ALLSTON LIVING ROOM READ
Jan
22
8:00 PM20:00

ALLSTON LIVING ROOM READ

ATTENTION BOSTON-BASED QUEER POETS: Allston Living Room Read is looking for another poet to participate in the QUEER POETRY READING SERIES! Plus, they’re on Instagram now @allstonlivroomread

When: TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND

Where: SECRET ALLSTON LOCATION — DM ALLSTON LIVING ROOM READ OR JULIA ON INSTAGRAM FOR DETAILS

PS. Check out the ALRR shoutout in this Boston Hassle piece by GRLSQUASH friend Kylie Terra Burnham

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MAKER MINGLE: BOSTON'S AUDIO HAPPY HOUR AT PRX PODCAST GARAGE
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

MAKER MINGLE: BOSTON'S AUDIO HAPPY HOUR AT PRX PODCAST GARAGE

Join PRX and AIR for a monthly Maker Mingle at the PRX Podcast Garage. Meet other people interested in audio, get advice, and learn about the vibrant podcasting community here in Boston. 

We provide snacks + drinks. Everyone is welcome and admission is always free!

AIR is a vibrant international network of 1,200 makers powering public media and podcasting. The Boston-based organization identifies, cultivates and deploys storymakers to deepen understanding of and bring enlightenment to people worldwide. Since 2010, AIR’s national incubator, Localore, has engaged more than 400 independent, station-based, and community producers creating work that spans digital, broadcast, and street media platforms — challenging and inspiring other media makers to join in at AIRmedia.org. AIR’s most recent report to the field, “Break Form: Making Stories With and For The People,” provides insights into making community-driven stories and shares AIR’s vision for a more inclusive public media to push beyond convention and embrace new forms of stories. 

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SMASH SALONS @ PRX PODCAST GARAGE
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

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. So — beginning this month — 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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THE CAULDRON: PART VIII - WITH FEMS!
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

THE CAULDRON: PART VIII - WITH FEMS!

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. 

The Cauldron is SO excited to co-host their January communal meal with the incredibly + important FEMS. The Feminine Empowerment Movement is a grassroots nonprofit, creating the 1st and only poetry slam tournament for feminine identified people.

Sign up if you wanna dinner party with us + are available to attend. Twelve spots are available. Attendees will be announced soon!

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She Will Write for Food: A GRLS Guide to Food Prose and Publication
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

She Will Write for Food: A GRLS Guide to Food Prose and Publication

Join SheChef and GRLSQUASH for an afternoon on women + food writing at the Canopy Room in Bow Market. SheChef Founder Elle Scott will be joined by GRLSQUASH Founder Madison Trapkin to moderate a panel of Boston-based women food writers featuring Afton Cyrus of America's Test Kitchen and other special guests. 

The panel discussion will include an interactive element as attendees are invited to fill out their Diary -- a food writer's workbook created specially for GRLS -- with guided reflicitons and prompts throughout the program. 

Following the panel, food vendors will be set up with brunch-y goodies and complimentary coffee, so come hungry! Attendees will also recieve a curated gift bag with selected items from SheChef, GRLSQUASH, Overseasoned, + more. 

Vendors:



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.

If the ticket price is a challenge for you + you're passionate about attending, email us! SheChef and GRLSQUASH are always looking for volunteers. 

hello@grlsquash.com
SheChefInc@gmail.com

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A CONVERSATION ON "HOW I FUNDED MY DREAM FOOD BUSINESS" AT FRESH COLLECTIVE
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

A CONVERSATION ON "HOW I FUNDED MY DREAM FOOD BUSINESS" AT FRESH COLLECTIVE

Fresh Collective founders Maggie Battista and Leigh Belanger will moderate a conversation on the many paths to funding your dream food business. We'll learn from a range of female business owners at different stages about what worked for them and what didn't. Panelists will discuss the various ways to raise money--from working with investors to crowdfunding, from getting bank loans to applying for grants or awards. Each ticket comes with a free drink from our cash bar – you can buy additional beer and wine, too. Several of our favorite local food makers will sell and sample their goods, so you can snack, sip, and mingle before and after the panel. Stay tuned for vendor announcements. See you there!

Featured Panelists include:

Jody Adams, chef and co-owner of TRADE, Porto, and Saloniki Greek
Teresa Maynard, owner of Sweet Teez Bakery
Evy Chen, owner of Evy Tea
Heather Schmidt, owner of Landsmith (forthcoming; and co-owner Union Square Donuts)
Bev Armstrong, owner of Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer

Where: Alley Powered by Verizon, 10 Ware Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cost: $40/ticket

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HOW TO START-A-FOOD-BIZ: WORKSHOP AT DISTRICT HALL
Jan
29
8:30 AM08:30

HOW TO START-A-FOOD-BIZ: WORKSHOP AT DISTRICT HALL

As part of District Hall’s “How to” Workshop series, we have partnered with CommonWealth Kitchen to bring you “Start-A-Food-Biz” workshop which is perfect for food businesses in the idea-stage and the about-to-launch phase of food business growth.

Start-A-Food-Business covers a broad array of topics to think through as you prepare to launch your food business. We’ll cover regulatory requirements for different types of food businesses, and discuss best practices and considerations for those starting food trucks, catering companies, other direct-to-consumer businesses, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies.

Agenda:

8:30-8:45 AM Light breakfast
8:45-9:45 AM How to "Start-A-Food-Biz" workshop
9:45-10:00 AM Q&A and Networking
10:00 AM Event concludes

Registration required. 

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Eser’s The Nosh 2019: Jewish Stories Told Live… at Mamaleh’s
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

Eser’s The Nosh 2019: Jewish Stories Told Live… at Mamaleh’s

  • Mamaleh’s Delicatessen - One Kendall Square (map)
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Eser’s The Nosh 2019: Jewish Stories Told Live… at Mamaleh’s
Sharing stories, Cultivating Connection, Nourishing Community

Are you Jewish? Jew-ish? Jew adjacent? A Jew by choice? Or thinking about converting? Are you in an interfaith relationship? Single? Happily married? Happily divorced? A new parent? A graduate student? A recent graduate? No matter where you are on your Jewish journey…. whether you were raised Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Modern Orthodox, Orthodox, or nondenominational; whether you’re a Jew of color, active in the LGBTQ community; Mizrahi, Sephardic, Ashkenazi, and/or Israeli; whether you attended Jewish Day School, Hebrew School, participated in Hillel, did Eser, or none of the above; whether you’re a born-and-bred Cantabrigian or a newly-minted Bostonian…. we want to hear your story!

Come join us for The Nosh, an Eser event dedicated to celebrating our vibrant Greater Boston young adult Jewish community through its stories. We invite you to nourish yourself and your community, and to learn a little about yourself and your neighbors, while sharing your own unique story and eating Mamaleh’s delicious food! This event is supported by a CJP Young Adult Innovation Grant.

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When: Tuesday, January 29th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, One Kendall Square, 15 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Cost: $10 per ticket. Includes price of food consumption and one drink. You will be given a drink ticket at the door. Please bring mobile ticket and a form of valid ID with you. This is a 21+ event. Vegetarian and gluten-free food options will be available, although please note Mamaleh’s is not kosher.

***Event doors close at 7 p.m. for the main storytelling performance***
***Event registration is limited to 100 people; if you did not receive a confirmation email, please reach out to Sara at sgardner@hebrewcollege.edu***

Want to share your story at the event? Submit it to our Call for Stories here: https://goo.gl/forms/eHJWuM8bgXGci8sC3.

What is Eser? Hebrew for ten. Also a Hebrew College Adult Learning program sponsored by CJP, where young adults meet for 10 sessions of Jewish learning in Boston-area living rooms. Join Eser in March 2019 for “Ten Millennial Updates to Jewish Living.”

Questions? Email Sara at sgardner@hebrewcollege.edu.

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BOSTON ART REVIEW MAGAZINE: ISSUE 03 SUBMISSION DEADLINE!
Jan
30
5:00 PM17:00

BOSTON ART REVIEW MAGAZINE: ISSUE 03 SUBMISSION DEADLINE!

For our third issue, Boston Art Review welcomes submissions of critical perspectives, essays, reviews, interviews, and artwork for our forthcoming print publication: Tracing Movement.

In the wake of iterative shifts emerges monumental change. Tracing Movement seeks to examine the role contemporary art and artists play in shaping how we move through cultural, societal, ecological, and personal shifts.

This issue maintains space for diverse, alternative, and evocative work surrounding motion, migration, gestures, and collective actions in disciplines ranging from art and architecture to performance and technology. While this theme presents a guideline, we encourage you to present innovative and compelling ideas. Our editorial team will help guide you along the way.

All submissions and questions should be directed to submit@bostonartreview.com. For full guidelines and specifications, please visit http://bostonartreview.com/submit.

Pitches and submissions Due: January 30, 2019.

Final Materials and Drafts Due Before: February 15, 2019.

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FUTURE OF FOOD (DISTRICT HALL X GENERAL ASSEMBLY)
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

FUTURE OF FOOD (DISTRICT HALL X GENERAL ASSEMBLY)

Our food system is rapidly changing and these innovators are staying ahead of the game.

Join District Hall for lightning talks exploring the future of the food industry as it intersects with technology and changing consumer behaviors. We'll delve into the rising trends around food tech as it applies to on-demand delivery, access to healthy meal plans, culinary media, food waste management, and consumer experiences. Hear straight from experts in the space to small business food entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the industry in Boston.

Registration required. 
*By registering for this event, you agree to share the information provided to District Hall and General Assembly, the organizers of this event.

About Us

District Hall is the world’s first free-standing public innovation center. We are the living room of Boston’s innovation community: a place where people can work, exchange knowledge, build meaningful relationships, and make their ideas happen.

We believe that innovation is for everyone and that anyone with an idea is an innovator. Innovation is present everywhere: in entrepreneurship, but also in the social sector + public service, in the creative economy, within larger corporations, and in the very fabric of human interaction.

About Our Partner

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

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GRLSQUASH ISSUE TWO LAUNCH AT MOFAD
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

GRLSQUASH ISSUE TWO LAUNCH AT MOFAD

BODY OF WORK/BODY AS WORK: A Conversation with Womxn about Food, Art, and Activism as Labor

Join GRLSQUASH, a Boston-based womxn’s food, art, and culture publication, and MOFAD to celebrate the release of GRLSQUASH Issue Two: SELF. SELF explores food and the body as well as food and identity. All organizations and individuals were chosen because they represent unique parts of a greater, food-centric whole. From artists to activists to chefs, these voices combined can speak to the issues discussed within SELF; Issues of consumption, selfhood, and activism as they pertain to womxn and food. 

The evening will feature a conversation around issues of self, womxn, body, and food with panelists visual artist Danie Drankwalter, Chef Jenny Dorsey, Chef Ysanet Batista (founder of Woke Foods), and Naz Riahi (founder of Bitten: A Food Conversation).

After the panel, enjoy food by Yooeating, and an artist market featuring Put a Egg On It, Woke Foods, Sonic Yonix, Little Mountain Press, Danie Drankwalter, Milky Mag, Overseasoned Amy, and GRLSQUASH.


PANELISTS

MADISON TRAPKIN

Madison Trapkin founded GRLSQUASH in April 2018 with Jess Graham, her Best Coast BFF. Madison is a recent graduate of the Gastronomy Master's program at Boston University. She is also a freelance writer and mother to many plant babies.

JESS GRAHAM

Jess is the co-founder of GRLSQUASH and graphic designer extraordinaire. Jess lives in LA and is passionate about cat cafes, street tacos, and making good font choices.

JENNY DORSEY

Jenny is a professional chef, author and artist specializing in multi-platform storytelling fusing food with social good. Right now, she's especially interested in emerging technology, such as AR/VR. She leads a nonprofit studio named Studio ATAO, is the Co-Host of Why Food? podcast on Heritage Radio Network and runs her own consulting business. Her full biography, food portfolio and writing can be found at http://jennydorsey.co.

YSANET BATISTA

Ysanet Batista is a queer Black-Dominican woman, born in Harlem, NY and raised in between the Dominican Republic and Hialeah, FL. Ysanet graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI and spent a couple of years working in major hotel companies before transitioning to community based work. She is the creator of Woke Foods, a women of color led worker-cooperative focused on offering Afro Caribbean plant based foods through catering, cooking classes, and workshops. When she is not working on developing Woke Foods, Ysanet is helping other people start their own worker-cooperative businesses at Green Worker Cooperatives as the teaching assistant for their Coop Academy. She is currently a student at Farm School NYC earning a certificate in Urban Agriculture and is working towards acquiring land and starting a farm cooperative in her homeland of the Dominican Republic.

