Thursday, April 7
As part of the 2011 Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, Brooklyn Public library, Dweck Center, Eastern Parkway at Flatbush Ave., presents Drumming Workshop with Candido & Friends, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., featuring Candido’s Brithday Jam with The Arturo O’Farrill Quintet at 7:00 p.m., Admission free. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
Education Town Hall
Assemblyman William Scarborough & Councilman Leroy Comrie are hosting an Education Town Hall focusing on the concerns of parents of school age children at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd., near Merrick Blvd., St. Albans, Queens, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 723-5412 or (718) 776-3700.
LIU’s Kumble Theater, Flatbush Ave. between DeKalb Ave. & Willoughby St., downtwon Brooklyn, presents Faculty Recital featuring the music department faculty performing the musical spectrum from bebop to modern jazz, 4:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 488-1624.
Meet & Greet
Preferred Health Partners will be holding a Meet & Greet with Nephrologist Aleksandr Usorov, MD, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Center, 740 64 St. at 8 Ave., Brooklyn. Seminar is free, refreshments will be provided, RSVP (866) 791-0993.
Friday, April 8
As part of the The 2011 Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St., between Grand & St. James (C Train to Clinton & Washington Ave.), presents The SaRon Crenshaw Quartet featuring SaRon Crenshaw Mississippi Blues guitar & vocals. Admission: $15. For more information & time of event, call (718) 683-6910.
LIU’s Kumble Theater, Flatbush Ave. between DeKalb Ave. & Willoughby St., downtown Brooklyn presents Latinos Unidos Latin Fusion, local artists performing bomba, salsa, capoeira & flamenco & Afro-Cuban sounds, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15; $10/students w/ID. For information, call (718) 488- 1624.
No Name & A Bag of Chips presents Luke Thayer, Adrienne Iapalucci & Ray DeVito along with house band The Summer Replacements, 7:00 p.m. at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E 14 St., between Ave. A & Ave. B. No cover, no minimum. For information, call (212) 228-2240.
N.Y.’s Quad Cinema, 34 West 13 St., presents Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer, a documentary on the origins of early Christian monastic life & the 13 holy sites in the regions where Christiantiy & the chruch began. For information, call (212) 255-2243; for tickets, call (212) 777-FILM or purchase from movietickets.com.
Saturday, April 9
The Coalition for Public Education, Brooklyn Chapter, presents Youth Speakout About Education & Schools, focusing on education, ideas for change & teacher layoffs, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Bed-Stuy Restoration Corp., 1368 Fulton St., between New York & Brooklyn avenues, 5th Fl. Conference Room. Admission: free. For information, call (718) 857-1427 or (718) 237-1928.
As part of the 2011 Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, Sista’s Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. & Jefferson (A/C Train to Nostrand Ave.) presents a Tribute to Thelonius Monk featuring Alan Jay Palmer & Rome Neal offering excerpts from “Monk,” the play, 9:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. Admission: $20 w/RSVP; $25. For information, call (718) 398-1766.
LIU’s Kumble Theater, Flatbush Ave. between DeKalb Ave. & Willoughby St., downtown Brooklyn in association with Urbintel Inc. presents Call Me Crazy, Diary of a Mad Social Worker examines the highs & lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time, Sat., 4/9, 8:00 p.m. & Sun., 4/10, 4:00 p.m. Tickets: $20; $18 for groups of 10+. For information, call (718) 488-1624.
Actress/comic Rhonda Hansome will do standup as part of the “Women We Love” celebration of women in comedy at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22 St., N.Y., 9:30 p.m. $10 cover + two beverage minimum. For reservations, call (212) 206-0440.
Blues, Rock & Soul
Local favroites Renee & The Derelicts will perform two sets of classic & origingal blues, rock & soul tunes, 10:00 p.m. at the P&G Cafe, 380A Columbus Ave., at 78 St. No cover, no minimum. For information, call (212) 787-5150.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents Zumba Fitness with The Deltas, exercise workout for all ages, shapes & sizes, 10:00 a.m. at The Renaissance Middle School @ 192Q, 109-89 204 St., St,. Albans, Queens. For information, call (917) 224-5399.
Sunday, April 10
The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd. & Flatbush Ave., presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a musical adventure about four siblings evacuated to the English countryside during WWII & how they discovered a magic wardrobe thru which they enter the land of Narnia, 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 ($7/door) & can be ordered online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org or at the Box Office, Tues. – Sat., 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or call (718) 951-4500.
Monday, April 11
As part of the 2011 Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., between Claver & Classon avenues presents Monday Evening Jazz featuring the Doug Carn Quartet. Food & drinks availalbe; Doors open 6:00 p.m.; Show time 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Admission $10. For information, call (718) 857-1427 or (718) 773-2252.
The Education Committee of Community Board 17 is hosting a symposium on charter schools to help parents, grandparents & guardians be more informed about the difference between public & charter school education, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at St. Therese of Lisieuz Church, Auditorium, 1281 Troy Ave., between Foster & East 45 St., Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 467-3536.
Wednesday, April 13
Utopia Home Care is offering free caregiver training focusing on ambulating, transfers, turning & positioning, skin & incontinet care & use of bedpan, urinal & Hoyer Lift, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kings Park Office, 1 Village, Plaza, Ste. 101, (631) 544-0462 & at the Riverhead Office, 180 Old Country Rd., Rte. 58, (631) 369-5500. Note: Purpose of training is to gain personal skills; no certicates will be given.
Saturday, April 16
Event to Collect
Ladies About Creating Excellence (L.A.C.E.) will be holding its first annual Event to Collect, collecting gently used dresses for disadvantaged girls in shelters, youth organizations, churches & community programs as well as individuals to attend their prom & graduation festivities. Donations will be accepted at House of Art, 3734 Lewis Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Fundraiser will also serve as networking event to young professionals interested in philanthropy &/or other business ventures. For information, call (347) 996-1968; (347) 5626-4047.
The African American/Caribbean Education Association, Inc. is offering high school students college scholarships for those who have strong grades & are committed to at least 200 hours of community service. Deadline is April 30. Log on to aaceainc.com for more information & to download an application form.
Seeking real women for a documentary on hair issues. Would you like to reinvent your hair and image for a film documentary? Ages: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s welcomed. Paid compensation to be determined. Espeically seeking women with hair thinning & hair loss. Send photos, name, email and age to [email protected]. For more information, contact Elline Surianello at (212) 986-5620.
Assembly William Scarborough & Tammy Greer Brown, in support of Black Marriage Day, are holding a contest for all married NYC Black couples of any racial composition who have been married at least 10 years to write a 500-word essay on Why Did I Stay Married. Deadline is Sunday, April 24. Prizes will be awarded. For information & contest rules, email whydidistaymarried [email protected].