Come out today Thursday, November 19th and enjoy “DJ-CON,” an event that aims to bring 125 DJs to spin and set a Guinness World Record under the Apollo Theater marquee on 125th street in Harlem.
DJ-CON is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm – 253 West 125th Street
This Wednesday November 11th and Thursday Nov. 12th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Hi-ARTS Critical Breaks Artist-in-Residence Saul Williams is set to presents excerpts from his work in progress MARTYR LOSER KING at the Hi-ARTS Performance Space in El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 located at 215 East 99th Street.
According to Hi-ARTS, Critical Breaks is a year-round residency program which supports individual artists and theater companies who are in the pivotal phases of developing new work through experimentation, intensive development, and a public work-in-progress showing.
Join us for a sneak peak of MARTYR LOSER KING, a new work written by Critical Breaks Artist-In-Residence Saul Williams.
The story centers around the character of MARTYR LOSER KING — a hacker from Burundi who becomes popular and evades authorities. MLK was inspired by current events both great and horrific — such as Edward Snowden, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and the militarization of drones, told through the lens of sci-fi, poetic storytelling, multi-media, and musical integration.
It’s time to plan your Halloween in Harlem, and as always there’s a good selection of Halloween parties going on uptown this Saturday, October 31st. Let these Halloween themed flyers get you in the mood as you prepare your costume…you might even win yourself a prize at one of these events!
Harlem’s Apollo Theater – New Orleans Jazz Masquerade Concert for Halloween
A sultry and sophisticated night featuring Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and jazz vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater.
If you’re looking for a cool Halloween event uptown, Harlem Shake restaurant is once again doing it up on Saturday, October 31st 6:00PM-11:00PM.
This “Scary Good” Halloween celebration will feature food and drink specials, a costume contest and a “Thriller” flash mob.
100 W 124th St (124th and Lenox Ave)
Can’t lie: we crave candy every now and again. Yummy as it is, chocolate covered peanuts and caramel just doesn’t always cut it when we’re hangry. If you ask us, things get scary enough come Halloween time, so the last thing you want is a case of the “hungry horrors.” Thankfully, the team at Harlem Shake has got your back – on Saturday, October 31st, they’ll be hosting a spooky soirée featuring a live DJ, “Thriller” flash mob, fire dancer and themed eats that won’t leave your stomach growling like an angry werewolf from 6:00PM-11:00PM.
Young and old alike can feast upon creepy culinary creations like Zombie Fingers (hot dog fingers “bandaged” in bacon wrapping); Bloody Eyeball Sangria (classic red sangria spiked with blood orange juice and eyeball gummies); and Graveyard Dirt and Witch shakes (crushed Oreos and gummy worms).
Even the undead don’t like to dine alone, and at this party, being social could win you more than just company. Share your costume on Instagram to be considered for the “Best Mask” contest, hosted by Miss Harlem Shake 2015, Amanda Mobley. Ten percent of food and drink sales will be donated towards Amanda’s charity, the Church of the Master Mentoring program.
On Wednesday, October 28th at 8pm join the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Artistic Director Jon Batiste at the Alhambra Ballroom (2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd) for a concert to benefit the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Talented tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman will be starting things off as opening act. In case you didn’t know, Jon Batiste is also the Bandleader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!
$500 Preferred seating and reception
$250 Preferred seating and reception
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$100 Preferred seating
$75 General seating
Just a reminder that “A Great Night in Harlem” Gala and Concert Honoring Sonny Rollins will be held at the Apollo Theater on Thursday, October 22nd.
For 26 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been keeping jazz & blues alive by helping the musicians who played with everyone from Duke Ellington & Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix & The Rolling Stones. We now assist in more than 5,000 cases a year nationwide.
The Musical Director is Steve Jordan and the evening’s performers include Donald Fagen of Steely Dan, Jimmy Heath, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Bartz, Billy Harper, Randy Brecker, Clifton Anderson, Kenny Garrett, Ravi Coltrane, Al Foster, James Carter, Wallace Roney, Cecil Bridgewater Big Band and more. There will also be a Musical Tribute to Civil Rights Hero Julian Bond Featuring Danny Glover, Keb’ Mo’ and Randy Weston.
The Clark & Gwen Terry Award will be given to singer Merry Clayton, who is set to perform with Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx of the group Labelle, as well as Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler and others.