Community Calendar 10/27 - 11/2
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 10/27/2016, 12:20 p.m.
Greetings! Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey will host “Showtime at the Apollo,” a two-hour event and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series, in which Harvey will celebrate his return to the famed theater, where he launched his own career, and where he’ll be joined by some of the biggest stars in comedy and music. The star-studded special will air Monday, Dec. 5, (8 p.m.-10 p.m., ET/PT) on FOX. An additional one-hour special, also hosted by Harvey, will air in early 2017.
“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.sistasthemusical.com.
“Autumn,” the political drama from award-winning playwright Richard Wesley, at the Kumble Theater, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y., presented by the Billie Holiday Theatre at The Center for Arts & Culture of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Friday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 6. For information, visit www.thebillieholiday.org.
Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly, Friday, Oct. 28, 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.
Toni Braxton, Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic—Halloween Funkdown, Monday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212- 997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Jazz in the Key of Ellison, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Catherine Russell, Andy Farber, Angelique Kidjo and Patti Austin, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888- 466-5722 or visit njpac.org.
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. 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.
Chante 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.
An Evening with Melba Moore and Friends, featuring 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.
“The Birth of a Nation,” the story of Nat Turner and his historic slave rebellion. A Nate Parker film. Check listings.
“Queen of Katwe,” the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess prodigy who learned the game while she was an illiterate girl in the Kampala slum district of Katwe. Featuring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o, with Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutesi. Check listings.
“Michael Moore in Trumpland,” the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election. IFC Center 323 Sixth avenue, New York, N.Y. Visit ifccenter.com/films/ michael-moore-in-trumpland.
The Center for Culture, the legendary Afrikan Poetry Theatre, will present its 40th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraising Gala, Sunday, Nov. 6, at The National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. at 6 p.m. This special engagement will honor the theater’s four decades of commitment to the community and “Spoetry,” celebrating the works and contributions of John Watusi Branch, George Edward Tait, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Camille Yarborough, the APT Ensemble, Gil Scott Heron and many more. Hosted by Danny Simmons and Distinguish The God, with music by Randy Weston, dance tribute by ESOTA featuring The Last Poets and readings and performances by the Onipa Absula and the Dinizulu African Drummers & Dancers, James Mtume, the Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry, Dr. Leonard Jeffires, Umar Bin-Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole and more. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/afrikanpoetrytheatre.
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 @ email@example.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.