Monday, December 22, 2008

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Better to Give than to Receive - POSTPONED!!

The Council Entertainment's Better to Give than to Receieve Party has been rescheduled to December 23

Friday, December 19, 2008

12.19 Onein3 Party and Coat Drive | Johnnie's on the Side

For you die hards out there ....

ONEin3 Boston and Party with a Purpose hosts its first ever Holiday Party at Johnnie's on the Side (138 Portland St, North End)

This is a party and coat drive to benefit Coats for Kids. Bring a coat, hat, or mittens - though not required

Party is FREE!!

Photo Recap: Comedy in the Square starring Michael Blackson

I couldn't make it to the Comedy in the Square a couple weeks ago, but here's a photo recap of what I missed

Gotta love a man with a tatoo on his neck...

The crowd

Michael Blackson

Edgard Arty, Herby and DJ Nomadik

Getting ready to laugh

Michael Blackstone and Edgard Arty

Comedy in the Square is at Z Square every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Stay Fab! :)

House Party 2 Pajama Jam POSTPONED!!

Z Square is closed y'all. House Party 2 Pajama Jam has been postponed to December 26

The Joy of Giving POSTPONED!!

Due to the impending snow storms - The Joy of Giving event has been postponed to a later date...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

2.21 Blackstreet | Showcase Live! | Foxborough

"I Like the way you work it" - Blackstreet will be at Showcase Live! (23 Patriot's Place, Foxborough) *Foxborough is about 30 min from Boston

Tickets are $25 standing room only $45 VIP Booth (must purchase 4 tickets at one time)

To purchase tickets click here!!

2.10 Celebrate Life '09 | The Capricorn Affair | Club Lido

Twins and Friends presents The Fifth Annual Celebrate Life '09 - The Capricorn Affair at Club Lido (1290 North Shore Road, Revere)

Featuring Special Guests: BlackStreet

Hosted by Jonathan Gates

Taste - Nuvo - the New Sparkling Vodlka Experience

Advance tickets are $25 and VIP are $40 All Capricorns are FREE! before 10 p.m.

*Must purchase tickets before 01/02/2009

For more info click here!! Or call 1-888-878-TWINS

Three Degrees of Separation Party - POSTPONED!!

Due to the inclimate weather the Marvin Jones, Jr. and Harold Austin - Three Degrees of Separation Holiday Party has been postponed until Friday, the 26th of December

2.20 Akon | Showcase Live

Akon will be in town in February at Showcase Live (23 Patriot's Place, Foxborough) *Foxborough is about 30 min outside of Boston

8 p.m.

$40 - $70

Standing Room Only!

Purchase tickets here!!

12.21 Better To Give Than Receive Party | Z Square

The Council Entertainment will be hosting The Annual Better To Give Then Receive Party "A Celebrity Toy Drive Party" taking place at Z Square Lounge (14 JFK St, Harvard Square, Cambridge)

Hosted by Rated of Stunt City

The goal of this event is to raise $5,000.00 in toys for The Home For Little Wanderer's

Special Invited Guests from The New England Patriots and The Boston Celtics

FREE if you bring a toy!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

1.23 Dwele | Showcase Live! | Foxboro

Dwele live at Showcase Live! (23 Patriot's Place, Foxborough *30 min from Boston)

Tickets $18 Standing Room only - $38 VIP

To purchase tickets click here!!

12.20 Winter Fresh | Z Square

Restless Entertainment and So Good Entertainment presents Winter Fresh - Holiday Party and Toy Drive at Z Square (14 JFK St, Harvard Square, Cambridge)

Featuring DJ Frank White sponsored by Concepts & Adidas Originals

Donate a unwrapped toys, winter hats, gloves and scars and recieve reduced entry

Proceeds will benefit The North Shore Salvation Army Holiday "Angel Tree" Program

To RSVP click here!! or TEXT 617.820.0923

12.18 Professionals of Color & Season of Hope | District

Professionals of Color Business & Social Networking Group presents New Year New You : Powerful Strategies for Success on Your 2009 Goals at District (180 Lincoln Street, South Station/Chinatown)

Join Ruth Hegarty, Self-Confidence expert. To prep for the session you can download Ruth’s powerful free confidence building e-book and receive her latest articles here!!

