Ⓐctivate Calendar 

Social Justice – Activism – Politics



Your event can be listed here by sending an invite on facebook to the ‘occupied nation’ page. We reserve the right to remove any posting for any reason. Making sure to include all the pertinent information and maps on your event page makes it easier for people to get to your event. It is our hope that this brings communities together across all divides.

DeRay Mckesson at Old South Church @ Old South Church
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed civil rights activist and community organizer DeRay Mckesson—host of Pod Save the People—for a discussion of his debut book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope. He will be joined in conversation by Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, the Democratic nominee to represent Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in Congress. She will be the first woman of color to represent Massachusetts in Congress.

Learn more at http://www.harvard.com/event/deray_mckesson/

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.


9/26 Opus Underground- Thee Fightin’ Fish, Graneros, Jakals
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am

Graneros band
Thee Fightin’ Fish


First Amendment Rights Clinic @ Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a clinic on First Amendment rights Sept. 27 at the Boston Public Library’s Parker Hill Branch, 1497 Tremont Street, Roxbury Crossing, Mass.

The discussion, titled “Know Your First Amendment Rights,” will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will feature several prominent media and legal experts. The program is free and open to the public.

Speakers include:

Ruth Bourquin | Bourquin is a senior attorney at the ACLU of Massachusetts. Since joining the ACLUM in October 2017, she has specialized in free speech and assembly cases, including a case involving security fees charged to demonstrators in public parks.

Gregory V. Sullivan | A member of NEFAC’s Board of Directors, Sullivan serves as general counsel for the Union Leader Corporation. He teaches First Amendment Media Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester, N.H.

Sheldon Toplitt | An Ashland-based attorney and real estate agent, Toplitt previously taught media and social media law, business law and journalism courses at several Boston-area universities. He also worked as an award-winning newspaper reporter and magazine editor.

The event is part of NEFAC’s Featured Speaker Program, launched in January to help increase First Amendment education in high schools, college classrooms and community centers. NEFAC recently presented to students at the University of New Hampshire; high school students in Bridgeport, Conn., and at the annual New England Scholastic Press Association conference at Boston University, among other New England locations and audiences.


BIG MASS Tiny House Festival (4th Annual) @ Marshfield Fair
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

The United Tiny House Association, the organizer of EIGHT Tiny House Festivals, INCLUDING the World’s 3 LARGEST tiny house events, and Miranda’s Hearth a certified 501(c)3 non-profit and organizer of the first three Massachusetts Tiny House Festivals, are bringing Tiny Houses to Plymouth Rock!

BIG MASS Tiny House Festival (4th Annual)*
September 28-30, 2018
Marshfield Fair
140 Main Street, Marshfield, MA

Join Tiny House Owners, Builders, Enthusiasts, Dwellers, Dreamers, and Supporters from around the World for a weekend of inspiration, Tiny Home tours, workshops, live music, excitement, great food, entertainment, top experts from the International Tiny House Community, and more!

Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available online and at the gate. Please visit https://unitedtinyhouse.com/tickets/ for details, ticket pricing, and onsite camping reservations.

To register your private home, or to be a participating builder or vendor, please visit https://unitedtinyhouse.com/registrations/ .

*Note: Since March 2016, the United Tiny House Association has donated over $500K from the proceeds of its for-charity Tiny House Festivals.

‪#bigmasstinyhousefestival‬ #massachusettstinyhousefestival #tinyhouses #tinyhousesforcharity #unitedtinyhouse #mirandashearth #hearthcommunity #johnandfin #marshfield #plymouthrock


Topsfield Fair @ Topsfield Fair
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrating our 200th Anniversary! Come and enjoy new and old favorites! We’ll have racing pigs, games, agricultural exhibits, animals and more!


Topsfield Fair @ Topsfield Fair
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrating our 200th Anniversary! Come and enjoy new and old favorites! We’ll have racing pigs, games, agricultural exhibits, animals and more!


Little Woods Directed by Nia DaCosta @ Brattle Theatre
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Festival Spotlight Screening!

