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UPDATED 2014 SCHEDULE

25th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival
 “Dare to Dream; Create A Legacy”

Feb. 1–23, 2014

Jan 31, 7:00 p.m.  A Colloquy for art, music, & drama students by actress/playwright Jewell Robinson.Savannah State University,  Kennedy Fine Arts Bldg. – Choir Room

Feb 1-28.  – Live Oak Public Libraries Celebrate Black History. Go to  www.liveoakpl.org for full schedule and Branch locations.

Feb. 1 – June 8 – Exhibition by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival): RIVERS

Collaborative paintings inspired by speeches/writings/music of Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Jacobs, Mark Twain, W.E.B. Du Bois & Duke Ellington. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Presented by SCAD Museum of Art. Call 912.525.7191 or visit  www.scadmoa.org.

Feb 1, 10 -11:30 a.m.  – Continuing the Legacy of W. W. Law. Youth Session presented by The Earl Shinholster Youth Leadership Institute. Call: 912-232-2626. Presented in part by the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.  Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum,

460 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Feb 1, 1:30 p.m. –  Monument Memorial Walk & Ceremonies at the African-American Monument & the war memorials. Presented in part by The Savannah Waterfront Association & Lester’s Florist. Meet at Rousakis Plaza on River Street.

Feb 1, 7 p.m. –  All That Sass! The Life and Music of Sarah Vaughan, A National Portrait Gallery Cultures in Motion program. Presented in part by Armstrong Atlantic State University.  Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St.

Feb 2, 3-5 p.m. –  “Create a Legacy” Opening Reception and Exhibition featuring works by  Ancestral Pot Maker Terrance Robinson and other  regional visual artists  Presented in part by Arts Ashore Legacy Fund. Feb 2- March 28: Beach Institute African American Cultural Center, 502 East Harris St.

Feb 3, W. W. Law Lecturer Pearl Cleage, Author & Playwright, Presents…

This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and  through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.

  • 11 a.m. Open session: Writing for theater, novels, anthologies, magazines & newspapers.  For college & high school students, faculty & public. Presented in part by Georgia Humanities Council and The SSU Center for Leadership Lecture Series Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium, Savannah State University.  
  • 12:30 p.m. Meet the Author and Book-signing. Presented in part by the Asa H. Gordon Library. The Asa H. Gordon Library Gallery, Savannah State University.

Feb 3, 7 p.m.  – W. W. Law Lecture Series, Part  1.  “African Americans and ‘The Great Migration’ Westward – the 1870’s.”

A Public Conversation between Playwright Pearl Cleage, and Choreographer Waverly Lucas. Transforming“Flyin’ West” from play to ballet.  Presented in part by Georgia Humanities Council, The SSU Center for Leadership Lecture Series & The First Congregational Church. First Congregational Church, 421 Habersham St.  This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.

Feb 4, 11 a.m.  – 13th Annual School Day Extravaganza featuring  Ballethnic Dance Company. For students grades 4–8. Reservations required. Public schools call: 912-395-5530; private schools call: 912-354-2657. Curriculum Guide at www.sbhf.flashboombangmedia.com.  Presented in part by Gulfstream Aerospace &The Mary Lane Morrison Foundation.   Savannah Civic Center, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 Oglethorpe Ave.

Feb 4, 7:30 p.m.The Ballethnic Dance Company, Atlanta, GA., performs the ballet, “Flyin’West,” based on Pearl Cleage’s play. Presented in part by Gulfstream Aerospace &The Mary Lane Morrison Foundation. Free general admission ticket required for seating. Unclaimed seats released 10 minutes prior to curtain call. Ticket info: 912-358-4309,  www.sbhf.flashboombangmedia.com

Free General Admission tickets for the “Flyin’ West” Ballet performance on Tuesday, February 4th, will be available beginning Tuesday, January 21st at the following locations: Savannah Civic Center Box Office; Lester’s Florist, 2100 Bull St., & Cumulus Broadcasting, 214 Television Circle.  Limit, 4 tickets per patron.  On the evening of the performance, all unclaimed seats  will become available 10 minutes prior to curtain call. Priority Seating for Ticket-holders.  All unclaimed seats become available 10 minutes prior to curtain call
Presentation of 2014 Honorees, Maxine Patterson & Shirley B. James. Savannah Civic Center, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 Oglethorpe Ave.

