Community Calendar: March 16 - March 27

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 3/16/2017, 1:12 p.m.
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“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.


Brooklyn Center Presents National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. Walt Whitman Theatre, 2925 Ave. H, Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718- 951-4500 or visit


“Bridging the Gap to Our Turn’d-up Youth, the Elders Got Your Back,” Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Moderators Chris Noble, Greg X, Arthur 8X, Sylvia Muhammad and Nzinga. Special guest performance by rapper Crimdella (Mandella Brath). CEMOTAP Center, 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, N.Y. For information, call 718-723-1416.

Ella! A Centennial Celebration, presented by the Apollo Theater Education Program, Thursday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. Live Wire’s celebration of Fitzgerald’s centennial will explore “The First Lady of Song” through her musicianship and as a woman revered in an art form dominated by men. Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. The event is free. Registration is required at For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit

Marc Lamont Hill, professor, lecturer, author and media contributor, Saturday, March 25, at 4 p.m. Post-Obama America: Political Insight, Social Injustice and the Effect of “Nobody.” Muhammad Mosque No. 7, 106-108 W. 127th St., Harlem, N.Y. For information, visit

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, 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 For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere Shannon @, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.