November 5, 2018 - November 11, 2018

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Wednesday, November 7th

NBMBAA Boston Presents: Be Color Brave | Financial District | Free

Based on a TED talk ‘Be color brave, not color blind’ by Mellody Hobson, The first step of solving any problem is not to hide from it. The first step to any form of action is awareness." We acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of social identities and opinions that enrich our world. Be Boston Brave, Be Corporate Brave, Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable, BE COLOR BRAVE, as experiences work to affirm that YOUR voice is valuable! Join us for a stellar list of movers and shakers of Boston share authentic stories about their lives and how they became part of the solution.

Afrofuturism Panel Discussion |  | Free

In collaboration with Puppet Showplace Theater, the School of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts and BU Arts Initiative, we’re excited to welcome puppeteer Tarish Pipkins, a.k.a. Jeghetto, to Boston University from November 4-10, 2018.Join Tarish Pipkins, Barrington Edwards (Studio Vexer) and Joel Gill (New Hampshire Institute of Art, BU CFA Alum) for a discussion around futuristic literature, music, art, and more in the context of black history and culture. The discussion will be moderated by Dominique Taylor (creator of The Storyscape).

FAIL! Inspiring Resistance @ MIT | Cambridge | Free

How many times have you felt your productivity and creativity were killed by an environment in which “failure is not an option”? Yet, a misstep can happen at any time and to everyone, even professionals, experts, CEO’s, or professors. For this reason, we bring them to FAIL! to share the meaning of their personal and professional failures. FAIL! is an event aimed at understanding the deeper meaning of failures, and how to make the most of them. To do so, we need to know how to accept, understand, and conquer the failures rather than giving up on them, hide them, or ignore the lessons they can provide us with. In other words, we need to know how to be resilient! Don’t miss the chance to learn from the brightest guests from the MIT, Harvard and the Boston area that failing can be an option. Event date is November 7, 2018

Thursday, November 8th

Trauma Education Series | Roxbury | Free

Rev. Liz Walker and Colleen Sharka share new approaches to healing. Dinner and childcare provided.

Hunter’s Space x Co Create Bar Launch | Financial District | Free

Join the Hunter’s Space for our first #WORKPLAYBUILD coworking pop-up experience. We’ve partnered with Savvor Lounge, in the heart of Downtown Boston, to bring you an alternative co-working pop-up tailored to meet your needs. Whether you are a freelancer, creative, consultant, or entrepreneur looking to inspire or be inspired, this is an experience you don’t want to miss! The experience includes free professional headshot station, complimentary tea, coffee, water & snacks, free on-site business consultations, comfortable and stylish working environment, high-speed internet, designated quiet areas for phone calls, restaurant giveaways, $6 cocktails and apps starting at 4:30 PM.

Mix N Mingle: An Intimate Shopping Experience | Avon | Free

Mahogani in collaboration with New Destiny Fashions present Mix-N-Mingle: An Intimate Shopping Experience. We are joining forces to bring you a beautiful night to connect, shop, vibe, mix & mingle! We will have light hors d'oeuvres, music and a room filled with Black Girl Magic. There will be one of a kind pieces available from Mahogani’s new collections as well as many beautiful pieces from New Destiny Fashions! Please come out and support! We can’t wait to see all of you!

 WET: A DACAmented Story | Downtown | $ - $$$

In America, it should not be impossible to dream. WET: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. Written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh—an award-winning actor, director, spoken word artist and teaching artist—who knows firsthand the emotional and psychological hardship of this unending process; he risks his own freedom to share his story in this nationwide tour. WET rockets between hilarity and heartbreak to capture one man’s relentless journey toward becoming a documented citizen.

 Free Skate at Chez Vous | Dorchester | Free

Join us November 8th for free skating for all ages! For the first hour, we will have a community forum! Free skating to follow!

Why Aren’t We Moving? An Inside Look into the MBTA |  | Free

You are on your way to work when the train comes to a screeching halt. Or maybe your train has been replaced by shuttle service once again. Perhaps, the board says your train is one minute away and ten minutes later you're still standing on the platform. Public transportation can drive us crazy while also being a significantly better option than braving Boston traffic. We longingly admire European cities transit and wonder why can't Boston do the same?! At our next Civic Series event, join us to learn what is going on behind the scenes in our transit system, dispel some of our favorite transit myths, and get your lingering questions answered.