Feb 5, 6:30 p.m. – 13th Annual New Beginnings Art Exhibit Opening  Reception Sponsored by the Savannah Chapter of The Links, Inc. Feb 5-28. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry St. March 10-31, exhibit moves to theSavannah – Hilton Head International Airport’s Art Gallery.

Feb 6, 11 a.m. HIV and Substance Abuse prevention Activities. For ages 18-24. Presented by “Get in the Know” HIV and Substance Abuse Awareness Prevention Project….” Savannah State University, Social and Behavioral Sciences Blgd., Rm 115. THERE WILL NOT BE A 6 P.M. EVENT

Feb 6, W. W. Law Lecturer Beverly Jenkins, Historical Fiction Novelist, Presents…

     This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.

  • 11 a.m. Open Session: Writing fictional novels based in African American historical facts. For college & high school students, faculty & public.  Presented in part by Georgia Humanities Council and The SSU Center for Leadership Lecture Series. Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium, Savannah State University. 
  • 12:30 p.m. Meet the Author and Book-signing.  Presented in part by the Asa H. Gordon Library. The Asa H. Gordon Library Gallery, Savannah State University.

Feb 6, 6:30 p.m. – W. W. Law Lecture Series, Part 2. –“African Americans and ‘The Great Migration’ Westward – the 1870’s.”

Beverly Jenkins. Connecting  “Bring on the Blessings” fictional novel series with Nicodemus, KS, and “Flyin ‘ West” the Ballet. Presented in part by Georgia Humanities Council, The SSU Center for Leadership Lecture Series & The Telfair Museums. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.

Feb 7, National Black AIDS Day. Activities sponsored by the “Get in the Know” HIV and Substance Abuse Awareness Prevention Project

    • 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  FREE & Confidential HIV Testing. For ages 18 & older.  Savannah State University. King-Frazier Complex – Savannah Ballroom

 

  • 6:30 p.m. Public Session: HIV Aids and Substance Abuse Prevention. Featuring Ms. Terri Hamilton, Assistant VP, Corporate Planning Services and Director of HIV Services, New York Health and Hospitals Corporation.  Civic, religious and community service organizations encouraged to attend. Presented in part by the Office of the Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs at SSU.  St. Philip AME Church, 613 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Feb 8, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Grand Festival Day, Savannah Civic Center, 301 Oglethrope Ave.  Highlight of the annual festival. An array of family-oriented activities ending with a star-studded concert.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual Health Fair

  • Screenings, healthy food presentations, exercise demonstrations, and more.

             Sponsored by WellCare of Georgia and Walgreen. 1st Floor Lobby

11 a.m. –2:30 p.m. Youth Programs (Scheduled at various time intervals).  For Group Reservations & Information, Call : 912-358-4484

  •   11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Help Your Body Get Its Move On” exercise program FOR YOUTH. Presented in part by WellCare of Georgia and COPE (Childhood Obesity and Prevention Education). Ballroom, 3rdFloor
  • 12 Noon  & 1:00 p.m. Crafts Village: (2-Sessions –  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED )  Drum-making, Doll-making, Mask-making,Jewelry-making, Painting, Culinary Arts, Basket-making, Fish Net-making & Crocheting.           Call: 912-358-3370.  2nd Floor Lobby
  • Documentary Mini-Theatre. African American Historical documentaries shown continuously
  • Savannah Stars with Magic Marc & RJ & the Upbeats: Magic Show, Puppet Show, Story-telling, Historical Re-enactments & Entertainment. Mason Room
  • Access to GOLF for Youth. Presented by The First Tee of Savannah
  • The Game of Life. Money Smarts for Youth.  Presented by New York Life

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Affordable Care Act.  Information Sessions and Enrollment Available.  Certified Navigators from the Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care Center and   the J. C. Lewis Health Center will facilitate.

1-2:30 p.m. Local Authors Corner. Self-published local authors discuss challenges/successes with writing, publishing and marketing  book sales.

2 p.m. Carver State Bank Observes its 87th Anniversary. Ballroom, 3rd Floor

3 p.m.
Grand Festival Day Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony launches local performances with host, Magic Marc.