To join The Professionals of Color Business and Social Network group click here!!

6 - 10 p.m



12.17 Soulklore Stardust Open Mic | Milkyway

Soulkore Productions presents Stardust Open Stage at the Milkyway Lounge (403 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain)

DJ Nomadik to host backing bands to provide artists representing hip hop, comedy, storytelling, soul, beatbox, spoken word, and more a platform to get up, take the stage, and showcase their talents

Plus special guest artist Fulani along with band Four

Every 3rd Wed!!



For more info click here!! or call 857.205.2706

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

12.20 The Joy of Giving | Scullers Jazz Club

Join newcomer (comin' in fierce) Nior Marketing Group,TSM and VWorld Enterprises for The Joy of Giving a toy drive for Toys for Tots at Scullers Jazz Club/Double Tree Guest Suites (400 Soldiers Field Rd, Cambridge)

*Love the flyer!

9 p.m. - 10 p.m. Enjoy a live band playing Christmas melodies

10 p.m. - 11 p.m. Performances by Boston's priemere spoken word artists with host Black Ice of HBO's Def Poetry Jam

11 p.m. - 2 a.m. Party with Jam'n 94.5 DJ On & On with DJ Skys

Complimentary parking!!!

Tickets are $20
Reduced to $15 if you bring a toy for the charity Toys for Tots

Ticket can be purchased in advanced here for $15.75 or click here!! Or call 617.388.7642 and save $.75

See you there! :)

12.19 Three Degrees of Separation Holiday Party | The Red Fez

Join the fun networking guys Marvin Jones, Jr. and Harold Austin for The Three Degrees of Separation Holiday Party at The Red Fez (1222 Washington St., South End)

Join the guys for a night of dancing, mingling and holiday cheer with other mature professionals

Cost is $15 before 11:30pm and $20 after


Dress to impress! Parking is available!

For more info call 914.649.5153 or 617.270.5753

12.19 House Party 2 - The Pajama Jam | Z Square

Soul Cap and So Good Entertainment present House Party 2 - The Pajama Jam at Z Square (14 JFK St, Harvard Square, Cambridge)

Wear your PJs for reduced admission!

Only $5 dollar cover when you RSVP!

House Music!

To get on the Guest List click here!!

12.19 Beantown Beauty Gala | Arts for Humanity Epicenter

Beantown Beauty and NEevents present The Beantown Gala at the Humanity Epicenter (100 West Second St)

The event will feature the 1st unveiling of The Beantown Beauty 2009 Calendar

A night of live music, DJ's, stand up comedy, and short runway show

OPEN BAR! and gourmet buffet from Jean's Catering

Transportation available!

Cost: $ 75.00 in advanced. $100.00 at the door

For more info click here!! or call 774.248.0102

*Proceeds go to Stand UP to Cancer

New Promoters at 33 Lounge - Again??

Looks like 33 is all new - again - with new promoters T.L.C. (True Living Crew) and Rhoaming Entertainment taking over the night at 33 Lounge (33 Stanhope St. Back Bay)

This week features DJ T-Clark

No Cover Charge !!!

For more info click here!!

12.17 WBOP Annual Holiday Fundraiser Party | Revolution Rock Bar

Tomorrow night W.B.O.P. presents their Annual Holiday Fundraiser Party at Revolution Rock Bar (200 High Street, Financial District)

The party will feature Live Music, Food, Raffles, Silent Auctions, Member Seminars, Networking, and More!!!

Musical Performances by: Jay-El, Renee Marcou, Lisa Bello, Sol Humano, Louie Bello featuring Malik Williams!

For more info call 617.201. 5920 or click here!! To purchase tickets click here!!

