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    Weekly Highlights: Lisa Fischer, Fishbone, Nina Simone Celebration, Youth Led Activism and More!

    March 19th, 2017

    Spring is coming, spring is coming! Monday marks the official first day of spring which means it’s time for you to thaw off and head out to some of these great events. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you go the info! #bostonfab #thefabempire.

    DSC_00781-780x439Monday, March 20

    Rev. Liz Walker and panelists will speak on the work of Civil Rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth in an event about Civil Rights, and School Choices at the Omni Parker House (60 School St) 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be reserved here.

    Tonight, welcome he cast of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower: A Concert Performance from  7:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m. at Bethel AME Church (38 Walk Hill St, Jamaica Plain). This event features performances by Todd McNeel, Jr.; Danza Organica, U-Meleni Mhlaba Adebo,Castle of Our Skins, and The House of Nahdra. There will be a meet and greet reception with the cast of Parable of the Sower and refreshments will follow the performances. This event is free and open to the public.

     

    trivia_nightTuesday, March 21

    Time for the monthly Trivia Night with Pops & Dre at Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The full cafe menu will be available with beer and wine. Get your teams ready!

    josejames_011Wednesday, March 22

    See Fishbone at the Sinclair (52 Church St, Cambridge) at 8:00 p.m. This is an 18+ show. Tickets are $25.00, and you can get yours here.

    Jose James performs at Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Avenue, Brighton) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.25. Get yours here.

    nina_simoneThursday, March 23

    The 7th African Professionals Speaker Series event takes place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at The NonProfit Center (89 South St) focused on homeownership opportunities in Massachusetts, featuring Chrystal Kornegay, Undersecretary for the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) of Massachusetts. There will be resource people at this event to talk about home ownership opportunities in Massachusetts, and answer your questions on home buying. Tickets start at $10.00. Get yours here.

    Learn basic techniques for gardening in raised-bed gardens and other small spaces with The Food Project at the Dudley Greenhouse (9 Brook Ave, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Participants will create a garden map, use the square-foot method, and learn from demonstrations of planting techniques. Register here. Free to attend.

    Valerie Stevens headlines a group of women collaborating to celebrate the music of Nina Simone at Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Please register here.

    ArtsEmerson proudly announces a limited engagement of the special concert performance of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower starting tonight March 23 through 26 at Emerson/Paramount Center’s Robert J. Orchard Stage (559 Washington Street, Theatre District) Tonight’s performance is at 7:30 p.m.Written by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Reagon Johnson and directed by Eric Ting, this musical event of rare power and beauty, fusing science fiction with 200 years of Black music, will be performed by a large ensemble of singers and musicians. Tickets range from $10 to $60 and may be purchased online here.

    The Youth Underground troop performs Circle Up! at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The performances will allow high school students to share in their own voices their reflections about the effects of opportunity gaps on their everyday lives. It investigates the issues of equity and injustice that have created the “achievement gap” and the barriers that maintain it. Tickets start at $5.00 and can be purchased here.

    The House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) is hosting a Ladies First night full of lady emcees with Ms. Sheek gracing the mic. Show starts at 9:00 p.m.

    Black Business WomenFriday, March 24

    5th Annual Women-Owned Business Networking Breakfast takes place at the Bruce C. Boiling Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Speakers include Dr. Lesa Dennis-Mahamed, O.D. – Gallery EyeCare, LLC; Faithlyn Scarlett – Faith’s Naturals and Ana Maria Timas Fidalgo – Nos Casa Cafe / Davey’s Market Tickets are free and open to the public.

    Learn about an exploration of social justice through live painting at the Need I Paint More? event at THE SPACE (128 Brookeside Avenue, Jamaica Plain) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $20.00 entry includes food & beverage. Get your tickets here.

    Stop-Domestic-ViolenceSaturday, March 25

    Join in on the Community Town Hall for the Mattapan/Hyde Park Community on violence at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Their have been at least 24 Shootings in Mattapan and 3 in Hyde Park between 2016-2017. 7 have been homicides. Get involved in becoming the solution.

    The Boston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta invites you to Stop Domestic Violence at a fundraising brunch taking place at the Thelma Burns Building (575 Warren St, Roxbury) 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 100% of all the proceeds will go to Boston area domestic violence shelters. Tickets are $25.00 and the event is open to the public.

    NSBE Boston & BOSSquad invites you to their March 2017 STEM Day event at Orchard Gardens (25 Ambrose St, Roxbury) 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be youth appropriate (grades 3 – 12) fun activities and games that focus on Plant Science.This event is free but registration is required. Register here.

    Queens Co. is proud to host “Women & Wealth: A Financial Empowerment Workshop” at 594 Columbia Rd, Dorchester from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Janai Brown, Banking and Finance Professional with the U.S. Department of Treasury and founder of Finance 360, will be leading this interactive workshop that will feature games, quizzes and worksheets that you can incorporate into your everyday finances. This event is currently sold out, but you never know! Learn more here.

    DASunday, March 26

    From 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. go to Savvor (180 Lincoln St) for the AFRO KARIB Beatz & Eatzday day party powered by music, food, fashion, art. A special brunch buffet is served at $25.00 per person. No pre-admission, but get more details and reserve a ticket here.

    The First Church of Roxbury (10 Putnam St, Roxbury) invites you A Women’s Tea, a  space for Black women to discuss the issues plaguing them and their community. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free to attend.

    Enjoy some art and craft beer at the Dorchester Brewing Company (1250 Massachusetts Ave, Dorchester) Enjoy a Paint Nite and some crafted brew from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $45.00, but you can get Get 35% off with special discount code “BREWING”! Get your tickets here.

    Lisa Fischer performs at The Wilbur Boston (246 Tremont St) 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $27.00. Get yours here.

     

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    Weekly Highlights: Menace to Society, Poems and Pizza, Sickle Cell Gala, Beauty Brains and Hustle and More!

    March 12th, 2017

    Spring is just around the corner…really it is! Jump into some of these great events this week. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info! #thefabempire #bostonfab

    Menace to SocietyMonday, March 13

    See”Menace II Society” on the big screen as a part of the Stage & Screen collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre (290 Harvard St, Brookline) and Huntington Theatre Company. The event will feature a film screening and a post-screening conversation with artists and experts about how the film relates theatre currently being presented by the Huntington. 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.25 and can be purchased here.

    Black Business WomenTuesday, March 14

    Do you have an existing business? Share you expertise and gain some knowledge at the 5th Annual Women-Owned Business Breakfast at the Bruce C. Boiling Building (2300 Washington St, Dudley) 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Speakers Dr. Lesa Dennis-Mahammad, O.D. owner of Gallery EyeCare,  Faithlyn Scarlett, owner of Faith’s Naturals, and Ana Maria Tama’s Fidalgo owner of Nos Casa Cafe/Davey’s Market will share their knowledge about how to remain in business and grow it as well. Network with women and men who are business owners from several different industries located in Massachusetts. Bring your business cards and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This event is free and open to the public (men included). Please register so that they know to expect you.

    Paint NightWednesday, March 15

    Paint Nite returns to Savvor Restaurant and Lounge (180 Lincoln St) starting at 7:00 p.m. Use the coupon code SAVVOR and receive $35.00 off of your purchase. The event is currently sold out, but you never know! See more information here.

    20100211-papa-johns-heart-shaped-valentines-pizzaThursday, March 16

    The Boston Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists invite you to “Journalism in the Trump Era” event at Boston University School of Communications (640 Commonwealth Ave) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. From fake news to being labeled “the enemy,” journalists face new challenges under the Trump administration. Meanwhile, communities of color are characterized as dangerous and failing. Callie Crossley of WGBH News will moderate this discussion with WBUR’s Asma Khalid and The Boston Globe’s Akilah Johnson.This event is free and open to all.

    CityPop at Egleston Square (3195 Washington St, Jamaica Plain) invites you to their “Poems and Pizza” event.  This workshop is for beginners, those that are interested in creative writing for the first time, poets, spoken word artists, poetry lovers, writers, lyricists, and of course fans of written and vocal artistic expressions of freedom. All are welcome to learn, to build, and to give feedback to one another. This is simply a meet up for fun, poetry, and collaborative efforts. Cost is $3 per person. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

    Glee ClubFriday, March 17

    See the historic Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Glee Club in concert at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church (37 Bishop Allen Dr, Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Directed by the renowned Dr. David Morrow, this distinguished all-male chorus has completed a successful tour of the Russian Republic that included a stop in the capital of Moscow and a recent trip to Poland. Now these talented young men will be visiting Cambridge for the first time to sing their sophisticated repertoire of classical, spiritual, and folk-songs. Tickets start at $20.00. You can purchase yours here.

    Show support for the National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day at the Every Woman Has a Story to Tell event taking place at the Thelma Burns Building – ABCD (565 Washingotn St, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. Dr. Sannisha K. Dale is their speaker. There will be free STI and counseling available along with free food and gift bags.

    insurance basicsSaturday, March 18

    Brunch So Hard at the Vanderbilt (1o5 Water St) 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The new weekly event includes beats by a local DJ. Reservations and early arrival are strongly suggested.

    A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand and M’Andrée Productions are collaborating to bring you a monthly empowerment series. March’s topic is Life Insurance Basics provided by Marie Huff from New York Life Insurance at Savin Bar and Kitchen (112 Savin Hill, Dorchester) 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration fee is $25.00. Food and beverage offerings are available at the venue. Register here.

    Come get inspired, find a mentor and have an honest conversation about what it’s like to be a lady hustler in a male dominated field at the Beauty, Brains & Hustle event at the Bruce C. Boiling Building (2300 Washington St, Dudley) 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The event brings six amazing female influencers and entrepreneurs to discuss their successes, sacrifices and their self esteem during their journey. Tickets are $25.00. Get yours here.

    Shakir Luis invites you to the Couples Therapy Boutique Warrior Collection at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. This is a dinner, dance and fashion show. Tickets are $65.00 and can be paid for at the door. Upscale attire requested.

    Fight sickle cell disease at the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association, Inc masquerade themed gala fundraiser taking place at the Venezia Waterfront Banquet Facility (20 Ericsson Street) 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
    Black tie optional. Cost is $65.00. Masks can be purchased at the door. Purchase tickets in advanced here.

    Lil’ John performs at Royale Boston (249 Tremont St, Theater District) starting at 10:00 pm. tickets can be purchased at the door.

    Rhythm and BrunchSunday, March 19

    Rhythm and Brunch are back at The Causeway (65 Causeway St) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This month they are inviting the #RihNavy to a Rihanna appreciation themed brunch.  DJ Sisko and the fellas will bring all the energy for a Sunday full of vibes. Early arrival is strongly suggested. Tables are 1st come -1st served basis and a 2-hour seating limit strictly enforced. This is a 21+ event. The brunch menu ends promptly at 3:00 p.m. A $5.00 entertainment fee per guest added to final tab. Get more information here.

     

     

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    Weekly Highlights: Khabeer Sultan, Juicy J, Moonlight, Jeezy and More!

    March 5th, 2017

    Brrrr will there ever be spring…of course…right? Anyways attend some of these great events to get you through. Remember don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info! #thefabempire #bostonfab

    Reginald Fils, Entrepreneur, High School StudentMonday, March 6

    Experience the photography of Khabeer Sultan at the Watertown Free Public Library (123 Main St, Watertown) in an exhibit explores the portrayal of black men and boys in stunning black and white photos. The exhibit runs through March 30th and is free to the public during library hours.

