Community Calendar: February 23 - March 1
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 2/23/2017, 10:27 a.m.
Greetings! On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, December 12th Movement presented “Malcolm X Speaks in the Era of Trump” at Sistas’ Place, in Brooklyn. The program featured excerpts from “The Ballot or the Bullet,” and Malcolm X’s speech at the founding of the Organization of African-American Unity, raising the question of what we must do to continue Malcolm’s legacy. Malcolm X is Black History—a history of struggle for self-determination.
“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, which captures the former congressman’s rise and fall, largely in his own words, until 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. 25, at 4 p.m. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 800-745-3000 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.