THANGZ-2-DO!! (February 2014)

“THANGZ-2-DO!!” (February 2014)

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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.

 

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

 

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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

NO LIZARD LOUNGE ON FEB. 2ND DUE TO SUPERBOWL XLVIII

For info visit www.poetryjam.org

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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday

VerBaLizAtiOn

Boston’s longest-running open mic gathering returns to Tuesdays

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) / $5.00 suggested donation

Hosted by VCR

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

A.M.B. – February 20th

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

7:30pm – 1:00am

Open mic sign-up at 7:00pm

Free admission / free parking / 21+ event

Hosted by Essex

Music by DJ Nomadik

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Saturday, February 1st 2014

“WORK TO DO” OPEN MIC

@ Lorenz Island Kuisine Jamaican Restaurant

657   Washington St., Dorchester/Codman Sq.

5:00pm – 8:00pm / $5.00 cover charge

Hosted by Reggie B.

Featuring I-Rose & Wazir Gray

For more info call Reggie at 617-784-4700

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Sunday, February 9th 2014

Walnut Da Lyrical Geni presents

THE STIMULATING ALL YOUR SENSE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

@ Walnut Street Café

157 Walnut St., Lynn MA

8:00pm / Free admission

This is an open mic event. The feature only performs for about ½ hour

For more info contact Walnut at 781-910-2162

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Saturday, February 15th 2014

Butterfly Soul Initiative & Selassie “N”Enterprisepresents

THE COCOON: YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK

Live Music & Spoken Word

@ Museum of theNationalCenterof Afro-American Artists

300 Walnut   Ave., Roxbury

Doors open at 7:00pm – open mic at 8:00pm

Free for performers and those under 25yrs

$5.00 before 8pm – $10.00 after

Appetizers & refreshments available

Featuring live music by The Vibe Collective

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friday, February 7th & Saturday, February 8th 2014

HAITI: WHERE DID THE MONEY GO

In theUnited Statesalone, half of all households gave a total of $1.4 billion to

charities, yet almost two years later more than half a million people still live in

squalid camps. Only a few have access to drinking water. Sanitation is woefully

inadequate. Malnutrition and cholera are on the rise. What happened? “Haiti:

Where Did The Money Go?” asks the pivotal question – why did so much money

buy so little relief? And why are so many still living in squalor?

@ParamountCenter

559   Washington St., DowntownBoston

Both screenings at 7:00pm

For ticket purchasing and more info visit www.artsemerson.org

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Saturday, February 8th 2014

OrigiNation presents

OUR STORY

Celebrating the African-American Experience through Spoken Word, Music & Dance

@RoxburyCommunity College- Mainstage Theater

1234   Columbus Ave., Roxbury

7:00pm showtime / $18.00 general admission

For tickets and more info visit www.origination,inc.org

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Saturday, February 15th 2014

BloodSkinLand Productions presents

DEVOTION…BLACK LOVE DAY: 15TH EDITION

An open mic celebration of Black Love: love for your soulmate,

family, community, race, spirituality and oneself

@ Grove Hall Branch Library – TERI Rm. (mezzanine level)

41   Geneva Ave., Dorchester/Grove Hall

1:00pm – 4:00pm (doors at 12:30pm) / Free to the public

Hosted by Enisoto Adika Ekunsirinde & Mishell Brookins

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

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Tuesday, February 25th 2014

BloodSkinLand Productions (in conjunction w/VerBaLizAtiOn) presents

“AFRO-CINEMA”

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

followed by a discussion about the film, celebrating Black History Month.

@ Hibernian Hall

184   Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

6:30pm start (doors open at 600pm) / $5.00 suggested donation

Featured film: “Black August”

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

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Thursday, February 27th 2014

The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. presents

THE 2014 ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO BLACK WOMEN

The Sapphire Award Celebration

@ Northeastern University

John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute

40 Leon   St.,Boston

6:00pm (reception at 5:30pm) / Free admission

2014 Sapphire honorees include

– Kaidi Grant (Business Award)

– Ella Robertson (Education Award)

– Dorothy M. Jones (Social Action Award)

Featuring keynote speaker Rev. Brandon Crowley

(HistoricMyrtleBaptistChurch)

And special guest performance by Ralph Peterson

(World-renowned Jazz percussionist)

For more info contact Bro. Watkins at 617-858-1410

Also visit 2014sapphireawards.eventbrite.com

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THEATRE

Saturday, February 1st – Saturday, February 8th 2014

THE COLOR PURPLE

@ Calderwood Pavilion Theatre atBostonCenterfor the Arts

527   Tremont St.,Boston/South End

Starring Lovely Hoffman

Tickets from $25.00 and up

For tickets and more info visit www.speakeasystage.com

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Tuesday, February 4th 2014

EVERYBODY’S HERO: THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY

A Musical Play Performed by Mad River Theater Works

@ Hibernian Hall

184   Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

Reception at 6:00pm – showtime at 7:30pm

$20.00 general admission – $10.00 senior/student

For advanced tickets and more info visit www.hibernianhall.org

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Thursday, February 13th – Friday, February 28th 2014

Our Place Theatre Project presents

THE 2014 AFRICAN-AMERICAN THEATRE FESTIVAL

@BostonCenterfor the Arts – Plaza Theatre

539   Tremont St.,Boston/South End

Tickets $25.00 – $42.00

Featuring the following plays:

1. “Stop And Frisk” (by Robert Johnson Jr. / directed by Jacqui Parker)

Professor Robert Johnson’s riveting play premiered inBostonin 1994, as a result

of the Boston Police Department’s policy of stopping and searching young Black

men in the Black community. This issue becomes even more relevant today,

twenty years later.

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm / Sundays at 3:00pm /

Thursdays (Feb. 20th & 27th) at 7:30pm – “Pay-What-You-Can” nights (minimum $14.00)

2. “Roads To Wisdom / Inter-Generational Grove Hall Project” (written byBostonyouth)

Features dramatic monologues of celebrated seniors and reflections of theBostonbombing.

Sat., Feb. 15th at 2:00pm – ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!

* Adult language on both plays – strongly recommended for audience 14yrs and older

For purchase and reservations call 617-933-8600

Or visit www.bostontheatrescene.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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LECTURE

Monday, February 3rd 2014

IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE:

A (R)EVOLUTION IN HIP-HOP SONGWRITING & PRODUCTION

Lyricist Immortal Technique will discuss his new book and talk about his

creative process when writing Hip-Hop song/lyrics and producing.

@ The Red Room at Cafe 939

939   Boylston St.,Boston

1:00pm / free admission

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Wednesday, February 12th 2014

PROFESSOR GRIFF w/BLACK HISTORY 101 MOBILE MUSEUM

@ Northeastern University

John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute -CabralCenter

40 Leon   St.,Boston

10:30pm – 11:30pm / free & open to the public

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COMEDY

Saturday, February 1st 2014

CHARLIE MURPHY

@WilburTheatre

246   Tremont St.,Boston.

7:30pm showtime

Tickets $25.00 – $35.00

For more info visit www.thewilbur.com or call 617-248-9700

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PARTIES/SOCIAL NETWORKING/DANCE

Saturday, February 1st 2014

Twins & Friends presents

THE ULTIMATE AQUARIUS PARTY: ALL-BLACK EDITION

Celebrating the B-Day of Dana Dodson

@ The Shipyard

132   E. Howard St.,QuincyMA

9:00pm – 1:00am / Proper dress all black is required

$20.00 at the door

For more info call Dana at 617-833-9797 or Twins & Friends at 1-888-878-TWIN

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Friday, February 14th 2014

2ND FRIDAYS

@ Naga at Moksa

450   Masachusetts Ave., Cambridge/CentralSq.

10:00pm – 2:00am

Proper dress only!

For more info call 617-270-5753

* “2nd Fridays” is of course every 2nd Friday of the month

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Saturday, February 22nd 2014

SATURDAY STEPPIN’ SET

Eat, Drink & Get Your Step On!

@ Lorenz Island Kuisine Jamaican Restaurant

657   Washington St., Dorchester/Codman Sq.

4:00pm / No cover

Music by DJ 4GASP

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CULTURAL PERFORMANCES/MAJOR CONCERTS

Every Monday Night

MOTIVATED MONDAY

@ ChurchBoston

69 Kilmarnock St., Boston/Fenway

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

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Saturday, February 1st 2014

9TH WONDER feat. RAPSODY

Confidence presents GDot & Born feat. Edo G album release

@ TheMiddle EastDownstairs

480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge/Central Sq.

