Ⓐctivate Calendar 

Social Justice – Activism – Politics




Currently, 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.

Troll 2 2017 US Summer Tour
Jun 22 @ 12:00 am – Jul 6 @ 12:00 am

Oh, hello, I didn’t see you come in. But it’s cool, I’m glad you’re here, I have important news. My band is going on tour in a couple of weeks and I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be our first national tour. From June 21st to July 15th we’re gonna be driving all over this big stupid country, spreading our “very passionate” and “surprisingly listenable” sounds wherever we go.

Read the full news article here:


6/22 – NYC – Lantern Hall – 8pm

6/23 – Scranton – Irish Wolf Pub – 9pm

6/25 – Kansas City – The Hive – 7pm

6/26 – Boulder – Radish Collective – 8pm

6/27 – Spearfish – Moonshine Gulch – 7pm

6/29 – Index – Private Party

6/30 – Seattle – Blue Moon Tavern – 9pm

7/1 – Portland – Annares Infoshop and Community Space – 8pm

7/2 – Portland – Ash Street Saloon – 8pm

7/4 – Bend – Private Party

7/5 – Oakland – The Stork Club – 7pm

7/6 – LA – Private Showcase

7/7 – Phoenix – The Trunk Space – 7pm

7/8 – El Moro – Inscription Rock Trading Post & Coffee Co – 7pm

7/10 – Austin – The Sidewinder – 7:30pm

7/11 – Lafayette – Steam Press Cafe – 8pm

7/12 – Nashville – Bobby’s Idle Hour – 9pm

7/13 – Lynchburg – Kegney Brothers Pub
More TBA

7/14 – York – Skid Row Garage – 7:30pm

7/15 – Amherst
More TBA


Hearing for Unknown Reason? @ John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Marty’s trial judge, the Honorable Nathaniel Gorton, has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday June 27th at 3PM, but we’re not entirely sure why. It is a bit outside the norm for a trial judge to pre-emptively file a hearing before motions have been filed. Since we don’t know what’s going on, it would be especially nice for Marty to look into the gallery and see a lot of supporters. Press conference to follow…also for unknown reason.


Automatic Voter Registration Lobby Day @ Boston State House
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

It may be a trainwreck in Washington DC, but here in Massachusetts we have a tremendous opportunity to advance democracy by passing Automatic Voter Registration. With more than 100 legislative cosponsors, the campaign is off to a great start!

But we won’t be able to get this critical reform over the finish line without a huge outpouring of citizen support.

Joining us for Automatic Voter Registration lobby day at the State House on June 28th from 9:30-noon is a great way to show that you care about democracy.

What is lobby day? It’s a day when members of the public (like you!) meet with representatives at the State House to explain to them why Automatic Voter Registration is so essential here in Massachusetts. We will spend an hour teaching you the tips and tricks to speaking with legislators, then schedule meetings throughout the afternoon for you to sit face to face with your representatives.

Automatic Voter Registration shifts voter registration from an opt-in to an opt-out system. If passed, every eligible citizen who goes to the RMV, and other state voter registration agencies, would be automatically registered to vote, unless they decline.
This will minimize paper forms and data-entry errors, and maximizing accuracy, security and most importantly – register more voters.

It has been passed by Oregon, California, Vermont, Alaska, Connecticut, West Virginia and Washington, D.C! In Oregon, the reform registered 250,000 new voters in the first six months—most of whom voted in November! In Massachusetts, once the reform is in place, 700,000 new voters could be registered. That’s good for democracy and good for our state.

Joining us for lobby day is a great way to show that you care about public participation in politics. Without a huge showing of support, it may be hard to get the legislature to pay attention. Your presence would mean a lot to bringing the attention to the issue—the kind of attention it deserves.


A Conversation/Exhibit about Transportation Infrastructure @ Workbar Cambridge
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CONDEMBTA: A Conversation and Exhibit about Public Transportation Infrastructure and Priorities in Greater Boston

Featuring the photography of Derek Kouyoumjian and a panel discussion with leading transit experts and activists

Produced by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (binjonline.org)

In partnership with INVESTNOW (investnowma.org)

Wednesday, June 28 at 6pm

Workbar Cambridge, 45 Prospect St., Central Sq.

