Monday, October 22nd
Debt Clinic for Debt Resistance | Roxbury | Free
Are you trying to stabilize your finances? Is your credit in crisis? Do you want to get to the place where you can start a business and launch a dream? Well, this event may be perfect for you! Come to Black Market and visit the Debt Collective resolution stations and receive assistance with the following issues: utility bills in collection, credit card debt, payday loans and wage garnished (or taxes taken). Two things you should bring are (1) a copy of your credit report and (2) utility bills (that are in collection). This event is brought to you by the Boston Ujima Project, The Debt Collective, Harvard Black Law Student Association, Harvard Predatory Lending Clinic and Black Market Dudley. For more information, email: email@example.com.
Entrepreneur Circle: Network & Knowledge Exchange | Dorchester | Free
Come network with other entrepreneurs, share experiences and business tips. This will be a great chance to come together with other entrepreneurs, relax and hopefully learn from one another. Pizza and wine/whiskey will be served.
Tuesday, October 23rd
Darryl’s Mix, Mingle & Speed Dating | Roxbury | $$
Darryl's invites people born between 1980 and 1995 to attend our Singles Speed Dating event tailored especially for you and your fellow Millennial professionals. Meet Millennial singles in a coordinated and comfortable setting where a first date can turn into several more. Our seated singles speed dating events allow you to introduce yourself and share laughs and interests with many different singles in one eventful night. During our Speed Dating event, you'll date for approximately one hour, meeting intriguing members of the opposite sex as you spend a few sweet minutes with each new acquaintance. Meet lots of people and discover whom you click with! After the speed dates, join us for a night of socializing and spend more time with the people that sparked your interest. There will be a cash bar for this local speed dating event, so come and meet other young, single professionals like yourself and have the time of your life! Then, after the event, you will get your matches the very next day, come on out tonight for an evening of fun and romance!
Reporting on the Arts in Boston | Brighton | Free
Come join us for an evening of conversation with five incredible women working in different ways to shape the future of Boston's art community. We’ve invited speakers who are creating spaces, opportunities, and media to build a more supportive and equitable arts culture for the city for a moderated discussion about their work, their perspective on the city’s art ecology, and imagining potential futures for the city’s art landscape. Snacks and refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Wills, Trusts and Estates | Lynn | Free
This is a free estate planning workshop hosted by The Pink Tangerine. Workshop topics include an introduction to estate planning, the benefits of having a will, joint tenancy and planning for disability and incapacity.
Wednesday, October 24th
The Network Effect: Women of Color Creating Social Impact | Financial District | Free
"...Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.” - (Unknown). Women of Color are mobilizing! They are building and tapping into the social capital within their networks to empower themselves and others to take the lead and achieve goals that matter. Join Big Sister Boston’s Diversity Board in Conversations Among Women, as we explore the importance of Women of Color networks and how Women of Color are breaking barriers and turning social capital into social impact and career opportunities.
On Brightness: Corbett Stettheimer, Ives | Fenway | Free
Fred Moten invites us to share what he calls “the profound trio of light”: William Corbett, de facto poet laureate of Boston; composer Charles Ives; and painter Florine Stettheimer. Musician Wynton Marsalis once spoke of Louis Armstrong as having “a light in his sound.” This formulation, rich with the specific critical and theoretical protocols of black thought, seems absolutely necessary in understanding what happens aurally in Stettheimer’s paintings, visually in Ives’s music, and audio-visually in Corbett’s poetry.
Thursday, October 25th
We Rise “The Hip Hop Feminine” | Fenway | $$-$$$
Boston's own Dutch ReBelle, aka "Queen of the Bean," and the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam champion, Oompa, share the stage with Philadelphia-based indie artist Res for an evening of hip-hop, rock, and soul—a night to rise up and celebrate women in music!
Dorchester Short Film Festival | Dorchester | $$$
Join us in commemorating 100 years of Dorchester's original "movie palace", The Strand Theatre (1918-2018) with an evening of world renowned, award winning films at Dorchester's first Short Film Festival! The Dorchester Short Film Festival provides a rare opportunity to experience a fast-paced line-up of comedy, drama, action, and animation. Films are presented in two acts with an intermission, showcasing an eclectic combination of Oscar nominees, Sundance winners, Aspen Shorts winners, US Film Festival "Best of Show" winners/runner ups, and International honorees. Suitable for ages 16 and up.
Afro Flow Yoga | Roxbury | Free
We are going to have another session of Afro Flow Yoga this Thursday from 6 to 7 PM again! Totally free and open the public - no prior experience needed! Please bring your yoga mat and stop by Northeastern Crossing on you way back home, and get some exercise with our fantastic facilitator Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W Jones!
