African Americans, Blacks, Haitians, Caribbeans, Italians, Africans and urban professionals have plenty to do on any given Boston day. Black-owned night clubs dot the South End. Social events, galas, rooftop bars and intellectual gatherings are collecting crowds. Use our A.R.T. LOEB stage play
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Things to Do
Sat, Sept 23rd - FREE MUSEUM ADMISSON across Massachusetts
for Smithsonian Magazine's Annual Museum Day Live! Enter the Museum of Fine Arts, Gibson House Museum, the Museum of African American History, the Nichols House Museum, the Mary Baker Eddy Library, and the William Hickling Prescott House and others across the state. Get Tickets.
Sept 25th at 7 p.m. FREE FILM SCREENING
The JAMES BALDWIN film "I Am Not Your Negro," directed by Raoul Peck. LOCATION: Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. RSVP reservations link
Complimentary tickets to be awarded to view the theatrical releases of Tyler Perry's
BOO 2 Halloween classic movie and the documentary film MARSHALL.
9/28 - Fall Back-to-School Happy Hour
- Web site
9/30 - Black Girls CODE Boston Chapter Build a GAME in a Day!
. ($35, Scholarships available) sign-up on this web site.
Apply Now - Deadline 11/6
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC): for 9th-12th grade women. Students can apply online at this web site
before November 6, 2017. The NCWIT Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and Symantec.
Sept 30th - Sweet Honey and the Rock benefit for RCC
Roxbury Community College will host its first celebrity fundraiser on September 30th at 8:00 pm. Sweet Honey in the Rock will be performing Saturday, September 30, 2017; 8:00 p.m at New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall. Tickets to the performance start at $100.00.
October 6th - Reality, Virtually, Hackathon!, 10/6-10/9 (application deadline 9/24)
- This is the second year of an augmented/virtual reality event at the MIT Media Lab. Last year there were 350 participants (37% women and minorities). If you don't want to hack, you can volunteer and get a chance to use the HTC Vives, HoloLens, Meta, Oculus and more. There will also be a public expo from 2pm-6pm on October 9th.
Spectacle Managment Presents:
Oct 6th - Robert Cray, Blues master
tix $39 - $79, Memorial Hall, Plymouth MA
Oct 15th Sunday - The Temptations live on stage
tix $59 - $79, Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington, MA
TempTations and Robert Cray Tickets.
For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. The titles alone summon memories beyond measure: "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "My Girl." "Ain’t Too Proud To Beg." "I Wish It Would Rain," "Cloud Nine." "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone." The Temptations are forever, they truly are the Emperors of Soul.The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy.
Black PoliticsOctober 3th, 6:30 pm. Hibernian Hall, The RoXVotE Mayoral Candidates Forum
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury Ma. The RoxVote Coalition will host a forum for the Roxbury community. Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson is confirmed and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is tentative. You could RSVP at http://theroxvotecoalition.nationbuilder.com
Africans, Blacks, Pan-African Networking
Oct 6th, UMASS/Boston 7th Annual Pan African Welcome Reception
Free African music, food and networking. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States is featured speaker. She will speak on unity and collaboration in the African Diaspora and on the African continent. Come and bring your colleagues, friends and family.
Location:UMASS BOSTON, Harbor Campus, 4:00 - 8:00 PM in McCormack Hall 3rd Floor, Ryan Auditorium.
Software, Alzheimers, Black Lives Matter
10/14 - The next Girl Hackathon October 14th from 2pm – 4pm
Go to the offices of Localytics, 2 Government Center, Boston, MA. A HUBweek event. Free program for upper elementary/middle school girls.Space is limited, You must pre-register here Girl hacker
. Mentors are needed. Mentors can register at www.girlhackathon.com/mentor/ or facebook.com/girlhackathon.
Oct 28th - Dealing with ALZHEIMER'S
( free series of talks )
The Boston NAACP Health Committee and the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will sponsor a series of talks for the Boston community.
:The Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, Saturday, October 28th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In addition to learning about the differences between normal aging memory loss and dementia, we will also present resources for caregivers, and discuss the simple things you can do now to prevent dementia. The series continues on Saturday, November 28th, and Saturday, December 2nd, at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
11/17-11/19 - Data for Black Lives Conference at MIT
(Fee, financial support available) web site
Theater ON STAGE
A.R.T. American Repertory Theater, Harv Sq.