Light hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine served

CONDEMBTA is a feature photojournalism project highlighting deteriorating MBTA infrastructure in Greater Boston. Produced by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and photographer Derek Kouyoumjian, the project will include print and online features, as well as a public photography exhibit and panel discussion to move the conversation about transit priorities forward.

We obviously want you to come to the event on June 28, but in the meantime please share all your pics of crumbling MBTA bridges and dilapidated trains on social media using the hashtag #CONDEMBTA. The more horrifying, the better.

To bring Kouyoumjian’s work past the page, BINJ and project sponsor INVESTNOW will host an event at Workbar Cambridge (45 Prospect St., Central Square) on Wednesday, June 28 at 6pm. Members of the public will have a chance to see projected images and prints up close, and to commiserate with fellow T riders about the utterly dilapidated state of many Massachusetts tracks, stations, and trains. The event will feature a short interview with Kouyoumjian, followed by a panel discussion with leading transit experts and activists. Complimentary food and beer will be served.

A native of Dorchester living in Somerville, Derek Kouyoumjian is one of the most active and creatively agile photographers in Greater Boston. Having shot everything from breaking news, to portraits, to food and nightlife for publications including the Boston Phoenix, Boston Business Journal, Boston Magazine, and the Boston Metro, for which he regularly snaps cover photos, Derek’s versatile eye is complemented by his immense knowledge of the cityscapes and people of Mass. He also shoots abroad, including recent trips to the United Arab Emirates and Cuba, and has worked with private clients including the Gardner Museum and Huntington Theatre Company.

The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism produces bold reporting on issues related to social justice, and cultivates writers and multimedia producers to assist in that role. BINJ supports independent publications in various reportorial and organizational capacities, collaborates with partners on sustainable journalism and civic engagement initiatives, and aims to empower promising muckrakers with training and professional compensation.



District 7 City Council Candidate Forum @ United South End Settlements
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hosted by the Boston NAACP, the Boston Wards 4, 8, and 9 Democratic Committees, Claremont Neighborhood Association, Fenway CDC, the RoxVote Coalition, Rutland Square Association, and the South End Business Alliance.

Moderator: Yawu Miller of the Bay State Banner

On Tuesday, September 26, and Tuesday, November 7, the future of Boston will be in your hands. Know your choices!

District 7 is one of three open and contested City Council races this year. All 13 verified candidates have been invited to attend.


Carrie Nation’s Summer Gin Series @ Carrie Nation Cocktail Club
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Starting Thursday, June 29th, we will be hosting our Gin Series in the Speakeasy. Full Gin & Tonic Menus and Gin Flights will be available and each Thursday we will feature a different Gin for you to try!


Protest at Speaker Bob DeLeo’s house, KILL the BILL!
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As House Speaker Bob Deleo has shown true disdain for the voters with his rewrite of the marijuana law, we’ve decided to stage a protest outside his home.

5 Eleanor Ct, Winthrop 02152

Join us, bring signs, cameras, media, handouts (education) and friends!
THURSDAY NIGHT, 6/29/17, 6pm.


Future-a-oke! At the Armory! @ Arts at the Armory
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Future-a-oke is the open mic about the future– with live band accompaniment!

Join us! You’re invited to:
– speak (or sing) your thoughts about the future
– read something about the future that you’ve written beforehand
– read some future-y printouts we’ll have on hand

Go ahead, free your inner Nostrodamus. We’ve got your back.

The Future-a-oke Family (Ian Kovac, Neil Horsky, Scott Mizrachi & Tim Devin).

Questions? Contact Tim at tdevin@yahoo.com


Winter Island Pop Up drive In Beetlejuice @ Winter Island
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services

Food by Bambolina
Cookies by Goodnight Fatty
Snacks by Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services
Music and sound by Upsidemedia, LLC
Lighting and lasers by Retonica


City Dance Party @ City of Cambridge (Official)
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

On Friday, June 30, join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather on Massachusetts Avenue in front of Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Ave.) for the City’s annual Dance Party. Mass. Ave., between Prospect and Bigelow streets, will be closed to traffic during the event. The City Dance Party is free and open to the public. MBTA: Red Line to Central Square.

