February Events

King Liz 

Feb. 16-19, 8:00-10:30 p.m.

Semel Theater, Tufte Performance and Production Center

Tickets: www.aestages.org

Sponsored by Emerson Stage with Performing Arts and directed by Fernanda Coppel, this play explores themes of race and socioeconomic status as it follows the career paths of a black female sports agent and a young Afro-Latin teenage athlete.


Black Rainbow Ball 

Feb.17, 8:00 p.m.

Courtyard Mariott Downtown

A night of dinner and dancing to benefit The Theater Offensive while celebrating Black History Month. Tickets will be $5.


A Lecture and Screening with Pablo Martinez Zarate 

Feb. 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Pablo Martinez Zarate, a filmmaker, artist, professor, and writer from Mexico City, will give lecture titled “War Machines as a Principle of Media Design: A Critical Pedagogy for Times of Crisis.” The lecture will be followed by a screening of three short films on territory, memory, and imagination.


Tracy K. Smith Conversation and Reading 

Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.

Beard Room, Little Building

Tracy K. Smith, critically acclaimed poet and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University, will engage in conversation with Richard Hoffman, followed by a reading at 6 p.m. Part of the WLP Reading Series.


Kizomba Dance Workshop 

Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m.

Paramount Studio 2

Learn Afro-Caribbean dance with an instructor from Masacote Dance School.


Rewriting Race 

Feb. 27, 8:00 p.m.

Walker 522

An evening with award-winning poet Clint Smith, sponsored by Emerson Poetry Project. Part of EBONI’s Black History Month celebration.

Lucie Pereira