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    Soufflé Saturday with Chef Jacky Robert at Ma Maison

    June 29th, 2017

    Last Saturday, we got to test our cooking skills with famed Chef Jacky Robert at his co-owned restaurant Ma Maison (272 Cambridge St, Beacon Hill). For a little over 2 years, Chef Robert has been revitalizing the French cuisine restaurant by adding an elegant twist to cozy comfort foods. That morning, we were invited to learn how to make their famous chocolate soufflé complete with the recipe. We were walked through step by step and then were treated to a decadent three course lunch.

    Ma Maison - Chef Jacky Robert teaching
    Chef Jacky Robert

    Ma Maison Place Setting

    The souffle making process brought out our competitive sides as the best souffle enabled us to get a prize of a gift card.  In between the cracking and whipping – eggs that is – we got to munch on delicious freshly made plain and chocolate croissants. It was very difficult not to gorge on the piping hot treats, but there was much more eating to come.

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    After our souffles were taken to bake in the oven we were then invited to enjoy lunch. The chef and his team was extremely accommodating to dietary needs such as gluten free and vegetarian. The piping hot fresh bread continued with a baguettes, and I was treated to a chunky Gazpacho, and Lentil Cake topped with the rare ovoli mushroom and a large asparagus stalk.  The outside of the lentil cake was incredibly crispy, not oily, with a satisfying crunch.

    Lentil Cake
    Lentil Cake

    For the carnevores, they delighted in either Chilled Vichyssoise with Smoked Salmon or Lobster Bisque with Lobster Bits. The bisque has such large portions of lobster one had to cut it with a knife. For the entrees they had a choice of the Boeuf Bourguignon, Croquette Potato or the Seared Sea Scallops, Crab Meat and Sauteed Spinach.  The Croquette Potato was almost as beautiful as my lentil cake.

    Chilled Vichyssoise with Smoked Salmon
    Chilled Vichyssoise with Smoked Salmon
    Lobster Bisque with Lobster Bits
    Lobster Bisque with Lobster Bits
    Boeuf Bourguignon, Croquette Potato
    Boeuf Bourguignon, Croquette Potato
    Seared Sea Scallops, Crab Meat and Sauteed Spinach
    Seared Sea Scallops, Crab Meat and Sauteed Spinach

    For dessert, Peach Crème Brulee or Chocolate Mousse, Langue du Chat – fortunately my dinning companions were willing to share.

    Peach Crème Brulee
    Peach Crème Brulee
    Chocolate Mousse, Langue du Cha
    Chocolate Mousse, Langue du Chat

    The results came in for the souffle and sadly, mine didn’t win, but it was fun in the pursuit.

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    If you are looking for a high end dining with a casual and comfy environment definitely dine at Ma Maison.

    You can also help them in their efforts to help kids in need in the Philippines and in the Boston area at their On Board for Kids sunset cruise fundraiser, taking place on Saturday, September 23rd at 60 Rowes Wharf. Tickets are $150.00 in advanced, and you can learn more information here.

    Disclaimer: This lunch was provided for me free of charge. All of my thoughts and opinions are my own. 
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    Weekly Highlights: Roxbury International Film Festival, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Family Film Festival and More!

    June 25th, 2017

    This week the events still keep coming. Get out and “Find Your Fab!” at some of these great events. Check back for updates. Be sure to tell ’em where you got the info #thefabempire #bostonfab.

    RIFF_25x5Monday, June 26

    RIFF (Roxbury International Film Festival) and Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury) present: Dinner & A Movie which will include Fresh Frozen, Headmaster, One Eightieth of Zang Tianvi and Pineapple Diaries. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased here. Tickets are currently sold out, but you never know!

    simmonsTuesday, June 27

    Come to the Conversations Among Women: Women of Color at Work taking place at Simmons College (300 Fenway) in the LeFavour Library Building, L001-L002, Kotzen Meeting Room 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Women of color face unique challenges in achieving professional success. Sometimes it feels like we have to sell out to succeed Join them to share experiences and explore ways to be you and be successful. Appetizers will be served. Spaces are limited. RSVP today. Tickets start at $8.50.

    High school students are invited to audition for Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence which comes to Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley Street, Roxbury) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please contact Ron Jones at 617.828.7491 if interested.

    ryan_BollingFerdinand1_artsThursday, June 29

    Reclaim Roxbury is excited to invite you to our Roxbury Community Forum in collaboration with ACE at the Dudley Library (65 Warren St, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The city is currently deciding how to build on public land in Roxbury, land that used to be housing that was destroyed by the city during Urban Renewal in the 1960-70’s. Childcare will be provided, you just need to let them know in advanced.  Free to attend. RSVP here.

    If you are looking to understand your role in the dynamics of systemic racism better and are interested in finding the next step in your journey of taking a stance for racial justice beyond talking about racism and social oppression – take this course Confronting Systemic Racism at the Anti-Racism Collaborative (30 JFK Street, Cambridge) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tuition is $70 per person. Sliding-scale need-based scholarships are available upon request. Get tickets here.

    The Rap Slam takes place at Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. You can sign up on the open mic or the slam. At 7:15: Slam Starts. 8 People will compete in round 1. 4 minute limit. Time point penalty. Judges will score each song. 4 people move on to round 2. 2 people move on to the final round. Last person standing will be the first rap slam champion. Please note: you need to bring something ready for an aux cable. No USBS or asking them to check YouTube songs. Come ready. This event will happen monthly.

    PrudentialSaturday, July 1

    Magic 106.7 invites you to the Family Film Festival – July & August with fun, family-friendly movies on Prudential Center’s (800 Boylston St) South Garden. Entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways start at 6:00 p.m. All movies are free and take place on Saturdays* at sundown. Picnic blankets and beach chairs are welcomed. Spend just $10.00 and receive discounted parking in the Prudential Center Garage. This event is free, open to the public and family-friendly.

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    Weekly Highlights: Juneteenth at the MFA, Roxbury International Film Festival, John Legend and More!

    June 19th, 2017

    This week marks the official start of summer! Hopefully the temperatures will comply. Here are some great events to get out and enjoy the season. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info and check back for updates! #bostonfab #thefabempire

    The Hip Hop Inaugural Ball II Sponsored By Heineken USAMonday, June 19

    From 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the City Hall Plaza, they will be raising the Red, Black & Green Flag (RBG) in honor of Juneteenth which is commonly known as African American Independence Day.

    Network “al fresco” at Battery Park Patio (33 Batterymarch Street) 6:00 p.m.  – 10:00 p.m. No cover but please RSVP here.

    The John Legend Darkness & Light Tour stops by the Blue Hills Bank of America Pavillion (290 Northern Ave). It will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $58.00. Get tickets here.

    Tuesday, June 20

    Tonight is Creative Economy Café Night at the Roxbury Innovation Center (2300 Washington Street 2nd Floor) 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. All budding entrepreneurs are welcome!

    Juneteenth MFAWednesday, June 21

    Come together to celebrate creativity, community, and freedom at the fifth-annual Juneteenth event at the MFA (465 Huntington Ave, Roxbury)—presented in partnership with Epicenter Community. The free event is from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Which will include a host of events throughout the museum. This event also marks the beginning of the Roxbury International Film Festival which will run through July 1st at the MFA. Opening films are Paris Noir and When We Rise. See complete details here

    The doors to the Boston Children’s Museum (308 Congress St) are opening to all those who are young at heart and 21+ from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The theme of the night is  Summer Camp so you can get ready to earn an Archery badge in our camp challenge, make a Friendship Bracelet in the Art Studio and participate in many more fun camp activities! You’ll enjoy a full cash-bar and tasty treats for purchase. Bring friends and meet new ones as you explore interactive exhibits. Tickets are $25.00. Advance tickets are required.

    Paint and SmokeThursday, June 22

    Enjoy another Paint & Smoke event at The White Haus (10 Seaverns Avenue, Jamaica Plain) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Donate to RSVP – Minimum $5. FREE canvas & paint. They will be re-creating a Frandy Suero Art original “A Bob Marley Tribute”. You may bring your own marijuana to smoke. Purchase a painting seat for $45.00. You do not have to paint to join the event. Get tickets here.

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    Posing to Snap a Photo

    Friday, June 23

    Celebration Of Summer lV: Donna Summer Roller Disco Party takes place at Boston City Hall Plaza from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. This event features: a roller skating rink with free skate rental, performance by Mary Gaines Bernard ( Donna Summer’s sister, and background singer ), DJ Roy Barboza, Food trucks and water stations, Live art and interactive exhibits, The Boston Roller Derby and appearances from O’Mega Red and other members of the Summer family. The event is free and open to the public.

