Vancouver Around The Town
Storytelling Event Takes Place in Abbotsford
Saturday, February 11th in honour of Black History Month
from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the InterCultural Hub at Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.
For more information about this Black History Month event, contact Bernard Piprah at 604-375-2369 or Piprah.firstname.lastname@example.org, or Danica DenomméSime at 778-552-6317 or DanicaDenomme@live.ca. The event can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blackhistorymonthabbotsford.
Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS (CAP AIDS) Speaker Tour:
Naomi Ayot, Program Director, CAP AIDS Uganda
February 18, 7-11pm
Rhizome Cafe : 317 East Broadway, Vancouver (1.5 blocks east of Main St.)
Find out about how CAP AIDS supports grassroots efforts to resist, survive and overcome HIV/AIDS in Africa!
Refreshments, Raffle, Ugandan Jewelry Sales!
For more information: email@example.com
Black Dot Roots & Culture Collective presents
the 5th annual PAN AFRICAN SLAM
PAN AFRICAN SLAM is the annual flagship event of the Black Dot Roots & Culture Collective. It is a celebration of spoken word, poetry, monologue, dance, music, and more featuring the stories of people of African descent.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 @ Calabash Bistro (428 Carrall Street)
8pm $5 suggested donation
Carnival Is Coming
Come fete at Carnival 2012
It doesn’t matter whether you’re from T&T, or whether you’re from one of the many other musical islands of the West Indies, or if you just wish you were Caribbean. The time has come and you can now get in the spirit of Carnival by witnessing sweet Caribbean live music, right here in Vancouver.
Date Saturday, February 18, 2012
Time 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Location Fleetwood Community Centre
15996 84th Avenue Surrey, BC
Cost Only $15 !
Entertainment •DJ Daddy Mikey of Lovers Choice Supreme Sounds
• DJ Kizum
Delicious Caribbean food on sale
Celebrating Black History Month
The National Congress of Black Women, The City of Vancouver
and The Vancity Theatre present
The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Vancity Theatre, Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7pm
This exciting evening will include live music from electrifying Vancouver blues and gospel guitarist
Chelsea D.E. Johnson.
Thurs. Feb 9 Doors at 6:30 show at 7:00pm
Tickets: $20.00 (incl light appetizers)
For more information and tickets visit www.viff.org
Hallelujah Praise! Gospel Music Workshop:
Sat Feb 25, 2012 at Ryerson United Church, Vancouver
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Workshop Registration information
Hallelujah Praise! Gala Gospel Music Concert:
Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 3:30pm, Ryerson United Church, 2195 W.45th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets $15 ($10 for 12 yrs and under)
Visit www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006
Jamaica’s 50th Year of Independence
Commemorative Gospel Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2012
6083 McKay Avenue,
COME CELEBRATE WITH US!
• Free Admission, All donations appreciated
• Performances by local groups
Under the patronage of the Honorary Consul, Wilma King-Bennett
TROPICAL RYTHMS FASHION & TALENT SHOW
Games, History, Storytelling ,Face Painting, Music, Live Performances
Open MIC – Lots of Fun for the entire family
Bonsor Community Center Saturday February 25, 2012,1:00
Children & Youth Ages 5 – 17
Please Register before – February 15, 2012
Hot Dogs Caribbean Food On Sale
Adults $5.00 – Children $2.00
For more information contact us at: 604 605 – 0124
Programs sponsored by National Congress of Black Women Foundation and it’s partners
Toronto Around the town
Feb. 2-4 Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets: 1.647.438.5559 or 1.866.447.7849. Prices from $25.00 – $100.00
Some Upcoming Events in Ontario
Kuumba – Honey Jam: Then & Now – Harborfront Centre. 16th anniversary celebration. Host Michie Mee, DJ Mel Boogie – $10 / Canada vs US Comedy Clash / Legendary music producer Clive Chin presents an exclusive DJ workshop. Full Schedule: visit Harbourfrontcentre.com or call 415.973.4002-4
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Info 1.855.872.7669
Ravi Coltrane Quartet – 8 PM Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.
16th anniversary Rev. John C. Holland Awards Gala. Michelangelo’s Banwuet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton, Ont.. Info: 9095.527.5651
Sweet Honey in the Rock 8 PM – Koerner Hall
February 12th: Caroline or Change, a play by Tony Kushner starring Arlene Duncan. The play tells the story of a struggling African-American maid (Duncan) in a Jewish household in Lake Charles, Louisianna while the family’s young son deals with the death of his mother. The story begins on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Caroline or Change runs to Feb. 12th at The Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St., Toronto. For info: 416.367.8243
Soweto Gospel Choir at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets: 1.647.438.5559 or 1.866.447.7849. Prices from $35.00-$90.00.
Angelique Kidjo – 8 PM, Koerner Hal
International Women Achievers’ Awards. 6 PM – Speranza Banquet Hall, 510 Deerhurst Dr., Brampton, Ont. Host: Tonya Lee Williams – Performers include Reggae legend Marcia Griffiths who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award., Joel & His band – African Cultural Dancers, The IJO Vudu Troupe. Tickets $75. Ceremony $65. For info. www.iwaawards.com or call 1.647.618.8596. Presented by Princess Promotion.