LITTLE WOODS is a neo-western drama set in the heart of today’s America. Ollie (Thompson) is barely making ends meet in economically depressed Little Woods, a fracking boomtown in North Dakota, by selling coffee out of the back of her truck at local job sites. She has less than a month left on her probation. Probation she received for helping the local residents access drugs and medical help across the border in Canada.

After her mother dies, Ollie learns that the family house has been foreclosed upon and her estranged sister (James) is homeless, living in an RV with her son. In order to help her sister and save their home, Ollie has to return to drug dealing and smuggling. Writer-director Nia DaCosta’s debut is an emotionally-charged feminist western that weaves timely themes of economic downturn and the opioid crisis into its intimate story of two sisters just trying to get by.

LITTLE WOODS (2018) dir Nia DeCosta w/Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Lance Reddick, James Badge Dale [105 min; DCP]

Boston Women’s Film Festival takes place September 27–30 at Brattle Theatre and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Visit www.bostonwomensfest.org for complete details.


The Burren Backroom – Fri. 9/28 in Somerville, MA – EH&tDS @ Burren Backroom Series
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photo taken by Kevin Umlauf at HeatherFest.

I have very exciting news to share: last Thursday night I won the Boston Blues Challenge, and I’ll be headin’ down to Memphis for the 2019 International Blues Challenge as a solo performer! As if this wasn’t exciting enough, I awoke the next day to find out Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers have been nominated for Blues Artist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards! Cast your vote at https://bostonmusicawards.com/vote/!! And more importantly, make your plans to come celebrate with me this Friday evening at the Burren!

This Friday, September 28th will be our Blues AoTY Nom/Challenge Win Celebration the Burren Backroom Series in Somerville, MA! It will be a great chance to catch up after our busy summer, and of course, dance to the sounds of boogie, blues, and beyond! We’ll be moving some tables and creating a dancefloor for this show, so bring your dancin’ shoes!!! And PSST – get advance tickets with the coupon code below and save $6!

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247 Elm St., Somerville, MA. $12 advance ($10 w/coupon code!), $16 at the door, all ages, 7pm.

Living Blues Magazine calls Erin “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene… she has it all – a golden voice and the guitar chops that dazzle.”

Get your copy of the new sophomore album BIG ROAD, CD or LP, at the show, PLUS other new merch – kazoo’s, pins, patches, cheap sunglasses, beany hats, t-shirts, girly t’s, lighters, posters, stickers and tote bags!

For music, news, merch, tour schedule and more info go to: http://www.erinharpe.com/


KRS-One, Mark Merren, Blak Madeen @ Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

$ 20.00 – $25.00 / Age 18 And Up

18 w/Valid I.D. NO I.D.=NO ADMISSION
Additional Info:
Leedz Edutainment presents: KRS-ONE, Mark Merren, Blak Madeen- 18+, $20Advance / $25Day of Show, 8:00 PM Doors


State of The Union, The Gala, Gene Dante & TFS, The Hi-End @ Midway Cafe
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 29 @ 2:00 am

$8.00, Doors at 8:30 PM, 21+
Adv tickets: https://midwaycafe.com/our/details?id=104130

– State Of The Union (Album Release)
– The Gala – US
– Gene Dante and The Future Starlets
– The Hi-End

The Midway Cafe
3496 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


SFT African American Firearm Safety Course #5
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

NRA Home Firearm Safety (HFS) – $150

Hi, thanks for your interest in taking a firearm safety course at Salomon Firearms Training, LLC (SFT). My name is Pierre Salomon, Founder & CEO, and will be the chief firearms instructor conducting your upcoming course. This passage serves to answer any questions you may have beforehand: The state of MA requires that you take a firearm safety course before you can apply for, and receive a License To Carry (LTC) or Firearms Identification Card (FIDC). So we offer National Rifle Association (NRA) firearm courses, with specific curriculums that provide the certificates you need to apply for your LTC/FIDC.

NRA courses are broken down into 2 parts, a classroom session & a range session. In class you will learn a set curriculum, and then afterwards you will apply what you learned at the range. Once you successfully complete the NRA course, you then take your certificates to your local police department and apply there. NRA certificates are good for life, nationwide, & satisfy training mandates for all cities/states.

