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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events Dec 15th - Jan 5th

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 12/5/2013, 2:29 p.m.

“Mother Africa” (Circus Der Sinne” from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) is playing now through Jan. 5, 2014, at the New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. Circus arts meld with joyful dance and music, among a marvel of traditional masks. The show is rich in rhythm and song, with acrobats, musicians and dancers lighting up the stage and featuring stilt walkers from Tanzania and jugglers from Ethiopia, plus a renowned contortionist from Kenya. Modern Afro-beats and amazing drums radiate the stage. Visit newvictory.org.

The Big Apple Circus welcomes you to its all-new show “Luminosity!” now through Jan. 12 at Lincoln Center! Catch the high spirits and pulse-racing thrills of the world’s greatest circus artists! Visit bigapplecircus.org.

COMEDY

Charismatic actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer—whose tremendous career successes, spanning television, live performances and film, have solidified his standing as one of the premier entertainers in the world— comes to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. To buy tickets online, visit ticketmaster.com. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury Box Office. Event, date and times are subject to change. For more information, visit theatreatwestbury.com.

FILM

The New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will showcase 73 films from 35 countries during its 21st edition. World, U.S. and New York premieres will screen in four venues from Nov. 29-Dec. 15. For more information about the 21st annual ADIFF, contact Diarah N’Daw-Spech at 212-864-6020 or email pr@nyadiff.org. You can visit the website at www.nyadiff.org.

COMMUNITY

Dr. Maulana Karenga, creator of Kwanzaa, and the Nguzo Saba will give the keynote address at CEMOTAP’s annual luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd. Karenga’s theme will be “Holocaust, Hollywood and Reparations: Cinematic Confessions as Sufficient Compensation.” Admission is free, and donations will be taken. For more information, call 347-907-0529.

Join me, Imhotep Gary Byrd, as WBLS-FM presents a “Healthy You in 2014 Express Yourself Town Hall Meeting” highlighting the Affordable Care Act on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 7-9 p.m. We’ll be live on location at the historic Harlem YMCA, 180 W. 135th St., and broadcasting live over WBLS.FM 107.5 FM. Bring your questions and get the facts, plus free lifestyle tips. Meet navigators and special guests with valuable information and enrollment details. For more information, call 212-912-2100 or go to wbls.com.

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM daily with “Imhotep’s On-Air Guide to Black Events” and “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., and on WLIB-AM with “The GBE Mind Flight,” Sunday evenings from 9 p.m. to midnight. The full show can be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: The “Global Black Experience” and “Global Beat Experience,” Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. We are archived online with both shows at www.wbai.org. To contact us for bookings or to reach us about your event, email igbexp@gmail.com, find Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.