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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
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, 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 email@example.com 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.
Saturday, February 25
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
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Saturday, 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.
Sunday, 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!
Monday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Saturday, 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.
Sunday, 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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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.
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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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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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The Boston-based Trillfit has only been around about a year, but has already made an appearance in cities like L.A. and this weekend mad a pop-up stop in New York City’s China Town Ludlow Studios (40 Ludlow St, New York).
The event space was transformed into a pamper oasis with areas like the Braid Bar where a hair stylist braids your hair into a sweat friendly style, a Massage Area, Henna (best reserved for after the sweat fest), Instant Photo Booth, Refreshments, and a DJ who kept the vibe trill throughout the day.
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The doors opened at 11:00, but the class was to begin at 12 and started around 12:15. It’s always a good idea to get people in the doors early for a timely start to the main event.
Y’all know I am all about trying new fitness and work out routines, but I gotta say I was a bit nervous about this one. You see the way my holidays were set up…but hey that’s what resolutions are for, right? Fortunately, when the music got turned up and the instructor, Meli Valdez (@missmelivaldez) got you in the rhythm of the moves, it hardly felt like a work out at all. Smiles were exchange between your insta-buddies and there were plenty of “hype ladies” around to keep the energy on “fleek”. With all the fun, the routines felt much shorter than traditional sequenced workouts like Zumba or fitness cycle routines, so you had just enough of “That’s my jam” before you said, “No, THAT’S my jam” with increased enthusiasm.
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Now, don’t be mistaken, this is a high intense trap music filled workout. At the beginning of the class, they asked if anyone had knee injuries, but it would have been helpful either before the warm up or midway through the hour long workout to break down some of the moves to better ensure that everyone’s alignment was correct to reduce the possibility of injury. The steps were very easy to follow, but gave plenty of room for personal um – expression.
After a brief switch over, it was time for Trill Yoga which was founded in NYC by Claire Fountain (@CBQuality). The transition hit a little snag when not all of the participants brought yoga mats (myself included!). Eventually they found a few extra and that along with large towels got everyone “on the mat” for some relaxing stretches. She took us through a basic vinyasa flow that was easily adapted to all fitness levels. The music set was a relaxing pop mix with recent tracks – lots of Drake. Even with the good music, it was a little hard to get in the flow with pictures flashing and the brunch set up. If in the future, they’re able to separate spaces it may enhance the relaxing experience.
After almost 2 hours of being in motion it was time to brunch! Fortunately we weren’t killin’ all the calories we burned as they offered plenty of avacado toast, cream cheese toast with fruit, and yogurt parfaits to go with the earlier snacks and mimosas. Guests who came on time for the workout still had a full hour to enjoy the wellness stations and a few even left with a gift bag (I didn’t get one…or else I woulda showed y’all… 🙁 ).
Overall, Trill Fit was a serious workout experience that was professionally implemented (Shout out to Exquisite Design Concepts). I am extremely impressed with how much they have accomplished in such a short time and can’t wait to see where they pop up next!
If you can’t wait until their next pop-up event to check ’em out, stop by 52 Province Street, Suite 307. Classes are taught 4 times a week. See the website for complete details.
This workout was provided to me free of charge. All of my thoughts and opinions are my own.
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If you’re still keeping with your resolutions, congrats! If not, here are some ways to get back on track among friends! Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info! #thefabempire #bostonfab
Monday, January 23
Rich the Kid at Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Avenue, Brighton) 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased here.
Tuesday, January 24
Get treated like the queen you are at The Queens Dinner “Polishing Your Crown” at Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen (604 Columbus Ave, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner will be served while attendees talk about their goals and current projects while building trust, fostering a sense of community, and motivating each other in the process. Tickets must be purchased in advanced for $40.00! Each attendee will be entered into a raffle to receive a special gift at the end of the evening. Tickets are currently SOLD OUT, but you never know. Get complete details here.
We’re really hoping this time they get it right. Join die-hard New Edition fans to watch a night of BET’s 3-part movie series “The New Edition Story” at Atlantic Kitchen (1374 N Main St, Randolph) 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. This event is open to the public. Arrive early to get a seat and of course order something to support the business.
