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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 8.12.16

Boston Caribbean Fashion Week: LIVE Art & Design Show

Hosted by: Boston Caribbean Fashion Week

Don’t miss out on one of the most culturally diverse and beautiful weeks dedicated to fashion from the Caribbean on the East Coast! See designers create original pieces first hand, engage in conversation about fashion and network with creatives from all over the city!

This event features a fashion designer creating live artwork. There will be a brief discussion with our featured artist and then the artists will go into their workstations and create a new piece. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the artists while they work. Featured artist is handbag designer V-LURE Designs by Stephanie Voltaire and V-Lure Designs’ collection painter Joseph Chery. Big City 101.3 FM’s Ms. Moore will be hosting the event!

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Caribbean Arts Gallery, 155 Washington St., Dorchester

For tickets and more information on dates/locations/times for the rest of the Boston Caribbean Fashion Week, please visit: caribbean-fashion-week-live-art-design-show-tickets-26511205730?aff=efbevent

Saturday 8.13.16

Boston Unplugged Live Music Benefit with Noel Gourdin

Hosted by: Outside The Box Agency & Boston Unplugged

The Boston Unplugged Live Music Series Benefit provides a platform to Boston’s emerging talent with a goal to engage our community to support our all-star charities/organizations, while sponsoring creative media campaigns to drive awareness and attention to Boston Philanthropy. Hosted by Justin Springer and Sharra Gaston and featuring artists Noel Gourdin, April Stanford and Marcela Cruz and DJ Mastermillions.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Paramount Theater, Emerson College, 555 Washington St., Boston

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy tickets at All ticket proceeds will benefit Elevate Boston Foundation, Inc.

Sunday 8.14.16

HipHop 4 Recovery

Hosted by: Stiz Grimey

Local Hip Hop artist Stiz Grimey has put together an event centering around music, substance abuse awareness and community building. Join us for the first annual HipHop 4 Recovery event to raise awareness about substance abuse. This unique event will feature free food, music, guest performers and speakers, and most importantly HELP!

When: 12 p.m.

Where: Washington Park, 386 Washington Ave., Chelsea

For more info, please visit:

Monday 8.15.16

Cheap Seats 34: A Music, Poetry & Art Showcase

Hosted by: Erich Haygun & the Cambridge Arts Council

Boston’s only omni-genre variety show stitched into a theatrical six-ring circus, CHEAP SEATS features 5-minute sets from local luminaries and new comers alike. Dozens of musicians, poets, comedians, dancers, visual and conceptual artists converge on Central Square for a rapid-fire round robin all over the Y Theater’s stage, floor, balconies and chandeliers. With an emphasis on reckless originality, CHEAP SEATS is the place to see veteran artists stretch their chops or be blown away by something completely unheard of. Always all ages and wheelchair accessible, this is an open source salon for the inclusive and adventurous. Sign up to perform in advance, or just show up with a guitar or a puppet or projector or piece of junk and see what happens.

All ages are welcome!

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Y Theater, 820 Mass Ave., Cambridge

For tickets and additional information, please visit:

Tuesday 8.16.16

Café Night at RIC: Highlighting the Creative Economy

Hosted by: Roxbury Innovation Center

The monthly Café Nights @ RIC are energetic and dynamic events where innovators and entrepreneurs can find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality.

These regular gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from different backgrounds and industries to connect, share ideas, and grow their ventures. The Café is open to all members of the innovation community — stop by to try it out.

August will highlight the Creative Economy.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury

For a schedule of the night and to RSVP a spot, please visit:

Wednesday 8.17.18

Millennial: Making and Marketing An Audio Memoir

Hosted by: PRX Podcast

Garage & Radiotopia

Radiotopia’s newest show, “Millennial,” was developed by host Megan Tan, right out of her closet. How did she do it, and why? Megan’s presentation on making and marketing audio memoir for podcasts will dissect the anatomy of a typical episode, outline brand strategy and explore the challenges and rewards of using your own life as podcast fuel.

Plus, stick around after the talk for a meet and greet with Megan, featuring a Q&A and conversation with Radiotopia EP Julie Shapiro. Light refreshments will be served.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: PRX Podcast Garage, 267 Western Ave., Boston

For more information, please visit:

Thursday 8.18.16

Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence

Hosted by: Hibernian Hall

Madison Park Development Corporation and Hibernian Hall invite you to a summer teen performance on the history of Roxbury since the 1960s. Hip-hop, poetry, monologues, and historic images come together in “Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence” to tell a powerful story about the history of one of the most vibrant and thriving areas in all of Boston.

Written and directed by actor/playwright Ron Jones with musical direction by Mike Boston. Jones did extensive background research and conducted numerous interviews with residents of Roxbury for this production. Learn more about the show in the official press release here:

Free admission in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Madison Park Development Corporation. We hope you can join us!

When: 2:30 p.m.

Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury