Arts & Entertainment Scene


CBC health scholarships for minority students

African-American high school seniors and college students pursuing majors related to health have until Feb. 28 to apply for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship.

‘Fresh Dressed’ offers take on hip-hop, fashion

The 2015 hip-hop documentary “Fresh Dressed” will be screened Feb. 16 at the Redan-Trotti Library in Lithonia.

Explore history through rhythm

Adults and kids can explore Black History at “Rhythm of the Beat” on Feb. 17 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur.

Billie Holiday salute on Feb. 16

The jazzy “Billie Holiday on the Radio” will be presented on Feb. 16 at the Decatur Library in downtown Decatur.

Children’s authors at Scott Candler Library

Children’s authors Dr. Kotina Hall, Ryan Adkins, Nelldra Allen and Tracey Phillips will read from their books on Feb. 20 at the Jubilee of Reading Book Club Conference for Children and African-American Read-In Celebration at Scott Candler Library.

Valentine’s weekend at state parks

Share the love of nature with the ones you love at Georgia state parks on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Free family fest at Woodruff

Registration is open for the third free Family Fun Festival that takes place on Feb. 14 as part of the Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center initiative.

Sign up for Paddle Georgia 2016

Canoeists and kayakers can start signing up for Paddle Georgia 2016, the country’s largest weeklong river camping adventure from Dalton to Rome this summer.

Observance marks 40 years

Forty years ago this month, the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Inc. designated February as Black History Month to spotlight African-American culture, heritage and achievements.

Decatur High inducts Beacon Hill community’s Richard Wilson posthumously into Wall of Honor, retires No. 52

Richard Wilson was a pretty good basketball player when his mother, Elizabeth Wilson, enrolled him in 1965 at the all-white Decatur High School.

1912 lynching examined

Veteran journalist and author Karen Branan discusses the 1912 lynching of four black people by a white mob in Georgia on Feb. 8 at the Decatur Library.

‘Go Red With Macy’s’ for heart health awareness, sweet deals

Macy’s South DeKalb customers can take advantage of deep discounts while raising heart health awareness at “Go Red With Macy’s” on Feb. 3-8.

Black History word, trivia challenges test knowledge

The countdown to Black History Month is on, and African-American history buffs can test their knowledge with word and trivia challenges at Salem-Panola and Gresham library branches.

Singer-songwriter to perform at Decatur Library

Composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto will perform on Jan. 26 at the Decatur Library as part of the Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Professors to discuss state of black America

Princeton University professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. will be in conversation with Morehouse College professor Marc Lamont Hill on the state of black America on Jan. 25 at the Jimmy Carter Library in Atlanta.