Community Calendar October 11 - October 17

10/11/2018, 2:16 p.m.
Check out what's going on around the city this week!
Debi B. Jackson living life after Hal Jackson

Greetings! Our GBE Black Arts Month puts the spotlight on Chew Entertainment, led by husband and wife producer team Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew, and Carnegie Hall, who are proud to announce the return of one of New York’s premiere events, A Night of Inspiration 2018, staged at the world famous Carnegie Hall Saturday, Dec. 15. Confirmed artists for this year’s A Night of Inspiration are Richard Smallwood, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Iyanla Vanzant, J.J. Hairston, Israel and Adrienne Houghton, Travis Greene and many more to be announced. For more information, visit www.nightofinspiration.org (see MUSIC).

On my way to the Queen City of the Great Lakes, my hometown, Buffalo, N.Y., to be inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.Truly honored by the recognition of my musical contributions as well as the broadcasting history. We’ll come back with our “Golden Buffalo.” Visit bmhof.com.

THEATER

“Once on This Island” is the story of a fearless peasant girl who takes a remarkable life journey for love. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., New York, N.Y. A Tony award winner. For more information, call 800-447-7400 or visit onceonthisisland.com.

“Smokey Joe’s Café,” an all new incarnation of the record-breaking Broadway hit, returns to New York City. Featuring 40 of the greatest soulful songs of the past century. Stage 42, formerly the Little Shubert Theatre, 422 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” brings the iconic disco diva, Donna Summer, to Broadway. The musical includes more than 20 well-known Summer hits. Starring Tony Award winner LaChanze, Anana Dubose and newcomer Storm Lever, who portray three different phases of Summer’s life and career. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Call 212-379-0370 or visit luntfontannetheatre.tickets.com.

MUSIC

“Amateur Night at the Apollo,” every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. World famous Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., Harlem. Featuring WHCR DJs. Visit apollotheater.org.

An Evening with Wyclef Jean, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

So So Def 25th Cultural Curren$y Tour, featuring Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Anthony Hamilton, Jagged Edge, Da Brat and more, Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Say It Loud—I’m Black and I’m Proud at 50! Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Staten Island Jazz Festival 31, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Snug Harbor Cultural Center Music Hall, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, N.Y. For information, visit utasi.org/events

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, Monday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call or visit Ticketmaster.com.

The Whispers, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., Newark, N.J. For ticket information, visit ticketmaster.com.