Arts/Culture

Dot 2 Dot Cafe Open Mic | Jan 4

This Friday Dot 2 Dot Cafe will host an Open Mic Night.  All are invited to express themselves, whether it be by song, poetry, humour, spoken word.  To share in a community – to break bread with your brother be he black, white, yellow or red, gay or straight, young or old.  To take some time to find out who it is you live amongst and identify yourself as part of a community that cares about its people, cares about its children.  

"Together we can welcome in 2013 and make a positive choice to look out for our fellow men or women, to treat others as we would like to be treated, to be sure in our hearts that, right now, we can begin to make a difference."

OPEN MIC – FRIDAY JANUARY 4TH FROM 6PM.

1739 Dorchester Avenue  Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 436-2368

Write on the Dot | Video Poem

Write on the Dot's video poem series highlights a poet's connection to place. Exploring Dorchester, Massachusetts as a setting. Each month features poets who live, work, or study in Dorchester, reciting their work at a location they've chosen to be either a direct or indirect complement to their poem. 

The fifth feature is "Death in the Morning" by Liam Day, guest directed by Camilo Cárdenas, and filmed at the Dorchester North Burying Ground in Uphams Corner. Click on the link below to watch the video >> Read More

UMass Boston Open Mic Night | Oct. 4

Wirte On The Dot is hosting a UMass Boston Open Mic Night next Thursday, October 4th starting at 7PM at Savin Bar & Kitchen. All are welcome to come hear UMBers recite poetry, short fiction, hip hop, spoken word, or whatever else comes to bear.

Savin Bar & Kitchen has prepared a special menu of craft beers, select $5 appetizers, and a literarily themed whiskey drink called The Salinger.

 

Check out the attached flyer for more upcoming 

events from Write On The Dot.

 

 

 

UMass Boston Fall Film Series | Sept. 26 - Nov. 29

UMass Boston is opening their doors this fall and sharing a number of trmendous films. All free to the public. Films will by shown at the Boston Campus Center Ballroom at 7pm and will be followed by a Q an A session.

 

September 26 Crazy Horse directed by Fred Wiesman

October 4 Detropia directeds Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

October 16 Girl Model Directros Ashly Sabin and David Redmon

November 1 Poster Girl Directed by Sara Nesson >> Read More

Roxbury Open Studios | Oct. 4-7

This annual event is an opportunity for Roxbury's visual artists to welcome the public to view and purchase paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry and other studio crafts.

Thursday, October 4, 7pm-8pm

  Artist discussion
  Haley House Bakery Cafe
  12 Dade Street, Roxbury
Friday, October 5, 6pm-8pm
  Opening reception
  National Center of Afro-American Artists
  300 Walnut Ave, Roxbury
Saturday, October 6, 11am-6pm
Sunday, October 7, 11am-6pm
  Artists on display

Free Document Shredding | Sept. 29

 

In conjunction with the City of Boston's Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, September 29, 2012 between 9 am and 3 pm City of Boston Credit Union will be holding a FREE Personal Document Shredding Day. Shredding trucks will be available in the Bayside Expo Parking Lot, 200 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester.

Visitors will be able to have up to 10 copy size paper boxes per visitor safely shredded. This service is for individuals personal documents only, please no businesses. You are not required to be a member to utilize this service

Waterfront Arts Series | August 14

 

On August 14, from 6pm to 8pm, Boston Swing Central is hosting the Jazz Age Revival. The event is at Waterfront Park in Boston. The Jazz Age was a golden age and Boston Swing Central will try to recapture some of that spirit and energy. The event will start off with a free hour-long dance lesson. The lesson is available to anyone who wants to learn how to dance to jazz. For more information on the performances, visit www.cityofboston.gov/arts

 

Bowdoin Geneva MultiCultural Festival | July 14

Join Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets for their Inaugeral Multicultural Festival! On  Saturday, July 14, the festival will be held at the Reverend Allen Park at the Corner of Church and Adam Streets in Dorchester from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. At the festival, you can enjoy: food, games, face painting, hip hop, rap, pop and funana music, Irish, Vietnamese, Cape Verdean, Batuque dances, Latino, Steelband rhythms, and family entertainment. Admission is free! For more information, contact bgms1@verizon.net or call Sandra Kennedy at 617.436.9980.

St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England & Boston, Massachusetts | June 30

On Saturday, June 30th at 10:00 am, The Dorchester Historical Society will be hosting a discussion of St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England, and Boston, Massachusetts. Wilfred Holton will discuss St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England the Founding of Our Boston. The talk will also feature a few notes from Earl Taylor about Dorchester, England, and Dorchester, Massachusetts.

This illustrated talk features the town of Boston, Lincolnshire that is the Mother Town of Boston, Massachusetts. The talk describes the center of Puritan religious activity that supplied political and religious leaders to the Massachusetts Bay Colony during its early Colonial period. Historical images and modern photos show sites in the town of Boston that have importance for the founding of our Boston, including the over 700 year-old St. Botolph's Church where Reverend John Cotton preached before coming to Massachusetts in 1633.
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Dorchester Artists Past & Present Opening Reception | June 29

On Friday, June 29, Dorchester Historical Society will be hosting the opening reception for the exhibit Dorchester Artists: Past & Present put on by Dorchester Historical Society and Dorchester Arts Collaborative. The show will continue through Saturday and Sunday, during other Dorchester Historical Society events! The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will feature work by present-day Dorchester artists as well as those from times past. The Dorchester Historical Society is located at 195 Boston Street in Dorchester, MA 02125. >> Read More

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