Ⓐctivate Calendar 

Social Justice – Activism – Politics

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Entrepreneurship Law Series @ Lowell Makes
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm

Series Description: Geared towards new and prospective entrepreneurs, these introductory classes are appropriate for anyone who wants to learn more about the legal aspects of businesses. All classes are taught as a small seminar, not in a lecture format. Expect heavy discussion and participation using scenarios to explore each topic. Each class may be taken on its own, you do not need to take one to take the other, though they do complement each other nicely. These classes are for educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Students may schedule a separate individual appointment with John Espinosa, Esq. for a free initial legal consultation to discuss their own matters.

Date/Time: Every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm during Open House

Location: Lowell Makes Conference Room

Frequency: The series will begin on September 13, 2017 with the first class, each Wednesday the next class in the series will run, then the series repeats every Wednesday until December 20, 2017. There will be no class on November 22, 2017.

Limit: 6 students per class

Prerequisites: None

Classes in the series:

Part One – Starting Up Legally
Every business is recognized legally in some way, it’s how that matters to your bottom line. Learn the differences between a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and limited liability company (LLC) to better understand what legal protections and requirements are involved with each.

Part Two – Contract Basics
Contracts are vital in every business, they are the legally enforceable agreements that allow deals to happen. Learn about basic legal requirements for forming a contract, and practical tips for spotting possible issues in contracts.

Part Three – Resolving Conflict
Conflict is inevitable, especially in business. Learn about ways to resolve conflict in business relationships in order to avoid having to resort to court.


Boston Art Book Fair and Preview Party! @ Boston Center for the Arts
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

Presented by Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega
Open To Public October 21–22, 2017
Preview Party October 20, 2017


Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega team up to present the first Boston Art Book Fair on October 20 through 22 in the Mills Gallery, Black Box Theatre and Martin Hall at Boston Center for the Arts. This curated, cutting edge event includes an eclectic mix of over 60 exhibitors, artists, and publishers with free admission on October 21 and 22, and a ticketed Preview Party on Friday, October 20.

Drawing on Boston’s rich heritage of printed matter and its thriving zine counter-culture and vibrant visual arts scene, the Boston Art Book Fair celebrates innovative fine art and academic publishers, independent artists, galleries, zine makers, antiquarian collectors and everyone in between.

The Friday night Preview Party features a first look at all exhibitors, pop-up performances, sets by local DJs, video screenings by 8-Ball Community, bar with complimentary drinks (up to 3 per ticket) sponsored by Sam Adams, bites by The Beehive and Foodies Market, and more! Workshops, panels, and presentations will be offered throughout the weekend, alongside music and performance happenings.

Exhibitors include Phaidon, D.A.P., MIT Press, Aperture, Anthology Editions, Benjamin Ogilvy Projects, Oranbeg Press, Hassla, Books for All, Ain’t Bad magazine, and many, many more.



Boston Music Awards Vote-A-Thon
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

As a diverse band/family of hard working women, men, and gender queer folks from all walks of life – we don’t take this nomination lightly!

We greatly appreciate it and appreciate the diversity of our community and the love and support it has shown us.

We are so honored to be nominated once again for two Boston Music Awards “Live Act of The Year” and “Male Vocalist of the Year”!!!

Anyone anywhere can vote fast at www.bostonmusicawards.com/vote

PLEASE take a few minutes and VOTE

AND check out all of the other talent Boston has to offer – each of the nomenees are amazing in their own right and deserve a listen and your support – Boston is a GREAT city for music


Shop Black Market: Accesorize Pop-up! @ Black Market
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm

To our Tribe who holds us down!

Join us at Black Market’s next pop-up October 21st + October 22nd from 11:00am-3:00pm both days!

Time to prepare for the GALA and HOLIDAY PARTY Season!
Come see the best of Boston’s Accessories!

All kinds of amazing statement pieces!
Jewelry featured: Crystal, Copper, Leather, Semi-precious beaded items, Rings, Neckpieces, Bracelets, Crowns, Breastplates, Handbags, Clutches, Waistbeads, Hats, Socks, Sunglasses, Hankerschiefs, Shoes, and Much Much more!

When you shop Black Market, your dollars spent supports Black businesses, Female-led businesses and Local Businesses in Roxbury and beyond!

Our Curated Market is a economic platform for the areas most diverse artists, entrepreneurs and vendors to showcase products “Made in Roxbury” as well as goods from around the globe.