The annual dance extravaganza with DJ spun music is a special opportunity for the entire Cambridge community to celebrate summer. After dark, colorful lights will be launched, adding to the magic of the evening. Photo: David Kong

PLEASE NOTE: MBTA #1 Bus Line will terminate in Central Square at 6 p.m. and is expected to resume full service by Midnight. (Take the Red Line subway to travel between Central & Harvard Squares). Closest subway stop to the Dance Party is Central Square, then two blocks to City Hall.
Photo: David Kong.

For more information, email mcarvello@cambridgema.gov.


El gran mitote and friends @ Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Jun 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

El gran mitote and friends are one of the five bands participating in the rock in spanish fest organized by Rockadencia on June 30th at Middle east upstairs.
Doors open at 7
Camino N Exceso 8-8:30
Krönika 8:45-9:30
El Gran Mitote 9:45-10:30
Panadictos 10:45-11:30
Dioniso 11:45-12:30

Tickets $20 at the door and $10 en la preventa.


7.1 Queer Prisoner Support | Allston @ Swissbäkers
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Assimilation of white queers into mainstream society through military service, prison administration, and marriage is pinkwashing of the racist, transphobic, xenophobic, and queerphobic structure of the US.

This 4th of July weekend, spend a few hours supporting your incarcerated family! Then join us for Black and Pink F*ck the 4th & Volunteer Appreciation Beach Day! on Tuesday, if you have the day off.

NOTE: We end at 2 pm this week because Swissbakers is changing their hours for a few weeks. Normal hours resume 7/22!

Join us for wholesome work, mouthy community, and lots of love.

***Please bring a laptop and your charger.***

If you can’t bring a laptop, please come anyway (we’d appreciate if you comment that you’ll be coming without a computer). You can participate meaningfully in writing birthday and Pride cards to our incarcerated family.

12-3 pm
EVERY Saturday
Swissbakers in Allston

this location is wheelchair accessible
about 2 minutes from the the 66, 86, and immediately off the 70/70a bus routes
CHILDREN ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND and can participate in outreach by drawing on cards
There is a gender neutral, wheelchair accessible bathroom with a changing table
There is a parking lot with wheelchair accessible spots

We will:
– read mail from our incarcerated family and get them signed up for our newsletter and penpal service
– share stories and words from the mail we read
– write birthday cards to incarcerated folks in MA and around the country
– type up newsletter and zine submissions

And we’ll make space to talk about our pen-pals, prison abolition under a Trump administration, killing queer characters, institutional racism, alcohol companies exploiting a vulnerable population at Pride, and other topics for polite conversation.

We host two other drop ins weekly:
Sundays, 3-6 pm, at Encuentro 5 Downtown (not wheelchair accessible)
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain (wheelchair accessible)


Mega Bog / Lina Tullgren / Iji / Sun Young @ Deep Thoughts JP
Jul 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Mega Bog

Lina Tullgren


Sun Young

$10, All Ages

Presented by Illegally Blind. For upcoming events, please check https://www.facebook.com/IllegallyBlindPresents/events.


Thelma and The Sleaze, Julie Rhodes, PowerSlut @ Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm

$ 10.00 / Age 18 And Up

18 w/Valid I.D. NO I.D.=NO ADMISSION
Additional Info:
The Middle East Presents: Thelma and the Sleaze, JulieRhodes,Powerslut- 18+, $10, 8PM


2017 Anti-Imperialist Picnic
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Times are now set.

4th of July jingoism got you down?
Not feeling red white and blue?
Left cold by summertime glorifications of militarism and empire?
Bring your loved ones and friends to the annual Anti-Imperialist Picnic!

Meet Boston’s Anti-Imperialist Activists
Celebrate Independence for All Peoples
Build the Movement for World Peace

Charles River Park, Boston (Allston)

We always have two grills going. One for vegans and another for
conventional food.

Play Frisbee / Futbol
Sing along to English and Spanish radical folk songs
Have Fun!

We will be there early to stake out a picnic table and set up.
Look for our banners.

