NAAC BOSTON MEMBER EVENTS

The Network for Arts Administrators of Color (or NAAC Boston) was established to enhance the visibility of professionals of color in Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector, as well as widen the leadership pipeline and highlight opportunities for professional and personal growth in the field.

Below is a calendar of events promoting the work of NAAC Boston members and events affiliated with NAAC Boston members’ organizations.

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Boston Film Festival

09-24-2017

Presented by The Boston Film Festival at AMC Loews Boston Common 19, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The 33rd Boston Film Festival, Sept. 21-24, welcomes you to a delightful showcase of feature, documentary, short and animated films. A not-to-be-missed exciting cinema experience, the festival encompasses thought-provoking film premieres,... [more+]
The 33rd Boston Film Festival, Sept. 21-24, welcomes you to a delightful showcase of feature, documentary, short and animated films. A not-to-be-missed exciting cinema experience, the festival encompasses thought-provoking film premieres, panels with directors and actors, parties, celebrations, and red carpet press events. Film viewings will primarily be held at AMC Loews Boston Common 19, additional venues TBA.   [less-]
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Film Screening Let the Fire Burn 

09-21-2017

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm
Let the Fire Burn presents, via television proceedings and news footage, the events leading up to and surrounding an under-reported 1985 stand-off between the black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department. Let the Fire... [more+]
Let the Fire Burn presents, via television proceedings and news footage, the events leading up to and surrounding an under-reported 1985 stand-off between the black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department. Let the Fire Burn. 2013. Directed by Jason Osder 95 min.   [less-]
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Bettye LaVette

09-22-2017

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance. The Grammy-nominated singer was recently given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues... [more+]
A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance. The Grammy-nominated singer was recently given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Female Singer of the Year. [less-]
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Jamaica Plain Open Studios

09-24-2017

Presented by Jamaica Plain Arts Council at Jamaica Plain, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 11:00 am
The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2017 for its 24th year. Open Studios is an opportunity to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free... [more+]
The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2017 for its 24th year. Open Studios is an opportunity to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free event showcases the artwork of up to 200 artists at 40 sites including artists’ studios, the historic Eliot School, the Haffenreffer brewery complex and more. It runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. over the weekend of September 23 - 24, 2017. During JPOS, visitors can experience locally created art, clothing, jewelry, and home accessories, and can buy directly from the artists. Our artists include a mixture of newcomers, emerging student artists as well as more established artists, many with quite high profiles in their field. Free maps will be distributed at local JP businesses and are available at information booths during the event at the Brewery (284 Amory St.) and JP Licks (659 Center St.). Maps are also available for download from www.jpopenstudios.com. All Open Studios sites are MBTA accessible on the Orange Line at the Jackson Square, Stony Brook, Green Street and Forest Hills stations as well as several bus routes. More information is available by calling 617-855-5767 (JPOS). [less-]
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Newtonville Jazz & Street Festival

09-24-2017

Presented by New England Jazz Enrichment Foundation at Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460, Newtonville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm
The lineup is just about set for Newtonville Jazz & Street Festival on Sunday Sept 24th! Look for Newton North HS Jazz Band; Newton's own Gypsy Jazz 440; Patrice Williamson's Celebrating Ella: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald; The Art of the Piano: 2 piano... [more+]
The lineup is just about set for Newtonville Jazz & Street Festival on Sunday Sept 24th! Look for Newton North HS Jazz Band; Newton's own Gypsy Jazz 440; Patrice Williamson's Celebrating Ella: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald; The Art of the Piano: 2 piano Tribute to Duke Ellington featuring Mark Shilansky and Brian Eggleston; and the NEJazz Festival AllStars! It's a block party... street vendors, food, crafts and some of the best area Jazz! All Ages, Free Admission...  Washington Street to Washington Park, in Newtonville Centre! Visit us on Facebook @www.facebook.com/NewtonvilleJazz [less-]
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Music in Action: A Benefit Concert for Immigrant Rights

