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Community Calendar 9/15 - 9/21

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 9/14/2016, 11 p.m.
Check out what's going on around the city this week.
David Allen Grier Contributed

Greetings! September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, officially recognized by the federal government in 1983. National Sickle Cell Awareness Month calls attention to sickle cell disease, a genetic disease that researchers estimate affects between 90,000 and 100,000 Americans.

Here in New York City, join the Sickle Cell Thallasemia Patients Network to Walk for Sickle Cell, Saturday, Sept. 17, center row next to the band shell in Central Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 11 a.m. Grand Marshall for the walk is Brother Fatiyn Muhammed, executive producer/Open Line on WBLS-FM and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s nationally syndicated “Keeping It Real,” heard locally over WLIB-AM.

Also, Interfaith Medical Center, a partner hospital with the SCTPN, presents a blood drive, Monday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,1545 Atlantic Ave. (between Albany and Troy avenues) Brooklyn.

THEATER

“Sistas the Musical,” a celebration of African-American women’s history, blends your favorite songs with a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. By the end you’ll be up on your feet singing and dancing along. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.

“The Color Purple,” a Tony winner on Broadway, featuring Heather Headley, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit colorpurple.com.

“Love Jones the Musical,” Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC

Jeffrey Osborne, Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Angie Stone, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Jeffrey Osborne, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Manu Dibango, Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Stanley Clarke, Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 866-468-3399 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Mary J. Blige, Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Gladys Knight, Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The Whispers, Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

R. Kelly: The Buffet Tour 2016, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit prucenter.com.

The O’Jays, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.