Please consider asking your organization to
endorse and bring food or beverages to share!

Directions: Head west on Soldiers Field Road. After the Eliot Bridge,
the Charles river will be on your right. Look for the first parking area
to pull off the road. We will be near the Kayak rental area.
If you are coming by public transportation, take bus 70 to Western Ave. and Everett St. It’s about a 10 minute walk. Go down Everett St and turn right at Soldiers Field Road.


Window Horses: Films in the Garden @ Egleston Square Peace Garden
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, Window Horses is a feature animation about love—love of family, poetry, history, culture.

Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather go to Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians who tell her stories that force her to confront her past: the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of poetry itself. The film is about building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It’s about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.

This is a film filled with poetry and stories. While the narrative of the film is presented in one particular style, the poems and histories are created by different artists, to both accentuate and blend the myriad differences in cultures, philosophies, time frames and poetry. It is a film about identity and the imagination.


What to the Slave is 4th of July? A Community Reading @ Egleston Square Main Street
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

What to the Slave is 4th of July? A Reading
Robert Lawson Place in Egleston Square
(Corner of Washington St & Columbus Ave)

Egleston Square Main Street invite all to the 2nd annual Egleston Square reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous Fourth of July address, The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro.

David Blight called Douglass’ Fourth of July address “abolition’s rhetorical masterpiece.” Here’s an excerpt from that famous Douglass’ speech:

“Fellow citizens, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today? What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?”

Please email Luis@eglestonsquare.org if interested in reading.


Two Twenty: A Stand-Up Comedy Showcase! @ Dorset Hall
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Justin P. Drew presents Two Twenty at Dorset Hall in Dorchester!

Two Twenty is a new monthly comedy show featuring two co-headliners doing twenty minute long sets each, a unique format that allows comedians both older and newer an opportunity to stretch their legs!

July 6th features Sarah Martin & J Smitty!

Sarah Martin

A woman, but certainly not a lady. Sarah gives her sardonic perspective on life with some extra sass. Using her vitality and dry wit she has been building a name for herself in the comedy world by being real… and a riot.
Sarah has been lucky enough to open for some of her favorites like Bill Burr, Rich Vos and Kelly MacFarland and aspires to be the next character on ‘Orange is the New Black’, so if anyone has any contacts, let her know.

J Smitty

J Smitty is a Boston based comedian and writer. J’s humor and point of view stem from awkward situations, racial humor and misdirection. Along with his use of many impressions Smitty will find a way to have you laughing or groaning (either will do). J has performed in the 2015 Boston Comedy Festival, the 2016 Crosstown Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the 2017 March Comedy Madness. He’s not the comedian we want, he’s the comedian we deserve.

Also featuring sets by Pamela Ross, Ryan Ellington, Terence Pennington and Sarah Francis.

Doors open at 7, show starts at 8PM sharp and tickets are $5 and can be purchased right here or on the night of the show!

Dorset Hall
367 Neponset Ave
Dorchester MA


Yoga For Scoliosis – Part One // Elise Miller @ Down Under School of Yoga
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm

Elise Miller presents her internationally acclaimed workshop on working with scoliosis. This workshop is designed to present information and experience in the ways that Iyengar Yoga can be used to meet the challenges of scoliosis. We will include an anatomical background on scoliosis, identify each participant’s scoliosis, and discuss cause and effect as well as psychological consequences of scoliosis. Participants will learn optimal yoga postures for scoliosis as well as how to adapt specific yoga postures to their scoliosis. By combining the yoga postures with breathing awareness, one can develop more structural alignment of the body and become more symmetrical and balanced. Through yoga, one can find the balance point that allows the scoliosis curve to coexist with gravity and activates the body’s natural plumb line.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone with scoliosis whether he/she is currently a yoga student or not. Teachers are also urged to attend to gain knowledge and be more skillful when assisting their students with scoliosis.

On Friday, Elise will discuss the physical and psychological causes and effects of scoliosis and identify different patterns of scoliosis.

