Weekly Highlights: Queen Latifah and the Boston Pops, Roxbury Strong, Walk for Peace and More!

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Change is in the air. With graduations starting to take place, and spring in full swing it’s time to get yourself going for the week. Check out some of these great events and don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info! #bostonfab #thefabempire

Also – Commuter news! The MBTA wants Matttapan and Hyde Park residents to know that they can ride for FREE to South Station May 8th – May 21st.  The MBTA commuter rail is always regular priced at these stations: Morton Street, Talbot Ave, Four Corners/Geneva Ave, Uphams Corner, New Market, South Station.  Go to the MBTA.com for more info

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Monday, May 8

Tonight the The Queens Dinner:”Behind Every Succesful Woman, is a Tribe of Women Who Have Her Back” takes place at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen (604 Columbus Ave, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm. Put an uplifting twist to your typical girls night out by joining the members of Queens Co. as they bring women of color together to build relationships, support and inspire one another, and hold each other accountable. Ticket price includes: a southern-style buffet dinner, a complimentary signature cocktail, a goodie bag highlighting products from local minority women-owned businesses, and exclusive access to a network of purposeful women of color who empower themselves by empowering each other. The $50.00 tickets are currently SOLD OUT, but you never know! Get on their listserv and learn more here.

desiigner-interviewTuesday, May 9

Learn about Boston BRT, the future of rapid transit and the #BeautyAndTheBus photo contest at Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Dudley) 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. When you enter the contest at the event, you could win a weekend stay at a Boston Seaport Hotel with $150 spending money, and giveaways from Dudley Cafe! Explore the potential for a better bus experience with Gold Standard Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) with interactive transit maps and more! Sounds provided by DJ Shane Gooding of the Sound Lab. Admission is free and open to the public.

Desiigner performs at the Sinclair (52 Church St, Cambridge) Show starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25.00, and you can get yours here.

queenlatifa-headshot-blog-480x360Wednesday, May 10

Get your twerk on at Trap Yoga at Canopy City (14 Tyler Street, 3rd Floor, Somerville) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $10.00 for the class and $5.00 for limited space. This event is currently SOLD OUT, but you never know! Get details here.

Celebrate Opening Night with the Boston Pops with Grammy Award and Oscar Winning Queen Latifah at Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave) 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Keith Lockhart conducts. Tickets start at $36.00. Get them here.

The City SchoolThursday, May 11

Come join The City School (Non-Profit Center, 89 South St.) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. as they go back to our roots and reconnect with our pledge for advocacy and equity at Celebrating Change. Tickets start at $10.00. Get them here.

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Enjoy the final seminar Talking All Things Money: Managing Your Finances and Investing in Your Future Season of Women With Purpose: Professional Development Seminars at Suffolk University (120 Tremont Street) 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come meet, network and learn from some of Boston’s leading and established women as they share their insights, advice and tactics on how to overcome and excel when handling professional challenges facing women of color! Tickets start at $15.00 Get your tickets here

Buy vegetable, herb, & flower seedlings to start your garden at the Dudley City Farm Fest at Dudley Greenhouse
(11 Brook Avenue, Roxbury) 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Compost, fertilizer, & more. Seed art & activities for kids! This is for residents of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan.

Join team “Psi Iota Omega” for this year’s NAMIWalks event. They are walking to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for the important work of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness at the Artesani Park -Soldiers Field Rd.(1255 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston) 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Come experience Roxbury Strong, a play by Ron Jones, directed by D’Andre Young. at the First Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry Church (10 Putnam St, Roxbury) 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This play tells the story of a neighborhood in transition and features local talent and the true stories of the people who live in Roxbury.  In addition to the show, they will be hosting the Art Plug Pop-Up, an open art market featuring local artists from the city. 2:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Tickets to the performance are $15.00. Get tickets here.

Porch Fest returns to Hawthorne Street in Davis Square 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music porch to porch. No cover.

The Farmers Dinner is excited to partner with Bully Boy Distillery (35 Cedric St,Dorchester ) 4:00 p.m. – 7:30p.m. for an evening of culinary excellence as we join Chefs Jacqueline Dole of Parlor Ice Cream, Patrick Soucy of Digging for Roots and Keith Sarasin of The Farmers Dinner, as they prepare a multi-course meal incorporating local farms and seasonal ingredients utilizing resources from Bully Boy Distillery. Tickets are $85.00 and you can get yours here. Tickets are currently SOLD OUT.

walk4peaceSunday, May 14

The 21st Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace “In Unity There is Healing: Invest in Peace“at the Town Field (1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester) 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace and to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder. Learn more here.