Black History Month celebrations this week include jazz concerts, learning about civil rights pioneers and journeys of self-discovery. Writers and artists can learn a few things from a professional as well.
Feb. 26-27: 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival
Listen to the cool jazz sounds of the 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival broadcast live from the Creative Arts Alliance Theater. The concert features artists from the U.S. and Europe and celebrates the album Django & His American Friends recorded in the 1930′s. Friday and Saturday concerts are both at 7:30 p.m. and workshops run Saturday 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets prices are $25-$30 per concert, $30-$35 for each workshop and a full festival pass cost $100. creativealliance.org. Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
(HANDOUT) Feb. 26: Black women and Civil Rights
Learn about the Black women that were essential to the Civil Rights movement at the “Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement” Friday. Take part in discussions about the contributions of activists like Ruby Dee and Angela Davis. To register for this event sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library call (410) 662-4363. prattlibrary.org. Friday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(HANDOUT) Ongoing: My Anti-Racist Journey
Chronicle your own journey of discovery in the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s “My Anti-Racist Journey.” Write or draw about yourself, your neighbors and cultures different than your own. Create change and share your findings on the library’s website. You can drop your work off in the book drop of your local branch or email your response to ChildrensAntiRacism.DEICouncil@prattlibrary.org, Submit your response by March 1.
(HANDOUT) Feb. 27: Author/artist Don Tate shares his experiences
Book lovers can learn tips of the trade at the How To Be A Children’s Book Author and Illustrator: One Artist’s Journey. Author/artist Don Tate will share his experiences, teach drawing techniques and take questions at the virtual event Saturday sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Public Library. Register for this event at aacpl.net.
(HANDOUT) Feb. 27: Terry Koger Quintet
The Terry Koger Quintet will play jazz music that spans from the 1800′s to now at Saturday’s live streaming concert. The performance by the local band honors Black History Month. Tickets cost $10. andiemusiklive.com. Saturday 7 p.m.