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By : BCN Staff

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**We strongly encourage all to take careful precautions when going out to public events! Follow the venue’s requirements regarding vaccination/negative Covid tests and masking instructions! Always double check the event online just in case they need to cancel!**


11/01 Industry Night at Garage B! Local music labels and artisans come together to sell their wares at this big night presented by IBOOKTHINGS and Content Brakes. Expect live DJs, food, drink, charity raffle and a food drive! @Charles River Speedway 4PM All Ages FREE

11/01 Get2theGig Presents: Winter, Peel Dream, Magazine, Sailor Down @Lilypad 7:30PM All Ages $12-15 @get2thegigbos

11/02 Meteor Police, Black Beach, Circumstances, Anxious Wave @O'Briens Pub 8PM 21+ $10-12

11/03 Rosewater Records presents Dear Nora, going222jail, Bong Wish @Lilypad 7:30PM All Ages $13-16 @rosewaterecords

11/04 The Jim & Val Show a musical story-tell duo about love gained and lost. Open mic included! @The Napoleon Room at Club Cafe 7PM 21+ FREE

11/05 Sal Baglio benefit show for Zumix Singer, guitarist and songwriter Sal Baglio returns to his home of East Boston @Zumix 7PM

11/05 LIVE JAZZ @EXIT Gallery All Ages $ome Cost @exitgalleries

11/05 Do-It-Yourself: Tour Booking Basics workshop with Maddy Simpson (of Sweet Petunia) This workshop is recommended for musicians looking to expand their audience base by dipping their toes into touring. An emphasis will be put on DIY touring through house concerts and untraditional venues, but more traditional venues and booking processes will also be discussed. @Club Passim 1PM All Ages $50

11/06 Sunday Soul & Jazz Brunch Join us every Sunday for all you can eat soul food brunch buffet and live jazz featuring Boston's finest local talent! Reservations strongly suggested! @Darryl's Corner Bar + Kitchen 11AM All Ages $20-26

11/06 Bars Over Bars & Boston's Big Four Present: Hiphop Showcase Vol. 10 @The Jungle 9PM 21+ $10 @thejunglecmc

11/07 Get2theGig Presents: Fracture Type, Bay Street, Alenka @Charlies Kitchen 8PM 21+ $5 @get2thegigbos

11/07 Experimental Electronic Music ft. D.U.M.E., Don Nothing, Limbc, Oxalis @Midway Cafe 7:30PM 21+ $5

11/08 Get2theGig Presents: Thank You, I'm Sorry + Perspective, A Lovely Hand to Hold @Cantab Lounge 7PM 18+ $12/15 @get2thegigbos

11/09 Get2theGig Presents: Actor Observer, Life Itself, Kid Disaster, Moss Tongue @The Rockwell 7PM 21+ $15-18 @get2thegigbos

11/11 Bars Over Bars Presents: Krispy Clean Hiphop Showcase Vol. 8 @Krispy Clean Kicks 7PM All Ages $10

11/11 Clear The Floor rave night. BIPOC curated & center! Every 2nd Friday. @Union Tavern 9PM 21+ $20 @clear.the.floor

11/11 Soul Sessions Catch a vibe every Friday night as DCBK takes you on a weekly musical voyage through jazz, R&B, soul, and funk! Reservations required! @Darryl's Corner Bar + Kitchen 7PM 21+ $10

11/11 Illegally Blind Presents Tenci + Hour @Lilypad 5PM All Ages $12 @illegallyblindpresents

11/11 Constantly Terrified, GhostPlanet, Sepsistic, Horrible Earth, Eyes Pressed In @Sammy's Patio 7PM 18+ $12

11/12 Sunburned Hand of the Man, Matt Lajoie, Dyr Faser Kris Thompson's 60th Birthday @Lilypad 7:30PM 21+ $10

11/12 Savageheads, Innocent, The Massacred, Lifeless Dark, Eye Witness Savageheads record release!! @Brighton Elks Lodge 7PM All Ages $15

11/12 Boudoir presents LUV NRG Soundsystem Test Tour featuring an extended b2b set from Eris Drew & Octo Octa with Boudoir resident Mx. Blaire opening up the night. Please join us to commune amidst the powerful vibrations of love and dance music. @Charles River Speedway 6PM $ome Cost, tickets at door @entertheboudoir

