Weekly Highlights: Haley House Turns 50, Andra Day, Diane Guerrero, Cam’ron, Lizzo and More!

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals aside, we’ve got some great events for you to get into that won’t break you budget – at least not any more than it’s already been broken :). Don’t forget to tell ’em where you got the info!

Andra DayMonday, November 28th

Recently, a collective of artists gathered at a coffee shop concerned about the state of our union. How do we act? How do we react? How do we move forward? They’re organizing this event to bring together the creative community of Boston to provide a space for reflection, discussion, and action steps at the First Church of Roxbury (10 Putnam St, Roxbury Crossing) 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your thoughts, your ideas, your questions..and a snack to share! Sign up so they can prepare for you!

Andra Day performs with ChloexHalle at Royale (279 Tremont St, Theater District) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $29.50, and you can get yours here.

diane-guerroTuesday, November 29th

Join the City of Boston for a night of multicultural performances and cuisine at the annual We Are Boston Gala, celebrating Boston’s immigrant heritage and diversity.This year’s gala will feature with special guest appearance by Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) and will honor honor Richard E. Holbrook of Eastern Bank, John B. Cruz III of Cruz Companies, and Clear Channel Outdoor. Boston Park Plaza (50 Park Plaza) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $100.00 and you can get them here. Fab Gal Tip: Don’t feel the need to dress up. As the reception takes place after work, business attire is appropriate

Michael Kiwanuka performs at Royale Boston along with Cloves (279 Tremont St, Theater District). Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $18.00. Get them here!


Thursday, December 1st

Join LiteWork Events for their “Appy Hour” at Emerald Lounge (200 Stuart St) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for  $2, $3 and $5 apps. No cover. RSVP here to keep updated.

Cam’ron performs at The Middle East (472 – 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) doors open at 8:00 p.m. It’s $25.00 in advanced and $30.00 on the door. This is an 18+ show. Get your tickets here.

Go to the Rugged Raw release and open mic at La Bella Luna / Milky Way  (284 Armory St, Jamaica Plain) 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Friday, December 2nd

Re:Ed Physics Lab at District Hall (75 Northern Ave) 8:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. invites you to join  weekly meetings that will have two primary goals: 1) To serve as labs for identifying ways to improve our education system. 2) If any number of group members find an idea to be something they are interested in working on together, this network can help organizes the necessary resources to make their idea actionable. They will also be live streaming the event for those interested in participating online with on-line engagement. To learn more, click here.

First Fridays at the MFA (465 Huntington Avenue, Roxbury) 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m for an evening of fine art, music, bars, and snacks available for purchase. Open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry. Free for members and free with Museum admission! Order your tickets now to secure your spot at our monthly weekend kickoff. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the event can sell out. Get them here.

Haley HouseSaturday, December 3rd

I am Kreyol has their last shopping event of the year with music by Débo Ray and art at Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Roxbury) 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pick up pieces from our newest collection, Bohemian Warrior, and take advantage of our end of the year, clear out sale.

As a part of Haley House celebrating 50 Years in business, they host two panels at 10:30 AM and two panels at 1:00 PM on the second floor of the Bolling Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury) 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The two morning panels will be: Food Access & Health and Community & Activism. The two afternoon panels will be: Housing & Homelessness and Mass Incarceration. The panels are free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to register for their choice of panels on Brown Paper Tickets. Lunch from Dudley Dough can be ordered in advance for $10. Get more details here.

After the panels get ready to enjoy an evening of art , food and fundraising at Boston College High School (150 T Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester) for their Anniversary Gala. The evening will begin with selection of appetizer stations from some of Boston’s finest chefs and a range of beverage offerings. A short program will follow sharing some of the varied history of Haley House and honoring founder Kathe McKenna. We will then serve up a delicious buffet dinner catered by Haley House Bakery Cafe. After dinner and dessert, put on your dancing shoes and kick up your heels to the Fulani Haynes Jazz Collaborative. Tickets are currently sold out, but you never know! Check them here.

DJ’s Candy Raine, Storm and Bigtunez will be spinning 90’s and early 2000’s music at the Paris Street Gallery (101 Paris Street, Everett) 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. There will be Hip Hop, House, R&B to Dancehall. Come fresh in your best 90’s gear. Tickets are $15.00. You can purchase them here.

lizzoSunday, December 4th

For the final event of the Haley House 50th Anniversary weekend, they will gather for coffee and muffins at Dudley Dough (2302 Washington St, Roxbury) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. followed by a program and reflection at 11am, led by former members of the Haley House Live-In Community Rev. Christine Hribar and Lama Rod Owens attendees of the many weekend events are asked to share thoughts, hopes and aspirations, as Haley House looks forward to the next 50 years. All are welcome.

Join A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand for their 6th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Festival at Phillips Boston Banquets and Meetings (780 T. Morrissey Blvd) 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There will be manyh vendors under one roof and of course holiday cheer. This is a FREE event to attend and family-friendly. Food, beverages and spirits available for purchase at venue. Free parking.

Lizzo performs at Brighton Music Hall (158 Brighton Ave, Brighton) 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased here.