Weekly Highlights: Corinne Bailey Rae, Gallant, Bibi Bourelly, Powerful Words, Greet the Children and More!

Summer is over…unofficially…, but no worries that just means it’s time for Back to School! Which means new people flooding the city with different ways to get them engaged. Go on out and make some new friends before the snow starts falling :). As always, be sure to share the link and let ’em know where you found the info!


gallant-billboard-650Tuesday, September 6th

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley wants to share some of the things she has done with young professionals in the community at her Summer Soiree at Coppersmith (40 W. 3rd St, Southie) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Suggested donations begin at $20.00. Make your contribution here.

Calling all slam poets! It’s time for Souped Up the poetry slam at Dudley Café (15 Warren St) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Come early if you want to compete as there are elimination rounds and a $100 cash prize for the winner.

Bibi Bourelly performs at Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Ave, Brighton) at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $13.00 and can be purchased here. Fab Gal Tip: If you haven’t heard her before, you should see her for $13.00 now. I doubt you’ll be able to do it again.

Gallant performs at The Sinclair (52 Church St, Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $16.00 and can be purchased here. UPDATE: Looks like these tickets are sold out, but you never know!

Corinne Bailey RaeWednesday, September 7th

Corinne Bailey Rae performs at Royale (279 Tremont St, Theater District) at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $31.00 in advanced and $36.00 at the door. This is an 18+ show. Get your tickets here!

GreetthechildrenBoston2Thursday, September 8th

Greet the Children is back for another year of impact! It’s a simple act of cheering children on as they go to their first day of school. Both men and women are invited to participate! Volunteering begins as early as 6:45 a.m. Sign up here.

Lifted is back at the Haley House Bakery and Café (12 Dade St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. There will be live performances by Brittany Butler, Kayo, Rebecca Zama as well as an open mike. This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Share some Powerful Words at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) – (100 Northern Ave, Waterfront) at 6:00 p.m. In response to this violence, racial injustice, and trauma, they have invited writers, artists, and leading creative voices to come together for Powerful Words, an evening of readings, reflections, and community. WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott, Huntington Theater Managing Director Michael Maso, author Gregory Maguire, Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges, visual artist Steve Locke, Harvard Hip-Hop Archive Director Marcy Morgan, award-winning chef Joanne Chang, WBUR journalist and host Meghna Chakrabarti, community powerhouse Robert Lewis, Jr., and many more are involved. This event is free and open to the public.

SinbadFriday, September 9th

The Boston Urban Supper Club invites those 30+ to enjoy a cocktail hour with a roof top view at 266 E Berkeley St, roof deck. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advanced and professional attire is required. Tickets are $40.00 and include a wine tasting, food demo, cocktail hour and appetizers. Get your tickets here.

Comedian Sinbad performs at the Wilbur Theatre (246 Tremont St, Theater District) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.00, and you can get them here.

Columbus ParkSaturday, September 10th

Namaste with TrillFit today at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) – (465 Huntington Ave, Roxbury) from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here.

The Boston Arts Festival is day from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m in Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park! Support local artisans and musicians through this family-friendly festival. Rain date is September 11th.

Eeek out the last few days of summer with NSBE Boston at their Annual Summer Sizzler in Arsenal Park (485 Arsenal St, Watertown) 3 p.m. – until sundown. Network with other Boston area professionals while enjoying complimentary food & drinks. They’ll also have your favorite board games, music, sport activities and gift card giveaways! This is a family-friendly event. This event is free, but you must RSVP here.

Join A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand, Couples Therapy Boutique, Monica Hall Porter of One Hope Wines and Autism Sprinter for an evening of henna art, shopping and celebration, at the new Couples Therapy Boutique (722 Dudley St, Dorchester) 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Henna designs are $20.00 and the money will go towards supporting autism awareness. Please note: this is a mature adult, 18+ event.

The Lizard Lounge (1667 Massachusetts Ave) invites you to a Bob Marley Tribute tonight with the Duppy Conquerors 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Cambridge CarnivalSunday, September 11th

The Cambridge Carnival is celebrating 24 years in Kendall Square, Cambridge from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Enjoy a parade display as well as vendors of all kinds and live music. You can let them know you plan on attending by signing up here. This is not required. Arrive early to find a good viewing spot!

Tonight check out Jeff Robinson in Live Bird a one-man play celebrating the life and music of the legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker written, directed, and performed by the actor at the Muticultural Arts Center (41 Second St, East Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 and need to be purchased in advanced here.

Join an urban history walking tour arranged with  Joel Mackall of Reidren. Meet the group behind the Haymarket subway stop at the RMV doors by 10:00 a.m. Click here for directions on how to reserve your space. $5.00 cost. Fab Gal Tip: The distance of the tour is 2.8 miles. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Celebrate Brazilian Independence celebration organized by the Brazilian Women’s Group today at the Herder Park DCR (1175 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton) 11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but bring cash if you want to purchase items (and you will!)