8:00pm / $15.00 in advance – $20.00 at the door / 18+ event

Hosted by Sly Young / Music by DJ Real P

With performances by King Magnetic w/GQ Nothin’ Pretty, The Lynguistic Civilians,

Nicky M., AliveSinceForever and Newn Nera

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Saturday, February 1st 2014

The Weary Traveler’s Club proudly presents

THE GROOVALOTTOS

@ Weary Traveler’s Club

77   Valley Bars Rd.,MonumentBeachMA

7:30pm start

For more info call 508-759-2707 or visit www.thegroovalottos.com

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Thursday, February 6th 2014

Playmakers Entertainment & Stae Tru presents

BOSTONTALENT SHOWCASE: SOULED OUT VOL. 2

A Night of All R&B Performances

@ 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 Tavonna Miller, Rey Royale, Vylette,

Genevieve, Aisling Peartree, Tori Tori, Milique Young, Xtra,

Charlene Cham, Lorenzo, Rondell Mishima and Shakyma

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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Thursday, February 6th 2014

THECLARKSISTERS

The Clark Sisters are renowned for their unique vocal styling dubbed as “The Clark Sound”.

They are the largest selling female Gospel group of all times. They have sold millions of

albums and have paved the way for the contemporary genre of Gospel music.

@BerkleePerformanceCenter

136   Massachusetts Ave.,Boston

8:15pm / $22.00 tickets

Featuring Rashad McPherson (Berklee alumni/music director)

along with a student ensemble

Dr. Teresa Hairston (editor-in-chief of “Gospel Today” magazine) will be conducting

a special interview with the Clark Sisters as part of the concert

Tickets available at the BPC box office or call 617-266-7455

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Thursday, February 13th 2014

LORI DOW & FRIENDS TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY

R&B/Jazz/Gospel vocalist Lori Dow will be joined by good friends to

perform in dedication to late legendary singer Whitney Houston

@ Slade’s Bar & Grill

958   Tremont St.,Boston

7:00pm showtime

 

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Friday, February 14th 2014

Rey Royale presents

I AM R&B!

Valentine’s Day Edition

@ Slade’s Bar & Grill

958   Tremont St.,Boston

7:00pm / $10.00 pp after 8:00pm / proper dress required

With performance by Rey Royale

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Sunday, February 16th 2014

Jacquelyn Stokes presents

THE MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY

A Black History Tribute

@ United House of Prayer

206   Seaver St.,Dorchester

3:00pm / $25.00 tickets

$60.00 VIP tickets (dinner with the group after concert)

Featuring performances by Tanisha Cooper, Test-A-Mony, Grant Ame, P-Poetry,

Blue Hill MC’s, Lord Messengers and Brothers In Christ

Hosted by Pastor Demetric Cooper

VIP tickets are sold at Skippy Whites & A Nubian Notion

For tickets call Jacquelyn Stokes at 857-249-4053,

Jeanette Farrow at 617-298-1906 or Nora Collins at 857-991-7501

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Saturday, February 22nd 2014

YASIIN BEY aka MOS DEF

@WilburTheatre

246   Tremont St.,Boston.

9:00pm showtime

Tickets $35.00 – $45.00

For more info visit www.thewilbur.com or call 617-248-9700

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SPORTS

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

The Supreme Team Ryders & 9Alarms Entertainment presents

SUPER BOWL PARTY

Come out and enjoy a great football game as the AFC champions

Denver Broncos face the NFC champions Seattle Seahawks in

Super Bowl XLVIII

@ City Limits Saloon

326RNorth   Main St.,RandolphMA

Tailgate party at 5:30pm / FREE appetizers

Drink & food specials with prize giveaways

22 big screen TVs and pool tables

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Sunday, February 2nd 2014

OWLSTATION SUPER BOWL PARTY

@ Owl Station Bar & Bistro

28 West Broadway St., SouthBoston

6:00pm / Free and open to the public

For every pitcher of beer, you can get 1 appetizer for $1.99

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About The Author

Vernon C. Robinson is aka VCR

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