HFS is a basic introduction & general overview of the variety of firearms that exist. Its purpose is to teach students the basic knowledge, skills, & attitude necessary for the safe handling of firearms & ammunition in the home. HFS covers NRA organization, safety rules & procedures, firearm components, loading & unloading, malfunctions, cartridge components, firearms maintenance, responsible ownership, child/family safety, proper storage of firearms & ammunition, range rules & regulations, and MA laws regulating firearms. Firearms included in this training are revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, break/pump/semi action shotguns, & bolt/lever/semi/bullpup action rifles. Caliber sizes range from .22 – 7.62. Course provides certificates to apply for LTC/FIDC.

Residents of Boston & Brookline are required to pass a shooting qualification at the Moon Island Police Range, in order to receive a LTC. The shooting exam consists of firing a total of 30 rounds, with a 4-inch .38 caliber revolver, at a distance of 7 & 15 yards. Each round has the potential to score a maximum of 10 points, which means the maximum score you can get on the Moon Island exam is 300. You need a minimum score of 210 points to pass (70% of 300). First 12 rounds are fired at the 7-yard line in double action, and the remaining 18 rounds are fired at the 15-yard line in single action. Within reason, you have an unlimited amount of time to complete your exam. If you fail the shooting exam twice, you will be disqualified, and must wait 1 year before you can apply for your LTC again. The range is outdoors, so plan for inclement weather, and dress appropriately for a shooting range (boots, tactical pants/shirt, baseball cap, etc). SFT provides the same revolver used in the exam during training, so you have ample opportunity to practice and prepare for your exam.

All of our firearm courses include live fire at the range, and a large variety/inventory of firearms. Our costs includes all the guns, ammo, & training equipment needed. You don’t need to bring anything, just yourself, family, & a few friends! 🙂 **Military, Law Enforcement, Fire, & EMT personnel get 25% off**

If you have any questions about the course, please contact myself; Pierre Salomon at 857-523-0776, FB inbox, or info@salomonfirearms.com




Brewery Yoga with Erin Madore – Sept 29th @ Dorchester Brewing Company
Sep 29 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for another fun Brewery Yoga event hosted by Erin Madore, local Yoga Teacher & Personal Trainer.

Enjoy 60 minutes of stretching and strengthening through a vinyasa style yoga class (good for all levels) and then toast the occasion with 2 5-oz Dorchester Brewing Co beer samples of your choice. Afterwards stay and enjoy some beer and games (and feel free to bring your own food and snacks!).

Please arrive about 10 minutes early and bring your own yoga mat. Open to all levels of experience and ability.

Cost is $20 for Yoga + 2 flight beer tasting.
You must be 21+ to attend this event. No refunds.
Only 30 spots available so sign up now!


Refuse Fascism at the Beantown Jazz Festival
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Refuse Fascism will be at the The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival
Volunteers! Needed – We Need Volunteers to staff our table, to be part of interactive skits and to reach out to the thousands of people who will be at the Jazz Festival.

The 2018 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, on Columbus Avenue, west of Massachusetts Avenue, for six blocks to Burke Street.

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is Boston’s biggest block party—a free, annual, outdoor public concert that has delighted hundreds of thousands of music lovers over the years with its host of jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove performances, along with KidsJam, an instrument petting zoo, and an array of food vendors. Each year, the festival is the place to be in Boston on the last Saturday of September as the community comes together in a bond forged in the joy of great live music and Refuse Fascism will be there.


JP FLEA (outdoor market) @ Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm


Saturday 9/29, 12-5pm
Sunday 9/30, 12-5pm

OUTDOOR ONLY (Classes will be going on inside the school)

The JP FLEA is back and better than ever at a new location! We’re honored to be hosted by Boston’s historic and inspiring Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts (www.EliotSchool.org), who has been serving this community for over 300 years!

As always the JP Flea features 60+ local and Latin American artists, vintage and antique dealers, small businesses and various artisans from the area. This time we’ll be featuring some locally owned repair services in the Jamaica Plain area via our side project Mendi’s Boston (www.MendisBoston.com). Mendi’s is all about helping people invest in what they have, while getting tuned into their locally owned resources.

art + zines + local repair services + gifts + handmade knits + records + vintage clothing + handprinted cards + jewelry + local raw honey + herbal wellness + teas + books + henna tattoos + pottery + succulents + prints + t shirts + candles + home decor + crystals + antiques + tarot card readings + more!

●Abby Neale (Boston, MA) AbbyNeale.com
●AgriCULTture (Jamaica Plain, MA) www.katieleemansfield.com
●Ankana (Jamaica Plain, MA)
●Beverly Bees (Beverly, MA) BeverlyBees.com
●Bikes Not Bombs’ Chain Reaction Bike Shop (Jamaica Plain, MA) BikesNotBombs.org
●Boston Hassle (Boston, MA) BostonHassle.com
●Buzzin’ Fly Thrift (Boston, MA) BuzzinFlyThrift.com
●Chloe + Isabel (Brockton, MA)
●Chloe Silverberg (Tucson, AZ) @ChloeSilverberg
●The Clack (Cambridge, MA) ItsTheClack.com
●Curaleaf (Hanover, MA) MA.CuraLeaf.com
●Cyclical in Nature (Boston, MA) CyclicalinNature.com
●Eliot School (Jamaica Plain, MA)
●Goddess Cecilia (Jamaica Plain, MA) GoddessCecilia.com
●Gracie Makes Things (Brighton, MA) GracieMakesThings.etsy.com/
●Hajosy Arts (Canton, MA) HajosyArts.com
●Holy Crow (Salem, MA) HolyCrowArt.com
●Inanna Anointments (Boston, MA)
●Ink Forgotten (Jamaica Plain, MA) EliPortman.com
●The Jellyfish Lady (Beverly, MA)TaylorPopek.com
●Just Enough Nonsense (Somerville, MA) JustEnoughNonsense.com
●Kitsch Collins (Medford, MA) KitschCollins.com
●La Piñata (Jamaica Plain, MA) LaPinata.org
●Lexi’s Tree Fort (Somerville, MA) LexisTreeFort.com
●Light of Days Records (Jamaica Plain, MA) Facebook.com/Lightofdayrecords
●M.M. Tailoring & Alterations (Quincy, MA)
●Mandalas by Mora (Marshfield, MA) Etsy.com/shop/MandalasByMora
●Market Bag Lady (Jamaica Plain, MA) Etsy.com/people/LeeJacintho
●MERCH MERCH MERCH (Boston, MA) MerchMerchMerch.club
●Mud Artz (Newtonville, MA) Etsy.com/shop/MudHedz
●Noah Grigni (Brookline, MA) NoahGrigni.com
●Ody’s Fashion (Roslindale, MA)
●Oge Mercy Mesumbe (Boston, MA)
●OgopogoLand (Brookline, MA) Ogopogo.land
●Omaha Beach Reads (Allston, MA) @OmahaBeachReads
●Over It Studio (Somerville, MA) Etsy.com/shop/overitstudio
●Paisley Mamma Vintage (Somerville, MA) PaisleyMammaVintage.com
●Pan + Scan Illustration (Somerville, MA) Etsy.com/shop/PanandScan
●Planet Uhuru – Revolutionary Apparel (Boston, MA) PlanetUhuru.com
●Pure Haven with Megan (Centerville, MA) PureHavenEssentials.com/mroller
●Sarah Dudek Paintings and Prints (Somerville, MA) Etsy.com/shop/SarahDudekPaints
●Scope Apparel (Jamaica Plain, MA) ScopeApparel.com
●Second Sun Creatives (Jamaica Plain, MA) @SecondSunCreatives
●Slow Process (Jamaica Plain, MA/Burlington, VT) Slow-Process.com
●Squishy Sandwich Art (Boston, MA) Facebook.com/SquishySandwich
●Sugin Textile (Boston, MA) SuginTextiles.com
●Truth Serum Productions (Jamaica Plain, MA) TruthSerum.org/utilities.html
●THANKYOU_Sean (Somerville, MA) SeanPatrickWatroba.com
●Truth Serum Productions (Jamaica Plain, MA) TruthSerum.org/utilities.html
●Vagabundo Studios (Jamaica Plain, MA) Etsy.com/VagabundoStudio
●Vizion Productions (Boston, MA) IGotVizion.com
●Vivant Vintage and The Traveling Spectacular (Allston, MA) VivantVintage.com
●Wishbone (Auburn, ME) Etsy.com/shop/wishboneME
●Zipper Hospital (Brookline, MA) ZipperHospital.com

