There’s always something to do in The Bean! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Boston this week.
1. MELANGE BOSTON : TERANGA
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Experience the Afrobeats and eats at this Senegalese/West African Cuisine eatery! Teranga fills a simply adorned space on Washington Street between Mike’s City Diner and Cru (a newish wine store) and offers equally funky options to South Enders who’ve had their fill of—or can’t get into—tapas hotspot Toro. Learn more HERE.
2. AILIS LIVE 3rd THURSDAY : PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE
Thursday, April 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
AiLi Live is a 3rd Thursday monthly experimental art lab at the Haley House Bakery Cafe in the Dudley Square neighborhood of Roxbury, MA. They utilize food, art, culture, and spirituality along with dialog, laughter, some tears, and discovery. Learn more HERE.
3. KICKBACK BOSTON
Friday, April 13, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Clouds clear, some sun shines and KickBack is back! As promised, Dilla drums, Sza songs, Rza rhymes and all around good vibes with Blade Runners @dj7l and @braundapper. Come kick it this Wednesday, April 18th at @gemboston at 8 pm. RSVP with your favorite jam and they’ll keep the vibes right. Learn more HERE.
4. TREND FRIDAYS
Friday, April 20, 2018, 10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
You‘re cordially invited! Come to the all new Trend Friday’s Boston, The ultimate destination for your Friday Nights. Music by Boston‘s hottest DJs. Learn more HERE.
5. WE BLACK PRESENTS : SAY IT LOUD!
Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
WE Black Presents an evening of celebrating all that encompasses the Black Millennial. Live performances and Black vendors will fill the space as we say it loud like James Brown, “I’m Black and I’m proud.” Learn more HERE.
6. BLACK MARKET SPRING RE-OPENER
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
After a long winter hiatus, Black Market is BACK IN FULL EFFECT! You are cordially invited you to join BlacK Market for a spring 2018 Grand Re-Opening! Support over 30 Black businesses in a Black-owned marketplace in the heart of Boston’s Black community! Learn more HERE.
7. #MELANGE DAY PARTY
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join in for the “Mélange Day Party” hosted by LiteWork Events and NYA Boston at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge from 2 to 7 pm. Experience the Haitian culture as they end the week with specialty cocktails provided by Rhum Barnbancourt, a carefully crafted menu and sounds of the Diaspora provided by DJ Slick Vick! Learn more HERE.
8. WOMEN & WEALTH
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
April is Financial Literacy Month! As women of color make economic strides as the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs, they also collectively owe over $800 billion student loan debt and are crippled by the pay wage gap.
It’s important now more than ever that we learn the life skills and confidence needed to manage our money, reduce debt and build wealth. Join for a financial conference specifically designed to help women of color to conquer their unique economic challenges and gain control of their finances. Learn more HERE.
9. JA RUKE AND ASHANTI AT THE STRAND
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Between 1999 and 2005, six Ja Rule albums rose to the top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 sales charts. His track with Ashanti, “Always on Time,” hit No. 1. Ashanti’s self-titled debut album rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in 2003, setting a record for the fastest-selling album in its first week, with almost 505,000 albums sold. Her hit song “Foolish” from that album was a No. 1 single. All the 90’s vibes at the Strand this Saturday! Learn more HERE.
10. BRUNCH FIT BOSTON
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Triple Threat featuring Exhale Battery Wharf and Aragaosta, with one of Exhale’s finest, Chrissy Snyder! Brunch Fit is part of Brunches of Boston signature events series providing both a fitness experience and brunch to attendees. Learn more HERE.
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