Sankofa Circle (an Emotional Emancipation Circle) | Roslindale | Free
The EE Circles℠ process is one of many strategies devised by CHN to build the movement for freedom from the lies of white superiority and Black inferiority, and other emotional legacies of enslavement and racism. EE Circles℠ are inspired by the self-help movement and grounded in the principles of Ma’at, the ancient Egyptian understanding of the fundamental order of the universe. This is the first full session of a seven-week journey into healing internalized racial wounds, community-building and activism. Participants will be given the opportunity to share, connect and reflect in a safe, affirming space. Dates are listed.
With Glittering Eyes | Roxbury | $$-$$
From all appearances they are a solid family: devoted wife and mother, respected husband and father, adorable daughter, handsome son. But a devastating secret threatens to shatter their fragile bond. With Glittering Eyes is the tense and powerful story of an untold truth and its consequence for generations. Written by Tricia Elam Walker and directed by Dawn M. Simmons.
Faith in Fashion 2018 | Newton | $$$
Enjoy an extraordinary night of music and fashion while supporting the Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing! This event marks a one of a kind collaboration between the church and iconic Boston fashion designer David Josef, which will include some of Boston’s top designers and models. And it is our biggest fundraiser of the year! There will be great food, wine, and some fantastic entertainment, featuring the roof-raising performance of Donna Summer’s sister, Linda Gaines!
Boston Public Market's 3rd Annual Harvest Party | Downtown | $$$
An evening designed to showcase the best of New England, tickets include over 30 BPM vendor food samples, 10 New England brewery & cidery pop-ups, live music and dancing, $500 shopping spree for two lucky winners, auction prizes, swag bags and photos with BPM’s annual giant “Pumpking”.
Friday, October 26th
Print Ain’t Dead: Pop Up Book Store | Dorchester | Free
Join us for four days of celebrating writers of color as we take over the Pierce Building in Upham’s Corner. Print Aint Dead is a pop up bookstore featuring works written by people of color. All of our books are priced between $2-$5. Proceeds made from book sales go to our performer of the night! Get a book and put moneu in a writer of color's pocket! For the October 26th edition, our opening reception will be held at the Fairmount Innovation Lab. Music by Demo Radio. Refreshments and drinks provided.
Trap Jam Session Black Cotton Club | Dorchester | Free-$
Black Cotton Club is back and ready to jam for the 99 to 2000. This Jam Session is celebrating the Trap Music from the oldest era to now. Come through and jam, sing or rap to your favorite Trap song. Bring the whole squad! Live band, dope artist and beautiful community.
Art, music, vendor shopping, food, dancing and more! The Bean Trap N Paint is a paint night developed as a social cultural experience for any and everyone to taste all facets of Black American culture. This edition, the Trap House will be rocking with Boston's most requested DJ Dru Nyce! Our featured artist, Am Strokes is ready to give you a dope creation to paint!
Jprizm & Troy ‘Elektrik Kidd’ Durden Live at Darryl’s | Roxbury | Free-$$
See Troy ‘Elektrik Kidd’ Durden & JPRIZM live. For a reduced price email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 27th
Financial Literacy Workshop | Roxbury | Free
Attend a free financial literacy course taught by Nicholas Josey, a Northeastern University alum and Executive Director of the Vincita Institute. During the three-part series, he will share 20+ years of financial planning and advising experience that will help participants set financial goals and follow through plans for economic achievements.
Zombie Charity Bootcamp | Dorchester | Free
Halloween is around the corner! You know what that means...come in your best costumes and get an amazing workout while raising money and awareness for City Harvest! This event is free! Make sure to RSVP!
Queen’s Talk October 2018 Series | Dorchester | $$
Peace y’all, the next fall series of Queens Talk will be held on Saturday, October 27th at the Dorchester Arts Collaborative, also known as the Erick Jean Center for the Arts, 157a Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. The board has worked so hard since the on-boarding in August to bring to you what will be our second meetup prepared with our collective love and efforts. Delicious food will be served from one of our local restaurants in Boston.
Women’s Bike & Brunch | Mattapan | Free
Join BLUEbikes and Roxbury Rides as we take a leisurely round trip ride that begins at Mattapan Station. We will take the Neponset Greenway Trail from Mattapan to Lucy's Tavern in Dorchester to enjoy Brunch & Networking. We will return to Mattapan Station following brunch. No bike? No problem! A BLUEbike will be provided for you but you must register to receive one!
