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#WhereToBe: 6.10.16-6.16.16

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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 #WhereToBe.

FRIDAY 6.10.16

Black and White Party

Hosted by Discover Roxbury

Roxbury’s artists bring energy, vibrancy, and color to our lives everyday. Whether we see their artwork in galleries, on the street, or in our homes, their talents inspire joy, reflection, and a sense of wonder. At the Black & White Party, we celebrate and support Roxbury’s artists. As the theme suggests, the attire, decor, and food (to the extent possible) are all black and white. Black and white artwork is also for sale. Our goal is to void the venue of color to remind us of how important Roxbury’s artists are in bringing color to our lives. Net proceeds from the party support Roxbury Open Studios.

When: 6:00 p.m.

Where: First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam St., Boston 02119

Purchase tickets: https://discoverroxbury.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0Fd000000g0ITjEAM ($25-$30)

SATURDAY 6.11.16

Boston Pride Parade

Hosted by Boston Pride

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility, and dignity; we educate, communicate, and advocate by building and strengthening community connections.

The 2016 Boston Pride Parade kicks off at Copley Square and ends at City Hall Plaza, rain or shine!

When: 12:00 p.m.

Where: Copley Square to City Hall Plaza

Find out more: http://www.bostonpride.org/parade/

MONDAY 6.13.16

Cityside Comedy Club presents Twanda Gona

Hosted by Comic InSite

Tawanda Gona is a 20 something comedian out of Boston. He started at the comedy studio at the age of 18 and slowly rose through the ranks of the Boston Comedy Scene, working his way to Comic In Residence of the Comedy Studio in 2013.

Recently he has appeared in the Cleveland Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta.

Every Monday, Comic InSite presents CitySide Comedy Club, located at Cityside Bar (1960 Beacon St. Brighton, MA). CitySide Comedy Club brings you the absolute best standup comics working today. With hilarious headliners, and frequent surprise guest comics, CitySide Comedy Club is the best spot for Standup Comedy in Boston on Mondays. Many of these comedians have been seen places like Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more!

When: 8:00 p.m.

Where: Cityside Bar, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton 02135

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cityside-comedy-club-free-every-monday-at-cityside-bar-tickets-21040794583

TUESDAY 6.14.16

Ladies Night at Brooklyn Boulders

Hosted by Brooklyn Boulders Sommerville

Join the BKB crew for our monthly Ladies Night! All day, ladies pay $19 for a day pass (gear included!) From 7-10 p.m., catch showcases from women DJs and tabling from local community businesses.

When: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, 12 Tyler St., Somerville 02143

Find out more: http://brooklynboulders.com/somerville/

WEDNESDAY, 6.15.16

Juneteenth the Evolution of Freedom

Hosted by Epicenter Community

For the 4th year, Epicenter Community — formally Future Boston and the Museum of Fine Arts — have come together to create a night of live art and performance in honor and celebration of Juneteenth — the oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. See works by local visual, fashion, and performance artists; join a tour or talk to learn about works acquired through the MFA’s Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection; and catch a screening from this year’s Roxbury International Film Festival — the largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color. Last year we brought over 2,200 community members and residents to the Museum of Fine Arts to continue the celebration for Freedom & this year is promised to be a night of exquisite aesthetics, sound, and performance.

This year’s community partners Include: The Bay State Banner, MALC, Mass Humanities, NU Crossing, LACED, Kickback Boston, Haley House Bakery Cafe, Outside The Box Agency, Killer BoomBox, CLLCTV, Dudley Dough, Grub Street, Company One, City Awake, B.R.E.A.D, Whole U, VENT, Socializing for Justice (SoJust), Boston Naturals, BeautyLynk, Exquisite Design Concepts, Kelley Chunn & Associates, Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ), Fab Empire, Franklin Park Art Grove, & Resilient Coders.

This event is free and open to the public. Youth and families are encouraged to attend.

When: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Where: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston 02115 RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-evolution-of-freedom-tickets-24963258779

THURSDAY, 6.16.16

Lives at Stake: A Community Conversation On Mass Incarceration

Hosted by JP Progressives

National leaders acknowledge the mistake of “tough on crime” legislation. Why is Massachusetts slow to change these laws? What can we do about it? Join the discussion. Keynote: Rahsaan Hall, Director of the ACLU Racial Justice Program Moderator: Melissa Threadgill, Crime & Justice Institute, Community Resources for Justice

When: 7:00 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain 02130