3:30 p.m. Annual Youth Talent Extravaganza.  Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Savannah Alumnae Chapter

5:30 – 9 p.m. Live concerts begin featuring Winners of the Y.E. S. Talent Showcase,

KidSyc, Nickel Bag of Funk, S.O.S. Band and Slick Rick The Ruler

Feb 9, 5 p.m.

Annual Gospel Concert featuring Savannah’s Barbara Pinckney-Williams.  Opening performances and chorus back-up by the St. John, SSU Wesleyan, AASU Gospel &  Savannah Mass Choirs.  Presented in part by LifeLink of Georgia. St. John Baptist Church,  522-28 Hartridge St.  

Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

Annual Future of Jazz Concert  featuring the talents of local and regional  young jazz vocalists and instrumentalists. Presented in part by the Jewish Educational Alliance. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Feb. 12, 8 p.m.

SSU Players by the Sea present “Gees Bend” by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder. Reservations required for this one-night free performance. Call 912-358-3190.  Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium, Savannah State University

Feb. 15, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tales of Landings and Legacies: African Americans in Georgia’s Fisheriespresented  by the SSU-NOAA  African American Oral History Project.  Sponsored by and held at The Pinpoint  Heritage Museum. 9924 Pin Point Ave. Call 912-358-4289  for information.

Feb. 16, 5 p.m. – Songs and Stories of Faith, Resistance and Freedom featuring Storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste and Second African Baptist Church “Inspirational Voices” Choir.  Second African Baptist Church, 123 Houston St.

Feb 17-21

Bright Star Children’s Touring Theatre – Special closed presentations in Savannah- Chatham County Schools. Productions include “Heroes of the Underground Railroad,” “ Aesop’s Fables,” and “Let It Shine (Story of the Civil Rights Movement).” Presented in part by Gulfstream, the Mary Lane Morrison Foundation & Target .

Feb. 18 –  Opening Exhibition by Sam Nhlengethwa. Presented by SCAD. Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Boulevard.  For group tours call 912.525.7191 or visit  www.scadmoa.org).

Feb. 18,  5:00 p.m. – Lecture
by Theaster Gates.  P
resented by SCAD in conjunction with deFINE ART.  Generous support from the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation. www.jacobandgwendolynlawrence.org.  Free and open to the public.

SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Boulevard

Feb 19,  6 p.m. Annual Black History Program presented  by the City of Savannah, Parks and Recreation Services Dept.  Free and open to the public. Savannah Civic Center, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 Oglethorpe Ave.

Feb 20,  6:30 p.m.

Bright Star Children’s Touring Theatre – “Heroes of the Underground Railroad.”  Presented in part by Gulfstream,  the Mary Lane Morrison Foundation, Target, & First African Baptist Church of East Savannah. Free and open to the public. First African Baptist Church of  East Savannah, 402 Treat Ave.

Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Spelman College Women’s Jazz Ensemble Concert – a Tribute Concert to the Late Ben Tucker. Presented in part by Seacrest Partners and The Lutheran Church of the Ascension. Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull St. on Wright Square

Feb 22, 2 – 5 p.m.

Celebrating the King-Tisdell Cottage Museum’s Re-Opening. Featured presentation -“Let It Shine (Story of the Civil Rights Movement)”  by Bright Star Children’s Touring Theatre – Dedicated to the Late W. W. Law & the Late Clinton Powell. The Beach Institute African American Cultural Center, 502 East Harris St. Guided tours of the Cottage follow at 3:15 p.m.: King-Tisdell Cottage Museum. 514 East  Huntington St.  Presented in part by Gulfstream, the Mary Lane Morrison Foundation, Target & the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundtion.

 

Feb. 23, 4 p.m.

W.W. Law,  Civil Rights and the NAACP. Presented by the NAACP-Savannah Branch.  Experience the influence of W.W. Law on the monthly Mass Meetings during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.  Location TBA

 

All Festival Performances and Activities are Free and Open to the Public.

*Events, dates, times, performers and locations are subject to change.

Visit  www.sbhf.flashboombangmedia.com for Updates; or Call 912-358-4309

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