THANGZ-2-DO!! (November 2013)

“THANGZ-2-DO!!” (November 2013)

Welcome to “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) and R.I.P. for those that passed away.

Also,Boston’s longest-running open mic gathering commonly known as VerBaLizAtiOn , will be happening on the first and third Wednesday for the month of November only. On November 6th, we are celebrating 14-years of bringing open mic nights to the community. Our featured poet will be none other than the amazing Neiel Israel. The following VerB on November 20th will present the legendary griot Askia M. Toure.

Finally, the film series “Afro-Cinema” is back on November 23rd at Hibernian Hall as we will show the documentary “Standing In The Shasdows Of Motown”.

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.

– CASSELL KELLEY SR. (VCR’s uncle)

– ERVIN COSTON (VCR’s cousin)

– JOSHUA MARKS (“Master Chef” contestant)

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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

For info visit www.poetryjam.org

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The 1st & 3rd Wednesday (November ONLY)

VerBaLizAtiOn

Boston’s longest-running open mic gathering providing the community

with a blend of poetry/spoken word, rhyme, song, good vibes, etc.

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

6:30pm start (doors open at 6:00pm) / Free 2 The Public

Hosted by VCR

14-Year Anniversary Jam feat. NeielIsrael: November 6th

Askia M. Toure: November 20th

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

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Every Thursday Night

ART IS LIFE ITSELF

@ The Haley House Bakery & Café

12 Dade St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(offWashington 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

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Every Friday Night

GRAB THE MIC

New Night / New Location

@ The Patio

80 Broadway St.,MaldenMA

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Open mic sign-up at 7:45pm

Free admission / free parking / 21+ event

Hosted by Essex

Music by DJ Nomadik

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Saturday, November 2nd 2013

CONSCIOUSLY EXPOSED CAFE

An Evening of Poetry, Enlightening Documentary & Constructive Dialogue

@ St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Archdiocese ofBoston

175 Ruggles St.,Boston

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Free admission / Free parking

Refreshments will be served

Hosted by Afroblues

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Tuesday, November 5th 2013

TEEN OPEN MIC

Chill, Engage & Express Yourself!

@ Arts at the Amory

191 Highland Ave.-Suite1A,SomervilleMA

6:00pm – 8:00pm / Free to the public

Food & drinks available

(please arrive by 6:30pm to receive raffle tickets for monthly prize)

Hosted by Books of Hope, Groundwork Somerville & Teen Empowerment

Featuring today’s rising spoken word poets and musical artists

Also looking for youth who wants to be featured

* Teen Open Mic is every first Tuesday of the month

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friday, November 1st 2013

“MUMIA: LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY”

A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

6:00pm community discussion – 7:00pm film screening

Free will donation

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Saturday, November 2nd 2013

TRIBUTE TO MINISTER RODNEY MUHAMMAD

Come joinBoston’s cumminities, private sectors, mosques, churches, community leaders and friends for a celebration reception to honor and appreciate our beloved brother/friend Minister Rodney Muhammad (formerly Rodney X) for his love for us and our community.

“Most of our heroes don’t appear on no stamp!” – Chuck D. (Public Enemy)

@ William E. Reed Auditorium

24 Washington St., Dorchester/Grove Hall

6:00pm start / $25.00 admission

Include dinner and entertainment

Hosted by Pastor Demetric Cooper

Tickets available at these outlets:

– A Nubian Notions Inc. (Roxbury/Dudley Sq.)

– The Tape Connection (Dorchester/Grove Hall)

For more info call 781-407-5850 or email at dmcoop2000@yahoo.com

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Saturday, November 23rd 2013

BloodSkinLand 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 dept. & barber shop)

12:30pm start (doors open at 12:00pm) / Free to the public

Featured film: “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown”

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

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THEATRE

Friday, November 1st & Saturday, November 2nd 2013

Roxbury Repertory Theater presents

“A SOLDIER’S PLAY”

A play by Charles Fuller / directed by Marshall Hughes

@ RoxburyCommunity College- Mainstage

1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury

Fri., Nov. 1st at 10:00am & 8:00pm

Sat., Nov. 2nd at 2:00pm

Tickets $10.00 adults – $5.00 students & seniors

Starring David Curtis

For reservations and group rates contact Pamela Green at 617-541-5380

or email at pgreen@rcc.mass.edu

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Friday, November 1st – Saturday, November 16th 2013

Company One presents

“SPLENDOR”

A world premiere play by local OBIE Award-winning playwright Kirsten Greenidge

On Thanksgiving Eve in a town just north ofBoston, Fran is determined to make a nice turkey dinner for her chain-smoking klepto mother and her couch-surfing older brother. If only it were that simple. A vivid collage of local stories exposes a community where generations of families collide over far more than pumpkin pie and stuffing

Starring Alexandria King, James Milord and Obehi Janice

@BostonCenterfor the Arts – Plaza Theatre

539 Tremont St.,Boston/South End

$20.00 – $38.00 tickets

For dates and more info visit www.companyone.org

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Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Listen To Your Body presents

“AN EVOLUTION OF BREASTS”