11/12 KIDS LIKE YOU AND ME'S ANNUAL RAMA LAMA DING DONG FEST! featuring Germ House (RI), Children of the Flaming Wheel, Father Hotep (Amherst), Johnnie and the Foodmasters, and KLYAM DJ spinning doo wop! @O'Briens Pub 8PM 21+ $10 @theklyam

11/13 ONCE Presents: Sapling, Exit 18, Tiberius @The Rockwell 6PM 18+ $15 @oncesomerville

11/13 Artists for Artists Presents The Artist Takeover ft. hip hop artists like Cyph GTTB, Paula Feris, Luke Yetten, Nim K, Lawjq, Lila and more! Food, bar, and open cypher as well! @The Jungle 7:30PM 21+ $10 @artists_for_artists_society

11/14 Get2theGig Presents: Bedtimemagic, Doom Beach, Deprogrammer Cult @Charlies Kitchen 8PM 21+ $5 @get2thegigbos

11/14 Disowned, Be Released, Done, Gnasher @O'Briens Pub 7PM 21+ $10-12

11/15 Lane, Class President, Sunglaciers, Betty Moody @Midway Cafe 7:30PM 21+ $5 @tinyoakbooking

11/17 Get2theGig Presents: Young Jesus @Cantab Lounge 9PM 21+ $13-15 @get2thegigbos

11/19 Public Speaking, Thalia Zedek, Luxury Deathtrap, Storax Sedan @O'Briens Pub 8PM 21+ $13

11/19 Linnea’s Garden, The Lights Out, Emily Grogan Band, Crow Follow @The Jungle 7PM 21+ $10

11/19 Genocide Pact, No/Mas, Vomit Forth, Sentient Horror @Ralphs Rock Diner 8PM 21+ $18

11/20 The Collective Takeover Showcase hosted by Gizzy Honcho + Greatness ASF ft. performances by Mourning Run, Sol Reav, Mikey Dzzz, Muda, Loko Da Demon, Flyhighuzi, Nim K, and more! @The Jungle 7:30PM 21+ $10 @hustle_killer_hq

11/25 Get2theGig Presents: l.ucas + Notebook P @O'Briens Pub 9PM 21+ $13/15 @get2thegigbos

11/26 Move, Street Power, Fool’s Game, Killing Me, Break the Cycle, The World, Fraud @Upton VFW 5PM All Ages $15

11/25 Product of Waste @Brockton VFW 6PM All Ages Free

Bad For The Community Podcast Full of hot takes, local hip hop, and deep culture! Come for the reckless entertainment, stay for the laughs! New episodes every week! Listen on Spotify + Youtube. Follow on IG @bftcpodcast

It's Lit Boston Podcast has a new dope Spotify playlist called "It's Lit Boston Presents: VIBES FROM THE STATE" updated weekly with local new music you need to check out! I hear they take submissions too! Also on Youtube and Soundcloud

Master of the Chamber A Competitive Hip-Hop Event by THRILL Studios featuring the best local MCs around! If you miss them in person then check out each round on Youtube. Search "enjoythethrill" and look for THE CHAMBER. On IG @masterofthechamber

TheMUSEUM TV + The Soundlab present The Testing Lab a bi-weekly event where local musicians can perform their original music and get feedback from a panel of experts! Spots fill up fast so make sure to stay in tune @thesoundlabma or email


11/03 thru 11/06 ANIKAYA presents: The Women Gather weaves together music, dance, storytelling, and ritual. The work centers women’s experience, with a conscious awareness of the diversity of gender presentation within women. @The Strand Theatre

11/04 Abilities Dance presents Inversion Instead of re-creating famous ballets, Andrew Choe and Ellice Patterson are creating their own story and dismantling what ballet is and who is on stage to tell these stories. @Wimberly Theatre @abilitiesdanceboston

11/04 The Orchard comes home to Boston after it's Off-broadway debut in New York, combining live theatre and technology in the Arlekin Theatre Company's visionary take on Chehkov’s The Cherry Orchard. Tix available virtual or online at @Arts Emerson $25+

11/04 Theatre for One: We Are Here (Nairobi Edition) Hop on your computer to check out 6 virtual microplays by female writers/performers from Kenya by Octopus Theatricals' Artistic Director Christine Jones. Tix at @Arts Emerson FREE

