Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that were released today, Tuesday, March 12.

New Music Releases
  • David Bowie, "The Next Day"
  • Will Downing, "Silver"
  • Biffy Clyro, "Opposites"
  • Eric Clapton, "Old Sock"
  • Mindless Behavior, "All Around the World"
  • Alexis Spight, "L.O.L. (Live Out Loud)"
  • Bon Jovi, "What About Now"
  • Sound City-Real to Reel, "Sound City: Real to Reel"
  • Passion, "Passion: Let the Future Begin"
  • Jason Crabb, "Love is Stronger"
  • Carmen Villain, "Sleeper"
  • Audio Adrenaline, "Kings & Queens"
  • Megan Hilty, "It Happens All the Time"
  • Various Artists, "+FE Music: The Reworks"
  • Various Artists, "The Bible: Music Inspired by the Epic Mini Series"
New DVD Releases
  • "Life of Pi"
  • "Rise of the Guardians"
  • "Cirque de Soleil: Worlds Away"
  • "Sound City"
  • "Spiders"
  • "In Their Skin"
  • "Smashed"
Here's a look at some of the movies opening today, Friday, March 8.

“Oz The Great and Powerful"
Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams.
Click here to watch the trailer

"Dead Man Down"
Niels Arden Oplev, the acclaimed director of the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," makes his American theatrical debut with the new action thriller, "Dead Man Down." Two strangers are irresistibly drawn to one another by their mutual desire for revenge. Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, and Terrence Howard.
Click here to watch the trailer

"Beyond the Hills" (Limited)
From IMDB.com: The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphange -- one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Click here to view the trailer

"The ABC's of Death" (Limited)
Twenty-six directors, 26 ways to die. "The ABC's of Death" is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning 15 countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is composed of 26 chapters with each direction assigned a letter of the alphabet to tell a story involving death.
Click here to view the trailer
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that were released today, Tuesday, March 5.

New Music Releases
  • Jimi Hendrix, "People, Hell & Angels"
  • Boz Scaggs, "Memphis"
  • They Might Be Giants, "Nanobots"
  • The Demigodz, "Killmatic"
  • Swamp Dog, "Total Destruction to Your Mind"
  • Marcus Canty, "This is ... Marcus Canty"
  • Otis Redding, "Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding"
  • Andre Cymone, "AC -- Expanded Edition"
  • How to Destroy Angels, "Welcome Oblivion"
  • Richard Thompson, "Electric"
  • Luke Bryan, "Spring Break: Here to Party"
  • Madeleine Peyroux, "The Blue Room"
  • Son Volt, "Honky Tonk"
  • Josh Ritter, "Beast in Its Tracks"
  • Youth Lagoon, "Wondrous Bughouse"
  • Hiromi, "Move"
  • Autechre, "Exai"
  • Icona Pop, "Iconic"
  • Various Artists, "Shake It Up: I <3 Dance"
  • Various Artists, "Zumba Fitness Dance Party"
New DVD Releases
  • "Wreck-It Ralph"
  • "Playing for Keeps"
  • "Unconditional"
  • "A Dark Truth"
  • "The Intouchables"
  • "The Bay"
  • "Lay the Favorite"
  • "Waiting for Lightning"
  • "California Solo"
Photo: Gregory Kondos, Sacramento River with 32 Palms, 2001. Oil on canvas, 42 x 60 in. Melza and Ted Barr Collection. Courtesy Crocker Art Museum.

The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento has a number of exhibitions, events and programs for patrons of all ages throughout March. Here's a look at some of them!

For more information, call 916-808-7000 or visit www.crockerartmuseum.org.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS

“Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction”
Through May 5, 2013
By focusing on artists who have taken a meticulous approach to abstraction—many of whom explore notions of complexity, iteration, and time-based creation—local collector Richard Green has composed a history of and an introduction to art of the 21st century. Drawing from Green’s collection, “Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction” examines the abstraction of artists as wide-ranging as Yayoi Kusama, Stephen Antonakos, John Cage, and Bruce Conner as well as the artists they have inspired. This exhibition features 44 works on canvas and paper that introduce today’s unexpected and information-rich abstraction.

