#WhereToBe 7.15.16-7.21.16

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 ...

Roxbury International Film Festival at MFA

The Roxbury Independent Film Festival showcases works by of filmmakers of color and has become the largest festival in New England dedicated to this genre.

Local influencers: Safiyyah & Sarauniya Johnson

Safiyyah and Sarauniya Johnson are passionate about poetry, writing, music, and social change.

Auditory learning

Last week, quiet Cambridge came alive on a Thursday night for an underground evening of hip-hop beats and alternative artwork. Audiovisual: An Art and Hip-Hop Night, a free event, featured music by local DJ Rilla Force and visual artwork by ...

Tamyra Gray talks about music and her role in the musical ‘If/Then’

Gray spoke to the Banner about her role as elementary school teacher Kate in If/Then, being on American Idol and how discovering Prince helped her grow up.

Malik Yoba stars in TV One’s ‘Bad Dad Rehab’

Yoba spoke with the Banner about “Bad Dad Rehab,” his entrepreneurial spirit, and the lifestyle company and innovation studio he co-founded called iconic 32.

City of diversity: Changes coming to beloved Children’s Museum exhibit

Children of all ages and nationalities walk through “the street” that contains culturally authentic shops and stations representing African American heritage at Boston Children's Museum’s Boston Black exhibit. The museum hopes to expanded the display over the next 18 months ...

Mango Salad

Mangoes come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are green; others are yellow. The kind you usually see in the supermarkets, which tend to be imported from Central America, have a rosy cast. Whatever the exterior color, ripe mangoes ...

Feel The beat

At BPL Central’s Courtyard Concerts, businessmen in power suits sit next to toddlers, and teenagers put away their cell phones to come together and celebrate the music and culture that makes Boston sing.

Navigating rough waters

Fiddlehead performed with power, precision and showmanship, taking a show marked by its time and making it watchable, even enjoyable.


In Megacities Asia, supersized sculptures and wall-mounted installations suit the show’s theme: how artists living in some of the world’s biggest cities are responding to the ruptures and changes brought about as towering buildings replace human-scale communities and green space.

Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities’ a show for all ages

Kurios is a magical universe set in the Victorian era where the imagination has no boundaries, and all is possible.

Community building: Student-made mural celebrates art and diversity

“I Am, We Are” is a physical reminder of the impact communities have on students. It also allows young people in underprivileged areas to represent their neighborhoods and cultures in a positive way.

Birthday bash

With LiteWork, Farrah Belizaire creates social events tailored to young professionals in Boston’s African American community.

Do the hustle

This is the third annual Donna Summer Roller Disco, put on by the City of Boston and Together Boston to celebrate the life of the famous diva. Locals and visitors flock to City Hall Plaza every year to dance the ...