On Saturday & Sunday, Elise will introduce the most beneficial poses for scoliosis. Adjustments and props will be used to assist participants to work with their individual scoliosis. Emphasis will be on lengthening the spine and aligning the body with breath awareness in beginning yoga poses. Participants will continue to learn to work with their particular scoliosis with a variety of yoga poses including standing poses, back strengtheners, twists, inversions and forward bends.

Do you have an interest in becoming certified as a “Yoga for Scoliosis” Trainer? The Yoga for Scoliosis “Part 1” workshop would fulfill the first 10 hours of the 20 hours required to get started on the Elise Browning Miller “Yoga for Scoliosis” Training program.


Main Fader, Jennifer Vanilla, !@#$%, Grutch at Deep Thoughts JP @ Deep Thoughts JP
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 8 @ 12:30 am

Property Materials and Deep Thoughts JP presents:

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Main Fader .. https://soundcloud.com/mainfader/live-micahs-memorial

Jennifer Vanilla .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9MIDVNBbKs

!@#$% .. https://soundcloud.com/generalexpletive/live

J Bagist .. http://propertytapes.com

Grutch .. https://soundcloud.com/grutch-2/kosmiche-straling


Doors at 8ish, sets start promptly at 9p

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Opening Night at Tanglewood @ Koussevitzky Music Shed
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets on sale now!

Opening Night at Tanglewood
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra open their 2017 Tanglewood season Friday, July 7, with a gala performance of Mahler’s grand, deeply emotional, and ultimately triumphant Symphony No. 2, Resurrection. Soprano Malin Christensson (in her Tanglewood debut) and mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink join Mr. Nelsons and the orchestra, along with the all-volunteer Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Malin Christensson, soprano
Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus


Boston Pizza Festival @ Boston City Hall
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Boston Pizza Festival is a 2-day outdoor festival featuring live music, food, wine and giveaways. If you’re not a pizza snob now, you will be by the time you leave this event!

The following Mastroberardino wines will be poured at the event:

Mastro Greco
Mastro Aglianico
Fiano Radici
Greco NovaSerra
Aglianico Redimore
Radici Taurasi

Mastroberardino Winery and Vineyards


Boston Pizza Festival
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – Jul 9 @ 10:00 pm

Boston’s first ever PIZZA festival!
With pizza vendors from all over the world attending our first event we are expecting to see large crowds and lots of PIZZA!
TICKETS: www.BostonPizzaFestival.com

✓ Live music
✓ Entertainment
✓ Activities
✓ Beer and Wine
✓ Pizza, Pizza and Pizza


An Augmented Fourth Release Party @ Comicazi
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“This Is Spinal Tap meets The Thing meets From Beyond.’ – David James Keaton, Author of The Last Projector. From the twisted mind of Tony McMillen comes the hilarious rock and roll horror novel An Augmented Fourth. Come celebrate the new novel from the author of Nefarious Twit and Oblivion Suite at Comicazi on Saturday. Tony will be doing a reading from the book answering quetions and drawing sketches and doing autographs from 3-5pm. Here’s some more on the new book: Codger Burton, bassist and lyricist for Frivolous Black, the heaviest heavy metal band to ever come out of the UK, awakens to find his hotel snowed in, his band mates evacuated, and monsters roaming the hotel. Looks like Codger picked the wrong week to quit using cocaine.

“An arcane cosmic horror descends on the day of a heavy metal musician whose own music might just have been the dagger that sliced open the veil between the worlds. Tony McMillen’s novel is love letter pastiche to the occult mythos of rock by way of a mystically-tuned hotel, tentacled horrors, and inter-band relationships, as well as the real-life toll of a debauched life. McMillen’s love of music and occulture is infectious. An Augmented Fourth has me wanting to search for hidden clues on my old album covers all over again.” –Peter Bebergal, author of Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll


Break the Chains queer dance party: Bonfire Madigan @ Make Shift Boston
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Break the Chains is a semi-monthly all-ages, all-gender, radical dance party featuring nationally touring queer & trans artists.

This month featuring headliner: BONFIRE MADIGAN SHIVE

Visionary cellist, composer, singer, and activist. Original riot-grrrl legend as seen in the iconic queer film “But I’m a Cheerleader,” with albums out on Kill Rock Stars and K Records. Frequent collaborater with the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Elliot Smith, Kimya Dawson, and Jolie Holland. Co-founder of the Icarus Project radical mental health network, and so much more. Check out http://www.bonfiremadigan.com to have your mind blown.