    Juicy J performs with Belly and Project Pat at The House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 – $60.00 and you can get them here.

    jeezyTuesday, March 7

    This month’s SOUP’ed Up Poetry event at Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St) invites you to don your dashikis, medalians, Black empowerment slogans, leather, (those who are not of African Diaspora decent, please do not appropriate) from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. while you experience poetry from artists around New England. Entry is $8.00, and you can purchase your tickets in advanced here.

    Jezzy performs with Lil Dirk at the House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35, and you can get them here.

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    Wednesday March 8

    Simmons College (300 The Fenway) invites you to participate in their International Women’s Day with an informative discussion among women leaders in government and advocacy 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.. Their panelists will discuss the current challenges and opportunities facing immigration, religious freedom, environmental, and LGBTQIA policy, with a specific focus on strategies for women organizing for action. Tickets are $12.00 and include a continental breakfast. Purchase tickets here.

    Have a “Queen Talk” at City Pop in Egleston Square (3195 Washington St) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Wear something comfortable and be open to making new connections. There will be small group discussions, guided meditation, moments to story-tell, write, share. Light refreshments served. This is an RSVP only event. Tickets are $5.00 – $8.00. Please RSVP here.

    Moonlight1Thursday, March 9

    If you haven’t seen the Academy Award Winning Best Picture, Moonlight, here is your chance. Join the Boston Glass for a special screening at 75 Armory St in Roxbury from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m..  Food and refreshments will be provided.

    Tonight, Berklee College of Music invites you to Black Music Matters, an evening of celebrating Black music at the Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Ave) 8:00 p.m. Performances will be by Morris Hayes (musical director for Prince), Patrice Rushen (composer, music producer and songwriter), and Stokley Williams (lead singer and songwriter for Mint Condition). Tickets are $8.00 in advanced and $12.00 at the door. You can purchase tickets here.

     

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    Rihanna Gives Inspiring Speech at Harvard University

    March 5th, 2017

    rihanna_harvard_humanitarian_award_2017_ap_photoThis past week Rihanna took a break from her bad girl persona, and spread words of wisdom in her Humanitarian of the Year acceptance speech at Harvard University. Although she herself did not attend college, her charity work has had a focus in education, helping Caribbean students attending college in the U.S. and supporting children having access to education in more than 60 countries through the the Global Partnership for Education and the Global Citizen Partnership. She also help to build a medical facility to assist breast cancer patients in a hospital in her home town of Barbados. See the entire speech below:

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    Weekly Highlights: Rihanna at Harvard, Free Roller Night, No Name, Ro James and More!

    February 26th, 2017

    The weather is back to “normal”, but that doesn’t mean your routine has to be. Check out some of these great events this week. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info! #thefabempire #bostonfab

    rihannaTuesday, February 28

    Rihanna, acclaimed musical artist, has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. You can only see her on campus at Harvard University Sanders Theatre (45 Qunicy St, Cambridge) 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. if you have a Harvard ID, but look out for her roaming around Cambridge.  The popular singer will be awarded the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award for her work built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.

    Join Teen Empowerment’s upcoming event, “Racism Talks, Together We’ll Walk”with other collaborators including  the City of Boston, and other collaborative partners for a multi-generational and multi-cultural dialogue on racism at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.. Engage in great dialogue geared towards taking action to dismantle the structure of racism. There will be food, speeches, performance, and information on how to take action. This event is free and open to the public. Sign up here.

    chez-vous-roller-skating-rink-2Wednesday, March 1

    Channel your inner child at skate night with Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson Chez Vous Roller Skating Rink (11 Rhoades St, Boston) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.. This event is free for everyone to attend.

    ThundercatThursday, March 2

    Come meet your neighbors, learn about the co-op, enjoy fantastic food and be one of the first to see the new look of Food Coops new look at Kriola Restaurant (33 Hancock Street, Dorchester). All are welcome. RSVP here.