Each Pop-up is a unique experience with new sellers and one-of-a-kind treasures!

Put it in your calendar- Put it in your phones and spread the word! We appreciate you and are here for you. #cooperativeeconomicsbaby! #thisiswhatwedo #ourdollarcounts #blackdollarsmatter #circulateitinourowncommunity!


Monthly Meet-Up
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come socialize with fellow Cannabis folks in a private, combustion/vape friendly setting. Meet fellow growers, exchange ideas… grow! #goodtimes


Cancel the Debt: Solidarity Rally and Fundraiser for Puerto Rico @ Baupost Private Investments Bviii
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Puerto Rico is in urgent need of debt relief. Years of austerity, imposed by an unelected financial board installed by the United States, left the island in a precarious state, slashing social services and increasing the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Puerto Rico’s public sector has been loaded up with debt by Wall Street and European capital, driving a vicious cycle of budget cuts and human suffering.

On October 3rd, the Intercept broke a story about one of the largest holders of Puerto Rican debt, a Boston based company linked to billionaire Seth Klarman: “The Baupost Group, a Boston-based hedge fund managed by billionaire Seth Klarman, owns nearly $1 billion of Puerto Rican debt, purchased under a shell company subsidiary and hidden from public scrutiny. Baupost acquired the debt through an on-paper Delaware-based corporation named Decagon Holdings LLC, whose beneficial owner had been unknown until now.” https://theintercept.com/2017/10/03/we-can-finally-identify-one-of-the-largest-holders-of-puerto-rican-debt/

We plan to rally outside of the Baupost Group office in Boston to demand that the odious debt Puerto Rico has been shackled be immediately forgiven.

We will also be raising money for the relief fund set up by the Puerto Rican Federation of Teachers: https://www.gofundme.com/solidaridad-victimas-huracan-Maria

Boston Democratic Socialists of America
Boston International Socialist Organization
Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party

If you would like to sign on as a cosponsor and help organize, please contact contact@Bostonsocialism.org!


Member Overnight | October 21
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 11:00 am

Gather your friends and family for a night of after-hours access and sensational hands-on science. This members-only event is a special chance for families to experience the Museum long after closing and into the next morning. Come spend the night with your favorite exhibits, members-only activities, and a late-night Lightning! show.

Wake up with a light breakfast and morning IMAX® film in the Mugar Omni Theater and Museum memories that will last a lifetime!

Advance registration is required.

On sale for Discoverers, Explorers, and Premier members beginning

Tuesday, August 29.
On sale for Basic members beginning Thursday, August 31.
For this event only, please purchase a child ticket for anyone under the age of 18.

Space is limited; first come, first served.
Tickets are nonrefundable.

You must have an online account linked to your membership to purchase tickets through our website. If you prefer, you may call 617-723-2500 and purchase tickets over the phone. Our call center is staffed daily, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. If your membership expires prior to the overnight and you have not yet renewed, you must purchase tickets by phone, even if you are on the One-Step auto-renewal program.

Additional Information
This program is for elementary-school-age children (ages 6 – 13) and the adults who accompany them. Children must be accompanied by adult chaperones at all times. A minimum of one chaperone per five children is required. Chaperones must be age 21 or older.

Tickets are $55 per member, limited to the number of admissions permitted by your membership level.
View the overnight survival guide for more information and helpful tips.

Check-in is 5:00 – 6:30 pm. The program officially ends at 11:00 am the next morning, but participants are welcome to stay and continue to explore the Museum. The overnight parking rate is $5.

Dinner options: Bring your own meal or visit the Riverview Café through 7:00 pm.

Light breakfast included (coffee, juice, bagels, yogurt).
For more information, please contact the membership department: 617-589-0180.


Steppin’ Out 2017 @ Sheraton Boston Hotel
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:00 am

On Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, join the Dimock Center on the dancefloor and party the night away at the 30th annual Steppin’ Out fundraiser.

The event will be headlined by Kool & The Gang with VIP special guest Mary Wilson of The Supremes.

Hosting the after party will be the one and only Biz Markie!

Funds raised from the event will go towards supporting The Dimock Center’s comprehensive health and human services programs.