    The Rum & Brew Tasting kicks off their annual 2-day festival celebrating jerk hot foods at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (41 Berkeley St, South End) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. VIP tickets available with entry at 6:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50.00, and you can get yours here. Please note that the price of the ticket does not include food.

    The Floor Lords
    The Floor Lords

    Saturday, June 24

    The Black Market (2136 Washington St, Roxbury) retail pop-up market in Dudley Square established by local entrepreneurs for local entrepreneurs driven by the mission to revitalize Boston’s Black Creative Economy. It is open today and tomorrow 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free admission.

    Today The Floor Lords kick off their 36th Annual anniversary presented by Pro Breakin Tour and sanctioned by UDEF  at 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge with hosts El Nino and Xcel. There will be break battles with prizes of up to $1,000. Entrance fee is $20.00.

    lawnd2Sunday, June 25

    Join WELL Summit’s Selfcare Sunday at Lawn on D (420 D Street) 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.. Enjoy  a fun morning of barre & yoga from some of our favorite Boston wellness professionals. Take one class or stay for all three! Bring Your Own Yoga Mat. The event is free and open to the public. Get the information here.

    Boston Business Builder event takes place at Bruce C. Boiling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event is crafted for the entrepreneur spirit that is in need of an aggressive guideline of direction. They are going to have a live panel discussion with Atlanta’s Professor Devin of what are the 3 key elements that are preventing our businesses from building into empires and the solutions. This event is free and open to the public. 

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    Weekly Highlights: Juneteenth Celebrations, CeCe Winanas with the Boston Pops, The Isley Brothers, Lizzo and More!

    June 12th, 2017

    Salsa in the ParkMonday, June 12

    Salsa In The Park (SITP) kicks off its 10th summer season at the Blackstone Community Center (50 W. Brookline St, South End) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Join them for a fun, free and family friendly outdoor dancing experience to promote health and wellness. This event takes place every Monday throughout the summer.

    Open MicTuesday, June 13

    Show your skills at an Open Mic Series that works to highlight local performing artists and poets, visual artists in the City of Boston at La Fábrica Central (450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Featuring artists – Anson Frazier, Pharess and Mike Conroy. This is an open Mic Event. All ages are welcome to attend.

    IsleyBrothersThursday, June 15

    Women of Color Conference takes place at Harvard University Austin Hall, Harvard Law School (1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge) The all day conference invites you to experience leadership development, inspiration, and connections. Speakers include: Heather C. White (Trillfit), Lisa Coleman (Harvard University), Carole Copeland-Thomas (C. Thomas and Associates). The event will be emceed by Amaka Ubaka (7 News). The event is currently sold out, but you can get on the waitlist here. For complete details click here.

    The Isley Brothers perform at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium (3 City Hall Sq. Lynn)  at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $37.00. Get yours here.

    Juneteenth
    Friday, June 16

    Join the Museum of African American History (46 Joy St, Beacon Hill) in celebrating Juneteenth! Juneteenth 1865 is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. There will be a Fashion Expose by Iam Kreyol, Sounds by April Stanford and Debo Ray,Tastings by Zaz Restaurant and Delectable Desires Pastries. You can also experience the Exhibit of “Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the Nineteenth Century”.  Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here.

    CeCeSaturday, June 17

    It’s the annual Roxbury Homecoming in Franklin Park. Be sure to bring your own lawn chair, blankets, and cookout gear (including the food!) This is a great annual event where everyone feels like family. People start to arrive around 10:00 a.m.

    Learn basic techniques for gardening in raised-bed gardens and other small spaces with The Food Project at Dudley Green House (9 Brook Ave, Roxbury) 10:00 a.m.. Participants create a garden map, use the square-foot method, and learn from demonstrations of planting techniques. Registration is requested, but not required.

    Hike 4 Life invites you to enjoy a peaceful afternoon walking through Franklin Park complete with mediation and sounds with Michelle of Operation B Fit and Stephanie, The Singing Bowl lady. Water, light snacks and mats will be provided.Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here. 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Famous gospel artist (still living) CeCe Winians is performing at the Boston Pops Annual Gospel Night at Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave) 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets start at $32.00. Use the discount code gospel50 and use this website for a 50% discount. (Thanks Tonya!)

    Lizzo performs at Paradise Rock Club (967 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton) 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $18.00. Get yours here.