Apply at www.JPflea.com/become-a-vendor
Space is $20-80

Parking in JP is FREE! Get there early to find a spot. The Eliot School is located right between Jamaica Pond and the JP Monument (on Centre Street & South St). There are 2 entrances to the Eliot School yard, one on Eliot St and another on Holbrook St.

SEEK + FIND BOSTON is a community event organizer and soon-to-be free zine series guiding you to all that is free and affordable in Boston, MA.

THE ELIOT SCHOOL cultivates welcoming environments where people convene across a continuum of age, economic means and backgrounds to build skills, craftsmanship and community. Its offerings satisfy the human desires to create, engage in self-expression and learn by doing, and its vision builds upon the school’s historic role in shaping education in fine and applied arts.

MENDI’S BOSTON offers alternatives to the ‘throw-away’ industry by featuring local repair services, designers, artisans and dealers of built-to-last, quality goods through our events and publications. www.MendisBoston.com


Fall Back in Love @ Long Haul Gallery Norwood Space Center 83 Morse st Norwood Ma
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fall Back In Love group Art show. To Love and loose to Fall Back in Love again, Love is our strongest emotion, love can hold us together or it can tear us from each other. Come and see art works inspired by Love, Loss and Falling back.
art works by;
Adam O’Day
Alvan Long
ASa Brebner
Felipe Ortiz
Dug McCormack
Duncan Reid
Pete Cosmos
Celeste Hanlon
Chuck McNally
Ian Insanity
Merk Those
Rod Webber
Jarva Town
Crazy Trevor


El Antillano screening with director Tito Román @ La Galería
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

EL ANTILLANO es “un documental de hechura puertorriqueña sobre la vida de Ramón Emeterio Betances…dirigida y concebida por Tito Román Rivera, la película es un collage de medios que incluyen el dibujo, la ilustración y la animación de forma muy efectiva para trasladarnos desde Cabo Rojo, cuna del prócer, a Santo Domingo, Cuba, Haití y Francia, los lugares desde los que esta figura cimera se preocupó por el destino político de Puerto Rico…”– 80 grados.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=HEByT0wghBw

The film will be screened in Spanish, in partnership with Eglestone Square Main Street as part of Diasporican Film Series. Stay after the movie for special talk with the director, Tito Román.

See the rest of our fall arts calendar here: bit.ly/fall18arts


LavaLamp Release Concert @ Opus
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:00 am

I am hosting a concert with some of my favorite local artists to celebrate the release of my latest solo album LavaLamp! It will be at Opus Underground in Salem which is one of my favorite places to perform and will probably be my best performance to date. I hope you can come through for what will surely be a great night! #FeelGoodFeelGreat

$10 at the door

Sway Casey
Michelle La Poetica
Nick Shea
Jonny Silva
Kyle Goldstein
& more

Hosted by Mr.PSA and D.j. Slipwax


200th Anniversary Fireworks Sponsored by Eastern Bank @ Topsfield Fair
Sep 29 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us for our 200th Anniversary Fireworks sponsored by Eastern Bank!

Purchase your tickets to this year’s Topsfield Fair today!

*Raindate: Sunday, September 30th


The best time ever! at The Midway Cafe @ Midway Cafe
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 12:30 am

21+ 5$ Cover

the Deep State
The Wood Floors
Thomas Knight
Floor People
The Basement Sessions


Emerson Blanquerna Global Summit 2018 @ The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm

The 4th Emerson-Blanquerna Global Summit, sponsored by the Center for Global Communication, will explore topics in Politics, Propaganda & Strategic Diplomacy globally through polls, case studies, campaign strategies, sports and entertainment, creative projects, election outcomes, and international relations practices. Located in the heart of American politics at the Capitol Building Visitor Center in Washington D.C., the event will bring together academic and governmental leaders, industry professionals, and college students from six continents. Attendees will delve into political, diplomatic and communication strategies and tactics at the local, national, and international levels – learning, sharing, and redefining best practices.