NAZ RIAHI

Naz is the founder and curator of Bitten, an event series that positions food as a pillar of culture and explores the space through the lens of creativity, innovation, art, justice, technology and more. She is also a writer with a collection of essays forthcoming.

DANIE DRANKWALTER

Danie is an illustrator + designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked with clients such as The Hoxton, Food-X, TNT Drama, Food52, WNYC Studios and Apartment Therapy to name a few. You can check out all of her work at http://daniedrankwalter.com and please let her pet your dog!


VENDORS

PUT AN EGG ON IT

Put A Egg On It is an irreverent digest-sized art and literary magazine printed on green paper out of New York City. It’s about food, cooking and the communal joys of eating with friends and family. The magazine features personal essays, cooking tips, photo essays of dinner parties and special art projects. Every issue also includes a themed recipe section.

WOKE FOODS

Woke Foods is a women-owned food service cooperative that taps into the healing traditions of Dominican and other Afro-Carribean food to create recipes, host cooking classes, teach workshops and cater events.

SONIC YONIX

Sonic Yonix is a bi-costal creative duo comprised of visual artists Bianca Gonzalez-Marra and Diandre Fuentes. Since 2013, they have been making comics and doodles that celebrate the quirky underbelly of femininity and brown girl power. http://sonicyonix.com IG: @sonicyonix

LITTLE MOUNTAIN PRESS

Little Mountain Press is an art and illustration independent press from New York and Shenzhen, China. The press established in the summer of 2018 by the illustrator duo Xiao Mei and Mountain Dog. Little Mountain Press published most zines and prints in risograph. As a duo, we love bright colors and not afraid to express our sexuality and our Chinese identity. Our mission is to transform boredom into joy and challenge people's perception through print media.  

MILKY MAG

Milky is an independent magazine about creative women and food founded by sisters Emily and Anna Kochman. We’re building a community of inspiring women working across a range of creative industries, and we’re talking to them about food: not just what they’re cooking and eating, but what it really means to them.

OVERSEASONED

Overseasoned is a multifaceted food venture founded by Amy Larson based in Cambridge, MA. Overseasoned began as a monthly publication of handmade mini cookbooks and has grown to include a collection of rad kitchen accessories like aprons and tea towels with Amy's slogan "Smash the Garlic and the Patriarchy.

YOOEATING

Yooeating is a Korean-American food pop-up featuring new takes on Korean home cooking, street food, and drinking culture in relation to other cultural cuisines and comfort foods. Irene Yoo is Detroit-born to Korean immigrant parents, raised on home-cooked Korean meals in California and street vendors in Seoul, and currently residing in Brooklyn and working at food media company. She also misses her mom's miyeok guk (seaweed soup) which she weirdly eats with rice and pieces of Kraft American cheese.

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GRLSQUASH ISSUE TWO BOSTON LAUNCH PARTY
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

GRLSQUASH ISSUE TWO BOSTON LAUNCH PARTY

Join GRLSQUASH in celebrating the release of their second issue, SELF, at PRX Podcast Garage! The evening will feature a presentation by Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), their Issue Two non-profit partner, + snacks, merch, and more!

The SELF issue is about embracing our struggles as much as it is about celebrating our triumphs. It’s about body, mind, and spirit. It’s about nourishing yourself as best you can. It’s an exploration of trauma and sadness and the luscious, magical fruit that can grow from the seeds of pain. It will ground you in the reality of your own experiences as you absorb those of the womxn represented within these pages. Relationships with food and nourishment are so deeply rooted in ideals of beauty and image – this issue is a meditation on the disconnects and overlaps therein. 

*Due to limited space, only ticketed attendees will be admitted unless otherwise noted. 


BARCC is dedicated to providing free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. They work with survivors of all genders, from the immediate time of crisis to years later. You can reach their hotline by phone 24-7 at 800-841-8371 or web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. every day. For more information visit the BARCC website: https://barcc.org



Visit the GRLSQUASH website here: https://www.grlsquash.com 
Or find them on Instagram @grlsquash, Twitter @grlsquash, or Facebook. 