Free Salary Negotiation Workshop | Back Bay | Free

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color. Attend this free two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. You will learn about the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences, how to quantify and articulate your value, how to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary, and how to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers. You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

Friday, November 9th

2018 HBCU New England College Excursion | Roxbury | Free

Attention all high school seniors, community college students, community agencies, school counselors, youth groups, churches and parents. It’s the power of historically black colleges & universities (HBCU) college fair. This is a free event! Bring your transcripts, SAT/ACT scores and professional attire. Advanced registration required. For questions contact Jackie Bryant at 860-840-6393 or 860-990-7650 or by email at jackeebbred@live.com.

Black Men’s Collective | Roxbury | Free

After an amazing experience at Dudley cafe in October we now look forward to meeting here again. The Black Men’s Collective has been informally meeting in pop ups all around Boston since June. Our focus is to get our brothers together to discuss issues that face our community, heal through discussion, educate each other, and hold each other accountable in our communal setting. We define 'Black' as somebody of the African diaspora that identifies as African/Afro-and/or Black. This includes those of mixed ethnic backgrounds. All other ethnicities, even in solidarity, should respect this space. This collective is welcoming and affirming to brothers of all ages, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, and spiritual backgrounds. Black women, gender non conforming, and other Black folks who are non men will not be turned away ever, but sessions that include Black women in collaboration specifically will be announced.

The 14th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair | Cambridge | Free

The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair is the nation's premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring Black lawyers! Celebrating 14 years of empowering and inspiring aspiring Black lawyers! Your free registration includes the following benefits: complimentary continental breakfast, major plenary and keynote sessions featuring prominent keynote speakers, a panel discussions on law school admissions, the black law student experience, etc., workshop sessions on (applying to law school, financing your legal education, etc.), a mock law school admission test (LSAT) administration, a recruitment fair featuring over 100 law schools and much, much more!

4 Elements of Hip-Hop | Dorchester | Free

On November 9th we will be throwing a Graffiti Based Hip-Hop show at the Old Citizens Bank at 572 Columbia Road. On the following day of November 10th and 11th interactive, we’ll have workshops, panels and performances and and cypher and closing ceremony on the 11th. Come out and celebrate the birth of Hip-Hop culture.

6lack Live at the House of Blues | Fenway | $$$

See 6lack live in Boston!

How to Launch a Creative Business | Brookline | Free

Have a creative idea for a business or startup, but haven't figured out how to bring it to life? Then this workshop is for you! Get advice from Tarish "Jeghetto” Pipkins, a world-renowned puppeteer, performer and educator as he shares how he turned his passion into a thriving business. Attendees can also register for a limited number of 20min office hours with Tarish to ask individual questions.

How to Lead with Love: A Conversation with Jazmine | Haverhill | Free - $$$

Please join Jazmine of Casado Creative Marketing Agency and community members as we talk openly about the things we need to move past. Limited mindsets, hate, confusion, misguidance are things that serve no one and definitely don’t serve a community. Jazmine is a believer is a concept she coined communal success. This concept will create beautiful relationships, peace and financial abundance but it takes conversations and willingness. Together we can change the world. Will you join?

Boston Beer & BBQ Fest | South End | $$$

Boston Beer & BBQ is back for it's 4th year! This fest is a guaranteed to sell out so be sure to get your tickets early. This event will feature twenty-five New England craft brewers and cideries along with seven local BBQ joints. How can this be anything but great?!

2018 Vital Village Network Leadership Summit | Dorchester | Free

Join us on November 9th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to build connections and be inspired by amazing entrepreneurs, experts, and community champions who are making a difference in the Boston community and beyond. The three areas of focus for participant tracks, panelist, and speakers will be about Civic Engagement, More than a Story, and Criminal Justice. The Leadership Summit will be Co-Hosted by BAYCSEW, Boston Family Engagement Network, Phenomenal Moms, Father Friendly Initiative, and Vital Village Network.

