There’s always something to do in The Bean! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Boston this week.
1. SIPS AND STROKES
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join Sanaa with Friends as they present Sips & Strokes, a Multicultural Painting Experience at Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen. On October 10th they will be painting Lady Sings the Blues! Darryl’s features 1/2 off appetizers at 5 pm, event doors open at 6:30 pm and painting begin at 7:00 pm. Learn more HERE.
2. SYD AT ROYALE
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Syd is a former member of the group Odd Future, but now is lead vocalist of the soul band The Internet. Check out her smooth vibes and music this week at Royale. Tickets range in price from $25-$28. Learn more HERE.
3. ICA FIRST FRIDAYS
Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The ICA celebrates Boston Fashion Week with a special fashion focused edition of First Fridays, featuring fashion concept store All Too Human, NYC luxury brand BAJA EAST, and fashion world-favorite DJ Mike Nouveau. Come by for a sneak peek of designers, fall styles, and of course an amazing DJ, plus a bumpin’ dance party, your favorite cocktail, and killer contemporary art. Learn more HERE.
4. MFA FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
MFA First Fridays are on the first Friday of each month from 6–9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase. Order your tickets now to secure your spot at the monthly weekend kickoff. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the event can sell out. Learn more here.
5. DANCE URBAN STEPPIN’
Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join us as the art studios, galleries, design showrooms, and boutiques of the SoWa Art + Design District open their doors for an evening of art, culture, and inspiration. Meet the artists in their element, view the latest gallery exhibitions, and dine at one of SoWa’s world-class restaurants. SoWa First Friday is free and open to the public. Plenty of parking is available. Learn more here.
6. THE WAVE
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
CLLCTV Boston is starting the party earlier this Sunday! Once a month on Sunday the Wave invites a rotation of homegrown and visiting DJs to the Middlesex to close out the weekend right. The daytime dance party provides good beats, promotes good vibes, and attracts a multicultural crowd in an oft-segregated club scene. Learn more here.
7. THE NORTH POLE: BOSTON PREMIERE
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Gentrification. Global Warming. Gluten-Free Donuts. The North Pole is a new comedic web series that tugs at your heartstrings and tickles your funny bone with equal force. Join in for an evening of community workshops, a screening/talk-back, and lastly to party and socialize! Learn more here.
8. SOULS OF WOMEN
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion as we hear Boston’s black and brown female artists, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs discuss their ability to redefine womanism, and how they each use their creative work to engage diverse audiences, shift culture and/or contribute to social movements across Greater Boston. Learn more here.
9. HAVANA CLUB BACHATA MONDAYS
Monday,October 9, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Bachata Mondays are Boston’s hot spot for dancing on Monday nights featuring bachata (90%) and salsa (10%) dancing, bachata lessons, an amazing venue, and a cozy, welcoming ‘house party meets social’ atmosphere. Learn more here.
10. FENWAY OPENING OUR DOORS
Monday,October 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Fenway Alliance is a membership service and advocacy organization dedicated to the prosperity and growth of the Fenway Cultural District. Enjoy music, dance, public art, museum admission, backstage theatre access, indoor kite flying, an interactive musical playground, walking tours, food trucks and more. Learn more here.