CONSENT: A Participatory Installation of Marika Whitaker – Opening Reception
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

CONSENT: A Participatory Installation of Marika Whitaker – Opening Reception

CONSENT : A Participatory Installation of Marika Whitaker 
March 15th - March 18th at Spaceus
Opening reception + reading: Monday, March 18th 7 - 9pm 

In CONSENT, installation artist Marika Whitaker uses map pins and thread to create text on the walls of the Porcelain Gallery at Spaceus. This process highlights the multiple uses of the bathroom as a site of material exchange: bacterial, sexual, textual and more. Whitaker investigates consent and the various ways we say yes and no and everything in between. Through this participatory installation, Whitaker invites contributors to thread the text, write on the walls, and engage in exchange and leave a trace. All are invited to leave their mark, connect the dots between yes, no, maybe, so, and watch the space between take sculptural form.

The exhibit will be open for participation during gallery hours Saturday (3/16) and Sunday (3/17) from 12 - 4pm, as well as the opening reception (3/18) from 7 - 9pm. The suggested donation for this event is $5 - $15. You can make donations through Eventbrite or during the event.

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TASTE OF THE SOUTH END
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

TASTE OF THE SOUTH END

  • The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Taste of the South End gathers over 40 of Boston's best restaurants together for a night of delicious bites, wine tastings, and camaraderie in support of AIDS Action's programs and services for those living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Eat well, do good,and meet fabulous people!

More information and tickets available here: https://tasteofthesouthend.org

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Feminist & Queer Happy Hour – Honoring You Good, Sis
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist & Queer Happy Hour – Honoring You Good, Sis

Networking is hard and weird. Meeting casually in a no pressure environment like this happy hour (we hope) is a way to network as people who care about the same things. Ideally there would also be cats, but I haven't figured out how to make that part happen yet.

In March, Feminist & Queer Happy Hour is checking out a new spot in Somerville, Remnant Brewery to raise funds for You Good, Sis! You Good, Sis is a collective for black and brown women looking for a mental, physical and spiritual check in. We strive to define and a create a specific space dedicated to the wellbeing of women of color. We are most proud of the people who consciously choose to be part of the community and continue to show up.

The event is free but we're asking for a suggested donation of $5 (cash or Venmo). We'll also be raffling off a 5 class pass with a 30 day expiration (for new students only) to Bow Street Yoga. All are welcome! Please invite folks!

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Creative Business Coaching with Maggie Battista
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Business Coaching with Maggie Battista

After The Fresh Collective’s last event, one of the most requested workshops was creative business coaching. You asked, we answered! On two Friday mornings in March, Maggie Battista will host two Creative Business Coaching Sessions, for up to 10 participants. Each session includes a light 30-minute meal.

Session 1: March 22, 10am-1pm
Session 2: March 29, 10am-1pm

During each session, five of you (plus Maggie!) will spend 3 hours getting to the heart of your business matters to discuss the best path for you. If you need a little push to transition into a new career, start a new business, or reinvigorate a project you’re working on right now, this collaborative group session with Maggie may be exactly what you need to make it happen. You’ll get access to Maggie’s resources, her decades of start-up experience, and her generous spirit.

Together, you may conceptualize your dreams, develop actions toward your goals, and understand and tackle obstacles. In this group session, we'll all participate and support each other, with Maggie's guidance.

These group sessions are conducted in person and are non-refundable and non-transferrable. We do reserve the right to cancel if we don't fill the sessions and in that case, a full refund will be issued to anyone who bought tickets. When signing up, please indicate whether you prefer the 22nd (session 1) or 29th (session 2).

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Awaken the Spirit: A Spring Equinox Vision Board Magic Workshop at We Thieves
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Awaken the Spirit: A Spring Equinox Vision Board Magic Workshop at We Thieves

  • Bow Market Canopy Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spring Equinox calls in the energy of rebirth and renewal. It is a time of blossoming open, reconnecting with the magic of our spirit and unfolding into the joy that the seasonal shift brings with it. It is a potent time to plant the seeds of what you want to bring to fruition in your life and in this 2-hour workshop, we will do just that. It is time to create and celebrate!

Join our hostess and goddess Shira Brenner for an uplifting and transformational workshop to create our own Spring Magic. Together we will align the natural opening up, new energy, life, and blooming beauty within the season and around us. 

In this We Theives workshop, we will:

- Connect to the insight of your heart's wisdom through guided meditation.
- Receive a Sage Smudge Stick / Palo Santo for your own home use and ritual.
- Learn how to use seasonal energy and the Springtime Goddess, Ostara to harness goodness in our lives.
- Create your Spring Equinox Intentions in writing and through craft to ask for and receive what you want. 
- Have your manifestation in writing for accountability.
- Get guidance from the Goddess Guidance Soul deck.
- Introspect and connect with like-minded, amazing humans just like you.
- Create a Vision board collage around what your soul desires.
- Celebrate and declare what you are calling in. This will amplify the intention and make the magic a reality.

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MAKER SUPPLY MARKET WITH MAKE & MEND
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

MAKER SUPPLY MARKET WITH MAKE & MEND

  • 1 Bow Market Way Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Make & Mend is hosting their very first market but trust us, it’s not like any market you’ve been to before!

