A compilation by Diane Williams, STEM producer with inserts from XBlackBoston site submittals
Aug 9th-13th Boston Caribbean Fashion Week – view scheduled activities
Every Mon & Wed thru 8/31 – Free co-working mornings in Cambridge
SOUL IN THE SQUARE: THE HIGHLAND PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Soul in the Square: The Highland Park Music Festival will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of the First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, Roxbury, MA. This outdoor music fest will feature Brooklyn, New York’s Rich Medina and Roxbury’s own DJ Chris Grant. There will be local artists producing live art, vendors and food trucks. Festival attendees will be able to set out picnic blankets and chairs on the spacious First Church lawn while enjoying musical tributes to some of R&B’s most celebrated artists. A beer, wine and rum garden will be available for anyone 21 years and older. Soul in the Square bridges the musical gap between the Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X and Baby Boomers. This is a FREE event.
MAKANDA PROJECT CONCERTS
The Makanda Project will perform on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the South Street Housing Development, 125 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA and from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.at PorchFEST at the Lawn on D, 415 Summer St., South Boston, MA;
Saturday, August 13 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam St., Roxbury, MA; and Saturday, August 20 at the Dudley Jazz Festival, Mary Hannon Park, Dudley and Howard Sts., Dorchester, MA. For more information, visit http://makandaproject.com. This is a FREE event.
Managing Your Finances Workshop Series
First Republic Bank, Boston Career Mixer 2016
8/9 and 8/23
SUMMER JAZZ AND BLUES CONCERT
Summer Jazz and Blues Concerts will be held at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston, MA. There will be seven to nine musicians, including three vocalists on the final night. For more information, visit www.friendsofsouthendlibrary.org. This is a FREE event.
August 9 – Grits ‘N Gravy: A Soulful Evening of Jazz and Blues with Pat Loomis, Antonio Loomis, Rusty Scott and Benny Benson
August 23 – Let’s Groove Tonight: A Funky Dance Party featuring Ivory Jones and White Chocolate, Antonio Tha Great, Sarah Soulchild, Jimmy Dow-Dow, Stevie Q, Tommy Bounce, Thunderfoot and surprise special guests.
BUILDING PATHWAYS INFORMATION SEMINAR
The Building Pathways Information Seminar will be held Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lower Mills Branch Library, 27 Richmond St., Dorchester, MA. Building Pathways is a six-week program designed to prepare qualified applicants for an apprenticeship in the building trades, the pathway to a rewarding career in construction. This is a FREE event.
TWITTER FOR BUSINESS
Twitter for Business will be held Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Central Library in Copley Square (Commonwealth Salon), 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA. Hosted by Kirstein Business Library, Twitter for Business is one of the most popular digital marketing classes. Entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses and nonprofits will learn how they could benefit from having a better understanding of Twitter. In this class, you’ll learn how to use community-related methods on Twitter to increase online awareness of your business and find new clients. To register, visit generalassemb.ly/education/twitter-for-business-at-the-boston-public-library/boston/26516. This is a FREE event.
Interneighborhood Ride/IBikeBoston Relaunch Campaign!
SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK BOSTON 2016
From Sunday, August 14 through Friday, August 19> and Sunday, August 21 through Friday, August 26, 2016, restaurant-goers can enjoy gourmet prix-fixe dining at top Boston area restaurants at Summer Restaurant Week Boston 2016. Participating restaurants will offer three pricing tiers for each meal period. Lunch menus are available for $15, $20 or $25 and dinner menus are priced at $28, $33 and $38. Price and number of courses vary by restaurant. For more information, visit www.restaurantweekboston.com
2016 Boston MBA Forté Forum for Women
Datadog Sales Meet + Greet
Redefining Beauty: Celebrating What Makes Us Unique