Community Calendar 11/3 - 11/9

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 11/3/2016, midnight
Check out what's going on in the city this week!
Melba Moore Contributed

Greetings! National Diabetes Month is observed every November, so individuals, health care professionals, organizations and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. This year, the National Diabetes Education Program’s 2016 theme is “Managing Diabetes—It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It.” Visit www.niddk.nih.gov/ or www.jdrf.org.

THEATER

“The Color Purple,” a 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.

“Autumn” for a limited time only, Friday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 6, The Kumble Theater, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y. Award-winning playwright Richard Wesley returns to the stage with his first play in 24 years. For information, visit www.thebillieholiday.org.

“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

Toni Braxton, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, call 201-227-1030 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Toni Braxton, Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige: King and Queen of Hearts Tour, Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 (6741) or visit ticketmaster.com.

Keyshia Cole, Tank, Jagged Edge and Monifah, Friday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit ww.njpac.org.

Tower of Power, Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 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.

Mint Condition, Friday, Nov. 18, 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 ticketmaster.com.

Stephanie Mills, Saturday, Nov. 19, 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 ticketmaster.com.

Chanté Moore, Friday, Nov. 25, 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 ticketmaster.com.

Russell Thompkins Jr. & the New Stylistics, The Dramatics featuring L.J. Reynolds, The Jones Girls featuring Shirley Jones, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Ted Mills, the voice of Blue Magic and more. Friday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. Only New Jersey appearance of this 70s soul band extravaganza. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. Call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

An Evening with Melba Moore and Friends, featuring Melba Moore, Evelyn Champagne King, Meli’sa Morgan, Jean Carne and Force MDS, Saturday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m., St. George Theater, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, N.Y. For information, call 718-442-2900 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas Is You, Wednesday, Dec. 7, Thursday, Dec. 8, Tuesday, Dec. 13, and Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th St, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

R. Kelly: 12 Nights of Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit kingstheatre.com.

COMEDY

New York Comedy Festival Presents Trevor Noah, Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th St, New York, N.Y. For information, call 866-858-0008 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Tracy Morgan, Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 p.m., Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-7800 or visit ticketmaster.com.

D.L. Hughley, Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, call 201-227-1030 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Live! Under New Management, an Evening of Spoken Word and Conscious Comedy, hosted by Tim Stickney, featuring Phyllis Yvonne Stickney of “New Jack City” and “The Women of Brewster Place,” Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72 St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-726-2172.

Sinbad, Thursday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-757-4100 or visit ticketweb.com.

Martin Lawrence, Friday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd/, Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMMUNITY

Celebrate the 47th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. We’re in a State of Emergency. No more business as usual: No work, no school, no shopping. This year, honor Dr. Carlos Russell, the founder of Black Solidarity Day, at New Canaan Baptist Church, 228 Putnam Ave., between Nostrand and Bedford avenues. The program starts at 7 p.m.

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 p.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. Archived online at www.wbai.org. For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere Shannon @ nyerere1@aol.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.