On Sunday, March 24th, we're hosting the first Maker Supply Market. What does that mean? Well, this market is meant to be a market where you can sell your seconds, one-offs and leftover supplies. Think of it almost like a yard sale. This is a market geared towards creative types while helping you, as a maker, clear out some old supplies and kick off the 2019 market season in a fresh note.

This market will take place from 11am-3pm in the Bow Market lobby areas and the Canopy Room Events Space. Due to space restrictions, we are not able to select every applicant for this market.

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Girl Magic Market
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Girl Magic Market

THE DAY WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR

We’re hosting our first ever Girl Magic Market at @market.casablanc featuring many of our members working across fashion, art, writing, and crafts for a day of shopping and shooting. Support local and small businesses while catching a vibe with beats provided by @babyyyels. Photo stations and open studios brought to you by @winkstudiosma with an installation by @petals.onpetals, @princephotobooth, @sergiadupoux and @allyschmaling.

Event is free and open to all ages but we’re accepting donations to help fund events like this in the future. Grateful for our sponsors @snowdaes, @brewdawakeningcoffeehaus, @1981ramenbar, & @boydandco_ for helping us make this happen. See you magical creatures there! 

Vendors!

Clothing: 
@vintagevoa
@ferociousclothing
@prstfit

Magazine: 
@visualmag_

Handmade: 
@lecksydee
@letmewriteyouapoem 
@sirmilkyquartz
@brwngrlz

Bubble tea:
@limeredteahouse

Donations: https://tinyurl.com/gmmdonation

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FLOURISH WITH BARBARA ROCHE
Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

FLOURISH WITH BARBARA ROCHE

Barbara Roche’s Flourish is a program for women wanting to slay their 2019 goals and who could use a boost of inspiration, motivation and perspiration. Barbara will guide you through a review of the first quarter of 2019, plan for the second quarter, help you recalibrate your confidence meter, and lead you through a fitness program that gets your brain and muscles in a zen place. Bring your sneakers!

Hosted by District Hall.

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A Slow Food Conversation: the Intersectionality of Race, Gender & Food Justice
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

A Slow Food Conversation: the Intersectionality of Race, Gender & Food Justice

Slow Food Boston is highly committed to supporting food justice, celebrating diverse communities, and sharing the belief that benefits of the good food movement are to be enjoyed by everyone. That is why we are excited to host our first Slow Food Conversation on the intersectionality of race, gender, and food justice on March 26th! With Black History month still visible in our rear-view mirror and in the midst of Women’s History Month, join us for a lively conversation in recognizing these impressive women who have made a name for themselves as entrepreneurs on the local food scene, hear about the challenges they overcame to achieve success in a male-dominated food industry and take part in a thoughtful discussion on how the Slow Food community can work collectively in developing a more equitable food system that's inclusive of everyone. 

Enjoy complimentary appetizers provided by Fresh Food Generation and grab a beer in tune with the seasons and current trends from our hosts Remnant Brewery. Additional food will be available for purchase. More details about participants to come.

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APRIL SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

APRIL SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE

In 2019, SMASH Boston is re-committing to its mission to dismantle the stodgy heteropatriarchal media landscape in Boston and beyond by consistently upholding and supporting our fellow sisters, femmes and gnc media makers. We will be hosting a standing monthly SMASH Salon at the PRX Podcast Garage!

Drop by to mingle, brainstorm project ideas with the group, play clips of what you're working on and receive feedback, skill share, vent about whatever is frustrating you professionally or creatively and generally bask in a cozy, supportive environment!

The monthly SMASH Salons will be low key and welcome to all. Bring your friends! Here's to another year ahead of community, growth and radical intersectional feminism in media and in our hearts.

ABOUT SMASH

SMASH Boston is a space where womxn can share their skills, feelings, and stories, while learning how to navigate obstacles rooted in gender. Whether we’re in the studio, out in the field, or behind a computer, we are constantly under the pressure to be the best and brightest at our craft, so we can serve as representatives for our fellow womxn makers. We’re in need of safe communities where our feelings are validated, where we can work through the struggles that a male-dominated work environment creates. Join our Facebook Group SMASH Boston.

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Happy Birthday, Inbound Boston!
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Birthday, Inbound Boston!

Inbound Boston was birthed into newsletter existence one year ago. To celebrate our first birthday, we're throwing an intimate bash at the Canopy Room. Come join us for cake and drinks and music and mixing and mingling. Promise they're all super cool people who love Boston as much as you do.

Your ticket gets you: entrance to a sweet space with quality people, snacks, cake. Beer and wine will be for sale.

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Inbound Boston is your newsletter guide to the city, bringing curated news and events directly to your inbox every M/W/F morning. Subscribe here: www.inboundbos.com

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NOURISH YA GRL
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

NOURISH YA GRL

NOURISH YA GRL
FOOD. CONVERSATION. MEDITATION. 

YOU GOOD SIS? x GRLSQUASH Collab

Join You Good Sis? and GRLSQUASH for a two-part rumination on self through food, conversation, and meditation. The most recent issue of GRLSQUASH, titled SELF, focused on many facets of identity, relationships, and ideals surrounding our bodies + ourselves. During this event we will decompress and replenish with a GRLSQUASH-led circle discussion on nourishment followed with an activation portion led by You Good Sis?. 