Attendance to the Emerson-Blanquerna Global Summit is FREE. Paid tickets are for gala and reception.


Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground Experience at OSMH @ Old South Meeting House
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Bowery Boston presents
Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground Experience
An Evening of Intimate Insight

doors 8pm / all ages / $49.50 adv, $52 dos
Tickets on sale Fri. 8/10 at noon!

Tom Morello is hitting the road with his highly anticipated collaborative album “The Atlas Underground” and giving fans an intimate, exclusive opportunity to hear it in its entirety before it’s released! Select fans will get the chance to share a drink with Tom as he tells behind-the-scenes stories about the making of his forthcoming record with famed collaborators like Marcus Mumford, Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Jr., Big Boi, Bassnectar, and more. Every ticket comes with a copy of the new record.


Birthday Ass, Imelda Marcos (CHI), AD.UL.T @ Deep Thoughts JP
Oct 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Birthday Ass

Imelda Marcos (CHI)


8:30pm @Deep Thoughts in JP
all shows “start” at 8:30 and ask a $5-$10 donation for musicians

9.14 (and every Friday) Grateful Dead Family Night w/ Owsley’s Owls

9.23 (Sunday) Father Murphy (Italy), Hypnogogue, Ivory Glass Towers

10.4 (Thursday) Birthday Ass, Imelda Marcos, AD.UL.T

10.6 (Saturday) BUGS AND RATS, In Heat, TRIM, Dog

10.13 (Saturday) Mountain Movers, Bong Wish, Ash & Herb

10.14 (Sunday at 3pm) The Natvral (Kip Berman from the Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Tallies


Milford Pumpkin Festival 2018 @ Milford Pumpkin Festival
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – Oct 7 @ 10:00 pm

Welcome to the official Milford Pumpkin Festival 2018 event page. Please stay tuned for information on activities, performances, merchants and more!
This years festival is hosted by the Granite Town Festivities Committee!


Purses with Purpose
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm

With Colder Weather just around the corner, Let’s Be the Change. Let’s help those less fortunate by filling purses with much-needed items.
Once we have gathered purses and backpacks and filled them we can get together and hand them out.

If you can find it in your hearts to donate any of the following, it would be so appreciated. Thank you all for your help and your love and and support with this project.
Feminine products, gallon baggies, tissues, toothbrush/paste, alcohol-free mouthwash, tissues, baby wipes, mittens, hats, whistles, chap stick, small flashlights, gift cards, lotions, aspirin, shampoo/conditioner, band-aides, hairbrushes, combs, hair ties, Q-Tips, emery boards, socks, scarves, gum, hard candies, safety pins, bobby pins, barrettes.

Please no bath salts or cubes, although they are a nice thought, the women do not have access to a bathtub being homeless.
Thank you again for helping these women, if you could see how much they appreciate it you would understand why this is a beautiful way of paying it forward


Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Fall Festival 2018 @ Olympia's Zorba Music Hall
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Fall Festival 2018

7:30 p.m. Brian Hassett Road Show. Zorba’s Music Hall. Brian, author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac” returns to Lowell with his theatrical readings and comedic storytelling.

8:30 p.m. Jazz and Jack—David Amram and Musicians. Zorba’s Music Hall. Following Brian, an evening of jazz with David Amram, Kevin Twigg, and Rene Hart.



Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 12:30 am

BAD NEWS ~~~ Club Bohemia will STOP having live bands after SEPT 1st. The downstairs of =Cantab will just have recorded music and one admission will allow patrons to go up and downstairs — BUMMER — Thanks , Mickey! ——I need to move two shows somewhere else if possible —–OCT 5 ~~~Fireking-GLiDER~Thigh Scrapers-Trusty Sidekick ———–AND Nov 10 The FU’s-GLiDER-Classic Ruins- ScrewCart——–Cal


Cal Cali Presents:
Fireking ~ 11:30 ~end
GLiDER ~ 10:30 ~ 11:15
TheThighScrapers ~ 9:45-10:15
Trusty Sidekick ~ 9:00 -9:30
Club Bohemia is back rockin’ better than ever !
We like the tables being moved out and the new lighting !