Fist Fulla Hits Presents A Benefit For The People Of Puerto Rico @ Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:00 am

10:00 Steven Lawrence
10:05 Ordinario
10:10 Katie O’Connor and Sibusiso
10:20 Valerie Giglio
10:30 Mendez a la Dos
10:45 Ray Liriano
10:55 RAFFLE # 1
11: 00 Giancarlo Buscaglia
11:10 Babaloo
11:35 RAFFLE #2
11:45 Gasoline Virgins
12:00 Krista Page
12:15 Los Gallos Locos
12:30 Sarcasmo Rock
12:45 RAFFLE #3


The Gala, Gene Dante & TFS, Mister Vertigo, Eryk Fairchild @ The Shaskeen
Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 2:00 am

Saturday, October 21

In order of appearance:
Eryk Fairchild
Mister Vertigo
Gene Dante & The Future Starlets
The Gala

Admission: FREE, 21+

The Shaskeen
909 Elm St
Manchester, NH


Soulelujah! with ipl – Zuzu + John Funke y Johnny Stevens – Up @ Soulelujah
Oct 21 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 2:00 am

Soulelujah Dance Party….EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT! This Saturday is hosted by Resident DJs John Funke/Johnny Stevens in the upstairs room and IPL at Zuzu. 300% all vinyl 45rpm madness. See you on the floor!


Yoga Hike & Wine Tasting
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join Laura Loewy & Vinitas WineWorks October 22nd for a Sunday Funday to celebrate the fall foliage and changing of seasons!

The first portion of our time will be spent enjoying a hike through the extensive trail system of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Our hike will lead us to a water front space where we’ll practice yoga under the open sky! Afterwards join us for a backyard wine tasting featuring local Massachusetts wineries!

We will offer cheese & cracker pairings but also feel free to bring your own snacks and lunch!


Middlesex Fells Reservation, Winchester MA
(Entrance in front of 52 Hillcrest Parkway, Winchester)

Time Commitment:
3-3.5 Hours

What to Expect:
One hour guided nature walk/ mild hike
One hour yoga flow
One hour wine tasting

What to bring:
Sturdy sneakers/hiking boots
Mat/towel you can hike with
1-2 liters of water
Small backpack to carry your belongings
Weather appropraite layers ( Thinks about savasana)



Anarchist Community Potluck & Bookswap
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Combine the colder weather with the struggle to take care of ourselves and make ends meet, many of us get isolated and disconnected from our radical roots. We are stronger when we are connected and when we are connected, our capacity to support ourselves and each other is exponential.

So, come on the third Sunday of every month from 11-3 pm and meet your local anarchist community! Socialize, share food, and exchange books and zines. There will be space for local organizations to share a bit about the worth they are doing and for people to offer and receive mutual aid.

This event is free for all, but there will be a donation jar that will be given to Makeshift Boston as a thank you for the space!

Please comment below with what food and/or beverage you are bringing! Also, please label all food with ingredients, vegan and/or vegetarian and gluten-free if it applies!

*We will also be using this space to collect gently used toys, games, and children’s crafts for children’s spaces at future events so please donate!*

Accessibility: Makeshift is on the first floor with no steps to enter. The bulk of the space, including the bathroom is flat and open. There is a variety of seating, from a couch to traditional folding chairs, to armed office chairs. There is very limited street parking and space is about .25 flat walk from the Mass Ave T station.

Childcare: Will be provided on site!


Sloth Machine Sunday at Out of Blue @ Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All Ages Show – ACOUSTIC SLOTH! 2 pm
John Armstrong – keys, vocals, guitar, percussion
Chris Colbourn – drums, vocals
Sara Jewett – vocals, guitar
Gareth Flanagan – guitar
Earl Miller – bass



Dancing for Puerto Rico & Mexico @ Ryles Jazz Club
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 12:00 am


Our Dance Community will be coming together to bring you an amazing event to benefit PUERTO RICO and MEXICO! Lets Come together under one roof and help make this an EPIC Night!

The evening will be full of FUN collaborative dance workshops with Boston’s finest, an Amazing dance performance showcase, Awesome music with the best DJ’s in town, many raffles with special prizes, and great food!!!

You don’t have to dance or know how to dance to join us in helping the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DONATE!

