A Luv Tale: The Series & The Film

June 9, 2018 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Set in culturally rich and historic Harlem, A LUV TALE is an edgy romantic comedy—digital series that examines friendship between four beautiful and cultural lesbians of color navigating their complex lives through a world of art, music, consciousness and love. This a special three-part Pride program consisting of a film screening, conversation and an uptown hang.

Cost: FREE. Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis until the capacity of the house has been reached. Ticket distribution will begin (1:00pm) an hour and half before show time. Arriving early will help insure your reservation is honored. PLEASE NOTE: After an hour into ticket distribution at (2:00pm); tickets not picked up will be released.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

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Harlem Stage Annual Gala – Spring 2018

May 21, 2018 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Our annual gala is a celebration of #Disrupters: Artist Activists, Creators and Catalysts. The evening, hosted by MSNBC Political Analyst and Author, Joy-Ann Reid, will include amazing performances and surprise guests led by Musical Director, Terri Lyne Carrington.

Honorees: S. Epatha Merkerson, Tamara Tunie and Matthew Whitaker

We will celebrate our honorees and 35 years of Harlem Stage as an institution known for commissioning and presenting new, innovative work that reflects and responds to the complex conditions that shape the lives of our audiences, artists and communities.
All sponsors receive recognition through ad space in our program, signage and visibility on the stage depending on level of support. All but $200 of each ticket is tax deductible.

All sponsors receive recognition through ad space in our program, signage and visibility on the stage depending on level of support. All but $200 of each ticket is tax deductible.

Cost: $1,000 – $50,000

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Dr. Lonnie Smith

May 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

For more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith has donned his iconic turban and cast a spell with the Hammond B-3 organ. Immersed in gospel, blues, and jazz from an early age, he cut his teeth on classic organ records by legends Wild Bill Davis and Jimmy Smith, while also absorbing the church organ sound. His soulful, funky style is instantly identifiable, and has made him the organist of choice for such jazz icons as George Benson and Lou Donaldson.

Performers: Dr. Lonnie Smith. Additional artists to be announced.

Cost: Free

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031 US

Swing OUT!: A DJ Dance Party

May 12, 2018 – 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Get up, Get Down, Swing Out, Fly Free! In this Swing dance/lindy hop edition of our DJ Dance Party series vocalist Charles Turner III , Lana Turner & Uptown Swing reinterpret classics that will keep you groovin’ and new music to move your soul. In tribute to Harlem’s own Frankie Manning, Norma Miller and Lana Turner, join us for a swinging party to live music + DJ and dance class lead by Traci Bartlow and Samuel Coleman.

Cost: $10. All ticket sales are final; no exchanges or refunds. Valid ID required to pick up tickets.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

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E-Moves 19

May 2 – 5, 2018 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh. Adaku Utah, Lacina Coulibaly, Ousmane Wiles and Nora Chipamire wrestle with questions that push the boundaries of what it means to be African in America now. #Nigeria #BurkinaFaso #Senegal #Zimbabwe

Cost: $20 for adults; $35 for VIP.  All tickets sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Valid ID required to pick up tickets.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

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Uptown Nights: The Return of Two Dick Willie

April 28, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Danny Simmons with Vernon Reid, Ursula Rucker, and Special Guests.

Danny Simmons debuts his latest volume of poetry and artwork The Return of 2 Dick Willie in a unique evening of music, poetry and visual art. He is joined by legendary guitarist, Vernon Reid and poet, Ursula Rucker along with special guest musicians and spoken word artists. Writer and activist, Asha Bandele hosts.

“Equally ferocious and genius with his sensually lush artwork, Danny Simmons is a consummate poet and his alter ego is here to check our egos, kickin’ brand new flava in our mind’s ear while loving us with our foibles, boils, blemishes, crusty eyelashes, contradictions, and all.” Author, Tony Medina.

Cost: $20

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/2/7/harlem-stride-jazz-nowthe-shed-dk8ly

Ascension: A Lifting of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination

April 4, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, an event that sent shock waves reverberating across the globe. A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests to fight segregation and achieve significant civil-rights advances for African Americans inspiring seekers of justice equality across the country and the world. Where are we now? Join us for a musical, visual and movement celebration of a fearless leader.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Cost: FREE. Note: Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis until the capacity of the house has been reached. Ticket distribution will begin (6:00pm) an hour and half before show time. Arriving early will help insure your reservation is honored. PLEASE NOTE: After an hour into ticket distribution at (7:00pm); tickets not picked up will be released. 2 TICKETS MAX. All guests must be present to pick up ticket.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

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Imani Uzuri: Hush Arbor (The Opera) Work-In-Progress Concert

March 27, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Vocalist and composer, Imani Uzuri has created a mercurial musical meditation on “liminality” (standing at the threshold) exploring themes of death, rebirth, impermanence and transcendence.

This contemporary chamber opera, is inspired by hidden gathering places called “hush arbors” created by enslaved African Americans in wooded areas in the South to secretly worship, commune and strategize rebellion.

The work features polyphonic singing, instrumental rumblings, poetic text and will consider the notion of the need for communion as a strategy towards deeper understanding and transformation of our human condition.

This work in progress concert (featuring strings, voices, piano, flute, tambourine and guitars) will be followed by a conversation between composer, Imani Uzuri and scholar, Matthew D. Morrison, PhD

Cost: $20

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/3/27/imani-uzuri-hush-arbor-concert

 

Stretch Music X Film: “Samaria”

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March 28, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Join us for a screening of award-winning screenwriter and director, Kiel Adrian Scott’s, new short film “Samaria”. The film explores themes of identity and representation as we examine the intersection of jazz and film.

Samaria is the story of Rosary, a young woman, in desperate need of kindness, torn between the worlds of the haves and the have-nots. Following a devastating natural disaster, Rosary, a now homeless white-collar worker, must hide her indigence from those she works for and her employment from those she lives with, withholding who and what she is to survive.

The screening will be followed by a discussion between Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, who composed the music for the film, and pianist and composer, Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes.

Cost: $10

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

 

 

Stretch Music Intensive

Stretch+Music+Intensive - March 27 2018 at Harlem Stage

March 27, 2018 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Calling all music students, lovers of music and emerging musicians. Join us for a FREE immersive workshop with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his incredible ensemble as part of the Stretch Music Residency with today’s most creative improvisers and learn about the Stretch Music App. Hosted by Manhattan School of Music.

Cost: FREE

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/3/29/jazz-then-and-now-stretch-music-with-manhattan-school-of-music