Community Calendar December 20 - December 26

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 12/20/2018, 1:32 p.m.
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Greetings! The 2019 Women’s March marks two years of resistance to the Trump presidency. Jan.19, 2019, The #WomensWave is coming and sweeping the world forward with them. For more information, visit www.womensmarch.com/2019/.

Nancy Wilson, internationally acclaimed Grammy-winning, platinum artist, pop concert performer and masterful “song stylist,” has passed at the age of 81. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded her a Jazz Masters Fellowship in 2004 for lifetime achievement. In accordance with Wilson’s wishes, there will be no funeral service, a family statement said. A celebration of her life will be held most likely in February, the month of her birth. 

THEATER

“American Son,” a gripping tale about who we are as a nation and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss and identity. Starring Kerry Washington (“Scandal,” “Race”) and Steven Pasquale. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (“A Raisin in the Sun,” “Fences”). Marking the Broadway debut of playwright Christopher Demos-Brown. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues. Show runs 90 minutes with no intermission. Call 212-239-6200 or visit www.americanson.com or telecharge.com.

“Once on This Island.” A fearless peasant girl takes a remarkable life journey for love. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th Street, New York, N.Y. Tony Award winner. For more information, call 800-447-7400 or visit onceonthisisland.com.

“King Kong.” He’s 20 feet tall and weighs 2,000 pounds. He’s monstrous and moving. And he is on Broadway now in a $35 million musical that has been in development for nearly a decade. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, New York, N.Y. Call 844-379-0370 or visit www.ticketoffices.com.

EXHIBITIONS

“Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, the period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. Presented by the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library through March 3, 2019.Visit nyhistory.org/black citizenship.

MUSIC

Raheem DeVaughn’s LoveLife Foundation presents the second annual Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Holiday Charity Concert 2018, Friday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For ticket information, visit ticketweb.com.

The world famous Apollo Theater will lift your holiday spirits and bless your Christmas season. Cece Winans will warm your soul and Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir will take you higher. Marcus Wiley, host and comedian, promises to delight you and your loved ones throughout the afternoon Saturday, Dec. 22. Performance begins at 2 p.m. Visit apollotheater.org for information.

The Late Show’s Gospel Choir, formerly of CBS TV’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” presents an exciting Christmas Concert, Joyful Praise, at The Church of Notre Dame, located at 405 W. 114th St., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at 4 p.m. This amazing choir, founded by Lady Peachena, has been seen by millions of viewers worldwide singing on CBS TV. Visit www.lateshowsgospelchoir.com.

Tamar Braxton, Friday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m., Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th St, New York, N.Y. For ticket information, call 212-997-5123 or visit ticketmaster.com.