Weekly Highlights: Do NOT Resist, Steppin’ Out with Doug E. Fresh, Trent Shelton, Res and More!

Can you believe that it is November already?. Here are some great events to kick off the new month. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the information!


Open MicWednesday, November 2

Let your creative juices flow at the Open Mic Night at Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) tonight features Wazir Gray, starts at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m.

do-not-resistThursday, November 3

The first of a 3-part Urban Money Matters Financial Literacy series begins tonight at the Mandrell Company (572 Freeport St – Room 121) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tonight’s seminar will focus on – How to Achieve an 800+ Credit Score. This event is free and open to the public.

Continue the conversation on Police Brutality at the Museum of Fine Arts – MFA (465 Huntington Ave, Roxbury) with Tribeca Best Documentary Feature Winner “Do Not Resist” by Craig Atkinson from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. This the New England premiere of an urgent and powerful documentary exploring of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist offers an array of timely stories that beg the question: who is it we “protect and serve”? The director will be there after the film to discuss with the audience. The film will run through November 26th. Tickets are $11.00 and can be purchased here.

Fulani Haynes and The Jazz Collaborative are bringing Jazz by Any Means Necessary back to the Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m.m – 10:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening of jazz, workshops, and a delicious dine-in dinner.

Soulkore Entertainment invites you to their monthly Thursday Open Mic at La Bella Luna (284 Armory St, Jamaica Plain) hosted by Essex. The open mic sign up starts at 9:00 p.m. Space is limited. DJ Nomadik will play  Hip-Hop, soul & Dance classics until close. There will be Raffle prizes and the dinner menu is available until 10:00 p.m.

black-child-meditatingFriday, November 4

Tonight is Family Game Night at Dudley Dough (2302 Washington St, Roxbury) 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. They will  provide the board games, card games, and the space for you to come and spend time together over a slice or a pie.

It’s First Fridays at the Institute of Contemporary ArtICA (25 Harborshore Dr, Waterfront) 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Join them for a whimsical night of masked magic. Find some mischief on the dance floor with beats by DJ Just Joan. Pop-up performances by the Boston Circus Guild. The event is FREE for members and $15 for nonmembers. This 21+ event does sell out; advance tickets are recommended. Get yours here.

Andres Gonzalez of the Holistic Life Foundation is bringing their inspiring work to Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave) 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities through yoga. This is a first-come, first serve iniative with a $15-$20 donation which will go to the foundation. All ages are welcomed.

The Museum of Fine Arts – MFA (465 Huntington Ave, Roxbury) invites you to #StateoftheParty, an all night event. The weekend before the presidential election, they’re taking a look at politics in Boston and beyond with special events and activities, as the “State of the Party” overnight talks about issues affecting citizens locally, nationally and around the world. Free tickets will be available same day on a first come, first served basis. No advance tickets available. Doors open at 9:00 p.m.

Trent SheltonSaturday, November 5

Get “woke” at the Black Liberation: Beyond the Ballot talk at Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave) 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The discussion is free and open to the public.

You know gala season is officially here when it’s time for Steppin’ Out, the annual fundraiser that supports the Dimock Health Center. The “party with a purpose” takes place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton St) starting at 8:00 p.m. Entertainment this year includes Andre Ward; Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson and Jeffrey Osborne. Doug E. Fresh will DJ the after party. It is currently sold out, but you never know! Tickets are $200.00 and are tax-deductible. Stay tuned here.

Come an celebrate the “official” release of Lunchtime Comix Volume 1: The First 50 at City Pop Egleston (3195 Washington St, Jamaica Plain) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Lunch Time ComiX follows the life of a racially ambiguous father, husband and artist and his family. The mostly-clever and sometimes-funny comic deals with social issues, family life and the everyday struggle of being a person-of-color in today’s crazy @$$ world. There will be food, drink and entertainment, copies of the book available for purchase as well as LunchTime Comix tshirts and SWAG!

Motivational speaker and best-selling author Trent Shelton hosts Bridge to Everywhere at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel (425 Summer St) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The event will include a male panel on living a successful life from Jae Williams, Schneider Predestin, Dunstan Dubique, Royale Radin and Taron Tibbs. Tickets start at $60.00 and can be purchased here.

resSunday, November 6

The Middle East (472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) introduces Res 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased here.