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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
Monday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Saturday, May 27
Boston City Councillor and Mayoral Candidate Tito Jackson is once again opening his home 37 Schuyler St, Dorchester to visitors 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.
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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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
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Friday, 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 Verse – A 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.
Saturday, 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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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
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.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Saturday, 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.
Sunday, 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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Need some events to help you get through the week? We’ve got you covered. Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info #thefabempire #bostonfab!
Tuesday, May 2
You are invited to come and experience a night inside of The HUNTERS SPACE at Liquid Art House (The Arlington 100 Huntington Ave.)! You’ll enjoy a night of networking, inspiration, and good vibes. For free admission complete this survey. Use code FREE REGISTRATION. Otherwise, tickets are $20.00. Get yours here.
Wednesday, May 3
The Urban Male: Cannabis Entrepreneurship & Activism takes place at Suya Joint (185 Dudley St., Roxbury) 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. You will learn about the possibilities for cannabis entrepreneurship. Light appetizers will be served. The event is free, but please sign up so that they know to expect you.
Thursday, May 4
Cinco de Mayo comes a little early to Lawn on D (420 D Street) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. as we kick off the new Lawn On D season with a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring live bands, Latin DJs, margaritas, and of course food! The evening will feature TROPICANTE, a unique quartet uncorks a contagious blend of Rumba Flamenca with the inviting rhythms of Latin America.The band is led by Percussionist Ricardo Monzón and featuring recording artist D’Rafael on guitar and lead vocals. There will be food samples + margaritas from Temazcal. The celebration continues nightly through May 7th.
Obehi Janice hosts the Bee Boy event at the MIT Stata Center (32 Vassar St, Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The even was created in response to the destruction of human lives by institutional injustice, murder, oppression, incarceration and the parallel destruction of the environment, the disappearance of bees participants include: Brandon G Green, Catherine T. Morris (BAMS Fest), DS4SI: Design Studio for Social Intervention, Marsha Parrilla(Danza Orgánica), Ashley Rose, James Ramsey, Thabiti Brown (Codman Academy Charter Public School), Erin Kay Anderson, Nia Evans (Boston Ujima Project) and Cliff Notez (Hip Story). This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, May 5
Anime performs to a sold out crowd at The Middle East (472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge). Doors open at 8:00 p.m. This is an all ages show. $15.00 in advanced and on the day of the show.
GrubStreet, the Boston Literary District, and Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Equity are joining forces to host “Who Are We When We’re At Home: the Black Experience in Boston.” at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel (5o Park Plaza – Arlington Room) 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Boston Globe Associate Editor and Op-ed columnist Renee Graham will be moderating a conversation about the experience of code/switching that’s common to African Americans nationally but also particularly in greater Boston, a city with it’s own very complicated and contradictory racial history. She’ll be joined on stage by the Poet Charles Coe, Historian Kerri Greenidge, and Boston’s Chief Resiliency Officer, Dr. Atyia Martin. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 6
Be honored at the Honoring Women: A Celebration of Generations Brunch with keynote Speaker, Mrs. Lovern Gordon; President Love Life Now at the Best Western Adams Inn (29 Hancock St, Quincy) 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be Foundation Poetry in honor of Dr. Maya Angelou, performed by Ms. La Toya Robinson; poet, educator, and performer hosted by Brockton City Councilor-at-large, Ms. Shaynah M. Barnes, performance by Seekers of Knowledge. Music by Ms. Kwatice Ezell. Doors open 30 minutes prior to event for registration. 50/50 raffle, raffle items, vendor tables. All attendees will receive brunch and a personal gift. Tickets start at $35.00 and can be purchased here.
Urbanity Dance (1180 Washington Street #100 Boston, MA 02118) is transforming its studio space into a curated gallery exploring movement from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The space will explore how movement is translated into 2D and 3D works of art, how movement and performance can be incorporated into visual arts, and how visual arts can be translated back into movement making itself. The space will feature Boston based visual artists, with performances by Urbanity Dance throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free, and all proceeds from art sales go directly to the artist.
Sunday, May 7
Come out on May 7th and connect with Hibernian Hall (185 Dudley St) 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at their first ever season preview brunch! Curated by Outside The Box Agency and The Collier Connection, this event has it all: free food, good drinks, music, prizes and a unique opportunity to meet and hang out with their playwrights. This event is free and open to the public. Sign up here.
MetaMovements and Salsa Sundays at Ryles unite to bring our Salsa In The Park (SITP) vibe indoors at Ryles Jazz Club (212 Hampshire St, Cambridge) for a fundraiser, which will include Salsa and Rueda De Casino dance lessons by MetaMovements starting at 6:30pm followed by social dancing with DJ Rob Suave, live percussion instruments, a food buffet, and more! Join them for dinner for only $5 with your $10 entrance fee ($5 for youth & college students with a school ID!. Proceeds to benefit Salsa In The Park 2017. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Get tickets here.