    Get on the mic at Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge (284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain) come early to sign up by 9:30 p.m. Space is Limited! all forms of talent welcome. Hosted by Essex. DJ Nomadik plays Hip-Hop, soul & Dance classics until close 21+, doors at 9:00 p.m.  – food served until 10:30 p.m.

    Thundercat performs at Paradise Rock Club (967 Commonwealth Ave) starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18.00 and are currently sold out. Get more information here.

    Noname-Telefone-reviewFriday, March 3

    Join The Capital Network for a screening of Go Against The Flow documentary at Cooley LLP (500 Boylston Street, 14th Floor) 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The movie will be followed by a  panel Q&A session with the women entrepreneurs featured. Go Against the Flow aims to empower young women with the support of those that came before them to swim upstream and create their dream jobs. Tickets are through The Capital Network, and you can get them here. All tickets are free.

    Enjoy Dinner and a Movie at Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury) starting at 6:30 p.m. You’ll see The Reluctant Fundamentalist about a young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

    No Name, the rapper performs at The Middle East (472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are sold out, but you never know. See more information here.

    Chronixx performs at Paradise Rock Club (967 Commonwealth Ave) 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 plus fees. You can get them here.

    mardigrasSaturday, March 4

    The Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is designed to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a resilient and thriving Urban Farming sector at Northeastern University (360 Huntington Ave) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The UFC is a multi-sector stakeholder forum designed to share information regarding what is currently happening in Massachusetts. The UFC fosters solutions, sustainable networks and business relationships. Tickets are $100.00 for this conference. Get yours here.

    The Boston Chapter of the Links invite you out to their Mardi Gras celebration at the University of Massachusetts Club (1 Beacon St) 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The fundraising event will support the health and wellness program at Dorchester’s Martin Luther King K-8. Tickets are $150.00 and can be purchased here.

    Ro-James-Eldorado-e1461636755982Sunday, March 5

    See Ro James and Kevin Ross on the “XIX Tour” at The Middle East (472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge). Doors open at 7:00 p.m. This event is $18.00 in advanced. $20.00 the day of the show.  This is an all ages show. Get tickets here.

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    Weekly Highlights: Ms. Lauryn Hill, White Ribbon Night Gala, GZA, Adele Givens, George Clinton and More!

    February 19th, 2017

    This weather has got everyone in the mood to get out and do something. Keep that feeling going this week at some of these great events! Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info #thefabempire #bostonfab

    GZAWednesday, February 22

    GZA performs at ONCE Lounge and Ballroom (156 Highland Ave Somerville) Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 – $28.00 get them here.

    Lauryn Hill Howard TheatreThursday, February 23

    The Ignatius Foundation and the Brotherhood of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Beta Alpha and Omicron Chi Sigma chapters would like to cordially invite you to 5th Annual Tribute to Black Women & Sapphire Award. Northeastern University John D. O’Bryant African American Institute (40 Leon Street, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. There will be a light reception. This event is free and open to the public, but you must be 21+ to attend.

    The 21st Century Black Arts Movement Political Force: Awake or Asleep? Discover the answer to the question at Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. With panelists Askia Toure – Poet, Essayist, Political Editor; Jacqui Parker – Playwright, Director, Elliot Norton Award-winning Actor; Cathering Morris – Founder and President of BAMS Fest; L’Merchie Frazier – Visual Artist, Performance Artist, EducatorModerated by and in collaboration with Valerie Stephens – Performance Artist, Producer, and Arts Educator. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here

    Join Peace and Haley House (12 Dade St) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for the community discussion about PEACE’s upcoming event series & neighborhood initiatives.  There will be Local Burgers 🍔 (Walden Farms)  and Beer & Wine available for purchase. To include a community visioning and collaborative discussion around a Roxbury Wellness Wednesday series: identification of space, wellness practitioners & entrepreneurs, & students. All are welcome.

    Ms. Lauryn Hill performs at The Boch Center Wang Theater (270 Tremont St) at  8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $51.00. You can get yours here.

    All Good is at the Good Life (28 Kingston St)Nothing but Good music, Good vibe, Good people, everything GOOD. Doors open at 10:00 p.m. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.This is a 21+ event. No cover. No dress code. No coat check.

    Victor_Wooten_2Friday, February 24

    Tonight is LoveAction a boutique wellness series to bring together artists, activists, athletes, & entrepreneurs invested in the greater good taking place at 171 Newbury St. 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Malia Lazu will engage in dialogue with attendees around Mindfulness & Activism. Joelle Fointaine of Kreyol will be showcasing her works to highlight the strength of social voice, art, and passion. DJ Inkognito will be sampling beats throughout the evening to set a vibe. Local food and curated beverages will be served. $20.00 to attend. Purchase tickets here.

    Catch the last few performances of Wresting with Freedom at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 7:30 p.m. See three plays in one – you’ll meet  Phillis Wheatley and her friend Obour Tanner, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and John Brown, just before the raid on Harper’s Ferry and the future in 2020 where a modern-day civil war is looming. Tickets start at $15.00, and you can get yours here.

    RESIST at a benefit for the ACLU at ONCE (156 Highland Ave, Somerville) 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at Mardi Gras Ball) at  features the Legendary Vudu Krewe plus special guests get tickets for $20.00 here.

    Head to the 6th Annual White Ribbon Gala at the Granite Links Golf Club (100 Quarry Hills Dr, Quincy) 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. which asks more men to become more vocal on the issue. Portion of the proceeds to benefit REACH Beyond Domestic Violence’s programs and shelter. Tickets are $60.00, and you can get yours here. Email/call info@lovelifenow.org 617.803.8357 for Sponsorship Opportunities or more information.

    See  Victor Wooten Trio at The Sinclair (52 Church St, Cambridge) 9:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30.00, and you can get yours here.

    George ClintonSaturday, February 25

    FUNK the Police – Mass Action 2nd Anniversary Fundraiser at Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5.00 in advanced or $10.00 at the door. Get your tickets here.

    Boston Unplugged: The Boston Unplugged Live Music Series Benefit provides a platform to Boston’s emerging talent with a goal to engage our community to support our all-star charities/organizations, while sponsoring creative media campaigns to drive awareness to Boston Philanthropy. Hosted by Tim Hall of HipStory with music score by DJ Master Millions. Featuring live music by Amandi Music, J. Allen and introducing to the Boston market, Dye Hard (Detroit). All ticket proceeds will benefit BAMS Prelude programming by bamsfest.org. Tickets are $15.00 in advanced. $20.00 at the door. Get tickets here

    George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic perform at House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $29.00. Get tickets here.

    Comedian Adele Givens performs at The Wilbur (276 Tremont St) 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25.00. Get yours here.

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    Weekly Highlights: Lizard Lounge Celebrates 20 Years, James Earl Jones, Trevor Noah, Keke Wyatt and More!

    February 5th, 2017

    It’s still Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and there is a 3-day weekend on the horizon. Don’t worry about whether you’re single or taken, just get out and DO something! Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info @bostonfab @thefabempire #bostonfab #thefabempire

    Sisterhood_40-1-e1357260259599Wednesday, February 15

    Be in the company of your sisters at the Sisters Unite kick-off event at the First Church of Roxbury (10 Putnam St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event is a space for Black Women to discuss the issues plaguing them and their community. It will be a safe space to grow, organize, and mobilize to create a better future for Black Women. This is a no-cost event.

    KickBack at the W Hotel Gallery (100 Stuart St) 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. with some cozy jams w/ @wheresnasty. Not a club. Not a pub. Just Kick Back . $10 cover. You can purchase your admission in advanced here.

    Lee FieldsThursday, February 16

    Lee Fields & The Expressions perform at Royale (279 Tremont St, Theater District) 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 in advanced. $18.00 the day of the show. Purchase your tickets here.

    trevornoah3Friday, February 17

    Common Kings perform at Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Ave) Show starts at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased here.

