge) the all day conference at 8:30 a.m.  This conference will offer an important opportunity for scholars, journalists, and public officials to debate President Obama’s impact on race relations in the United States during his eight years in office. This event is free and open to the public. You will need to sign up to attend the panels.

Dudley Square Main Streets is celebrating its 20th anniversary-A Down Dudley Jam! at the Bruce C. Boiling Building (2300 Washington St) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The celebration includes live jazz performances from The Richard Evans Quartet and A Taste of Dudley Square restaurants will provide food. You will also hear from the Board of Directors. Tickets start at $35.00. Get yours here!


amel-larrieux-03Thursday, October 13

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will debut City Hall’s exterior lighting installation, a permanent fixture to highlight and enhance the building’s original design while livening up City Hall Plaza and increasing public safety. The unveiling will be made during this year’s final Beer Garden on the Bricks event, themed ‘Light Bright Beer Garden.’Admission is free and open to members of the public. Food will be available for purchase, and drinks will be available for purchase for those who are ages 21 and above. Beer Garden begins at 5:00 p.m. Light Show begins at 6:30 p.m. The fun ends at 9:00 p.m.

Join Boston’s urban young professionals with LiteWork Events at Emerald Lounge (200 Stuart St) 6:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m. for “Appy Hour” with  $2, $3 and $5 apps! There is no cover, but please RSVP here.

YWCA Cambridge invites you to their 24th Tribute to Outstanding Women fundraiser and celebration at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge) 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $85.00 for students. Get your tickets here.

Amel Larrieux performs along with Jake Sherman at the Isabel Gardner Museum (25 Evans Way, Fenway) starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are currently sold out, but you never know! See more info here.

clockFriday, October 14

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) (465 Huntington Ave., Fenway) has such a great turn-out for their overnight bash that they’re doing it again! Join them for a free all-night party taking place in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art as part of #mfaNOW, a season celebrating contemporary art and artists! Free tickets will be available same day on a first come, first served basis. No advance tickets available. Enter through the Linde Family Wing Entrance starting at 9 pm, after the Museum is closed, to discover the bold art of LA-based artist Frances Stark, rarely seen after-hours footage of Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video collage “The Clock,” abstract prints by Terry Winters, provocative works from the MFA’s collection, and an unexpected line-up of programming inside and outside the building.

kamau_bell_rectSaturday, October 15

Celebrate FELA at Felabration with the Uhuru Afrika and Federator N°1 with live projections by SAMO, vendors, live painting and much more at Middle East Nightclub (472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Tickets are $15.00 in advanced and $20.00 at the door. This event is 18+. Get tickets here.

The Bay State Banner and event partners are hosting an all-day financial literacy conference to engage with the community about building wealth in the community. They believe Boston is undergoing an economic boom and the black community should benefit. The opening panel discussion begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (1350 Tremont St, Roxbury) 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $0 – $12.00. The $12.00 includes lunch (vegetarian options are available).

There’s a new social event group on the scene that’s just for the 25+. J&S is launching its first event at the Waterclub, (319 Victory Rd, Quincy). There will be live music and a DJ playing old/new school jams. Treat yourself to some passed hor d’oeuvres (as supplies last) while enjoying the city skyline. 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Tickets start at $22.00, and you can get them here.

Kamau Bell performs at The Wilbur (246 Tremont St, Theatre District) at 9:45 p.m. Tickets are $27.00, and you can get yours here.