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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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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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JUST BECAUSE WE'RE MAGIC: CLOSING RECEPTION @ SPACEUS
Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

JUST BECAUSE WE'RE MAGIC: CLOSING RECEPTION @ SPACEUS

Just Because We're Magic: A Solo Exhibition of Valerie Imparato at Spaceus

This solo exhibition of Valerie Imparato is about the classification, exotification, fetishizing, and scrutiny, of the female black body. It is fundamentally about what it means to be a black woman in America, and all of the beauty, struggle, and innovation that that entails. Black women are constantly criticized and assessed by white society, and as a consequence, by themselves. Black female bodies are exaggerated and distilled: big butt, cotton-haired, charcoal-skinned.

The same “characteristics” that define and condemn female blackness are celebrated in whiteness – from Kim Kardashian’s man-made shape, to Miley Cyrus in cornrows. Black women’s bodies are simultaneously sexualized, feared, and desired. The exhibition’s surrealist, and sometimes abstract, fine art, turns the idea of blackness on its head, while preserving “black girl magic.” The exhibition invites the viewer to rethink her definition of blackness, color, womanhood, magic, and most importantly, beauty. The artist invites each viewer to search for the magic and struggle in each piece, and to remember that both demons and gods are sacrificed; only humanity is spared.

As Jesse Williams so eloquently said,“Just because we’re magic, does not mean we’re not real.” Special edition prints will be for sale.

5:30pm - 7pm: Poetry performance. Artists will be announced soon!
7pm - 9pm : Closing Reception

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INTERMEDIATE WEAVING WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

INTERMEDIATE WEAVING WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS

Bring your own loom and come on down to Spaceus in Cambridge on Sunday January 13th for our intermediate weaving workshop. Learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy the diverse neighborhood that is Harvard Square!

This workshop, led by Needle and Knot’s Kara Dulin, is for weavers who have mastered the basics of weaving like warping up a loom, creating soumak and rya and finishing their weave on a dowel. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot before it’s gone! 

Workshop details:

  • 3 hours of instruction covering a variety of topics

    • shapes

    • twill patterns

    • negative space

    • tassels

    • pom poms

    • creating an open border

  • fibers and a dowel to complete a woven wall hanging

  • coupons and discount codes

  • champagne and light snacks

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BEGINNER'S WEAVING WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

BEGINNER'S WEAVING WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS

Have you always wanted to learn how to weave? Been curious about the process? Or maybe you’d just like to learn a new art form! Well, grab some friends and head out for a late morning at Spaceus in Cambridge to laugh, learn and create alongside both old and new friends alike. We will supply everything you’ll need for the workshop and the best part is you can take everything home! Well, maybe not the champagne.

Workshop led by Needle and Knot’s Kara Dulin.

Workshop details:

  • 3 hours of instruction 

  • 12” x 16” frame lap loom 

  • weaving tools (weaving comb, weaving shuttle, shed stick, tapestry needle)

  • fibers to complete a woven wall hanging

  • detailed instructional booklet

  • weaving tote bag

  • coupons and discount codes

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Opening Reception for 'THERE IS NO BAND' with AJ Rombach
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception for 'THERE IS NO BAND' with AJ Rombach

Join Issue Two contributor AJ Rombach for the opening reception of THERE IS NO BAND at Distillery Gallery along with other Boston-based artists. The show will run until February 10th with other event dates, TBA.

Through painting, sculpture, installation and video, Natessa Amin, S.E. Benezra, Sarah Pater and A.J. Rombach invite guests into their circle, a “coven" empowered by ritual practice, chance meetings, places of convergence, and a celebration of feminine identity. The four have developed personal lexical symbols that reinterpret elements of reality for the willing guest: something on the periphery, a circle on the edge, a tangential reality.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS: 

NATESSA AMIN 
natessa.com
Amin’s work incorporates symbolism and material practices siphoned from a coalescence of family history and African, South Asian, and Pennsylvania Dutch visual culture, mythology, and folklore. Her paintings and other works function as catalogs of experiences, dreams, events, memories, and desires, spiraling outward and reaching through time. The lived experience referenced in Amin’s work embraces an inherent truthfulness at a time when it is often difficult to tell what is real or fake.