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

3:00pm – 6:00pm / $25.00 tickets

Monologues presented by Nicky Bundles, Ms. Toya Tiffany, D.Ruff,

Musu-kulla Massaquoi, Lonzell Haggray and Sarah Hogue

Emcee’d by Austin James

To purchase in advance visit http://ltyb.eventbrite.com

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Monday, November 4th & Monday, November 18th 2013

THE EMANCIPATED CENTURY

A staged reading series in AugustWilson’s Ten-Play Cycle

Two plays in November: “Two Trains Running” & “Jitney”

@ Boston Playwrights’ Theater

949 Commonwealth Ave., BostonMA

All staged reading start at 7:00pm / Free admission

For more info visit www.theemancipatedcentury.com

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EDUCATIONAL/HEALTH

Every Sunday Morning

KaAbBa: BUILDING THE LIGHTED TEMPLE/TREE OF LIFE KEYS

Awakening Consciousness 1st Degree Educational Model

Advanced education for all in fields of service (counselors, educators, human service providers, practitioners and those who like to deepen their cultural competency)

Orientation for Fall program

@AcademyofKemeticEducation

53 Cedar St., Mattapan

10:30am

Presented by Dr. Nteri Nelson

(Academy co-founder/educator/clinician/metaphycian/African Studies professor – UMass Boston)

– Psychological, Stages of Consciousness, Character, Human Development

– History of Ancient Africa/Egypt/Kemet and the Diaspora

– Self-Knowledge, Healing, Health and Cultural Competency

– Learn Tree of Life, Afrikan Science of Mind, Body & Soul

– Anatomy of the Soul and its Journey

– Practice Afrikan Wisdom in Modern Daily Living

– Behavioral/Mental Health/Social Worker (2011 approved for 64 CEC’s)

– Summer Travel toAfrica

To register please visit www.rrrk.net or www.akew.org

Or call Dr. Nteri Nelson 617-296-7797

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COMEDY

Sunday, November 10th 2013

Urban Media Entertainment presents

SCORPIO BIRTHDAY BASH

Veteran’s Day Weekend

Featuring comedian Michael Blackson performing live!

@ Moseley’s On The Charles

50 Bridge St.,DedhamMA

Show starts at 8:00pm

Tickets $30.00 in advance

Dress code: Uber-Chic & Trendy

(no sneakers or athletic wear)

Hosted by Cheddar & DJ Chubby Chub

Tickets available at these outlets:

– Laced (569 Columbus Ave.,Boston)

– QSalon & Spa (676 Centre St.)

– Upscale Nail Design (300 Warren St., Roxbury)

– Planet Grace (164 Blue Hill Ave.)

To purchase tickets online visit http://scorpiocomedybirthdaybash.eventbrite.com

4 bottle service/table RSVP call 617-905-1582 or 404-436-1325

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Saturday, November 30th 2013

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND COMEDY JAM & AFTER PARTY

Featuring the world famous DJ Kid Capri

@ Revere Hotel/Boston Common

200 Stuart St.,Boston

Doors at 7:00pm – showtime at 8:00pm

$45.00 in advance / $65.00 VIP

Featuring live comedy by:

– Lamont Price (Comedy Central’s “Comic To Watch”)

– Marshall Brandon (BET’s “Comic View”)

– Corey Manning (“Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza”)

– Chris Tabb (“NESN Comedy All-Stars”)

Live music by Tyrone Chase & Friends

Music by Technician The DJ & DJ Papadon

For tickets and more info visit www.gracejonesent.com

Or call 617-541-0047

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Saturday, November 30th 2013

BILL COSBY

@ TheWilburTheater

246 Tremont St., Boston

Showtime at 9:00pm

For tickets and more info visit www.thewilburtheatre.com

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PARTIES/SOCIAL NETWORKING/DANCE

Saturday, November 9th 2013

DJ Bruno Productions & UtopiaBostonRadio.Com presents

UTOPIA

@ Machine Nightclub

1256 Boylston St.,Boston

8:00pm – 2:00am

$10.00 admission / $5.00 Utopia Boston members

(sign-up to receive a membership card at the club)

Featuring music by DJ Bruno

* Utopia is every second Saturday of the month

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Saturday, November 9th 2013

Junior Rodigan & Big Up Media presents

WE LOVE THE 90’S

The UltimateReunion- Fall 2013 Edition

Strictly 90’s hits all night!

@ Russell Auditorium

70 Talbot Ave.,Dorchester

10:00pm – 2:00am

$18.00 in advance – more at the door

Featuring some ofBoston’s finest DJs:

Junior Rodigan, Deejay Dex, “Chief Rocker” Moe Dee, DJ Philly Black

And the return of the 90s club king DJ Phlex The Iceman

(playing Hip-Hop, Dancehall, R&B, Reggae and Slow Jams)

Receive a FREE 90’s Hits CD for the advanced ticket

Tickets available at these outlets:

– Irie Restaurant (Bowdoin Ave.,Dorchester)

– Flames Restaurant (Morton St., Mattapan)

For table reservations & birthday package discounts call 617-435-3402

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Friday, November 29th 2013

THE 1ST ANNUAL CARVER DEN REUNION

A Night For The Grown & Sexy (30+ event)

@ Russell Auditorium

80 Talbot Ave.,Dorchester

8:00pm – 2:00am

$15.00 donation in advance – $20.00 at the door

Dress to impress (no jeans or sneakers)

Prize for “Best Dressed Couple”

Music by DJ Steve Gousby and DJ Justice

(playing Old Skool, Soul and R&B – 70’s, 80’s, 90’s)

Receive a FREE 90’s Hits CD for the advanced ticket

Tickets available at these outlets:

– Skippy White (1971 Columbus Ave., Roxbury/Egleston Sq.)

