Feb
27
Thu
Arizona Theatre Company Presents “Master Harold … and the Boys” @ Herberger Theater Center Tickets
Feb 27 all-day
Arizona Theatre Company Presents "Master Harold … and the Boys" @ Herberger Theater Center

Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) presents Athol Fugard’s powerfully haunting masterpiece, “Master Harold … and the Boys” from Feb. 13 to March 1 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

Described by The New York Times as a “blistering fusion of the personal and the political,” “Master Harold” … and the Boys is a semi-autobiographical masterwork set in apartheid South Africa in 1950 that explores the relationship between a young white man, Hally (Oliver Prose), and his two middle-aged servants. Sam (Ian Eaton) and Willie (Odera Adimorah).

Directed by Kent Gash, who has directed two previous shows for ATC, Master Harold … and the Boys was first produced at the Yale Repertory Theatre in March 1982 and opened on Broadway on May 4 the same year, where it ran for 344 performances.

Initially banned from production in South Africa and the first of Fugard’s plays to premiere outside of his home country, “Master Harold” … and the Boys “has long seemed one of Fugard’s most astute plays, its climax a ferocious dramatization of the dehumanizing evils at the heart of Apartheid,” wrote The Washington Post.

BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey @ Phoenix Art Museum Tickets
Feb 27 all-day
BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey @ Phoenix Art Museum

Southwest Shakespeare Company in partnership with Phoenix Art Museum Celebrates Black History Month and Women’s History Month with a new solo show BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey, starring Broadway World Phoenix Award Lead Actress Debra Ann Byrd.

In Becoming Othello, classical actress Debra Ann Byrd set out on a remarkable journey to take on the title role in Shakespeare’s Othello: The Moor of Venice.

What she walked away with was a life altering experience that carried her back to a tumultuous childhood and memories that forever changed her life. Join Southwest Shakespeare Company as she shares her gender-flipped journey; complete with moving multimedia images, lyrical language, soulful songs and the music that shaped her life in her beloved Harlem.

Performance Times:

Feb 22, 2020, 2pm
Feb 27, 2020, 2pm
Mar 27, 2020, 7pm
Mar 29, 2020, 2pm

Trap Soul Happy Hour @ Caribbean Queen Tickets
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trap Soul Happy Hour @ Caribbean Queen

Every Thursday starting February 27, Caribbean Queen is bringing you an ultimate happy hour event from 6pm until 10pm with some great drink and food specials and all the hottest tunes playing live by Dj @johnniexburns!

JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Celebrating Sun Ra @ The Nash Tickets
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Celebrating Sun Ra @ The Nash

The first show of 2020 for the JAZZmeetsPOETRY series celebrates jazz composer/innovator and poet Sun Ra. Join us as we take a theatrical journey into space, identity and culture …

Featuring:
• Rashaad Thomas, Phoenix New Times Best Poet 2019
• Members of Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
• Visual showcase by Art By Andre (Bro Jackie Muhammad)

Sun Ra’s widely eclectic and avant-garde music echoed the entire history of jazz – from ragtime and early New Orleans hot jazz to swing music, bebop, free jazz and fusion. His compositions ranged from keyboard solos to works for big bands of more than 30 musicians, along with electronic excursions, songs, chants, percussion pieces and anthems. From the mid-1950s until his death, he led the musical collective The Arkestra. Over the course of his career, Sun Ra recorded dozens of singles and more than 100 full-length albums – making him one of the most prolific recording artists of the 20th century.

Born and raised in Alabama, Herman Poole Blount became involved in the Chicago jazz scene during the late 1940s. He soon abandoned his birth name, taking the name Le Sony’r Ra, shortened to Sun Ra (after Ra, the Egyptian God of the Sun). He developed a complex persona and an idiosyncratic, myth-based credo that would make him a pioneer of Afrofuturism. He claimed to be an alien from Saturn on a mission to preach peace, and throughout his life he publicly denied ties to his prior identity.*

Co-produced by Marche-Pfister Productions and The Nash, the series provides a platform for poets and jazz musicians to make art that is expressive, interactive and captivating.

