Thursday, June 16
No Name producer Eric Vetter is hosting the Uptown Cabaret Show, an opportunity for musical talent to try out new material in a safe & fun place at the Indian Road Cafe, 600 West 218 St., N.Y., 7:00 p.m., with sign up at 6:45 p.m. Food & drinks available. No cover, no minimum. For information, call (212) 942-7451.
Circuit Productions Swing to the Beat presents Plaza Swing Series: Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. Admission: Free. For information & directions, call (718) 230-2100.
Circuit Productions Swing to the Beat presents Tony Terrell Caribbean Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. at the Queens Library, Woodhaven Branch, 85-41 Forest Pkwy, Woodhaven, Admission: Free. For information & directions, call (718) 849-1010.
Staten Island OutLOUD presents Bloomsday – James Joyce’s Ulysses, a celebration of Joyce’s comic epic, 7:30 p.m. at ETG Book Cafe, 208 Bay St., SI. (Adults only for this event, please). Admission: Free. For information, call (718) 907-0709.
Mental Health Court
Judge Matthew D’Emic, NYS Supreme Court & Presiding Judge of Brooklyn Domestic Violence Court & Brooklyn Mental Health Court will answer questions on how to handle situations when a person with mental illness is arrested, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Ave., Room 3022. For information, call NAMI East Flatbush at (718) 512-5269.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
[email protected] presents Texas Blues Summit: Jimmie Vaughan & Friends featuring Texas Blues, 8:00 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Broadway & 60th St., N.Y. For tickets, call CenterCharge (212) 721-6500 or visit the Box Office.
In celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month, the Consulate General of Barbados is hosting Ronald Williams reading from his latest novel, A Death In Panama, 6:00 p.m. at The Barbados Government Offices, 820 Second Ave., 9th Fl., N.Y. For information, call (212) 551-4332
Friday, June 17
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128 St., between Malcolm X/Lenox & 7 avenues, Harlem, presents Pride Film Screen: Brother to Brother, invoking the Harlem Renaissance & the civil rights & lesbian/gay liberation movements, 7:00 p.m. Discussion to follow film. Door donation. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
Saturday, June 18
Progressive Democrats Political Assn. of Central Brooklyn presents Carifesta U.S.A., The Caribbean on Display in honor of Caribbean Heritage Month featuring the cultures of the Caribbean and honoring nationals, 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The Tropical Paradise Ballroom, 1363 Utica Ave., between Farragut & Foster avenues, Brooklyn. For information, tickets & to RSVP, call Ms. Leer-Charles at (917) 842-4547 or Dr. Una Clarke at (917) 846-1016.
Circuit Productions Swing to the Beat presents DeeDee Michels & Michael Max Fleming, 2:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn. Free with Musuem Admission. For information & directions, call (718) 735-4400.
Sickle Cell Event
The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network & Be Sickle Smart will hold an all day seminar featuring doctors discussing a variety of issues, emergency room eitquette, transitional care from pediatric to adult internal medicine & free screening to identify people at risk for iron overload due to blood transfusions, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan 1605, 1605 Broadway, N.Y. Open to the public. For information, call (718) 712-0873.
The Central Brooklyn Lions Club is sponsoring a Community Health Fair at 5814 Farragut Rd., Brooklyn, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For information, contact Dorothy Providence at (718) 443-1234.
In celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month Braata Folk Singers’ Wheel An’ Come Again featuring a folk & spiritual repertoire will be performed at 8:00 p.m. at Baruch Performing Arts Centre, 55 Lexingiton Ave., N,Y. For information, call (971) 668-2209
Suday, June 19
Entertainer, promoter, producer, singer, vocalist & jazz aficoionado, Keith Dames will have a Father’s Day Tribute performance at Triad, 158 W 72 St., N.Y., 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. For tickets & additional information, call (212) 362-2590.
City Parks Foundation presents SummerSage Kids launching with a special Teen Family Day celebration featuring Bed Stuy Veterans, Phony PPL, Black Girls Rock, Urban Word NYC, & Brooklyn Steppers, offering music, dance & spoken word curated by teens, for teens, 3:00 p.m. at Von King Park, Greene, Marcy, Lafayette, & Tompkins avenues, Brooklyn. For information on this & all free events throughout the summer, visit www.cityparksfoundation.org.
Proud Poppas United
Proud Poppas United presents the 2nd Annual Poppas Day’s Outing for a day of fun, family & friends to celebrate fathers, uncles, brothers & positive men in the community, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Picnic House North, Prospect Park, Brooklyn. For information, call (347) 342-7265.
Monday, June 20
Jazzy Mondays features The Q City Sounds presented by the Quest Youth Program at Middle School 35 as well as the 60th birthday celebration for Jeff King with an array of great talent at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., between Classon Ave. & Claver Place, Brooklyn. Doors open 6:00 p.m. & show starts 6:30 p.m. For information and to RSVP, call (718) 857-1427 or (917) 757-0170.
Tuesday, June 21
In celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month The New Millennium Poetry Group will host Poetry With A Purpose, 6:00 p.m. at Yvonne’s House of Soul Restaurant, 65 East Prospect Ave., Mt. Vernon, N.Y. For information, call (914) 663-7685
You Gotta Believe! a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, martial status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love & nurturing to a child in the foster care system. Classes held on Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2801 W 8 St., Coney Island & on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2424 Linden Blvd., East New York. For more information, call (718) 372-3003.
Aches & Pains
Jamaican Fountain Pimento Oil is an all natural, chemical & preservative free herbal medication that relieves sore muscles, stiff joints, nerve damage, ciruclation issues, amongst a host of other ailments. We will come to your nursing home or church & give a free massage so you can experience this Jamaican phenomenon. Try this complete alternative medicine cabinet in a bottle for free! Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 for information.
Spicy Carib Thursdays
The New Rochelle Radisson, One Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, NY’s latest after work hot spot, presents Spicy Caribbean Thursdays hosted by The Ken Williams Show, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; no cover charge; happy hour drinks half price until 7:30 p.m. & includes reggae music, cocktails & free appetizers from a Caribbean menu; proper dress required. For information, call Morvia Reid-Williams at (914) 262-9582.
The Mount Carmel Worship & Outreach Center, 788 East 46 St., between Clarendon & Ave. D, Brooklyn, is offering a children’s tutoring/computer training program, standardized test preparation & job skills training program, Saturdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for registration details, call (917) 609-0909.
Omo Obatala Egbe, Inc. presents its 14th Annual International Orisa Conference, Joy, Laughter, Happiness: Utilizing Sacred Attributes of the Yoruba Deities,” Oct. 28 – 30, 2011 at Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonbkson, N.Y. Discounts are available for early registration until Aug. 31. For more information about the conference, reservations & vending opportunties, email [email protected], visit www.OmoObatalaEgbe.org or call (718) 841-7886.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein