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The Big Black History Month Big Blackboard List…..Saturday February 9 Edition

 

THE BIG BLACK HISTORY MONTH BIG BLACKBOARD LISTINGS

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2013 EDITION

Pride News Magazine’s 28th Annual

African Canadian Achievement Awards

Pride News Magazine presents the most anticipated black history awards celebration in the African-Canadian Community, the 28th Annual African Canadian Achievement Awards to be held on Feb. 9th, 7:30 pm at St. Lawrence for the Arts, 27 Front Street East, Toronto. Tickets: Adults: $40, Students: $20. For tickets or event information please contact: Pride News Magazine: Phone: (905) 686-8868 or Email: pridenews@bellnet.ca or Joan Pierre: Phone: (905) 201-2836 or Email: japierre@rogers.com.

 

The Caribbean Children Foundation’s “Be My Valentine – “Roses, Chocolates & Diamonds”

The Caribbean Children Foundation presents Be My Valentine – “Roses, Chocolates & Diamonds” to be held on Feb. 9th at Empire Banquet Hall, 246 Brockport Drive (Hwy 27 & Belfield). Cocktails: 6:30 pm. Sumptuous Dinner Buffet: 7:30 pm. Tickets: $40. For tickets contact: Brampton: Ilene/Ramesh 905-840-6484; Mississauga: Ojha 905-672-2287; Toronto (East): Doody 416-412-2169; Toronto (West): Kay 647-258-0460; Vaughan: Jankie 905-303-5817.

 

Jackie Richardson and Micah Barnes – A Jazz Valentine

For the second year in a row Hugh’s Room welcomes back two of Canada’s finest voices for Valentines 2013. The vivacious vocals of Jackie Richardson and the powerhouse splendor of Micah Barnes (formerly of The Nylons) are back by demand for a second year with ‘A Jazz Valentine’. Featuring Award Winning Musicians Daniel Barnes, Michael Shand and Paul Novotny. Tickets are $28 in advance, $32 at the door. Location: Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas Street West. Toronto. Show starts at 8:30 pm. For more info visit: www.hughsroom.com.

 

“BHARATI”

Saturday, February 9 – Sunday, February 10                                                                                                                               The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts is pleased to welcome the return of BHARATI, a spectacular live presentation of the dance, music, fashion, and folk traditions of India. After an extended run at the Sony Centre during Diwali 2012, followed by an international tour, the critically acclaimed BHARATI returns February 9 – 10, 2013 at The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto for three performances only. Showtimes: February 9 @ 8 pm, February 9 – 10 @ 2 pm. Tickets range from $39 – $99 (plus applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased in person at the Sony Centre Box Office, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, over the phone at 1-855-872-SONY (7669) or online at www.sonycentre.ca.

 

TIFF Black History Month Film series presents

L.A. Rebellion Shorts I 

  • Four short films from directors S. Torriano Berry, Jacqueline Frazier, Gay Abel-Bey and Alile Sharon Larkin.
Saturday February 9
1:00 PM

 

Compensation w/ Dark Exodus 

  • Zeinabu Irene Davis’ first feature depicts two tragic love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man, one taking place at the dawn of the twentieth century, the other at the turn of the twenty-first.
Saturday February 9
4:00 PM

 

The Ontario Black History Society and Heritage Toronto
Discover Black History in Toronto
February 9, 2013 | 9am – 12pm
www.heritagetoronto.org

Did you know that Toronto had a Black Mayor or that Black businesses flourished in this area long before Caribana was ever created? Did you know that the largest convention of Black free men was held in Toronto? Join the Discover Black History in Toronto tour to learn more about these events and numerous others through this guided tour with several opportunities to visit historic sites that connect Black History to important people, events and contributions that will add to your appreciation of Toronto’s early and current diversity, then and now.

 

Black History Month Family Storytime

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Malvern Public Library

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for stories, songs, and rhymes about the Caribbean, Africa and other parts of the world.

 

Tricks and Wisdom: Tales from Africa with Gail Nyoka

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Richview Public Library

Celebrate Black History Month with storyteller, playwright, author Gail Nyoka. Enjoy a lively afternoon of stories and music. Bring your own drum or shaker to join the fun! Free tickets available at the Childrens Reference De…

 

Mystic Drumz

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Elmbrook Park Public Library

Drumming workshop for ages 6 and up….

 

 

One More River To Cross: A musical journey

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Malvern Public Library

Join us for a musical retelling of Bryan Prince’s latest book, One More River To Cross. Author Bryan Prince and Curator Shannon Prince are joined by soloist Denise Pelley and pianist Stephen Holowitz in the epic adventure of …

 

Author Visit: Dalton Higgins

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
North York Central Library Public Library

Dalton Higgins (@daltonhiggins5) discusses his latest book, “Far from Over”, about Drake and the growth of the Canadian hip hop community. This program is part of Black History Month at the library….

The Spirit Of Dance Akwaba

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith Public Library

Children 5 years old and up are invited to an interactive program of West African dance, music and song

 

Foreignbase Promotions, in association with Naba Shatta and Lifetime Promotions presents The Official Valentine’s Party – The 4th Annual Red & White I Love My Life Edition to be held on February 9th at SVG Lounge, 1230 Sheppard Ave, West. Admission: $20, more at the door. For more info on tickets and birthday packages please contact: Hyper 647-938-5797 or Naba 416-839-9788.

 
 
 

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