Plus: Anjimile, Myriam Ortiz, The Best Ever, JoRa, and a super secret special guest who you know and love! Guest DJ TBA.

Plus, we’ll be filming for Evan Greer’s upcoming music video, so dress like you’re trying to break the gaydar. More info on all of that soon! <3

$10 – 20 sliding scale suggested donation at the door. All proceeds go to support hard working queer and trans artists. No one turned away for lack of funds. Volunteer and get in free!

Contact: evangreer@gmail.com with questions.


3Teeth @ Brighton Music Hall
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

More info and tickets at http://bit.ly/2q1l0Z7


On the Lawn with Lydia Edwards
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On the Lawn with Lydia

Please join John Antonellis, Tina St. Gelais Kelly and Liz Nofziger at their backyard meet and greet for Lydia Edwards, Candidate for Boston City Council.

11 Princeton Street
Historic Eagle Hill
East Boston, MA 02128

Contributions are suggested and greatly appreciated

Small bites and refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP to lydiaforboston1@gmail.com

To learn more about Lydia please visit our website at


Democracy Through the Looking Glass Showing @ Regent Theatre Arlington
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

What starts out as a fun story about a citizen who embeds himself with the media covering the 2016 presidential campaigns, turns into an eye-opening journey; where basic principles like truth, free speech, a free press and the rule of law are under siege. Ultimately, Democracy Through the Looking Glass examines the junction between media, politics and technology in the Post-Truth Era.

This 40,000 foot story is told from the trenches of press conferences, voter experiences and the campaign trail, with insights from veteran CBS journalist Bob Schieffer, Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory, Harvard University’s Nicco Mele, Larry Lessig and others.

Doors open at 7. Film at 7:30. Post-film Q&A. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door.


Fraternal Twin / Horse Jumper of Love / Stolen Jars / Judy Chong @ Great Scott
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

it’s a live music show woah!





$8 advance, $10 doors


Boston Beer and BBQ Fest @ Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 9:30 pm

Summer in Boston is a great time. And, if there’s one food that we think of during this season, it’s BBQ. Meat lovingly slow smoked for hours, while drinking a few craft beers…and then enjoyed with a few more. Yep, that sounds like heaven to us! Not everyone has the time or skill to smoke their own BBQ, though, so we’ve taken care of that part for you. Join us for the Boston Beer & BBQ Fest and you can start right at the enjoyment step! And this year, we’ve made it even bigger!
25 New England craft brewers and cideries along with 6 local BBQ joints. How can this be anything but great?!
Please Note:

There are no refunds OR exchanges.
All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. Nobody will be allowed into the building who is under 21 or who doesn’t have a valid ID.
Tickets will be emailed by Eventbrite. You must bring this ticket to the event where it will be scanned.
You can transfer tickets using Eventbrite.
We give no entry guarantee if you buy your ticket from a reseller.

Boston Beer & BBQ FestJuly 14th and 15th
Cyclorama, 539 Tremon Street, Boston, MA 02116Session 1 – Friday, July 14th: 6-9:30pmSession 2 – Saturday, July 15th: 1-4:30pmSession 3 – Saturday, July 15th: 6-9:30pm
***Tickets on sale at 10am on Thursday, March 2***
Why Join Us At Boston Beer & BBQ Fest?
Why NOT to join us, that’s really the question! It’s smoked meat and local craft beer and cider. Do you really need more than that? If you do need more info, though, we can tell you that the Boston Beer & BBQ Fest focuses on New England-made craft beers and ciders as well as showcasing some of the best local BBQ joints around. By attending you’ll have access to over 80 craft beers and ciders, as well as mountains of BBQ. Honestly, now tell us…what more do you need to know?!
How Much Does It Cost?
For only $55 you’ll get admittance to one session which includes:

Unlimited 2oz samples of 80+ New England craft beers & ciders
A sample from each of the 6 local BBQ joints
Biodegradable tasting cup
Fest Guide