S.E. BENEZRA
sebenezra.com
Benezra paints what she calls "sensations of vibrating light, endless space, and frozen time." Invisible forces influence the laws, carve the landscape and shape the body. The sense of scale oscillates between the micro and macroscopic. Her ceramics perform an interior function: often literally holding cut flowers, and an exterior one, where a meditative consideration of the flowers and the sculpture as vessel is offered through the glazed imagery.

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LIFE DRAWING @ SPACEUS
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

LIFE DRAWING @ SPACEUS

Come to Spaceus for three hours of life drawing with a nude model. All skill levels welcome! 

This will be an uninstructed life drawing session, starting with shorter poses to warm up and gradually building into 20-minute poses, with a long break in the middle for snacks, drawing tips, and socializing. No photography allowed. 

$10 to cover cost of materials.

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THE FACEBOOK DILEMMA: FILM SCREENING + PANEL @ SPACEUS
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

THE FACEBOOK DILEMMA: FILM SCREENING + PANEL @ SPACEUS

Join Spaceus for a screening of the documentary “The Facebook Dilemma” by Frontline — U.S. television’s most in-depth investigation of the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the globe: Mark Zuckerberg wanted to unite the world – but is he responsible for dividing it? 

This disturbing documentary raises crucial questions about FB. About its accountability, responsibility and internal modus operandi. The first natural response to it is - I’m disconnecting! To quickly realize - there is NO alternative! Instagram and WhatsApp are also owned by Facebook—and many of us use these apps everyday! Facebook is also THE main advertisement platform, for big and small businesses alike, as artists, or freelancers we are often brought to use FB as a major business tool. As activists this is the go to place to speak concerns and unite, what if future governments/ other players use this against us? Is our data safe?

This panel discussion is meant to shed some light on the work done by academics, journalists, politicians, thinkers and computer scientists to address those issues. Inspired by Blockchain technology, Solid (sir Tim Berners-Lee new venture- Inrupt), Onili ( artist working at Spaceus) is bringing this subject to the Spaceus table.

Speakers:
Juan Ortiz Freuler- Berkman Klein Center, Harvard.
Mitzi László and Ruben Verborgh - Inrupt.
Assaf Biderman- Senseable City Lab, MIT

Moderated by Onili

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Skin Food With Mary Taylor and Shannon Noel @ Jet Set Co
Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Skin Food With Mary Taylor and Shannon Noel @ Jet Set Co

Join holistic nutritionist Mary Taylor and herbal facialist Shannon Noel at Jet Set in a seasonal conversation series revolving around your skin.

Learn how different plants and herbs can be used externally and internally for radiant skin and health while sipping on a freshly made winter herbal elixer. You'll walk away with more clarity on how to holistically care for your skin and yourself for long term radiance.

~herbal elixers will be provided

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YOGA + TAROT WITH YOU GOOD SIS?
Jan
6
3:00 PM15:00

YOGA + TAROT WITH YOU GOOD SIS?

YOGA + TAROT

Join us for an evening of purposeful connection and mystical power!

When is it? : On January 6th, 2019

Where is it?: 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness

How much will it cost me?: $30

What do you need to bring?: You! A yoga mat (if you have one). Tarot cards (if you have them, not required for this event). A open sense of mind!

What can I expect at this event? : You'll be guided through a flow that gets your senses and body ready for the new year and then be led in a tarot session that teaches you the basics of what tarot is and how you can use it in your daily life. Tarot to some has been known as a storybook to our life. When we consult the tarot, we'll get shown the exact lessons we'll need to learn and master to live an inspired life. As always, you can expect light refreshments and snacks!

What is You Good Sis? : You Good Sis? is a collective whose aim is to provide a nurturing community for POC (People of Color). The collective 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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VISION BOARDING WITH YOU GOOD SIS
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

VISION BOARDING WITH YOU GOOD SIS

COME. EAT. DRINK + MANIFEST!

On December 18, You Good Sis? will be Hosting a Vision Boarding session to help you reach that next level of growth in your life!