“A Touch of Blue: Landscapes by Gregory Kondos”
Through May 19, 2013
Over the course of a long career, Gregory Kondos has painted Greece, France, and the American Southwest, but continues to find his greatest and most enduring inspiration in the richly varied landscape of California. Kondos has moved between the polarities of abstraction and representation, yet his commitment to the landscape has never wavered. This exhibition features 70 paintings, which simultaneously celebrate the land’s inherent formal, abstract properties, as well as the beauty and possibilities of paint itself. Sponsored by U.S. Bank.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

“Rebirth of a Nation: Travis Somerville’s 1963”
March 3 through May 5, 2013
This tightly focused exhibition features the newly acquired, mixed-media installation “1963” by San Francisco artist Travis Somerville. A three-dimensional construction which measures 7' high and 12' wide, “1963” is the study of a volatile and pivotal year in American history through sculpture, video, painting, and collage. Somerville, who regards himself as a history painter, has created a rich tapestry of social documents, political detail, and popular culture artifacts.

“Super Bowls: The Art of Turned Wood”
March 10 through July 7, 2013
The 32 exquisitely turned bowls and other objects in this exhibition combine the beauty of wood with designs that accentuate wood’s unique properties. Wood turning, like other craft media such as glass and clay, came into its own in the 1960’s and 1970’s as a rich form of creative expression. Using a lathe to carve these one-of-a-kind pieces, the turners showcased here seek to capture the splendor and richness of their medium, while also striking an aesthetic balance of color, form, and texture. More so, the artists seek to communicate through each work – and honor the tree it came from.

STUDENT & COMMUNITY EXHIBITION

“Youth Art Month”
March 10 through April 7, 2013
Reception: Sunday March 17, 1 – 3 PM
A state-wide program presented by the California Art Education Association, “Youth Art Month” celebrates successful art education programs in this invigorating and varied showcase of student artwork. An annual Crocker tradition, the Museum is proud to serve again as a venue for Sacramento-area schools and art organizations

CONCERTS, FILMS, & SPECIAL EVENTS

Movie: “The Mill and the Cross”
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
(2011, 92 minutes, NR)
A one-of-a-kind marvel of art historical investigation that brings one of Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s epic paintings to life with meticulous period detail and digital effects. Curator William Breazeale will conduct a pre-screening discussion of “Peasant Wedding Dance,” a painting by Brueghel’s son that is part of the Crocker’s collection. Space is limited. $5 Museum members, $6 college students and youth 17 and under, $8 nonmembers. Purchase tickets at crockerartmuseum.org, the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182.

ASG Evaluation Day
Tuesday, March 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Art Service Group (ASG) will sponsor an art and antique evaluation focusing on paintings, prints, lithographs, and antique maps with Charles Gray; and paintings, glass, pottery, sculpture, and costume jewelry with Sylvia Fitzgerald. Informal appraisals (verbal approximations of value) are $10 per item or $45 for five items. Appointments are required. For an appointment, call (916) 808-7752.

“Youth Art Month” Reception
Sunday, March 17, 1 – 3 p.m.
Celebrate successful art education programs and student artwork at this student exhibition reception. Free with Museum admissio

Classical Concert: St. Louis Symphony
Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.
Prelude Tour, 1:30 p.m.
The nation’s second oldest symphony orchestra will combine masterful musicianship with a knack for making modern repertoire accessible. Appearing at the Crocker as part of a multi-day residency at the Mondavi Center, this concert features an ensemble of Symphony musicians. Space is limited. $6 Museum members, $10 college students and youth 17 and under, $12 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerartmuseum.org, the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182. This performance is part of the Crocker’s monthly Classical Concert series.

Art Mix/It’s Complicated
Thursday, March 14, 5 – 9 p.m.
Visitors will geek out on all things abstract, algorithmic, and creatively complex with music by Musical Charis; enjoy an 8x8 choreography competition with the CORE Dance Collective, the Linda Bair Dance Company, and other local dance companies; join a curator-led tour of the exhibition “Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction;” view a one-night-only large-scale video installation of fractals; and create until late with this month’s Featured Artist. Free with Museum admission.

Concert: Wahid
Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Visitors will be transported to the Greek landscapes of Gregory Kondos through an evening of Mediterranean-inspired jazz from duo Wahid. Three-time Grammy nominee Chris Wabich on bass frame drums and Dimitris Mahlis on oud (an ancestor of the guitar) add personal modern elements to their ancient instruments, creating a genredefying style of music that looks to Byzantium and the Levant for melodic inspiration. Space is limited. $6 Museum members, $10 college students and youth 17 and under, $12 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerartmuseum.org, the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182.

Performance: “Hatch”
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy an informal evening of contemporary dance in the intimate ambience of the Setzer Foundation Auditorium. Back for its second year, “Hatch” is curated by Lorelei Bayne and features new and in-progress works by noted choreographers. The audience is invited to give feedback in a post-performance conversation with the artists. Space is limited. Free with Museum admission.

TOURS & TALKS

Highlight Tours
Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Visitors will discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this general tour of the Museum. Free with Museum admission.

Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, March 5, 12 p.m.
An in-depth examination of Pieter Brueghel II’s “Peasant Wedding Dance” will be facilitated by a docent guide. Visitors are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club before or after the 30-minute gallery talk. Free with Museum admissio

New on View Tours
Thursdays, March 7 & 28, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 4 p.m.
Never the same tour twice, New on View dives into the latest special exhibitions and newest works of art. Free with Museum admission.

Meet Me at the Museum
Friday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.
Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and social interaction during this tour designed for visitors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Tiffany Paige at (916) 792.3281 or via e-mail at Paige@ArtzAlz.org.

Prelude Tour
Sunday, March 17, 1:30 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy a docent-led tour of the Crocker’s permanent collection. Classical Concert ticketholders will have the added benefit of appreciating the 3 p.m. performance by the St. Louis Symphony in the context of the art on view. Prelude Tours are open to all visitors and free with Museum admission.

Crocker History Tour
Sunday, March 17, 12 p.m.
Visitors will get to know the Crocker Family and the era they lived in on these history-infused gallery tours. Free with Museum admission.

Icons in Conversation: Gregory Kondos
Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m.
Internationally renowned artist Gregory Kondos will discuss his career retrospective at the Crocker with Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. Space is limited. $10 Museum members, $13 college students and youth 17 and under, $15 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerartmuseum.org, the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182.

YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

Kids & Company Gallery Adventure
Sundays, March 3 & 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wildly amusing and surprisingly educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages five and older (and the adults that tag along with them) in a fun and playful manner. Free with Museum admission. This program takes place every first and third Sunday of the month.

Baby Loves Art
Tuesday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Children sing, move, groove, touch, and play while building key cognitive and motor skills. This program is for children from 19 to 36 months old and their caregivers. $10 Museum members (per pair; $5 per additional person), $15 nonmembers (per pair; $5 per additional person). Fees include Museum admission. Advance registration is recommended; register by logging onto crockerartmuseum.org, calling (916) 808-1182, or visiting the Museum Admission Desk. This program takes place every first Tuesday of the month.

Wee Wednesday
Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30 & 11 a.m.
Children ages three to five and their grownups are invited to this gallery-based art experience. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30 and 11 a.m. This program takes place every Wednesday. Wee Wednesdays are free with Museum admission.

Drop, Yak, Splat! Museum Fun for Families
Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Each month a different work of art provides the inspiration for a memorable art-making activity. This drop-in program is for families with children ages five to 12. This program takes place the second Saturday of each month. Free with Museum admission.

Homeschool Day: Creative Cravings
Tuesday, March 12, 12 – 2 p.m.
From delicious “treats” in the galleries to the exquisite bowls on view in the exhibition “Super Bowls: The Art of Turned Wood,” students ages four and older will enjoy a culinary perspective on art. Homeschool Days are presented for small groups and individual families every second Tuesday of the month through June 2013. $2 per student in advance (advance registration is required by 5 p.m., March 11), $4 at the door. One chaperone is required for every five students and receives complimentary admission. Additional chaperones are $4 per person. Fees include Museum admission. Register at crockerartmuseum.org, the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182.

Sunday Crafternoon
Sunday, March 17, 1 – 3 p.m.
Make simple crafts that celebrate the season while enjoying warm drinks and sweet treats at this gathering for all ages. Free for children ages two and under, $5 for children ages 3-17, $7 for adult Museum members, $10 for adult nonmembers. Fees include Museum admission. Register in advance by logging onto crockerartmuseum.org, calling (916) 808-1182, or visiting the Museum Admission Desk. This class takes place every third Sunday of the month.

Baby Loves Art
Tuesday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Children sing, move, groove, touch, and play while building key cognitive and motor skills. This program is for children from infancy to 18 months old and their caregivers. $10 Museum members (per pair; $5 per additional person), $15 nonmembers (per pair; $5 per additional person). Fees include Museum admission. Advance registration is recommended; register by logging onto crockerartmuseum.org, calling (916) 808-1182, or visiting the Museum Admission Desk. This program takes place every third Tuesday of the month.

Sketch It
Sunday, March 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Visitors ages five and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery on the fourth Sunday of each month and all supplies are provided. No experience is necessary. Free with Museum admission. This program takes place every fourth Sunday of the month.
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that were released today, Tuesday, February 26.

New Music Releases
  • Kutt Calhoun, "Black Gold"
  • Bilal, "A Love Surreal"
  • Jesse Dee, "On My Mind/In My Heart"
  • Papoose, "Nacirema Dream"
  • Ill Bill, "The Grimy Awards"
  • Jason Moran, "Hagar's Song"
  • Marion Meadows, "Whisper"
  • Plumb, "Need You Now"
  • The Mavericks, "In Time"
  • Emmylous Harris, "Old Yellow Moon"
  • Johnny Marr, "The Messenger"
  • Buffalo Philharmonic, "Duke Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige"
  • Amok, "Atoms For Peace"
  • Justin Hayward, "Spirits of the Western Sky"
  • Steve Wilson, "Raven That Refused to Sing"
  • Hillsong, "Zion"
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock, "A Tribute: Live! Jazz at Lincoln Center"
New DVD Releases
  • "The Master"
  • "Stolen Seas"
  • "Holy Motors"
  • "How to Survive a Plague"
  • "The Loneliest Planet"
  • "The Eye of the Storm"
  • "Chicken with Plums"
February is Black History Month, and all month long there's lots of ways to celebrate in both Sacramento and the Bay Area. Keep a close eye on SacCulturalHub.com as we keep you updated all month longs with lots to see and do!

Editor's Note: As dates, times and other information can change, please make sure to contact each location listed below for the most up-to-date information.

SACRAMENTO

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance
Feb. 24 and 25, 8pm; Feb. 19 and 26, 2pm; Feb. 22-23, 6:30pm
The Sacramento/Black Art of Dance will celebrate its "20th Anniversary Concert: Past, Present and Future" in the Solano Hall Dancespace. Tickets are $5-$12 and available at Sac State’s Ticket Office, 916-278-4323 or www.tickets.com.
CSUS
6000 J Street, Sacramento
916-278-6943
www.csus.edu

African-American History Tour
Feb. 23, 10-11am
"Meet" runaway slaves, Buffalo Soldiers, restaurant owners, deacons and gamblers at the Historic City Cemetery's African-American History Tour.
The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
1000 Broadway, Sacramento
916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811
www.oldcitycemetery.com

The Story of Rosa Parks
Feb. 23, 2pm
Sacramento Regional Transit District is celebrating its annual Season of Civil Rights to promote awareness of the significance that transit played in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Valley Hi-North Laguna Library
7400 Imagination Parkway, Sacramento
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

A New Century is Coming
Feb. 24, 2-8pm
The Sacramento Area Black Caucus and The Black Group present "Old School Afternoons at the Movies" paying tribute to black filmmakers, directors and all-star black casts. This week's films include "Killer of Sheep," "Daughters of the Dust," and "To Sleep With Anger."
Women's Civic Improvement Center
3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento
(916) 453-0665

19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Awards Ceremony
Feb. 28, 6:30pm
Hear the winning essays read by students who wrote about Dr. King.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
7340 24th Street, Sacramento
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

A Stitch in Time: The Past, Present and Future
Through Feb. 28
The second annual quilt exhibit of the Sisters Quilting Collective highlighting African-American quilters and quilts.
The Brickhouse Art Gallery
2837 36th Street, Sacramento
916-475-1240
www.thebrickhousegalleryoakpark.com

Ladies of Lincoln's Era Exhibit
Through March 11
Look beyond the bonnet with the Ladies of Lincoln's Era -- 12 stories of mischief-making, trend-setting and pistol-wielding women who made a difference in American History.
Central Library
828 I Street, Sacramento
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

The Black Kitchen -- Cooking From Our Heritage
Various dates in February
Join a discussion about the rich culinary heritage and diverse recipe sources of the African American kitchen.
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

BAY AREA

Celebrating Black History Month at the Ingleside Library
Feb. 21, 4-5pm
Internationally-known master drummer and folklorist S. Kwaku Daddy introduces traditional culture, music, dance and stories of Ghana, as well as other African countries.
Ingleside Library
1298 Ocean Ave & Plymouth, San Francisco
(415) 355-2898
sfpl.org

African Celebration
Feb. 23, 1-4pm
Hidden Villa and African percussionist Afia Walking Tree will present an exhilerating journey through the unique regions of Africa.
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills
(650) 949-8650
www.hiddenvilla.org

"One Man's Voice"
Feb. 23, 1:30-3pm
Rick Moss, scholar and chief curator of AAMLO, dissects the history of the Emancipation Proclamation and The March on Washington.
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
659 14th Street, Oakland
(510) 637-0200
www.oaklandlibrary.org

A Music Enlightenment to Remember
Feb. 23, 4pm
All are welcome to a performance featuring Minister of Music Henry Delton Williams and the Seventh Avenue Missionary Baptist Church Choir.
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
659 14th Street, Oakland
(510) 637-0200
www.oaklandlibrary.org

The Oakland Jazz Brunch
Feb. 24, 11am-3pm
Dine to a special jazz brunch menu at Miss Ollie's, while soaking in the sweet jazz sounds of the Marcus Shelby Trio.
Miss Ollie's
901 Washington St., Oakland
(510) 285-6188
sfnoir.org

Free Your Mind: A Revolution in Words Black Literary Festival
Mar. 2, 11am-5pm
This full-day event featuring storytelling, geneaology lecture, author showcase and more is the culmination of the San Francisco Library's Black Literary Festival -- a culture-positive series of interactive events, programs and book clubs brought to you by the African American Interest Committee of the San Francisco Public Library.
Main Street Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
(415) 557-4400
sfpl.org

“The Art of Living Black” @ The Black Bean
Until March 9
The Black Bean is supporting African American artists by hosting a satellite for the "Art of Living Black" -- a regional art event held annually at Richmond Art Center.
Black Bean Ceramic Art Center
561 Emory Street, San Jose
408-642-5757
www.blackbeanclay.com

Visit the African American Historical & Cultural Society
Open to the public Thurs through Sat, 1-5pm
The Society's mission is to collect, preserve and present art, artifacts and recorded materials that reflect the history and culture of African Americans in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street (2nd Floor), San Francisco
415-292-6172
sfaahcs.org
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that were released today, Tuesday, February 19.

New Music Releases
  • Kevin Eubanks, "Messenger"
  • Buckcherry, "Confessions"
  • Inspectah Deck with 7L & Esoteric, "Czarface"
  • The Regime, "The Last Dragon"
  • Trinidad James, "Don't Be S.A.F.E."
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, "Push the Sky Away"
  • Sadistik, "Flowers for My Father"
  • Robin Trower, "Roots and Branches"
  • Robben Ford, "Bringing It Back Home"
  • Puscifer, "Donkey Punch the Night"
  • Elevation Worship, "Nothing is Wasted"
  • Herb Alpert, "Fandango"
  • Paul Hardcastle, "Paul Hardcastle VII"
  • Celtic Thunder, "Mythology"
  • Various Artists, "Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys
New DVD Releases
  • "Argo"
  • "Anna Karenina"
  • "Undefeated"
  • "Sinister"
  • "Atlas Shrugged: Part II"
  • "Fun Size"
  • "Sushi Girl"
  • "Small Apartments"
February is Black History Month, and all month long there's lots of ways to celebrate in both Sacramento and the Bay Area. Keep a close eye on SacCulturalHub.com as we keep you updated all month longs with lots to see and do!

Editor's Note: As dates, times and other information can change, please make sure to contact each location listed below for the most up-to-date information.

SACRAMENTO

Finding Your Black Ancestors
Feb. 15, 3pm
Genealogy expert Lisa Lee will offer tips of tracing your family's black history roots.
Belle Cooledge Library
5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

“When We Were Colored: A Mother's Story”
Feb. 16, 12 pm
Award-winning author Eva Rutland, 95, will lead a discussion about her life from her book, When We Were Colored: A Mother's Story.
California State University Sacramento
Union Redwood Room, 6000 J Street, Sacramento
916-278-6943
www.csus.edu

Black Gangsters Infiltrate Hollywood
Feb. 16, 3-7pm
The Sacramento Area Black Caucus and The Black Group present "Old School Afternoons at the Movies" paying tribute to black filmmakers, directors and all-star black casts. This week's films include "The Bronze Buckaroo" and "Girl in Room 20."
Women's Civic Improvement Center
3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento
(916) 453-0665

3 Kings
Feb. 16, 8pm
Live art, poetry and music performances by Destructikonz with Algorhythms and Brother Hypnotic.
The Brickhouse Art Gallery
2837 36th Street, Sacramento
916-475-1240
www.thebrickhousegalleryoakpark.com

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance
Feb. 16-18, 24 and 25, 8pm; Feb. 19 and 26, 2pm; Feb. 22-23, 6:30pm
The Sacramento/Black Art of Dance will celebrate its "20th Anniversary Concert: Past, Present and Future" in the Solano Hall Dancespace. Tickets are $5-$12 and available at Sac State’s Ticket Office, 916-278-4323 or www.tickets.com.
CSUS
6000 J Street, Sacramento
916-278-6943
www.csus.edu

Black History Month Family Festival
Feb. 18, 11am-3pm
This free event will feature performances by musical storyteller Asheba, the Vukani Mawethu Choir, and the Sacramento/Black Art of Dance.
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento
916-808-7000
www.crockerartmuseum.org

Here's to the Ladies: Carmen, Billie, Nancy and Dinah with the Vivian Lee Quartet
Feb. 20, 6:30pm
Jazz vocalist and recording artist Vivian Lee and her quartet will celebrate divas of jazz -- Carmen McRea, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson and Dinah Washington.
Central Library
828 I Street, Sacramento
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

African-American History Tour
Feb. 23, 10-11am
"Meet" runaway slaves, Buffalo Soldiers, restaurant owners, deacons and gamblers at the Historic City Cemetery's African-American History Tour.
The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
1000 Broadway, Sacramento
916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811
www.oldcitycemetery.com

The Story of Rosa Parks
Feb. 23, 2pm
Sacramento Regional Transit District is celebrating its annual Season of Civil Rights to promote awareness of the significance that transit played in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Valley Hi-North Laguna Library
7400 Imagination Parkway, Sacramento
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

A New Century is Coming
Feb. 24, 2-8pm
The Sacramento Area Black Caucus and The Black Group present "Old School Afternoons at the Movies" paying tribute to black filmmakers, directors and all-star black casts. This week's films include "Killer of Sheep," "Daughters of the Dust," and "To Sleep With Anger."
Women's Civic Improvement Center
3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento
(916) 453-0665

19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Awards Ceremony
Feb. 28, 6:30pm
Hear the winning essays read by students who wrote about Dr. King.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
7340 24th Street, Sacramento
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

A Stitch in Time: The Past, Present and Future
Through Feb. 28
The second annual quilt exhibit of the Sisters Quilting Collective highlighting African-American quilters and quilts.
The Brickhouse Art Gallery
2837 36th Street, Sacramento
916-475-1240
www.thebrickhousegalleryoakpark.com

Ladies of Lincoln's Era Exhibit
Through March 11
Look beyond the bonnet with the Ladies of Lincoln's Era -- 12 stories of mischief-making, trend-setting and pistol-wielding women who made a difference in American History.
Central Library
828 I Street, Sacramento
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

The Black Kitchen -- Cooking From Our Heritage
Various dates in February
Join a discussion about the rich culinary heritage and diverse recipe sources of the African American kitchen.
916-264-2920
www.saclibrary.org

BAY AREA

Working the Roots: The Healing Power of Black Folk Medicine Tradition and Practice
Feb. 16, 2-4pm
Michele Elizabeth Lee will present through photographs and demonstrations plant medicines and other common ingredients used in Black Folk medicines. Afterwards, stick around as The Friends of the African American Museum and Library present their first mixer of the year in honor of Black History Month from 4:30-6:30pm.
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
659 14th Street, Oakland
(510) 637-0200
www.oaklandlibrary.org

Black History Month Celebration
Feb. 18, 11am-5pm
Visit the "Out of This World" lab where recorded biographical interviews of African American pioneers from the early days of the space program will be shown throughout the day, and play the "Expedition to Mars" board game that features famous African American astronauts.
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
510-336-7300
www.chabotspace.org

Buffalo Soldiers of the Presidio
Feb. 20, 7-8:30pm
Hear Ranger Frederik Penn discuss the importance of the Buffalo Soldiers in the management of the National Parks and to the legacy of African Americans in the post-Civil War era.
Merced Library
155 Winston Drive, San Francisco
(415) 355-2825
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Celebrating Black History Month at the Ingleside Library
Feb. 21, 4-5pm
Internationally-known master drummer and folklorist S. Kwaku Daddy introduces traditional culture, music, dance and stories of Ghana, as well as other African countries.
Ingleside Library
1298 Ocean Ave & Plymouth, San Francisco
(415) 355-2898
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African Celebration
Feb. 23, 1-4pm
Hidden Villa and African percussionist Afia Walking Tree will present an exhilerating journey through the unique regions of Africa.
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills
(650) 949-8650
www.hiddenvilla.org

"One Man's Voice"
Feb. 23, 1:30-3pm
Rick Moss, scholar and chief curator of AAMLO, dissects the history of the Emancipation Proclamation and The March on Washington.
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
659 14th Street, Oakland
(510) 637-0200
www.oaklandlibrary.org

A Music Enlightenment to Remember
Feb. 23, 4pm
All are welcome to a performance featuring Minister of Music Henry Delton Williams and the Seventh Avenue Missionary Baptist Church Choir.
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
659 14th Street, Oakland
(510) 637-0200
www.oaklandlibrary.org

The Oakland Jazz Brunch
Feb. 24, 11am-3pm
Dine to a special jazz brunch menu at Miss Ollie's, while soaking in the sweet jazz sounds of the Marcus Shelby Trio.
Miss Ollie's
901 Washington St., Oakland
(510) 285-6188
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Free Your Mind: A Revolution in Words Black Literary Festival
Mar. 2, 11am-5pm
This full-day event featuring storytelling, geneaology lecture, author showcase and more is the culmination of the San Francisco Library's Black Literary Festival -- a culture-positive series of interactive events, programs and book clubs brought to you by the African American Interest Committee of the San Francisco Public Library.
Main Street Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
(415) 557-4400
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“The Art of Living Black” @ The Black Bean
Until March 9
The Black Bean is supporting African American artists by hosting a satellite for the "Art of Living Black" -- a regional art event held annually at Richmond Art Center.
Black Bean Ceramic Art Center
561 Emory Street, San Jose
408-642-5757
www.blackbeanclay.com

Visit the African American Historical & Cultural Society
Open to the public Thurs through Sat, 1-5pm
The Society's mission is to collect, preserve and present art, artifacts and recorded materials that reflect the history and culture of African Americans in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street (2nd Floor), San Francisco
415-292-6172
sfaahcs.org