Partial proceeds will go to their host charity The Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Recap: MassachuStep | Wheelock

One of the highlights of my college experience (Florida State! - what-what) was going to step shows and coming out shows. I was feeling a bit reminiscent so I decided to check out how Massachusetts does it - alumnae style.

Wheelock Family Theater proved to be a good spot for the show. The Boston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta set up their booths and were very organized. On the way in you passed a series of vendors selling Greek paraphernalia...after a hot minute though I wish they were also selling some popcorn, pretzels, bag a chips some soda something...anyways...I headed in with my Fab! Friend and Photographer Deniece (photos posted here were taken by me... more to be posted later) got good seats towards the front.

Around 6:20 (CP time y'all) the show began where our host introduced Rachel Walker who sang The Black National Anthem A-capella and then the Judges were introduced with each organization of the Divine 9 represented - which was kinda interesting because not all of them performed in the show...but whatever. Good to have an array.

Our intro performance was a group of 15 young women of Freedom Pride Step Team. They did an great job and were an excellent intro to the show. Gotta luv the ch'rin.

Freedom Pride

First up were the women and the first in the series were the AKA's. the ladies had on some serious pink and green heels! They were so fly! Their outfits however, were not flattering on everyone. Now, I know that the ladies of the pink and green pride themselves on being pretty and smart - heavy on the pretty - so I would think that the ladies would pick an outfit that flattered everyone. I mean I believe ALL women are beautiful, every shape and every size, but you gotta wear things that fit your shape. They should have worked just a little harder to find something flattering for everyone.


Alright enough with the outfits let's talk abou their step performance. Their theme...well...they didn't really have one. I mean I guess the theme was the history of the AKA's and how they were The First - they reminded us of that several times- and being pretty and smart. Now as far as stepping...I dunno ladies, in the beginning it seemed like y'all were more concerned about sweatin' out that weave rather than getting into to it and what was up with the whole penguin walk steppin - is there a rule that your hands have to stay in that position the entire time? Just wondering.

Now I do have to admit that the DJ and the tech team kinda jacked them up a few times - first with the start of their power point and later putting their music in the wrong order. So I think they should have gotten at least an extra point or two extra for that.

My favorite part of the show was their "Put a Ring on it " portion where they interpreted the fraternities. The woman who portrayed the Q's absolutely killed it. I almost died laughing. For this performance the ladies were pretty, but as this was a step competition I expected more.

Next up was Sigma Gamma Rho - There's was my favorite theme of all the teams. The ladies talked about how the sacred diamond had been stolen and they became super heroes to go save the diamond from the usual suspects (Deltas, AKA's and Zetas). Now what started off as very PG turned almost X-Rated when the pieces of several women's outfits started to come apart, straps were poppin' off, tutu's were comin' down - y'all should have done a dress rehearsal.

As far as the stepping was one moment that I liked where they did a step blind-folded with canes, but other then that it was mad sloppy and the energy was non-existent. Though who could blame them with all the problems they were having with their costumes? And the DJ messed up their stuff too...suspect.

Sigma Gamma Rho
(before the strip tease)

Next was the ladies of the hour and defending champions The Delta's. There intro was on point with no technical difficulties - ummm hmmm. Their them was the news about the sorority and how they had been making headlines since their inception. Their outfits were kind of Paige Boy style. They started off the show with acrobatics - everybody doing flips which was fine, but I am kind of disappointed when a team is less than 5 people. I mean how hard is it to step with 4 people? I also didn't like one of their quotes that said something about Dissolving the AKA organization all together - now I understand the history and all - but this is an alumnae event for charity - and in the beginning the host cautioned being respectful - and for them to turn around and start off their show saying something like that? - Kinda dirty.

That aside, they really carried the theme throughout and their interpretation of "Put a Ring on It" was real hot 'cuz they actually did the Beyonce move to the "t". The interpretation of the Alpha's was the best and their Q faces were classic.

The Delta's

After a short intermission they were back at it with the menses - yes men-ses ;)

Up first were the Alpha's. Again they had technical difficulties to begin with, but this one can't be blamed entirely on the DJ as the guy setting up took forever and a day. I mean they already had a 15 min intermission - I could of sworn it took them like an additional 5 minutes to put upa table and two chairs - ridic!

Their theme was good. A woman who goes to a store looking for a perfect thing and the perfect thing is actually an Alpha.- cute. I really liked their outfits, they looked good on every shape and size and were classy. I also liked that they used their voices a lot more than using voice overs like other teams, great diction and projection.

My favorite part of their performance would have had to be their reggae segment where they really put it on the ladies with their grinding moves in Jabowakee masks. They did a great job of getting the crowd involved. Their steps were good, sharp, a lot of beats that I had heard before, but I thought they had a solid performance. I did think it was a bit disrespectful that they totally messed up the stage and had to be told by the host to clean it up. The clean up was just as slow as the set up...

The Alpha's

And last of the evening were the Sigmas - now my Fab! Friend Aaron Wright was on the team so that may prove me to be a bit biased, but y'all know I still keep it real :). Their theme was that some unruly men were being sent to Brotherhood Camp and they maintained their theme throughout. Highlights of the show were the break in having a "Maury Show" moment where one "cadet" learned he was NOT the father. And the where they stepped with one foot, utilized the floor making beats with their heels and did precise hand movements. There were a few slip ups by my boy when his gloves came up shortly after the first few steps, but I was impressed that although they used a lot of props, they had someone to come and clean them up directly after and it was a clean performance with a lot of intricacies. I was thoroughly entertained.

The Sigmas

So the winners were (for the 4th year in a row) - The Delta's and The Sigma's! - which was well deserved. My Fab! Tips for this event is if this is really going to be a step competition then all of the Divine 9 need to participate or they should open it up to other alumnae teams in New England including New York. Otherwise take the the competition out of it and make it an exhibition. The Delta's and the Sigma's so clearly won - and the fact that it was the 4th time in a row! - is a sincere embarassment to the other teams and is just a waste of time and energy. I mean I wouldn't even show up next year if I were them.

I also think in the spirit of fairness the groups should be able to do dress rehearsal in the space or be allowed ample time to work with the DJ to make sure everyone is clear what the cues are. This would not only put the steppers at ease , but also be more entertaining for the audience.

Stay Fab! :)

Mini Recap: DJ Backspin's B-day Party | The Roxy

Saturday night I heard DJ Backspin was havin' his b-day party at The Roxy and I was like - bet I'll be there to show support. Now...when I told people about this party they were like - Tiff, The Roxy? You sure? I'm like -yeah what is the problem? - he's a great DJ, I've been there once for the John Legend thing last summer, it wasn't bad.

Nobody was convinced so I headed out solo, and was met by a bunch of hoops. (Hoop 1)- the roped off line - even when there was nobody in it - (Hoop 2) Body guards who didn't check ID's just looked you up and down - (Hoop 3) The Guy who just checked your ID - (Hoop 4) to the 1st admission person - who didn't have the Guest List just took Admission (Hoop 5) The Guest List person who took your name and gave you a ticket - by the way the guest list was closed so I had to pay $15 bucks to get in - (Hoop 6) The person who took your ticket. (Hoop 7) the person who looked through your bag - and the optional (Hoop 8) Coat Check.

After inside I realized that this was going to be a Night at the Roxbury rather than the Night at the Roxy - the crowd was not AT ALL what I expected...and the music - I guess on the flyer somebody omitted the - glowsticks and pacifier are strongly encouraged.

I did find the birthday boy with his crew looking mad outta place in the corner. Some people were trying to get into it, swaying back and forth, or throwing 'em back hard enough so that it didn't matter - but you didn't see any of them on the dance floor, though it was packed.

I shot the birthday boy a Happy Birthday greeting and called this night a wrap. Can't say if it got better (I arrive around 12:00). But I didn't have it in me to find out.

