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#WhereToBe — 12.15.16-12.22.16

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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 12.16.16

Beast: The Race to 1000 Pledges

Hosted by: The Record Co.

Do you support local music? We do. And we need your help. Visit www.bostonsessions.org. We just wrapped up production on a multi-genre compilation album of 13 new songs from 13 Boston-based artists and we’re ready to share it with you. It’s called “Beast (Boston Sessions Vol. 1)” and it’s available digitally RIGHT NOW.

Not only did we pay each artist’s production costs, but we also paid each artist personally for their contribution to the project. This was a big risk for our small organization and we need your support to make the project a success. In order to continue our work we need 1,000 people to pledge support for the project by midnight, Dec.16. A pledge could be $10 for an instant download or $25 for a vinyl record. Whatever the amount, every pledge gets us closer to our 1,000-pledge goal. Will you help? Share this event and then pledge your support at www.bostonsessions.org.

When: 12 p.m.

Where: The Record Co., 960 Massachusetts Ave., Boston

Saturday 12.17.16

Hunter Space’s 2017 Goal Setting Workshop

Hosted by: The Hunter Space

“Hunter Space’s Goal Setting Workshop” offers the opportunity for you to focus on and conduct a deep dive into your business goals for the new year. Our emphasis will be on the importance of structure, strategy, and systems for the new year. Our hope is that through this combination of business strategy and goal setting you will leave activated with the tools and mindset to bring your business aspirations to fruition for 2017.Through this full-day workshop, you will be able to clearly identify your business’ trajectory/ timeline for the new year as well as immediate next steps. From financial breakdown to building your dream team,this goal-setting workshop will have you covered. At the end of the workshop, you will receive planning tools and resources that you will be able to immediately utilize in your business.

When: 9 a.m.

Where: 1660 Soldiers Field Rd., Brighton

For more info, please visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/hunters-space-goal-setting-workshop-tickets-29561103055

Sunday 12.18.16

Sunday Jazz Brunch ft. Valerie Stephens & Her Blessings

Hosted by: Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen

It is time to have another Sunday Brunch Party! Make plans to join us Sunday, Oct. 16 and enjoy our live jazz music performed by Valerie Stephens. Genre: jazz/blues/spoken word

The all-you-can-eat brunch menu will include items such as: scrambled eggs, grits, waffles, turkey bacon, breakfast links, ham, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, rice and beans, collard greens, candied yams, mac and cheese, fresh fruit, assorted desserts and other special items. Brunch costs: Adults ($24.95), Youth 6-12 yrs. ($16.95), Children younger than 6 (FREE).

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, 604 Columbus Ave., Boston

To reserve your table, visit: www.dcbkboston.com/reservations

Monday 12.19.16

Call Out, Call In

Hosted by: City Pop Egleston

It’s that time of year again when many will be making New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re into making them or not, we can all benefit from taking some time looking at some of the blockages we have around manifesting our desires and living our highest truth.

What do you need to call out to make room for what you’re calling? Through breath, movement, sweat and intentions, we will call out what’s in the way of us living our deepest truth and call in our deepest desires. What do you need to call out? Let’s explore together!

When: 7 p.m.

Where: City Pop Egleston, 3195 Washington St., Boston

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/events/166681857140248/

Tuesday 12.20.16

Dudley Café Trivia Night

Hosted by: Dudley Café

Join us for December’s Trivia Night with Pops & Dre at Dudley Cafe on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 8-10 p.m. We’ll be serving our full cafe menu with beer, wine and sake cocktails too!

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Dudley Café, 15 Warren St., Roxbury

For more information, please visit: www.dudleycafe.com

Wednesday 12.21.16

Body Kintsugi for Women of Color

Hosted by: CityPop Egleston

Kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) in practice is a Japanese method for repairing broken ceramics with a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver or platinum. In ideology it highlights the brokenness of objects and deems them even more beautiful because they were broken. Body Kintsugi is a reflective practice that uses movement, music and language to re-sensitize women to their hearts, bodies and minds. In the end, we hope to help women toward loving and accepting their bodies as they are, and not as society tells them they should be.

May this be a practice that allows our light to shine a bit brighter as we re-enter our familiar spaces.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: 3195 Washington St., Boston

For more info, please visit: www.facebook.com/events/1158102630893461/

Thursday 12.22.16

LatInc Mobile App/Website – Launch Party

Hosted by: Claritza N, Abreu

Join me in the launch of LatInc, the first mobile app and website for Latino professionals, students and entrepreneurs to connect and find mentors, jobs, events, training and opportunities.

When: 4:30 p.m.

Where: WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Ave., Boston