Thoughtful refreshments will be provided to enjoy while we unwind. 

What is provided: light snacks and DiasporaCo’s turmeric tonic

What to bring:

  • A water bottle + a journal

  • Comfortable clothes to move in

  • Yoga mat

Additional notes:

  • The event will begin promptly at 6:30, so if you arrive late please be courteous of the conversation. 

  • The movement portion of the evening will begin at 7:15. In order to participate in this, please arrive no later than 6:45. Guests who arrive past this time may not be admitted out of respect for the space.

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How to Smash Garlic and the Patriarchy Launch Party
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

How to Smash Garlic and the Patriarchy Launch Party

Join GRLSQUASH + Overseasoned in celebrating the launch of our collaborative publication, How to Smash Garlic and the Patriarchy! We've partnered with Tanám and Rebel Rebel, both Bow Market-based spaces featured in How to Smash, to bring the pages to life (and to give you some yummy snacks + drinks). Your ticket to the event gets you a copy of How to Smash Garlic and the Patriarchy, one drink + snacks at Tanám, and one drink at Rebel Rebel. 

7:00-9:00 Snacks* + drinks** at Tanám 
9:00-11:00 Drinks** at Rebel Rebel

*All Tanám snacks will be vegetarian-friendly. 
**Your purchase of a ticket for this event gets you one free drink ticket at each location, but more drinks will be available for purchase if you're interested! 


About the publication: How to Smash Garlic and the Patriarchy is a collaborative publication between GRLSQUASH and Overseasoned dreamed up over coffee and a shared mission to shout from the rooftops about all the amazing womxn in the Boston food + beverage scene. How to Smash is filled to the brim with the who, what, when, where (and wear), + why (but do we really need to tell you why?) of Boston womxn smashing garlic + the patriarchy. Inside you’ll find a recipe for Your Very Own Feminist Cake, a jam-packed Day in the Life of the founder of a womxn’s food organization that’ll leave you wondering if she’s found the secret to time travel, a map for where to smash the patriarchy in Boston’s restaurants, retail, and other food-centric spaces, and more. We can’t wait to share this truly smashing publication with you!

About Tanám: While Tanám focuses on Filipino American cuisine and craft cocktails, our priority is encouraging connection and dialogue. We weave coursed dining into our narratives, often collaborating with artists to present stories that don't often get told, shared by the people who live those stories. All the while, racial equity, labor justice, and environmental justice guide our decisions as a QPOC-majority owned worker-cooperative.

About Rebel Rebel: Rebel Rebel is a no-rules natural wine bar in Somerville's Bow Market. We give a fuck (about wine and about you). We believe a wine bar can be a place for the community to engage, grow, and communicate. We also believe in the power of natural wine to bring us back to the foundations of our connection to farmers, to women, and to the planet. Think that sounds like a bunch of woo-woo bullshit? Come hang out and let us show you what we do.


Full list of contributors and features: Amy Larson, Brienne Allan, Covet, Dahlia Snaiderman, Ella Rinaldo, Elle Dioguardi, Elle Scott, Ellie Tiglao, Emma Ruff, Erin Robertson, Frankie Concepcion, Haley Fortier, Irene Li, Jess Graham, Joanie Walker, Julia Emiliani, Karen Akunowicz, Kelsey Munger, Kit Collins, Kyisha Davenport, Lauren Friel, Leigh Belanger, Liz Sux, Lucia Austria Patrick, Madison Trapkin, Maggie Batista, Nicole Fichera, Paridaez, Practice Space, Rita Tinega, Sam Dolph, Spaceus, Suhayl Ramirez, The Fresh Collective, Tiffany Mallery, Tracy Chang, and We Thieves.

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Creative Business Coaching with Maggie Battista
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Business Coaching with Maggie Battista

After The Fresh Collective’s last event, one of the most requested workshops was creative business coaching. You asked, we answered! On two Friday mornings in March, Maggie Battista will host two Creative Business Coaching Sessions, for up to 10 participants. Each session includes a light 30-minute meal.

Session 1: March 22, 10am-1pm
Session 2: March 29, 10am-1pm

During each session, five of you (plus Maggie!) will spend 3 hours getting to the heart of your business matters to discuss the best path for you. If you need a little push to transition into a new career, start a new business, or reinvigorate a project you’re working on right now, this collaborative group session with Maggie may be exactly what you need to make it happen. You’ll get access to Maggie’s resources, her decades of start-up experience, and her generous spirit.

Together, you may conceptualize your dreams, develop actions toward your goals, and understand and tackle obstacles. In this group session, we'll all participate and support each other, with Maggie's guidance.

These group sessions are conducted in person and are non-refundable and non-transferrable. We do reserve the right to cancel if we don't fill the sessions and in that case, a full refund will be issued to anyone who bought tickets. When signing up, please indicate whether you prefer the 22nd (session 1) or 29th (session 2).

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5th Annual Girl Up Boston Coalition Regional Summit
Mar
31
9:30 AM09:30

5th Annual Girl Up Boston Coalition Regional Summit

On Sunday, March 31st, join the Girl Up Boston Coalition for the 5th Annual Boston Coalition Summit at District Hall! It will be an interactive, inspiring day of action and awareness! Hear from student leaders and inspiring speakers on what it means to empower girls everywhere.