Proceeds to benefit:
Puerto Rico by http://www.delivering-good.org/bstrong/
Mexico by https://veronicaroblesculturalcenter.org/2017/09/30/central-mexico-earthquakes-relief-efforts/

Evening Prices:
$35 Workshops & Dancing Package
$15 Dancing Starting at 8pm (2 floors)
$2 Raffle Tickets
$5 Food
*Workshops 2nd Floor
5-5:45pm – Body Movement
Instructors, Eli “Lady” Pabon, Ana Masacote, Joel Masacote, Andres Giraldo, Carolina Prieto
5:45-6:30pm – Partnering On1
Bryn Burke, John Shider, Hedwidge Louis, Johnny & Felicita Giraldo
6:30-7:15pm – Bachata
Brandon Contreras, Tania Bermudez, Inna Grant & Glenio
7:15-8pm – Footwork On2 – Juan Lopez, Nina Bermudez, Carlos Gonzalez, Michelle Garcia, Lindiana & Joh Semidel

8pm -12am Salsa 1st Floor
8:30pm – 12am Bachata/Kizomba 2nd Floor
Boston Djs Coming together to bring you 2 floors of Dancing!
1st Floor Salsa with DJs – DJ Black Mamba, DJ Condori, DJ Rob Suave, DJ D. Martinez, DJ Johnny G, DJ Hernan, DJ Eddie Tunez, DJ Sonerito
2nd Floor Bachata/Kizomba with DJ’s – DJ Ninrod, DJ Jeff, DJ DAST, DJ Raj and more

*Dance Shows at 10pm by
Michelle Garcia Solo
Juan Lopez Solo
Mambo Pa Ti
Salsa y Control
Moves & Vibes
Rumba y a Timbal

*Raffles & More

Join US, in fundraising to our fullest potential!!!! Donate even if you can’t make it on Oct.22! Tell your friends and family to join us on Oct. 22 or to donate if they cant make it!!! Share on Facebook!!!! HELP US RAISE THOUSANDS!!!


Carnevale di Oscurita @ Laugh Boston
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 1:00 am

Ladies and Gentlemen, ghouls and goblins, creatures fair and foul! Come one, come all, for a one-night-only spectacular event. Witness the wonders of the wild and wicked Carnevale di Oscurita.
18+ event. Under 18 with parent or guardian.

“The “Carnevale di Oscurita” or “Carnival of Darkness” is a one-night only thrilling cabaret of the obscure. Part variety show, part immersive theater, you are invited to get to know the strange denizens of the Carnevale. Enjoy live music, stage magic, burlesque and circus arts including aerial performances, stilt-walking and more; all while you delve into the mysteries of the Carnevale and come to learn of it’s dark origin. The perfect show for Halloween lovers, puzzle enthusiasts, and thrill-seekers.”

Show Schedule
7pm – Guests May Arrive
8pm – Variety Show Begins
9:00 pm – Intermission
9:30 pm – Variety Show Continues
10:30 pm – Variety Show Ends
12:00 am – Last Call

Featured Performers
Circus Arts by Skye Whirlwind Whirlwind Hooping
Circus Arts by The Firefly Caravan
Circus Arts by Fonda Feeling
Burlesque Performances by Fem Bones
Aerial Performances by Molly Baechtold
Robert Clarke Magician Juggler Funny Guy
Musical Performances by Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys

Denizens of the carnival have been known to favor black, white, and red. This is a Dark Carnival Halloween event. Costumes are highly encouraged and may gain the attention of eerie entities. Dress to dazzle, but beware beguiling invitations.

Will this be similar to other Incantrix events?

Yes and no. Incantrix Faerie Masquerade events are more group story-oriented, while the Carnevale will be more focused the variety show and performances for the group, while much more intensely personal for story elements with our actors. Intrepid Travelers may find deeper mysteries to delve into, but only the bravest shall be rewarded.

Do I need to know anything about other Incantrix events to enjoy myself?

No, not at all. There is a continuing story that ties Incantrix events together, but it is entirely optional and not at all necessary for the enjoyment of any event. Interaction is not mandatory, you may choose your level of involvement.

How do I find the actors?

Actors wear a golden key pin so that you may readily identify them. Actors will not pull audience members away from the show while it is ongoing, but before, during intermission, and after, all bets are off.

How scary is this event?

If you just attend the variety show, tame. If you fall down the rabbit hole, expect the grotesque and terrifying. You are encouraged to excuse yourself politely if you are too frightened or disquieted by what you find. Fall at your own risk.


