Community Calendar 10/8 - 10/14
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 10/9/2015, 12:15 p.m.
Greetings! As we enter our GBE “Black Arts Month” 2015, a rare New York revival of “In White America,” the 1963 Drama Desk Award-winning documentary play on the history of Blacks in America, from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement, will be presented by Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre at the Castillo Theater, 543 W. 42nd St., Oct. 15 to Nov. 15. Opening night for the limited off-Broadway engagement will be Oct. 29. Performances run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Group sales are available. For tickets, call 866-811-4111 toll-free or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.castillo.org/"www.castillo.org. For more information, visit www.newfederaltheatre.com.
The Gathering UPHI 2015, featuring Kelly Price, seven-time Grammy-nominated gospel and R&B singer and songwriter, Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. United Palace House of Inspiration, 4140 Broadway at 175th St. For information, call 212-568-6700 or visit unitedpalace.org.
In “Hamilton: An American Musical,” Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on a new nation that’s as hungry and ambitious as he is. The production is an astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind, taking place at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com
“The Gin Game,” featuring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, at the John Golden Theater, 252 W. 45th St., Previews run Oct. 1 to 3, with the run ending Oct. 31. For information, call 800-BROADWAY or visit broadway.com.
Taye Diggs (“Private Practice,” “The Best Man,” “Rent”) returns to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning, gender-bending, fourth wall-smashing musical sensation “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” now through Oct. 11 at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. For information, visit www.hedwigbroadway.com.
“Sistas” tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs of being Black and being a woman in America, Saturdays and Sundays, now through Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Theater, 308 W. 46th St., New York City. Call 212-239-6200
or visit telecharge.com.
Tyler Perry’s “Madea on the Run,” Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21 at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Whispers, Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
Smokey Robinson, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Stevie Wonder, in a historic, one-night-only event, presents “Songs in the Key of Life,” Sunday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., XL Center, One Civic Center, Hartford, Conn. For information, call 860-0249-6333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stevie Wonder, in a historic, one-night-only event, presents “Songs in the Key of Life,” Wed, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.
War, Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
The world famous Apollo Theater kicks off its 2015-2016 season with “Amateur Night,” “Apollo Music Cafe” and “Breakin’ Convention,” an international festival of hip-hop theater and more. Visit www. apollotheater.org.
Patti LaBelle, Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at the State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For more information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Join Martha Wash, Linda Clifford and Evelyn Champagne King, the “First Ladies of Disco,” as they discuss their recent Billboard Top 10 hit “Show Some Love” and their debut appearance at Joe’s Pub, Oct. 16 and 17. Visit joespub.publictheater.org/en/tickets/calendar.
Musiq Soulchild, Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
Raheem DeVaughn and Leela James present “The Love & Soul Experience,” Friday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Mint Condition, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
Mary J. Blige, Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Stevie Wonder, in a historic, one-night-only event, presents “Songs in the Key of Life,” Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave. and 32nd Street, New York City. For more information, call 212-465-MSG1 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Martin Lawrence, Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. For more information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, with the theme “Justice or Else!” is returning to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., Oct. 11.Visit justiceorelse.com for more information. Get on the bus!
There are members and friends of POP and young people who would like to go on the bus trip to Washington, D.C., but cannot afford the cost of a ticket. If you would like to pay for a ticket for someone else to go, please call 973-801-0001 ASAP. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated.
The Harlem Harvest Festival, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is set for A. Phillip Randolph Square, located on St. Nicholas Ave., between 116th and 117th Streets, hosted by DJ Stormin’ Norman. It’ll be fun for the whole family, with food, music, a farmers’ market, arts and crafts, kid’s yoga class, adult yoga class, NYPD rock climbing wall, the Bubble Man, salsa, cook-off, bake-off and more!
Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. and simulcast over WLIB 1190AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at WBLS.com.WLIB.com and iHeartRadio. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: “The Global Black Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both shows are archived online at www.wbai.org. To contact us for bookings or to reach us about your event or for comments, email email@example.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.