Anthony Kaczynski ~ vocal, guitar
Drew Morrison ~ guitar, vocal
John Sheeran ~ bass
Jonathan Screnci ~ drums

(live July 13,2018)
Cal Cali ~ vocal, drums
ALvin Jones ~ guitar
Mikey G.- bass, vocal
Captain Easychord ~ keys, vocal

profile -pls ‘like” us here–https://www.facebook.com/Glider.Boston/

youtube (live June 23, 2018 )
The Thigh Scrapers
Brian Young ~ vocal
Jimmy James ~ guitar,vocal
Joe Moir ~ bass, vocal
Scott Kenyon-drums
group page — https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThighScrapers/
Trusty Sidekick
Tim Carey
Chris Foley
Anthony Kaczynski
Tom Mattos
John Mulrooney
Trick Wallace

profile- https://www.facebook.com/Trusty-Sidekick-181104891942872/


Boston Marches for Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Boston Marches for Indigenous Peoples Day!
Boston – and the rest of Massachusetts, too – needs to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and abolish Columbus Day. Please join this Indigenous-led rally and march. Share with your friends, too!


Cure for Pain 25th Ann. Celebration feat. Vapors of Morphine 6pm @ Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts was one of Morphine’s earliest gigs and one of Mark Sandman’s favorite places to play. So it is only fitting that Vapors of Morphine reprise their highly successful live Cure for Pain show at the Middle East. The band will be performing the classic Morphine album in it’s entirety, again featuring Jimmy Ryan, Ken Winokur (who both appeared on the album) and Evan Harriman (Orchestra Morphine). (This is an 18+ event, so we welcome some of our younger audience members!)


Social Distortion @ House of Blues Boston
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

More info and tickets at http://cncrt.ly/slh


Cure for Pain 25th Ann. Celebration feat. Vapors of Morphine @ Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts was one of Morphine’s earliest gigs and one of Mark Sandman’s favorite places to play. So it is only fitting that Vapors of Morphine reprise their highly successful live Cure for Pain show at the Middle East. The band will be performing the classic Morphine album in it’s entirety, again featuring Jimmy Ryan, Ken Winokur (who both appeared on the album) and Evan Harriman (Orchestra Morphine). (This is an 18+ event, so we welcome some of our younger audience members!)


HONK! Parade! @ Davis Square
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

JOIN US TO HOOP (and march) in HONK! Parade!

One of our all tme favorite community and Hoop community events!
This years parade will be on October 7th! Please arrive at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 7 in the parking lots at Herbert and Day Streets in Davis Square, Somerville (https://goo.gl/maps/Sx11xxaqJy42). Look for other hoopers!

This years costuming: ALL POLKA DOTS! color, size, variation does not matter, however you want to Polka-Dot is up to you!

Group Choreography! We did a group piece a few years ago and it was great! We will post a video with the choreography below. Be sure to follow along so we can do it again this year!
This will be ALL LEVELS and everyone is invited.

We look forward to this being the BIGGEST BESTEST HOOP PRESENCE EVER!!!!

Afterwards we often go out for drinks in Harvard Sq. Hope you will join us!


Demystifying Cannabis
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This is event is not open to the public. You must RSVP to attend. Contact Melissa Bouchard, Laury Lucien, or Maggie Kinsella for more info or read the details below! Seating is limited.

This event offers an exclusive networking opportunity to Economic Empowerment Applicants & Investors in Massachusetts Cannabis industry. This new-to-being-legal market needs some demystifying in several areas. Capital is hard to come by because few banking institutions & investors are willing to work with canna-businesses. Attorneys & Realtors can provide answers to questions like, how does zoning work? How do town policies reflect state regulations & are they different?

If you are an Economic Empowerment Applicant who received confirmation from the CCC of approval, please contact the organizers through the event link.

