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#WhereToBe 7.15.16-7.21.16

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Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community, learn, and commemorate some influential people and events around Boston! Have something coming up that you’d like to see here? Tweet us @epicentercom #WhereToBe.

Friday 7.15.16

Ethno Vocal Groove Workshop

Hosted by Zap Mama

Join French musician Marie Daulne/Zap Mama in a vocal workshop! She will be teaching different styles of singing from a myriad of different areas around the world. No previous singing experience necessary! Here is a link to one of her workshops: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePNgs8tvNo”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePNgs8tvNo

This workshop does have limited space so you can purchase your ticket in advance here: www.afroflowyoga.com/

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Pierce School, 50 School St., Brookline, MA 02445

Saturday 7.16.16

3rd Annual Roxbury Rocks Music Festival

Hosted by Roxbury Community College

Join Roxbury Community College for their annual Roxbury Rocks Music Festival. The festival will feature local artists and groups like The Beano Boyz Crew, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra & steel drummer/bassist/Berklee professor Ron Reid. 

This event is the perfect way to bring the community together through music & artistic expression. There will be music, food trucks, free ice cream and face painting. Don’t miss it!

When: Noon-5 p.m.

Where: Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

You can find more info about the event and tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-roxbury-rocks-music-festival-tickets-25938269061?ref=ebtnebregn

Sunday 7.17.16

Free HER Liberation Kitchen

Hosted by Families For Justice as Healing & Olio Culinary Collective

In an effort to disrupt the destructive cyclical nature of mass incarceration, Families For Justice As Healing & Olio Culinary Collective have come together to create the Free HER Liberation Kitchen, a fundraising event to help female U.S Prisoners, many of whom are women of color. 

All money raised at The Liberation Kitchen will go to Families for Justice as Healing (FJAH), a grassroots, woman-led nonprofit which organizes formerly incarcerated women to join the movement toward ending incarceration of women. 

They are offering tickets to this event on a sliding scale so you can purchase a ticket at a price that works for you! Please invite a babe, a boo, a friend, a coworker, a comrade, and/or family member! Menu includes delicious meals like seared scallops, hoisin chicken and more. 

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Brassica Kitchen + Cafe, 3710 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

You can find more info and tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/free-her-liberation-kitchen-fundraising-pop-up-dinner-tickets-26286525706

Monday 7.18.16

Motivate Monday – Sounds Like Summer Tour

Hosted by Motivate Monday Weekly Live Showcase & Authentic Lifestyle

See some of Boston’s hottest talent at this very special edition of Motivate Monday. Lineup includes artists featuring Chuck Inglish, Josh Sallee, Kaan, J. Cobb, Renegade El Rey, Phresh Money & Latrell James. As usual, Motivate Monday will be lit while showcasing some of the city’s best musicians on the scene. 

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 22-24 Clinton St., Boston, MA 02109

Tickets are $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door. You can buy your tickets in advance here: https://staetru.ticketleap.com/sounds-like-summer-tour-boston/details

Tuesday 7.19.16

Roosevelt@Boston: Networking and Juvenile Justice Reform

Hosted by Roosevelt Institute Boston

Join the Roosevelt Institute, grab a drink and network with Roosevelt members and folks who are new to the Boston chapter. Discussion will focus on new research projects surrounding youth incarceration alternatives in Massachusetts’ juvenile justice system, which connects directly to the Human Rights section of the Blueprint.

Naoka Carey, Executive Director of Citizens for Juvenile Justice, and Erin V. Freeborn, Executive Director of Communities for Restorative Justice, will talk about the work their organizations are doing on these important issues.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Market Lounge, 21 Broad St., Boston, MA 02109

This event is free, but please RSVP beforehand here: www.eventbrite.com/e/rooseveltboston-networking-and-juvenile-justice-reform-tickets-26303671991

Wednesday 7.20.16

NAMA’s Seafood Throwdown

Hosted by Haley House Bakery Cafe & Roxbury Cultural Network

Haley House Bakery Cafe and the Northeast Atlantic Marine Alliance invite you to a competition between chefs to prepare the best local seafood dish! Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA)’s Seafood Throwdowns are community driven events to engage the larger community in issues affecting our oceans, fishing communities, community based fishermen and fisheries.

Seafood Throwdown was the brainchild of the partnership between the Cape Ann Farmers Market and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance as a way to promote the ecological, social, food system, and economic importance of locally caught seafood, and community based small and medium scale fishermen. 

Chefs: MICHAEL COOLEY of Haley House Bakery Cafe & AUDLEY MILLS of Future Chefs

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade St, Roxbury, MA 02119

Thursday 7.21.16

6th Annual Esplanade Summer Dock Party

Hosted by Esplanade Association

Over the past four years the Dock Party has become a Boston social calendar staple and has sold out weeks in advance. Don’t miss it this year!

This year’s party will include dinner, dessert, beer, wine and music provided by a live DJ. Dock Party sponsors include Cliff Bar, Chloe Wines, Sam Adams, Polar Beverages, and DJs of Boston.

The funds raised at this event are critical to the Esplanade Association’s ability to fund important park improvements and community enriching programs for the enjoyment of the park’s millions of visitors. This year the Dock Party will raise money to restore the Esplanade’s historic Lotta Fountain.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Community Boating Inc., 21 David Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114

Tickets are $75 when purchased by July 7. Price increases to $100 beginning July 8. Ticket price includes admission, dinner, dessert, beer, wine and EA membership. Must be 21 or older to attend. You can purchase tickets here: www.esplanadeassociation.org/events-2/upcoming-events/annual-dock-party.