This workshop will teach you how to harness the power of thought. Humans have the ability to positively transform our brains when we use our minds to visualize our thoughts, dreams, and goals. Wellness Guides, Rach Junard and Jaylee Oberg will be taking you on a journey that will help you provide clarity on your own goals and aspirations. You will be using a medium called a Vision Board to allow your brain to subconsciously scan for opportunities to turn your visions into tangible realities. Vision Boarding, strengthened by meditation, is one of the most powerful tools you can use to consciously craft your future.

This will be an evening of creative reflection and purposeful connection. Equip yourself with an unbreakable mental image of who you will become in 2019!

Snacks + Refreshments will be served.

COST: This event is FREE!!! We do humbly request that you spend some time with us so that we can help you work on you!I If you feel inspired by our work and want to continue to see more dope events, feel free to donate! We can't wait to see you!

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inspireFOOD4THOUGHT: CAFÉ NIGHT AT DISTRICT HALL
Dec
17
5:30 PM17:30

inspireFOOD4THOUGHT: CAFÉ NIGHT AT DISTRICT HALL

On Monday, December 17th, District Hall will host inspireFOOD4THOUGHT Café Night, a food innovation and sustainability-focused gathering, as part of our “Changing Face of Innovation” Café Night series. It is a timely topic given upcoming holidays and the food wastage crisis we see today.

The event will feature advice and forward-looking ideas from successful food entrepreneurs, those funding food and agriculture ventures, and it will be a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the rising stars in the Boston’s start-up ecosystem.

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MELADA ISSUE 01 SOFT RELEASE @ SPACEUS
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

MELADA ISSUE 01 SOFT RELEASE @ SPACEUS

Melada revolves around femme multiracial and multicultural identifying visual artists, the complexity of self-expression and representation through visual art therein, and the way those artists navigate western cultural institutions where their identity is at odds with the power structures in place. Melada is a print publication showcasing multiracial femme artists and works they have produced, alongside personal interviews about how they construct their own identities as multiracial people, how identity affects what and how they create, and how the power of perspective in institutional environments has influenced their work and personal lives.

The soft release of the first issue is an evening at Spaceus for the contributors and other local artist to get a copy, meet each other and share stories. Copies available for non-contributors for $12 each. Food and refreshments provided.

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Boston's Black Owned Business December Pop-Up Market (BBOB)
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Boston's Black Owned Business December Pop-Up Market (BBOB)

Join us for our December Boston Black Owned Business (BBOB) Pop-Up Market. This event is free and open to the public in the heart of the Seaport area at District Hall.

Come shop and support local black owned businesses while enjoying music, raffles and community building. The Gather restuarant and bar will be open for our guests with great views of the city. 

Metered parking is available but access to District Hall is available via public transit, close to the Silver line Courthouse stop. 

This event is made possible by sponsorship from District Hall. If you are interesting in being a partner please email thebostonybp@gmail.com. For those interested in vending, please fill out our vendor application here.

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INMAN HOLIDAY STROLL
Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

INMAN HOLIDAY STROLL

Join Practice Space for a fun night in Inman Square!

Businesses will stay open a little later, perhaps offer a special treat, festive cocktail, or event in preparation for the upcoming holiday rush. Practice Space will have cookies and the shop is stocked with all our favorite holiday goods, come say hello!

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OFFICE HOURS AT SPACEUS WITH VICE MAYOR JAN DEVEREUX
Dec
12
3:00 PM15:00

OFFICE HOURS AT SPACEUS WITH VICE MAYOR JAN DEVEREUX

Please join Vice Mayor Jan Devereux at one or more of her office hours this Winter at Spaceus. Feel free to stop by to chat about any issues in your neighborhood, issues before the Council, or anything else on your mind! 

Have questions? 

Contact her Legislative Aide Liz Walker (617-349-4277 or lwalker@cambridgema.gov).

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DISTRICT HALL FOUNDER DINNER SERIES: HAVENLY
Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

DISTRICT HALL FOUNDER DINNER SERIES: HAVENLY

Join District Hall for an evening of delicious food, inspiring conversations, and learning with 17 other startup founders. Facilitated by the founder of Havenly, Lee Mayer will share her start-up journey with a focus on interior design and e-commerce. Introduce yourself and say a few words about your start-up to the group before we move into open Q&A conversations.

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BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS

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 to your fave GRL.

