THANGZ-2-DO!! (March 2014)

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“THANGZ-2-DO!!” (March 2014)

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Welcome to “Thangz-2-Do!!”, the monthly e-newsletter providing information about cultural arts (poetry, theatre, comedy, etc.), as well as much more information & events to keep you in the loop.

Please mention my name to the promoter of any of the events listed below if and when you do attend one or more.
Enjoy the list and have a blessed day!!

Peace,

VCR blackstonian

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

Sofia Snow: March 2nd

Melissa Green: March 30th

For info visit www.poetryjam.org

 

 

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

I-Rose: March 11th

Aminata Keita: March 25th

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

GRAB THE MIC

New Night

@ The Patio

80 Broadway St., Malden MA

7:30pm – 1:00am

Open mic sign-up at 7:00pm

Free admission / free parking / 21+ event

Hosted by Essex

Music by DJ Nomadik

 

Saturday, March 1st 2014

“WORK TO DO” OPEN MIC

@ Gallery RF63

26 Palmer St.  #204A, Roxbury

5:00pm – 8:00pm / $5.00 cover charge

Hosted by Reggie B.

Featuring A.M.B. & Shay Webster

For more info call Reggie at 617-784-4700

 

 

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

LIQUID ELEMENT

Open Mic w/Live Band

@ Tornado Restaurant

2 Florence St., Malden

(next to Dunkin’ Donuts – across from MBTA Malden Center Station)

$7.00 admission / free parking after 6pm at Mountain Ave. garage)

Featuring the band Kilgoe Movement

For more info email info@soulkore.com

 

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COMMUNITY EVENTS 

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THEATRE

Saturday, March 1st 2014

Our Place Theatre Project presents

THE 2014 AFRICAN-AMERICAN THEATRE FESTIVAL

@Boston Center for the Arts – Plaza Theatre

539 Tremont St., Boston/South End

2:00pm showtime / free admission by reservation only (617-895-6336)

Donations accepted

Featuring the following plays

1. Readings of Jacqui Parker’s “My Jeanie Don’t Sing No Mo” (one performance ONLY)

Jacqui Parker’s play chronicles the crumbling of a family when secrets

are revealed and its courage to build.

Starring Abria Smith, Talaya Freeman, Evelyn Wynn and James Milord

2:00pm showtime / free admission by reservation only (617-895-6336)

Donations accepted

2. Stop And Frisk (by Robert Johnson Jr. / directed by Jacqui Parker)

Professor Robert Johnson’s riveting play premiered in Boston in 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.

Starring Karimah Williams, Kinson Theodoris, Valerie Lee and Eboni Baptiste

8:00pm showtime / $25.00 – $42.00 tickets

* 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

 

 

Friday, March 28th – Sunday, March 30th 2014

THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL

Enjoy six 10-minute plays by African-American playwrights

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

Friday & Saturday 7:30pm – 9:30pm / Sunday 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tickets $20.00 general admission – $10.00 seniors/students

Featuring Tracey Conyer Lee (“Poor Posturing”)

Zoey Martinson (“The Pitch”)

Derek Lee McPhatter (“Citizen Jane Super She-ro”)

Yusef Miller (“Breakfast”),

Kevin R. Free (“PORTAL, or Metaphorical Tricycle”)

and Kelley Nicole Girod (“Poetics of the Creative Process”)

For tickets and more info visit www.hibernianhall.org

 

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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

@ Academy of Kemetic Education

53 Cedar St., Mattapan

10:30am

Presented by Dr. Nteri Nelson

(Academy co-founder/educator/clinician/metaphysician/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

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COMEDY

Saturday, March 1st 2014

TRACY MORGAN

@ Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St., Boston.

7:00pm & 9:45pm showtime

Tickets $45.00 – $55.00

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

 

 

Saturday, March 1st 2014

THE COMEDY FETE

Caribbean Comedy Show & After Party

Live comedy show featuring comedians of Caribbean decent

@ The Shipyard

132 E. Howard St., Quincy MA

Doors open at 7:00pm – comedy show starts at 9:00pm

$15.00 in advance / more at the door

(limited $10.00 online at www.theshipyardquincy.com)

Featuring headliner Chris Clarke (reppin’Jamaica)

& Just Al (reppin’Antigua)

Hosted by Corey Manning and Yankee

2 rooms/2 DJs (spinning Dancehall, Soca, Hip-Hop, R&B and Reggaeton)

 

 

Friday, March 7th 2014

SINBAD

@ Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St., Boston

7:30pm showtime

Tickets $25.00 – $39.00

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

 

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PARTIES/SOCIAL NETWORKING/DANCE

Saturday, March 1st 2014

The Peace Collaborative presents

THE MARDI GRAS MASK-ERADE BALL

@ Harborside Inn Lounge

185 State St., Boston

(adjacent to Faneuil Hall at MBTA Aquarium Station Blue Line)

8:00pm – 10:00pm VIP reception & Mardi Gras Ball $50.00

Featuring VIP seating, Mardi Gras parade (indoors)

With King Tito Jackson & Queen Ayanna Pressley – The Royal Court

Live music and entertainers, refreshments,

Complimentary Mardi Gras masks, beads and dub looms

Music provided by The Urban Jazz Suites

10:00pm – 2:00am Mardi Gras Ball $25.00

Featuring Best Mardi Gras Mask & Costume Contest

Music provided by DJ Nestle Quick and DJ C. Scott

21+ event, cash bar, Mardi Gras costume, ball or cocktail party attire

All proceeds benefit the Got Peace Basketball Tournament

& the Peace Collaborative’s Youth Activities Fund

 

 

Saturday, March 8th 2014

Ms. Stefany Entertainment presents

THE 7TH ANNUAL PISCES PALOOZA PARTY

The Black Tie & Blue Jeans Bash

Celebrating the birthdays of:

Ms. Stefany, Tamulicious, Mike Jones, Chevonne, Dirtee & Kizzy

Not to be confused with a fancy dress event. This is a sexy/casual but you

MUST wear a black necktie or bow tie with your outfit.