You will leave this summit with a new sense of empowerment to make change not only in your community, but also around the world. Connect with other students like you who want to make the global community a better place.

Already have a club? Great! You will be able to strengthen your support network and learn new skills through workshops and lectures. Not yet involved in Girl Up? No worries! There will be advice for supporters of all experience levels.

Lunch will not be served at the event, but there will be an hour break where attendees can go to nearby restaurants for lunch. Special thanks to our sponsor District Hall Boston.

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - WASHINGTON, D.C.

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their April 6th WASHINGTON, D.C. STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Are you ready to join the movement? Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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GRLSQUASH @ INDEPENDENT ART BOOK FAIR LA
Apr
12
to Apr 14

GRLSQUASH @ INDEPENDENT ART BOOK FAIR LA

  • Los Angeles, California USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GRLSQUASH will be tabling at our first Los Angeles event, the Independent Art Book Fair! Come say hi, pick up a copy of Issue 2, and celebrate all the amazing independent publications we are lucky to share a space with! Location will be announced soon!

Independent Art Book Fair (IABF) is a new platform for an independent group of publishers, bookmakers, and artists. Participants include a selection of artists, galleries, and publishers–presenting projects, editions, and publications that reflect and create a dialog among current ideas relevant to contemporary art and artistic practice. With a mission to create an accessible and approachable environment where publishers, artists, and visitors can have valuable experiences by connecting with each other within a larger creative audience, IABF is open to all.

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Feminist Portrait Series + Celestial Bodies Activity
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Feminist Portrait Series + Celestial Bodies Activity

  • 67 35th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11232 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This April Make Art and Cry is hosting Friends Weekend, four days of great art, performance, and food in NYC at artist Wes Sam-Bruce’s Industry City studio. As part of this, The Cauldron has been invited to spend a day at the studio we are fckn THRILLED.

Cauldron co-founders Carlie and Kate will be running this feminist photoshoot and “Celestial Bodies” activity. Get a portrait taken by Carlie in front a backdrop featuring artwork by Wes Sam-Bruce accompanied by lush plants. Kate will guide you through an activity that explores how you relate to nature and connect to your power. You will walk away with a personalized zine and 5 portraits. Come stand in your power and explore how you connect with the natural world.

There are only 6 total sessions available. *Carlie will deliver 5 final images within seven days of the photo shoot.

Pro-tip: In the evening, we will be hosting a feminist communal meal. Save your seat at the table today.

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Friends' Weekend: The Cauldron Meal
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Friends' Weekend: The Cauldron Meal

  • 67 35th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11232 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Cauldron is hosting a special Brooklyn Meal as part of Make Art and Cry’s Friends Weekend. At this Brooklyn feminist meal we will bond over good food, good energy, standing in our power, self-care, supporting each other, and feminist magic. This potluck style communal meal is one of the IRL ways we get new folks to together, get vulnerable, and get full. Come join us!

This event is a Potluck, so please plan on bringing a dish to share and a utensil to serve it with.

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GRLSQUASH @ Women Chefs & Restaurateurs 2019 National Conference
Apr
27
to Apr 29

GRLSQUASH @ Women Chefs & Restaurateurs 2019 National Conference

GRLSQUASH is thrilled to announce our involvement in the 2019 Women Chefs and Restaurateurs conference! Our founders Madison and Jess will be there to curate a pop-up gallery featuring the work of a few of our favorite contributors Nancy Pappas (Issues One + Two), Ally Schmaling (Issue Two), and Kat Giordano (Issues One + Two). All work will be available for purchase at the conference and part of the proceeds will go to a WCR x GRLSQUASH Scholarship for Creative GRLS in Food! (Scholarship details coming soon.)

Madison + Jess will also lead a podcast recording session, topic TBD, which will be available via WCR after the conference.

Founded in 1993 by eight of the nation’s top women chefs and restaurateurs, WCR celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a current membership of thousands of women, offering a variety of opportunities for professional development, advocacy and mentorship. Learn and grow with the great women of the culinary world at the WCR National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota from April 27-29, 2019.

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - ATLANTA
May
31
to Jun 2

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - ATLANTA

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their March 31- June 2 ATLANTA STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Are you ready to join the movement? Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - BAY AREA
Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - BAY AREA

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their June 6th BAY AREA STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Are you ready to join the movement? Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - LOS ANGELES
Jun
8
1:30 PM13:30

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - LOS ANGELES

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their June 8th LOS ANGELES STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - BROOKLYN
Jun
27
1:30 PM13:30

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - BROOKLYN

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their June 27th BROOKLYN STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Intermediate Brush Calligraphy Workshop with Tara Lee
Mar
17
3:30 PM15:30

Intermediate Brush Calligraphy Workshop with Tara Lee

Join Spaceus member Tara Lee for an interactive and hands-on brush calligraphy workshop. The intermediate level class is intended for individuals with beginning brush calligraphy experience and looking to expand their practice further.

The class will cover capital letters, numbers, and additional styles of calligraphy with light instruction. All materials including pens, practice sheets, cardstock, and cards will be provided.

