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.
Charlie Wilson’s In It to Win It Tour with Fantasia and Johnny Gill, Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 917-618-6700 or visit ticketmaster.com.
D.L. Hughley, Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday, March 5 at 7 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.
“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.
Apollo Uptown Hall presents “Trial by Jury: The Case of the N-Word,” an interactive community conversation investigating one of the most debated words in America, Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. Radio personality EMEZ, psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, comedienne Stephanie McRae, CCNY Black Studies Director Dr. Cheryl Sterling, filmmaker Darryl Stith and writer, TV host and podcaster Touré join the discussion to explore the word’s historic and current day resonance.
The Schomburg Center, in partnership with AfroCROWD, hosts “Black Power! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon,” our third-year initiative inviting members of the community and public to contribute content related to Black history on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. For the first time, via video satellite, we’ll unite with Wikipedia editors in Africa who will edit alongside us. Saturday, Feb. 25 at noon, Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, N.Y. Visit nypl.org/locations/schomburg.
Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Deputy President Diana Teyna and the Deputy Consul General of the Dominican Republic in New York to celebrate Dominican Republic Independence Day, Monday, Feb. 28, at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. Call 718-802-3809 for information.
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 @ email@example.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.