11/04 thru 11/06 VLA Dance presents: ALIVE Hibernian Hall and VLA DANCE invite you to the premiere of ALIVE: a dance theater experience with immersive elements, live music, dance, theater, awe-inspiring visuals and costumes. @Hibernian Hall All Ages $20 @dancevla

11/05 Drag Brunch! Performances with music by DJ Beg Bick live in the South End! Call venue to make reservations after purchasing your ticket. @Bootleg Special 12PM All Ages $10/15

11/05 The Open Theatre is back in person as part of My Body My Choice, a national series of readings featuring women telling their stories via monologue. Tix at

@St. John's Episcopal Church 7PM

11/10 The Chinese Lady is the subversive and poetic story of Afong Moy and her life as a side show act in a changing America from 1834-1879. Tix at @Central Square Theater $20+

11/12 thru 11/13 The Harlem Renaissance Revisited with a Boston Flavor Presented by the Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program Company. Call 857-204-5312 for ticket information @Roxbury Community College 7PM $30, $15 for ages 12 and Under

Thru 11/19 In SpeakEasy Stage's show, English, The stakes are high for 4 Iranian students to pass their English exam and change their lives. Tix at @SpeakEasy Stage $25+ @speakeasystage

11/19 The Flavor Continues + Release Your Dance presents The House Exchange a house competition by the community for the community, a space for dancers to be immersed in the authenticity of club life and share exchange with one another. Open Cypher preliminaries start at 3PM. The actual competition will be in a “stalking” format. $200 Cash prize. @MOTA Fitness 2:30PM All Ages $10/15 @theflavorcontinues

Comedy At The Jungle Peter Liu hosts a comedy open mic with a lineup of great Boston comedians every Tuesday @The Jungle 9:30PM 21+ $ome Cost

Duck Duck Goofs Presents Night School $4 Drinks. The funniest comedians. A true late night show. Enter through the hidden door on the side of the building, and walk into an abandoned classroom that we've transformed into a speakeasy. Every Saturday night! @Cambridge Community Center 8PM + 10PM 21+ $15

Duck Duck Goofs Presents Goofs Underground: Comedy Under the Cantab Every Thursday enjoy local comedians, live music openers, and drink specials @Cantab Lounge Basement 8PM 21+ $10


11/10 Japan's all-time favorite director Akira Kurosawa and actor Toshirō Mifune join forces in Sanjuro, the samurai movie that inspired Clint Eastwood's iconic career in westerns. Don't miss!! Tix at @Brattle Theater 6:15PM $12-14

11/14 Father Surrealist film Luis Bunuel’s sexy and satiric masterpiece, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie screens @Coolidge Theater 7PM $13-15 @thecoolidge


11/05 November Photo Meet Up by Women Artists In Action. Theme is cute & spooky. Attire should be family friendly and no nudity allowed as there are sometimes children in the area. Buildings can be dusty so wear a mask if you have a sensitivity. @Medfield State Hospital 10:30AM All Ages FREE

11/05 Headstrong: A night filled with art, music, beverages and good people for a good cause Art from the Boston Button Factory resident artist, Ari Hauben will be on display alongside work by artist Jimmy McCaffrey as well as special guest artist, & director of the Boston University CTE Center, Dr. Ann McKee. A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Concussion Legacy Foundatio. @Boston Button Factory 6PM @arihaubenart

11/06 Artist Talk: Joiri Minaya with Camilo Alvarez Join Joiri and moderator Camilo in conversation to discuss Minaya's practice and body of work. This artist talk is presented in conjunction with Minaya's solo exhibition, The Great Camouflage. @Coolidge Theater 2PM FREE

11/06 Oaxacan Woodcarving Workshop Learn basic tools and techniques of this folk-art form, passed down through generations, from Oaxacan woodcarver Norbert Fabian @ Eliot School for the Arts 9:00AM–5:00PM $285

11/08 Vernon St Studios Benefit Bake Fundraiser Flatbread in Davis Square will be donating a portion of their sales to Vernon Street Studios to help support their Fall/Winter Open Studios on December 3rd & 4th. Meet some fellow artists, participate in a 50/50 raffle and of course enjoy some DELICIOUS pizza! @Flatbread 5:30PM–9:30PM All Ages

11/14 Designing with Canva: Digital Literacy Class During this two hour workshop you will learn how to use Canva – a free, graphic-design tool website with access to millions of graphics, photographs and fonts. This is a great class geared towards artists, activists, creatives, business owners and alike. @Somerville Media Center 12:00PM– 2:00PM FREE