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Intro Brush Calligraphy Workshop with Tara Lee
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Intro Brush Calligraphy Workshop with Tara Lee

Join Spaceus member Tara Lee for an interactive and hands-on brush calligraphy workshop. Tara will guide participants in the basics of brush calligraphy, including proper technique and variations in letterforms. All materials including pens, practice sheets, cardstock, and cards will be provided.

Bring your favorite quote to write, and participants will leave with a completed piece of artwork ready to frame and gift. 

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Womxn's Circle with You Good Sis?
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Womxn's Circle with You Good Sis?

Join You Good SIs? in a small group setting to explore the healing power of your breath in community. If you're ready to release, rest, recharge and deeply connect with yourself, plants and some other amazing humans, you need to come through! This month they will continue their practice of leaning into the energy of your 2019 intentions and working through any blocks that you are ready to release so you can access more joy, self-acceptance and love.

THE BREATHWORK MEDITATION CIRCLE

We'll begin in circle, setting our intentions for the practice and identifying anything we are ready to heal and let go of. We’ll be incorporating the use of a hot cacao drink. Cacao helps expand your heart space and makes you open and ready for breathwork meditation and vulnerability. Then we will spread out and get comfy on our mats to begin a 45-minute breathwork journey, guided by a two-part pranayama breath, music and essential oils. You will use the fullness and healing power of each breath to feel your intentions, move through your limitations, nourish your nervous system, and deeply connect with your own energy and wisdom. Our group size will be limited so you can receive individual support and guidance, if needed. We will close in circle, with plenty of time for sharing and integration. Light snacks and tea will be available.

You Good Sis? is a collective whose aim is to provide a nurturing community for POC (People of Color). The group focuses on providing spiritual, physical, and mental check-in’s to a group of people who have historically lacked access and education to these basic realms of well being.


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Inhale, Exhale: A Solo Exhibition of Nada Shuaib - Opening Reception 
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Inhale, Exhale: A Solo Exhibition of Nada Shuaib - Opening Reception 

Inhale, Exhale: A Solo Exhibition of Nada Shuaib
March 16th - March 20th at Spaceus
Opening Reception: March 16th, 6:30 - 9:30 

Artist Statement: 

I am from Sudan, Saudi Arabia and the United States. As a global nomad, the journey of identity is an ongoing process. My identity is not from one culture, one experience, or one place, it is a fusion of cultures, homes, memories, and people that I carry with me. Recently, I have entered a pivotal stage in my life where I am reflecting and projecting on the space that I occupy. In this exploration, I find myself constantly struggling to grasp my current reality which lies on a narrow ridge between physical and metaphysical forms.

Using my Third Culture Kid identity as a platform for this body of work, I attempt to discern my life experiences through a self-created deep breathing of light manifesto. Each art piece conveys an emotional state through colors, materiality and gesture. For me purple is a symbol for inhaling, subtelity, challenges, hardest goodbyes, and feelings of not belonging, and yellow is a symbol for exhaling, clarity and hope. Inhales vs. exhales, shadow vs. light, purple vs. yellow, beginnings vs. endings; each dichotomy represents the tension that stimulates my curiosity and fuels my journey of self-discovery.

During the opening reception, Shuaib will give a walkthrough of the exhibition and artistic process starting at 7pm. The suggested donation for this event is $5 - $15. You can make donations through Eventbrite or during the event. 

The exhibition will be open during normal Spaceus hours which are: Monday - Friday: 12 - 7pm and Saturday - Sunday: 12 - 4 pm.

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MARCH SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

MARCH SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE

In 2019, SMASH Boston is re-committing to its mission to dismantle the stodgy heteropatriarchal media landscape in Boston and beyond by consistently upholding and supporting our fellow sisters, femmes and gnc media makers. We will be hosting a standing monthly SMASH Salon at the PRX Podcast Garage!

Drop by to mingle, brainstorm project ideas with the group, play clips of what you're working on and receive feedback, skill share, vent about whatever is frustrating you professionally or creatively and generally bask in a cozy, supportive environment!

The monthly SMASH Salons will be low key and welcome to all. Bring your friends! Here's to another year ahead of community, growth and radical intersectional feminism in media and in our hearts.

ABOUT SMASH

SMASH Boston is a space where womxn can share their skills, feelings, and stories, while learning how to navigate obstacles rooted in gender. Whether we’re in the studio, out in the field, or behind a computer, we are constantly under the pressure to be the best and brightest at our craft, so we can serve as representatives for our fellow womxn makers. We’re in need of safe communities where our feelings are validated, where we can work through the struggles that a male-dominated work environment creates. Join our Facebook Group SMASH Boston.

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A Few Weird Recipes Vol. 2 Launch Party
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

A Few Weird Recipes Vol. 2 Launch Party

A Few Weird Recipes #2: The unsolicited followup to the 2018 guidebook by GRLSQUASH contributor Kit Collins that included garlic shortbread cookies, the one definitive way to boil an egg, and nut butter–beer pairings. Who says okra isn't a toast topping? Who says horseradish can't belong in a scone?

Come on out to Spaceus to chat and snack with like-minded cooks and enjoy a complimentary spread of bites from the zine. Copies of "A Few Weird Recipes" 1 and 2 will be available for purchase, along with hand-carved stamps from which the zine illustrations were rendered.

