Boston Come Through: May 22-28

It is always said, that Boston doesn’t have much going on, but that’s not true! So, I took it upon myself to bring you a weekly roundup of events happening in and around the city of Boston! They range from poetry nights, to entrepreneurship & networking opportunities to the littiest (is that even a word LOL) of day parties! Come through every week to check out the list and make sure to tell a friend to tell a friend! And if you happen to go, let me know – it’s nice to know that at least one person is out here taking heed! Just use the hashtag (#LagosDaysParisNights)! And if you have an upcoming event that you’d like me to put on the blog, please feel free to send me an email (lagosdaysparisnights@gmail.com)! Have a blessed a week internet fam! ❤

Now without further ado…Boston Come Through !

May 23

NSBE – An Evening with Entrepreneurs
Boston
NSBE Boston invites you to “An Evening with Entrepreneurs“, featuring the author of “Five Steps to Live Like an Entrepreneur: A Complete Guide to Entrepreneurship” by Prince Sefa-Boakye. Join us for an engaging discussion and also enjoy drinks & food. This is a professional networking event for current and future entrepreneurs. Bring your business cards and be ready to expand your network.

Noteworthy  

Boston

Join FGI Boston and Boston Magazine’s Lifestyle Editor, Abby Bielagus for a candid discussion on the city’s current fashion landscape with four of Boston’s most noteworthy figures. We’ll explore how Boston’s fashion scene is developing and where our panelists see it going over the next few years. Learn how to effectively reach editors with your brand and meet other fashion profesionals to build your network. Artful bites from Liquid Art House and sparkling beverages from Cupcake Wines will be provided during the cocktail reception. * Must be 21 to attend *

May 24

Poets! Speak! A Series of Free Poetry Workshops
Dorchester
MassArt’s sparc! the ArtMobile, Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Roxbury Community College collaborate to present POETS! SPEAK! – a two-day inter-generational event featuring a series of free artist-led poetry workshops, reception and open mic. All ages are welcome and no experience is required. This event is free, however, space is limited. For detailed schedule of events, and to register, please email Iris Lapaix at ilapaix@massart.edu OR call 617-879-7330. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Boston En Vogue – VIP Fashion Presentation
Roxbury
Our retro chic fashion presentation will be one of the most entertaining and fashionable events for the summer fashion season. Reminiscent of Havana Cuba’s Tropicana we are creating a unique atmosphere for our retro chic luxury fashion event. The fashion platform will be a blaze with unique, colorful and creative VIP fashion event in a unique setting reminiscent of the jet set heyday of 1950’s Cuba.

Works in Progress Artists Critique
Jamaica Plain
Join us to meet different artists, share work together and be able to offer your ideas or thoughts on artistic growth. Look for one of these meetups each month, for the next three months (or come to all three!). Your hosts for the evening are painters, sculptors, dancers, and musicians. Bring Your Own Art (B.Y.O.Art)! All media, types of creativity and levels of experience welcome: Visual art, music, dance, performance, video, design, writing…..etc. Bring works in progress, finished work or an idea in any form.

Clothing & Accessory Trade
Boston
One fashionista’s “trash” is another fashionista’s treasure! Join us for an evening of fun and light refreshments, with an exclusive clothing swap without spending a dime and while saving the environment by reducing waste! You can also just come to say hi! Bring your gently used and laundered clothes, shoes, and accessories you no longer wear.

Free Admission Day for Harvard Class Day
Cambridge
The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors today, in celebration of Harvard Class Day. Explore the collections galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, and visit our new exhibitions, including The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820.

May 26

From Inside Out: Reflections after Incarceration
Roxbury
Please save the date and come out to our free community opening at Black Market in Dudley Square. There will be some food, music and some conversation around the Criminal (In)Justice system. Artist & Community Organizer Ernesto “Eroc” Arroyo-Montano (Foundation Movement, United for a Fair Economy) and the ACLU of Massachusetts explore the obstacles faced by our friends and neighbors after they have been incarcerated and are continuing their life on the outside. Fine Art Prints by Artist Hakim Raquib.

May 27

Discover Your Internal Beauty: Editorial Photo Shoot & Workshop Event
Boston
A two-part event with Berlhey, where you’ll embark on a fashion infused journey of owning your style (a way of being). ‘Discover Your Internal Beauty’ will uplift you and completely transform areas that affect your self-confidence, love, and fears – by helping you discover who you really are. Our once in a lifetime workshop and photoshoot experience comes with a feature on the cover of our BÈL magazine; distributed to a growing network of women, like you! Indulge in cocktails and bites, get shot by a professional photographer and connect with amazing people. You will walk away with a new perspective on your beauty that will allow you to take action in your life – or our promise, your money back.

Mother Daughter Gala
Dorchester
Boston’s Mother Daughter Gala will be held May 27th, 2017 from 6-10pm. This will be a night for you and your daughter(s) to remember. A night full of dancing, laughs, food, and lots of fun! Come in formal dress camera ready! This will be a night full of memories!

Brazilian Cultural Fest
Cambridge
This is a traditional country wide Brazilian festival that takes place, every year in June, from North to South of Brazil. The Brazilian Community of Cambridge will show you this tradition, on May 27, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Come and enjoy Brazilian traditional food, dances, music and discover more about Brazilian Culture!

2nd Annual Women of Color Sisterhood Convention
Cambridge
Our second annual Women of Color Sisterhood Convention is coming up very soon! Last year was a huge success and we hope to see all the beautiful faces again! There will be businesses owned by black women, a group workshop, food, and raffles to win.

Tito’s Annual Turkey Fry Block Party
Dorchester
Come join City Councilor Tito Jackson for his Annual Turkey Fry Block Party. Lots of food including Fried Turkey, BBQ and Vegetarian options. Great Beats by Boston’s Best DJs!

Grown Folks II
Boston
Boston Youth Poetry Organizers have been facilitating a Youth Organizers’ fellowship in partnership with MassLeap; Books of Hope; If You Can Feel, You Can Speak It; and The House Slam. This year, we’ve hired six youth to maintain a youth-led open mic and writing workshop series. In order to pay our fellows and gear up for the second year of the Thiiird Eye Mic Experience, we are throwing our second #GROWNFOLKS. We want to continue to foster programming for youth to maintain a weekly open mic poetry space in Boston. All proceeds from this event goes to funding the Youth Organizers Fellowship. Let the grown folks, help out the young folks!

May 27 – 28

Backyard BBQ at SOWA Beer Garden
South End
On Saturday, May 27th, we kick off a series of summer long block parties at the SoWa Beer Garden and Food Truck Bazaar. Every Saturday and Sunday between now and the end of October there’s a food truck gathering and beer garden at the SoWa Open Market on Harrison Ave in the South End. On these special weekends, all the trucks will be offering special dishes fitting with the theme of the weekend. These events are FREE to attend and family friendly.

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