ATLAS SOUL Acoustic at Passim @ Club Passim
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlas Soul is going Acoustic!
Monday October 23, 2017 7PM to 9 PM
Where else but at Club Passim! We are super psyched to be playing a rare acoustic set at this legendary club in Harvard Square.
Atlas Soul is on at 8 PM but you should come at 7 PM to check out Orkestra Marhaba that plays traditional instruments and music from all around the Mediterranean Sea.
7 PM Orkestra Marhaba 8 PM Atlas Soul

Our friend Llyod Thayer – musician and renaissance man – created “Small World – Big Ears” a new music series at Club Passim and invited us to participate! We hope that you will come and support this great initiative!

Welcome to our new series, Small World – Big Ears! As technology continues to advance and make our world seemingly smaller and smaller, there are also many ways in which we seem to be drawn futher apart and more isolated from one another than ever before. The idea behind Passim’s new monthly music series “Small World – Big Ears” is to bring together musicians who play in a wide variety of musical traditions from around the globe to share their music and culture with the Passim community. We hope that as we are able to broaden our abilities to listen, we’ll find common ground within the language we all speak, the langauge of the heart: music. We hope you will come out and be part of these shows on the last Monday of each month in a great listening room.


Monday Night Jam Sessions at Wally’s Cafe @ Wally's Cafe Jazz Club Boston MA
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz Jam Session at Wally’s Café hosted by Calvin Limuel & Friends, every Monday 7-9PM, jam starts at 8. No cover charge.


Getting Involved In Local Government @ Boston Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This interactive event will showcase improved accessibility in City Hall, including the recently renovated City Council Chamber! There will also be a sample voting booth set up and a demo Automark Machine.

Attendees can register to vote, apply to serve on a City Board or Commission, and learn how to testify at hearings.

But more importantly, this event provides a unique opportunity for participants to speak directly with elected officials. Attendees will be able to meet their Neighborhood Coordinators, speak with their City Councillors, and other City officials.

This workshop will provide a great introduction to civic engagement for young adults and new residents of Boston; a chance for veterans returning from service to meet their representatives, and a re-introduction to City Hall for seniors who may have acquired disabilities with age. School and community groups are welcome to participate!

This event is wheelchair accessible, scent free, and will have ASL and CART


Marijuana as Medicine @ Berkshire Athenaeum
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

More and more people today are turning to medical marijuana as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Learn about the concept of harm reduction and how cannabis is playing a key role as a step-down medication from opiates, amphetamines and other controlled drugs. This 90-minute program will feature, among others, speakers from Canna Care Docs — which has been on the frontlines of medical marijuana therapies for opiate addiction, chronic pain, PTSD, depression, cancer and more. Canna Care Docs certifies individuals with qualifying conditions to enter the State’s medical marijuana program.

Speakers include: Dr. Benjamin Caplan – a board-certified family physician and graduate of Williams College and Tufts University School of Medicine — who has worked at some of Boston’s premier healthcare facilities.

This event will include a panel discussion and Q & A from the audience.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by Berkshire Roots, Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Library) and Canna Care Docs of Massachusetts.


MGAC Co-Op Round Table @ Middleboro Elks 1274
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council (MGAC) is holding a round table on cannabis grower cooperatives in order to gather information and feedback on what a craft cooperative grow should look like.

At this event MGAC with your help will be utilizing your suggestions to develop draft regulations and a policy paper that will be submitted to the Cannabis Control Commission in early November on the best way to implement and encourage growth in this important aspect of the new cannabis industry. Learn about different ideas, bring your own, and help develop the regulations around co-op grows in the Commmonwealth with us.

Guest Speakers being announced soon!

Your feedback and support are critical in helping us bring your message to the Commission, and to help ensure it is the best that it can be. We want you to succeed. Be there and take part!

Early bird tickets are $20 and will sell out quickly so get them early. Refreshments will be served.

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

Instagram / Twitter / Facebook Tips
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Who should come to the Round Table?
We welcome anyone who loves cannabis to attend including newbies and experienced users alike. If you’re a grower and considering starting your own growing cooperative this event will be particularly helpful because we will be developing regulatory suggestions for that type of business.

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 always welcome to have sponsors for food and other 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.


Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System + Flying Vipers @ Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:30 am

$ 25.00 / Age 18 And Up

18 w/Valid I.D. NO I.D.=NO ADMISSION
Additional Info:
The Middle East & Secret Sessions Boston Presents: Lee Scratch Perry (official) & Subatomic Sound System in support of their Grammy nominated new album “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” http://bit.ly/SS033s for Dub Champions Festival 2017 tour in association with Large Up
plus Flying Vipers (feat. members of10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Destroy Babylon) – 18+, $25, 8:00 PM Doors


Black and Pink Holiday Card Party sign ups @ Black and Pink
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Its time again for Black and Pink Holiday Card Parties. Last Year we sent 10,000 christmas cards to our inside members. This year balck and pink has over 14,000 prisoner members that depend on us for the newsletter every month and now its holiday season. and we are dedicated to sending all our inside members a holiday card. Last year we hosted 300 parties across this country, parties can be as big as 1 person in their living room to over 100 guests . sign up here http://www.blackandpink.org/holiday/ or send me a text an email anything. lets go family.


Reception Supporting Diane Russell for Governor
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane Russell has been a remarkably effective advocate for progressive causes, leading successful movements to change the Superdelegate system, change Maine’s election system to Ranked Choice Voting, and legalize marijuana. Let’s help replace New England’s worst governor with someone focused on putting power back into the hands of the many, not just the chosen few!


MassCann’s October BOD Meeting @ Garcia Brogan's
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Please join us for our October Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, October 25th at Garcia Brogan’s on 240 Moody Street, Waltham. Meeting starts at 6:30! We will be encouraging a debrief from the Rally, and looking forward to what we can do to prepare for towns & cities that are looking at bans or moratorium. Also, we are still looking for activists to attend the Cannabis Control Commision (CCC) meetings and testify.
Parking in the back from Pine Street.


Halloween Wildcard:The Black Pirate (1926) @ The Music Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pirates loot a ship of its riches before blowing it up. Father-and-son survivors of noble birth wash ashore of an island, and the injured father perishes. The son (Douglas Fairbanks) promises to seek revenge by infiltrating the same band of buccaneers and bringing them to justice. Posing as the “Black Pirate,” he defeats the captain, captures a merchant ship single-handedly and earns himself a role as their new leader. Unanticipated is a princess (Billie Dove) who needs protection.

Once again, we are thrilled to have an original score performed live by Boston ‘SteamCRUNK’ ensemble and RPM Challenge favorites, Walter Sickert & the ARmy of BRoken TOys. In affiliation with, and as a fundraiser for, Portsmouth Halloween Parade.

NR • 1h28m • US


Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys Halloween Happening
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys return to the Museum of Science for one night only! Kick off your Halloween as the Toys take over the Charles Hayden Planetarium for an unforgettable evening of masquerade, music, and mayhem under the dome. Beware, they’re not alone — other tricks and treats lurk around every corner of the Toys’ macabre Museum!

Walter has designed the art and music for this special performance to be an immersive voyage from start to finish. Join us for an apocalyptic party in space that starts on Earth and jettisons out through surrealist multiverses into rabbit holes straight through the psychedelic Planetarium maw!

Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys are musically sophisticated, immensely talented, and wildly unusual; diverse in material and presentation; a Dada-esque dustbowl circus run amok.

Join us for a drink before and after the show! Cash bar and complimentary light snacks available starting at 6:30 p.m. when the Planetarium lobby transforms into the Toys’ macabre museum full of special guests and surprises. After the show, the party continues until 10:00 p.m., so stick around and kick off the Halloween weekend as Walter Sickert and friends take over for one night only!

Come dressed in your Halloween best— costumes welcome!

This program is for adults ages 18+.


Kush Groove Edibles & Paint Party – 10/27 @ The Kush Groove Shop
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our monthly paint nite where attendees 21+ and over will be able to indulge in sampled infused treats by our event partner and paint on easels with all materials provided as part of the event ticket price.

This will be our October 27th 2017 edition.

Refreshments and music will be provided.

Space is limited to 16 guests.


Jogging: Theatre in Progress @ Loeb Drama Center
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s 2017 Visiting Director’s Project – “JOGGING: Theatre in Progress” , directed and adapted by Melissa Nussbaum Freeman, is an exploration of Muslim identity and motherhood. The playwright and activist Hanane Hajj Ali is visiting Harvard during the run to discuss her play and its impact, both in Lebanon and in our U.S. Premiere!

Hanane is an actress. She is a mother. She is an activist. She is a hijabi woman. She is Lebanese. She shies away from no topic – not politics, not sex, not religion. She ponders the stories of Medea-esque mothers throughout history as she jogs through the streets of Beirut.

This production contains mature themes and language. Not suitable for children under 12.

