Community Calendar: March 2- March 8
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 3/2/2017, 11:13 a.m.
Greetings! The 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony was an evening of some diversity, with wins by Denzel Washington-directed “Fences” star Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress and Mahershala Ali becoming the first Muslim Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor in “Moonlight.” Both gave gracious acceptance remarks, with Davis captivating the moment in a stunning and beautiful red gown. “O.J.: Made in America,” directed by Ezra Edelman, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. The highlight historical moment came when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mispresented the Best Picture Award to “La La Land,” only to discover, as the cast and director gave acceptance speeches, that the real “Best Picture Award” award winner was the all- Black-cast “Moonlight,” written and directed by Barry Jenkins (adapted from Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”). It was, simply stated, an unforgettable moment and perhaps the most controversial in Oscar history, played out on an international stage during National African-American History Month.
“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.
Africa Now! Family Showtime, music and stories, with Africa Forestdance and Griots in Concert.Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Africa Now! featuring Mbongwana Star, Songhoy Blues, Daby Touré, Tuelo and DJ Nenim, Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 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.