Feburary is Black History Month, an annual observance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. BRIC has a variety of events and media assets of interest that spotlight and celebrate Black artists and media makers. 


 

1) COMMUNITY DANCE CLASS WITH RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY

MON, FEB 6 | 6:30PM | Free w/ RSVP 
All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us for a series of Community Dance Classes taught by Ronald K. Brown and members of his company, Evidence, A Dance Company, which blends traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word providing a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. These Community Classes, accessible for all ages and skill levels, are rooted in the Company's fusion aesthetic and are the perfect alternative to another boring day at the gym. Come discover the joy of dance! No previous experience necessary.

 

2) THE STOOP SERIES: BLACK ACTRESS MAGIC - BLACK FEMALE DIVERSITY IN TV & FILM

TUES, FEB 7 | 7PM | Free w/ RSVP 
Acclaimed Brooklyn-based actress Cassandra Freeman (Luke CageThe Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story, Blue Caprice, Atlanta, Single Ladies) leads a panel including Toni Belafonte (Cope TV, Last Lost Love, What Would You Do?, The O2, SupermodelAndrea Lewis (Black Actress web series), and Santana Caress Benitez (She's Gotta Have It), as they discuss obstacles Black Women face in the industry, while posing some concrete solutions for inclusion.

 

3) B SCENE: BLACK TV MATTERS: CAPTURING THE PURSUIT OF FREEDOM

SAT, FEB 11 | 2-4PM | WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER | Free w/ RSVP
In conjunction with Weeksville Heritage Center's exhibition, In the Pursuit of Freedom, Brooklyn Free Speech will be on hand for a midday screening celebrating African-American history and traditions. Witness community produced shorts that portrait various facets of Black American Life through satire, art and activism. Hosted by Brooklyn Free Speech's own Matthew Allen & Jessica Mason.

 

4) BRIC HOUSE SESSIONS: ROY AYERS / SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE

THU, FEB 16 | 8PM | $15 Adv/$18 Door
Legendary vibraphonist Roy Ayers kicks-off BRIC House Sessions with an electrifying jazz-funk set for all ages and BK’s Shareef Keyes jam on the Stoop. Lauded as the “godfather of Neo-Soul,” Roy Ayers' music has inspired generations of musicians and listeners across genres, and he is often cited as the most-sampled jazz artist in hip-hop history. The funk-hip hop jams from Shareef Keyes & The Groove will energize BRIC’s Stoop for a “get-down and dance” good time. 


For more information on all of BRIC's events and programs, view our CALENDAR >>