CONTENT WARNING: The characters speak openly about issues of identity-based/sexual violence, politics, religion, and other sensitive topics. Please feel free to contact vp@hrdctheater.com for more detailed information about sensitive content.

Ticket Prices: Full Price: $15.00; Students, Seniors (65+): $10.00

Friday, October 27 at 8pm*
Saturday, October 28 at 7pm
Sunday, October 29 at 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday, November 1 at 8pm*
Thursday, November 2 at 8pm
Friday, November 3 at 8pm**
Saturday, November 4 at 2pm

*Free with HUID

**Post-show conversation with PLAYWRIGHT: Hanane Hajj Ali!

To purchase tickets, please call the ART Box Office at 617-547-8300 or visit bit.ly/joggingtix to purchase online.


Hanane … Mahnoor Ali
Medea … Ruva Chigwedere
Yvonne … Iris Feng
Margaret … Devonne Pitts
Zahra … Elle Shaheen
Chorus … Georgia Bowder-Newton, Alis Jones, Tajrean Rahman
Husbands & Son … Sahil Handa


Director … Melissa Nussbaum Freeman
Assistant Director … Lucy Golub
Stage Manager … Vivian Tian
Production Manager … Kat Nakaji
Set Designer … Madison Johnson
Technical Director … Beckett Mullen
Lighting Designer … Aaron Olkin
Master Electrician/Associate Lighting Designer … Chloe Yu
Sound Designer … Samantha Tham
Costume Designer … Emily Taradash
Associate Costume Designer … Ciara Hervas
Projections Designer … Vanessa Roser
Props Designer … Connie’kyz Zhao
Arabic Coach … Anwar Omeish
Associate Producers … Carla Troconis, Devon Gunter
Producer … Madison Deming


Spooky Monkey #? (Open Mic) @ The Monkey Palace
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Back to our roots for a open mic, Halloween style! We’re figuring out all the details, still, but for now you can expect an array of instruments, paint, and canvas at your disposal, and lots of awesome performances ranging from mind blowing to straight up wacky. We’re getting dressed up, maybe even Donnie will, too. See ya there!

Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Bass, Keys, Amps, Drums
Canvas, paint, brushes
Projector for video (bring flash drive or link to online video)
A captive and supportive audience

Costumes (it’s Halloween, afterall)
Beverages and snacks for yourself or to share
Your own instrument if you’d like
An open heart and mind

And always remember: alcohol is just fermented sugar, so it totally counts as Halloween candy 🙂

This is a residential neighborhood. Please enter and exit quietly, out of respect to my neighbors who go to sleep earlier than us. Do not hang out outside, period. We have a smoking space in the back you can use.

Don’t park in the gravel lot next to the house. You will get towed. Street parking is free in this neighborhood.

The Monkey Palace strives to be a safe space for all (except nazis and assholes) Please help us in doing this by respecting each other. If you can’t do that, you will be removed

This ain’t your show. it’s primarily a space for those who don’t get lots of performance opportunities to step out a bit, and we wanna preserve as much time as we can for that. But if ya come, use my instruments and amps, and keep it to 10min including set up, then great!


TitansOfIndustry, FireForCavemen, TheWoodFloors, WatchingItBurn @ PA's Lounge
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:45 am

WEMF Presents:

8:30 pm Watching It Burn
9:30 pm The Wood Floors
10:30 pm Fire for Cavemen
11:30 pm Titans of Industry

8 pm doors | 21+ | $10 at the door


2017 Boston Book Festival @ Copley Square
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us in Copley Square for the ninth annual Boston Book Festival! More than 75 separate events feature nearly 200 presenters, plus workshops, interactive sessions, exhibitors, live music, food trucks, and much more!


African American Firearms Safety Course #2 @ Boston Gun & Rifle Assoc Inc
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

NRA Home Firearm Safety (HFS) – $130

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


Boston Book Festival @ Copley Square
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Once again N.E.S.F.A. will be attending the Boston Book Festival, and selling​ our books!

Check it out, and come visit us!



Medicare for All: Film, Discussion, Action @ Cambridge Public Library
Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

We’ve heard a lot about “Single Payer” and “Medicare for All,” but what does it all mean? Join CAST-Cambridge Area Stronger Together for a panel and discussion to learn all about single payer healthcare. We’ll be watching “Fix It: Healthcare At The Tipping Point” and will be joined by some inspiring healthcare experts, committed to this critical issue, who will answer our questions. We are also teaming up with a number of excellent advocacy organizations who will provide us with lots of ideas and opportunities for healthcare activism.

