Arts & Entertainment Scene


Akeelah and the Bee screening at the library

The 2006 family-friendly drama “Akeelah and the Bee” will be screened on Feb. 25 at the Hairston Crossing Library. Akeelah tells the story of 11-year-old Akeelah Anderson who lives in South Los Angeles and her struggles to be win the ...

Genealogy class for family historians

Family history researchers and those aspiring to discover their roots can attend "Getting Started in Genealogy "on Feb. 22 at the Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library. During the two-hour program for adults librarians will introduce participants to free genealogy resources, provide ...

Giwayen Mata African Dancers to lecture, perform

The award-winning all-female Giwayen Mata African Dancers will lecture about Africa and the Diaspora and perform on Feb. 25 at the Scott Candler Library in Decatur. The program begins at 3 p.m. and is suitable for all ages.

Black History Scavenger Hunt at Hairston Crossing Library

Kids 5 to 12 can learn about notable African Americans and milestones at the Black History Month Scavenger Hunt on Feb. 21-25 at the Hairston Crossing Library in Stone Mountain.

Discussion on race and judicial system features Holder, Dyson and others

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said US history is pockmarked with many instances of using law enforcement and the American penal system to block upward mobility and repress activists fighting for equality and justice. He said this was most ...

Library Read-In to showcase books written by African-American authors

Teens, kids and adults can read books written by African Americans at the Feb. 25 Jubilee of Reading for Youth: African-American Read-In at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library have until Feb. 20 to register.

Choirs to celebrate the Art of Negro Spiritual’ at Saint Philip AME

Members of Saint Philip AME and guests are celebrating Black History in song through “The Art of the Negro Spiritual” on Feb. 26 at the Atlanta church.

Sing-along of freedom songs from civil rights movement

The power of community singing through the freedom songs of the civil rights movement will be discussed on Feb. 15 at Feb. 15 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur. Singer and educator Joyce L. Williams will facilitate ...

Fashion show, performing arts, photo exhibit at Lou Walker

Members of the Lou Walker Senior Center continue their observance with a fashion show, performing arts programming and a photography exhibition.

Transformation of Marcus Garvey's ‘Mighty Race’

Speakers and performers will present “Black History Month: Transformation” on Feb. 15 at the Flat Shoals Library in Decatur.

ConunDrums to showcase the beat of West African rhythms

The all-female percussion ensemble ConunDrums will play West African rhythms on Feb. 25 at the Redan-Trotti Library in Lithonia.

One-act play revisits court-martial of Lt. Henry O. Flipper

Former Army captain, paratrooper and combat veteran Bob Rogers will dramatize the military trial of former slave Henry O. Flipper on Feb. 28 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library. Rogers’ one-act play, “Lieutenant Flipper’s Trial,” begins at 7 p.m. ...

Symposium to focus on Flat Rock, Shermantown communities

Flat Rock and Shermantown residents, scholars, and theatrical entertainment are featured at a symposium on the preservation of the two historic African American communities on Feb. 23 at the DeKalb History Center.

Graphic novelist explores Black Art in Historical Context at Stonecrest Library

Visual/teaching artist Kevin Sipp will present Black Art in Historical Context on Feb. 25 at the Stonecrest Library. Shipp, who is also a curator and graphic novel author, will explore perspectives on American slavery, Emancipation, Reconstruction and the Great Migration ...

Black History Month program to reflect on contributions of African Americans

Singers, dancers and poets will perform on Feb. 13 as part of a Black History Month program at Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School in Decatur. The theme of the program, presented by the DeKalb Section of the National Council of ...