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A TEETERING DIVE INTO 3D MODELING @ SPACEUS
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

A TEETERING DIVE INTO 3D MODELING @ SPACEUS

An introduction to 3D modeling in Rhinoceros from an architectural and technoskeptic point of view. Led by Spaceus member Katherine Sullivan. 

An emphasis of the workshop will be to situate 3D modeling software within analog and embodied histories. The idea is to build a critical and grounded first encounter with the virtual space of the software.

Bring your laptop (and ideally a mouse)! Without it, you will not be able to engage as closely with the second half of the workshop. If you do not have access to a laptop, you’re still welcome to attend and follow along with a partner during the second half.

*Please note: In an effort to make this as accessible as possible, payment for this workshop is on a sliding scale. If you can't afford to pay the full fee, please email us at hello@spaceus.co. 

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GRLSQUASH HOLIDAY TAKEOVER AT SPACEUS
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

GRLSQUASH HOLIDAY TAKEOVER AT SPACEUS

Join GRLSQUASH at Spaceus as we celebrate the holiday season! We’re decking the halls with tinsel + garland (duh) and filling Spaceus with EIGHT of our favorite local artists and makers.

Amy Larson of Overseasoned
Alexandra Williams 
Julia Emiliani 
Jen Epervary
Liz Bolduc
Danie Maio
Tiffany Mallery
Jessica Caponigro of Snake Hair Press

This event is also a holiday dessert potluck, so bring your favorite festive sweet to share with new friends and old! Cookies, those amazing nut/pretzel/chocolate cluster things someone in your neighborhood always makes this time of year, cupcakes, etc. — all sweets are welcome!

For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact hello@grlsquash.com

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WEAVING WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

WEAVING WORKSHOP @ SPACEUS

Join Spaceus member & fiber artist Kara Dulin in a weaving workshop. 

Participants will learn how to weave and make a tapestry; costs cover 12" x 16" frame lap loom, weaving tools (weaving comb, weaving shuttle, shed stick, tapestry needle); fibers to complete a woven wall hanging, detailed instructional booklet, a weaving totebag, and refreshments! 

COST: $165/person

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HOLIDAY MAKER MINGLE: BOSTON'S AUDIO HAPPY HOUR AT PRX PODCAST GARAGE
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

HOLIDAY MAKER MINGLE: BOSTON'S AUDIO HAPPY HOUR AT PRX PODCAST GARAGE

Join PRX and AIR for a monthly Maker Mingle at the PRX Podcast Garage. Meet other people interested in audio, get advice, and learn about the vibrant podcasting community here in Boston. 

We provide snacks + drinks. Everyone is welcome and admission is always free!

AIR is a vibrant international network of 1,200 makers powering public media and podcasting. The Boston-based organization identifies, cultivates and deploys storymakers to deepen understanding of and bring enlightenment to people worldwide. Since 2010, AIR’s national incubator, Localore, has engaged more than 400 independent, station-based, and community producers creating work that spans digital, broadcast, and street media platforms — challenging and inspiring other media makers to join in at AIRmedia.org. AIR’s most recent report to the field, “Break Form: Making Stories With and For The People,” provides insights into making community-driven stories and shares AIR’s vision for a more inclusive public media to push beyond convention and embrace new forms of stories. 

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ANTI-CAPITALIST HOLIDAY SPREE @ PRACTICE SPACE
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

ANTI-CAPITALIST HOLIDAY SPREE @ PRACTICE SPACE

It’s that time of year again when some of us feel torn between wanting to give meaningful gifts and wanting to give a big middle finger to the consumer pressure of expressing our love via the buying of things. Both The Wine Bottega and Practice Space are retail spaces that pride themselves on sourcing ethically-made and thoughtfully curated products. 

This year we’re coming together to support each-other’s businesses and kick-off the holiday season by highlighting the natural wine movement. Owner of The Wine Bottega, Kimberly Scott, will talk about the slow wine movement and Practice Space’s researcher in residence, Katie Gourley, will talk about new food economies. 

Join Practice Space at 1307 Cambridge Street for a cozy holiday party that won’t leave you standing in the corner not talking to anyone.

We will also provide an opportunity for attendees to donate to Transition House, a non-profit for survivors of domestic violence in the Cambridge Area. The event is free, but reserve your spot ahead of time!

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