What BBQ Will be Joining?
We’re working hard to get a great lineup of 6 BBQ joints together. Right now we have the following committed:


What Breweries Will be Joining?
We will have 25 New England brewers and cider makers in attendance bringing over 80 craft beers and ciders. Some of our brewers include the following (NOTE: This is only a partial list. We’ll continue to announce more of our brewers and beers in the coming weeks) (Brewers and beers are subject to change and availability. All pours are 2oz per MA State Law):


While you’ll have your fill of craft beer, cider and local bbq samples, we know you might want something a little more substantial. With that in mind, this is normally where we’d tell you the restaurants we’re bringing in…but in this case, we’ve already got some of the best BBQ in Massachusetts joining us…why would we look any further? So they’ll be selling more substantial portions, on top of sampling.


Green Acres Comedy Night
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join Dave Russo & Friends for a night of mirth and marijuana on July 14th at Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council’s Green Acres Comedy Night fundraiser! If you’re looking to network with cannabis growers and professionals this will be an excellent event to attend.

Doors open at 7pm. There is a cash bar. You must be 21+ to enter
About The Grower Raffle

Prizes of all sorts from all over the Commonwealth will be gathered to help raise money for our non-profit and protect homegrow rights at the Statehouse.

About Dave Russo
Recently named “Best Male Comic” in the city by the Boston Examiner, Dave Russo has been a mainstay of Boston comedy for the last fifteen years. As co-host of NESN’s Dirty Water TV, he produces a regular comedy series, in addition to reporting on the best of Boston night life. He has appeared on The E! TV series “The Entertainer”, NBC’s “The Today Show,” FOX 25 with Gene Lavanchy, “The Phantom Gourmet,” and was hand selected by the producer of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” to perform on NESN’s Comedy All-Stars. Dave was recently featured on BostonGlobe.com’s “Boston, A Comedy Capital” panel, where he participated in a discussion of the history and future of Boston comedy. You can hear him every Friday on 980 WCAP. http://daverusso.net/

About the Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council
We work with cultivators, public officials, and the cannabis industry to advocate for standards that encourage innovation and grower advancement.


Instagram / Twitter / Facebook Tips
One of the best ways to share our events is to use common hashtags when tweeting, facebooking, or instagramming about the event. Don’t forget to take photos and share them with everyone using the hashtags below. #massgrowers #massgrower #growyourown #greenacresnight

Who should come to the party?
We welcome anyone who loves cannabis to attend including newbies and experienced users alike. If you have a love for growing cannabis however this comedy event will be very enjoyable.

Should I bring business cards?
Please do! Bring your business card or a way for individuals who attend to get back in touch with you so the connections last.

Can I sponsor the event?
Absolutely! We are still seeking sponsors for this event for food and some refreshments. Please email peter@massgrower.org for more details and to let us know what you can sponsor.

Legal Disclaimer
Views or opinions expressed by speakers or sponsors at our local Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council community events do not necessarily express the opinion or views of the Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council organization and we do not take responsibility for the views expressed or the actions of speakers or sponsors at our local events. The Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council does not distribute cannabis.


Aquapalooza 2017 @ Peddocks Island
Jul 15 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the AquaPalooza On-Water Boating Concert in Perry Cove off of Paddock’s Island in Boston Harbor from 12pm – 6pm. featuring Roger Ceresi and the All Starz, the Rampage Trio and SUPER – FLY. The Band boat leaves Rowes Wharf at Noon. We board at 11:30 and cruise to Peddocks Island where we moore up for a 4 hour concert. Coolers only for lunches and non-alcoholic bevrages are allowed. No alcohol is allowed to be brought on board the boat. Security personnel will be searching coolers and bags.

Tickets for the band boat are $20, then $25 Day of.


AquaPalooza 2017 @ Peddocks Island
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the AquaPalooza On-Water Boating Concert in Perry Cove off of Paddock’s Island in Boston Harbor from 12pm – 6pm. featuring Roger Ceresi and the All Starz, the Rampage Trio and SUPER – FLY. The Band boat leaves Rowes Wharf at Noon. We board at 11:30 and cruise to Peddocks Iland where we moore up for a 4 hour concert.
Tickets are $20, then $25 Day of.
Coolers are allowed only for lunches and non-alcoholic bevrages . No alcohol is allowed to be brought on board the boat. Security personnel will be searching coolers and bags.


