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#WhereToBe 8.26.16-9.1.16

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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 8.26.16

Fresh Friday!

Hosted by: Dorchester

Community Food Co-op

It’s the 6th Annual Fresh Fridays celebration with activities, food and music! Pay as you are able — $10 suggested donation. ALL ARE WELCOME!

About Dorchester Community Food Co-op: The Dorchester Community Food Co-op is an initiative to build a community & worker-owned cooperative market that provides economic opportunity and healthy affordable food.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 191 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, MA 02122-1818

Saturday 8.27. 16

Pop Latina!

Hosted by: www.facebook.com/poplatinajp/

Daydream about a Saturday night of pop, cumbia, bachata, electro tropical and salsa you can dance to all night long?

Then, ven comigo, ven comigo, baby!

Introducing Pop Latina with DJ ChiChi Flada & DJ Stella (La Boum)

Pop. Latina. Musica. Always a queer-friendly space at the Milky Way. No cover, lover. 21+

Solamente Tú, Pop Latina”

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/907422199367759/

Sunday 8.28. 16

The Vibe: Gospel Showcase Brunch

Hosted by: Carlyle Musick Entertainment Firm

Carlyle Musick presents The Vibe: Gospel Showcase Brunch on August 28 at Dudley Cafe in the heart of Dudley Square. Bringing the vibes with a Gospel theme. Special features Gospel artist Tolieth Marks and spoken-word artist Ashley Wonder. Live music, open mic, spoken word and great food. FREE cover charge. All ages welcome. Brunch is from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Showcase is from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. We hope you can join us bringing you “Great Vibes with Great People” #thevibeboston

For open mic signup please email: carlylemusick@gmail.com

When: 12 p.m.

Where: Dudley Cafe, 15 Warren St., Roxbury, MA 02119

For more details, please visit: www.facebook.com/events/1582856045353149/

Monday 8.29.16

Art of the Cocktail: Locally Crafted

Hosted by: Boston Center For the Arts

Massachusetts is a special place. The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, the Sons of Liberty turned the tinder of revolution into a spark, and it’s the home of Boston Center for the Arts and our latest iteration of Art of the Cocktail! Discover Massachusetts-made Privateer Rum with head distiller Maggie Campbell surrounded by the work of BCA’s very own ASB artists. Art of the Cocktail: Locally Crafted is the perfect way to celebrate your Massachusetts spirit — and learn how to mix a few new drinks while you’re at it! Join us at the Mills Gallery to enjoy a rum tasting and a lecture on cocktail-making, all included with the price of entry. 21 plus guests. ID required.”

Tickets are $25 before the event, $30 at the door. No refunds or exchanges for tickets.

When: 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Where: Mills Gallery, 551 Tremont St., Boston MA

For more information and to register for tickets, please visit: www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/825-art-of-the-cocktail-locally-crafted.html

Tuesday 8.30.16

Greater Ashmont Summer Coffee Hour

Hosted by: Greater Ashmont Main Street & Ashmont/ Peabody Square Farmer’s Market

Join us for coffee and conversation on the MBTA plaza once a week in July and August, when we bring out our lawn furniture and do some special placemaking in our Main Street District. While we catch up with our neighbors. Contributions of treats to share warmly welcome but absolutely not required.

In case of rain, the event will be canceled.

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Ashmont Station — MBTA Red Line, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/events/1605998353044972/

Wednesday 8.31.16

Fendika at MFA Boston

Hosted by: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Traditional Ethiopian dance and music troupe Fendika closes out the Concerts in the Courtyard series with a mesmerizing performance of resonant vocal chants, vibrant stringed instruments, spirited drum rhythms, and spectacular dancing.

Opening the evening will be a performance from Wax & Gold featuring Kaethe Hostetter.

Tucked inside the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Calderwood Courtyard, Concerts in the Courtyard is a season-long series showcasing lively acts ranging from art-inspired indie rock to Irish folk.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115

For tickets and for more info, please visit: www.mfa.org and search Fendika in the search bar.

Thursday 9.1.16

Jazz By Any Means Necessary

Hosted by: Roxbury Cultural Network & Haley House Bakery Cafe

Fulani Haynes and The Jazz collaborative tickles the human senses with live JAZZ performances, delicious dine-in dinner provided by The HALEY HOUSE Chefs and an artist workspace for all ages.

First Thursdays are alive again @ The Haley House with an absolute atmosphere for music and munchies to thrive on.

FIRST THURSDAYS AT HHBC — No cover, beer & wine, live jazz music, artwork appreciation, friendly staff baked goods & YOU!

The Haley House CELEBRATING 50 years of “FOOD WITH A PURPOSE.” Supportlocal artists & musicians.

When: 7 p.m.

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

For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/events/1100904376656971