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Community Calendar 10/17 - 10/23

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 11/17/2016, midnight
Check out what's going on around the city this week!
The Jones Girls Contributed

Greetings! In addition to National Diabetes Month, it is also Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Lung Care Awareness Month, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Hospice Palliative Care Month, Home Care Month, Bladder Health Awareness Month and more. For information on any of the above and more than we can list here, visit welcoa.org/health-observances/november.

THEATER

Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, presents “Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography” by Laurence Holder. Elizabeth Van Dyke and Joseph Lewis Edwards will recreate the characters they portrayed in the play’s acclaimed 1998 production at The American Place Theatre: she as Hurston, he as the men in her life. Woodie King Jr., Artistic Director of NFT, will direct. Now through Nov. 20, Castilllo Theatre, 543 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. Call 212-941-1234 or visit castillo.org/home.

“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

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.

Ben Vereen, Monday, Nov. 21, Wednesday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. with special Thanksgiving dinner prix-fixe. Feinstein’s 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 646-476-3551 or visit opentable.com.

DMX, Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 9 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.

HOT 97 Thanksgiving Weekend Takeover, Friday, Nov. 25 at 11 p.m., Stage 48, 605 W. 48th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 866-468-3399 or visit ticketweb.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.