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A nightlife staple, Chau Chow City (83 Essex St) affectionately known as “Chau Chow’s” is now closed after 32 Years due to rent increases. The late night eatery was the after the “let out” spot that everyone has visited at least once. Their American Chinese staples like the chicken wings and lo-mein always hit the spot after a night of dancing and drinking. Chau Chow City was a place where friendships were made, hook-ups were cemented. Here’s to the memories.
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Weekly Highlights: BREAD and Soup, ArtWeek, 25th Annual ULEM Gala, Erykah Badu, SOWA Opens and More!April 23rd, 2017
Another week of great events is just ahead. ArtWeek is kicking off this week which invites you to enjoy The Arts in its many forms. Be sure to let ’em know where you go the info #thefabempire #bostonfab, and if you see me, say hey!
Tuesday, April 25
See, They Call Us Monsters at the Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK St, Cambridge) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Weiner Auditorium. They Call Us Monsters gives voice to the emotional experience of three teens and their families as they await their fate in pre-trial detention. The film will be followed by a talk back with director Ben Lear and James Anderson, a founding member of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. This event is free and open to the public.
Have some BREAD and Soup at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. while supporting creative projects and initiatives in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. Attendees make a donation of $10 and learn about four projects that benefit the Rox/Dot/Mattapan community. Over dinner, attendees vote on which project they think benefits the community the most. The winner goes home with all of the money raised at the door to carry out their project. No questions asked! Get tickets in advanced here.
Rapper Mick Jenkins performs at The Middle East (Downstairs) (472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) show starts at 7:00 p.m. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $20.00. Get them here. Tickets are currently SOLD OUT, but you never know!
Thursday, April 27
Work towards financial freedom at a workshop with a workshop presented by Chiquita Rice, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones at CityYear (287 Columbus Ave, South End) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This event is free, but please register here.
The 9th Annual Taste of Dorchester takes place at Local 103 IBEW(256 Freeport Street, Dorchester) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a night of food and community camaraderie with 25 local restaurants, live jazz by Sleeping Bee, silent auction, raffle & prizes, photo booth & more! Free parking and cash bar. Tickets are $40.00 in advanced and $50.00 at the door. Get your tickets here. Ticket proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance.
Jazz Cartier performs at Sonia (10 Brookline Ave, Cambridge) 7:00 p.m. General Admission $15.00. Get your tickets here.
Friday, April 28
Thousands of people have joined the No Evil Project by posing as the Three Wise Monkeys, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil, to challenge stereotypes and show that people aren’t defined by their labels. Be a part of the movement from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont St, Roxbury). Free and open to the public.
Join the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) as they celebrate their 25th Annual Awards Gala at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel (50 Park Plaza) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ULEM is going to honor several great community leaders while fundraising for the agency’s day-to-day needs. General Admission is $200.00. Get your tickets here.
The Taste of the North End is back at the DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink (561 Commercial St., North End) at 7:00 p.m. This year, proceeds will benefit North End Waterfront Health that will support the variety of programs and services offered by the health center, as well as other neighborhood charities for children and elders. Tickets start at $99.00, and you can purchase them here.
Erykah Badu performs at House of Blues Boston (15 Lansdowne St, Fenway) 7:00 p.m. Tickets start around $90.00, and you can purchase yours here.
Celebrate the rebrand of Missing Pieces: a project begun by Donald Washington in order to create awareness and discussion around autism. The event takes place at Laced (426, Massachusetts Ave, South End) 7:00 p.m.-10 p.m. Cost is $20.00 to attend. Following the event, attendees will head over to MAST’ (45 Province Street) for music, late night snacks, and a cash bar. RSVP here.
Saturday, April 29
Boston’s biggest outdoor market, SOWA (450 Harrison Ave) is back for its 14th season! And now on Saturdays AND Sundays starting at 10:00 a.m.! The market helps to supporting hundreds of small businesses and celebrates local makers. Each weekend will feature 100+ artisans, 50+ local farmers and food makers, over a dozen iconic food trucks, craft beers, live music, and good vibes every weekend! From fresh fruits and ice cream sandwiches, to watercolor prints and gemstone jewelry, these amazing vendors have you covered. Event is free and open to the public. Bring cash!
Boston Cyclist Union invites you to join them for conversations about what biking could be in our neighborhoods at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Topics will include a space for youth, staying safe on unsafe roads, bike culture and identity, the business of biking, neighborhood biking groups, and championing change.This is event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Register here.
Celebrate at the “A Celebration of Visionaries” Awards Reception honoring those in the community who have made significant strides, empowered others and subsequently created immeasurable positive impacts in various arenas.