@ The Shipyard

132 E. Howard St., Quincy MA

8:00pm – 10:30pm Opening reception w/hors d’oeuvres

And featuring live band J. Hoard & The Greenhouse People

$15.00 in advance – $25.00 at the door

2 rooms of entertainment:

Featuring DJ Real Drama and DJ Philly Black

(spinning old and new R&B, Hip-Hop and more)

Dress code: jeans, clean boots & designer sneakers OK

NO sweatsuits, t-shirts or athletic sneakers!

($5.00 door penalty if arrive WITHOUT A BLACK TIE!)

* Special advance pricing of $10.00pp for Pisces only!

For more info call or text the following numbers:

617-922-9605, 617-755-0708, 857-212-3254 or 617-980-6477

Or email palooza.info@gmail.com

 

 

Friday, March 14th 2014

2ND FRIDAYS

@ Naga at Moksa

450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge/Central Sq.

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

 

 

Saturday, March 29th 2014

Steppin’ In the Bean Foundation Inc. presents

THE 6TH ANNUAL MAGNIFICENT MARCH 2014

Boston’s Largest Steppin’ Set & Contest

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

9:00pm – 2:00am / $30.00pp

Music by DJ Shorty Smooth

Featuring contest judges Drew Alexander and Margaret Fisher

Tickets available at these outlets:

– A Nubian Notions Inc. (DudleySq.)

– Skippy White’s (Egleston Sq.)

– Mobil Gas Station (Mattapan Sq.)

– Hibernian Hall (DudleySq. – www.hibernianhall.org)

For details and online tickets visit www.stepinthebean.org or call 781-603-9451

 

 

Saturday, March 29th 2014

Fam IV Life (in association with Dana Dodson 3’s All Day) presents

MY ADIDAS IV

The 80’s/90’s Old School Block Party

@ Russell Auditorium

70   Talbot Ave., Dorchester

(across from Franklin Field)

9:00pm – 2:00am / $15.00 advanced tickets only

21+ event w/proper ID required

Music by DJ Dex, DJ Nestle Quick and Jeff 2X

(playing Hip-Hop, Reggae, R&B and Old School Classics)

Tickets available at these outlets:

– Vaughn Fish & Chips (1 Erie St.,Dorchester)

– Mattapan’s Finest Barbers (653 Warren St., Grove Hall)

– Metro PCS (1656 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan)

For more info contact Fam IV Life at 617-326-7199

 

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CULTURAL PERFORMANCES/MAJOR CONCERTS

Every Monday Night

MOTIVATE MONDAY

@ Church Boston

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

 

 

Saturday, March 1st 2014

The Beach House proudly presents

THE GROOVALOTTOS

@ The Beach House Restaurant

7 Nathan Ellis Hwy. – Valley Bars Rd., MonumentBeach MA

(corner of Rte 151 & 28A)

9:00pm start

For more info call 508-564-5029 or email thebeachhouserestaurant@gmail.com

 

 

Thursday, March 6th 2014

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)

Hosted by Dee-Loopz & Kool Key

With performances by TBA

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

* BTS is every first Thursday of each month

 

 

Friday, March 7th 2014

KOOL G. RAP

@ The Middle East Downstairs

480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge/Central Sq.

8:00pm / $16.00 in advance – $20.00 at the door / 18+ event

Also featuring Smiley The Ghetto Child

 

 

Friday, March 7th 2014

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC

@ House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St., Boston

Doors at 7:00pm – showtime at 8:00pm

$29.00 tickets / all ages

For more info visit www.houseofblues.com

 

 

Saturday, May 8th 2014

Lion Entertainment presents

LADY SAW

Hot Off Sting 2014 – Live & Direct from Jamaica in Concert

@ Russell Auditorium

70 Talbot Ave., Dorchester

(across from Franklin Field)

$18.00 pre-sold tickets only (while supplies last)

Come early to avoid long lines & guarantee entry

Tickets available at these outlets:

– Rona Gee’s (617-905-5054)

– Taurus Records (617-298-2655)

– Irie Restaurant (617-929-3866)

 

 

Thursday, March 20th 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 – 10:00pm showtime

(Whitney Houston tribute 8:45pm – 10:00pm)

Featuring Daniel Day (bass), Mark Copeland (keyboards),

Joseph Davis Jr. (drums), Wain Jonze (guitar) & Pat Loomis (sax)

With vocals by Alexandria Jones and Ronald Davis

And spoken word by VCR

 

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About The Author

Vernon C. Robinson is aka VCR

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