Weekly Highlights: Melissa Kimble, YG, Joe Budden, Souls of Women, Shaun King and More!

We’re full throttle into the fall, so we thought we’d help you fall into some great events! Don’t forget to tell ’em where you found the info!


https-cdn-evbuc-com-images-24083586-152301058534-1-originalTuesday, October 18

Roxbury Innovation Café (2300 Washington St) is celebrating a year of bringing innovators and entrepreneurs together. Celebrate with them today from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. It’s free to participate, but please RSVP here.

Enjoy a night of trivia at Dudley Café (15 Warren St, Roxbury) starting at 7:30 p.m. Entry is free, and there is food available for purchase.

melissa-kimbleWednesday, October 19

Mahogany Boston presents Sanaa with Friends a social event bringing people together to engage in a two hour guided class recreating art  at Dudley Dough (2302 Washington Street, Roxbury). They will be painting ‘Lady Sings the Blues’. Instruction begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Come early and have some drinks or dinner. Tickets are $25.00 and are currently SOLD OUT, but you never know! Get more information here.

Today, meet Melissa Kimble, founder of #blkcreatives at the Bruce C. Boiling (2300 Washington St) 6:30 pm. – 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here so that they know you are coming.

YG performs at the House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at around $26.00, and you can get yours here.

souls-of-womenThursday, October 20

Join BAMS for a panel discussion and performance at the Multicultural Arts Center (41 2nd St, Cambridge) as they explore how contemporary, Black and Brown women musicians, arts educators and entertainers, utilize their work, music or artistry to inspire, shift culture, engage and/or contribute to social movements within communities of color. Following a panel, enjoy be special performance by GRAMMY-nominated artist, Carolyn Malachi. The panel discussion is free (7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.). The musical performance (8:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.) is $30.00. Get your tickets here.

jay-z-nasFriday, October 21

Enjoy Dinner and a Movie at Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The movie you’ll be watching is 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez. The movie cost is $12.00. Dinner is sold separately. Get your tickets here.

Dance to the music of f Jay-Z & Nas. Who will win? the dance battle at The Middle East (472 – 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) 10:30 p.m – 1:30 a.m. This event is 18+. You can get tickets for $10.00 Advanced or  $13.00 the day of. Get your tickets here.

Ladies! Learn how to negotiate a better salary in a supportive environment with the National Black MBA Association – Boston Chapter at City Year Inc. (287 Columbus Ave, South End) 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at their Negotiate Your Worth seminar with speaker Chiquita Rice, an Edward Jones financial advisor. The event is free, just register here.

Hike 4 LifeSaturday, October 22

The 21st annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival takes place today at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center 1350 Tremont Street (at the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard) today from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You’ll enjoy samples, talks, food demonstrations and more. This event is family-friendly, free and open to the public.

Go exploring with Hike4Life as they hike around 4.4 miles of Ponkapoag Pond. This will be a fun autumn hike that will connect you to historic wooded areas, scenic hidden beaches and amazing trails. Meet them at the Houghtons Pond parking lot in Canton, MA. They’ll head out starting at 12:00 p.m. Bring food, water and a good attitude! Also, dress for the season, wear boots/sturdy footwear and layers.

See how five successful business women including BeautyLynk, Kreyol, Trillfit and Tiffany’s Transformations promote their work to potential funders and investors for a potential $10,000 in prizes at the Citywide Master Pitch Contest at the Bruce Boiling Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and will have a reception catered by Fresh Food Generation. Reserve your seats here.

shaun-king-liar-900x600Sunday, October 23

Writer and civil rights activist Shaun King will speak at Harvard University Science Center (1 Harvard Ave) from 1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. on the topic of  racial justice in the 21st century, and what the nonreligious community needs to know. Tickets are free and can be gotten here.

Joe Budden performs at The Middle East Downstairs (472 – 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00. Pick them up here.