Community Calendar November 2 - November 8
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 11/2/2017, 3:50 p.m.
Greetings! Heartfelt condolences continue from fans and music legends around the world on the passing of Fats Domino, 89-year-old rock and roll pioneer and inspiration for Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen and many others. Fats joined Berry, Little Richard, Presley and Holly as an inaugural inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Last weekend multiple Grammy winner and musical icon Stevie Wonder got on his knees during his rendition of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, to again show his support for protesting NFL players.
“The King Fish, With Music” pays tribute to the “Original Kings of Comedy.” Kingfish was one of the stars of the first all-Black television comedy shows ever. Controversial? Yes. But Kingfish helped set the foundation for all the Black comedies that followed, even to this day. Oct. 20 to Nov. 5., Carl Clay’s Black Spectrum Theatre, Roy Wilkens Recreation Center,177th Street and Baisley Boulevard entrance, Jamaica, N.Y. Public transit: Q5, Q85 or Q83 bus to Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard. For information, call 718-723-1800 or visit blackspectrumtheatre.com.
“Me the People: The Trump America Musical,” Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St. New York, N.Y. Visit triadnyc.com for more information.
“Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” now in its eighth year off Broadway. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues. For more information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues, running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
“The Old Settler,” set in a 1943 Harlem tenement, where emotions are tested between 55-year-old spinster, Elizabeth Borny, and her skeptical sister, Quilly McGrath, is a story of love and survival. Thursday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Nov. 4, Billie Holiday Theatre, at Restoration Plaza,1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets: 718-636-6995.
“Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green,” by Howard L. Craft. Directed by Joseph Megel and starring J. Alphonse Nicholson. The Castillo Theatre, 543 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. Produced by Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre. Now through Sunday, Nov. 19. For ticket information, visit Castillo.org.
Oleta Adams, Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 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.
Wyclef Jean, Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., the Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
An Evening with Gladys Knight, Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Queens, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Lalah Hathaway, Monday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Musiq Soulchild, Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 8 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.
The Whispers in Concert, Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:45 p.m., Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
R&B Holiday Bash, Friday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Queens, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
The Great Xscape Tour, Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
JAY-Z 4:44 Tour, Sunday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fantasia, Monday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16 St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Fantasia, Christmas After Midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater. 253 W. 125 St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.
“Star Trek: Discovery,” the latest edition of the pioneering science fiction series, stars African-American actress Shanequa Martin-Green as lead. CBS All Access by subscription.
“Whitney: Can I Be Me?” Intimate portrait of Whitney Houston. Exclusive video, candid interviews and behind the scenes performances. Check your Showtime listings.
Paul Mooney and Marsha Warfield, Thursday, Nov. 2, 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.
Harlem Globetrotters, Friday, Nov. 24, at noon and Saturday, Nov. 25, at 1 p.m., Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 (6741) or 212-247-4777. Visit ticketmaster.com.
48th celebration of Black Solidarity Day, Monday, Nov. 6, at Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. No work, no school, no shopping. Film festival and program: “Concerning Violence” and “I Am Not Your Negro.” Also, Black Power program and discussion, December 12th Movement. For information call 718-398-1766.
Benefit Concert for Caribbean Hurricane Relief, Sunday, Nov. 12, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, N.Y. For information, call Linnette Harrigan at 914- 712-8629 or email Linnette.firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEMOTAP celebrates its 30th anniversary Saturday Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. with “It’s Your Table.” Good food, good drink, edutainment, good music and good company. Keynote speaker: Legrand Clegg II, Esq., leader of CEMOTAP West. Other speakers: Dr. Leonard Jeffries and Dr. Adelaide Sanford. Robert Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd. (near Merrick Boulevard) St. Albans, Queens. For more information, call 718-322-8454.
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,” Friday 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.