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Afro-American Newspapers exhibit -- The exhibit The Afro-American Newspapers: Celebrating 115 Years of Breaking News, Capturing History, Preserving Legacy runs through Feb. 29 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Free. 410-396-5430 or epfl.net.

Today

African cinema -- See the traveling series of films by African directors at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free. Discussion at 11 a.m.; movies start at 1 p.m. 443-573-1832 or artbma.org.

Feb. 4

Malcolm X -- View the movie and discuss the noted civil rights leader at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Hamilton branch, 5910 Harford Road. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. 410-396-6088 or epfl.net.

Feb. 8

Music makers -- Attend the '70s Soul Jam to hear the sounds of the Delfonics, the Stylistics, the Chi-lites and the Manhattans at the Show Place Arena, 14955 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 8 p.m. $41.50-$74. 410-547-7328 or ticket master.com.

Feb. 9

Dressmakers -- Rosemary E. Reed Miller discusses her book, The Threads of Time: The Fabric of History, at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor branch, 3601 Eastern Ave. 11 a.m. Free. 410-396-1580 or epfl.net.

We are one -- Explore multiculturalism and find out how blacks, Latinos and Afro-Mexicans relate to each other in a discussion with Benjamin Vinson, director of the Center for Africana Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Free with admission. 443-263-1800 or africanamerican culture.org.

Feb. 9 and 10

Laughing out loud -- Comedian Chris Rock brings his comedy to the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9; 7 p.m. Feb. 10. $52.50-$72.50. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com.

Feb. 10

Family day -- Storytelling, music and dance performances by Coyaba Dance Theatre and Dance Place Step Team, gallery tours and hands-on art will be featured at Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. 443-573-1832 or artbma.org.

Feb. 14

More soul -- The soulful sounds of Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson and Ledisi come to the DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets Northwest, Washington. 8 p.m. $65. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com.

R&B; sounds -- The O'Jays, the Whispers and Jeffrey Osborne perform at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. 8 p.m. $58-$68. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com.

Valentine's -- Tour the Baltimore Museum of Art, then dine with your sweetheart at Gertrude's at the museum, 10 Art Museum Drive. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Tour: $15-$20. Fee at Gertrude's. 443-573-1825 for tour, 410-889-3399 for Gertrude's, or go to artbma.org.

Feb. 16

Roots -- Genealogy workshop for kids ages 8 to 12 with genealogist Julia Porter at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. $6-$7. 443-263-1800 or africanamericanculture.org.

Book club -- Journalist Betty De Ramus discusses couples in Forbidden Fruit, Love Stories From the Underground Railroad at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Free with admission. 443-263-1800 or african americanculture.org.

Feb. 17

Milt Jackson -- Hear the vibe of Milt Jackson through the sounds of musicians Joe Locke, Mike LeDonne, Bob Cranshaw and Mickey Roker at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. 5 p.m.; preconcert gallery tour at 4 p.m. $10-$27. 410-385-5888 or baltimorechamber jazz.org.

Feb. 23

The fight for freedom -- Two documentary films, A Time for Burning and The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, will be shown at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor branch, 3601 Eastern Ave. 1 p.m. Free. 410-396-1580 or epfl.net.

Black America -- Maryland Greater Baltimore Urban League President J. Howard Henderson will discuss the black male in crisis in "The State of Black America 2007, Portrait of the Black Male" at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Pennsylvania Avenue branch, 1531 W. North Ave. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. 410-396-0399 or epfl.net.

Feb. 24

Zora lives -- Their Eyes Were Watching God, based on Zora Neale Hurston's book, will be shown at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 2 p.m. Free with admission. 443-263-1800 or african americanculture.org.

Feb. 27

Wordsmith -- Jill Scott brings her spoken word set to music to the Lyric Opera House, 140 Mount Royal Ave. 8 p.m. $50-$93. 410-547-7328 or ticket master.com.

Feb. 28

40 years later -- Reps. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore and John R. Lewis of Atlanta reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who died April 4, 1968, at Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. 443-263-1800 or africanamerican culture.org.

March 1

Freedom fight -- Authors Katherine Kenny and Eleanor Randrup discuss the Baltimore native who is the subject of their book Juanita Jackson Mitchell: Freedom Fighter at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Free with admission. 443-263-1800 or africanamerican culture.org.

March 2

Documentary -- Standing on My Sister's Shoulders, a documentary about Mississippi in the 1950s and 1960s from the perspective of women who lived then, will be shown at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 2 p.m. Free with admission. 443-263-1800 or african americanculture.org.

March 8

Tubman matrix -- Children ages 7 to 14 will be asked to decode the secrets of the Underground Railroad as traveled by Harriet Tubman, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. $10 per child; one parent free with each child admission. 443-263-1800 or africanamericanculture.org.

March 9

On the bus -- The Rosa Parks Story, a TV film about the life of the woman whose act started the civil rights movement, will be shown at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 2 p.m. Free with admission. 443-263-1800 or african americanculture.org.

March 15

Black inventor -- Discuss The Black Rose: The Dramatic Story of Madam C.J. Walker, America's First Black Female Millionaire at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Free with admission. 443-263-1800 or africanamericanculture.org.

March 30

Sister love -- Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, a film about two sisters who lived past 100, will be shown at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 Pratt St. 2 p.m. Free with admission. 443-263-1800 or africanamerican culture.org.

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