Wednesday, January 25
Come meet local business owner Brandale Randolph at Home.Stead Bakery and Café (1448 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester) to hear about how his new bicycle manufacturing company, The 1854 Cycling Company, is making a difference. With a focus on opportunity, building job skills, and producing pride, Brandale is leading a mission-driven business that strives to open doors for its employees and was recently interviewed in Ebony Magazine. This event is free and open to the public, but please patronize this local business.
Friday, January 27
Support the Boston Arts Academy, the city’s only public high school for the arts at their VIP event on the opening night of THE WIZ, the classic musical, reimagined in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury showing at The Strand Theater (543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester) 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The show is reliant totally on outside funds. VIP tickets are $75.00 and include a cocktail, music and hors d’oeuvres reception before the show. Purchase your tickets here.
Get a bit of peace at the Breathing Beats event at Minibar (715 Boylston St) 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.. The creatives connections event is free and open to the public (21+). Get full details here.
Saturday, January 28
Head to Northern Crossing (1175 Tremont St) for Moving Through it: Liberation Through Movement and Breath 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm. for meditation, breath work, yoga postures and a community dialogue designed by the 4 Corners Yoga School Teachers in Training. There will be light refreshments and a facilitated discussion about how to come togethr to increase access to well being practices for more in the community. This event is free and open to the public.
Enjoy a night of local reggae with the Naya Rockers and Toussaint at Naco Taco (297 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 29
NSBE Boston in collaboration with Boston Ski Party invites you to a fun day of skiing at the Ragged Mountain Ski Resort (620 Ragged Mountain Road, Danbury, New Hampshire) 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Advanced tickets needed to be purchased by January 20th, but you are still able to meet with the group without the discounted tickets. Get more details here. Transportation may still be available.
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Weekly Highlights: UPN Holiday Drive, Black and Latino Caucus, Kick Back Boston Celebrates 1 Year, and More!December 18th, 2016
The snow has officially started falling, but that shouldn’t keep you entirely indoors! It’s the holiday season after all. Be sure to spread the good cheer at some of these great events this week!
Tuesday, December 20
January marks the beginning of the 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC) prepares for the new two-year legislative session, they seek your participation in the development of a 2017-2018 Communities of Color Agenda at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) hosts their trivia night tonight with Pops & Dre 8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. The full cafe menu with beer, wine, and sake cocktails will be available for purchase.
Thursday, December 22
Share the love in New Haven, Connecticut at the The Urban Professional Network’s 4th Annual Holiday Social & Toy Drive at Harvest Wine Bar (1104 Chapel St., New Haven) 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Complimentary appetizers from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The admission is an unwrapped or wrapped gift up to $25 value. If you don’t have a gift, a $15 donation. You must RSVP here to attend.
Friday, December 23
Josefa DaSilva’s shop (1225 River St, Dorchester) is having a last minute shopping event. Expect plenty of exclusive vendors, live photo shoots, and party from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission is free, but please RSVP.
Get in the Christmas spirit at the Nostalgia ThrowBack Party at The Good Life (28 Kingston St) starting at 9:30 p.m. Music by DJ’s Real P and Bobby Bangers. This is a 21+ event. $10 entry. No dress code. ”
Kickback Boston celebrates their 1 year reunion at D Bar (1236 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester)10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Enjoy the tunes of Yvng Pavl and BREK.ONE all of the admission will be given to the Boston Peace League. The $12.00 tickets must be purchased on-line here.
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The Ebony Winter Gala wasn’t the only glam filled night this weekend. On Saturday, the first Father Daughter Gala was held at the Yawkey Club of Roxbury. Volunteer women served up a buffet meal while the fathers let their daughters take center stage. Here are some of the heart filled photos (get your tissues ready):
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The 29th Annual Ebony Winter Gala has clearly taken over the title of the “adult prom” from Steppin’ Out with tickets selling out faster than years past. As for the fashion, this year trends of metallic, lace, fur, sleek curve-hugging designs, and of course a bit of shimmer took center stage. We couldn’t totally count out the men who did some “peacockin'” donning texture and prints with a bit of flair. See some of our favorite outfits from magical night:
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