Saturday, Feb. 11
BAMcafe Live! presents Mo Beasley’s LoveStorm featuring spoken word, music & dance 9:00 p.m. (Happy Hour: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.), at BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Bldg., 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. Admission free. For additonal event information, visit www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=4006.
Jammins Entertainment presents Closer to You: The Concert with Maxi Priest performing live at Pulse 48, 1020 E. 48 St., corner of Farragut Road, Brooklyn. Doors open 10:00 p.m.; Showtime 12:30 a.m. For information & tickets, contact (718) 282-8041, (646) 434-5930.
Dads & Daughters Ball
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., hosts Circle of Love, Dads & Daughters Ball, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Be a debutante for a day on your date with Dad (or Mom) & enjoy a memorable evening of dance led by Curious George & a dance instructor & featuring light refreshments by Dunkin Donuts & live guest DJ from WBLS 107.5 radio, corsage, Valentine’s card & keepsake photo. Separate admission tickets required for the dance. Tickets on sale now. For general & ticket information, call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
BMCC Tribeca PAC, located in the lobby of the Boro of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St., N.Y. presents Clifford The Big Red Dog Live!, 1:30 p.m., celebrating his 50th anniversary & featuring his friends from Birdwell Island embarking on a new adventure. Tickets can be purchased at tribecapac.org. (single tickets only) or by calling Ticketing Services at (212) 220-1460.
Sunday, Feb. 12
Jammins Entertainment presents Anthony B, Love, Peace & Soul, pre-Valentine bash, at Pulse 48, 1020 E. 48 St., corner Farragut Rd., Brooklyn. Doors open 6:00 p.m. For information & tickets, call (718) 282-8041, (347) 529-2911, (347) 414-3581.
CNS presents Kids Calendar 2013 Auditions for kids 3 to 13 years of age (photo ID or birth certificate required for kids selected), 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the 32 St., Manhattan location. For detailed information & to make an appointment, call (212) 539-6020.
Monday, Feb. 13
Jazzy Mondays presents Tori Gee singing in the language of love at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Doors open 6:00 p.m.; Showtime 7:15 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. For information, call (718) 857-1427, (917) 757-0170, (718) 753-3302 or visit [email protected].
Art & Culture
SocietyHAE.com, Social Media Week & Big Fuel will host Meet the Afropolitans: Digital Media + Culture in Africa, a multi-sensory presentation on digital media and cutlure in Africa featuring leaders on African culture, media & music & offering complimentary African cuisine & chocolates from Ghana, 6:30 p.m. at Big Fuel, 40 W. 23 St., Flatiron District, N.Y. The event is free. To attend, RSVP to socialmediaweek.org/event/?event_id_1291.
[email protected] presents Monday Nights with WGBO Ulysses Owens Quartet w/Christian McBride, Christian Sands, & Nicholas Payton, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St., N.Y. For tickets & information, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
NHS of East Flatbush presents a seminar for first time homebuyers intertested in buying a foreclosure property featuring information on buying bank owned homes as well as general homebuying topics, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Ave., between Maple St. & Lincoln Rd., Brooklyn. To reserve space, call (718) 469-4679.
[email protected] presents Rene Marie: Valentine Swing, Tues. – Sun., 2/14-19, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. plus 11:30 p.m. on Friday & Saturday at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St., N.Y. For tickets & information, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Dinner & A Movie
BAMcinematek presents Valentine’s Day Dinner & A Movie featuring the romantic comedy The Shop Around the Corner (1940) with James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan & Frank Morgan, 6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., at BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Bldg., 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. Check BAM.org for details on dinner. For information, call (718) 636-4129.
The Coca-Cola Concert Series presents the Valentine’s Day Comedy Show featuring Cedric the Entertainer, 7:30 p.m. at the Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, N.Y. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. Tickets for people with disabilities can be purchased thru Ticketmaster, the theater’s Box Office or the Disability Services Dept. at (212) 465-6115.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Sickle Cell Awareness
The Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation Corp. invites you to be a part of starting the New Queens Sickel Cell Disease Support Group, Health Is Power, for invidiuals & families coping with Sickle Cell Disease and Sickel Cell Trait, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The South Jamaica Library, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Queens. No pre-registration – just come. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (917) 373-8434, (347) 233-1069.
Brooklyn Reading Works presents New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights bringing together five playwrights presenting excerpts from their latest works-in-progress, 8:00 p.m. at The Old Stone House, 336 Third St., Brooklyn. Donation includes refreshments. For information, call Ms. Crawford at (718) 288-4290 or log onto [email protected]
Film, Music, Discussion
Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65 St., N.Y. presents Better Mus’ Come, 7:00 p.m. a film about passion, politics & poverty in 1970’s Jamaica. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Call (212) 875-5600.
Black History Month
Radical Women commemorates Black History Month with the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander, 7:30 p.m., at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128 St., Harlem, between Malcolm X Blvd. & Seventh Ave. Southern supper with vegetarian option served at 7:00 p.m. for donation. Childcare provided. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
Circuit Productions producer Susan Goldbetter celebrates Black History with World Beat: A Study of Diverse Cultures in NYC Through Dance & Music with Wo Famatou – African Dance Co., 1:15 p.m,. – 2:00 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Camp Friendship, 339 8 St., Brooklyn. Entrance thru side doors. Please RSVP to (718) 638-4878.
Friday, Feb. 17
No Name Comedy Variety celebrates their 12th anniversary with comedian Liz Miele, actress/comic Marilyn Torres & illusionist Lee Alan Barret along with the house band, The Summer Replacements, 7:00 p.m. at Ottos, 538 E. 14 St., between avenues A & B. No cover. No minimum. For information, call (212) 228_2240 or visit www.ottosshrunkenhead.com/
[email protected] presents the Stan Kenton Centennial featuring The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis & guest Lee Konitz, 2/17 & 18, 8:00 p.m. at The Rose Theater, Broadway at 60th St., N.Y. Tickets can be purchased thru jalc.org, CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or at the Lincoln Center Box Office.
Black History Month
The African Burial Ground National Monument is celebrating Black History Month with an array of activities throughout the month of February at 290 Broadway, Lower Manhattan, close to Foley Square & just north of City Hall. The visitor center is open Tues.-Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All activities are free & open to the public. Reservations are required & can be made by calling (212)737-2019 or visit www.nps.gov/afbg for schedule of events.
The Magnet Theater, 254 W. 29 St., ground floor, between 7 & 8 avenues, N.Y., presents a variety of performances & special events, throughout the month of February, by improv masters & visiting international artists, Mon. – Sun., 6:30 p.m. – Midnight. A detailed schedule & description of each night’s line-up can be found at www.magnettheater.com. Ticket prices vary; reservations are recommened & can be made by calling (212) 244-8824.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein