Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community, learn, and commemorate some influential people and events around Boston! Have something coming up that you’d like to see here? Tweet us @epicentercom and follow the hashtag #WhereToBe.
Tales & Tomes: A Night Celebrating Black Literature
Hosted by: Leticia Julia & Sam Cass
““How can I explain to anyone that stories are like air to me, I breathe them in and let them out over and over again.”
― Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming
Come breathe in stories, both old and new, at Tales & Tomes’ two part event. First, feel inspired as local authors and educators engage in a panel discussion on how impact Black literature has impacted their lives. Afterwards, take part in our book swap and discover some new stories over provided food and beverage.
This is a free, all ages event and is open to the public. Just bring your lovely selves and a book to trade!”
Where: City Pop Egleston | 3195 Washington St, Jamaica Plain MA
For info, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1851317341776751/
The Wellness Weekend Pop-Up Event
Hosted by: Made Organics
“Made Organics presents The Wellness Weekend Pop-up event intends to merge various elements of the wellness community and create a real time in person collaborative pop-up event, catering to like-minded individuals.
The Wellness Weekend is a fun-filled one-stop shop for handmade and local goods plus food, beverages, beauty products and more. All classes, workshops, and events will focus on healthy living, clean eating, fitness, and fashion for the whole family.
Join a self-care DIY Class…grab a cold-pressed fresh juice or smoothie ( and desserts!) plus there will be of non-toxic, cruelty-free personal care products and apparel to try. And don’t forget to move your body.”
When: 11am to February 26, 5pm
Where: Zone 3 | 267 Western Ave, Boston MA
Boston Unplugged Live Music Series at ArtsEmerson
“Boston Unplugged: The Boston Unplugged Live Music Series Benefit provides a platform to Boston’s emerging talent with a goal to engage our community to support our all-star charities/organizations, while sponsoring creative media campaigns to drive awareness to Boston Philanthropy.
Hosted by Tim Hall of HipStory. Music score by DJ Master Millions Featuring Live Music By: Amandi Music, J. Allen
and introducing to the Boston market, Dye Hard (Detroit)
All ticket proceeds will benefit BAMS Prelude programming
Where: Paramount Theater | 555 Washington St, Boston MA
For tickets, click here.
Hosted by: The Inner Sanctum
“After a year of so much formative development, we at the ICSA are bringing back the gatherings that started it all. Come to bless the mic, re-connect with the space and the community. All are welcome, all are loved.”
Where: The Inner Sanctum, Dudley Square, Boston MA
HipStory Films Premiers Vitiligo & Art Of Being Haunted
Hosted by: HipStory Boston, Cliff Notez & Hakim Hill
“Help us close out Black History Month as we debut these two important films expanding on trauma, related to racism and how it can affect the mental health of people of color. This is the first public screening of the “Vitiligo” short film along with “The Art of Being Haunted.”
Tickets are 7$ here when you RSVP or $10 at the Door.
Buy Tickets Here: hipstoryfilms.eventbrite.com
Our hope is that, with these films, we can engage in trauma-informed conversations about, not only racism, but its many counterparts. Come enjoy the work of up and coming black film-makers, Hakim Hill & Cliff Notez, on February 27th at the Rockwell Theatre at 7:30pm, and help us push these discussions to a place that is often forgotten.
All proceeds go towards future screenings, building the infrastructure of HipStory Films, and the educational curriculum development and implementation for ‘Vitiligo’ and ‘Art of Being Haunted’”
Where: The Rockwell | 255 Elm Street, Somerville MA
Racism Talks, Together We’ll Walk
Hosted by: The Center for Teen Empowerment
“Teen Empowerment’s upcoming event, “Racism Talks, Together We’ll Walk”. Join The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc., the City of Boston, and other collaborative partners for a multi-generational and multi-cultural dialogue on racism. Let us come together and engage in great dialogue geared towards taking action to dismantle the structure of RACISM. There will be food, speeches, performance, and information on how to take action!”
Where: Hibernian Hall | 184 Dudley St, Roxbury MA
Roots, Rock, Yoga
Hosted by: Michelle Mendes
“Sebu Kha presents an organic fusion of yoga & reggae to help heal & liberate our bodies from everyday stress. Rastafari & yoga are two natural things that go together. Yoga is not just the poses or exercise it’s livity. It’s how you eat, how you treat each other, your environment, your body, how you live everyday & connect with your breath. It is the same principle that Rastafari maintains. Awareness, oneness & unity with your highest self. Join us as we sing along, dance & stretch our bodies to some of your favorite & new reggae jams like Jah9, Bob Marley, Sizzla, Beres Hammond, Chronixx & Jah Cure just to name a few. No yoga experience required. Come as you are & be free!! Bring a yoga mat.
$10, Every Wednesday!”
Where: Dorchester Arts Collaborative | 157 Washington St, Dorchester MA
For more info, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1209241515862213/
An Evening of Entrepreneurship
Hosted by: C Space
“Join us for a special global event honoring women in entrepreneurship.
In our third annual Evening of Entrepreneurship, Startup Stir has gone global to light a spark in inspiring women around the world. In this very special one-day initiative, we’re hosting live events in Boston, San Francisco, Bangalore, Bangkok, and more! Join us for an evening of inspiration, an evening of connectedness, an Evening of Entrepreneurship™.”
Where: C Space | 290 Congress St, 7th Floor, Boston MA
For tickets and more info, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-entrepreneurship-tickets-31133907355?aff=efbeventtix