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4 weekend events you should know about
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4 weekend events you should know about
If you're looking for something to do this weekend, whether it's fun for the whole family or beneficial to a social cause, check out the following events.
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Ambitious telemarketer joins the 1 percent in ‘Sorry to Bother You’
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Ambitious telemarketer joins the 1 percent in ‘Sorry to Bother You’
Cash has been unemployed, but it isn’t for a lack of trying. His luck changes when, despite being caught lying on his resume during a job interview, he’s hired anyway because the interviewer admired his ingenuity. The hope is that he’ll bring the same ambition to his entry-level gig as a telemarketer.
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My Caribbean One World Expo: many islands, one spirit
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My Caribbean One World Expo: many islands, one spirit
On Saturday, July 14, Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway was the site of the sixth annual My Caribbean One World Expo, a festival celebrating the culture of the Caribbean and its diaspora. The event was organized by Authentic Caribbean Foundation, a nonprofit that supports Caribbean children impacted by disabilities and HIV/AIDS.
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It’s geriatric legends vs. youngbloods in hoops comedy ‘Uncle Drew’
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It’s geriatric legends vs. youngbloods in hoops comedy ‘Uncle Drew’
“Uncle Drew” is a hilarious hoops flick that pays tribute to Rucker Park as well as to the acrobatic athletes who have mesmerized generations of adoring fans attending the annual summer classic. Directed by Charles Stone III (“Drumline”), the picture stars the Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving as the title character—but don’t expect to be able to recognize him under all the gobs of plastic makeup turning him into a senior citizen.
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Advocacy group opens up Boston Harbor for all
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Advocacy group opens up Boston Harbor for all
On Monday, August 27, Boston Harbor Now will host the Mattapan Community Cruise, a free harbor cruise for all Mattapan residents. The community cruise initiative is just one of several ways Boston Harbor Now is working to make the harbor and its programming more accessible.
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Local artist and educator offers public art walking tours
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Local artist and educator offers public art walking tours
Boston has an extensive collection of graffiti and street art; the trick is being able to find each piece. Art Walks Boston offers walking tours of the public art in Boston’s South End, Mission Hill, Fenway and Jamaica Plain.
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The 5th annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest celebrated music with a mission
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The 5th annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest celebrated music with a mission
Last weekend, JP Porchfest celebrated its fifth year of bringing music to the streets of Jamaica Plain. 86 artists entertained crowds with music and spoken word over the six-hour event.
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The strum of the cuatro and the bass of the bongos
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The strum of the cuatro and the bass of the bongos
The hills may be alive with the sound of music, but the South End is alive with the sound of tapping feet and Salsa beats. Every Thursday in July and August, Berklee and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) put on a Latin music concert as part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.
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Cirque du Soleil’s 'Luzia' is a stunning tribute to Mexico
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Cirque du Soleil’s 'Luzia' is a stunning tribute to Mexico
The mesmerizing and beautifully-crafted show easily accomplishes this goal and then some. Described as a “waking dream of Mexico,” Luzia was written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca who lived, worked and traveled in the country for more than 10 years.
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ICA exhibit highlights activist women from the ‘60s through ‘80s.
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ICA exhibit highlights activist women from the ‘60s through ‘80s.
Curators plan exhibitions years in advance, but they have a funny way of becoming specific to our moment. On view through Sept. 30 at the ICA Boston, “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85” feels painfully relevant.
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Gardner Museum curator plans inclusive programming
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Gardner Museum curator plans inclusive programming
Helga Davis’ new term as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s visiting curator for the performing arts may be only a year, but she’s in it for the long haul. Davis comes to the museum with an extensive resume in theater, music and fine art, and she has big plans for inclusive, diverse programming for the 2018–19 season.
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Community art mural depicts life in Kendall Square
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Community art mural depicts life in Kendall Square
Entitled “Walls of Unity,” the mural is a project of Creative Current, a multi-year initiative sponsored by MIT to build artistic and professional skills in local youth and to create connections between residents and the MIT community.
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