Community Calendar January 25 - January 31
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 1/25/2018, 10:09 a.m.
Greetings! The Women’s March 2018 featured hundreds of thousands of activists who marched in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Las Vegas and cities around the world, promoting women’s rights and equality as well as protesting against President Donald Trump’s policies on the anniversary of his presidency. Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis and Whoopi Goldberg were among the many lifting the #TimesUp movement and the demand for equal rights. Several speakers urged women to channel their energy into helping Democrats win in the upcoming midterm elections. The rallying cry is “Power to the Polls.”
The NAACP Image Awards presented a two-hour special on King Day hosted by Anthony Anderson on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. The live special opened with a solidarity moment in support of #TimesUp, featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross. Ava DuVernay was honored as the NAACP Entertainer of the Year. For a full list of winners, visit naacpimagewards.net
“Josh” tells the story of “The Black Babe Ruth,” Josh Gibson, a Negro League baseball player who some say died of a broken heart. Gibson was determined to make it into major league baseball, despite the odds. Set in the 1940s and based on real events. Jan. 25-Jan. 28, Thursday 3:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., and Sunday 4 p.m. Black Spectrum Theatre Co., Roy Wilkens Park,177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens, N.Y.
“An Adam Experiment” provides a rare glimpse into the life of Adam Clayton Powell Jr., who fought for social justice and equality during the Civil Rights Movement while also wrestling with his own demons. Billie Holiday Theatre,1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For tickets, call 718-636-6995 or visit thebillieholiday.org.
“X or Betty Shabazz & the Nation,” written by Marcus Gardley, directed by Ian Belknap, five weeks only. The Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Call 866-811-4111 or visit www.stclementsnyc.org/.
“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
“The Lion King,” Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit http://minskofftheatre.box-officetickets.com.
Regina Belle, Friday, Feb. 2, 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.
A Night of Love, featuring Anthony Hamilton, Kesha Cole, Avant, Tamia, Eric Benet and Donell Jones, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
An Evening of Love, featuring Brian McKnight, K-C and JoJo, Christopher Williams and Al B. Sure, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Jeffrey Osborne, Friday, Feb. 9, 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.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Funky Fat Tuesday Celebration, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 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.