Follow: @wejazzjune / @livepoetic (FB) and @livepoetic365 (IG)
#BlackHistoryMonthAZ #BlackFuturesMonthAZ

Feb
28
Fri
Arizona Theatre Company Presents “Master Harold … and the Boys” @ Herberger Theater Center Tickets
Feb 28 all-day
Arizona Theatre Company Presents "Master Harold … and the Boys" @ Herberger Theater Center

Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) presents Athol Fugard’s powerfully haunting masterpiece, “Master Harold … and the Boys” from Feb. 13 to March 1 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

Described by The New York Times as a “blistering fusion of the personal and the political,” “Master Harold” … and the Boys is a semi-autobiographical masterwork set in apartheid South Africa in 1950 that explores the relationship between a young white man, Hally (Oliver Prose), and his two middle-aged servants. Sam (Ian Eaton) and Willie (Odera Adimorah).

Directed by Kent Gash, who has directed two previous shows for ATC, Master Harold … and the Boys was first produced at the Yale Repertory Theatre in March 1982 and opened on Broadway on May 4 the same year, where it ran for 344 performances.

Initially banned from production in South Africa and the first of Fugard’s plays to premiere outside of his home country, “Master Harold” … and the Boys “has long seemed one of Fugard’s most astute plays, its climax a ferocious dramatization of the dehumanizing evils at the heart of Apartheid,” wrote The Washington Post.

Take the Lead presents The PowerUp Conference @ Scottsdale Plaza Resort Tickets
Feb 28 – Feb 29 all-day
Take the Lead presents The PowerUp Conference @ Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Power Up is a carefully curated two-day summit experience taking place on February 28th & 29th at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s designed for women committed to owning their power and using their voice to become influential leaders of change.

The conference theme is Igniting the Intentional Leader Within and we chose Leap Day for this inaugural gathering as it’s a day that women all over the world traditionally Take The Lead. Our intention is to create the energy and enthusiasm that inspires the spirit of Leap Day 365 days, not just one and we’ve handpicked speakers, experts and thought leaders to help us make it happen!

A Day At The Beach Painting @ Craft And A Cork LLC (inside MetroCenter) Tickets
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
A Day At The Beach Painting @ Craft And A Cork LLC (inside MetroCenter)

This is a BYOB and DIY craft/painting with help event. The instructors provides all the craft supplies, and helps guide you as you paint, sip, and create your crafty master pieces.

Delta Sigma Theta to Host 15th Annual Storytelling Event @ Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Tri-West Thornwood Branch Tickets
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Delta Sigma Theta to Host 15th Annual Storytelling Event @ Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Tri-West Thornwood Branch

In honor of Black History Month join us for this family friendly event. Hear live storytelling by local Delta children authors, book giveaway, arts & crafts for youth of ALL ages. Free food

EXTENDED HOURZ @ JOLLOF KING African Cuisine Tickets
Feb 28 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 29 @ 2:00 am
EXTENDED HOURZ @ JOLLOF KING African Cuisine | Tempe | Arizona | United States

Extended Hourz @ Jollof King
21+ Event
No Cover

10pm – 2am – every Friday

Come Lounge with KayB & Dj Moe
JAMMING Afro Beatz | Reggae | 90’s | R&B | Hip Hop.

Food available – Suya, Kelewele, Chicken wings, pepper soup, Fried Plantain and more

Feb
29
Sat
Arizona Theatre Company Presents “Master Harold … and the Boys” @ Herberger Theater Center Tickets
Feb 29 all-day
Arizona Theatre Company Presents "Master Harold … and the Boys" @ Herberger Theater Center

Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) presents Athol Fugard’s powerfully haunting masterpiece, “Master Harold … and the Boys” from Feb. 13 to March 1 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

Described by The New York Times as a “blistering fusion of the personal and the political,” “Master Harold” … and the Boys is a semi-autobiographical masterwork set in apartheid South Africa in 1950 that explores the relationship between a young white man, Hally (Oliver Prose), and his two middle-aged servants. Sam (Ian Eaton) and Willie (Odera Adimorah).

Directed by Kent Gash, who has directed two previous shows for ATC, Master Harold … and the Boys was first produced at the Yale Repertory Theatre in March 1982 and opened on Broadway on May 4 the same year, where it ran for 344 performances.

Initially banned from production in South Africa and the first of Fugard’s plays to premiere outside of his home country, “Master Harold” … and the Boys “has long seemed one of Fugard’s most astute plays, its climax a ferocious dramatization of the dehumanizing evils at the heart of Apartheid,” wrote The Washington Post.