THANGZ 2 DO!! (September 2014)

“THANGZ-2-DO!!” (September 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

Sara “Ketchup” Kahlo – September 7th

Toni Rose – September 28th

For info visit www.poetryjam.org

 

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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday

VerBaLizAtiOn

Boston’s longest-running open mic spot returns from tis summer hiatus to bring the community an evening of poetry, rhyme, song, music, light refreshments and much more.

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

7:00pm – 9:30pm (doors at 6:30pm)

$5.00 suggested donation

Hosted by VCR

Reggie B. – September 9th

Navah The Buddaphliii – September 23rd

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

 

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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday

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 atMountain Ave.garage)

Featuring the band Kilgoe Movement

For more info email info@soulkore.com

 

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Every Thursday Night

Nina LaNegra & Roxbury Media Institute presents

ART IS LIFE ITSELF

@ Haley House Bakery & Café

12 Dade St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

7:00pm – 10:00pm / free admission (donations suggested)

Hosted by Nina LaNegra and Fulani Haynes

 

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Every 2nd & 4th Friday

THE HOUSE SLAM

Boston’s New Poetry Slam Venue!

@ Haley House Bakery & Cafe

12 Dade St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

Doors at 7:00pm / open mic at 7:30pm (sign-up at the door) / feature at 8:30pm / slam at 9:00pm

No cover charge (donations recommended/welcomed for featured artist)

Hosted by Janae Johnson & Porsha-O

 

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Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

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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Saturday, September 6th 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 Carla So Floetic

For more info call Reggie at 617-784-4700

 

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COMMUNITY EVENTS 

Every Saturday afternoon

COMMUNITY TABLES

The Haley House is proud to present a pay-what-you-can-like meal to friends and families inDudley Squareand the surrounding areas. Through the generosity of local organizations, non-profits, farmers’ markets and community gardens, as well as with the hard work of dedicated volunteers, Haley House is able to offer a dinner that is as healthy, locally sourced and affordable as possible. Community Tables is more than just a meal – it is a place to meet neighbors, celebrate food and find common ground. Haley House believe that everyone has a place at the table and a story to tell.

@ Haley House Bakery & Café

12 Dade St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(offWashington St.- next to Urban Gardener & Tropical Foods)

Doors open at 5:00pm – Meal is served at 5:30pm

Hosted by Fulani Haynes

For more info call 617-236-8132 or email info@haleyhouse.org

 

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Sunday, September 7th 2014

22ND ANNUALCAMBRIDGECARNIVAL INTERNATIONAL

Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration rooted in African traditions. Embarking on its 22nd year, this festival is considered a Cambridge Institution and is the largest festival inCambridgewith thousands of attendees. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. The festival is also an opportunity to celebrateCambridge’s diversity, enjoy international foods and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world.

The parade starts on River St. & Blackstone St. (near theCharles River) towardsMassachusetts Ave.and ontoMain Streetand ends at the Viewing Stand (onMain St.at the corner of Albany St.)

Cambridge/ Central Sq. & Kendall Sq.

12:30pm – 4:00pm / Free and open to the public

For more info visit www.cambridgecarnival.org

 

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Saturday, September 13th 2014

2ND ANNUAL BIG HEAD COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

@ Museum of theNationalCenterof Afro-American Artists

300 Walnut Ave., Roxbury

2:00pm – 8:00pm / free to the public

Come enjoy a day filled with music, games, artmaking, martial arts, face-painting, community & food vendors, fashion show, spoken word, open mic, African dance & drumming, storytelling and more!

For more info call 617-442-8014 or visit www.ncaaa.org

 

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THEATRE

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 – Sunday, September 7th 2014

“FENCES”

A play by late legendary playwright August Wilson and the 1987 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in drama.

Troy Mason is a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now wortks as a garbage man in 1957Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime,Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.

Starring Jacqui Parker, Jared Michael Brown, Warren Jackson,

Gregory Marlow, Dave Morrison and Jermel Nakia

@ Gloucester Stage Company

267 East Main St.,GloucesterMA

8:00pm shows – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

3:00pm show on Saturday / 4:00pm on Sunday

For tickets and more info vist www.gloucesterstage.com/fences/

 

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Thursday, September 18th – Sunday, September 21st 2014

Common House Productions presents

JOBE: THE MUSICAL

Scripted & composed by Milton Wright / directed by Vincent Ernest Siders / music direction by Kavayah Amn

This premiere musical takes place in the proverbial “Our Town” of Overton. The minister Anna Bell of The First Born, New Born, Non-Denominational, Totally Inspirational, Functionally Congregational Church of Overtown is preaching a sermon on the Book of Job.  She tells the story of a man named Jobe in their very own congregation who undergoes a Job experience.

