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5 ways to enjoy your week in Boston

From an African festival to a free movie night, there's plenty to enjoy in Boston this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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9th Annual Boston African Festival

From the event description:

Join the 15,000 guests at The 9th Annual Boston African Festival hosted by the Shalupe Foundation this Saturday at Boston Common. Dozens of vendors and organizations will be at the event, including African art, fashion, food and more. 

When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Boston Common, 139 Tremont St.
Admission: Free
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Black Womxn And Marginalized Genders Conference 2019

From the event description:

Learn how to shift national issues and make changes for the better when the Black womxn becomes more empowered at this conference this Saturday. Guest speakers include activists who will be celebrating black marginalized gendered women.

When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Dewitt Center, 122 Dewitt Drive
Admission: $22.03 (Half-Day Registration); $31.46 (Full-Day Registration)
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Boston's Black Owned Business (BBOB) August Market

From the event description:

Come, enjoy music, giveaways and more while supporting local black-owned businesses. The Gather restaurant and bar will be open during the event.

When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 12-5 p.m.
Where: District Hall, 75 Northern Ave.
Admission: Free
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Boston Cyclists Union's Mural Ride

From the event description:

Bike ride through Boston stopping to visit murals around the city. The slow-paced 10-mile ride will include eight to ten murals, along with a brief background of each mural and alittle bit about the artist who created it. 

When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 12-4 p.m.
Where: Jamaica Plain Boat House, 507 Jamaicaway
Admission: Free
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JP Free Movie Night | How to Train Your Dragon 3

From the event description:

Invite your neighbors and bring your family to Free Movie Night from King's Hill Church this Saturday. See How to Train Your Dragon 3 in the park at Jefferson Playground.

When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Jefferson Playground, 10 Grotto Glen Road
Admission: Free
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Parking in Boston can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Boston parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the MTBA's website for nearby stations and schedules.


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