11/19 Brickbottom Open Studios 2022 Please join Brickbottom Artists and Joy Street Studios in celebrating their annual open studios event where 60+ artists and artisans open their studios to the public. @Brickbottom Studios 10:30AM–4:30PM

11/19 Virtual Chinese Brush Painting Classes: "Autumn Persimmon Series" Take a Saturday afternoon to relax, create, and meditate from your home with this class. Presented by PAO Arts Center. Classes taught in Mandarin, but English-friendly. Deadline for registration with mailed supplies: 11/6. Please allow 10 days for mailing and delivery. Register at @2PM–3:30PM 18+ $15-45

The Great Camouflage by Joiri Minaya features three new large-scale photographic collages; never before exhibited paintings, photographs, and wallpaper; and the video Sábila / Leche. In this exhibition, Minaya explores her relationship to changing landscapes as a migrant, a diasporic subject, all while grappling with the contested and intertwined colonial histories of the Caribbean and the Northeast United States. On view until 11/13 6PM-8PM @Praise Shadows Art Gallery, Brookline

Project Room No. 2: Azadeh Tajpour is a multidisciplinary artist born in Tehran and based in Boston. This installation is based on camera footage that documents an encounter with a US border patrolman in front of a library, while he was preventing a family from meeting inside the library. Each piece in this installation represents a part of that footage. On view until 11/12 Wed-Sat 1PM-6PM @BCA Mills Gallery

Shared Habitat Earth is an art exhibit and a call for action, and it is returning to Boston’s Waterfront! SHE suggests cross species respect, intercultural solidarity, and a shared sense of responsibility. It celebrates the beauty of nature and exposes the dramatic impact of human activity on the environment. On view until 12/10 Sun-Sat 7AM-10PM @The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf A Temple For The Queer And Unconventional Anukriti’s A Temple for Timeless Beasts, the newest exhibition in the 1:1 Exhibition Series at Boston Center for the Arts (BCA). Open Mic: Prayers for Queer Salvation: 11/5 7PM-9PM. Exhibition open until 11/12 ZINES 11/04 Boston Art Book Fair A free, all-ages three-day art event uniting all levels of the arts community. As one of the largest Art Book Fairs on the East Coast, this curated event features over 130 exhibitors, artists and publishers. With art installations, DJs, workshops, panels, and a chance to mingle with truly innovative artists and creatives of our generation, this year’s fair invites audiences of all ages to engage in an art-filled weekend to expand their ideas about print. First night is a ticketed 21+ preview party 6-9PM. @Boston Center for the Arts All Day All Ages FREE 11/12 Boston Anarchist Book Fair This event hopes to bring together people struggling to destroy capitalism, imperialism, patriarchy, heterosexism, transphobia, racism, colonialism, statism, fascism, slavery and all other forms of oppression. Come browse local authors and publishers! All workshops are also virtual to enjoy from home! Masks required! @Democracy Center FREE Breaking The Chains Mag Vol. 7. No. 1 The Woman Worker out now! The expanded organizing of women workers has the potential to bring class struggle front and center to the women’s movement in ways that have been repressed and elided over the last several decades. What do these developments mean for women workers in the struggle for socialist liberation? How do we utilize our history, a vast history of women’s leadership and initiative in the labor movement, to inform our work in the current context? Snag your copy at COMIXSCAPE LJ-Baptiste, art educator and cartoonist, runs this vibrant comic book series featuring the adventures of a bright-eyed, perpetually preteen boy and his raccoon sidekick. Learn more and buy a copy @xscapistlj Flight Or Visibility Cookbook Unlike most cookbooks, this one has very few actual recipes. It is designed to empower readers to get creative in the kitchen, developing their own sense of flavor and spicing, balancing their meals, accommodating dietary restrictions, and using some basic tips and tricks such as cutting onions without crying! With illustration by Lavender Menace Press! Snag one at a show or hit them up for one on IG @flightorvisibility

How to Fight Hundutva from the Diaspora & more! Payal Kumar creates powerful, unique digital zines that are available for free online! Explore these beautiful pieces and learn tools of knowledge to expand your notion of a “zine”.