NFL & Nike: The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion | Wellesley | $$$

When former 49ers player, Colin Kaepernick, started kneeling during the national anthem to bring attention to racial injustice, people across the globe urged the NFL and Nike to take a stance. Knowing how to respond to these challenges is thorny, threatening, and could affect shareholder value and brand reputation if not navigated carefully. Hear how these two companies reacted to this controversial matter and the lessons they learned in a panel discussion moderated by Pasha Cook, the first female ambassador of the NFL. You’ll learn how businesses are successfully embracing diversity and inclusion to improve talent outcomes, profitability, and innovation. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or business leader, this panel will provide you with new insight on how to win in the American marketplace. Pasha will be leading an expert panel of speakers, including Jeanetta Darno, the CEO of Strategic HR Advisors, diversity and inclusion coach, and highly-decorated military veteran; Andrew Earley, the Director of Mobility for the Dentsu Aegis Network; and Sheena Collier, the Director of Economic Opportunity for the Boston Chamber of Commerce and 2018 recipient of the GK25: Who is Who Millennial Leaders Awards.

Saturday, November 10th

4 Elements of Hip-Hop | Dorchester | Free

On November 9th we will be throwing a Graffiti Based Hip-Hop show at the Old Citizens Bank at 572 Columbia Road. On the following day of November 10th and 11th interactive, we’ll have workshops, panels and performances and and cypher and closing ceremony on the 11th. Come out and celebrate the birth of Hip-Hop culture.

First Love Boston Presents Found a New Life Concert | Cambridge | Free

Get read for a night of amazing worship, spoken word, poetry, dancing stars, rap performances and more! Doors open at 5:30 PM.

Jollof Rice Wars | Cambridge | Free

Come sample various Jollof styles and judge which one is your favorite, play some games and experience an amazing afternoon! See you Saturday.

Art on the Ave Pop-Up | Mattapan | Free

At Ideal Mixer's #ArtOnTheAve Pop-up Market you will find a range of creative gifts like floral & succulent arrangements, custom artwork, organic family skincare products & candles, food & dessert and services! We also offer free & paid art activities for the youth and community, so come on by and shop locally!

Legacy: Anniversary Step Show | Roxbury | $$

Greek life has played an important role in the Black student experience on Northeastern's campus over the years. One of the signature events for Greek Life is the "Step Show." Co-sponsored by the Northeastern and regional chapters of the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC), the organizations will represent and highlight honored members for their impact on the Black community.

Hustle X2 Career & Entrepreneurship Conference | Roxbury | $$$

Attendees of Hustle X2 Conference will leave with three tools and resources to implement their goals. Bring your best friend or business partner so you can take your career and business to the next level together. Expect to learn how to manage your vision, goals and priorities, how skills learned as an entrepreneur have tremendous benefits for your career and are transferable and how being physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit is part of the secret sauce to side hustle success. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes, business cards and ideas.

The 14th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair | Cambridge | Free

The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair is the nation's premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring Black lawyers! Celebrating 14 years of empowering and inspiring aspiring Black lawyers! Your free registration includes the following benefits: complimentary continental breakfast, major plenary and keynote sessions featuring prominent keynote speakers, a panel discussions on law school admissions, the black law student experience, etc., workshop sessions on (applying to law school, financing your legal education, etc.), a mock law school admission test (LSAT) administration, a recruitment fair featuring over 100 law schools and much, much more!

Comics In Color - Vol. 9 | Dorchester | Free

Comics In Color is a safe space where you can come and just nerd out about illustrated stories by and about people of color. The featured guest is TBD! The discussion is name your comics top fives! We’ll compare, discuss, and debate your list! All-levels comics making activity, samples of Black comics and snacks available! If you would like to present a project you are working on just hit us up and we will get you on the agenda.

It Is What It Was Speak Out at Faneuil Hall Marketplace | Financial District | Free

Did you know that Faneuil Hall was built with slave money? Did you know that slaves were sold at the Faneuil Marketplace? Did you know the Mayor and our Boston City Councilors have refused to talk about slavery in Boston? We can not have a better future if we ignore the past. Join us for a Faneuil Hall takeover on Nov. 10, 2018 starting at 12 PM. This free event features spoken word, drums, drama, music, slave auction, youth speakers, and much more. The event is intended to provide friends and fans with an opportunity to engage with the New Democracy Coalition as we push for civic inclusion, greater democracy opportunities and the great task of making the city or Boston true multi-racial democracy. This means that we must continue to address the issues of civic access and voting, but we must also continue to struggle around the issue of in the nation and in Boston. The plain facts of the matter are that if you are black in Boston you are more likely to be poorer, less educated, less healthy and less safe than your white counterparts We believe that we as a city can be better than this.

