THANGZ-2-DO!! (November 2012)

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“THANGZ-2-DO!!” (November 2012)
Welcome to the 2012 “Thangz-2-Do!!”, the monthly e-newsletter providing information of cultural arts (poetry, theatre, comedy, etc.), as well as several other info to keep people in the loop that includes a link for daily Black History facts. (http://www.yenoba.com), R.I.P. for those that passed away and a B-Day shout-out to those born in November.
Also, Boston’s longest-running open mic gathering commonly known as VerBaLizAtiOn will be happening for this month ONLY…the first & third Tuesday. ith that said, we will start on November 6th with our 13-year anniversary which features the sensational SHEA ROSE. The following date of November 20th will feature lyricist MARK MERREN.
Lastly, Afro-Cinema will present for the first time the film that wasn’t shown in Boston theaters, entitled “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap”. In collaboraton with SoulKore Productions, Afro-Cinema will show this documentary about this element of Hip-Hop. Directed by rapper Ice-T, as he interview several prominent artists. This screeing will be held at the Hibernian Hall on Saturday, November 3rd at 12:30pm.
Please mention my name to the promoter of any of these events listed below if and when you do attend one or more.
Enjoy the list and have a blessed day!!
Peace,
VCR
R.I.P.
– LEO O’BRIEN (actor – “The Last Dragon”, “New Jack City”)
– EMANUEL STEWARD (professional boxing trainer)
– NATINA REED (singer/rapper of R&B trio Blaque, appeared in “Bring It On” )

NOVEMBER B-DAY WISHES:

Anika Colvin-Hannibal, Brian Kwoba, Mayda Del Valle, Sylvia McCray,
Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis,  Regine Watson, Noel Staples, Paula Green,
Maurice Wilkey, U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, Kimberly Henry, Sekou The Misfit,
Amyr Heard, Afroblues, Frank Shefton, Letia Larok, Zoleka Taylor,
Arafat Mubasir Akbar, Cassius The 5th, Chip Greenidge, ToRena Webb,
Georgia ME and Manisha Shahane
POETRY/OPEN MIC EVENTS:

Every Sunday Night

LIZARD LOUNGE SUNDAY NIGHT POETRY JAM

w/The Jeff Robinson Trio

@ The Lizard Lounge

1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge (between Harvard Sq. & Porter Sq.)

Doors at 7:30pm – $5.00 cover

21+ w/ID required
November 4th – Marc Marcel
November 18th – NK-18
November 25th – 2012 Lizard Lounge Slam Team “Give Thanks”

For info visit www.poetryjam.org

The 1st & 3rd Tuesday ONLY!

VerBaLizAtiOn

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire department & barber shop)

7:00pm start (doors and open mic sign-up at 6:30pm)

Free 2 The Public / All ages are welcomed

Hosted by VCR

Nov. 6th: 13-yr. Anniversary feat. Shea Rose

Nov. 20th: Mark Merren

4 more info. contact VCR at 617-480-7663 or bloodskinland@yahoo.com

Every Thursday Night

ART IS LIFE ITSELF

@ The Haley House Bakery & Café

12 Dade St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq. (off Washington St. – next to Tropical Foods)

7:00pm – 10:00pm / No cover charge

Hosted by Nina LaNegra & Fulani Haynes

For more info call 617-445-0900 or visit www.haleyhouse.org/cafe

 

 

Every Thursday Night

SoulKore Productions presents

GRAB THE MIC THURSDAYS

@ Pearl St. Station Restaurant

53 Summer St., Malden MA

(2 minute walk from MBTA Malden Center Station – Orange Line)

7:30pm – 10:30pm / $2.00 cover
All ages, plus raffles and more!

Come early for open mic sign-up

All forms of talent welcomed

Sign up early – space limited (5 minutes per artist)

Free parking / food & drink specials

Hosted by DJ Nomadik & Essex

For more info contact info@soulkore.com

 

 

 

Every Friday Night

LIFTED RE-LAUNCH

Open Mic, Live Band and DJ

@ Western Front

343 Western Ave., Cambridge/Central Sq.

9:00pm start

18+ w/college ID

Hosted by Steven A. Barthell

With performances and more

Catered food available

For open mic sign-ups contact bostonsSoul@gmail.com

 

 

Saturday, November 24th 2012

LightSpeed Entertainment, Inc. presents

STREETLIGHT ARTIST SHOWCASE
@ 70 Brookledge St., Roxbury

4:00pm – 11:00pm

With live band, two main acts, open mic segment,

local artists welcomed and raffle prizes
Hosted by Phat

With featured artists Wali Ali and Ariz Saleem

Sign up for open mic at the event or sending your name

and performance information (poetry, music, etc.) to streetlightshowcase@gmail.com

