Weekly Highlights: Coats and Cocktails, Massachusetts Hip Hop Archive, Smokey Robinson and More!

With all that went on last week, this is the perfect time to get out and get involved. Be sure to tell ’em where you got the info and check back for updates!

flyer-498x640Tuesday, November 15

The Fab Empire and partner High Voltage Group invite you to Coats and Cocktails: Boston Edition the annual winter coat drive that brings out Greater Boston’s young professional community to network for a cause.The event will take place at MAST’– 45 Providence Street a short 2 blocks from Park Street T Station 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. With your gently used or new coat as your admission, you’ll receive a drink ticket good for our featured cocktail by Jim Beam. A specialized menu will be available for food purchases.Your donations will be collected by the Love Life Now Foundation and will be donated to New Hope Domestic Violence Division. Don’t have a coat? Donate at least $10.00 to either organization and show a receipt. RSVP and get complete details here

Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) hosts their trivia night tonight with Pops & Dre 8:00 p.m.  10:00 p.m. Guest host is Vernon “VCR” Robinson. The full cafe menu with beer, wine, and sake cocktails will be available for purchase.

Foundation Movement
Foundation Movement

Thursday, November 17

Men, you are invited to join Thinking Men of Boston group today at the Vine Street Community Center (33 Dudley St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The purpose of this group is to provide a mastermind group of like-minded African American men that revolves around the emphasis and promotion of critical thinking within the African diaspora, as a matter of function within the culture. In addition, this group’s desire is to take the ideas that come out of this mastermind to initiate actionable projects within the community.

microphone1Friday, November 18

Tonight, the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Boston, National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) and the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPN-ULEM) will host a fundraiser and informational session for our Young Diaspora in the Greater Boston community to learn more about HDI and how the Young Diaspora Professionals can be more engaged with the progress of Hurricane Matthew at Savvor (180 Lincoln St) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. You’ll also be entered to win round-trip tickets through Jet Blue! Admission is free, but register here to let them know you’re coming

Black Cotton Club is coming back to Frugal Bookstore (57 Warren St, Roxbury) 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Jam Session/Open Mic is open to all artists, the list will close at 8:15pm. The theme for the night is Slow Jams that reminds you about love, happiness, pain and the disfunction of it all. Vibe and tune out to the sounds of the dope band TRIO. Admission is $7.00 for patrons. $4.00 for performing artists.

Enjoy R&B music and poetry at Maggy’s Lounge (16 Washington St, Quincy) 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Free before 8:00 p.m. $5.00 after 9:30 p.m.

Hip Hop Trivia EdoGSaturday, November 19

Join Mayor Mary Walsh at the Cutler Majestic Theatre (219 Tremont St, Theater District)for a discussion on racism starting at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Mayor and members of his team will discuss plans for a year-long project aimed at bringing small facilitated conversations about racism, healing and policy work out into all of the neighborhoods of Boston.  The public is encouraged to attend, but asked to register through Eventbrite.

Get some brunch at the Different World – 80’s and 90’s Brunch and Day Party at Chez Lucienne (308 Malcolm X Boulevard, Dorchester) 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Enjoy live performances by The RNB Boys while you sip on 2 for 1 drinks and hooka. $30.00 provides you with an entree and 2 hours of bottomless brunch cocktails.

UMASS Boston and The Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St, Copley Square) are happy to invite the public to Rabb Hall for the launch of the Massachusetts Hip Hop Archive 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There will be an DJ listening session, panel discussion and more featuring artists like Edo G, Akrobatik, John Preziosa, Antonio Ansaldi, DJ Cruz, Bay Holla and culture influencers like Jamarhl Crawford and Reebee Garofalo. This event is free and open to the public. After party takes place at Firebrand Saints (1 Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge) 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. With a sponsored cocktail hour (21+). For more details click here.

Join the Queens Co. on Saturday, for their Vision Board Mixer at the Fairmount Innovation Lab (594 Columbus Rd) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Crafts, magazines, and supplies will be provided but please bring your own board. Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event but RSVP is required. The event is currently sold out, but you never know! Click here for details.

Smokey Robinson performs at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium (3 City Hall Square, Lynn) 8:00 p.m.. Tickets start at $57.00, and you can get yours here.

paige-academy1Sunday November 20

You are invited to Paige Academy’s (28 Highland Ave, Roxbury)  Open House showcase for their Elementary, Kindergarten and Preschool Programs Age’s 4-12 years old 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. . They have a few  free slots for 4 years old for those who qualify under our PEG program (the new program to expand access to early childhood learning in the city).