– A Nubian Notion Inc. (146 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.)

For more info contact the following:

– Jimmy at 617-224-2147

– Audrey at 617-803-9064

– Gene at 617-212-2929

– Rob at 617-412-7809

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CULTURAL PERFORMANCES/MAJOR CONCERTS

Every Monday Night

MOTIVATED MONDAY

@ ChurchBoston

69 Kilmarnock St.,Boston

Doors open at 8:00pm – showtime at 9:00pm

$5.00 ladies – $10.00 fellas / 21+ with ID required

Hosted by Mark Merren

Free parking in rear

November 4th: “VOICES OF FREEDOM”

With performances by Boston Fame & E Jake, Mike Wyche, G.O.,

High Def, Chris Author, Triy & Orie Pierre and more!

November 11th: BAKARI J.B. “FEAR & DESIRE” RELEASE

With performances by Kwaliti, Mark Merren, Rayel, Matt Ganem,

Latrell James, DJ Real P., Retrospek, Sweatshop and Wazir Gray

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Thursday, November 7th – Saturday, November 9th 2013

ArtsEmerson presents

STEP AFRIKA!

Traditional Southern African Step Dance Infused with Jazz and Modern Dance

If you liked STOMP, then you’ll love the astounding energy of “Step Afrika!” From the mines ofSouth Africathrough the fraternities of African-American colleges, to this company of virtuosic modern dancers and percussionists comes a high octane spectacle for the whole family.

@ Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre

219 Tremont St., DowntownBoston

Thurs. at 7:00pm / Fri & Sat at 8:00pm

Tickets from $25.00

For more info call 617-824-8400 or visit www.artsemerson.org

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Thursday, November 7th 2013

Playmakers Entertainment & Stae Tru presents

BOSTON TALENT SHOWCASE

@ Slade’s Bar & Grill

958 Tremont St.,Boston

Doors at 8:00pm – showtime at 9:30pm

$10.00 at the door / 21+ event

Relaxed dress code: no Tims, hoodies or athletic gear!

(sneakers OK – bouncer has right to deny entry)

With performances by:TBA

Hosted by Dee Loopz and Kool Key

After party w/DJ Real P.

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

* BTS is every first Thursday of each month

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Friday, November 8th 2013

CAPLETON

The return of the Prophet/The Fireman

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

9:00pm – 2:00am / $30.00 admission

21+ event with no dress code

Performance backed by The Prophecy Band

Music by Sound Vibration & Bud E. Green

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Tuesday, November 12th 2013

OFFIONG BASSEY

@ Scullers Jazz Club

Doubletree Suites

400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston/Cambridge

8:00pm showtime

$20.00 show / $60.00 dinner & show

For more info visit www.scullersjazz.com

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013
JONATHAN BUTLER

@ House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St., Boston

8:00pm & 10:00pm  showtimes

$38.00 show / $78.00 dinner & show

For more info visit www.houseofblues.com

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Saturday, November 16th 2013

RSC Entertainment presents

A SOULFUL NIGHT OF TIMELESS CLASSIC MUSIC

A One Night Only concert featuring:

– The Spinners (“The Rubberband Man”, “I’ll Be Around”, “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”)

– Tavares (“It Only Takes A Minute”, “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”, “She’s Gone”)

@ TheBerkleePerformanceCenter

136 Massachusetts Ave.,Boston

Doors open at 7:30pm / Showtime at 8:00pm

(VIP meet-n-greet reception at 6:30pm)

For ticket info contact Berklee box office at 617-747-2261 or www.berklee.edu/bpc

Or contact Renee at 781-254-8453 or www.rscentertainment.com

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Friday, November 22nd 2013

Pharoah On Top Enterprise, Kulturez Dynasty & Lawanda Monique Promotions presents

IT’S BIGGER THAN HIP-HOP 5

Hip-Hop History Month Celebration

@ Kulturez

36 JFK St.- 2nd floor garage, Cambridge/Harvard Sq.

Event starts at 6:30pm / Showtime 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Donations accepted

Hosted by O.F.A.T.S.

Opening performances by VCR, Rayel, Big Khar, Phat and Time Zone

Special performance by A.M.B.

With special guest E.B.O.I. (NYC)

Music provided by DJ Nomadik

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Sunday, November 24th 2013

INDIA.ARIE

@ The Wilbur Theater

246 Tremont St.,Boston

Showtime at 7:00pm

For tix and more info visit www.thewilburtheatre.com

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Vernon C. Robinson is aka VCR

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