#WhereToBe 7.14–7.20

Each Friday, Epicenter features 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 @epicentercom and follow the hashtag #WhereToBe.

Friday 7.14

Reggae in the Park — Beres Hammond & Sizzla


A summer night to remember! Two icons from Jamaica set to rock the Franklin Park Zoo.

21+ event

Outdoor event — Rain or Shine

When: Doors open at 6:30PM

Where: Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121

Tickets available here.

Saturday 7.15


Hosted by: The House Slam at The Haley House Bakery Cafe and Mass LEAP

For the second year in a row, Mass LEAP & House Slam Boston are co-sponsoring a poetry slam competition match-up for the ages, all ages that is!

Mass LEAP (Literary Education & Performance) will be sending 5 of the most talented teen writers to the annual Brave New Voices International Festival in San Francisco. As a team send-off, the nationally renowned adult slam team, representing the House Slam at the Haley House has challenged the youngsters for city wide glory!

Both teams will be featuring incredible new individual and collaborative work. Members of the audience will be asked to judge without knowing that in reality, everyone wins when these remarkable voices hit the mic!

All donations will help send the youth team to Cali on July 18th, and the adult team to the National Poetry Slam, happening this August in Denver, Colorado.

Refreshments & merchandise will be available!

When: 6:30 PM

Where: Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Tickets available here.

Saturday Sunrise Yoga

Hosted by: Dudley Cafe

All Levels. Complimentary Coffee & 15% discount w / Yoga Mat!

When: 9- 10:30 AM

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

Sunday 7.16

Morningstar Access — PreRegistration is Required

Hosted by: Boston Children’s Museum

Morningstar Access offers children with special needs/medical needs the opportunity to visit the Museum at a time when there are only a few other visitors. At these times, we have a limit of 100 guests, and children and their families can explore the Museum with less concern about infections and large crowds. PreRegistration is Required.

When: 6–8 PM (The Evening Edition)

Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

Register Form here.

Monday 7.17

Salsa Class On 2 for Beginners

Hosted by: Integrarte

Salsa Beginner

The New York Style Salsa On 2 Beginners Class will cover the history of salsa, musical background and structure, basic social/partnering dance technique and etiquette and basic salsa steps and partnering combinations. Also, the basics of Afro-Cuban dances will be discussed and taught as part of the curriculum. The class is designed for students with no dance background or experience, and it is not a requirement to have a partner.

This class will start the first Monday of each month and will go for 4 consecutive Mondays. Drop-ins are allowed only for the first two classes in a session. In order to participate on the 3rd and 4th classes, students are required to take at least one the first two classes. The class is from 7:00–8:30 pm and is in Studio 2.

Price: $15 drop-in; $55 for the full session of 4 classes.

When: 7–8:30PM

Where: Integrarte, 85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, MA 02130

Tuesday 7.18

Trivia Tuesdays

Hosted by: Dorchester Brewing Company

Join Dorchester Brewing Company every Tuesday evening for Trivia and fresh beer!

When: 7:30–10:30PM

Where: Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave, Dorchester 02125

Wednesday 7.19

Healthy Self-Esteem

Hosted by: Cambridge Women’s Center

Weekly. Learn how to cope with stress through sharing stories and positive affirmations. Info: cdevlin@wellesley.edu

When: 6–7:30PM

Where: Cambridge Women’s Center, 46 Pleasant St, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA 02139

Thursday 7.20

WeAreHer: A Night of Female Empowerment

Hosted by: Breaking Forms, Lysten Boston, and Daiza

A benefit show in support of women’s rights and uplifting our community of female artists/musicians. 18+ event.


Olivia Swann



Breaking Forms








Where: ONCE Somerville, 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

When: 7–11:30PM

Ticket information here. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood

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