Weekly Highlights: Black Love Collaboration, Mike Epps, African Fashion Week and More!

This is the week where we celebrate what we are thankful for. Whether spending time with friends and family or alone, know there is much in which to give thanks. Stop by one of these great events and appreciate their contributions to the community. Be sure to tell ’em where you got the info!

ballotMonday, November 21

The Black Love Collaborative is hosting its first Community Therapy event to work to heal relations between black men and black women and to foster platonic love between the two groups at Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The impetus for this event was a Facebook post that asked if black men felt loved by black women and vice versa. The answers revealed that there is much to be desired as it relates to how black men and women relate to each other. This event is free and open to the public. Please register for updates.

Join the community in a discussion on organizing meeting on Beyond the Ballot 2 founded in the belief of three principles: Liberation, Solidarity, and People Power at Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. All are welcome. 

diane-guerroTuesday, November 22

The Office of Immigrant Advancement hosts the We are Boston Gala at the Boston Park Plaza (50 Park Plaza) 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with keynote speaker “Orange is the New Black” star, Diane Guerrero, WCVB’s Maria Stephanos, Honoring Richard E. Holbrook, Chairman and CEO of Eastern Bank and John B. Cruz of CRUZ Companies with the Leadership Award and Clear Channel Outdoor with the Community Champion Award as well as Celebrity chefs featuring a multi-cultural culinary reception. Tickets begin at $100.00, and you can get yours hereFab Gal Tip: As this is at 5:30 p.m. most people come in their work clothes. No need to dress up.

The Color Of Film Collaborative and The Roxbury International Film Festival presents a FREE Screening of Hidden Figures to view today at AMC Lowes Theater (175 Tremont St, Theater District) 8:00 p.mTo get the passes, sign into the link and type in the RSVP code of ColorofFilmHIDDENFIGURES. Tickets are limited and do not guarantee entry. Arrive early!


turkey-trotThursday, November 24

While the turkey is cooking, head to Franklin Park (1 Circut Drive)  for the 4th Annual Turkey Trot hosted by the Franklin Park Coalition! Run or walk the scenic paths of Franklin Park. $25.00 for adults. $10.00 for children . The registration fee funds the Franklin Park Coalition’s many community programs and park stewardship efforts. All ages and paces welcome! Click here for details.

mike-epps-fb-1200x628-800x419Friday, November 25

Outdoor Afro Boston invites you to play flag football or go hiking with them at Houghton’s Pond (FLAG FOOTBALL and/or hiking .Meet up in the parking lot on Blue Hill River Road  Expect a friendly no contact game with a referee. At least two games will be played however if there is an overwhelming number who want to play, more games will be set up with a championship game. You’re welcome to watch from the sidelines to cheer on your favorite team or go off hiking around the pond.There will also be activities for the younger ones.While there are restrooms and a small concession stand unsure if they’ll be open, so bring your own snacks and water.

We 1 Entertainment & JakeBree’s Inc would like to offer you the opportunity to help their upcoming movement, Feeding The Homeless Drive, an exciting afternoon of giving back and helping others at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley Street, Roxbury) 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sign up to serve here.

Tonight kicks off the First Annual African Fashion Week at Bruce Boiling Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with a panel discussion about social issues in Africa and movie screening of “When Elephants Fight”(regarding the genocide in The Congo)s. Live Performance by Congolese Music Artist, Yohe! Congolese Poetry by, Leonard Tshitenge! African Cuisine will be available for purchase. This film may not be suitable for children.

Mike Epps performs at Wilbur Theater (246 Tremont St, Theater District) 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $45.00, and you can get yours here.

new-kingstonSaturday, November 26

Join Hike4Life for their 7th Annual Walk off the Turkey Hiking Event!  This is a family friendly event for intermediate/advanced day hike at the Trailside Museum in the Blue Hills Reservation (1904 Canton Ave, Milton) Tickets start at $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. You may pay on-line or in person.

OvaEZ is back at a new location Ryles (212 Hampshire St, Cambridge) 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Music by: DJ Real P & DJ Papadon with Guest Sets by DJ Candy Raine & DJ E DUBBLE. Tickets are $10.00 and include complimentary chicken and waffles provided by The Chicken Gawd. Get your tickets here.

New Kingston performs at Brighton Music Hall (138 Brighton Avenue, Brighton) at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased here.