“THANGZ-2-DO!!” (August 2014)

“THANGZ-2-DO!!” (August 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!!

VCR blackstonian

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

Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam Team – August 3rd

VCR – August 17th

Febo – August 31st

For info visit www.poetryjam.org

 

 

Every Sunday Night

Personifyd Media presents

THE LISTENING PARTY OPEN MIC INDUSTRY MIXER

Share > Connect > Work

@ Lorenz Island Kuisine Restaurant

657 Washington St., Dorchester/Codman Sq.

6:00pm – 11:00pm (sign-up at 7:00pm) / $5.00 admission / 18+ event

Music provided by Jagga Jay

 

 

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday

LIQUID ELEMENT

All-Talent Open Mic w/Live Band

@ Tornado Restaurant

2 Florence St.,Malden

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

6:30pm – 10:00pm

$7.00 admission / all ages / free parking at MBTA lot

Hosted by Nomadik

Featuring the band Kilgoe Movement

For more info email info@soulkore.com

 

 

Tuesday, August 5th 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

 

 

Saturday, August 9th 2014

“WORK TO DO” OPEN MIC

@ Gallery RF63

26 Palmer St.#204a, Roxbury

5:00pm – 8:00pm / $5.00 cover charge

Featuring Mawakana Onifade

Hosted by Reggie B.

For more info call Reggie at 617-784-4700

 

 

 

Monday, August 11th 2014

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM OUR YOUTH

Open mic gathering presented by “Work To Do”

@DudleyBranch Library

65 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

5:00pm – 7:45pm / free admission

Performance & teaching by A.M.B.

Class session includes: Hip-Hop Studies, Wu-Nuwaup, community updates & future events

 

 

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

ART & NOISE

Where Painters, Photographers and Poets Display Their Talents!

@ Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

180 Lincoln St.,Boston

9:30pm – 12:45pm (doors open at 8:00pm)

Followed by an after party until 2:00am

$10.00 cover all night

Hosted by JAM’N 95.5FM’s own DJ Pup Dawg

Music by DJ Midwid

For more info contact Relly Rell at 857-334-8875 or newlifeent.intl@gmail.com

* Art & Noise is every second Tuesday

 

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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

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

 

 

Friday, August 1st – Sunday, August 3rd 2014

THE 2014 PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL OFMASSACHUSETTS

Youth Night Friday @CityHallPlaza

One City Hall Square, Boston/Government Ctr.

5:00pm – 10:30pm / Free to the public

With live performance by 73-EZ & Omicdo

International Night and PR Parade & Festival

Parade route starting @ Hynes Convention Center

900 Boylston St.,Boston

Formation atBoylston St./ passing Copley Sq. & Charles St. South

Right on BoylstonSt., then left onTremont St.and right to City Hall Plaza

For more info visit www.mapuertoricanfestival.com

 

 

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

R.O.Y. (RECLAIMING OUR YOUTH)

Join R.O.Y. for our third annual kickball and more events celebrating health and wellness, fitness fun and good times under the sun.

@ Franklin Park/Playstead Fields

Pierpont Rd.,Boston

12:00pm – 6:00pm / Free to the public

Support local vendors, meet new people and bring the children too. We’ll have lots of activities for the entire family.

For more info contact hike4life@gmail.com or operationbfit@gmail.com

 

 

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

THE 2ND ANNUAL BIG HEAD FESTIVAL

@ Museum of theNationalCenterof Afro-American Artists

300 Walnut Ave., Roxbury

2:00pm – 8:00pm / Free to the public

Enjoy storytelling, Kung-Fu, Tai Chi, laughter yoga demos, games we used to play, fashion show by BossLady, face-painting, art-making, spoken word, musical performances, entrepreneur workshop, African drumming, movies (“Happy To Be Nappy”), vendors and much more for all the family

For more info visit www.ncaaa.org

 

 

