Weekly Highlights: Roxbury International Film Festival, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Family Film Festival and More!

This week the events still keep coming. Get out and “Find Your Fab!” at some of these great events. Check back for updates. Be sure to tell ’em where you got the info #thefabempire #bostonfab.

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RIFF (Roxbury International Film Festival) and Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury) present: Dinner & A Movie which will include Fresh Frozen, Headmaster, One Eightieth of Zang Tianvi and Pineapple Diaries. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased here. Tickets are currently sold out, but you never know!

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Come to the Conversations Among Women: Women of Color at Work taking place at Simmons College (300 Fenway) in the LeFavour Library Building, L001-L002, Kotzen Meeting Room 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Women of color face unique challenges in achieving professional success. Sometimes it feels like we have to sell out to succeed Join them to share experiences and explore ways to be you and be successful. Appetizers will be served. Spaces are limited. RSVP today. Tickets start at $8.50.

High school students are invited to audition for Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence which comes to Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley Street, Roxbury) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please contact Ron Jones at 617.828.7491 if interested.

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Reclaim Roxbury is excited to invite you to our Roxbury Community Forum in collaboration with ACE at the Dudley Library (65 Warren St, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The city is currently deciding how to build on public land in Roxbury, land that used to be housing that was destroyed by the city during Urban Renewal in the 1960-70’s. Childcare will be provided, you just need to let them know in advanced.  Free to attend. RSVP here.

If you are looking to understand your role in the dynamics of systemic racism better and are interested in finding the next step in your journey of taking a stance for racial justice beyond talking about racism and social oppression – take this course Confronting Systemic Racism at the Anti-Racism Collaborative (30 JFK Street, Cambridge) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tuition is $70 per person. Sliding-scale need-based scholarships are available upon request. Get tickets here.

The Rap Slam takes place at Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. You can sign up on the open mic or the slam. At 7:15: Slam Starts. 8 People will compete in round 1. 4 minute limit. Time point penalty. Judges will score each song. 4 people move on to round 2. 2 people move on to the final round. Last person standing will be the first rap slam champion. Please note: you need to bring something ready for an aux cable. No USBS or asking them to check YouTube songs. Come ready. This event will happen monthly.

PrudentialSaturday, July 1

Magic 106.7 invites you to the Family Film Festival – July & August with fun, family-friendly movies on Prudential Center’s (800 Boylston St) South Garden. Entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways start at 6:00 p.m. All movies are free and take place on Saturdays* at sundown. Picnic blankets and beach chairs are welcomed. Spend just $10.00 and receive discounted parking in the Prudential Center Garage. This event is free, open to the public and family-friendly.

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Weekly Highlights: Roxbury International Film Festival, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Family Film Festival and More!

Theatre Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ at Olney Theatre Center

What is your favorite musical?  For me, it happens to be “My Fair Lady.” When I heard that Director Alan Souza​ was re-envisioning Lerner and Loewe’s s award-winning adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” for Olney Theatre Center, I was curious to see if I would still enjoy my favorite musical, despite the changes. Director Souza says […]
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Theatre Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ at Olney Theatre Center

Recap: Culture Creators Celebrates Russell Simmons, Charlamagne, Angela Rye During BET Awards Weekend

BET has taken over Los Angeles and those in touch with the culture celebrated their own at the second annual Culture Creators brunch.

The afternoon honored cultural leaders, hosted by a friend of The Fab Joi Pitts, the SVP of Marketing and Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records.

This year’s honorees included radio and TV personalities, deejays, along with actors and industry executives. Charlamagne Tha God, DJ D Nice, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Angela Rye, Kevin Liles  and Tiffany Haddish just to name a few.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 24: Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

Yesterday more than 200 industry elites attended the brunch, which also honored Russell Simmons with the Culture Creators Icon Award.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 24: Tiffany Haddish speaks at Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 24: Music Mogul Russell Simmons speaks at the Culture Creators 2nd Annual Awards Brunch Presented By Motions Hair And Ciroc at Mr. C Beverly Hills on June 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators )

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Recap: Culture Creators Celebrates Russell Simmons, Charlamagne, Angela Rye During BET Awards Weekend

Recap: John Singleton Brings ‘Snowfall’ to Atlanta

FX Networks hosted an advance screening of the highly anticipated new drama series “Snowfall” in Atlanta.

After the screening, Yung Joc of Streetz 94.5 moderated a Q&A with co-creators John Singleton and Dave Andron along with cast members Damson IdrisCarter HudsonIsaiah John and Angela Lewis.

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Attendees included Jovita Moore (WSB-TV), Judge Terrinee Gundy (Municipal Court of Atlanta), Marlo Hampton (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Mary HoneyB Morrison (NY Times Best-Selling Author), Reece Odum (Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners”) and Reg Rob (actor).

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“Snowfall”  premieres Wednesday, July 5 at 10/9c on FX.

Photo Credit: James Pray for FX Networks

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Recap: John Singleton Brings ‘Snowfall’ to Atlanta

Recap: New York Socialites Celebrate Sun at JBL Poolside Casino Party

It’s rooftop weather in New York City, and some lucky socialites got their fill last week at the JBL Poolside Casino party, held on the rooftop of Life Time Sky (605 West 42nd at 11th Avenue) in midtown Manhattan.

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DJ Wonder and New York’s own Jus-Ske kept the music flowing as VIPs, influencers, tastemakers and music enthusiasts enjoyed the luxe rooftop, offering scenic views of the NYC skyline.

We spotted tons of celebrities, including host Shanina Shaik, Angela Simmons, Sue Tsai and former Bravolebrity Arzo Anwar.

We sipped on light cocktails thanks to Tequila Avión & Martell and snacked on small bites — that looked too healthy for my palette (I like foods that will clog my arteries! Don’t judge.).

The fun part of the evening, aside from getting to take home a JBL speaker, was playing casino with faux casino chips at blackjack, poker and roulette tables. I won a pretty penny before pinching myself and realizing it was fake. Womp!

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Still, the best part of the evening was getting to take home a water-friendly JBL speaker.

I went home and tested it out immediately and was pleasantly surprised at the upgrade from the JBL 2 to the JBL 3. (Yes, I had the 2 and the difference is amazing!) Not only does the JBL 3 offer bass that I just didn’t have, but the sound quality is definitely improved. Kudos for making a good product great!
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Photo Credit: Dorothy Hong/Nicole Sweet/Team Epiphany

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Recap: New York Socialites Celebrate Sun at JBL Poolside Casino Party

Theatre Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Cockpit in Court

You might consider your family quite normal after paying a visit to the Brewster family.  After all, it’s unlikely that you have corpses in your cellar, even if you have skeletons in your closet.  But, if you decide to visit the Brewster family,  please say “no thank you” if two sweet senior citizens offer you a glass […]
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Theatre Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Cockpit in Court

Macy’s Backstage Outlet Store Grand Opening

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Macy’s Backstage is a new outlet store located in select cities.  The department store is one of my favorite retailers because Macy’s has something for everyone. Last weekend, the store hosted their Macy’s Backstage Grand Opening at The Riverchase Galleria.  The event included music, gift totes, and a selfie booth. Local shoppers came out to the […]

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Macy’s Backstage Outlet Store Grand Opening