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15 Jan

Black Teacher Project: Oakland Inquiryrecurrences

Castlemont High School, MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA, USA

January 15, 2020 To April 15, 2020

5:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Greetings Black teachers and educators! We are excited to begin hosting the 3rd year of our Oakland Inquiry Group. Read more…

26 Feb

San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102

February 26, 2020 To February 26, 2020

5:30 pm To 9:30 pm

RSVP REQUIRED. ONE TICKET PER REGISTRANT: Please instruct your guests to register separately! A unique name and email address are required for each RSVP. MUISC • ART • DANCE • CULTURE 5:30PM – Program 6:30PM-9:30PM – Culture Lounge, including complimentary Tasting & samples from local wineries and restaurants. Read more…

26 Feb

Museum of the African Diaspora, Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

February 26, 2020 To February 26, 2020

4:00 pm To 9:00 pm

In celebration of Black History Month, American Planning Association wants to host you at Museum of African Diaspora! American Planning Association’s Northern California Chapter invites you to join us to honor Black History Month at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) on February 26th, 2020. Read more…

27 Feb

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

February 27, 2020 To February 27, 2020

Black Violin is an American hip hop duo from Florida comprising two classically trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Wil B. Kev Marcus plays the violin, and Wil B. Read more…

28 Feb

Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

February 28, 2020 To February 28, 2020

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy Award winning musician, songwriter and go-to collaborator/producer for some of the biggest names in R&B. Solange Knowles, John Legend, Mary J. Read more…

29 Feb

Complex Oakland, 14th Street, Oakland, CA, USA

February 29, 2020 To March 1, 2020

6:30 pm To 1:00 am

Known for the best talent, the best energy and the sexiest crowd – your favorite comedy show is now in Oakland!   Chocolate Sundaes is held every Sunday at the world famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Blvd. Read more…

05 Mar

The Geary Theater 405 Geary Street San Francisco, CA

March 5, 2020 To March 29, 2020

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

by Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon Choreographed by Camille A. Read more…

11 Mar

Paramount Theatre, Broadway,2025 Oakland, CA

March 11, 2020 To March 11, 2020

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT’S OGRESSE – Vocalist, composer and three-time Grammy Award-winner Salvant presents her new 90-minute song cycle in collaboration with arranger and conductor Darcy James Argue. Since her emergence a decade ago, Salvant has tapped into a line of classic jazz vocalists: Bessie Smith, Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln. Read more…

14 Mar

Paramount Theatre, Broadway, 2025 Oakland, CA 94612

March 14, 2020 To March 14, 2020

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

DARK GIRLS 2 – An exclusive screening of the sequel to the 2011 documentary film Dark Girls, directed by D. Channsin Berry (co-director of the first film, with Bill Duke). Read more…

17 Mar

San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

March 17, 2020 To March 17, 2020

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

A survey of typography in African American magazines and media — including popular television shows and music that have created an accepted and expected “black” type — combined with a look at early African American newspapers and how African American book artists navigate expectations to give their text an “authentic”… Read more…

18 Mar

Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

March 18, 2020 To March 18, 2020

9:00 pm To 11:00 pm

About Nicole Bus: R&B singer who has risen to fame as a signee to Rocnation’s prestigious roster of talent. She released her debut 2018 single “You” to critical acclaim, including with a profile in Rolling Stone magazine. Before Fame She studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Read more…

20 Mar

Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

March 20, 2020 To March 20, 2020

9:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Versatile contemporary R&B singer and songwriter Lindsay Fields combines her love of both music and acting under the alias Jade Novah. After working as a backup singer and a songwriter-for-hire, she made her recording debut as Novah with the Shades of Jade mixtape in 2012. Read more…

31 Mar

101 Zellerbach Hall, #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720-4800

March 31, 2020 To April 5, 2020

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Robert Battle, artistic director Masazumi Chaya, associate artistic director Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. Read more…

09 May

Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

May 9, 2020 To May 9, 2020

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

White Nights, Black Paradise, The Play: A Showcase and Community Discussion on The Legacy of Black Women and the African American Community in Peoples Temple and Jonestown The new historical stage play, White Nights, Black Paradise, by L.A.-based writer Sikivu Hutchinson, is based on the arc of the predominantly African American… Read more…

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