Thursday, August 7th 2014

Get On Down presents

HIP-HOP TRIVIA

Jeopardy-Style Questions

@ Good Life

28 Kingston St.,Boston

Sign-up at 8:00pm – trivia at 9:00pm

No cover / 21+ event / no dress code

Hosted by DJ On & On and Hilary Clare

Featuring physical challenge w/special guest judges TBA

 

 

Saturday, August 16th 2014

ARTS IN THE PARK 2014

Community, Culture & Lifestyle

@ Malcolm X Park

Dale St., Roxbury

1:00pm – 8:00pm / Free event

Featuring live art, live music, live entertainment and food trucks

 

 

Sunday, August 17th 2014

GARVEY LIVES

A Celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary of the UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association)

@CooperCenter

34 Linwood St., Roxbury

12:00pm – 9:00pm / Free event

Featuring guest speakers, live Reggae, films, spoken word artists, African dance & drums, vendors and more

 

 

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

BOSTONCARIBBEANCARNIVAL/PARADE

Begins fromMartin Luther King Blvd.to the front of Franklin Park Zoo

Roxbury/Dorchester

Parade starts at 1:00pm

(moves alongBlue Hill Ave.and culminates in front of the Zoo)

Featuring many differentCaribbeanand American cuisines, arts & crafts, music & video CDs and more!

Jouvert begins early around 6:00am

Participants wear costumes of their own design and it’s typically dark in terms of presentation and very humorous. Most arriving from out of town, several arriving a day or two before to check out the parties and boat cruise.

For more info visit www.bostoncarnival.org

 

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THEATRE

Friday, August 15th – Sunday, August 17th 2014

Stage Praise Productions presents

“MOVING DAY”

A play written & directed by Robyn Rease

“Moving Day” is an inspiring story of three women and how they overcome their individual trials, torubles and tribulations.

@ Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St., Roxbury/Dudley Sq.

(next to fire dept. & barber shop)

Fri., Aug. 15th at 8:00pm

Sat., Aug. 16th at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Sun., Aug. 17th at 4:00pm

$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

Pre-registration required: call 617-296-7797 or visit www.rrrk.net

 

 

Every Saturday morning (except for August 2)

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

 

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COMEDY

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PARTIES/SOCIAL NETWORKING/DANCE

Friday, August 1st 2014

Upper Echelon Events (in partnership with NABJ – National Association of Black Journalists) presents

THE 9TH ANNUAL NABJ SPORTS TASK FORCE JAM

Come party with minority journalists form all over the country as they kick off their annual conference.

@ House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St.,Boston/Fenway

10:00pm – 2:00am

$30.00 general admission / $100.00 VIP

Distinguished co-hosts include:

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Michael Wlibon, Stuart Scott, J.A. Adande & Bomani Jones, TV-One’s Roland Martin, WEEI’s Michael Holley, NECN’s Latoyia Edwards, CSNNE’s Sherrod Blakeley & Kyle Draper, Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn, Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears and The Sun Sentinel’s Gregory H. Lee

For more info contact sekoud@gmail.com

 

 

Friday, August 8th 2014

VIP Entertainment presents

GLOW: DONS & DIVAS EDITION

Aboard the luxurious Odyssey

@BostonHarbor

60 Rowes Wharf,Boston

Boarding time at 8:00pm – boat leaves at 9:00pm ‘til 2:00am

$25.00 advanced tickets / more at the boat

Featuring music by MadSound, Krazy Energy, DJ Next Level and NYC Hot 97’s own DJ Dimention

(spinning Top 40, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin, Kizomba and Dancehall)

For advanced tix, B-Days and more info call 857-869-1213, 617-433-7084, 617-712-8525

 

 

Sunday, August 10th 2014

Twins & Friends presents

IT’S A DAY PARTY: THE FINALE

@ Slade’s Bar & Grill

958 Tremont St.,Boston/South End

3:00pm – 8:00pm

$10.00 before 4:00pm – $15.00 after

Music by DJ Ace (NYC)

 

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CULTURAL PERFORMANCES/MAJOR CONCERTS

Every Monday Night

MOTIVATE MONDAY

@ ChurchBoston

69 Kilmarnock St., Boston/Fenway

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

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

Hosted by Mark Merren

Free parking in rear

 

 

Friday, August 1st 2014

ONYX

@ Middle East Downstairs

472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge/Central Sq.