Featuring legendary Grammy Award-winning vocalist Betty Wright (“Clean Up Woman”, “No Pain, No Gain”)

Also starring Toussaint The Liberator

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

Sept. 18th & 19th at 8:00pm / Sept. 20th at 3:30pm & 7:30pm / Sept. 21st at 3:30pm

$25.00 general admission – $15.00 seniors & students

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

@AcademyofKemeticEducation

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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Every Saturday morning

Operation B-Fit presents

ORGANIZED CHAOS

Not Your Average Boot Camp!

Organized Chaos is a conditioning program that improves stamina, endurance and strength. Muscle and “cardio” confusion is the main focus of our program – continuous changes guarantee results.

@EnglishHigh SchoolTrack

144McBride St.,JamaicaPlain

(3500 block ofWashington St.)

Chaos begins at 7:00pm / $10.00 suggested donation

For more info contact operationbfit@gmail.com or call 857-264-1893 or visit www.operationbfit.com

Also visit www.facebook.com/operationbfit1 or instagram@operationbfit

 

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LECTURE

N/A

 

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COMEDY

Saturday, September 13th 2014

LONI LOVE

@WilburTheatre

246 Tremont St.,Boston.

7:00pm showtime

Tickets $20.00 – $25.00

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

 

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Friday, September 19th 2014

SOMMORE

@WilburTheatre

246 Tremont St.,Boston.

7:30pm showtime

Tickets $27.00

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

 

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Sunday, July 27th 2014

Team Gates presents

CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS

With a Sprinkle of Comedy!

@ LaughBoston

425 Summer St.,Boston(inside the Westin Seaport Hotel)

Hosted by Jonathon Gates

Starring comedians from The Black Comedy Explosion, BET’s “Comic View”, Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, Martin Lawrence 1 Amendment and Comedy Central

* Chocolate Sundays is every last Sunday of each month

 

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PARTIES/SOCIAL NETWORKING/DANCE

Saturday, September 6th 2014

Twins & Friends presents

HARLEMNIGHTS IV

@ Moseley’s On The Charles (aka Ray’s Place)

50 Bridge St.,DedhamMA

8:00pm start

$30.00 tickets  – $60.00 VIP

Upscale attire required

Featuring live band, guest DJs, live photo shoot, gambling tables and more!

Tickets available at these outlets

A Nubian Notion:146 Dudley St., Roxbury (617-442-2622)

Zaz Restaurant:1238 River St.,Hyde Park(617-272-3083)

Master Barbers:506 River St., Mattapan (617-698-5500)

Online tickets at Eventbrite.com

For more info visit www.twinsandfriends.com

 

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Saturday, September 13th 2014

THE 18TH ANNUAL MELVIA WRIGHT PATTEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC.

Dance & Silent Auction

@ Moseley’s On The Charles

50 Bridge St.,DedhamMA

8:00pm – 1:00am

Tickets $30.00 in advance – $40.00 at the door

Semi-formal attire required

Music by DJ Kevin Lawyer

For more info visit www.melviapattenscholarshipfund.org or call 617-908-8446

 

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Sunday, September 14th 2014

Queen & Company presents

VIRGO DAY PARTY

@ Phillips Old Colony House

780 Morrissey Blvd.,Dorchester

3:00pm – 9:00pm

$15.00 advanced tickets (www.eventbrite.com)

$25.00 VIP seating – includes reserved seating & gift bag

Proper dress required – no hoodies or caps

Music by Team Jerk’s DJ Dex (spinning Top 40, Reggae and Old School)

50/50 cash raffle available

For more info contact Queen at 857-212-1199, Donna at 617-650-0204 or Donnetta at 617-905-0739

 

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Friday, September 19th 2014

Sapphire Productions presents

THE ANNUAL VIRGO CELEBRATION

@ Phillips Old Colony – Windsor Room

780 Morrissey Blvd.,Dorchester

9:00pm – 2:00am

Tickets $15.00 in advance – $25.00 at the door

35+ event / Proper dress required / free parking

Passed hot hors d’oeuvres (9pm – 11pm)

Hosted by MC Tony Funches (longtime lead singer of Herb Reed’s Platters)

Music by DJ Kevin Dottin

(bringing you the best of Old School, R&B, Reggae and Neo-Soul all night long)

Purchase tickets online at https://vbsp.eventbrite.com

For RSVP/tables and more info contact Joyce at 617-824-0194 or email at jjenkins@jjevent.com

 

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Saturday, September 20th 2014

9Alarms Entertainment presents

FIRE FIGHTERS BIG BASH

Fire Fighter Auction, Comedy & Dancing

@ Moseley On The Charles

50 Bridge St.,DedhamMA

Doors at 8:30pm / Auction 9:30pm / Comedy 10:00pm

(dancing immediately to follow ending ay 1:00am – time subject to change)

$25.00 advance tickets – $40.00 VIP (table reservations available)

Proper dress – bow ties & stilettos recommended but not required

(no athletic attire – we reserve the right to deny entry)