If you would like to support communities disproportionately impacted by prohibition by sponsoring this event, please see the proposal here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-lX8AtjFiM-krKkljlY5Kk3bLh7yveT1


Stomp out Cancer! A Benefit Show for Cheryl Giedrowicz. @ Waterfront Tavern
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Benefit for Cheryl Giedrowicz, My mother. Longtime LPN, previously worked with the VA but now at The Soldiers Home in Holyoke. She needs our help to cover some expenses due to a recent cancer diagnosis causing her to not be able to work. With a stacking pile of medical bills and an upcoming surgery I decided to have this Benefit. Some of my best friends came together and their bands will be providing entertainment. Raffles and a free Buffet! Spread the word! Donations of raffle prizes is greatly accepted. Contact Dannk Ane(me)! Much love.

$10 suggested donation.

All ages. Under 18 needs a guardian. 21+ with valid ID to drink.

Cash Bar.

The Prozacs
Ringo Kelly (ft. Colin of The Damaged)
Writing In The Skies
The Volstead Act
Wretched Hive

Acoustic Sets by

Luke Wolfgang
Tanner Olge

A homemade all you can eat buffet will be provided!

Raffles so far include

Cannabis Basket
Craft Beer Basket
Meat Raffle
Mixed Media Basket
And more tba.



Nothing w/ Swirlies, Big Bite, Smut at The Sinclair @ The Sinclair
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Bowery Boston presents
Big Bite

doors 6:30pm / 18+ / $16 adv, $18 dos
Tickets on sale Fri. 6/8 at 10am!


Count Viglione at Lee Lundy Open Mic Sundays Central Square @ Cantab Lounge
Oct 7 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

After a fun show at the C Note on Labor Day 9/1/18 members of Love and Flame return with Count Joe Viglione to the Cantab Lounge, one of the first rooms that we played back in the early 1970s. Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground and other fun covers mixed in with originals will be on the menu at one of the greatest dive bars in the history of the planet.


Fall Open House at MFA Boston
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy free admission and special events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s annual Fall Open House—and Fenway Culture Boston’s 17th annual Opening Our Doors Day!

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, salsa alongside Metamovements Latin Dance Company and Silent Rhythms Dance instructors and enjoy the music of the Sociedad Latina youth alumni band. Colombian-American artist Natalia Arbelaez, whose work celebrates immigrant stories and Latin American culture, will showcase her art and lead talks with visitors. A wide selection of art-making activities, spotlight talks and tours will also be offered throughout the day.

Fall Open House is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial. Fall Open House programming made possible by The Lowell Institute.


SOLD OUT: Liz Phair w/ Speedy Ortiz at Royale @ Royale
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Bowery Boston presents
Liz Phair
Speedy Ortiz

doors 8:30pm / 18+ / SOLD OUT


Sensi Night Boston 10.9.18 @ Royale
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

You’re invited to join us in Boston on October 9th! ~ Sensi Nights are flourishing across the US, come and see for yourself!

Sensi Nights are free events that offer you the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with local like-minded thought leaders. Events are held in a relaxed, comfortable environment where you can learn about the most progressive services and products, expand your network and create new friends and opportunities. Be social, have fun and learn!

RSVP yourself and all of your friends for FREE!

Join your favorite Boston companies who will have representatives on site to answer all of your product and brand questions.

*Must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter the venue. This is a non-consumption event. Illegal items and outside alcohol is not permitted. Please be responsible.


The Boxer Rebellion w/ no hope/no harm at The Sinclair @ The Sinclair
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Bowery Boston presents
The Boxer Rebellion
no hope/no harm

doors 7pm / 18+ / $20
Tickets on sale Fri. 4/20 at noon!


Fully Celebrated Orchestra with special guests Hambone Skinny @ Midway Cafe
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 2:00 am

$5.00, Doors at 8:00 PM, 21+
Adv tickets: https://midwaycafe.com/our/details?id=104070

– Fully Celebrated Orchestra: https://youtu.be/VYIZMG0Jqx0
– Hambone Skinny

The Midway Cafe
3496 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130