Community Calendar 12/15 - 12/21

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 12/15/2016, midnight
Check out what's going on around the city this week.
Craig Harris' "God's Trombone" Contributed

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

Gladys Knight and The Whispers, Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit

The Isley Brothers, Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit

Ginuwine, Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit


Mike Epps, Saturday, Dec. 21, at 9 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882or visit

D.L. Hughley, Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7:30 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit


“Loving” is a 2016 historical drama film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. It features Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. (See movie listings) 


The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations and The International

African Arts Festival will host a 50th anniversary of the Kwanzaa celebration, with the creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga, who will be giving his Annual Founder’s Message. The 2016 theme is Kwanzaa, “The Nguzo Saba and Constant Striving: Repairing, Renewing and Remaking Our World.” The program takes place on the Kwanzaa principle of ujima (collective work and responsibility), Wednesday, Dec., 28, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at JHS 258, 141 Macon St. between Marcy and Tompkins avenues in Brooklyn, N.Y. To purchase advance tickets or for further information, call 718-789-3264/638-6700 or  visit Those interested in vending should call 718-479-3264.

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