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

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.

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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.