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Black Arts & Cultural Center

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May 2019

Members Mingle

Friday May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Free

May Art Hop join members in the Board Room for light snacks and drinks. Art for sale/bid will be available during the mingle. Art is also on exhibit in the Gail Sydnor Gallery. Members can enter $5 raffle to win tickets to see The Spring Quartet featuring Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding & Genovese on May 4th at 7:30pm in Kalamazoo.

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Amazing Grace by Shay Youngblood

Thursday May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$5 – $10

"Amazing Grace is about a little girl who loves acting out stories, those told and read to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own. She also makes up her own stories, acting out the most exciting parts. When Grace is in her playworld everything to her is real. In her imagination, she becomes the characters: Anansi the Spider, Joan of Arc, Mowgli, Hiawatha. She's a pirate with a peg leg and a parrot, an…

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Amazing Grace by Shay Youngblood

Friday May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$5 – $10

"Amazing Grace is about a little girl who loves acting out stories, those told and read to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own. She also makes up her own stories, acting out the most exciting parts. When Grace is in her playworld everything to her is real. In her imagination, she becomes the characters: Anansi the Spider, Joan of Arc, Mowgli, Hiawatha. She's a pirate with a peg leg and a parrot, an…

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Amazing Grace by Shay Youngblood

Saturday May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$5 – $10

"Amazing Grace is about a little girl who loves acting out stories, those told and read to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own. She also makes up her own stories, acting out the most exciting parts. When Grace is in her playworld everything to her is real. In her imagination, she becomes the characters: Anansi the Spider, Joan of Arc, Mowgli, Hiawatha. She's a pirate with a peg leg and a parrot, an…

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Amazing Grace by Shay Youngblood (Sensory Friendly)

Sunday May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$5 – $10

"Amazing Grace is about a little girl who loves acting out stories, those told and read to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own. She also makes up her own stories, acting out the most exciting parts. When Grace is in her playworld everything to her is real. In her imagination, she becomes the characters: Anansi the Spider, Joan of Arc, Mowgli, Hiawatha. She's a pirate with a peg leg and a parrot, an…

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Amazing Grace by Shay Youngblood

Sunday May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$5 – $10

"Amazing Grace is about a little girl who loves acting out stories, those told and read to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own. She also makes up her own stories, acting out the most exciting parts. When Grace is in her playworld everything to her is real. In her imagination, she becomes the characters: Anansi the Spider, Joan of Arc, Mowgli, Hiawatha. She's a pirate with a peg leg and a parrot, an…

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June 2019

Brown Bag: Best of Nipsey

Wednesday June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Free

Enjoy Black Music Appreciation Month with the Black Arts & Cultural Center. Ermias Joseph Asghedom, known professionally as Nipsey Hussle, was an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and community activist from Los Angeles, California

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Brown Bag: The History of Funk Music

Wednesday June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Free

Enjoy Black Music Appreciation Month with the Black Arts & Cultural Center. During the 1970s this fun, futuristic and freaky music changed the streets of America with its outrageous fashion, space-age vision and streetwise slang. But more than that, funk was a celebration of being black, providing a platform for a new philosophy, belief system and lifestyle that was able to unite young black Americans into taking pride in who they were. Today, like blues and jazz, it is looked…

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July 2019

New Play Series

Thursday July 11
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$8 – $20

"Dreamin'" by Dr. Michelle Johnson: A comedic look at the lives of three women as they navigate careers, relationships and unexplored visions "A Ligature for Black Bodies" by Denise Miller: An attempt to confront the nation’s historical apathy through an elegiac chronicle of the indifferent, haphazard yet legal murder of Black people by the American values education taught not only to the criminal justice system, but to all of us "You're Gonna Learn Today" by Earlene McMichael: A journey of a teen girl whose "Black card" is…

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New Play Series

Friday July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$8 – $20

"Dreamin'" by Dr. Michelle Johnson: A comedic look at the lives of three women as they navigate careers, relationships and unexplored visions "A Ligature for Black Bodies" by Denise Miller: An attempt to confront the nation’s historical apathy through an elegiac chronicle of the indifferent, haphazard yet legal murder of Black people by the American values education taught not only to the criminal justice system, but to all of us "You're Gonna Learn Today" by Earlene McMichael: A journey of…

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Black Art Festival 2019

Saturday July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LaCrone Park, 535 W Paterson St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Free

Enjoy the Black Arts Festival featuring four days of entertainment, food, vendors, music, live performances, activities for the entire community. The 2019 Black Arts Festival has multiple events for all ages during festival week. Enjoy entertainment, music, dancing and  performances that will keep you on your feet. During Festival week get hands on with cultural and creative activities for children and adults.

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New Play Series

Saturday July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$8 – $20

"Dreamin'" by Dr. Michelle Johnson: A comedic look at the lives of three women as they navigate careers, relationships and unexplored visions "A Ligature for Black Bodies" by Denise Miller: An attempt to confront the nation’s historical apathy through an elegiac chronicle of the indifferent, haphazard yet legal murder of Black people by the American values education taught not only to the criminal justice system, but to all of us "You're Gonna Learn Today" by Earlene McMichael: A journey of…

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New Play Series

Sunday July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$8 – $20

"Dreamin'" by Dr. Michelle Johnson: A comedic look at the lives of three women as they navigate careers, relationships and unexplored visions "A Ligature for Black Bodies" by Denise Miller: An attempt to confront the nation’s historical apathy through an elegiac chronicle of the indifferent, haphazard yet legal murder of Black people by the American values education taught not only to the criminal justice system, but to all of us "You're Gonna Learn Today" by Earlene McMichael: A journey of…

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November 2019

eLLe

Thursday November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$8 – $20

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eLLe

Friday November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$20

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eLLe by Shawntai Brown

Saturday November 16
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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eLLe by Shawntai Brown in collaboration with Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

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December 2019

Pre-Kwanzaa Bazaar

Friday December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Free

Enjoy the Pre-Kwanzaa Bazar featuring food, vendors, music, live performances, activities and a screening of the Kwanzaa documentary “The Black Candle” for the entire community.

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