Harlem Stage events in March

FILM/DISCUSSION

Wednesday, March 9

HARLEM STAGE ON SCREEN PRESENTS: SONIA SANCHEZ: SHAKE LOOSE MEMORIES by Jamal Joseph 7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (at West. 135th St.)

Tickets: $10 at http://www.HarlemStage.org or 212.281.9240, ext. 19 or 20

A rebel and revolutionist in his own right, Jamal Joseph is a filmmaker that has stirred up the world of documentary filmmaking. Join us for the viewing of this film and a discussion with Ms. Sanchez.

THEATRE
Saturday, March 19
FAMILY SERIES PRESENTS: THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO

3:00 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (at West. 135th St.)
Tickets: $10 at http://www.HarlemStage.org or 212.281.9240, ext. 19 or 20

Experience this one-man theatrical adaption of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that chronicles the life of Oscar de Leon. Elvis Nolasco plays an overweight Dominican boy growing up obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels, who then falls in love and has to deal with the curse that has plagued his family for generations. In a masterfully told tale of epic proportions, Diaz sheds light on the Dominican-American experience and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss.

MUSIC
Friday, March 11
HARLEM STRIDE PRESENTS: MARCUS STRICKLAND QUARTET

with the Tap Messengers of NY
7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (at West. 135th St.)
Tickets: $15 at http://www.HarlemStage.org or 212.281.9240, ext. 19 or 20

Featuring four superb musicians who are shaking up the scene, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and his quartet distinctively blend the sounds of jazz, hip hop, soul, and world music. Inspired by the legendary Jazz Messengers the evening opens with The Tap Messengers of New York.

Friday, March 25
UPTOWN NIGHTS PRESENTS: SOUL: REMIXED, REVISITED & RECONSTRUCTED

With Marc Cary, The Crowd, Arin Maya, TreZure Empire, and Len Xiang

7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (at West. 135th St.)
Tickets: $20 at http://www.HarlemStage.org or 212.281.9240, ext. 19 or 20

What’s past is prologue when post-bop jazz pianist/composer Marc Cary is joined by emerging soulsters ArinMaya, The Crowd, TreZure Empire, Len ‘Tuac’ Xiang and winners from Harlem Stage’s “Got Soul?” competition. Backed by a powerhouse band, these talented artists remix, revisit and reconstruct the soul movement of the ’90s and new millennium, with songs from the unforgettable albums of artists like D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Musiq, Bilal, Lauryn Hill, and more.

SPOKEN WORD
Thursday, March 17
EDUCATION ON HARLEM STAGE PRESENTS: UPTOWN OPEN
5:00 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (at West. 135th St.)
Tickets: FREE!

Calling all teen poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists with something to say! Sign up to share your powerful and important voices in this open mic monthly series. Outfitted with youth DJs, this safe, uncensored space provides a platform for you speak up. And if you’re simply young at heart, come show some love for the next generation of performing artists.

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