Weekly Highlights: Cinco de Mayo, Bee Boy, The Boston Black Experience and More!

Need some events to help you get through the week? We’ve got you covered. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info #thefabempire #bostonfab!

(Boston, MA, 06/03/14) Bar area of the new restaurant, Liquid Art House on Tuesday, June 03, 2014. (Staff photo by Matt Stone)
(Boston, MA, 06/03/14) Bar area of the new restaurant, Liquid Art House on Tuesday, June 03, 2014. (Staff photo by Matt Stone)

Tuesday, May 2

You are invited to come and experience a night inside of The HUNTERS SPACE at Liquid Art House (The Arlington 100 Huntington Ave.)! You’ll enjoy a night of networking, inspiration, and good vibes. For free admission complete this survey. Use code FREE REGISTRATION. Otherwise, tickets are $20.00. Get yours here.

lawnd2Wednesday, May 3

The Urban Male: Cannabis Entrepreneurship & Activism takes place at Suya Joint (185 Dudley St., Roxbury) 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. You will learn about the possibilities for cannabis entrepreneurship.  Light appetizers will be served. The event is free, but please sign up so that they know to expect you.


Obehi JaniceThursday, May 4

Cinco de Mayo comes a little early to Lawn on D (420 D Street) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. as we kick off the new Lawn On D season with a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring live bands, Latin DJs, margaritas, and of course food! The evening will feature TROPICANTE, a unique quartet uncorks a contagious blend of Rumba Flamenca with the inviting rhythms of Latin America.The band is led by Percussionist Ricardo Monzón and featuring recording artist D’Rafael on guitar and lead vocals. There will be food samples + margaritas from Temazcal. The celebration continues nightly through May 7th.

Obehi Janice hosts the Bee Boy event at the MIT Stata Center (32 Vassar St, Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The even was created in response to the destruction of human lives by institutional injustice, murder, oppression, incarceration and the parallel destruction of the environment, the disappearance of bees participants include: Brandon G Green, Catherine T. Morris (BAMS Fest), DS4SI: Design Studio for Social Intervention, Marsha Parrilla(Danza Orgánica), Ashley Rose, James Ramsey, Thabiti Brown (Codman Academy Charter Public School), Erin Kay Anderson, Nia Evans (Boston Ujima Project) and Cliff Notez (Hip Story). This event is free and open to the public.

black-students-at-boston-collegeFriday, May 5

Anime performs to a sold out crowd at The Middle East (472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge). Doors open at 8:00 p.m. This is an all ages show. $15.00 in advanced and on the day of the show.

GrubStreet, the Boston Literary District, and Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Equity are joining forces to host “Who Are We When We’re At Home: the Black Experience in Boston.” at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel (5o Park Plaza – Arlington Room) 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Boston Globe Associate Editor and Op-ed columnist Renee Graham will be moderating a conversation about the experience of code/switching that’s common to African Americans nationally but also particularly in greater Boston, a city with it’s own very complicated and contradictory racial history. She’ll be joined on stage by the Poet Charles Coe, Historian Kerri Greenidge, and Boston’s Chief Resiliency Officer, Dr. Atyia Martin. This event is free and open to the public.

Love Life Now Foundation Board. Founder, Lovern Gordon
Love Life Now Foundation Board. Founder, Lovern Gordon

Saturday, May 6

Be honored at the Honoring Women: A Celebration of Generations Brunch with keynote Speaker, Mrs. Lovern Gordon; President Love Life Now at the Best Western Adams Inn (29 Hancock St, Quincy) 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be  Foundation Poetry in honor of Dr. Maya Angelou, performed by Ms. La Toya Robinson; poet, educator, and performer hosted by Brockton City Councilor-at-large, Ms. Shaynah M. Barnes, performance by Seekers of Knowledge. Music by Ms. Kwatice Ezell. Doors open 30 minutes prior to event for registration. 50/50 raffle, raffle items, vendor tables. All attendees will receive brunch and a personal gift. Tickets start at $35.00 and can be purchased here.

Urbanity Dance (1180 Washington Street #100 Boston, MA 02118) is transforming its studio space into a curated gallery exploring movement from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The space will explore how movement is translated into 2D and 3D works of art, how movement and performance can be incorporated into visual arts, and how visual arts can be translated back into movement making itself. The space will feature Boston based visual artists, with performances by Urbanity Dance throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free, and all proceeds from art sales go directly to the artist.

Salsa in the ParkSunday, May 7

Come out on May 7th and connect with Hibernian Hall (185 Dudley St) 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at their first ever season preview brunch! Curated by Outside The Box Agency and The Collier Connection, this event has it all: free food, good drinks, music, prizes and a unique opportunity to meet and hang out with their playwrights. This event is free and open to the public. Sign up here.

MetaMovements and Salsa Sundays at Ryles unite to bring our Salsa In The Park (SITP) vibe indoors at Ryles Jazz Club (212 Hampshire St, Cambridge) for a fundraiser, which will include Salsa and Rueda De Casino dance lessons by MetaMovements starting at 6:30pm followed by social dancing with DJ Rob Suave, live percussion instruments, a food buffet, and more! Join them for dinner for only $5 with your $10 entrance fee ($5 for youth & college students with a school ID!. Proceeds to benefit Salsa In The Park 2017. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Get tickets here.