“Young Artists In Concert,” a series of dance performances featuring the talented students and company of Creative Outlet Dance.
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As fall turns to winter, Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus will be enlivened by a variety of dynamic multicultural offerings at its Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.

The November and December lineup includes a celebration of the Garifuna people of Central America, an urban play by Ina Norris and a fusion of jazz and Caribbean music.

Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn.

Saturday, Nov. 13, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

In A Woman Production presents: “The Turnstyle Warrior” by Ina Norris

Directed by the playwright, Ina Norris, this urban tale recounts the dilemma of a young man trying to decide whether to symbolically “jump” the turnstile. Each attempt is thwarted by a significant person in his life; subsequently, valuable life lessons are learned.

Friday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

James Lovell presents: “Yurmein.”

Yurmein recognizes the 213th anniversary of the arrival of the Garifuna people in Central America and celebrates 30 years of Belize’s Independence through music, song and dance.

Sunday, Nov. 21, 6:00 p.m.

Wrap City Collective, in association with Kumble Theater, presents: “The Tambran Seed Sessions”

“The Tambran Seed Sessions” features an eclectic ‘mélange’ of jazz fusion, Caribbean and contemporary acoustic music, by six stellar emerging vocalists and musicians – r’kardo st’von, 2ntrigue, Fay Ola, Kevon Carter, Charisa aka The Violin Diva and Dane Gulston on steel pans.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.

At The Top Entertainment Group, Inc., in association with Kumble Theater, Independent Film New York and The Malik Yoba National Theater, presents: “IFNY Monologue Slam.”

On the heels of three successful “IFNY Monologue Slams,” talented actors will compete against each other for prizes and the championship title through a series of challenges and boot camp-like exercises in front of industry judges. The slam will be hosted by Malik Yoba.

Monday, Dec. 20, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Community Works presents: “The Gift of Kwanzaa.”

Performance celebrates the origin, values, principles, symbols and rituals of Dr. Maulana Karenga’s gift to the world – KWANZAA.

Monday-Thursday, Dec. 27-30, 7:00 p.m.

Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn presents: “Young Artists In Concert.”

This series of dance performances features the talented students and company of Creative Outlet Dance.

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