Community Events: November 2020

Looking for something fun to do in November? Check out these fun and interesting events you can safely attend!

Day of the Dead Celebration 2020

What? If you are looking to partake in an afternoon of remembrance, then look no further. Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston have joined together to sponsor this event. This is an online event to celebrate the lives of those we have lost in our own lives and as a community. There will be opportunities to write online messages, listen to traditional verses in English and Spanish, learn a Mexican folk dance, and much more. There will also be an outdoor candle lighting on the front steps of the Peabody Museum for those who would like to stop by in person, safely of course, to honor their loved ones. To receive the Zoom link for the online event, you must register online.

Where? The first portion is online via Zoom and the outdoor candle lighting is at the Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

When? November 1st – online portion is 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, outdoor candle lighting is 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Cost? Free

To register online, visit: https://bit.ly/3j2wqra

For more information, visit: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/day-of-the-dead-2020

Eastie Farm Fresh Stand-Up Comedy

What? Are you in love with comedy? If you are, then you’re in luck! Eastie Farm is providing an outdoor comedy show to allow social distancing and safety during the pandemic. Wear a mask, bring chairs and blankets to keep warm, and set up in your designated spot. Donations are encouraged upon arrival, but spots are limited so make sure to RSVP and reserve yours! Your donation benefits Eastie Farm and the comedians.

Where? Eastie Farm, 294 Sumner St, Boston, MA 02128

When? Thursdays at 7 pm

Cost? $10 donation is suggested, donations can be made when you RSVP through eventbrite, or at any of the following links.

Venmo: http://www.venmo.com/LIKE2LAUGH @LIKE2LAUGH

PayPal: http://www.paypal.me/like2laugh

Cash App: http://www.cash.app/$LIKE2LAUGH

For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-fresh-stand-up-comedy-at-eastie-farm-east-boston-tickets-117202988293?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

CambridgeSide Canned Food Drive

What? CambridgeSide is hosting a canned food drive to benefit The Salvation Army of Cambridge. COVID-19 has impacted many people and it is important to help those in need of food. Thanksgiving is approaching quickly so this food drive is requesting canned goods for the Thanksgiving basket. This food drive will benefit families in need in Cambridge, Somerville, and Arlington. Suggested items include baking mixes, canned vegetables, stuffing mix, potato mix, pie filling and crust mix, cranberry sauce, gravy, pie and roasting pans, baby food, freezer bags and more. You can also visit the website to make an online donation.

Where? CambridgeSide, 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge, MA 02141 Donations can be dropped off at the Welcome Center on Level 1

When? Now until November 18th

Cost? Whatever you are willing to contribute

For more information or to make online donations, visit https://www.cambridgeside.com/event/Canned-Food-Drive/2145516117/

Jewelry City Steampunk Festival Life Drawing with Inebri-Art

What? Do you enjoy Life Drawing? Or any art for that matter? Whether you are a pro artist or just getting started, this event may be perfect for you. It is a great opportunity to get your drawing started or a way to improve your already impeccable talent. It is a fun and constructive environment that will help you work on your skills. This event will feature the model Robyn Screams.

Where? Online via Zoom

When? Friday, November 20th at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Cost? $8

For tickets and more information, visit:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/inebri-art-life-drawing-tickets-108030445972

WBLS Circle of Sisters 2020

What? For 17 years, Black women have been celebrated at the annual event of Circle of Sisters. This year, the event is online. Being online gives it the opportunity to gather more than the usual 20,000 Sisters, and to gather women and allies from across the nation. This event includes three R&B Gospel concerts, 15+ celebrity panels, workshops, community networking, and will feature Black and women-owned businesses. This year, some of the proceeds will go to The Loveland Foundation, which helps provide mental health resources and therapy for Black women and girls. Sounds like an event you won’t want to miss!

Where? Virtual event

When? November 20-21

Cost? $5 – $10

For tickets and more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wbls-circle-of-sisters-2020-tickets-114294987384

Online Exhibit – Listening to Wampanoag Voices: Beyond 1620

What? The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, at Harvard University, has many online exhibits. This specific event launched on Indigenous Peoples Day this past October and features several contemporary Wampanoag voices. It has been 400 years since English immigrants settled on the land of the Wampanoag Nation. The Peabody Museum has asked Wampanoag tribal members to share memories and reflections on their ancestors and their life and culture that continues into the present.

Where? Online at https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/listening-to-wampanoag-voices-beyond-1620

When? Anytime before December 31, 2020

Cost? Free

For more information and the exhibit itself, visit:

https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/listening-to-wampanoag-voices-beyond-1620

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