Community Calendar: February 9 - February 15
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 2/10/2017, 4:08 p.m.
Greetings! Our brother L. Ade Williams, Apollo Theater associate director of Community Programs, and Program Director Jamilla Deria joined me on my weekend GBE broadcast to highlight the World Famous Apollo’s Black History Month schedule. This past weekend was the Apollo Open House Weekend, during which the doors of the Apollo were open to the general public. Later in the month, “Amateur Night” returns for its 83rd season, complete with a special Opening Night Feb. 22, with a host of new contestants competing for a grand prize of $20,000 (the biggest they have ever offered) for the season winner, and in a special edition of “Apollo Uptown Hall: Trial by Jury,” Feb. 26, the most debated word in American history—the N-word—will stand trial. For a full schedule, visit apollotheatre.org.
“August Wilson’s Jitney,” directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-8844 or visit telechargeoffers.com.
“Adam,” a bio-drama on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. by Peter DeAnda presented by Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre and starring Timothy Simonson. Ajene D. Washington directs the historically accurate play, capturing the former congressman’s rise and fall, largely in his own words. Feb. 9 to March 12 at Castillo Theatre, 543 W. 42nd St. New York, N.Y. Call 212-941-1234 or visit newfederaltheatre.com.
“Married but Single Too,” featuring Ginuwine, Chante Moore, Bill Bellamy, LisaRaye McCoy, Carl Payne and La’Miya Good, Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m., Saturday Feb. at 4 p.m. Kings Theatre,1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Charlie Wilson’s in It to Win It Tour, with Fantasia and Johnny Gill, Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The 70s Soul Jam Valentines Concert featuring The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Manhattans Blue Magic and the Dramatics, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Patti LaBelle, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Patti LaBelle, Sunday, Feb. 12, 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.
Ashanti, Thursday, Feb. 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.
Ja Rule, Friday, Feb. 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.
Ohio Players, Friday, Feb. 17, 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.
Nu Soul Revival Tour featuring Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings and others, Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212- 247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.