Community Calendar (Oct. 25-Oct. 31)

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 10/25/2018, 12:06 p.m.
Greetings! We dedicate this week’s column to the memory of the late Dr. Carlos Russell, beloved activist-scholar-educator-playwright, broadcaster-host of “Thinking ...
Dr. Carlos Russell (see Community) Kevin Barron photo

Greetings! We dedicate this week’s column to the memory of the late Dr. Carlos Russell, beloved activist-scholar-educator-playwright, broadcaster-host of “Thinking It Through” and creator of Black Solidarity Day based on the play “Day of Absence” by Douglass Turner Ward. With the midterm elections here, let us make our presence and our vote count in the spirit of solidarity. (See “Community”)

THEATER

The World Famous Apollo Theater and SiriusXM present “Say It Loud…With Your VOTE!,” a bipartisan political special at the Apollo Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.  The exclusive event, produced in association with SiriusXM, is part of the Apollo Theater Uptown Hall series and will air across multiple SiriusXM channels debuting Nov. 2. Visit apollotheater.org. 

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

“Smokey Joe’s Café,” an all new incarnation of the record-breaking Broadway hit, returns to New York City. Featuring 40 of the greatest soulful songs of the past century. Stage 42, formerly the Little Shubert Theatre, 422 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” brings the iconic disco diva, Donna Summer, to Broadway. The musical includes more than 20 well-known Summer hits. Starring Tony Award winner LaChanze, Anana Dubose and newcomer Storm Lever, who portray three different phases of Summer’s life and career. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Call 212-379-0370 or visit luntfontannetheatre.tickets.com.

MUSIC

“Amateur Night at the Apollo,” every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. World famous Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., Harlem. Featuring WHCR DJs. Visit apollotheater.org.

Tyrese & Tamia, Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For ticket information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The Whispers, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Heather Headley, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre,1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Chew Entertainment and RCA Inspiration present the Voice Your Inspiration Contest. The winning artist will be chosen by public vote and announced Nov. 2, netting a singles deal from RCA Inspiration as well as the opportunity to perform on the Carnegie Hall stage at Ray and Vivian Chew’s “A Night of Inspiration.” Visit voiceyourinspiration.org.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m., Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m., Resorts World Catskills, 888 Resorts World Dr., Monticello, N.Y. Call 1-833-586-9358 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Oleta Adams, Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Lalah Hathaway, Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m., Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

DANCE

American Dance Guild honors two dance luminaries, Jane Comfort and the late Eleo Pomare, in four days of performances by 32 multi-generational artists from across the United States (Oct. 25-Oct. 28) at Ailey Citigroup Theater.