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Community Calendar 12/8 - 12/14

12/8/2016, midnight
Check out what's going on around thee city this week.
Yasin Bey

Greetings! My deepest appreciation to WBLS-FM’s Dr. Bob Lee’s Make the Grade Foundation for being a 2016 recipient of their 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, and to Dr. Ron Daniels’ Institute of the Black World for being awarded their 2016 Legacy Award, along with my Amsterdam News colleague, the legendary, Herb Boyd. as I finish he last month of my 50th New York State broadcast anniversary. Back on air with our weekly simulcast over WLIB-AM/WBLS-FM and soon over WBAI-FM with our Radio GBE, with much appreciation to attorney Midwin Charles, Bob Slade, my brother Bob Law and Vinette K. Pryce for holding things down in my absence.

THEATER

“Mother Africa: My Home,” Dec. 2, 2016, through Jan. 1, 2017, The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St.

New York, N.Y. For information, call 646-223-3010 or visit www.newvictory.org.

“For All My Girls: A Musical Celebrating The Everyday Diva,” Monday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m., The Poet’s Den Theater, 309 E. 108th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit brownpapertickets.com

“Craig Harris’ God’s Trombones,” Thursday, Dec. 22, and Friday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m., Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 201 Malcolm X BLVD. (Lenox Avenue) at 120th Street, Harlem. For ticket information, visit bit.ly/chgt2016.

“The Color Purple,” A Broadway Tony winner featuring Heather Headley, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit colorpurple.com.

“Sistas the Musical,” Celebrating African-American women’s history, blending your favorite songs with a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.

“Hamilton: An American Musical” continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For information call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.

MUSIC

Gloria Gaynor, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Darlene Love, Saturday, Dec. 17, and Friday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

R. Kelly Presents The Holiday Jam, Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For ticket information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Gladys Knight, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The New Stylistics, The Chi-Lites and The Delfonics, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, N.Y. For information, call 718-442-2900 or visit ticketmaster.com.