Weekly Highlights: BREAD and Soup, ArtWeek, 25th Annual ULEM Gala, Erykah Badu, SOWA Opens and More!

Another week of great events is just ahead. ArtWeek is kicking off this week which invites you to enjoy The Arts in its many forms. Be sure to let ’em know where you go the info #thefabempire #bostonfab, and if you see me, say hey!


theycallusmonstersTuesday, April 25

See, They Call Us Monsters at the Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK St, Cambridge) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Weiner Auditorium. They Call Us Monsters gives voice to the emotional experience of three teens and their families as they await their fate in pre-trial detention. The film will be followed by a talk back with director Ben Lear and James Anderson, a founding member of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. This event is free and open to the public.

Have some BREAD and Soup at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. while supporting creative projects and initiatives in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. Attendees make a donation of $10 and learn about four projects that benefit the Rox/Dot/Mattapan community. Over dinner, attendees vote on which project they think benefits the community the most. The winner goes home with all of the money raised at the door to carry out their project. No questions asked! Get tickets in advanced here.

Rapper Mick Jenkins performs at The Middle East (Downstairs) (472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) show starts at 7:00 p.m. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $20.00. Get them here.  Tickets are currently SOLD OUT, but you never know!

taste of dorchesterThursday, April 27

Work towards financial freedom at a workshop with a workshop presented by Chiquita Rice, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones at CityYear (287 Columbus Ave, South End) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This event is free, but please register here.

The 9th Annual Taste of Dorchester takes place at Local 103 IBEW(256 Freeport Street, Dorchester) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a night of  food and community camaraderie with 25 local restaurants, live jazz by Sleeping Bee, silent auction, raffle & prizes, photo booth & more! Free parking and cash bar. Tickets are $40.00 in advanced and $50.00 at the door. Get your tickets here. Ticket proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance.

Jazz Cartier performs at Sonia (10 Brookline Ave, Cambridge) 7:00 p.m. General Admission $15.00. Get your tickets here.


Erykah BaduFriday, April 28

Thousands of people have joined the No Evil Project by posing as the Three Wise Monkeys, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil, to challenge stereotypes and show that people aren’t defined by their labels. Be a part of the movement from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont St, Roxbury). Free and open to the public. 

Join the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) as they celebrate their 25th Annual Awards Gala at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel (50 Park Plaza) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ULEM is going to honor several great community leaders while fundraising for the agency’s day-to-day needs. General Admission is $200.00. Get your tickets here.

The Taste of the North End is back at the DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink (561 Commercial St., North End) at 7:00 p.m. This year, proceeds will benefit North End Waterfront Health that will support the variety of programs and services offered by the health center, as well as other neighborhood charities for children and elders. Tickets start at $99.00, and you can purchase them here.

Erykah Badu performs at House of Blues Boston (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) 7:00 p.m. Tickets start around $90.00, and you can purchase yours here.

Celebrate the rebrand of Missing Pieces: a project begun by Donald Washington  in order to create awareness and discussion around autism. The event takes place at Laced (426, Massachusetts Ave, South End) 7:00 p.m.-10 p.m. Cost is $20.00 to attend. Following the event, attendees will head over to MAST’ (45 Province Street) for music, late night snacks, and a cash bar. RSVP here.

Our Family dinner BostonSaturday, April 29

Boston’s biggest outdoor market, SOWA (450 Harrison Ave) is back for its 14th season! And now on Saturdays AND Sundays starting at 10:00 a.m.! The market helps to supporting hundreds of small businesses and celebrates local makers. Each weekend will feature 100+ artisans, 50+ local farmers and food makers, over a dozen iconic food trucks, craft beers, live music, and good vibes every weekend! From fresh fruits and ice cream sandwiches, to watercolor prints and gemstone jewelry, these amazing vendors have you covered. Event is free and open to the public. Bring cash!

Boston Cyclist Union invites you to join them for conversations about what biking could be in our neighborhoods at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Topics will include a space for youth, staying safe on unsafe roads, bike culture and identity, the business of biking, neighborhood biking groups, and championing change.This is event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Register here.

Celebrate at the “A Celebration of Visionaries” Awards Reception honoring those in the community who have made significant strides, empowered others and subsequently created immeasurable positive impacts in various arenas.
This event will feature four honorees in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Community Impact, Fashion, and Leadership. with award recipients Anna Maven, Lakenya Rivers,Vanessa Lundy and Laila McCain. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased here.

Our Family Dinner returns with “A Seat At The Table” at the Anthem Kitchen (101 S. Market St) 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The Family Dinner projects hopes to bring the entire city coming together at the same time, at the same place, to share a meal and strengthen a growing global tradition. Individual tickets are $47.50. Advanced tickets are required.

DCallahan_Profile (photo by Chase-Eliot-Clark)Sunday, April 30

Join transmedia artist Daniel Callahan in MassQing (Year of the MassQ) at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The event will be honoring the diverse artistic expressions of Boston’s communities of color in a shared appreciation for arts, culture, and our collective humanity. This convergence will feature the artistic process of  in which the face is used as a canvas to create art that expresses internal and emotional aspects of the bearer. Tickets start at $10.00 and can be purchased here.