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#WhereToBe — 1.27.17-2.2.17

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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 1.27.17

TEAM: (S1)(E1) Breathing Beats | Curated by PEACE

Hosted by: Erin Anderson

Join the movement of PEACE as we kick off the boutique miniseries TEAM. It’s a monthly wellness series aimed at bringing together conscious artists, athletes, activists and entrepreneurs — one to create honest relationships between humans invested in creation, wellness, and social impact. All events are rooted in wellness and created to showcase impactful concepts of wellness, entrepreneurship, aesthetics and sound. All events are created as celebratory space based on common connections and the greater good.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 715 Boylston St., Boston

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/735094000000112/

Saturday 1.28.17

Grove Hall Trust Paint Party

Hosted by: Grove Hall Trust

Help Grove Hall Trust raise funds and have fun in the process. Join us for a multicultural paint experience recreating “Rah,” led by a talented paint guide from Sanaa with friends. All proceeds support resident-led community projects in the Grove Hall neighborhood.

Support great resident-led projects that improve the quality of life in Grove Hall through community building and placemaking. Tickets are $30. Space is limited. Food is included. Beverages are available for purchase. Purchase your ticket today.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Dudley Dough | 2302 Washington St, Roxbury MA

For tickets, visit: http://sanaawithfriends.com/product/grove-hall-trust-fundraiser

Sunday 1.29.17

Social Networking for Africans

Hosted by: Progressive African Network

Harambee (Pull Together) is a gathering of entrepreneurs, students, working professionals and intellects through music and food. It is a platform to meet and exchange ideas.

Please join Progressive African Network (PAN) and PAN Family to eat, have conversation, exchange ideas and meet like-minded individuals. Bring your business cards for networking.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Lucy Ethiopian Café, 334 Massachusetts Ave., Boston

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1770073576647007/

Monday 1.30.17

Community Therapy by The Black Love Collaborative

Hosted by: The Black Love Collaborative

The Black Love Collaborative is hosting its second community therapy event to work to heal relations between black men and black women and to foster platonic love between the two groups. The impetus for this event was a Facebook post that asked if black men felt loved by black women and vice versa. The answers revealed that there is much to be desired as it relates to how black men and women relate to each other.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Peace Drum Project, 76 Atherton St., Jamaica Plain

For your FREE RSVP, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/community-therapy-by-the-black-love-collaborative-tickets-30355206239

Tuesday 1.31.17

Poetry Workshop at Dudley Café!

Hosted by: The Society of Urban Poetry — SOUP

Come share your work and get honest feedback from others who also enjoy the art form of writing. Please bring ten copies of one poem. Also we have prop poems, discussions, learning and ideas for performance, as well as opportunities to get plugged into the local poetry venues.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Dudley Café, 15 Warren St., Roxbury

For information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/ 775548289264234/

Wednesday 2.1.17

BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Boston

Hosted by: Roxbury Cultural Network, The House Slam at Haley House

“I am a black poet who will not remain silent while this nation murders black people. I have a right to be angry.” Continue building upon the momentum of the movement. Readings will consist of a short open mic and featured poets. The open mic is (respectfully) reserved for poets of color to speak up/out. The venue is free of cost and welcome to all. This is an all-ages event.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: 12 Dade St., Boston

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1769289126727450/

Thursday 2.2.17

Resistance Culture: An Art Show For Revolutionaries

Hosted by: Gustavo Barceloni

Reception: Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. On view: Monday, Jan. 30 to Friday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Location: Student Life Gallery (Kennedy Building, 2nd floor) at MassArt. “Resistance Culture” is an art show for the masses, the proletariat, who are living under a racist, heteronormative, patriarchal, imperialist corporatocracy. We seek to express our feelings about our personal context and our vision for a better world.

Accepting submissions until Jan. 22. Please email images to gtbarceloni@massart.edu

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: 625 Huntington Ave., Boston