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Just Because We're Magic Series: Mental Health + Self-Care
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Just Because We're Magic Series: Mental Health + Self-Care

Join Spaceus member Valerie Imparato for a discussion group series, Just Because We're Magic, following up on the themes of her most recent exhibition, which explored what it means to be a black woman in America, and all of the beauty, struggle, and innovation that that entails.

The first in the series will center around mental health + self care, in particular in relation to being a black woman in Boston. Val will be joined by Arielle Gray + Theresa Sophia of What's On Your Mind Inc. and Jaylee Oberg + Rachael Junard of You Good, Sis? in a brief talk, leading into an open group discussion. Jaylee & Rachael will end the event with a group meditation + self-love exercise.

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We, Ceremony Kickback
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

We, Ceremony Kickback

Join We, Ceremony on Thursday, March 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm celebrating Boston womxn of color. The evening will include refreshments, raffle drawings, and a chance to meet local grassroots leaders and other womxn of color.

What to expect?
- Opportunity to meet other woc in Boston
- Good food* & music
- Raffle prizes (includes gifts from Anita Kurl and Sephora)

* Please keep in mind this is a closed space for womxn and femmes of color only *

Dudley Cafe's kitchen will be open until 7:00pm and the bar will be open for coffee and alcoholic beverages. Spots are limited. Please release your ticket or email us at hello@weceremony.com if you can no longer attend!

A special thank you to Dudley Cafe for providing the space and Anita Kurl for donating a swag bag and a complimentary Deva Curly Cut and Sephora Prudential for donating a gift basket!

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Gastronomy and Career Possibilities
Mar
14
3:00 PM15:00

Gastronomy and Career Possibilities

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So you love food and its intersecting disciplines, and decided to get a degree in it... What’s next?

Join us for a talk with three presenters affiliated with the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) in Northern Italy on the unexpected career paths of foodies with degrees. Featuring GRLSQUASH’s very own Events and Editorial/Board Member, Maham!

This talk will highlight the intersectional applications of gastronomic expertise within the global job economy through the career stories of three UNISG affiliates (two alumni and one faculty). The personal stories and topic theme aims to demonstrate varying pathways for graduates in this field to contribute to society through their professional work, personal interests, motivations, and happiness.

Room: Jaharis 155, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Featured Speakers:

Jonathan Gebser, one of the early graduates of the University of Gastronomic Sciences founded in 2004. His passion for wine led him to Slow Food in 2009, and he now works as a curator of the Slow Wine Guide.

Paolo Ferrarini, Head of Communications at the University of Gastronomic Sciences and Managing Editor of The New Gastronome. He is the opposite of a social-media expert, but has been managing just fine since 2004.

S. Maham Rizvi, a 2016 graduate of the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Maham is a line-cook turned food researcher turned aspiring engineer. She now works at MIT, exploring her interests in tech and entrepreneurship, organizes at the Restaurant Opportunities Center, and is on the editorial board of a Boston-based womxn’s food, culture, and art journal, GRLSQUASH.

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Slow Wine 2019 US Tour - Boston!
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Slow Wine 2019 US Tour - Boston!

Join a free, industry tasting of 70+ wine producers from Italy, California, and Oregon!

Tuesday, March 12th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at City Winery in Downtown Boston.

Preview the 2019 Slow Wine Guide, discover new wines, and meet the people behind the bottle who represent Slow Wine values. This is a sincerely unique occasion to taste several wines of small-scale producers and go in depth about the criteria Slow Wine upholds for viticulture and vinification.

The Slow Wine Guide maintains their unique approach to wine criticism. The selection process is rigorous and based on the fundamental Slow Wine principals – sustainability, transparency, connection with the land, and high quality production.

Slow Wine Editore, publisher of the Slow Wine Guide, is holding tasting events for press and industry during their annual multi-city US tour, stopping in San Francisco, Portland, Denver, New York and Boston.

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The Fresh Collective Meetup
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

The Fresh Collective Meetup

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Join The Fresh Collective on March 10th for a casual aperitivo hour meetup at super-talented @thefreshcollective.co member @karencake 's gorgeous new enoteca @foxandknife. Sip a spritz, nibble a snack, and get to know some fascinating local women in food. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We'll hang out from 4pm-7pm in the front of the restaurant. No need to rsvp. Cannot wait to see you there!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Spaceus Creative Writing Crit Group
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

Spaceus Creative Writing Crit Group

Come join Spaceus for the second creative writing crit group session! We'll meet at Spaceus from 4-7pm at 11 First Street in East Cambridge (a former Finagle-a-Bagel turned arts space). After you register, we'll follow up with you individually to get your pieces ahead of time to workshop!

A place for aspiring writers, experienced writers and everyone in between to share their works-in-progress. Bring your short stories, poetry, plays, experimental nutrition labels, you name it! If you've found yourself scribbling away in a notebook during off hours, or on napkins while waiting for dinner companions, yet have had no other sets of qualified eyes to look over your work yet, then please join us for a night of collaboration and inspiration!

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Spaceus Clothing Swap!
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Spaceus Clothing Swap!

Celebrate Daylight Savings Time with Spaceus and spring forward with a refresh of your closet - sustainably! Bring in a fun (yet neglected) piece or two and get something in return. There'll also be tunez + snacks!

