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#WhereToBe 11.18.16-11.24.16

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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 11.18.16

Black Cotton Club: Open Mic/ Jam Session

Hosted by: Priscilla Azaglo & Frugal Bookstore

Black Cotton Club is coming back to you with the SLOW JAM EDITION! Jam session/open mic is open to all artists. The list will close at 8:15 p.m. The theme for the night is slow jams that remind us about love, happiness, pain and the disfunction of it all. Join us as we vibe and tune out to the sounds of the dope band TRIO (Odion Charles Isoza). Priscilla Azaglo will release the private screening of her poetry short film “Again, Never” featuring Farrah Evita and Schnieder Predestin with sounds by Guyclaude Lacossade and Ayodeji Oduwole.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Frugal Bookstore, 57 Warren St., Roxbury (right in Dudley Square)

Tickets are $7. For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/events/1849862545250052/

Saturday 11.19.16

A Live Arts Event: BODY DÉCOR

Hosted by: Into Your Arts Inc

Looking for plans for a Saturday night? Looking to be around great energy and like minds? Well, we are co-hosting a body painting event called “A Live Arts Event: Body Décor.” The night will be filled with body art, live art and music, poetry and networking. All art is presented by talented artists and writers living in Massachusetts.

Come out to network, get your body painted, watch live art and enjoy poetry and music. Body painting artists will design any image(s) on guests starting at $15. Support artists. Our performances will start at 7:30 p.m.: visual art talks, poetry, music and raffle prizes.

Liquid Art House will provide food and a full bar per their menu prices.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Liquid Art House, 100 Arlington St., Boston

For more information, please visit: www.intoyourart.org/copy-of-events

Sunday 11.20.16

Blessed You Clothing presents: GRAVITY

Hosted by: Blessed You Clothing

The purpose of this event is to bring the best and brightest all under one roof for the common cause of working together and making the arts known in the cities of Boston and Cambridge.

We will have four major guest appearances from Boston’s rising and talented artists. The lineup includes luxurytakz, Treva Holmes, Prophet aka Percussion, and Cash! We will also have open mic slots available to anyone who purchases a ticket. This is on a first-come, first-served basis. For the open mic, you have the options of acapella slam poetry, spoken word, singing, rapping, etc.

The money from this and all our events is used to further the cultural movement in Boston. All the money made goes back into funding our future events, such as showcases, fashion shows, networking events, open mics, artist galleries, concerts, community outreach and more. Please support, as we hope to create an open space for all creative souls in the Greater Boston Community.

When: 10 p.m.

Where: ZuZu, 474 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

For more information and to get tickets, go to: www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6992545&pl=mideastnew&dispatch=loadSelectionData

Monday 11.21

From Community Outage to Action: Beyond The Ballot II

Hosted by: Hewan Aberra & Make Shift Boston

On November 5, community members gathered to discuss the fight for black liberation beyond the ballot box. It was nothing short of fire with many ideas on the failures of capitalism, the limitations of voting and the necessity of organization and building from the ground up.

With the confirmation of Trump’s presidency the time to organize is now. His ascendency to power will no doubt embolden the far right, leaving marginalized people in crippling fear of what is to come.

The only answer to Trump’s win is to organize. We must come together as oppressed people to take action and begin building a radical militant movement.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave., Boston

For more info, please visit: www.facebook.com/events/1807029226202732/

Tuesday 11.22.16

Art For Cultural Inclusion

Hosted by: Arts Connect International & UMASS Boston

Co-hosted by Arts Connect International and UMass Boston, this innovative symposium showcases the work of ACI’s artists and local artists, as well as some of the talent of the UMass Boston community — all through the lens of inclusion. The symposium will feature important dialogues and different artistic workshops, all provided by myriad local arts leaders, featuring over 25 local community partners. The goal is to catalyze conversations on inclusion and address the cultural equity gap in our Boston community and beyond, by promoting cross-sector and multi-disciplinary approaches to building and supporting inclusive communities. 

The day will include TEDx-style presentations, panel discussions, artistic workshops across multiple disciplines, community yoga and an artists’ mingle for celebrations of life and inclusion.

When: 12 p.m.

Where: UMASS Boston Campus Center, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston

For more information and to get tickets, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-art-for-cultural-inclusion-tickets-28561250469

Wednesday 11.23.16

Words Of Fire: Women Loving Women in Latin America

Hosted by: Words Of Fire

Join us for a reading, signing and Q&A of “Words of Fire! Women Loving Women in Latin America” with author Antonia Amprino and translator Katie Gray. The book is a work of investigation based on interviews of numerous lesbian and bisexual women in Argentina and other Latin American countries. The book contains 17 interviews sewn together by the commentary of the author, who tests her hypothesis that only when we name ourselves do we free ourselves from the abyss of fear and hiding from who we are. Her voice is ever present in the book, and in the translation it is keep as alive as possible. The book discusses many themes that women experience in different areas of their lives as queer women in Latin America.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Bagly, 565 Boylston St., 2nd Floor, Boston

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/294391947621575/

Thursday 11.24.16

2016 Franklin Park Turkey Trot!

Hosted by: Franklin Park Coalition

Last year’s Turkey Trot was a huge success, but let’s make this year even better! Join us on Thursday, Nov. 24 for Boston’s most beautiful 5k! Enjoy Boston’s most scenic 5k on the beautiful historic paths of Franklin Park. Run or walk the “jewel” of the Emerald Necklace to start your Thanksgiving Day! Bring everyone and make it a family event — all ages and paces welcome. This event supports the Franklin Park Coalition’s seasonal programs: Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park concerts, year-round volunteer days, woodlands restoration, line dancing and fitness activities. Run to support your park!

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, One Circuit Dr., Boston

For more information, visit: www.franklinparkcoalition.org/turkey-trot-5k/