    Francois Soulignac - Photographs from Massachusetts
    Francois Soulignac – Photographs from Massachusetts

    Sunday, June 18

    Experience The Charles by kayak with the Young Black Professionals group at The Charles River Canoe and Kayak Kendall Square location (15 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge) starting at 5:00 p.m. Kayak rental rates start at $15.00. They’ll kayak for about an hour before heading to drinks at a nearby watering hole.

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    Catch Up: Chance The Rapper Performs at Harvard AND Boston Calling – Harvard Black Graduation – Yara Shahidi Joins the Ivy League – Latrell James Promotes National Brand

    June 8th, 2017

    So there’s been some national buzz about Boston and the little city across the pond ;), so we’re doing a little catch up:

    In a somewhat controversial move, Harvard University held its first university wide Black Graduation ceremony on the Law School campus. According to the Boston Globe, the ceremony was not meant to be divisive as all students are welcomed to attend. Instead it was said by one student organizer of the ceremony, “…to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and brilliance…” The graduation was everything you’d expect it to be including a pause to “Swag and Surf” –

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    Not only did Harvard get a Black graduation, they got a Chance The Rapper performance. The rapper did double duty with the performance being a part of Boston Calling “at the same d*mn time!”.

    “Make some noise if you want to go to Heaven”- @chancetherapper

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    Art imitates life as ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ star Yara Shahidi will join the class of 2021 with her acceptance of her bid to Harvard. Maybe her and Malia Obama will be roomies as the former President’s daughter is also said to begin her deferred attendance this fall.

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    Getting commercial fame, local artist Latrell James created the latest jingle for the national feel-good brand Cheerios with “Good Goes Round“. Check out the spot below:

     

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram, Gary Alpert – Deafboy Photography, The Boston Globe, The Root, Getty Images

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    Interview: Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni “One Drop of Love”

    June 7th, 2017

    pulse-FanshenCoxDiGiovanni-ticketsFanshen Cox DiGiovanni is the author and performer of a one-woman play entitled “One Drop of Love” which details the experiences of growing up as a biracial woman and the search of her cultural identity. The author has ties to the Boston-area having spent time in the city and with the play being produced by longtime friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. After viewing the play via live stream (gotta love technology!), Fanshen and I spoke about her process in writing the play and got more insight to her thoughts and feelings about identity.

    Tiffany: How did you make such a sensitive issue so funny! Did you know you were funny?

    Fanshen: I moved from doing dramatic theater to taking stand up classes in L.A. to challenge myself. Some of the skills I learned were to structure jokes to focus on my own personal story. I realized that my story could break the heart in a way that made people laugh and got the audience involved.

    T: How did you decide to do such a personal speech and a one-woman show at that?

    F: It actually started as a documentary about my family and then I was getting an MFA in acting and performance and since a documentary is a different medium, I thought about how to incorporate multi-media into the performance.

    T: There are pieces in the performance that I found really powerful, especially when you were talking about ticking census boxes. How did that become a part of the play?

    F: I think when you are going to see/(create) a solo performance, you should think about how you can have the audience connect – to say, “This is my story.” So, I wanted to give a context to things that made up my own story and that was a longer journey than what exists now.  I needed to construct an image of race that went beyond our family.

    T: You have children in your life, nieces and nephews from your brother. How do you think they and other children should racially identify if they come from bi-racial backgrounds?

    F: I think it depends on how their parents choose to raise them – they are seen as a Black boy or a Black man and that’s what society says and tells him and his children.  Everybody has the right to explore the way in which they define themselves. In this piece I try not to judge. I try not to come to any conclusions. I hope that you come to your own conclusions.

    T: You’ve been doing the show for almost 2 years now. Does it get boring or tiring for you? What is next for you?

    F: I will be doing the play for the next year, for sure. What makes the show is really the reactions from the audience and the lead up to the shows. That moment when everything goes silent right before the lights go on and after that then the show can evolve. It’s a new city, a different crowd, different reactions, so it’s always different and evolving.  There are potential projects for me like finishing the documentary that I started, and I am working on a new play called “Adventures in Whiteness” which talks about how people became “white”. It will have a focus on immigration history laws and really having whites look at breaking down a system that is benefiting them.

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    T: On a lighter note, you spent some time living in Cambridge, what were some places that you remember visiting and enjoying?