Middle of Nowhere (Part One) This is the journey of two main characters; Andre and Tracey. The story is true to its title, as you are dropped in a random point of their lives. You literally navigate the timeline with them as their journeys intertwine. What seems like nothing, or nowhere, wherever you are... means something. Book created by Mechillwave. Grab a copy here and check out other cool wares! @chillwvy


11/04 Dunamis Presents: In Conversation with Mara Novembre Join us and Designer, Wardrobe Stylist and Entrepreneur, Mara Novembre. @GrubStreet 6PM $15 @mara.novembre

11/05 Experience a traditional Dia de Los Muertos celebration and honor your loved ones who have passed with live music, authentic Mexican food, ballet folklorica and an altar ceremony that dates back thousands of years. Tix at door. @Spontaneous Celebrations $TBA

11/20 Bartlett Square Makers Market is a summer/fall monthly market featuring local creatives, artisans, and craftspeople. The goal is to bring together the local artisans of JP in a safe, accessible space where people can meet, share their skills and materials, and learn from one another. @18 Bartlett Square, JP. Every 3rd Sunday 11AM to 3PM

11/25 Record Store Day At Tres Gatos Black Friday at Tres Gatos is part of Record Store Day, the celebration of indie record stores, the people who shop and work there and the incredible music they carry. Like other RSDs, it will feature hundreds of rare, limited and special release albums; unlike other RSDs, it also provides a perfect chance to get a head start on the holiday shopping season and the opportunity to find the perfect gift for the music fan on your list. Weather permitting, the event will take place outside and we will be offering free coffee and pastries. @Tres Gatos 9AM –4PM

Central Square Farmer’s Market open every Monday 12PM-6PM from until 11/21. Their footprint, like last year, includes Norfolk Street and Starlight to increase space for vendors and distancing for shoppers.

Melanin Owned Business Vendors Flea Market is back at a new location 1351 Hyde Park Ave every Saturday 12PM-5PM. Spoken Word open mics too! Contact 585-237-8487 for vending opportunities. Vendors of color please reach out! @m.o.b_vendors21

Lucy Parsons Center, your favorite radical bookstore and community space, is moving back to the South End (Into MakeShift’s former spot). They need your help fundraising to make the transition smooth and help keep this Boston staple going! To donate visit or check their social media @lucyparsonscenter

Hatch Makerspace Workshops Tons of free with registration workshops all month long. From programming to sewing to making paper flowers, Hatch is a really cool community spot you have to check out!


11/17 The Wellman Anti-Racism Effort Presents Social Issues in Optics and Photonics: a discussion group Accessibility and equity in optical technology: a case study @Democracy Center 4:30PM–6PM All Ages FREE

BDS Boston recognizes that Israel has been involved in the oppression of not only Palestinians, but people in the Caribbean, Central, South, and North America, Africa, and Asia. Israel and the US have been jointly responsible for developing the infrastructure of surveillance and repression of people of color and immigrants. They are committed to building alliances with other groups to fight this oppression. Join the movement! @bdsboston

Cocoon Collective A weekly drop-in space for young women and girls affected by incarceration to receive academic support and mentorship as well as work on seasonal goals. Every Monday 4PM-5PM via Zoom. Email to join -

The Eastern Mass Abortion Fund provides assistance to people who live in or are coming to Eastern Massachusetts for an abortion and provides people with funding and practical support to access abortion care. They help them get onto MassHealth quickly or find doctors that will take their insurance. They negotiate with abortion providers and pay for callers’ bus or train tickets, car rides, hotels, childcare, and translation services.

North American Indian Center of Boston Their mission is to empower the Native American community with the goal of improving the quality of life of Indigenous peoples. They honor Indigenous people who may or may not be part of a federally recognized or state recognized tribe, as well as the peoples whose tribes have been split by the U.S.-Canada border and the U.S.-Mexico border. Lookout for all kinds of awesome community events and gatherings! @naicob91


GRANT FOR DANCERS: Next Steps for Boston Dance This grant program aims to support Greater Boston choreographers creating original work in any dance genre and at any career level, post-college, to move forward and take a “next step” in their careers. Deadline to apply is 11/3/22

CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS! Gallery 263 is taking pitches for their Spring 2023 art exhibition. Organize and present a well-curated exhibition of contemporary art from start to finish, with guidance and support from the staff. A successful proposal considers our unique, multi-functional space and engages our audience visually and conceptually. Open to New England artists of all media types and career levels. Deadline 1/8/2023 Apply online at

Originally published in-print in Boston Compass Newspaper #152 November 2022


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