Sincerest apologies to those who went at my somewhat suggestion - my serious bad.

*Fab! Girl Tip: Let's take a moment to clarify the difference between A Club Birthday Party and a I Got A Table at a Club Birthday Party - A Club Birthday Party - which is the only kind you should ever make flyers for or announce publicly - is party that is FOR you and ONLY you - when you have entire control of the club and something invested in who comes in and who goes out. A I Got a Table at a Club Birthday Party is when you send out an e-vite to your bestest and closest friends, wil' out and have a good time. If I'm you're best friend I'll hang with ya nomatta what...if I'm a paying customer - um Ima need you to do better. Thanks.

Don't confuse the two and you'll stay fab!

Friday, December 12, 2008

12.13 Massachustep | Wheelock

Join the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Boston Alumae Chapter for MassachuStep - Step Up and Give at Wheelock Family Theater (180 The Riveweray)
Tickets are $15 ($16.37 w/ service charge) in advanced. $20 at the door

To purchase tickets click here!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

12.11 Artmarket | Downtown Crossing

Bless by Bless clothing and Soodee are giving 10% of their sales at Art Market (439 Washington Street, Downtown Crossing) to Baby Safe Haven

5:30 - 10 p.m.

Photoshoot by Andreas Thanos, Trunk Sale, Refreshments

Complimentary make-up consultation from Motives - Customized Cosmetics

DJs Manny Torres & Paul Ferraro will be there for ambiance :)

$5 -suggested donation

For more info click here!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

12.13 Special Request | Vintage Lounge

Join R.O.B. and Extended Family Entertainment at Vintage Lounge (72 Broad Street, Financial District)

DJ Eight2 on the set

All Sagittarius are FREE! before 11:30 p.m.

For more info click here!!

12.13 Saturday Night Special | Z Square

Join the Nightlife Executives for The Saturday Night Special at Z Square (14 JFK St, Harvard Square, Cambridge)

A special night with cocktails, FREE food and music!

DJ Select - Hip Hop, Top 40, Soulful 90's and Nwe R&B Hits

$10 w/ RSVP - click here!! or here!! or call 617.840.1227

12.13 Christmas Toy Drive | Stix Lounge

There's a new night for Latino Professionals at Stix Lounge (35 Stanhope St, Back Bay) brought to Latino DJ's, Eddie Cue, Victor of W.B.O.P Networking and Gerry

Join them for their First Annual Christmas Toy Drive bring a non wrapped toy and get in FREE!

10:30pm - 12 (sharp!)
Sample tasting from Remy Cointreau!

2 Floors Of Entertainment

Level 1:
DJ Kanario: Latin Hits & Classics

Level 2:
DJ Wepa: Top 40, Reggaeton & Hits

To RSVP click here!! 617.908.3790

*This is a weekly event!

12.12 NSBE 21st Ebony Winter Gala | Copley Marriott

Join the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for the 21st Ebony Winter Gala at the Boston Copley Marriott Hotel (210 Huntington Avenue)

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Meet and Greet

8 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Three Floors of Entertainment Jamn' DJ Joe Johnson
R&B, Old School, Hip Hop, House, Latin, Salsa, Merengue and more!

Light Fare, Dessert, Cash Bar

Attire is Semi Formal

Tickets are $55 in advanced, $75 at the door

Tickets can be purchased in advanced here!! or call 917.476.5324

12.12 The Awesome Two | Z Square

Adidas Originals,The Lab and So Good Entertainment presents The Awesome Two "The Ambassadors of Hip-Hop" Special K & Teddy Ted at Z Square (14 JFK St, Harvard Square, Cambridge)

Special guests: DJ KON & DJ Nomadik spinnin' nothing but your old skool classics. It's also DJ Nomadik's birthday!!

$10 w/ RSVP before 11:30

With this flier you'll receive $20.00 off any purchase of $100.00 or more at Adidas Originals (1270 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Square, Cambridge) *offer expires 12/24*