Hosted by Daneja

Featuring comedians James “JayMac” McGowan and Nate Jackson

Music provided by DJ Vixxx and DJ C.Scott

For tickets & reservations call 617-600-8642

For additional info visit www.9alarms.com

 

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CULTURAL PERFORMANCES/MAJOR CONCERTS

Thursday, September 4th 2014

Playmakers Entertainment & Stae Tru Original presents

BOSTON TALENT SHOWCASE

@ Slade’s Bar & Grill

958 Tremont St.,Boston

Doors at 8:00pm – showtime at 9:15pm

$10.00 until 10:00pm / 21+ event

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

(sneakers OK – bouncer has right to deny entry)

Hosted by Loopz & Key

With performances by A.M.B.

After party with 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, September 4th 2014

THE KARAOKE: UNSUNG SERIES

A monthly Karaoke night that features one tribute performance to music’s greatest unsung artists/groups, a pass the mic segment and a cash prize contest.

@ Milky Way Lounge

284Amory St.,JamaicaPlain

9:00pm – 1:00am (kitchen opens until 10:00pm)

$5.00 cover charge / free parking / 21+ event

Music by Karaoke host DJ Dave

September tribute: Prince

For event schedule, questions and more info visit www.facebook.com/karaokeunsungseries

 

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Sunday, September 7th 2014

BOSTONCALLING MUSIC FESTIVAL

@BostonCityHallPlaza

One City Hall Plaza Square,Boston

Featuring Nas & The Roots

For more info visit www.bostoncalling.com

 

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Thursday, September 11th 2014

IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE

@ TheMiddle EastDownstairs

480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge/Central Sq.

Doors at 8:00pm / $20.00 in advance – $25.00 day of show / 18+ event

 

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Thursday, September 18th 2014

FUTURISTIC SOUL
@ Milky Way Lounge

284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain
Doors open at 9:00pm / $10.00 admission / 21+ event
Hosted by April Stanford & Melissa Green

With special guest TBA

Featuring sounds by DJ Owt Law & Unique Sound

Futuristic Soul is every third Thursday of the month

 

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Wednesday, September 24th 2014

OFFIONG BASSEY PRESENTS “THE HARVEST”

@ Scullers Jazz Club – Double Tree Suites by Hilton

400 Soldiers Field Rd.,Cambridge

8:00pm / $25.00 admission / all ages

For tickets and info visit www.scullersjazz.com or call 866-777-8932

 

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Friday, September 26th – Saturday, September 27th 2014

OLETAADAMS

@ Scullers Jazz Club – Double Tree Suites by Hilton

400 Soldiers Field Rd.,Cambridge

8:00pm & 10:00pm

$40.00 show – $80.00 dinner and show

For tickets and info visit www.scullersjazz.com

 

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Friday, September 26th 2014

DUTCH REBELLE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

@ TheMiddle EastDownstairs

480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge/Central Sq.

Doors at 8:00pm / $13.00 in advance – $15.00 day of show / 18+ event

 

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Saturday, September 27th 2014

BERKLEE BEANTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014

Boston’s biggest block party has delighted tens of thousands with a host of Jazz, Latin, Blues and groove acts. Communities come out in force with attendance swelling to 70,000 strong at its height to enjoy world class music on three stages, great eats and good times stretching six blocks in Boston’s historic South End. Families are entertained with face-painting, inflatables, photos and an instrument petting zoo. More than 70 vendors participate, making the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival the place to be.

@ Columbus Ave., Boston/South End

(betweenMassachusetts Ave.&Burke St.)

12:00pm – 6:00pm / free and open to the public

Featuring performances by Sheila E., Dionne Farris & The Russell Gunn Quartet, Snarky Puppy, Federator N*1, Marco Pignataro Jazzet (featuring Eddie Gomez), Marcus Santos & Bloco AfroBrazil, Sapporo Junior Jazz School Band, Screaming Headless Torsos, Ambrose Akinmusire, Aubrey Logan, Miguel Zenon, Bill Banfield’s Jazz Urbane (with special guest Grace Kelly) and Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio, Yoron Israel/Bill Puierce Quintet (Tribute to James Williams) and Kneebody

For more info visit www.beantownjazz.org

 

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Sunday, September 28th 2014

DJ PREMIER VS PETE ROCK:BATTLEOF THE CHAMPIONS (ROUND 2)

@ TheMiddle EastDownstairs

480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge/Central Sq.

Doors at 7:00pm / $30.00 admission / 18+ event

 

 

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SPORTS

Sunday, September 21st 2014

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS VSOAKLANDRAIDERS

@ Gillette Stadium

One Patriot Place, Foxborough MA

1:00pm gametime

For tickets and more info visit www.gillettestadium.com or www.patriots.com/tickets/

 

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About The Author

Vernon C. Robinson is aka VCR

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