09-24-2017

Presented by PAIR Project at The College Club of Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
Enjoy a line up of traditional and ethnic classical music performed by world-class musicians while supporting the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in its fight to protect immigrant rights!  Join PAIR and its supporters... [more+]
Enjoy a line up of traditional and ethnic classical music performed by world-class musicians while supporting the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in its fight to protect immigrant rights!  Join PAIR and its supporters for this one-of-a-kind event featuring Anna Lee, a South Korean-born violinist and current student at Harvard College; Layth Sidiq, an Iraqi-born leading violinist on the world music stage and the director of the Arab Music Ensemble at Tufts University; Solomon Lee, a cellist and current student at Manhattan School of Music; and Victor Cayres, a Brazilian pianist and member of the faculty at Boston University School of Music. This unique events melds classical chamber music, Brazilian piano music and original compositions as a reflection of the diverse performers, who have come together in support of the PAIR Project and its mission to protect immigrant rights. The Boston community is vibrant because of individuals and immigrants like these performers, and the funds raised will help PAIR provide legal aid to low-income immigrants. Learn more about the PAIR Project and its work at www.pairproject.org. A suggested minimum donation of $25 per attendee supports the PAIR Project in its mission to protect immigrant rights. Light refreshments will be served following the performance. [less-]
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Seu Jorge -The Life Aquatic - A Tribute To David Bowie Live At Boston Symphony Hall

09-24-2017

Presented by Owl Master Booking at Boston Symphony Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
In commemoration of David Bowie's recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film A Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film.
In commemoration of David Bowie's recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film A Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film. [less-]
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Boston Art Museum Directors in Discussion

09-25-2017

Presented by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard ... at Knafel Center, Harvard University, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 4:15 pm
This panel brings together distinguished museum directors to discuss their leadership of major cultural institutions in urban and university settings and to share personal perspectives on their work. The directors and the moderator will address... [more+]
This panel brings together distinguished museum directors to discuss their leadership of major cultural institutions in urban and university settings and to share personal perspectives on their work. The directors and the moderator will address questions about the role of museums in debates about public and private support for the humanities and the arts; in research and learning endeavors, including creative efforts by living artists; and in conversations about citizenship, identity, and diversity. Speaker(s): -Moderator, Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University -Peggy Fogelman, Norma Jean Calderwood Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum -Paul C. Ha, Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center -Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston -Martha Tedeschi, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director, Harvard Art Museums -Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Please register and join us. [less-]
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An Issue of Blood

09-25-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse... [more+]
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of Blood, playwright Marcus Gardley looks to a pivotal moment in our collective past to understand how we arrived in our tumultuous present. [less-]
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Terence Blanchard E-Collective

09-26-2017

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Brighton Music Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm
Multiple Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard has traveled many musical paths, delivering adventurous original material, recording more than 30 critically acclaimed albums, and composing more than 50 film soundtracks. His latest... [more+]
Multiple Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard has traveled many musical paths, delivering adventurous original material, recording more than 30 critically acclaimed albums, and composing more than 50 film soundtracks. His latest project with E-Collective features layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues. This revolutionary ensemble thrives off the perfect mixture of Blanchard's genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David "DJ" Ginyard, Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton. [less-]
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Boston Film Festival

09-24-2017

Presented by The Boston Film Festival at AMC Loews Boston Common 19, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The 33rd Boston Film Festival, Sept. 21-24, welcomes you to a delightful showcase of feature, documentary, short and animated films. A not-to-be-missed exciting cinema experience, the festival encompasses thought-provoking film premieres,... [more+]
The 33rd Boston Film Festival, Sept. 21-24, welcomes you to a delightful showcase of feature, documentary, short and animated films. A not-to-be-missed exciting cinema experience, the festival encompasses thought-provoking film premieres, panels with directors and actors, parties, celebrations, and red carpet press events. Film viewings will primarily be held at AMC Loews Boston Common 19, additional venues TBA.   [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Film Screening Let the Fire Burn 

09-21-2017

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm
Let the Fire Burn presents, via television proceedings and news footage, the events leading up to and surrounding an under-reported 1985 stand-off between the black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department. Let the Fire... [more+]
Let the Fire Burn presents, via television proceedings and news footage, the events leading up to and surrounding an under-reported 1985 stand-off between the black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department. Let the Fire Burn. 2013. Directed by Jason Osder 95 min.   [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Bettye LaVette

09-22-2017

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance. The Grammy-nominated singer was recently given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues... [more+]
A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance. The Grammy-nominated singer was recently given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Female Singer of the Year. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Jamaica Plain Open Studios

09-24-2017

Presented by Jamaica Plain Arts Council at Jamaica Plain, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 11:00 am
The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2017 for its 24th year. Open Studios is an opportunity to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free... [more+]
The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2017 for its 24th year. Open Studios is an opportunity to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free event showcases the artwork of up to 200 artists at 40 sites including artists’ studios, the historic Eliot School, the Haffenreffer brewery complex and more. It runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. over the weekend of September 23 - 24, 2017. During JPOS, visitors can experience locally created art, clothing, jewelry, and home accessories, and can buy directly from the artists. Our artists include a mixture of newcomers, emerging student artists as well as more established artists, many with quite high profiles in their field. Free maps will be distributed at local JP businesses and are available at information booths during the event at the Brewery (284 Amory St.) and JP Licks (659 Center St.). Maps are also available for download from www.jpopenstudios.com. All Open Studios sites are MBTA accessible on the Orange Line at the Jackson Square, Stony Brook, Green Street and Forest Hills stations as well as several bus routes. More information is available by calling 617-855-5767 (JPOS). [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Newtonville Jazz & Street Festival