Have any unusable clothing, but don't want to just throw it away? We'll also be collecting clothing to be recycled!

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SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - PHILADELPHIA
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

SheChef 2019 Level Up Speaker Series - PHILADELPHIA

Join SheChef for the 2019 Level Up Speaker Series at their March 3rd PHILADELPHIA STOP! More info coming soon.

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About SheChef: SheChef is a professional networking organization for food entrepreneurs, aspiring and seasoned chefs and other professionals working in the food and beverage industry. With a special focus on women of color, SheChef aims to bridge the gender and race gap in the culinary industry. Beyond providing hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen, SheChef teaches professionals about the business behind culinary arts and provides information on the latest scholarships, internships and job opportunities for women to reach their full potential.

Check out their membership page and  follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Love Language: Opening Reception
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Love Language: Opening Reception

Love Language : A Solo Exhibition of Elle DioGuardi
March 4th - March 12th, 2019
Opening Reception: March 8th, 7 - 9 pm

Elle DioGuardi: Artist Statement
I am interested in reflections, both physical and psychological. With my work, I strive to create a situation in which a viewer reads a phrase and reflects on it while confronted with their own physical reflection. I draw text phrases and symbols from significant personal experiences or feelings. I create these pieces by meticulously removing part of each mirror’s reflective backing by hand, an activity which for me is both visceral and meditative, an act of admonition as well as control.

My newest body of work, “Love Languages”, is loosely inspired by the The Five Love Languages - a personality assessment tool based on the idea that every person has a preferred way of giving and receiving affection. To explore this concept of categorizing intimate moments in personal relationships, I have created a series of mirror pieces, one for each of the five love languages. A viewer can see their reflection in one mirror at a time, in turn reflecting on each “language” and its application to their own interpersonal relationships.

With my public works, I want to bring this act of contemplative reflection to strangers out in the world. I’ve created small, quiet installations in public restrooms and commuter trains using stickers of short text phrases. Each text phrase may echo an internal anxiety, a sweet memory, or a closely held fear for the viewer, and I want for each piece to be a reminder, however small, that this internal experience is universal.

Elle DioGuardi is a conceptual artist & photographer living in Boston, MA. Originally from Illinois, she has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, with a focus on text art, installation, photography, and gender studies. Elle works primarily with mirrors, both new and found, by etching into the back side surface of the mirrors. She also uses text, both with these mirrors and in the public sphere. Elle has a background in photography and works as a professional photographer, photo archivist, and studio assistant. More of Elle's work can be found at www.elledioguardi.com and @elledioguardi on Instagram



The suggested donation for this event is $5 - $15. You can make donations through Eventbrite or during the event. The exhibition will be open during normal Spaceus hours which are: Monday - Friday: 12 - 7pm and Saturday - Sunday: 12 - 4 pm.

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OPEN WINDOWS COLLECTIVE PUBLICATION RELEASE @ PRACTICE SPACE
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

OPEN WINDOWS COLLECTIVE PUBLICATION RELEASE @ PRACTICE SPACE

Join Practice Space for the release of Open Windows Cooperative’s on process.

Written, handmade and published by Ava Sayaka Rosen and Alexandra Jane Williams, on process reflects on the often invisible labor behind art practice and is the product of their 2017 artist residency at This Will Take Time.

Open Windows Cooperative was co-founded by Alexandra Jane Williams and Ava Sayaka Rosen in 2016 and is a community print shop, bindery and collaboration space located in the Bayview district of San Francisco. Through workshops, gallery shows, and community events, they work towards common goals of wellness, creativity and social-racial-economic-environmental justice. They believe in art’s ability to empower us, to connect us with our intuitive minds and bodies, and to transform us from consumers to producers of meaning. 

Alexandra will give a brief talk about the work and the residency, publications will be available for sale, and refreshments will be provided. FREE!

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Aláya Prix Fixe
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Aláya Prix Fixe

Aláya Prix Fixe menu begins!

For Kapampangans, aláya is the intangible, metaphysical, universal, infinite, divine, life force or spirit. It is the soul, and literally means “that which is not there”. Aláya makes an appearance in the generations-old Kapampangan folk song "Atin cu pûng singsing," which chronicles the loss of an important ring and the desire to get it back by any means. However, not all is as it seems. The song is a basultû, a type expected to be paradoxical, enigmatic and layered. This coursed prix fixe dinner takes you through the verses of the song and describes its relationship to our identity as Kapampangans, our role in revolution and the ways in which aláya appears.

Prepaid reservation for parties of 1-10 –$90 per person. The Aláya Prix Fixe menu is available for reservations every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the month of March.

Tanám is a food and art space soon to arrive in Union Square and is the next big undertaking for the Boston-based Filipino American pop up Pamangan. Tanám offers intimate 10-seat experiences meant to immerse guests in narratives that are personal, historical, cultural and political.

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Women's Day at Bow Market
Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Day at Bow Market

Support women in small business by spending your time and $$ at Bow Market on International Women's Day - March 8th!

Remnant Brewing will be participating in a Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, brewing a beer to fund Pink Boots Society, which focuses on educational opportunites for women in the beer industry. It will be released in late March!

