EAST MEETS BEATS #25 Featuring VND, Mercedes Flowers, Charles Nimbus, & Seneca B
Nov
17
8:00 pm20:00

EAST MEETS BEATS #25 Featuring VND, Mercedes Flowers, Charles Nimbus, & Seneca B

  • Atomic Bean Cafe

East Meets Beats is a program at EMW Bookstore dedicated to cultivating the community of underground producers, DJ's, and musicians in Boston. We're back after a a little bit of a hiatus and we want to party with you! come through and ease your mind with some dope beats from these local homies!

Note about the space: Shout out to the homies at Atomic Bean Cafe for allowing us to use their space! Out of respect we ask that no alcohol be permitted in the venue! Feel free to check out any of the nearby establishments and come back.♥

$5 Suggested Donation

EMW Presents: Reprise Featuring Janae Johnson
Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

EMW Presents: Reprise Featuring Janae Johnson

  • EMW Bookstore

The Boston area welcomes back poet, educator, and organizer, Janae Johnson with REPRISE. This show is dedicated to the celebration of growth, creativity and self. Come enjoy new work from the featured writer as well performances from of a few special guest artists. This is a return, a chorus to tap in communion with. This is the REPRISE. 

Admission: $5-10 Sliding Scale

East Meets Words Featuring Jade Phoenix Martinez
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

East Meets Words Featuring Jade Phoenix Martinez

  • EMW Bookstore

Jade Phoenix Martinez is a Queer, Trans, Femme, First-Generation Pilipinx-American, Los Angeles based Performance Poet, Writer, Educator, Parent & Activist. Jade’s work is a poetic expression rooted in the multiple identities she holds and how they intersect with her day to day struggle for liberation while navigating her survival within our current social and political systems and power structures. Learn more about Jade at http://www.jadephoenixpoetry.com/

East Meets Words Featuring Mateo Mendoza
Oct
14
8:00 pm20:00

East Meets Words Featuring Mateo Mendoza

  • EMW Bookstore

Mateo Mendoza is a first-generation, multi-racial musician from South Central Los Angeles. Drawing on Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, and Buena Vista Social Club for inspiration, he became a regular in the New York City jazz jam session scene. He's been playing for 17 years, crafting his sound and style while exploring the intersections of jazz, latin music, experimental electronic music, and hip-hop. 

East Meets Words Featuring Ally Ang
Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

East Meets Words Featuring Ally Ang

  • EMW Bookstore

Ally Ang is a self-described spooky femme whose roots spread across continents and oceans. A senior at Wellesley College, Ally studies Sociology & Asian American Studies and hopes to work towards decolonizing academia. Their work has been published in journals such as The Fem, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Rambutan Literary, and their first chapbook is available from Damaged Goods Press. Preorder "Monstrosity" by Ally Ang here

East Meets Beats (#24) 2nd Anniversary Featuring : Mark Redito, Kansado, Hollowz, and LeahMcFly
Sep
3
Sep 4

East Meets Beats (#24) 2nd Anniversary Featuring : Mark Redito, Kansado, Hollowz, and LeahMcFly

  • Villa Victoria

East Meets Beats is a private guest-list-only event/show/gathering in accordance with EMW bookstore, dedicated to cultivating the community of underground producers, DJ's, and musicians in Boston. It's a space for the heads to connect, get inspired, and perform with each other.

Headliner: Producer/DJ Mark Redito (fka Spazzkid) 

Featured Artists: Leah McFly, Kansado, Hollowz

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Open Gallery Hours
Aug
31
6:00 pm18:00

Open Gallery Hours

  • EMW Bookstore

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

See more of her work here.

Open Gallery Hours
Aug
27
12:00 pm12:00

Open Gallery Hours

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

See more of her work here.

Open Gallery Hours
Aug
24
6:00 pm18:00

Open Gallery Hours

  • EMW Bookstore

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

See more of her work here.

Open Gallery Hours
Aug
20
12:00 pm12:00

Open Gallery Hours

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

See more of her work here.

Open Gallery Hours
Aug
17
6:00 pm18:00

Open Gallery Hours

  • EMW Bookstore

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

See more of her work here.

Open Gallery Hours
Aug
13
12:00 pm12:00

Open Gallery Hours

  • EMW Bookstore

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

See more of her work here.

East Meets Words Featuring Duy Doan
Aug
12
7:00 pm19:00

East Meets Words Featuring Duy Doan

  • EMW Bookstore

Duy Doan’s poems are open to loss, temporary and permanent; loss that comes from violence (family and war), from love, from neglect. As a first-generation Vietnamese American queer poet from Texas, he also writes about losing his grasp of the Vietnamese language and customs, a loss that happens over time, across generations. He believes that loss can be redeemed through compassion and connection.

Open Gallery Hours
Aug
10
6:00 pm18:00

Open Gallery Hours

  • EMW Bookstore

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

See more of her work here.

StreetBio Public Meeting
Aug
7
1:00 pm13:00

StreetBio Public Meeting

Join StreetBio, your friendly community DIY biology lab, in it's next planning meeting! 

This is a chance to learn what we do and meet our amazing family-team. Get involved in bringing synthetic biology methods, ethics and understanding to the people and the streets of Cambridge. 

Open Gallery Hours
Aug
6
12:00 pm12:00

Open Gallery Hours

  • EMW Bookstore

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

See more of her work here.

EMW Gallery presents "thick'ums"
Aug
5
7:00 pm19:00

EMW Gallery presents "thick'ums"

  • EMW Bookstore

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

*Please note the performance component will include a lavender-based fragrance.*

See more of her work here.

EMW Gallery presents "Nowhere To Call Home"
Jun
29
Jul 25

EMW Gallery presents "Nowhere To Call Home"

  • EMW bookstore

The art exhibit, "Nowhere To Call Home" takes its name from a film by new director, Jocelyn Ford. A rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan farmer named Zanta, the documentary explores the discrimination she faces in as a widowed woman in her village and as a Tibetan in a Chinese city, where she flees to give her son an education and better future. Artist's jewelry available for purchase!

East Meets Words Featuring Giles Li
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

East Meets Words Featuring Giles Li

  • EMW Bookstore

At the open mic, participants can sign up to sing, spit, dance, play music, or share a story. This month, we are featuring Giles Li! Giles is the executive director of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, as well as a nationally recognized performance poet and community educator.

EMW Drink Salon on Tech & Ethics: Death and Mortality
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

EMW Drink Salon on Tech & Ethics: Death and Mortality

  • EMW Bookstore

Technology in all its forms enables human beings to transcend our limitations. But what about our ultimate limitation: mortality? The fact of death may be non-negotiable, and in this Drink Salon, we explore how human beings shape its manner and meaning using technology. $8 suggested donation.

East Meets Words Featuring VyVy Trinh
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

East Meets Words Featuring VyVy Trinh

  • EMW Bookstore

Each month, we feature an Asian American artist or group, who will perform a full-length set after the open mic portion of the evening. East Meets Words is hosted by EMW Bookstore every second Friday of the month.

EMW Drink Salon on Tech & Ethics: Food
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

EMW Drink Salon on Tech & Ethics: Food

  • Bocoup

In the information age, we have developed a very complex relationship with our food. Join the Drink Salon on Tech and Ethics for a focused discussion on Boston's local food system. 

EMW Gallery Presents: "The People First!"
Mar
4
May 14

EMW Gallery Presents: "The People First!"

  • EMW Bookstore

“The People First!” is a gallery show at EMW Bookstore that reflects on this particular moment in the housing movement. Artists from local neighborhoods offer pieces that engage with both personal narratives and collective memories. Bringing together stories from various neighborhoods in the Greater Boston Area, EMW hopes to present a connected network of the efforts fighting against gentrification.