Violent Femmes / Echo & The Bunnymen @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at 10:00 AM

Kickoff to Summer Sale : Tue, 2 May 2017 at 08:00 AM

Citi� Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at 10:00 AM


A Mindful Approach to Social Engagement: Teen Summer Institute @ Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm

This North Shore regional one-week institute will support high school-aged (14-18 years old) participants in developing a mindful approach to social engagement through learning and practicing mindfulness techniques, using discussion to explore identity and interconnection, and learning more about how the tenants of mindfulness help us be effective participants in building our community.

Each day we will tackle a theme— identity, privilege, compassion, interdependence— building from examining ourselves and our identity to considering ourselves in the larger context of the world.

Come ready to set aside technology for this time as we work on cultivating deep presence and compassion.

Dates and Times:
July 17-21

Cost: $200-$400 per participant, sliding scale.

(We would like everyone to be able to participate who is interested, regardless of financial concerns. Please contact us if we can support you with this.)

Link for registration: http://www.wiseminds-bighearts.com/mindfulnessforfamilies/socialengagement


A Public People’s Genealogy of Money Discussion
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us in the sociology department of the New School for Social Research for some more (drinking and) thinking about the history of money creation in order to better understand, predict and resolve our ongoing economic crisis with sovereign currency.

Please RSVP if you can attend in person or via Facebook Live.


Packlight @ Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge
Jul 20 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 21 @ 1:00 am

Packlight (A Brand New NightLife)

Good Music + Goods Vibes

No stress, no drama, just come have fun with Bostons’ best-renowned DJ’s playing the greatest vibes.

A place where grown, sexy, connected people can be themselves and enjoy finest things in life.

Live DJ l Bobby Bangers
Host l Mark Merren


Black Feet Images

Food + Great drinks = A Fun Night

Art exhibition
Free Admission


See This World, Worm, Pint Killers, The Money$ @ The C Note Hull
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 1:00 am

Wreckless Wreck Chords And TREE Beer
See This World(Boston, MA)
Worm(South Shore Punk)
The Pint Killers(Boston,MA)
The Money$(Western MA Ca$HCore)
21+ $8 Doors@ 8pm

Plenty of Tree Beer To drink and come early Beach is Across the Street


6th Annual Members’ Sunset Picnic
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Blithewold wishes to thank you, our Members, for your continuing support by playing host for you at our 6th Annual Members’ Picnic. Join us for an evening filled with live music performed by Julio Amaro, lots of fun activities, and great food and drink! Relax and take in the gorgeous views of Narrangansett Bay and the awesome spectacle of the sun sliding to the horizon over the Bay. If that’s not quite enough, you might want to enjoy a stroll along the many paths, checking out what’s new since your last visit.

We encourage you to bring friends, chairs, blankets, and a picnic or, if you prefer something different, purchase food provided by Rocket Fine Street Food.

Member admision to the Sunset Picnic is free! Non-member guests are $5.00 per person. Reservations are required.


Postponed: Vegan Ice Cream Social (Sponsored by FoMu) @ Powder House Square
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Postponed: Holding date placed. Actual date tbd.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for vegan ice cream. Join us at TBD for an epic ice cream social.

Register >> https://donate.thehumaneleague.com/events/-/e127968

Please bring a bowl and utensils although we will have some if you forget.
Enjoy Ice Cream with everyone.

This event is being sponsored by FoMu – Alternative Ice Cream & Cafe. Please visit them at one of their locations for great vegan ice cream!

Donations will go to The Humane League, a leading farm animal advocacy organization and top-rated charity by Animal Charity Evaluators.

Read ACE’s Review:https://animalcharityevaluators.org/research/charity-review/the-humane-league/

The mission of The Humane League, why we exist, is to reduce animal suffering by inspiring change at all levels. This sense of purpose drives every action in our unrelenting march forward for animals.

Donate: www.thehumaneleague.com/donate