Upcoming events

 

Shakespeare in Action is putting on “Sound and Fury”—their version of Macbeth, but with a twist. I’m so in.

 

“With the same sword they knight you
they gon’ good night you…
that ain’t even half what they might do”
– Jay Z

Music, dance, and spoken word collide in this sharp, bold, and accessible world-premiere of Shakespeare’s most haunting play, MACBETH.  Inspired by the sounds and poetry of 90s era hip hop music and performed by five diverse and dynamic actors, SOUND AND FURY is Marcel Stewart’s smart and imaginative adaptation that bursts with rhythms and lyrics, putting a contemporary spin on this classic story of bloody ambition.

The public performances will be  on Fridays and Saturdays from November 15th to December 7th at 8:00pm

Tickets are available here.


Frontlines is hosting “Roots and STEM” on Friday, November 22. It’s

a program for youth ages 13-17 where they are able to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while exploring their cultural roots through Black History


 

Frontlines launches cookbook

Photo from Frontlines

I know you’re not supposed to talk about Christmas until Hallowe’en is gone, but Frontlines has written a cookbook, and it looks like it’d make a great gift for your loved ones—or yourself.

 The cookbook contains recipes as well as creative workshops that the youth created. Some workshops include “Don’t Jerk me around” —A workshop on bullying and a recipe on jerk chicken. We hope the books create conversation about issues happening for youth in general.

I’ve ordered some. If you want one (or several) contact [email protected] They’re $25 .

Frontlines in the news

Weston’s own Frontlines was in the news last week. Moira Welsh profiled the culinary program they offer:

For the last six weeks, since late April, Sherese Jesuorobo has been coming here each morning.

At 25, she was seeking a kind, welcoming community and a fresh start. As others before her have, Jesuorobo found it here. She entered the culinary training program that meets five days a week and teaches people between the ages of 18 and 29 food safety, chopping skills, menu design, organization and recipe creation on “Walk-it-out Wednesdays.”

Sitting beside the big window that overlooks Weston Rd., Jesuorobo talks about her connection to the community, the negativity she felt after her brother, Mike James, was shot and killed here nearly 10 years ago, and, now, the new purpose she has found through the Frontlines program.

Thanks to T for the link.

Upcoming events

Lots to do in August! This weekend is UrbanArts’ CultureShock Festival in their new digs at Weston Common.


Today, and every Friday until the end of the summer, Frontlines is hosting Beats in the Streets.