    F: Oh wow, I haven’t been in a while, but I remember The Middle East, all of Central Square. I remember that great reggae spot – The Western Front during my college summers. Boston was like the big city across the bridge! Most of my time in Boston was spent in the Symphony Hall area or Dorchester.

    Experience “One Drop of Love” on Tuesday, June 13th at the Central Square Theater (450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia. 1:00 p.m. matinee and 7:00 p.m. evening showing. Tickets are free and the performance is open to the public. RSVP here.

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    Weekly Highlights: Nonprofit Networking Night, Artist Collective Experience, Zion 1 Carl Williams and More!

    June 4th, 2017

    Summer is unofficially underway. Here are some great events you should stop by this week. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info  #thefabempire #bostonfab Check back for updates!

    Haley HouseMonday, June 5

    Haley House’s and Dudley Dough’s are having their first ever Nonprofit Networking Night at Dudley Dough (2302 Washington St, Roxbury) starting at 6:00 p.m. Whether you are a nonprofit professional, a volunteer, or just an interested community member, come join, connect, and share! Free to attend and open to the public.

    DarrylsTuesday, June 6

    The Artist Collective Experience (A.C.E.) is an open mic that encompasses all forms of art and artistry that takes place at on the first Tuesday of each month at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen (604 Columbus Ave, Roxbury) starting at 7:00 p.m. Watch and engage as your hosts, Nero Tindal and Jennifer Jones of ‘Blvck Owned’, orchestrate a lineup of open mic and featured artists backed by the house band, IntraVenus. There will be a featured artist that will perform a 30 min- 1 hour set.

    district hallWednesday, June 7

    Whether you are an artist, a developer, an entrepreneur, a musician, a comedian, a tech geek, a writer, or a knitting enthusiast. Whether your idea is developing a new app in high tech, filling a gap in public service, or redefining the way we experience art, you’re invited to District Hall (75 Northern Ave) 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for their Café Night.  This event is  free and open to the public. Reserve your spot here.

    Zion 1 perform at ONCE Lounge and Ballroom (156 Highland Ave, Somerville) 8:45 p.m. Tickets start at $15.00. Get them here.

    ACLUThursday, June 8

    NSBE Boston invites you to our 2nd Annual Torch Awards reception on June 8th at Mass Dot (10 Park Plaza) 6:00 p.m.. The Torch Awards is an annual NSBE Boston initiative, launched in 2016, to celebrate our commitment to advancing the NSBE Mission and impacting the community. Dinner will be served. Dress code is cocktail attire. RSVP is required. Tickets start at $20.00.

    The Boston Community School Presents: Civilian Rights Forum. Carl Williams, Attorney at the ACLU, will be the teacher of the class. Mr. Williams will be explain your civil rights and what you do when you are having your rights infringed upon by the police. This information is pertinent to immigrants who are uncertain of what their future looks like in a Trump america.The class will cost $10.00; however, no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. To RSVP for this class, fill out this form.

    BAMSFriday, June 9

    Join Assembly Row at Assembly Square (340 Canal St, Somerville) and Metamovements Latin Dance Company  to go Salsa Dancing On The Row! Make sure to RSVP. This event is free and open to the public.

    BAMS Fest, Inc. in partnership with ArtsEmerson presents “Black Box Sounds” (Special Edition of The Prelude”) inside the – Jackie Black Box Theatre (559 Washington St) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Featured artists: Marcela Cruz (Boston), Sidewalk Chalk (Chicago), Sam Trump (Chicago). Hosted by D. Ruff.Sounds provided by DJ Daz One. Cash bar. Lite bites. $12.00 in advanced, $15.00 at the door, $60 for a table of 4. Get your tickets here.

    Phi Beta SigmaSaturday, June 10

    The 4 Corners Yoga Studios (336 Washington St, Dorchester) opens its doors today with free classes and specials all weekend long. The fun starts at 9:00 a.m. each day. See complete details here. This is a family-friendly event.

    The Grand Opening of The Black Market which celebrates Juneteenth and Black-Owned businesses at  2136 Washington St, Roxbury. Today and tomorrow. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event will take place two weekends per month. Admission is free to the public.

    The Zeta Kappa Sigma Chapter Lobster Fest hosts its annual Lobster Fest at Boston Lodge of the Elks Lodge #10 (1 Morrell Street, West Roxbury) 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. . All you can eat, lobster and other delicious food along with live musical entertainment.The proceeds of this event will provide scholarships to deserving students and funding for service projects in several Boston communities. Tickets are $75.00. They are currently sold out, but get more information here.