Leave a message at www.facebook.com/streetlightshowor calling 617-461-5214

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

TEEN OPEN MIC

@ The Armory

191 Highland Ave., Somerville MA

6:00pm – 8:00pm / All ages welcome

Snacks available for purchase

For more info call Teen Empowerment at 617-625-6600 (ext. 2255)

* Teen Open Mic is every first Tuesday of each month

 

 

Thursday, November 8th 2012

Rue 2 Productions & Associates presents

TANTALIZING THURSDAYS

A night of wining, dining and networking with live entertainment

and complimentary wine tasting

@ Restaurant Laura

688 Columbia Rd., Dorchester/Uphams Corner

(across from KFC & next to Singh’s Roti)

6:00pm – 11:00pm / $10.00 entry

Featuring spoken word  artist Shawanna Handy

and vocalist Donna “Diva” Nixon

For more info email rue2production@yahoo.com or call the following;

Robin at 617-519-9747, Tiyique at 857-200-0492,

Takiyah at 617-407-6240 or Dominique at 857-234-2922

 

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Friday, November 2nd 2012
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)
cordially invites you to attend their anniversary gala
50 YEARS IN THE MAKING
With a live performance by legendary singer
Natalie Cole
(daughter of Jazz legend Nat King Cole)
@ Boston Marriott Copley Place
Grand Ballroom
110 Huntington Ave., Boston
6:00pm cocktail reception / 7:00pm dinner
Black tie optional – festive attire
For more info about the gala, ticket sales or sponsorship opportunities,
please contact Amelia Aubourg at 617-348-6238 or amelia.aubourg@bostonabcd.org
Saturday, November 3rd 2012
BloodSkinLand Productions (in association with SoulKore Productions) presents

AFRO-CINEMA

An afternoon of important films (documentary or movie) being shown,

followed by a discussion about the film

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire department & barber shop)

12:30pm sharp (doors open at 12:00pm)

Free 2 The Public / All ages are welcomed

PARENTAL DISCRETION SUGGESTED FOR ADULT LANGUAGE!

Featured film: “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap”

4 more info. contact VCR at 617-480-7663 or bloodskinland@yahoo.com

 

 

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

Good Life presents

HIP-HOP TRIVIA

Put your Hip-Hop skills to the test!

@ Good Life

28 Kingston St., Boston

Sign-up’s around 7:00pm – trivia starts around 8:00pm

21+ event / no cover / no dress code

Featuring Jeopardy-style questions ranging from extremely

novice to music-nerd status to physical challenges

Prizes by PBR

Hosted by DJ On & On and Hilary Clare

Judged by Big Shug and DJ 7L

 

 

 

 

 

THEATRE

Thursday, November 15th – Sunday, November 18th 2012
Hibernian Hall & New African Company presents
WETU IN THE CITY
An Urban Indian Play
Written by Mwalim *7) and directed by Naheem Garcia

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire department & barber shop)

For tickets and info visit www.madison-park.org

 

EDUCATIONAL

Every Sunday Afternoon

MEDU NETER CLASSES (later called Hieroglyphics by the Greeks)

The oldest of African languages and most sacred of languages

Reconnect with the Wisdom of our Ancestors…learn to read the writing on the wall

– Scribe/write

– Transliteration/read/translate

– Speak

– History/Culture

– Sentence Structure/Grammar

– Museum, Field trips & more

@ 53 Cedar St., Mattapan

11:30 –1:00pm (sign in at 11:00am)

To register call Dr. Nteri Nelson 617-296-7797

 

 

 

PARTIES/SOCIAL NETWORKING
Every Saturday night

Calloway Entertainment presents

30+ SATURDAYS

Great Food, Music & Dance!

New nightlife for the 30+ crowd

@ Slade’s Bar & Grill

958 Tremont St., Boston/South End

10:00pm – 2:00am

$10.00 admission / 30+ proper dress

(no athletic wear, hoodies or boots – collared shirts accepted)

DJ spinning old school – 80’s, 90’s & today’s hottest music

Log-in now and receive 2 for 1 admission w/pass before 11:00pm

www.facebook.com/30plussaturdays

For more info or parking call 1-888-538-3834
Saturday, November 3rd 2012
BLACK & WHITE BALL
A star-studded & sophisticated birthday celebration in honor of
Willie “Chubby Chub” Sanchez
@ Sheraton Boston Hotel
Grand Ballroom
39 Dalton St., Boston
(inside the Prudential Center)
9:00pm – 2:00am / 21+ event
$40.00 general admission – $65.00 VIP
Formal attire required (black, white, red ONLY!)
Music by DJ Pup Dawg, DJ Big and DJ Jack Frost
Tickets available at:
A Nubian Notion (Roxbury), Upscale Nail Design (Roxbury),
Mattapan’s Finest (Grove Hall), Laced Boston (South End), Avenu Blu (Dorchester),
Vaughn Fish & Chips (Dorchester), Euphoria Hair Salon (Dorchester),
Studio 24 Graphix (Mattapan), Chanique’s (Mattapan), SDJ Custom Art (Brockton),
Alto Stilo Barbershop (Lawrence), Gentlemen’s District (Lowell), The Shop (Randolph),
Metro PCS (Providence), Metro PCS (East Providence, RI),
Johna’s Hair Salon (New Bedford) and Citi of Sin (Lynn)
For VIP vendor tables & sponsorship availability contact
Dstination Lifestyle Group at dstination@gmail.com or 617-819-4DST (4378)
Partial proceeds to benefit the “Live & Let Live” project

Saturday, November 10th 2012

THE ORIGINAL 30+ PARTY:

Step it up as we mix, mingle and party with New England’s most progressive

mature 30+ urban elite! Come see why this long running monthly 30+ is the

premier event. 30+ attracts a diverse group from Massachusetts, Rhode Island,

New Hampshire and Connecticut who seek to socialize with like minded professionals

in eclectic, trendy and upscale non club environments. What you would typically find in

New York City, Chicago or San Francisco in terms of trendy upscale ambiance, you will

find at this location for this upcoming 30+ event! Don’t be left on the outside!

@ Savin Hill Bar & Restaurant
112 Savin Hill Ave., Dorchester

10:00pm – 2:00am

$20.00 in advance (advanced tickets suggested)
Proper dress ONLY: upscale cocktail attire
Gentlemen: collared shirts, slacks, blazers/suits and shoes
Women: Diva Chic!!!
Dress code enforced – reserve the right to turn away
(dress jeans OK)
Featuring resident DJ Reggie Beas

(playing Old School, R&B, Classics, Neo-Soul and House)

Street parking available

For information on VIP, B-Day parties, tables and vendor tables call 617-270-5753

 

 

Saturday, November 24th 2012

30+ THE SOUL CAFE: “HOT-BUTTERED SOUL”

Thanksgiving Saturday!

Come and chill on Thanksgiving Saturday as we roll out all the classics:

Classic Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and House!

@ Red Fez
11222 Washington St., Boston

(across from Peters Park)

10:00pm – 2:00am

$15.00 in advance (limited amount) – $20.00 at the door
Dress to impress
Gentlemen: no casual clothing at all…dress jeans only.
Ladies: sexy as…let’s say “butta”!
Fashion police on site

Featuring a cypher of four Boston DJs all evening:
DJ Joe Peters, DJ Eddie Neal, DJ Zilly Zill and DJ Mr. Sensae

On site parking available

For information on VIP, B-Day parties, tables and vendor tables call 617-270-5753

 

 

 

 

COMEDY NIGHT

Every Sunday Night

BIG FUN SUNDAY

The Funniest, Wildest, Most Unpredictable Stand-Up Comedy Showcase in the City!
The best time you and your friends will ever have on a Sunday. An awesome night
out in a comfortable, fun environment. Come on down for great drinks, full menu with
specials, music, funny jokes and follks.@ Ledge Kitchen & Bar

2261 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester/Lower Mills

7:30pm start
Hosted by the Dynamic Duo of Comedy:
Chris Tabb & Corey Manning

Tickets can be purchased at www.coreymanning.ticketleap.com/funroomcomedy

For more info contact 617-506-FUN1 or funroomcomedy@gmail.com
Friday, November 9th 2012
CHARLIE MURPHY
@ Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont St., Boston
Showtime at 10:00pm
Tickets $25.00, $35.00
For more info visit www.thewilburtheatre.com
Friday, November 16th 2012

SHAQ’S ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM
@ Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont St., Boston
Showtimes at 7:00pm & 9:45pm
Tickets $35.00 – $50.00
With stand-up comedy by Capone, Finesse Mitchell and Tony Roberts
Hosted by Gary Owens
and music by DJ Spinderella (of Salt-N-Pepa)
For more info visit www.thewilbur.com
Wednesday, November 21st 2012
EARTHQUAKE
@ Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont St., Boston
Showtime at 8:00pm
Tickets $25.00
For more info visit www.thewilburtheatre.com
CULTURAL PERFORMANCES/MAJOR CONCERTS

Every Sunday Night

LIVE JAZZ AT THE POST

Jazz Music For Your Ears!

