#WhereToBe: 4.8.16–4.14.16

Each Friday, we feature a special “where to be” post on our 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 Epicenter Community @epicentercom #WhereToBe

Tonight, Friday, 4.8.16

Elevate Benefit Mixer

With over 12 dedicated educators and over 400 of the region’s most talented and award winning youth, KOREKTHO has been dedicated to overcoming the financial hardships within the community for the last 15 years. Despite their efforts, they are now faced with the heartbreaking reality that if they do not meet their goal of $10,000 by the end of the calendar year they will be CLOSED forever!

In an effort to raise awareness for their cause, the first installment of the #ELEVATE series was created this past December to continuously bring awareness to the nightlife community. We are pleased to report that during the first installment over $3,000 was raised towards their school’s debt and a holiday dinner party for their students and families! This event will feature the amazingly talented all-female band Zili Misik, vocalist Tavonna Miller, emcee Moe Pope and will be hosted by Haitian- American comedian King Ali!

When: 9:00pm-1:30am

Where: Hard Rock Cafe| 22–24 Clinton Street, Boston, MA 02109

W: www.KOREKTHO.org

Cost: $20 Donation

RSVP:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elevate-benefit-mixer-tickets-23496704275?aff=ebrowse

Tomorrow, Saturday, 4.9.16

2nd Annual Big Hat Brunch

“This event is for every woman of every generation who wants to be inspired, encouraged, celebrated and informed, as we plan to feed your mind, body and soul,” says Cheryl Clyburn Crawford. “Bring your big hat, your fly gown to swap and, most importantly, bring your beautiful self!”
Join Boston NAACP Women in the NAACP (WIN) Committee and the New Beginner’s Club, O.E.S. for its 2nd Annual BIG HAT BRUNCH!

Powerful speakers on health, wealth, spirituality, happiness and civic engagement. Come enjoy great music and food!

When: 10am-2pm

Where: Prince Hall Lodge, William E. Reed Auditorium | 24 Washington Street, Dorchester 02124

Cost: $30 Donation

RSVP:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-big-hat-brunch-tickets-21888096887

AND…

Saturday Night Live Boston

Boston’s best venue and DJ’s come together to make your Saturday night LIVE!!! Join DCBK for a weekly gathering of Boston’s finest. Dance to today’s hottest music and yesterday’s classics. 
Saturday Night Live Boston is hosted for the 30+ crowd looking for a grown and sexy night out on the town.

Sounds By: Hot 96.9 FM’s DJ Reggie Beas
When: 11pm

Where: Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen | 604 Columbus Ave, Boston, 02118

Cost: $10 ($5 w/ RSVP)

Sunday, 4.10.16

Hike 4 Autism

Autism Sprinter Inc., in partnership with Hike4Life, will host its 1st Annual Hike 4 Autism event at Houghtons Pond, Yellow Dot Trail in Milton, MA. This event will provide families affected by autism with community resources, food and entertainment as well as a memorable outdoor experience.

Autism Sprinter Inc., mission is to empower and enrich the lives of families with loved ones on the spectrum through our dedication to improving community outreach, advocacy, resources and support.

Hike4Life, mission is to provide a safe, educational and adventure-filled outdoor space for children, teens and adults. 
This collaboration brings families, friends, caregivers and providers within the community, together to help meet the needs of those living with autism.

When: 12PM

Where: Blue Hills Reservation (houghtons Pond)|
Milton, 02186

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hike-4-autism-tickets-15547246232

Monday, 4.11.16

Ai Wei Wei: Without Fear or Favour

Ai Wei Wei: Without Fear or Favour” is an arts documentary, first broadcast before Ai Weiwei’s arrest by the Chinese authorities in April 2011, and his subsequent release after being detained for 11 weeks.

Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist.

Alan Yentob explores the story of Ai Weiwei’s life and art, and reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight for artistic freedom of expression while living under the restrictive shadows of authoritarian rule.

Event cosponsored with the Sustainability Incubator and the SGA group Clay for Change

When: 6:30PM

Where: Massachusetts College of Art and Design | 621 Huntington Ave Boston, 02115

Tuesday, 4.12.16

Party with the Evolutionaries: Epicenter Community Launch Party

Join founder Malia Lazu and clandestine community supporters in the celebration of the launch of Epicenter Community!

For over 3 years we have created some exciting programming together. Programming that has had real impact in Boston, from helping launch over 14 local businesses to increasing the number of restaurants and restaurateurs of color through increasing the number of liquor licenses in Boston. Future Boston successful program is now being housed under a new organization, Epicenter Community.

Epicenter Community simply represents the next logical evolution of the work and impact that Future Boston has imparted in Boston. Future Boston’s programming will continue under Epicenter Community.

Featured Artist: DJ Incognito

Cash Bar | Lite Appetizers Will be Served| All Ages Are Welcome
Early Arrival is Recommended

#JoinTheEvolution

When: 6:30pm — 9:00pm

Where: Minibar | 51 Huntington Ave, Boston, 02116

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epicenter-community-launch-party-tickets-22657939507

W: http://www.epicentercomm.org/

Wednesday, 4.13.16

ReelAbilities Film Festival Presents Endless Abilities

ReelAbilities Film Festival Presents Endless Abilities — 
In this fun and surprising documentary, four best friends drive across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals who live with physical disabilities. Their cameras captured their extraordinary adventures that included rock climbing with people who are blind, playing soccer with quadriplegics, and swimming with athletes with muscular dystrophy, to name a few. Join us to discover that whether a person has been an amputee for 40 years, in a wheelchair for 40 minutes, or has no physical disability, sports really are the great equalizer.

The ReelAbilities Film Festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expression of people with different disabilities from a variety of communities.

When: 6:30pm- 7:30pm

Where: Museum of Science, Boston | 1 Science Park, Boston, 02114

RSVP HERE

Thursday, 4.14.16

Young Professionals Mixer — International Development and Politics in Africa

Join WorldBoston and the West African Research Association (WARA) for an evening of networking and vibrant discussion on politics in Africa and international development.
Feel free to invite your friends and bring your passion for politics, policy, and international affairs.
Pizza will be served and a cash bar will be available!

When: 6:00pm

Where: Dudley Dough | 2302 Washington St, Roxbury 02119

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