Community Calendar: 9/1 - 9/7

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 9/1/2016, 2:18 p.m.
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Greetings! Our GBE African Re-education Month opens with congratulations to cultural icon, Nana Camille Yarbrough, performance artist, author, educator and activist, honored with the Lorraine Hansberry Award in her hometown of Chicago and home in New York City, where she was celebrated at Sistas’ Place in the Republic of Brooklyn.

With much fanfare, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based W. Indian American Day Carnival Association has launched its 49th annual Caribbean Carnival under the theme, “One Caribbean, One People, One Voice.” Visit wiadcacarnival.org.

THEATER

“Sistas the Musical,” a celebration of African-American women’s history, blends your favorite songs with a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. By the end, you’ll be up on your feet singing and dancing along. 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.

“The Color Purple,” a Tony winner on Broadway, 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.

MUSIC

Kanye West: The Saint Pablo Tour, Monday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden, 7th Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212- 465-MSG1 (6741) or visit ticketmaster.com.

Beyoncé: The Formation World Tour 2016, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m., MetLife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, N.J. For information, call 201559-1300 or visit www.metlifestadium.com.

Jeffrey Osborne, Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Angie Stone, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Jeffrey Osborne, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Manu Dibango, Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Stanley Clarke, Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom,431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 866-468-3399 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Aretha Franklin, Friday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Gladys Knight, Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The Whispers, Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

R. Kelly: The Buffet Tour 2016, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit prucenter.com.

The O’Jays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 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.

Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, N.Y. For information, call 800-745-3000 or visit bethelwoodscenter.org.

Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Joe, Sunday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Oleta Adams, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY

Shawn Wayans, Friday, Sept. 2, and Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-757-4100 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Sinbad, Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m., The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

J.B. Smoove, Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m., The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

David Alan Grier, Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-757-4100 or visit ticketmaster.com.

D.L. Hughley & Charlie Murphy, Friday, Sept. 23, 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.

COMMUNITY

“Our Sacred Mission” continues the Maat Communiversity, Sept. 3 and Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave. between Franklin and Classon avenues, Brooklyn, N.Y. Admission and breakfast-lunch included free, but donations are welcome. For information, call Minister Clemson Brown at 347-773-8203.

Join WBLS’ Dr. Bob Lee to support the UNCF Inaugural New York 5K Walk/Run for Education, Sept. 10, on Roosevelt Island. Proceeds from the Walk/Run for Education, provide students with resources to get to and through college. To register, visit UNCF.org/New York. 

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