@ William E. Carter Post

American Legion Post #16

1531 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Small donation is always appreciated

For more info call Gary at 617-905-4662
Every Monday Night
MOTIVATED MONDAY
@ Church Boston
69 Kilmarnock St., Boston
Doors open at 8:00pm – showtime at 9:00pm SHARP!
$10.00 admission / 21+ with ID required
Free parking in rear

 

Every Thursday Night (except the 1st Thursday)

BERKLEE UNPLUGGED

Slade’s New Musical Experience!!

Bands and entertainment from Berklee School of Music

@ Slade’s Bar & Grill

958 Tremont St., Boston/South End

8:00pm – 2:00am

No cover charge / no dress code!

Kitchen open for lunch & dinner

Hosted by Ms. Stefany

Music by various DJs

With special guest artist each night
Thursday, November 1st 2012

BOSTON TALENT SHOWCASE: HALLOWEEN HANGOVER

@ Slade’s Bar & Grill

958 Tremont St., Boston/South End

8:00pm – 1:30am / 21+ event

$8.00 with costume (not just a mask) – $12.00 without!

Costumes highly recommended (prize for best costume)

Official after party until 1:30pm with DJ Dru-Nyce

(playing today’s hottest in R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Top 40)

Hosted by Dee-Loopz & Kool-Key

With performances by Mark Merren, Nichelle Mungo, O-Fats,

Bianca Afrique, Wyndy Jones, Pat G. Parris Black and more!

* Boston Talent Showcase is every first Thursday of each month
Sunday, November 4th 2012
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
Stylist & Barber Hairshow and Concert
Featuring a live performanceby R&B artist Case
@ Lombardo’s
6 Billings St., Randolph MA
Doors open at 6:00pm – showtime at 7:00pm
(live weave & barber battle pre-show at 4:00pm)
Tickets $60.00 – including an exquisite buffet dinner
$120.00 VIP – includes pre-show, special round table seating,
passed appetizers, 3-course dinner, wine and after party
Hosted by Kelly Andre
Music by “The Chief Rocker” DJ Moe Dee
After party at Vincents Night Club ’til 2:00am
The battle of the DJs – MVP DJ Pleasure vs DJ Michael Mercado
For more info contact 617-258-3355 or www.muffeninternational.com
Sunday, November 11th 2012
NAS & MS. LAURYN HILL
@ House of Blues
15 Lansdowne St., Boston/Fenway
8:00pm showtime (doors open at 7:00pm)
Tickets $59.50
Thursday, November 15th 2012
EN VOGUE
@ Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont St., Boston
Showtime at 8:00pm
Tickets $35.00, $39.50, $50.00
For more info visit www.thewilburtheatre.com
Friday, November 16th 2012
Lion Entertainment presents
BEENIE MAN
The Return of the King of Dancehall
@ Wonderland Ballroom (aka Club Lido)
1290 Northshore Rd., Revere MA
(directly next to MBTA Wonderland Station – Blue Line)
Doors at 9:0pm – showtime at 10:30pm – ends at 1:00am
$35.00 advance tickets
Beenie Man will be backed up by Zagga Zow Band
(live & direct from Jamaica)
Also a performance by Mighty Mystic
Music by Sound International, Powa Vibes and Sound Vibration
Tickets available at these locations:
– Irie’s Restaurant, Dorchester (617-929-3866)
– Taurus Records, Mattapan (617-298-2655)
– Singh’s Roti Restaurant, Dorchester (617-282-7977)
– Club Lido Box Office, Revere
Friday, November 30th 2012
SUPER 90’S CONCERT SERIES
Featuring R&B group Jagged Edge
(“Let’s Get Married”, “Where The Party At”)
@ Wonderland Ballroom
1290 North Shore Rd., Revere MA
(next to Wonderland Station – MBTA Blue Line)
8:00pm – 1:00am / showtime at 10:30pm SHARP!
$25.50 online only – limited supply
$30.00 advanced general admission
$40.00 advanced VIP – meet & greet (online only)
21+ event / dress to impress
(no sneakers, boots or hats)
Hosted by JAM’N 94.5’s own Melissa
Music by DJ Chubby Chub

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