Community Calendar 3/9 - 3/15
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 3/9/2017, midnight
Greetings! Our Radio GBE on WBAI opened Women’s History Month 2017 with a two-hour salute to Black women drawn from the vast Pacifica Archives. We included historic audio from “The First Lady of the Black Press: Edith L. Payne,” vintage moments with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Dr. Maya Angelou and special guest the Windy City’s own Nana Camille Yarbrough, who highlighted great Chicago playwright Lorraine Hansberry and the famed Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Join us for more this weekend. Special guest on our Sunday Express Yourself show over WLIB-WBLS was Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, daughter of legendary New York politician, former Councilwoman Dr. Una Clarke. (See our schedule below.) Happy International Women’s Day to our sisters around the world.
“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.
“X: Or Betty Shabazz vs. The Nation” by Marcus Gardley. Friday, March 17, and March 24 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 18, and March 25 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 646-223-3010 or visit newvictory.org.
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.
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.