Reel Queer TeleParty: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom - Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30pm EDT
Join us and Robbins Library Queer Book Group for a virtual meeting of Reel Queer, cosponsored by the Arlington Council on Aging! We’re hosting a TeleParty (formerly known as Netflix Party) and will be watching the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom starring Viola Davis & Chadwick Boseman. An optional Zoom discussion will follow. Email email@example.com or MShapiro-Ide@town.arlington.ma.us for meeting links.
Directed by George C. Wolfe and written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson. The film, and its source play, focus on Ma Rainey, an influential blues singer, and dramatizes a turbulent recording session in 1920s Chicago. This film is rated R and has a runtime of 1h 34min.
To join a TeleParty you’ll need a computer or laptop, a Netflix account, the Chrome browser, and to install the TeleParty Add-On in Chrome. (https://www.netflixparty.com/)
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is hosting its 24th Annual Lesbians & Friends LGBTQ+ Dance: Party for Prevention!
This virtual event will take place locally and nationally on October 23rd from 6 - 9:30 p.m. EST. Registration opens at 6 p.m. EST. Adult tickets are on a sliding scale from $15, $30, or $45. Students are offered a special entry price of $10. All proceeds from the event benefit MBCC’s unique mission of breast cancer prevention.
The event will feature a guest appearance from long-time environmental activist, comedian, and actress Lily Tomlin, best known for her role in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, who will be performing as Ernestine from Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.
For more information, please visit the event page at www.mbcc.org.
LexPride - Topic for Third Racial/Social Justice Event
Thank you to everyone who participated in the first two events in LexPride’s Stories of Racial/Social Justice series: Finding Home for Everyone, and Envisioning Public Safety. The stories they shared and discussed were rich and meaningful. In particular, a theme that came out of both events is the value of knowing our neighbors – in creating a close sense of community at the hyper-local and local levels. This enhances both our sense of belonging and our feeling of safety. In planning the third event in this series, they want to hear from you:
What local racial/social justice topic would be meaningful to explore in this interactive theater format?
Let them know at LexPrideMA@gmail.com!
LexPride - Rainbow Artists (ages 8-11 and 12-15)
Mondays 5-6pm or Wednesdays 3-4pm
Upcoming session starts on March 24 or 29
Creative expression in a community of peers for LGBTQ+ youth and allies. Research shows that this type of creative expression group (not a therapy group) produces mental and physical health benefits for LGBTQ+ youth and allies. These virtual groups (conducted via Zoom) are facilitated by experienced creative art therapists and interns. Join the fun!