LOEB DRAMA CENTER mainstage
"WARHOLCAPOTE" now playing until Oct 13th
WARHOLCAPOTE is a world premiere play featuring never-before-heard conversations between artists Andy Warhol and Truman Capote.
-- You may use the AboutBlackBoston Online discount code POPART25.
Access TICKETS and show info.
The LOEB Drama Center 2017/2018 Season: Burn All Night | WARHOLCAPOTE | Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility | Charlotte's Web | HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True | The White Card | Jagged Little Pill. The OBERON Presents: The Bitter Game | ONTHEFLOOR | The Fever | Queer Heartache | Dragon Lady | Wig Out! | GLOWBERON | Glow Festival | Live @BERON
Museum and Art
Oct 9th - National Black Doll Museum of Mansfield Ma
Your invited to Mansfield’s first Abolition Day activities, an outdoor family friendly community event is being held Monday October 9th, 2017 (Columbus Day) from 10-4:30 PM. A performance of songs and stories from the Underground Railroad featuring the Connecticut based ensemble Nzinga’s Daughters. The concert takes place. From 3:30-4:30 at the Gazebo on the South Commons in Mansfield, (6 Park Row). In the event of inclement weather, tickets will be required as the performance will be moved indoors to the National Black Doll Museum.
Cooper Gallery presents “WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Through Times and Place
FREE Now until Saturday, December 9, 2017, opens 10 AM daily. Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art Harvard Square Mount Auburn Street. The opening reception is Sep 12th from 6-8 p.m.
Internationally acclaimed dramatist, social critic, and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka is an avid collector of African artworks including those from his home country of Nigeria. The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center in Harvard Square will feature two dozen of these hand-selected pieces in WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place.
Student network list
Vegan, Vegetarian, ice cream, poetry, hangout
September 16 10am-1PMDUDLEY CAFE 2nd Annual BACK TO SCHOOL Event
WALK ON IN. Free lunch for the Kids, Live music, haircuts, manicures, Bike repair,photography, and more!
September 23, 11-3pm $100+Black Fitness Pop-upweb site
September 28th, 6-8PMBlack Orators: by Word and Pen $10
Museum of African American History
Castle of our Skinsweb site
Oct 7, 2-4PMSymposium: Black Fashion Boston 15-$20
by A Maven's World Lifestyle Brand
Dudley Square, Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Buildingweb site
Sign-up to receive invitations to download free movie passes to advance screenings of big budget Hollywood made movies. You will see comedies, action-thrillers, romantic movies, documentary film stories and more at commercial theaters before the movie hits the streets.
Artist reception 9/28 from 5-6:30pm at Haley House Bakery. Exhibit curated by Edmund Barry Gaither features the works of artist Craig Bailey, Bruce Hamilton, Hakim Raquib and Erin X Smithers. www.friendsofjcmc.org (617)-671-0789
Black ballerina discussed new book at JFK - Aug 28thMisty Copeland is the first African American principal ballet dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. To view event livestream. click here.
Boston Pan-African Forum Invitationongoing
You are invited to meet diaspora activists, scholars and policy experts. Network, discuss, socialize. To learn more, click to visit www.bpaf.org.
Poet in Chief
Writer and Poet Danielle Legros Georges is the City of Boston's official Poet Laureate raising the status of poetry every day. Danielle is an advocate for poetry, language and the arts.
Danielle Legros Georges is a professor in the Creative Arts and Learning Division at Lesley University. Her areas of academic interest include arts and education, contemporary American poetry, African-American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, and literary translation.
Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam - Every Sunday.
Doors open at 7:30pm with a poetry slam. The Lizard Lounge club and bar, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge.
SPECTACLE MANANGEMENT is bringing The Temptations to perform nearby.
Black Gospel's Shirley Ceasar performs live in town.
At Strand Theater, a stage play with a Black cast comes up.
More Black Media, Ethnic Media. Black Boston TV, Radio, Internet and etc.