#WhereToBe 5.12–5.18

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.

Friday, 5.12

Vision of Freedom

Hosted by: Yotron TheDon

“Freedom is living life how you choose and I’ve chosen to live my with passion. This is something that can only be felt not explained so I would like you to see my vision 1st hand.

This is my 1st long standing gallery it will be going for 2 months (5/12–7/12)

Free | 18+ | DJ | Food | Vibes | 💙YTD”

When: 6pm

Where: Dudley Cafe 15 Warren St, Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387085798024720/

Saturday, 5.13

Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series: Elisa Hamilton

Hosted by: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

“Experiment, engage and create in the Bertucci Education Studio. On select Saturdays, artists in the Boston area lead drop-in workshops in their medium for Museum visitors. Visitors connect with local artists and experiment with creative processes informed by the artist’s work. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is included with Museum admission. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.”

When: 11am

Where: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston MA, 02115

For more info go to: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/7679

Sunday, 5.14

109th Annual Lilac Sunday

Hosted by: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

“Food Truck Festivals of America is pleased to announce this year’s 109th Annual Lilac Sunday celebration at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th. For one day only for this special event, picnicking in the Arboretum is allowed.

20 Food Trucks will be serving up everything under the sun including savory tacos, fall of the bone BBQ, Asian fusion, vegetarian options, homemade ice cream sandwiches, and much more!

Dogs are welcomed but must be leashed and cleaned up after in accordance with City of Boston regulations and for the comfort and safety of all visitors.

For live updates from the festival follow s on Twitter @FTFofAmerica #FTFA

For more information, please visit www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com. For Lilac Sunday event information, please visit www.arboretum.harvard.edu or call (617) 384–5209. ”

When: 10am

Where: Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

For more info to go: http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/109th-annual-lilac-sunday

Monday, 5.15

Out’Hood Residency Program Previews Party

Hosted by: The Theater Offensive

“It’s time to announce our first-ever Out’Hood Residency Program artists! Come and meet the artists we’ll be working with, hear about their proposed projects, and enjoy free food at one of Jamaica Plain’s most beloved queer hangouts!

Learn more about the Residency Program here. Applications are still open for our Rapid Response fund!”

When: 7pm

Where: The Milky Way Lounge 284 Amory Street Boston, MA 02130

For more info go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outhood-residency-program-previews-party-tickets-33926090851?aff=es2

Tuesday, 5.16


Hosted by: Institute of Contemporary Art

“Nari Ward: Sun Splashed is the largest survey of the artist’s work to date. Emerging alongside a notable group of black artists in New York City in the 1990s, Nari Ward (b. 1963 in St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica) actively engages with local sites — their histories, communities, and economies — to create spectacular, ambitiously scaled artworks out of unlikely materials. He derives inspiration from his immediate environment, incorporating found objects gathered in and around urban neighborhoods and embracing varied cultural references. Working in sculpture, collage, photography, video, installation, and performance, Ward captures the makeshift qualities of everyday life and imbues his production with a visceral relationship to history and the real world. The exhibition includes artworks made from soda pop, shoelaces, shopping carts, and a fire escape, materials that speak to the artist’s distinctive experimentation. Nari Ward: Sun Splashed focuses on vital points of reference for Ward, including his native Jamaica, citizenship, and migration, as well as African-American history and culture, to explore the dynamics of power and politics in society.”

When: 9am

Where: Institute of Contemporary Art 25 Harbor Shore Drive Boston, MA 02210

For more info go to: http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/nari-ward-sun-splash

Wednesday , 5.17

Startup Classroom Ft. Janel Martinez

Hosted by: Make Bread

“5/17/2017 ~ Startup Classroom with Janel Martinez

Founder of EIC + Ain’t I Latina?

Co-Founder of of 20/20 SHIFT

Stay tuned for more details!


When: 6:30pm

Where: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building 2300 Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts 02119

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1375644772478796/

Thursday, 5.18

Together: Princess Nokia, Lsdxoxo, Bearly Pablo

Hosted by: Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub

“Together Festival Presents:

Princess Nokia


Bearly Pablo

Thursday May 18, 2017

Middle East Downstairs / Cambridge, MA

8pm / 18+


RA Limited Early Release (SOLD OUT!)



General On Sale [Thursday March 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM]:

$18 Early Bird/ $20Advance / $20Day of Show


When: 8pm

Where: Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub 472–480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/262890294156023/