Community Calendar: February 9 - February 15

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 2/10/2017, 4:08 p.m.
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Lauryn Hill Contributed

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.

THEATER

“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.

MUSIC

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.

Cameo featuring Larry Blackmon, Saturday, Feb. 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.

Lauryn Hill, The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! concert series, Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Afropunk: Unapologetically Black, The African-American Songbook Remixed, Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Funky Fat Tuesday Celebration. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 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.

COMEDY

Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory, Friday, Feb 10 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.

Sinbad, Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit livenation.com.

FILM

“Fences,” directed by Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson, based on Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name. The film stars Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney. Check your movie listings.

“Hidden Figures” is based on the lives of mathematicians Katherine Goble-Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). Check your movie listings.

COMMUNITY

St. Paul A.M.E. Church Presents Justice Sunday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. Guest Speaker Lawrence Hamm, chairman People’s Organization for Progress. Please join us to be inspired and enlightened. St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 15-21 Sandford Ave., East Orange, N.J. For information, call 973-677-1797.

Board of Education of People of African Ancestry presents an Afternoon with Dr. Gloria Browne-Marshall, Sunday, Feb. 19, at John Henrik Clarke House, 286 Convent Ave., Harlem, N.Y. Admission is free. RSVP at 347- 907-0629.

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.