Community Calendar 10/29 - 11/4

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 10/30/2015, 2:47 p.m.
Check out what's going on in the city this week!
‘Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions’

Greetings! Don’t miss the Harlemween Family Festival Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, 163 W. 125th St. at Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. Call 212-961 4390 or visit

This Halloween, the Apollo Theater brings the spirit of New Orleans to Harlem with the “New Orleans Jazz Masquerade.” The weekend-long celebration of events will include a special mainstage concert with Irvin Mayfield Jr., legendary jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in the New York concert premiere of Bridgewater and Mayfield’s new album, “Dee Dee’s Feathers.”

The masquerade-themed concert will be followed by an after-party as part of Apollo Music Cafe in the theater’s Soundstage and will feature the New Orleans go-go brass funk band the Brass-A-Holics. Call 212-531-5305 or visit (Also see “COMMUNITY”)


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

“The Gin Game,” featuring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, at the John Golden Theater, 252 W. 45th St., running now through Oct. 31. For information, call 800-BROADWAY or visit

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 For more information, visit

“Sistas” tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs of being Black and being a woman in America, Saturdays and Sundays, now through Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Theater, 308 W. 46th St., New York City. Call 212-239-6200 or visit

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


Sistas’ Place invites you to a weekend tribute saluting iconic Hall of Fame award-winning singer-songwriter Bill Withers, Friday, Oct. 30, with guests speakers and music. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. at Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information, call 718-398 1766.

Mint Condition, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit or or call 212-997-4144.

Stephanie Mills, Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit or or call 212-997-4144.