Weekly Highlights: VOTE, Election Day Watch Parties, Film Screenings, Dave East, Seu Jorge and More!

This week is going to be an important one in our nation’s history, so it might be a good time to plan out how you’re going to cope.  Whatever you decide please be sure to get out and VOTE! Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info!

13th-ava-duvernay-trailerMonday, November 7

Watch Ava Duvernay‘s Netflix documentary “13th” among friends at the Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury)  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. After the screening, there will be a discussion with Youth Worker Michael Bonds. Free entry. Food will be available to purchase.

savvor_2003_20meg_20jones_20wall-0Tuesday, November 8 (ELECTION DAY!)

This Election Day you might want to coordinate a support system. Spend your evening at Savvor (180 Lincoln St) from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. hae spoken word, poetry, live music, art, food, discussion and networking at Art-n-Noise . The event is free and open to the public. Just be sure to sign up here for updates.From  8:00 p.m -11:00 p.m. watch the election results unfold with organizations like the AKA’s, Kappas, YPN-ULEM, City Awake and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Digable Planets perform at Paradise Rock Club (967 Commonwealth Ave, Allston) starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 and you can get yours here.

Dave East performs at Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Ave) 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00. Get them here.

company-oneWednesday, November 9

Company ONE invites educators out to their first One Ed Night Out – an evening for educators. Activities include: warm up exercises and an interactive play-making activity lead by C1 educators, a networking reception with food and beverages,  and a performance of Revolt. She said. Revolt again by Alice Birch. The event will take place at Stanford Calderwood Pavilion (Boston Center for The Arts) – (527 Tremont St, South End) 5:45  p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Those who register will receive a discount code to purchase $18.00 tickets to see Revolt. at the adjacent BCA Plaza Theatre immediately following the Ed Night Out event. Registration is required.

NSBE Boston Professionals – National Society of Black Engineers invited you to Charlesmark Hotel (655 Boylston St) 6:00 pm. – 10:00 p.m. Expand your professional and personal contacts, while sipping cocktails & enjoying complimentary appetizers. RSVP is required.

Guitarist Seu Jorge performs at Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave) 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $62.00. Purchase them here.

wellesley-collegeThursday, November 10

The Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College will conclude its fall lunchtime seminar series with an interactive discussion on how research can be used to improve the lives of black girls and women 12:30-1:30 p.m. on  Cheever House (828 Washington St, Wellesley). The lunch series is free and open to the public. For up to date details click here.

Xperience Creative brings back it’s all female multi-genre entertainment night, Femme Fatale Boston to Laugh Boston (425 Summer St)! It will be an evening of R&B, comedy, soul, beat boxing, and spoken word with performances by: Marcela CruzDJHerSheKelly MacFarland and many more! Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased here.

craft-and-carosFriday, November 11

Enjoy our market style pop-up shop on Newbury Street filled with unique companies, and after hour cocktails. Join the founders of Atlas Coffee Club, Boston Bag Co, Brothers Artisan Oil, Craft & Caro, 9tailors, and Peter Feeney for an evening of mingling, festivities, and creations of the finest quality. For one week only all of these brands will be under one roof. 144 Newbury St. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

southside-with-youSaturday, November 12

Come see the Museum of Fine Arts – MFA (465 Huntington Ave) in a new light, with a one-of-a kind experience of a morning yoga practice in the soaring glass Shapiro Family Courtyard, before the Museum opens for the day – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.. Yogis are encouraged to bring their mats, build friendships, and feel the energy of the art that surrounds you. After class, explore the galleries, visit that exhibition you’ve been meaning to catch, or grab a post-workout cup of coffee in the New American Café. The $25.00 tickets are currently SOLD OUT, but you never know! See details here.

The Young Professionals Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts invites you to their 6th Annual Leadership Development Conference being held at the John D O’Bryant African American Institute at Northeastern University (40 Leon St, Roxbury) 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The conference is designed to address issues related to educational, personal and professional development. Additionally, this conference serves as a program for the National Urban League Young Professionals Day of Empowerment, a nationwide service activity held in conjunction with the National Urban League Guild. Tickets start at $30.00, and you can purchase yours here.

See, “Southside with You” with the Reel Life Experience at The Paramount  (599 Washington St, Theater District) Before and after the viewing of the audience members will be invited to Reel Life reflect upon how far we have come and what has yet to be accomplished and honor the Obamas’ impact by examining the transformation of our nation throughout the 44th President’s two terms in office; how this has influenced the arts, media, and movements across the country. There will be a red carpet for photos, music, food, cocktails, art exhibitions, and a Q&A with special guests.  Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased here.

Experience a unique  arts showcase featuring racially and spiritually diverse artists from Washington, DC at Soul Slam at 382 Walnut St, Brookline. The line-up will include musical fusions of Afro-folk, classical Indian ragas, hip hop, and soul, as well as storytelling, live painting, and spoken word poetry.All ages are welcomed, though artists may curse. Donations will be accepted to support the artists.

Tonight, Peace Boston is hosting their highly anticipated Mardi Gras MASKerade Ball featuring 4 rooms of entertainment, replicating the historical New Orleans attraction at the Boston Teachers Union (180 Mt. Vernon St, Dorchester) 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. The event proceeds are to benefit Peace Boston’s Edutainment Program. Tickets start at $25.00 and can be purchased here.

roxbury-muralSunday, November 13

Spend a couple of hours with a expert guide checking out some of the best street art and graffiti in the city. The tour includes: A tour of Northeastern University’s incredible, growing number of street art installations including Shepard Fairey, El Mac and Jef Aerosol, several large-scale murals by Boston’s big wall crews and some visiting graffiti dignitaries, a mural used to announce the track listing for Justin Bieber’s last album (seriously). This is a three mile walk starting in front of the MFA Boston (465 Hungtington Ave, roxbury) and ending at Canary Square (435 South Huntington Avenue) in Jamaica Plain. Tickets are about $25.00 and can be purchased here.