Boston Come Through: June 12- June 18

June 13th

Martes Verdad
Cambridge
Join PEACE and Epicenter Community for a monthly multicultural open mic series that works to highlight local performing and visual artists in the city of Boston. This is an all ages event so everyone is welcome. Light appetizers will be provided and there is a cash bar.

June 14th

Mass Innovation Nights in Grove Hall
Dorchester
Greater Grove Hall Main Streets will be hosting the first Mass Innovation Nights in Grove Hall and this will be the first one to feature African and African-American founders of tech companies and innovative businesses. Here is the link to register for the event

Racial Justice Roundtable w/ Rahsaan D. Hall
Boston
The Young Democrats of Massachusetts Black Caucus invites you to attend: Racial Justice Roundtable with Rahsaan D. Hall who is the Director of the Racial Justice Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP emails are encouraged but not required (blackcaucus@ydma.org).

June 15th

Young Professionals Network End of Year Celebration Potluck
Roxbury
Join us for our End of Year Celebration Potluck! Come eat, drink, be merry, and celebrate the work our members have done in the community.

June 16th

Friday Night Comedy Jam Feat. Luenell
Brockton
Come check out actress and comedic superstar Luenell on Friday June 16th as she takes over Friday Night Comedy Jam at The Perfect Place Function Hall in Brockton, Mass. Featured in films such as “Borat”, “Think Like a Man” and “Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy” Luenell will be bringing the laughs! This event is hosted by Jonathon Gates, features comedian Marlen Baker and music by DJ Candy Raine!

Museum of African American History Boston Celebrates Juneteenth
Boston
Join the Museum of African American History in celebrating Juneteenth! Juneteenth 1865 is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Fashion Expose by I Am Kreyol. Sounds by April Stanford and Debo Ray. Tastings by Zaz Restaurant and Delectable Desires Pastries. Exhibit of “Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the Nineteenth Century”

AfroBeats Dance Boston KickOff Party
Dorchester
Join us in the opening and kick off weekend of Afrobeats Dance Boston! Afrobeats Dance Boston was created to connect Boston to the Afrobeats world. We teach classes that focus on learning Afrobeats dance styles as we connect ourselves to the spirit of Africa, and the joy that comes from it. We have classes for beginners (all levels!) and an internal unit prepared for different events & performances inquiries! THE KICK OFF PARTY is Friday, June 16th and is free for everyone! Come join us as we celebrate the opening of ABD Boston! Food & Drinks & Afrobeats. All ages welcomed.

June 17th

Haitian American Business Expo
Roxbury
RSVP for the most anticipated networking event of the year for Haitian business professionals in Massachusetts. REGISTER TODAY to get your free goody bag at the First Annual Haitian American Business Expo and Job Fair. The First Annual Haitian American Business Expo and Job Fair will showcase Haitian businesses, Churches, Nonprofit organizations, throughout the state of Massachusetts. It will also serve as an excellent opportunity to showcase our local elected officials, Haitian Dignitaries, supporters, our sponsors and service providers to the Haitian Community. It will be an opportunity for vendors to sell and showcase their products and services.

Muses, Matriarchs and Influential Men – Art Exhibit
Boston
Muses, Matriarchs & Influential Men explores the artist personal narrative, while also acknowledging the people that helped shape her works. Please join us for an evening of music, mingling and art display. “I want my work to reflect the joy, stability and comfort I strive to have within myself. Also, to pay homage to those that have influenced my life”-Amina Shaw-Moss

Beyonce Brunch
Boston
It’s finally happening! We promised a follow up Beyonce Brunch and we are beyond excited to announce that the date has been set. Join us Saturday June 17th for all things Beyonce; a special brunch menu, Bey themed cocktails, Bey themed selfie props, party favors, and of course all of your favorite hits, played by our resident brunch DJ, T Rex! Reservations are recommended!

Chosen Women of Worth, Inc. Ladies Night
Boston
Chosen Women is hosting their FIRST Ladies Night Out with shopping, music, appetizers, signature drinks and a word of encouragement! Also, live styling and makeup sessions! This is an event you don’t want to miss! Vendors include: V-Lure Designs, Madison Ave Accessories, Pink Shoe Lounge, It Works, Femme Vintage and more!

Boston Pops Gospel Night
Boston
The Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir raise the roof of Symphony Hall for this annual tradition, celebrating its 25th year! The evening’s music will have you on your feet and singing along with joy!

A Concert of Black Sacred Music: From Slavery to Freedom
Cambridge
The Music Ministry of Union Baptist Church cordially invites you to a Concert of Black Sacred Music in Commemoration of Juneteenth, June 19, 1865. Three distinguished artists from the faculty of Berklee College of Music will be featured: Nedelka Prescod and Donna McElroy on vocals, and Dennis Montgomery on vocals and Hammond organ.

Boston Unplugged Live Music Benefit
Boston
Boston Unplugged: The Boston Unplugged Live Music Benefit series provides a platform to Boston’s emerging talent with a goal to engage our community to support our all-star charities/organizations, while sponsoring creative media campaigns to drive awareness to Boston Philanthropy. Music score by DJ Mastermillions and featuring live music by DeBo Ray, Tania DeBarros and Kenny Polo.

June 18th

Vania Arroyo Photography & Blackberry Radio Present: Music & Memories
Boston
We Invite all father’s from the city of Boston to come out with their families to enjoy a day dedicated to them! Vania Arroyo Photography and Blackberry Radio have teamed up to host a day filled with music, food, a craft table, and an opporutnity to pose for a complimentary family portrait! Celebrate Father’s Day by getting dad a new outfit, and stopping by the YMCA of Egleston for a photo opportunity. This is event is FREE!

How to Fix the World Festival
Somerville
The How to Fix the World Festival brings together art and activism to consider ways we can improve our communities and the larger world. The free event will be presented by the Somerville Arts Council in the city’s Union Square from noon to 4p.m. There will be music, dance, visual art, talks, sign-making, letter writing and other participatory activities. The festival will also offer ways to engage with local activist groups and community organizations addressing racism, sexism, global warming, the flaws of capitalism and other major problems.

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