This event will feature four honorees in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Community Impact, Fashion, and Leadership. with award recipients Anna Maven, Lakenya Rivers,Vanessa Lundy and Laila McCain. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased here.
Our Family Dinner returns with “A Seat At The Table” at the Anthem Kitchen (101 S. Market St) 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Family Dinner projects hopes to bring the entire city coming together at the same time, at the same place, to share a meal and strengthen a growing global tradition. Individual tickets are $47.50. Advanced tickets are required.
Sunday, April 30
Join transmedia artist Daniel Callahan in MassQing (Year of the MassQ) at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley St, Roxbury) 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The event will be honoring the diverse artistic expressions of Boston’s communities of color in a shared appreciation for arts, culture, and our collective humanity. This convergence will feature the artistic process of in which the face is used as a canvas to create art that expresses internal and emotional aspects of the bearer. Tickets start at $10.00 and can be purchased here.
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It’s time for the Boston Marathon, even if you’re not running in the race, you’ll still have plenty of places to run around! Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info #bostonfab #thefabempire.
Tuesday, April 18
Join in on Fitness Funday at Melina Cass Recreation Complex (120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd) 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with nutrition, health & wellness activities, jewelry and vision board making. Light refreshments will be served. Girls and women only. This event is free to attend, but you must register here.
Wednesday, April 19
The fashion forward are invited to Shakes and Silhouettes at Shake Shack (234 Newbury St) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine will be at Boston University Phototonics 206 (775 Commonwealth Ave) at 7:00 p.m. for a panel discussion -Black Artists Speak: Opportunity, Activism, and Community. The panel will feature visual artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine, playwright Kirsten Greenidge, and musician Danny Mekonnen of Debo Band will be there moderated by Victoria George. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.
Artist Goapele performs at the Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Ave) 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26.50 and can be purchased here.
The Kickback Party heads to the W Boston (100 Stuart St) 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. with DJ Killa Kels. No cover besides a kick back attitude.
New England Cannabis Convention takes place this weekend at the Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston St). Doors open at 10:00 a.m. You must be 18+ to attend. No cannabis medical card needed. Entrance starts at $20.00. Get your tickets here.
Vogue Runway comes to the W Boston Hotel (100 Stuart St) starting with a trunk show and cocktails 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. then a show from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Guests include America’s Next Top Model, Biance Golden & featuring Project Runway’s Ruby Mac. The event is open to the fashionable.
The Reel Life Experience is back for Season 3 at The Paramount (559 Washington St, Theatre District) and invite you to watch the Academy Award-Winning Film Moonlight. Tickets are $15.00 and include a cocktail hour with hors d’ oeurves, live performances and a talk back after the film. Get your tickets here.
Black Violin duo comes to Berklee College of Music Red Room Café 939 (939 Boylston St) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 in advanced and $25.00 at the door. Get your tickets here.
Thursday, April 20th
The NBMBAA Boston Chapter presents Cocktails and Conversation at West End Johnnie’s (138 Portland St) 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Join chapter members, corporate partners, and friends to unwind, socialize and network. Cash bar. $5.00 cover for the general public. Purchase tickets here.
Sunday, April 23
Riddim and Brunch is back at The Causeway (65 Causeway St, Boston) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This month features YVNG PAVL and Brian Karanja aka Bearly Pablo from the CLLCTV BOSTON. As always, RYU will kick things off early with the R&B vibes. RSVP here to let them know you’re coming. A $5.00 entertainment charge will be included with your meal purchase.
The Hangover takes place at Savvor (180 Lincoln St) 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sounds by Bobby Bangersers and DeeJay MoT with a Fashion Exhibit by Diaspora Africa .Optional brunch buffet available for $25.00.
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This past week had some great spottings:
Taraji P. Henson is in town on location for her new thriller Proud Mary. She was spotted trolling City Hall Plaza and took a snap chat pic of the Cookie Monstah food truck – an ode to her starring role as Cookie Lyon on Fox’s Empire.
Author Terry McMillan was also in town as a part of Bunker Hill Community College’s Compelling Conversations. The writer gave a talk for students and the public and later, signed autographs and books.
This was me after a powerful lecture/compelling conversation event @bhccboston by @TheRealTerryMillan. She signed her book ” I Almost Forgot About You” & I offered her mine. It is always such a treat to say thank you with Art. This afternoon she offered many pearls, reminders I needed. I will share more of that later but one that sticks right now: ” Don’t try to convince anyone of your value. Trust your instincts, be true to yourself”. #writersofinstagram #inspiration#naturalista#blackwomen #authors#poets#
And my hair crush Grammy Award-Winning and Berklee College of Music graduate bassist Esperanza Spalding put on an intimate performance at the Isabella Stewart Garden Museum.
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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.
Monday, 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.
Tuesday, 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!
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Saturday, 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.
Sunday, 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
Monday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Saturday, 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.
Sunday, 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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