    Host of the Daily Show Trevor Noah has a weekend residency at The Wilbur (276 Tremont St, Theater District). Tonight’s show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently sold out, but you never know! Check for updates here.

    James_Earl_Jones_HeadshotSaturday, February 18

    Want to be a part of a Power Couple? Show up to the Power Couple Brunch at Altelier Florian (116 Chapel St, New Haven, CT) 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  to celebrate black love and to elevate dynamic stories of loving and lasting partnerships. Over a three course brunch the panel and those in attendance will enjoy performances and have a lively discussion on how to maintain a successful professional, family and love life — unlocking the secret code that makes it all come together and last forever. Couples and singles are welcome. Tickets start at $45.00 and include a 3-course brunch. Get yours here.

    Get Beyond the Vision Board at Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This workshop will allow you to take your visions into the next step of action. Tickets are $20.00. Scholarships are available. You must sign up in advanced here.

    Tonight, see the opening night of Tennesee Williams Play – The Night of the Iguana with James Earl Jones leading an all star cast at the Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge) 7:30 p.m. The story follows a hotel proprietress and the scandal-soaked Southern preacher who turns up on her veranda. Tickets are almost sold out for tonight, but the show will run through March 18th. Tickets start at $50.00. Get tickets here.

    Lizard Lounge (1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) from 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. will be celebrating 20 years with a headline performance by Nigerian-American poet, recording artist and TED Fellow, Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo and Foundation Movement. Admission is $10.00 and can be purchased in advanced here.

    Keke Wyatt performance at William Reed Auditorium (24 Washington St, Dorchester). Door open at 8:00 p.m. Show begins at 9:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25.00 and can be purchased here.

    cllctv_boston_3Sunday, February 19

    The Award-winning party The Wave invites you to their monthly festivities with this month’s theme The Lovers Rock at The Middlesex Lounge (315 Massachusetts Ave) 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. DJ’s spinning will be DJ Slick Vick, Real P and NU. $10.00 in advanced here. $15.00 at the door.

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    Weekly Highlights: The Black Love Collaborative, India.Aire, Isaiah Rashad, Black Lives Matter at Harvard and More!

    January 29th, 2017

    The Patriots are in the Superbowl again, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg for all the events we have going on this week! Get ready for the triumphant week ahead by checking out this list of events. Be sure to tell ’em where you got the info @thefabempire @bostonfab #thefabempire #bostonfab!

    Isaiah RashadMonday, January 30

    So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Got a college degree? Put it  to good use at an event where the panelists will talk about how to leverage your skills and experience at 50 Milk Street. Panelists include Catherine Morris – BAMS Fest: (Boston Arts and Music Soul Festival ), Diana Vertus– Exquisite Design Concepts, Justin Springer – Outside The Box Agency, Ola Akin – Afrodesia City, Matt Parker– Mistah Parker Presents. Hosted by Cyndi Weekes of Lightly Sweetened. Networking starts at 6:00 p.m. Free to attend.

    The Black Love Collaborative is hosting its second Community Therapy event to work to heal relations between black men and black women and to foster platonic love between the two groups at Peace Drum Project (76 Atherton St, Jamaica Plain) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets are free, but please register here.

    Join Ms. Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq, the new president of the NAACP for her formal instillation at the Morning Star Bapstist Church (1257 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

    Isaiah Rashad performs at The Sinclair (52 Church St) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $58.60. You can get yours here. This is an 18+ show.

    safrTuesday, January 31

    Show off your inner Picasso during our “Sips & Strokes” paint night at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen (604 Columbus Ave, Roxbury) with Sanaa with Friends. Create a beautiful work of art while enjoying the ambiance. All registered participants in attendance will be entered to win a $25 gift card to Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen. Tickets are $25.00.  Seats fill up quickly, register here.

