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Past Events

Dana Westover Plays Live!

Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

We are happy to welcome composer/performer Dana Westover on Saturday, December 19th from 4-6pm. A native of Kentucky, Dana now calls Boston home. Catch his show "Odyssey" on WUMB Sundays at 2pm, or check out his music here.

Ellen Zahniser Returns!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Ellen Zahniser is a singer-songwriter originally from the rainy Pacific Northwest. Her lyric-driven solo piano/guitar/vocal style is influenced by jazz, folk, blues, and the briny sounds of the Pacific Ocean. You can take a listen at

S.T.R.O.N.G. Art Show

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us as we celebrate Transgender Awareness Month with artist and photographer ArmaniDae's S.T.R.O.N.G. (Strong Trans* people Rising Onward Never Giving up) Art Show for the month of November, culminating in a reception for the artist on Tuesday the 17th from 5-7pm. The event is sponsored by Body Image 4 Justice and will feature a meet & greet with the artist, writings by trans individuals and storytelling. Light snacks will  be provided, beer & wine available for sale. More details here.

Family Game Time!

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family game time returns on Sunday, November 1st from 2-4pm with local game publisher Anomia Press and local fave Boing!  Anomia Press and Boing! will provide games but feel free to bring your own!

Tea Tasting with MEM

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ever pondered the difference between Pu-erh and Oolong?

Wanted to know what makes China Green tea distinct from Japanese Kukicha green tea?

Wondered which tastes better with your afternoon Assam: a brownie or a ginger chew?

It’s time to find out.

Join us as we kick-off our annual tea passport with a complimentary MEM Tea Tasting at the cafe. Please email us at or sign up on the sheet by the register. Light snacks are included. Recieve a coupon for a free pot of tea and get a head start on your tea passport!

Lantern-Making Workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade, put on every year by Spontaneous Celebrations, is one our our favorite JP events, and we love getting involved in the fund-raising. We are hosting a lantern-making workshop on Wednesday, October 14th from 5-7pm. We will supply the materials for a $5 donation. If you miss the workshop, you can also purchase one of the pre-made lanterns that will be hanging in our space for a $20 suggested donation. More details here.

Olio Collective's Liberation Kitchen Pop-Up

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Olio Culinary Collective is kicking off Liberation Kitchen, a farm-to-table fundraising feast for grassroots community organizations. Their 1st righteous group is the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), a Boston area anchor for API activists and artists.

AARW Board Member, Olio Chef and Worker-Owner Laurence Louie is presenting a personal 5 course prix fixe dinner ($55 general; $45 for AARW members). The menu offers insight to the comforting flavors of his Chinese American upbringing, clarified through a lens of Mediterranean ingredients and techniques gained on the line at the famed Oleana Restaurant.

Tickets available at

Liberation Kitchen 10/4 Menu (subject to change):

Five Spice Squash Bravas
Sweet Corn Puree. Fried Garlic. Smoked Scallion Aioli. Sweet Tomato Pickles 

Seared Plum Quail 
Plum Hoisin. Brown Butter Sweet Potato. Shiso Oil. Plum Salad. Pickled Radish.

Broiled Mackerel With Chayote Broth
Sesame Soy. Crisped Lap Chueng Sausage. Baby Bok Choy. Ginger Scallion. 

Kataifi Onion Quiche With Braised Lamb 
Grilled Green Tomato Relish. Melty Cheese. Scallion Oil. Upland Cress`

Ice Cream Tea Sandwiches
Almond Chrysanthemum. Coconut Thai Tea. Anise Milk Tea

Family Game Time

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family game time returns on Sunday, October 4th from 2-6pm with local game publisher Anomia Press and local fave Boing!  Anomia Press and Boing! will provide games but feel free to bring your own!


al FreshCo Demo

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Ever seen those brown paper packages in our merch fridge and wondered what they were?  Laurel from al FreshCo will be here on Wednesday, September 30th from 12-2pm preparing some of her local, vegetarian meal kits, giving out samples, and answering any questions you may have about her meal kit CSA or heat & eat meal kits. Learn more about al FreshCo's amazing mission and food here.

Andrew Stern and Bob Bradshaw

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Eclectic guitarist Andrew Stern stays busy covering a wide variety of musical territory around Boston. As a leader and sideman, his energetic playing and diverse tonal palette have opened many interesting musical doors. Andrew leads his rock band “Old Soldiers”, his instrumental quartet “Telescope”, and “AST” (Andrew Stern Trio), his free-avant-rubato-rock outfit. As a sideman, he holds the weekly guitar chair in Gill Aharon’s far-reaching “trio” (usually a quartet or more) which plays every week at Inman Square’s Lily Pad, as well as avant-garde klezmer renegades, Naftule’s Dream and Brian Carpenter and the Confessions.