Community Calendar: February 16 - February 22

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 2/16/2017, 1:49 p.m.
Imhotep's Guide to Black Events

Greetings! The 2017 Grammy Awards were highlighted by Best Urban Contemporary Album Grammy Award winner Beyoncé (beautifully pregnant with her twins and with an amazing special effects holographic presentation) and a great tribute to Prince led by Morris Day and the Time and peaked by Bruno Mars. The Stax music legacy was represented by William Bell’s win for Best Americana Album. The day was clouded by the news of seven-time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau passing at age 76 after battling illness for some time. Jarreau’s amazing talent and gift of spirit garnered him millions of fans around the world.

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 compelling and historically accurate play, capturing the former congressman’s rise and fall, largely in his own words, until March 12 at Castillo Theater, 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.. 25, at 4 p.m. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC

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 St, 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 Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212- 997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Alicia Keys, Sunday, March 12, at 7 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.

Aretha Franklin, Sunday, March 12, at 7 p.m., Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. For ticket information, call 845-473-2072 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Lionel Richie: All the Hits, with very special guest Mariah Carey, Friday, March 17, at 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For ticket information, call 845-473-2072 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Saturday, March 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.

Aretha Franklin, Mohegan Sun Arena, Thursday, March 23, at 8 p.m., 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. For information, call 860-862-TIXX (8499) or visit ticketmaster.com.

The Temptations and the Four Tops, Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY

D.L. Hughley, Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., Nyack Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr. A-401, West Nyack, N.Y. For information, call 845-353-5400 or visit ticketmaster.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

HAPI film screening, panel discussion and networking event featuring panelists Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Professor James Small, Mfundishi Jhutyms, Dr. Wade Nobles, Dr. Tyrene Wright, Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Dr. Georgiana Falu, Saturday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, N.Y. For information, call 718-618-6170 or visitjpac@jcal.org.

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.