Bow Market's Women Owned and Operated Businesses:
Tanám
Rebel Rebel Somerville
Canopy Room
Variety Bar
Homeslice
9000 things
Peston Shop
Filomena Demarco
Brows by Renata
Jaju Pierogi
Hot Box
Saus
Buenas
maca
We Thieves
Gate Comme de Filles
Make and Mend
The Comedy Studio

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EMPOWERED: POETRY, LIVE MUSIC, AND PANEL @ DISTRICT HALL
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

EMPOWERED: POETRY, LIVE MUSIC, AND PANEL @ DISTRICT HALL

Empowered is a night of poetry, live music with a panel curated to empower Women of Color and encourage them to heal from their traumas and change their narratives.

Featuring panels and appearances by Slandie Prinston, Keyona Aviles, Tiffany Magnum, Massiel Torres, and Allegetta Alive. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

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LIFE DRAWING @ SPACEUS
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

LIFE DRAWING @ SPACEUS

Life-Drawing with a nude model, snacks, drinks, and drawing materials included! Timed poses starting with short warmups and extending into longer poses, plus a long break in the middle for socializing, snacks, and drawing tips. All skill levels welcome!

We provide the model, drawing supplies, snacks/drinks, and supportive atmosphere. Bring your own sketchbook and beverage if desired : )

RATES: 3 hour Session: $15 (Cash/card at the door)

**Please RSVP. Seating is first-come, first-served. More information available at the Spaceus website.

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Healing Salon I: Defining Home
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Healing Salon I: Defining Home

The Boston Immigrant Writer's Salon is proud to host our first ever Healing Salon!

Meet a community of fellow immigrant writers and join us for a night of snacks, good company, and guided discussion on a topic specific to the immigrant experience. The goal of this gathering is to give us an opportunity to share space, self-reflect, and empower each other! For this meeting, that topic will be "Defining Home."

Space is extremely limited, so sign-up is required. Attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and you will receive an email confirming your attendance. We hope to see you there!

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GRLSQUASH @ FOOD BOOK FAIR
Mar
2
to Mar 3

GRLSQUASH @ FOOD BOOK FAIR

GRLSQUASH will be tabling at the Food Book Fair! Come visit us, pick up a copy of Issue 2, and check out the amazing food publications we are lucky to share space with!

For the 2019 New York edition, Food Book Fair is leaning all the way into our signature, fan favorite event — the magazine festival within the fair, previously known as Foodieodicals — with a weekend-long pop up in partnership with Smorgasburg + the Brooklyn Flea. It all goes down Saturday March 2nd - Sunday March 3rd at Atlantic Center (625 Atlantic Ave., between Gap and Party City, across from Barclays Center).


Food Book Fair launched in 2012 as the first event of its kind: part festival, part conference, set at the intersection of food culture and food systems. Dubbed the "Coachella of writing about eating," "a voracious reader's dream," and "food geek heaven," our event remains ceaselessly inspired by food media — books, yes, but also magazines, television, film and radio. Our dynamic programming also includes screenings, dinners, workshops and much more. We're nerdy, yet cool; forward-thinking, yet historically aware. We're Food Book Fair. 

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HANGRY GIBBON THAI FOOD TASTING DAY AT TANÁM
Feb
28
9:00 PM21:00

HANGRY GIBBON THAI FOOD TASTING DAY AT TANÁM

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Friends of Tanám, Hangry Gibbon, are opening a restaurant soon and serving Thai food made from scratch! Come through for an a la carte menu of their test kitchen recipes.

About Hangry Gibbon: Hangry Gibbon is a team who passion for Thai food focusing on real flavors savory dishes and decadent cocktails. Hope you guys enjoy these recipes as much as we do.

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HERSTORY: BLACK WOMEN IN BOSTON HOSPITALITY
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

HERSTORY: BLACK WOMEN IN BOSTON HOSPITALITY

Join the folks at Tanám for a conversation and celebration of black women in Boston food and beverage, featuring a tasting menu of cuisine across the African Diaspora, and cocktails honoring our roots past and present.

Tanám is a food and art space soon to arrive in Union Square and is the next big undertaking for the Boston-based Filipino American pop up Pamangan. Tanám offers intimate 10-seat experiences meant to immerse guests in narratives that are personal, historical, cultural and political.

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STAMP-MAKING WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

STAMP-MAKING WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS

Come to Spaceus empty-handed and leave with a functioning rubber stamp for decorating and personalizing labels, gifts, and stationery. Participants will be familiarized with the materials used in hand-carving a design into rubber, watch step-by-step carving demonstrations, and practice with provided tools. Using either instructor-suggested images or a design of their own creation, participants will carve their own rubber stamp to take home and put to use!

This class will be taught by Kit Collins, local illustrator/artist and Spaceus member. Kit has created hand-carved rubber stamps for commercial clients including the ICA/Boston, GRLSQUASH and BRAIN Arts Organization.

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THE CAULDRON: PART IX
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

THE CAULDRON: PART IX

The Cauldron: Boston-based feminist magic featuring monthly communal meals and meet-ups to bond over good food, good energy, standing in our power, self care, supporting each other, and hexing the patriarchy. 

Spots are limited! Sign up if you want to dinner party with us + are available to attend. Ten spots are available. Part IX attendees will be announced soon!

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