8:00pm / $16:00 in advance – $20.00 day of show / 18+ event

 

 

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Live Nation presents

KEYSHIA COLE – POINT OF NO RETURN TOUR

@ House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St.,Boston/Fenway

6:00pm

With special guest Adrian Marcel

For tickets & more info visit www.houseofblues.com/boston

 

 

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

JAZZ AT THE FORT

@ Highland Park

Fort Ave., Roxbury/Fort Hill neighborhood

5:00pm / free concert

Featuring The Jaleel Shaw Quartet

Rain location:RCCMediaArtsCenter(Mainstage Theater),1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury

For more info call 617-747-6410

 

 

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

JURASSIC 5: WORD OF MOUTHREUNIONTOUR

@ House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St.,Boston/Fenway

7:00pm

With special guests Dilated Peoples and The Beat Junkies

For tickets & more info visit www.houseofblues.com/boston

 

 

Tuesdays, August 5th – August 19th 2014

ELMA LEWIS PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK

Elma Lewis Playhouse In The Park is a belovedFranklin Parkinstitution with concerts and performances throughout the summer. The current Playhouse emulates the original summer series brought to the community from 1966-1978 by the late Elma Lewis, renowned Roxbury arts leader. Located in the footprint of the Overlook Shelter ruins, the Playhouse brought national musicians to theFranklin Parkstage, including Duke Ellington who opened the season every fourth of July weekend until his death.

@ Franklin Park

Dorchester (nearPlaysteadParkand back entrance to the Zoo)

August 5th

OrigiNation (11:00am)

National Night Out DJ Dance Party

With DJ Brother Charles of TOUCH 106.1FM & DJ Nomadik (6:00pm)

August 12th

Athene Wilson (6:00pm)

August 19th

Children’s Festival (11:00am – 2:00pm)

All events are FREE and open to the public

For more info visit www.franklinparkcoalition.org

 

 

Thursday, August 7th 2014

Playmakers Entertainment & Stae Tru Original presents

BOSTONTALENT 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 TBA

After party with DJ TBA

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

* BTS is every first Thursday of each month

 

 

Thursday, August 7th 2014

Dreamstar Studios & Authentic Lifestyle presents

LADIES FIRST

All-Star Female Showcase

@ ChurchBoston

69 Kilmarnock St., Boston/Fenway

Doors at 8:00pm – showtime at 9:30pm

$10.00 cover / 21+ event / free parking in rear of venue

With performances by Dezi Leon, I-Rose, Kiki Banks, Supabad Hollywood, Chey Lanay, Ashante Nicole, Tania, Ms. Jack and more!

Hosted by Ms. Hotsauce (of 88.7FM)

 

 

Friday, August 8th 2014

Lion Entertainment & Boston Caribbean United presents

REGGAE IN THE PARK: ONE LOVE, ONE LIFE

A Summer Night Experience That You’re Guaranteed To Remember Forever

Starring Beres Hammond and Morgan Heritage

@ Franklin Park Zoo

One Franklin Park Rd.,Dorchester

(located at the intersection ofBlue Hill Ave.& Columbia Rd.)

Early show doors at 7:00pm – ends at midnight

21+ event (ID is a must) / no dress code / outdoor event – rain or shine

Also performances by The Harmony House Singers, Fiyah Binghi, Livalect Thahealer and more TBA

Music by Sound Int’l & Sound Vibration

With special guest DJ Inferno

Hosted by Big Bobby G.