Women with Purpose: Civic and Community Engagement | Downtown | $$$
Women with Purpose is expanding to include our first ever Fall Season of Women With Purpose: Professional Development Seminars, sponsored by the Moakley Center for Public Management at Suffolk University conveniently located in downtown Boston! Come meet, network and learn from some of Boston's leading and established women as they share their insights and advice on caring for your whole self, so that you can best set yourself up to thrive! Tickets will not be sold at the door. Light snacks, fruit, coffee and water will be provided. All ages are welcome!
A Family Affair Book Club | Roxbury | Free
We're back for the fall! Please join us for the October book club selection led by Nicholl Montgomery and Monique Harris. We're reading Virginia Hamilton's classic mystery, The House of Dies Drear. What's going on in the creepy haunted house? Read it first and come discuss it--right in time for Halloween! This book and the others are available for purchase at Frugal Bookstore.
#ArtOnTheAve Pop-Up Market | Mattapan | Free
We are early entrepreneurs who are passionate about art, culture and creating together. Join us at Ideal Mixer for our #ArtOnTheAve Pop-Up Market! In our studio, you can find a range of creative gifts like floral & succulent arrangements, custom artwork, organic family skincare products & candles, food & dessert and more! We also offer services from a licensed esthetician, event planners or business consultant. Bring a friend or few, to shop and support local small businesses!
Belonging: An Open Mic, Music & Poetry Night | Somerville | $$
We invite you to a magical night of music and poetry to celebrate community, friendship, partnership, self-love and belonging. The featured poets and musical guest are Princess Moon, Julissa Emile, and Black Bear Extraordinaire! There are designated times for open mic performers. Anyone who is interested in performing during the Open Mic time is encouraged to sign-up at the event, before it begins. Light refreshments will be available. And remember, you belong. You deserve to celebrate yourself. Let’s lift each other up.
Midnight Funk // Exhibition: Reception + Closing Party | Dorchester | Free-$
For the month of October, "Midnight Funk", a Contemporary and Street Art Group Show, will display a collection that fuses dynamic visuals of a dope group of emerging artists. By delving in late night imaginations, the work embodies the curving lines, colors, & mash ups of those hours. Via canvases and murals, it's an exhibition that'll stimulate the senses.
Sunday, October 28th
Print Ain’t Dead: Pop Up Book Store | Dorchester | Free
Join us for four days of celebrating writers of color as we take over the Pierce Building in Upham’s Corner. Print Ain’t Dead is a pop up bookstore featuring works written by people of color. All of our books are priced between $2-$5. Proceeds made from book sales go to our performer of the night! Get a book and put money in a writer of color's pocket! For the October 28th edition, our first pop up feature is Porsha Rashidaat J. Olayiwola.
Survivor’s Healing Circle | Dorchester | Free
This is ICNA Relief MA’s signature event - the Survivor's Healing Circle. Please join us as we support one another through the healing process. Drumming, poetry, food and sisterhood. Come as you are! Bring a poem or a dish to share.
SOWA Open Market | South End | Free
The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Celebrate local makers and experience the SoWa Beer Barn every Sunday, now - October. We’ll be featuring over 175 of the region’s best artisans, farmers, specialty food vendors, and food trucks. New this year, experience the SoWa Beer Barn - a beer hall and taproom housed in the iconic SoWa Power Station. Created in partnership with Craft Collective, the Barn will showcase a curated selection of local brews and ciders. Come for the beer, stay for the lawn games and live music. As always, the SoWa Open Market is family friendly, pet friendly, and free.
Local Behavior Music Festival | North End | $$$
The inaugural lineup presents established acts alongside emerging artists to generate a spirit of mentorship between artists, and to introduce new work to the public. Catie Curtis, dubbed a “folk rock goddess” by The New Yorker, will add a headlining performance at Local Behavior to appearances at Lilith Fair, Carnegie Hall, and the White House. She’ll perform alongside Boston’s own Dutch Rebelle (hip hop), as well as rising stars Billy Dean Thomas (rap), Hayley Sabella (folk), and Elizabeth and the Catapult (singer-songwriter). The day will also include appearances by award-winning poet Olivia Gatwood, Americana sister duo Ari & Mia, multicultural pop-soul artist Avanti Nagral, and singer-songwriter Liv Greene. To attend Local Behavior Music Festival, we ask that you pay what you can, based on the honor system.
Central Flea | Central Square | Free
The Central Flea is open every Sunday, May through October! Vintage and antique dealers, artists/designers, specialty food vendors, food trucks, Lamplighter Brewing Co. Beer Garden and much more! All at our new bigger location - University Park!