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#WhereToBe 10.21.16-10.27.16


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 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 10.21

Roots & Reflections: Boston Asian American Film Festival Shorts

Hosted by: Boston Asian American Film Festival

The Boston Asian American Film Festival continues in its second day with an array of moving, poignant shorts. The lineup includes “Life of Zili” by Cheng Zhang; “A Children’s Song” by Shayna Cohen; “The Last Tip” by Patrick Chen; “Up in the Clouds” by Ed Moy; “Angels and Demons” by William Chow; and “Forever, Chinatown” by James Q. Chan. Don’t miss these amazing short films!

When: 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Paramount Center at Emerson College | 559 Washington St, Boston MA

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Saturday 10.22

BossUpBrunch Part 1: Goal Setting and Go Getting For Creatives of Color

Hosted by: Whole Soul Health

Goal Setting and Go Getting for Creatives of Color

Are you trying to live in alignment but don’t know where to begin? Do you have a lofty goal in mind but can’t see a way forward? This workshop will give you clarity about what you want to do, how it fits into your values and how to get there. Discussion topics include:

Criteria for setting concrete, achievable goals; how to determine your first steps; how to create rituals that support you in your goals; and how to reroute when your plans change. This event is the first of the three-part #BossUpBrunch series. Each event will include yoga, brunch and an engaging workshop on developing alignment in your life.

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Make Shift Boston | 549 Columbus Avenue, Boston MA

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Sunday 10.23

Art/Politic Open Mic at CityPop Egleston

Hosted by: Nate Tucker Music

This is a “unique open mic at CityPop Egleston, providing a platform for artists (musicians, dancers, poets, visual artists, etc.) to present works related to politics. The relationship between art and politics may be literal or abstract, conscious or unconscious, personal or general, serious or satirical. …Throughout history, artists have encouraged social change and strengthened communities. Art reflects and affects society in unique ways, and so it is important to create space to gather and share these interpretations.

We encourage attendees to share information about local movements, events and organizing opportunities.”

When: 6:00 p.m.

Where: City Pop Egleston | 3195 Washington St, Jamaica Plain MA

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Monday 10.24

The Workout One-Year Anniversary

Hosted by: KillerBoomBox

The Workout is one of Boston’s best events for musical creatives looking to network and hear good music in the city! Awarded 2016 Best In Boston by Improper Bostonian, the Workout is a night you don’t want to miss. Join KillerBoomBox as they celebrate The Workout’s one-year anniversary and their Boston Music Award nomination for Best Music Night.

When: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Laugh Boston | 425 Summer St, Boston MA

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Tuesday 10.25

Film Screening & Discussion: “La Palabra en el Bosque”

Hosted by: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard

“During the early 1970s, hundreds of peasants in a remote region of El Salvador began to emulate the early Christians, working the land together and building communities based on solidarity. By the late 1970s, thousands of peasants in northern Morazán organized to resist National Guard repression which often involved torture and executions. In 1980s, the military engaged in scorched earth operations against their villages, inaugurating a 12-year civil war. ‘La Palabra en el Bosque (The Word in the Woods)’ tells their stories. At the end of the film the protagonists reflect upon their struggles in the light of current reality. ‘La Palabra en el Bosque’ was nominated for Outstanding Documentary at the Queens World Film Festival and was selected at the Ciné de las Américas Film Festival, Ethnografilm (Paris), and LASA.”

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA

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Wednesday 10.26

IDEAS UMass Boston 2016

Hosted by: UMass Boston

“IDEAS UMass Boston brings you provocative and inspiring talks by some of this region’s leading thinkers. Moderator Callie Crossley will talk to members of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-winning Spotlight team about how investigative journalism can survive in an era of media austerity. Other speakers will discuss topics such as preparing Boston for the effects of climate change, using civic innovation to turn young people into community stakeholders and harnessing the power of art as therapy.

Register today for as little as $25!

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: UMass Boston | 100 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester MA

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Thursday 10.27

Free Screening: Moonlight

Hosted by: Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival

“Join us for a FREE advance screening of breakout film ‘Moonlight.’

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, ‘Moonlight’ chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship and love, ‘Moonlight’ is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’ staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.”

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: AMC Boston Common 19 | 175 Tremont St, Boston MA

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