Tickets available at these outlets:

– Irie’s Restaurant (617-929-3866)

– Taurus Records (617-298-2655)

– Rona Gee’s (617-905-5054)

– Diva4Eva Clothing (617-514-6827)

– Only One Restaurant (617-822-0444)

– Singh’s Restaurant (617-282-7977)

– Island Style Restaurant (617-288-8300)

Tickets also available at box office day of show or at Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com

 

 

Saturday, August 9th 2014

JOHN LEGEND

@ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

290 Northern Ave.,Boston

7:30pm start

With special guest Marsha Ambrosius

For tickets and more info visit www.ticketmaster.com

 

 

Saturday, August 9th 2014

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY

@ Middle East Downstairs

472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge/Central Sq.

8:00pm / $25:00 in advance – $30.00 day of show / 18+ event

 

 

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

HIEROGLYPHICS (FEAT.DELTHE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN)

@ Paradise Rock Club

967 Commonwealth Ave.,Boston

7:00pm showtime / $20.00 tickets / 18+ event

For more info call 617-562-8800

 

 

Thursday, August 21st 2014

RYAN LESLIE w/SHEA ROSE

@BrightonMusic Hall

158 Brighton Ave., Allston MA

7:00pm showtime / $27.50 – $33.50

Open to all ages

 

 

Thursday, August 21st 2014

FUTURISTIC SOUL
@ Milky Way Lounge

284Amory St., JamaicaPlain
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

 

 

Friday, August 22nd – Sunday, August 24th 2014

5TH ANNUALSPRINGFIELDINDIE SOUL FESTIVAL

Indie Soul Music, Books & Art

@RiverfrontPark

WestColumbusAve. & MemorialBridge,SpringfieldMA

Fri., Aug. 22nd 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Main Stage: Cleveland Jones (2013 New Artist of the Year)

Featuring Bashiri Asad, Qwes Johnson and Priscilya Marie

Small Stage: Poetry Slam & Comedy Show / Noize: The Hip-Hop Showcase

Sat., Aug. 23rd 10:00am – 10:00pm

Afternoon on the Main Stage: Water Seed

Featuring Su Charles and Tasha Mabry

Evening on the Main Stage: Brand Nubian

Featuring Julie Dexter and Kafele Bandele

Small Stage: Motivational speakers / Hair Show

Natural Hair & Health Presentations

Author readings & book signings

And Future Soul: The Youth Talent Showcase

Sun., Aug. 24 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Afternoon on the Main Stage: Samar Newsome / Tim Dillinger

And a number of local choirs and performances

Small Stage: “The Listening Party” Open Mic & Networking Social Mixer

 

 

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

Jacquelyn Stokes presents

THE GOSPEL PEACE WAVE

Featuring a live performance by Tamela Mann

@ The Strand Theatre

543 Columbia Rd., Dorchester/Uphams Corner

Doors open at 5:00pm – program starts at 6:00pm

Tickets: $50.00 orchestra seats / $40.00 mezzanine seats / $30.00 lower balcony / $25.00 upper balcony

Guest artists include Tanisha Cooper, “The Oracle” Mark Green, Test-A-Mony, New Hope Glorious Liturgical Dancers, surprise special guests and more!

Hosted by Pastor Demetric Cooper w/co-host Brother Chris

Dinner catered by Haley House Bakery Café

Tickets available at these locations:

– Lawson Barber Shop:1979 Columbus Ave.(617-592-2582)

– Skippy White’s Records:1971 Columbus Ave.(617-524-4500)

– Andrew G’s Fashion:1332 Blue Hill Ave.(617-313-6391)

– United House of Prayer:206 Seaver St.(617-386-3061)

– Strand Theatre: 617-635-1403 or www.strandboston.com

For more info call 857-249-4053

 

 

Sunday, August 24th 2014

2014BOSTONURBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Featuring Talib Kweli

@BostonCityHallPlaza

OneCityHallPlazaSq.,Boston

2:00pm – 9:00pm / Free to the public / all ages

With performances by Clinton Sparks, Shea Rose, Dutch Rebelle, Latrell James, The Floorlords, Mr. Fritz and more!

For more info visit http://bostonurbanmusicfestival.org/

 

 

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About The Author

Vernon C. Robinson is aka VCR

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