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#WhereToBe 11.4.16-11.10.16

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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 11.4.16

State Of The Party: #mfaNOW Overnight

Hosted by: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Join us for a free all-night party taking place in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art as part of #mfaNOW, a season celebrating contemporary art and artists. The weekend before the presidential election, we’re taking a look at politics in Boston and beyond with special events and activities, as the “State of the Party” overnight talks about issues affecting citizens locally, nationally and around the world. Visitors are invited to bring their ideas to a Chief Chat hosted by SparkBoston, join a lively discussion on 2016 hosted by The Boston Globe politics reporter James Pindell and participate in programs presented by Epicenter Community.

Musical performances curated by YVNG PAVL from CLLCTV BOSTON and featuring local DJs will take place in two locations throughout the night.

When: 9 p.m.

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

For more information, visit: www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/mfanow-overnight-november?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social-post&utm_campaign=overnights

Saturday 11.5.16

Disability & Intersectionality Summit

Hosted by: Disability Policy Consortium

The Disability & Intersectionality Summit will feature disabled presenters of multiple oppressed identities to educate, share and inform a community-wide audience of a lived intersectionality disability experience. The event will kick-off with Heather Watkins as our keynote speaker. Her talk is titled “Have Cane will Strut to the New Normalcy of Disability Activism.” This summit will encourage every level of disability activists, students, educators and community members to raise the consciousness of our intersectional identities in all of our lives.

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Boston’s NonProfit Center, 89 South St., Boston

For more information and tickets, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-intersectionality-summit-tickets-28151448741

Sunday 11.6.16

2016 Haiti Movie Awards

Hosted by: Motion Picture Association Of Haiti, Inc.

Once a year, the Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) comes together with various businesses, civic leaders, renowned Haitian actors and Hollywood actors of Haitian descent to celebrate the advancement of Haitian art, specifically the Haitian movie industry.

Please join us on Nov. 6 at the John Hancock Hall in downtown Boston to celebrate the best of the best in the Haitian movie industry.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St., Boston

For more information and tickets, visit: https://squareup.com/store/motion-picture-association-of-haiti-inc/

Monday 11.7.16

Black America since MLK: And Still I Rise

Hosted by: WGBH

This new two-part, four-hour series looks at the last five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis and rare archival footage, the series illuminates our recent past and paints a complex and comprehensive portrait of black America since 1965, while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community and our nation as a whole.

This event is free, but seating is limited. Be sure to reserve your seats today.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: WGBH, 1 Guest St., Boston

For more info and to RSVP for your free tickets, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/black-america-since-mlk-and-still-i-rise-tickets-28772921583

Tuesday 11.8.16

Art-n-Noise Election Day

Hosted by: Art & Noise Artist Expo & Olasco Boston

Join us for an evening of spoken word, poetry, live music, art, food, discussion and networking. Art-n-Noise brings people of all ages together through hip-hop, spoken word, visual arts and other forms of socially conscious artistry, through monthly after-work social events. Art-n-Noise is a platform allowing artists the space for expression, resource sharing, healing and creativity.

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Savvor Restaurant & Lounge, 180 Lincoln St., Boston

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/317675338605020/

Wednesday 11.9.16

Stage One Ed Night Out

Hosted by: Company One Theatre

Company One Theatre (C1) will host its first ever Ed Night Out event for local educators. Aspiring, emerging, and experienced educators that love and do theatre are welcome.

Activities include: Warm-up exercises and an interactive play-making activity lead by C1 educators; a networking reception with food and beverages; a performance of “Revolt. She said. Revolt again” by Alice Birch.

Those who register will receive a discount code to purchase $18 tickets to see “Revolt.” at the BCA Plaza Theatre immediately following the Ed Night Out event.

When: 5:45 p.m.

Where: Stanford Calderwood Pavillion at The Boston Center For The Arts, 527 Tremont St., Boston

To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/2eRsQCB

Thursday 11.10.16

Black Gods Live: Opening Reception

Hosted by: Itan

For everyone in the Boston area please come out and support “Black Gods Live,” an exhibition featuring the works created while working and learning at the Nike Center For Art and culture in Osogbo, Lagos, and Ogidi-Ijumu, Nigeria. The work was made possible through collaboration with Arts Connect International, an organization dedicated to supporting artists with a focus on social change. The exhibition features works exploring black thought and aesthetics in Africa and the Americas. “Black Gods Live” merges traditional Yoruba arts with western painting traditions, exploring divinity, imagery and symbolism deeply rooted in Yoruba philosophy. The exhibition is housed at the historic Museum of The National Center of Afro-American Artists from Oct. 23 – Jan. 27. The opening reception will be Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m. Words cannot express the honor of showing work at such a prestigious institution, an institution dedicated to preserving the black artistic legacy of Boston.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artitsts, 300 Walnut Ave., Roxbury

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1011928248932781/