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6:00 pm

Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. at the Boston Public Library

May 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St
Boston, 02116 United States
Free

Acclaimed Chicano poet, novelist, children’s book author, and journalist Luis J. Rodriguez tells the story of his childhood as a gang member in the national bestseller Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. This vivid memoir explores gang life and cautions against the death and destruction that haunts its participants. A New York […]

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7:30 pm

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

May 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm - May 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater, 219 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
$20 - $80

Step Afrika! triumphantly returns to Boston with The Migration, a multimedia powerhouse production that chronicles and celebrates the paths of the brave men and women who left the American South searching for better opportunities. Inspired by painter Jacob Lawrence’s groundbreaking series about “The Great Migration,” the company transforms the work into a textured, interdisciplinary movement […]

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Staged Reading: How Will We Live Tomorrow?

May 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
Free

The first public staged reading of How Will We Live Tomorrow? will be held at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave, on Thursday May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. A middle-aged white man bicycles to the 48 contiguous states, and asks everyone he meets, ‘How Will We Live Tomorrow?’ Along the way, he encounters generous people […]

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.