Saturday, Nov. 12
Milk Carton Molly
Tavon Ray Dejon & Jammins Entertainment presents the stage play Milk Carton Molly, a musical by Tarana Peaches about Molly, who goes missing, after her husband goes to prison at C-PAC, 1020 East 48 St., Brooklyn. Doors open 8:00 p.m. For tickets log onto www.tix4me.com & for more information call (718) 282-8041.
The Drammeh Institute & Women of the Sun presents the Griots’ Gates Film Featival, films by & about African women including Xoliswa & Sithole, Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children w/special guests Medicine Women Productions with a powerful opening performance, & featuring traditional Rwandan jewelry, silent auction & light refreshments sold on site, 3:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Dreiser Center, Auditorium B, 177 Dreiser Loop, Co-op City, Bronx. Event free to the public. To reserve a table & for information email [email protected].
Cole Network System, Inc. is holding three workshops at TRS Center, 44 East 32 St., 11th Fl., between Park & Madison avenues: Learn How To Network, 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.; How To Start A Business for $100 Or Less, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. & How To Start Your Own Not-For-Profit Tax Exempt Organization, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. For information on each workshop & to register call Norman Cole at (212) 539-6020.
Community Board 17 & Kings County Hospital Center is holding a Disaster Preparedness Awareness Forum fousing on becoming better prepared to protect yourself & your family before & after an emergency/disaster, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the KCHC, “T” Building Auditorium, 2nd Fl., 451 Clarkson Ave., corner New York Ave., Brooklyn. For information, call CB17 at (718) 467-3536 or KCHC at (718) 245-3912.
Sunday, Nov. 13
Flight 587 Honor
Award winning film director JAYDEE commemorates the 10th anniversary of the second largest aviation accident on U.S. soil – the Dominican Republic-bound flight from Kenndy Airport which crashed in Queens, N.Y. – with a screening of her documentary film Flight 587 Honor at Word Up Community Bookshop, 4157 Broadway, 176 St., Manhattan, 2:00 p.m. Admission free & seating is limited. For information, contact [email protected].
The Dance Theatre of Harlem presents the monthly Sunday Matinee Series 2011-2012 Season featuring an afternoon of music, dance & artistry for the Harlem community, 3:00 p.m., at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Everett Center for the Performing Arts, 466 West 152 St., N.Y. For information, call (212) 690-2800.
Nana Camile Yarbrough of Ancestor House presents a special lecture presentation by Dr. Runoko Rashidi, historian, research specialist, writer, lecturer & world traveler, 1:00 p.m. at Langston Hughes Auditorium, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem. For information, call (212) 252-3152.
Monday, Nov. 14
The Brooklyn Public Library presents Haitian Jazz with Vo-Duo inspired by the rhythms & chants of the sacred Vodou music traditions of Haiti w/guitarist vocalist Monvelyno Alexis & percussionist Markus Schwartz incorporating the elements of Haitian Roots, Rock & Jazz in a modern improvisational context, 4:00 p.m. at the Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, For information, call (718) 566-0054.
Symphony Space launches a wacky new Comedy Debate Series featuring Michael Showalter & Friends VS The Writers of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon going head-to-head on a variety of of topics, 8:00 p.m. at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95 St., N.Y. For tickets & information. call (212) 864-5400 or visit www.symphonyspace.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Utopia Home Care is offering family caregiving classes based on each participant’s individual needs covering fundamental topics & techniques related to their loved one’s care, 9:30 a.m. at the Patchogue office, 116 East Main St., (631) 654-8006 & Riverhead office, 180 Old Country Rd., (631) 369-5500. Classes are for personal enrichment only; no certificates will be given. Call to reserve a place for upcoming classes or visit www.utopiahomecare.com.
Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium is celebrating its 12th anniversary at Sugar Hill Supper Club, 609 DeKalb Ave., near Nostrand Ave. Restaurant opens at 5:00 p.m., performance until 9:00 p.m., featuring music of Ahmed Abdullah’s Diaspora, award presentation & light buffet. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/205543 or (800) 838-3006. For information, call (718) 467-1527 or (718) 773-2252.
The Split Rock Adult Day Health Care Program presents Planning & Paying for Long-Term Care with guest speaker Martin Petroff, Elder Care Attorney & Health Care Advocate for the Elderly & Disabled, 7:00 p.m. at the Split Rock Center, 3525 Baychester Ave., Bronx. RSVP to Marlene Konopolsky by Mon., Nov. 14 at (718) 798-8900 ext. 170.
Thursday, Nov. 17
No Name Comedy/Variety presents The Uptown Cabaret where anyone with musical talent can try out new material in a safe & fun place, 7:00 p.m. at the Indian Road Cafe, 600 West 218 St. Sign up begins at 6:45 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Cafe offers food & beverages. For information, call (212) 942-7451 or visit www.nonamenyc.com.
Double Play Connections & Doing Life Productions presents exhibit where painting & poetry come together, unFramed, A Man In Progress, written & performed by Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Nov. 17 at 9:00 p.m. & Nov. 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place, between First & Second avenues, N.Y. Tickets available at www.afofest.org.
American Friends of Jamaica presents Third World Reggae Band, 8:30 p.m. at Capitale, 130 Bowery St., N.Y. Tickets available online at www.theafj.org or call (212) 265-2550.
Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation Corp. will hold its Health Is Power new Queens Sickle Cell Disease Support Group brining about community awareness for individuals & families coping with the disease & the Sickel Cell Trait, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Library, Jamiaca, Queens. No pre-registration required. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Merlene at (917) 373-8434 or Doreen at (917) 968-2839.
Page to Stage
Hue-Man Bookstore & Symphony Space will host Page to Stage, a groundbreaking multi-meida production featuring authors, scholars & entertainers followed by conversation on topics ranging from race & class to love & family & more, Nov. 17 & 18, 8:00 p.m. at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95 St., N.Y. Tickets available at www.symphonyspace.org/event/7204-page-to-stage.
Haiti Film Fest
The Haiti Cultural Exhange presents free film screenings of “When the Drum is Beating” by Whitney Dow, Nov. 19 & 20, 12 noon – 8:00 p.m. at the Spike Lee Screening Room, LIU, Brooklyn Campus, entrance DeKalb Ave. & Hudson St., 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn. For information, visit www.haiticulturalx.org.
The Presentation Brothers College Alumni Assn., Inc. will hold its Annual Gala on Sat., Dec. 17, 2011 at the Crystal Manor, 1460 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, Cocktails 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Open Bar, Buffet Dinner & Dancing until 3:00 a.m. w/music by Lambert & the Matadors & DJ Point Blank. Dress to impress. Call (718) 504-4228 or email the president at [email protected] for more information.
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging is asking for donations of craft supplies, unopened gifts for men & women, books including large print editions, photo frames, candles, & most of all, your time to volunteer for filing, telephone coverage & delivering meals to homebound seniors. Donations can be sent to the Center at 1484 First Ave., N.Y. 10075. For more information, log onto www.carterburdencenter.org or contact the Development Office at (212) 879-7400 ext. 204.
Food Stamp Outreach
Find out if you are eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits! A representative from the NYC Human Resources Administration will be available to assist you with eligibility pre-screening & to answer any questions every Tues. & Wed., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road at 229 St., Bronx. For more information, call (718) 881-4455.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein