martes, 8 de febrero de 2011

madam cj walker

 Feb. 12: 7 p.m. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (212-491-2206; www.schomburg.org). $12 members, $20 non-members.

* HARLEM OPERA THEATER

Harlem Opera Theater will put on a recital of classical artists performing excerpts from Kurt Weill’s “Lost in the Stars” and George Gershwin’s “Blue Monday,” set in Harlem. Feb. 25: reception at 6 p.m., performance at 7.30 p.m.; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium, 515 Malcolm X Blvd (212-592-0780; harlemoperatheater.org) $25 to $35.

FILM

* HEART OF STONE

Based on a true story, this film depicts the journey of how one of the best high schools in the nation (Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ) became one of the worst by 2000, and the quest of principal Ron Stone, who took over in 2010, to return it to its glory days.

Feb. 4: 2 p.m. with question and answer session with director Beth Toni Kruvant. Feb 9: 4:30 p.m. BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue (718-636-4100; bam.org). $12 ($7 BAM Cinema Club members).

* “COMING BACK FOR MORE”

Director/musician Willem Alkema documents his search for Sly Stone, who, along with his band the Family Stone, performed at Woodstock . In 2002, Alkema found that Sly had survived drug addiction and was living in California. Feb. 5: 9.30 p.m. (with question and answer session with Alkema.) Feb 6: 6.50 p.m. BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue (718-636-4100; bam.org). $12, ($7 BAM Cinema Club members).