Connect, Communicate, Collaborate: 1:30-2:00
Film: 2:00-3:00
Panel Discussion and Q&A: 3:00-4:00


Dr. Marcia Angell: Member of the Board of MA Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, Corresponding Member of the Faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Rachel Nardin: Chief of Neurology at Cambridge Health Alliance, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Former Chair of the MA chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program

Dr. Umbereen Nehal: Pediatrician, former Associate Medical Director of MassHealth, and State Director of Doctors for America-MA

Supporting organizations include:
Cambridge Area Stronger Together (CAST)
Cambridge-Somerville for Change
Doctors for America-MA
Indivisible Cambridge
Our Revolution Cambridge
Our Revolution Somerville
Physicians for Policy Action


Boston Street Art and Graffiti Walking Tour (October) @ Starbucks
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Spend a couple of hours with an expert guide checking out some of the best street art and graffiti in the city. The tour includes:

A tour of Northeastern University’s incredible, growing number of street art installations including Shepard Fairey, El Mac and Jef Aerosol
Several large-scale murals by Boston’s big wall crews and some visiting graffiti dignitaries

This is a walking tour, consisting of a three mile walk. We meet at Starbucks on Huntington Ave and end up at Canary Square (435 South Huntington Avenue) in Jamaica Plain. This is a one way tour.

No transportation will be provided back to the start although it’s an easy trip on the 39 Bus, the Orange Line or short ride back to the start in a taxi or car-sharing service.

The tour runs in (almost) all weather. Heavy rain or a freak snowstorm will cancel with a full refund.

Our graffiti and street art photo collection You Can’t Win is avilable as an add-on to your ticket and will be delivered at the start of the tour. Every attendee receives a sticker pack.

NOTE: This tour requires 4 attendees to run. If there are less than 4 attendees signed up 48 hours in advance, the tour may be canceled with a full refund.


Housing Justice: Tenant Rights Legal Clinic @ Encuentro 5
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come hear about tenants’ rights from volunteer law students and lawyers familiar with the intricacies of Boston housing law. Interested in canvassing with our housing justice working group? This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the law and prepare yourself to be able to answer questions.


EDOG documentary and performance at Black Market! @ Black Market
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Black Market Presents:

An INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT featuring Visual Dialogue on WHITE TEARS, BLACK FEARS and the struggle for our CULTURAL FREEDOM

Curated by Aziza Robinson-Goodnight & Kai Grant
STRAIGHT OUT OF ROXBURY and hot off his European Tour, you won’t want to miss the documentary screening and performance of hip-hop royalty EDOG and his new album freEDOm!

Be a part of the freEDOm MOVEMENT at Black Market.

6pm EDOG FREEDOM documentary screening
7pm EDOG Performance


Dia de Muertos con Rock En Español (ADULTS) @ Veronica Robles Cultural Center
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 12:00 am

By popular demand we are happy to annouced “El Dia de Los Muertos” concert featuring El Gran Mitote Band presenting the best of their Rock en Español repertory!!

The 1st 100 tickets are FREE so hurry up and get your ticket NOW.

There will be a Catrinas and Catrines costumes contest.

A peticion de publico estamos orgullosos de anunciar el evento del Dia de Los muertos para adultos con la banda “El Gran Mitote” presentando lo mejor de su represtorio de Rock en Español!!!

Los primeros 100 boletos son GRATIS, asi que apurate y obten tu boleto AHORA.

Habra un concurso de Catrinas y Catrines asi que prepara tu disfraz!!!


Jonas Reinhardt, Midisexual, Baron @ Deep Thoughts JP
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 12:00 am

The least we can do is wave to each other

A spirited conversation between man, machines, and the ecstatic truth of the chaotic unknown.
(Kranky, Further Records, Not Not Fun, 100% Silk, Kraak, Great Pop Supplement)

with local support from

All shows “start” at 8:30pm and ask $5-$10 donation

10.28 Jonas Reinhardt, Midisexual, Baron

10.31 Hippie Halloween w/ Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Lesley Gore

11.1 Guantanamo Baywatch, Creaturos, Nice Guys, Andy California

11.6 ___highlightreel, Macho Blush, Transpiler, Gaute

11.15 Major Stars, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, Banshee

11.16 White Boy and the Average Rat Band, Electric Street Queens, film screening by Fancy Lad