    Reel Life Experience Season 3 Finale at The Paramount (559 Washington St) starting at 6:30 p.m. will celebrate the love, culture and creativity that LOVE JONES has brought our community at The event will be a throw back, 90’s themed experience coupled with live performance, art and music inspired by the film’s soundtrack. An after party will immediately follow the screening that will include food, cocktails and DJ. Tickets are completely complimentary, but currently sold out. They will release unused tickets at 7:30 p.m. See more details here.

    Freddie Gibbs performs at The Middle East Downstairs (480 Massachusetts Ave) 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $22.00. Get them here.

    Love Life NowSunday, June 11th

    The Love Life Now Foundation’s 3K Heel-a-thon Against Domestic Violence takes place at D.W. Field Park (Oak Street in Brockton) at 8:30 a.m. -Registration.  Tickets are $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for teens. Kids under 12 are free. All the proceeds go to continue the work of the Love Life Now Foundation. *Running in heels is not required.

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    Weekly Highlights: Wale, Mother and Daughter Gala, An Evening with Entrepreneurs and More!

    May 21st, 2017

    With graduation season in full swing, and as people are gearing up for Memorial Day Weekend, this week is a little light on events. But  that doesn’t mean you have to stay home :). Remember to tell ’em where you got the info! #bostonfab #thefabempire

    AE_logo_THEATRE_FINAL_Purple2_1Monday, May 22

    Join ArtsEmerson’s Play Reading Book Club Brown Bag Colloquium at the Emerson/Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre (559 Washington Street, Theater District) 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join Emerson College teaching artist, play reading book club members and community partners for an annual review and presentation of the models, methods and impacts of the ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club! Come learn how the program engages diverse communities through in-depth script analyses, fostering social connectivity, and by developing new audiences. Bring your lunch and they’ll provide the lemonade and cookies.

    princeTuesday, May 23

    NSBE Boston invites you to “An Evening with Entrepreneurs“, featuring the author of “Five Steps To Live Like An Entrepreneur: A Complete Guide to Entrepreneurship”, Prince Sefa-Boakye at the Charlesmark Lounge (655 Boylston St) starting at 6:00 p.m..This is a professional networking event for current and future entrepreneurs. Bring your business cards and be ready to expand your network. Light refreshments will be served.

    Fashionistas can hear from great influencers in fashion at Noteworthy: An inside look at the changing scene of fashion in Boston at Boston Magazine (300 Massachusetts Ave) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Joelle founder of I Am Kreyol will be speaking as one of the panelists.  This event is open to the public.

    Daniel Beaty 035Wednesday, May 24

    Daniel Beaty’s I Dream – I DREAM takes place at The Paramount Theater (559 Washington St, Theater District) 6:00 p.m. he I Dream: Boston 2017 Culminating Performance will feature devised original works created and performed by the I Dream: Boston participants. The performances will include storytelling based in social justice issues that are important to these theatre-makers.This event is free and open to the public. Get tickets here.

    allgoodThursday, May 25

    Allgood. is at The Good Life (28 Kingston St) 10:0 0 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. No cover. No coat check. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

    Obehi JaniceFriday, May 26

    Check out Obehi Janice’s reading of her newest play writing adventure Old White Sugah Daddy at The Stanford Calderwood Pavillion (527 Tremont St) 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are currently SOLD OUT, but you never know. Find out details here.

    Wale -- dcfabSaturday, May 27

    Boston City Councillor and Mayoral Candidate Tito Jackson is once again opening his home 37 Schuyler St, Dorchester to visitors starting at 1:00 p.m. for his annual Tito’s Turkey Fry Block Party. There will be vegetarian friendly items as well. DJ, games for the kids, and an all around good time. This event is family-friendly, free and open to the public.

    Come join The CLLCTV for Fun and Games at The Boston Common. They’ve invited 4 teams made of up members of establishments such as Bodega and Parlor Sports to be challengers in a rousing game of Kickball. Come and cheer the teams on and enjoy the outdoors on the unofficial first weekend of summer. Free and open to the public. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Boston’s Mother Daughter Gala will take place at Carson Place (180 Mount Vernon St, Boston) from 6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. This will be a night for mother and daughter(s) to enjoy a night full of dancing, laughs, food, and lots of fun! Come in formal dress camera ready. Tickets are currently SOLD OUT, but you never know! See details here.

    Grown Folks can help out the Young Folks at the #GrownFolks II event taking place at Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave, Roxbury) starting at 6:00 p.m. The event benefits the Youth Organizers Fellowship that provides a weekly open mic for youth. This is a 21+ event with a DJ and spoken word by several artists. $8.00 on-line and $10.00 at the door. All proceeds will go to funding their programs. Get your tickets here.

    Wale performs at the House of Blues Boston (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $27.00 and can be purchased here.

    Sunday, May 28th

    The Wave Boston monthly party is here with its Memorial Day Weekend edition at Middlesex Lounge (315 Massachusetts ave, Cambridge). Doors open at 4:30 p.m. DJs include: Zikomo, Riobama, Bearly Pablo (YVNG PAVL + Big Bear). Tickets are $10.00 in advanced and $15.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here.

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    Weekly Highlights: Trey Songz, Taste of Haiti, Boston Business Women Conference and More!

    May 14th, 2017

    Is the weather clearing? I sure hope so. Time to get the good while the good can be gotten. Be sure to let them know where you got the info #thefabempire #bostonfab

    Trey BTS Tour DC - dcfab 2Tuesday, May 16

    Trey Songz comes to the House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St, Boston) 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Tickets start at $39.00 and can be purchased here.

    Have fun at Trivia with Pops & Dre at  Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Janel MartinezWednesday, May 17

    Boston Business Women Be BOLD Conference 2017 takes place Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton St, Boston) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10.00. Get them here.

    “I scream, you scream, we all scream for vegan ice cream!” Head to Nathan Tufts Park (149 College Ave, Somerville, Power House Square) for an epic ice cream social. Sample all types of vegan ice cream from your local community members.Bring one or two pints of ice cream (must be vegan) and your own bowls and utensils or a $5.00 donation. Register here.

    Learn about entrepreneurship Startup Classroom Ft. Janel Martinez at the Bruce C. Boiling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Martinez is the co-founder and Chief Content Officer at 2020Shift, an education startup focused on teaching diverse professionals the skills needed to find a career they love in technology. She is the founder of an award-winning website, Ain’t I Latina? (AintILatina.com), which highlights and celebrates Afro-Latinas. This event is free and open to the public. Register here.

    Stephan-Berrouet-DurandFriday, May 19

    Take you a voyage through Haiti’s gastronomy at the  Bruce C. Boiling Municipal Building
    (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with art, music, history to present times featuring renowned Haiti base Chef Stephan Berrouet-Durand of Culinary by Design and the Haitian Culinary Alliance. Tickets start at $75.00. Get them here.

    See the play Bold Moves by playwright Tricia Elam Walker at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) Show starts tonight at 7:00 p.m. and runs through Sunday. This quartet of contemporary short plays are about friendship, race, intimacy, and responsibility. The play is directed by Dillon Bustin. Plays include: Bold Moves, The Widows’ Club, Mani-Pedi, and Maternity Ward. Tickets begin at $15.00. Get yours here.

    Tonight is the opening night for ARTSEmerson artist in residence Daniel Beaty’s premier film, Chapter and VerseA Harlem Story at The Paramount Bright Family Screening Room (533 Washington St, Theater District) directed by Jamal Joseph and stars Daniel Beaty, Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine and Selinas Leyva. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased here.

    kites460Saturday, May 20

    The Neighborhood Ride Series returns! Start at Haley House (15 Dade St, Roxbury) at 10:30 a.m. The Neighborhood Ride Series with #IBikeBoston welcomes people on bikes (ages 16+, under 16 with parent present) of all abilities to join us for a group ride exploring Roxbury streets and paths! Local riders will highlight cultural and historical sights, along with parks and other favorite destinations. For complete details, click here.

    The Kite and Bike Fest returns to Franklin Park today starting at 11:00 a.m. Bring a kite or purchase one on site. Bikes will be available to ride or bring your own. It’s a great event for kids. The event is free, just bring snacks or some money to purchase them.

    If you believe in public education, join the rally for Public Education at the Boston Common – at Beacon and Charles St. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Derby season isn’t quite over yet, enjoy the Triple Crown Derby Day with The Boston Nupes with DJ Val Beatz at Market Lounge (21 Broad St, 2nd Floor) 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

    May 8th, 2017

    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.

    TFP_BannersSaturday, May 13

    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.

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