09-24-2017

Presented by New England Jazz Enrichment Foundation at Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460, Newtonville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm
The lineup is just about set for Newtonville Jazz & Street Festival on Sunday Sept 24th! Look for Newton North HS Jazz Band; Newton's own Gypsy Jazz 440; Patrice Williamson's Celebrating Ella: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald; The Art of the Piano: 2 piano... [more+]
The lineup is just about set for Newtonville Jazz & Street Festival on Sunday Sept 24th! Look for Newton North HS Jazz Band; Newton's own Gypsy Jazz 440; Patrice Williamson's Celebrating Ella: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald; The Art of the Piano: 2 piano Tribute to Duke Ellington featuring Mark Shilansky and Brian Eggleston; and the NEJazz Festival AllStars! It's a block party... street vendors, food, crafts and some of the best area Jazz! All Ages, Free Admission...  Washington Street to Washington Park, in Newtonville Centre! Visit us on Facebook @www.facebook.com/NewtonvilleJazz [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Music in Action: A Benefit Concert for Immigrant Rights

09-24-2017

Presented by PAIR Project at The College Club of Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
Enjoy a line up of traditional and ethnic classical music performed by world-class musicians while supporting the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in its fight to protect immigrant rights!  Join PAIR and its supporters... [more+]
Enjoy a line up of traditional and ethnic classical music performed by world-class musicians while supporting the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in its fight to protect immigrant rights!  Join PAIR and its supporters for this one-of-a-kind event featuring Anna Lee, a South Korean-born violinist and current student at Harvard College; Layth Sidiq, an Iraqi-born leading violinist on the world music stage and the director of the Arab Music Ensemble at Tufts University; Solomon Lee, a cellist and current student at Manhattan School of Music; and Victor Cayres, a Brazilian pianist and member of the faculty at Boston University School of Music. This unique events melds classical chamber music, Brazilian piano music and original compositions as a reflection of the diverse performers, who have come together in support of the PAIR Project and its mission to protect immigrant rights. The Boston community is vibrant because of individuals and immigrants like these performers, and the funds raised will help PAIR provide legal aid to low-income immigrants. Learn more about the PAIR Project and its work at www.pairproject.org. A suggested minimum donation of $25 per attendee supports the PAIR Project in its mission to protect immigrant rights. Light refreshments will be served following the performance. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Seu Jorge -The Life Aquatic - A Tribute To David Bowie Live At Boston Symphony Hall

09-24-2017

Presented by Owl Master Booking at Boston Symphony Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
In commemoration of David Bowie's recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film A Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film.
In commemoration of David Bowie's recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film A Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Boston Art Museum Directors in Discussion

09-25-2017

Presented by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard ... at Knafel Center, Harvard University, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 4:15 pm
This panel brings together distinguished museum directors to discuss their leadership of major cultural institutions in urban and university settings and to share personal perspectives on their work. The directors and the moderator will address... [more+]
This panel brings together distinguished museum directors to discuss their leadership of major cultural institutions in urban and university settings and to share personal perspectives on their work. The directors and the moderator will address questions about the role of museums in debates about public and private support for the humanities and the arts; in research and learning endeavors, including creative efforts by living artists; and in conversations about citizenship, identity, and diversity. Speaker(s): -Moderator, Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University -Peggy Fogelman, Norma Jean Calderwood Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum -Paul C. Ha, Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center -Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston -Martha Tedeschi, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director, Harvard Art Museums -Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Please register and join us. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

An Issue of Blood

09-25-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse... [more+]
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of Blood, playwright Marcus Gardley looks to a pivotal moment in our collective past to understand how we arrived in our tumultuous present. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Terence Blanchard E-Collective

09-26-2017

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Brighton Music Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm
Multiple Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard has traveled many musical paths, delivering adventurous original material, recording more than 30 critically acclaimed albums, and composing more than 50 film soundtracks. His latest... [more+]
Multiple Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard has traveled many musical paths, delivering adventurous original material, recording more than 30 critically acclaimed albums, and composing more than 50 film soundtracks. His latest project with E-Collective features layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues. This revolutionary ensemble thrives off the perfect mixture of Blanchard's genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David "DJ" Ginyard, Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

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