Friday, March 9, 2012

☞ SEE: Around Harlem this Weekend

Saturday, March 10th, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, Cuba: An African Odyssey at the Schomburg, 515 Malcom X Blvd/ Lenox Avenue at 135th Street. Cuba: An African Odyssey tells the previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions. FREE! For registration, go to or call (212) 491-2040.

Saturday, March 10th, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive (between 120th & 122nd Street).   The Riverside Church will make the life of one lucky metropolitan area bride-to-be that much easier, by providing the chance to win a free wedding ceremony at the historic Church during its Annual Wedding Open House.  At the event, attendees will get to tour the Church’s chapels and reception spaces, enjoy the traditional elegance of The Riverside Church’s beautiful architecture, sample wedding cake and partake in a champagne toast. The icing on the (wedding) cake will be a raffle drawing in which one lucky couple will win a free wedding ceremony. The event is free and anyone interested in attending should RSVP to 212-870-6762 or email

Sunday, March 11th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, The Bearden Project Gallery Tour, Studio Museum in Harlem,144 West 125th Street, east of ACP/7th Avenue. Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of The Bearden Project led by a knowledgeable Museum educator. The Bearden Project brings together new work by contemporary artists who have all been influenced by twentieth century master, Romare Bearden. The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome. RSVPs are required: LINK

Sunday, March 11th, 7:30PM, The Story of Lovers Rock at the Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue at 127th Street. The Story of Lovers Rock documents a musical movement in Britain that defined a generation in the late '70s and '80s. Lovers Rock is romantic reggae that was uniquely British. It developed from a small UK scene to become a global brand through the likes of UB40 and Maxi Priest. Lovers Rock was particularly influential to a new generation of black British young women and men who identified with this music that reflected their experiences. The film combines live performances with some of the Kings and Queens of Lovers Rock with comedy sketches, interviews and archive material. Interviews include Denis Bovell, UB40, Levi Roots Linton Kwesi Johnson, Angie La Ma, Maxi Priest, Mykaell Riley. $10 suggested ticket donation.  More details on the Maysles site: LINK

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