    Tonight go to 50 Milk Street to learn about Safr, a ride-sharing platform designed to empower women by creating a community of female drivers and riders who want a new way of ride-sharing to better serve their fellow woman. They are currently interviewing and recruiting drivers in the greater Boston area. Tonight, you’ll  meet the Safr team and some of our drivers while you  enjoy appetizers. This event is free to attend, but you need to register here.

    Muslim SymbolWednesday, February 1

    Old Cambridge Baptist Church and University Lutheran Church (66 Winthrop St, Harvard Square) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This event is  co-hosted by the Muslim Justice League, a Boston-based nonprofit advocating for human and civil rights and liberties that are threatened under national security pretexts, for a teach-in on Muslim civil rights and liberties. The event will cover topics like the proposed “Muslim registry,” what the new administration may do to criminalize Muslim civil society, the ways that existing policies and campaigns have targeted and harmed Muslims for years, and actions allies can take to challenge these threats. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to register here to ensure space.

    Boston Public LibraryThursday, February 2

    Starting tonight you can learn more about your ancestry at the Dudley Branch Library (65 Warren St, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Each Thursday night through the month of February they will hold a free workshop on how to discover your Black family history. This is a 4-week course with limited space. Go to the library to register.

    P.O.S performs at The Sinclair (52 Church St, Harvard Square). Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 in advanced, $17.00 day of the show. Get your tickets here.

    india-arie-that-grape-juice-she-is-divaFriday, February 3

    Harvard Graduate Music Forum Conference focuses their efforts on Black Lives Matter: Music Race and Justice at Harvard University (3 Oxford St, Harvard Square). Keynotes include Matthew D. Morrison, Ph.D and Imani Uzuri. This is a two-day event that is free and open to the public. Please visit their website for the complete schedule of events.

    The Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Ave) invites you to their Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: Mobilize. Educate. Elevate featuring India.Aire. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 in advanced and $12.00 at the door. Get your tickets here.

    bad-rabbitsSaturday, February 4

    Bad Rabbits perform at The Middle East (472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00. Get your tickets here.

    o-jamesbaldwinSunday, February 5

    Join the post-screening discussion of James Baldwin’s legacy “I Am Not Your Negro” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (290 Harvard St, Brookline) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. moderated by Kim McLarin, a frequent contributor to WGBH’s Emmy-award winning program, Basic Black. Participants will include Renee Graham, columnist for The Boston Globe; David Leeming, James Baldwin’s official biographer and former personal secretary; and Quentin Miller, Baldwin scholar and chair of the English Department at Suffolk University. Tickets are currently sold out, but you never know! Check here for updates.

    Join NSBE Boston Professionals at their Annual Super Bowl Viewing Party and enjoy the game with great company! Kings Boston (50 Dalton St). The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free for members and $15.00 for non members. Get yours in advanced here. Arrive early for a good seat and appetizers that are included.

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    Spotted: Dr. Cornel West Near Harvard

    January 28th, 2017

    We love us some Dr. Cornel West. He was spotted in Harvard Square early this week and posed for a photo with Fab! Friend Ian of LoudMindzTV.

    Ian and Dr. Cornel West
    Ian of LoudMindz TV with Dr. Cornel West
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    Bel Biv DeVoe Celebrates BET Biopic Finale in Hometown

    January 27th, 2017

    For three days audiences around the country were captivated by BET’s New Edition biopic which highlighted the members struggle to stardom out of the Orchard Park projects in Roxbury. To celebrate the finale, the “Roxbury Boys” came to town, watched the finale with the crowd at Bijou then celebrated the release of the latest Bel Biv DeVoe album – Three Stripes (on sale now). After the party, the crew was spotted for an late night snack at nearby Chau Chow’s.

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    SQUAD is lit 🔥🔥🔥 #brandnationmedia 🎯🎯🎯 #neweditionmovie

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    From their most recent successes – a star on the walk of fame to this latest biopic, they’ve never forgotten where they came from, and the city will always show them love in return #BostonStrong

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