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Community Calendar: December 28 - January 3

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 12/29/2017, 1:11 p.m.
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THEATER

“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.

“School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play” explores universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be queen bee? Ends Dec. 31. Directed by Tony-winner Rebecca Taichman. Lucille Lortel Theatre,121 Christopher St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit www.show-score.com.

“The Lion King,” Miniskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit http://minskofftheatre.box-officetickets.com.

“Kinky Boots,” the musical, Al Hirschfield Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit kinkybootsthemsuical.com.

“Aladdin,” New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit aladdinthemusical.com/tickets.

MUSIC

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Thursday, Dec. 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 ticketmaster.com.

The Final 40th Anniversary Saturday Night Fever Concert, featuring Tavares, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and more, Saturday, Dec. 30, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Charlie Wilson, Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

Ja Rule, Thursday, Jan. 4, 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.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in concert, Friday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Darlene Love, “Love for the Holidays,” Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 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.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in Concert, Sunday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

The Spinners, with special guests Heatwave, Sunday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, N.Y.

COMEDY

Trevor Noah, Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. For information, visit http://radiocitymusichall.box-officetickets.com.

FILM

Academy Award winner Denzel Washington is back in another iconic character portrayal in the film “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Available at selected theaters. Check your local Listings.

“Color of Water,” featuring Academy Award winner and 2017 Golden Globe nominee Octavia Spencer. Check local listings.

“Last Flag Flying,” starring Laurence Fishburne, is a film about three Vietnam War veterans taking an unexpected trip to accompany the coffin carrying the body of the slain Marine son of one of the friends to New Hampshire for burial. Check your local listings.

COMMUNITY

The 51st anniversary Kwanzaa Celebration with Dr. Maulana Karenga (the creator of Kwanzaa, the Nguzo Saba and Kawaida). Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Karenga’s annual message will be “Practicing the Principles of Kwanzaa: Repairing, Renewing and Remaking Our World.” Artistic performances by Bambara African Dance and Drum Ensemble plus many more, JHS 258, 141 Macon St. (Marcy Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-789-3264/638-6700. For vending, call 718-479-4186.