Boston’s Black Owned Business November Pop-Up | Seaport | Free

Join us for our November Boston Black Owned Business (BBOB) Pop-Up Market. This event is free and open to the public in the heart of the Seaport area at District Hall, 75 Northern Ave. Come shop and support local black owned businesses while enjoying music, raffles and community building. The Gather restaurant and bar will be open for our guests with great views of the city. Metered parking is available but access to District Hall is available via public transit, close to the Silver line Courthouse stop. This event is made possible by sponsorship from District Hall. If you are interesting in being a partner please email thebostonybp@gmail.com. For those interested in vending, please fill out our vendor application here.

NU Black Alumni & WRBB Reunion Party w/ Wendy Williams | Roxbury | $$$

Join television host, actress, author, fashion designer, and Northeastern alumna Wendy Williams as she discusses her life and success in the entertainment industry with her inimitable style and humor.

Mama This Ain’t About You Stage Play |Randolph | $$$

The 5 PM show is sold out, however an 8 PM show is now scheduled! Call all your friends and then call Ginny at (508) 663-6997 to reserve your seat(s) for the late show! This is the perfect date, girls, guys, double date or family night out! See you at the show!

En Vogue Headlines the 31st Annual Steppin’ Out for Dimock | Back Bay | $$$

One of Boston's most anticipated annual events - The Dimock Center's Steppin Out' Gala will feature En Vogue, with special guest Regina Belle and a special late night performance by Spinderella. With your support, we can continue to ensure that we provide comprehensive, integrated care to more than 19,000 people this year, including generations of families who have come to Dimock for primary care, behavioral health support and education. We hope you will be able to join us for this year’s event!

Sunday, November 11th

I Am Kreyol Studio Opening | Dorchester | Free

So many of you guys have been asking when are we opening the new space. We are excited to announce that ONE WEEK from today, we are welcoming all of you to come experience the IAK Studio. Just in time for the Holidays, come check out the space and enjoy the vibe, but most importantly, SHOP IAK and our dynamic vendors! Our featured entrepreneurs include Stephanie Voltaire of V-Lure Designs-Clutches, Eunice Charles of Natralee and Akou Diabakhate of Boldlashesbabe. We will also be doing consultations for gowns for the Ebony Gala. As always, there will be art, music and community. Can't wait to see you!

4 Elements of Hip-Hop | Dorchester | Free

On November 9th we will be throwing a Graffiti Based Hip-Hop show at the Old Citizens Bank at 572 Columbia Road. On the following day of November 10th and 11th interactive, we’ll have workshops, panels and performances and and cypher and closing ceremony on the 11th. Come out and celebrate the birth of Hip-Hop culture.

NYA Brunch | West End | Free

It’s been a long month recovering from KNSZWRTH’s bday celebration. Big thanks to everyone that came out and made sure his hairline was still intact! With OVO SZN coming to a close, it’s almost that time to give Thanks. But first, link up with your RnBrunch family on Sunday November 11th. This months guest DJ Amero is well overdue for his debut episode of #RnBrunchBOS. RSVP now via the new and improved nyaboston.com. Arrival before noon strongly suggested. No guaranteed entry.

All About the Kulture | Dorchester | Free

Come support F.A.M.I.L.Y. Movement’s fall fundraiser pop-up shop at the Blarney Stone!! This non-profit organization does great work for our community and families. - See you, Sunday, November 11th!

For All Souls | Roxbury | $ - $$

For All Souls: honoring those who came before through music, dance, and spoken word. With Zili Misik, Teatro de dança Brasileiro, Jha D, and more artists to come!

Dream Sundayz #BrunchSoHard Brunch & Day Party | Financial District | Free

Boston's #1 brunch is now located in the Financial District! Come #BrunchSoHard with us each & every Sunday at Society on High. Enjoy great music, great food, & great people. RSVP Now. 21+ dress code is trendy & fashionable. Brunch will never be the same.

The Wave Boston: The Love Below Edition | Cambridge | $$

The Wave Boston returns to Middlesex Lounge this Sunday, November 11th. This month, we're collaborating with The Love Below crew all the way from Miami. The Love Below is a crew full of Miami-based creatives and DJs who run a weekly party called The Love Below. We're excited for these guys to be making their Boston debut and we're sure you'll be happy too! Our in-house Rick & Morty, BEARLY YVNG, will be starting the night off. After that, we're handing over the music to the homies from The Love Below. Cancrejo, Jun-I’ll, and Telescope Thieves will close out the night on a high note for sure. Get your tickets now!

Trap N Paint Boston | Quincy | $$$

Trap music and painting - the perfect combination.