Cultivating Black Brilliance since 2016

February 2024

upcoming Events

GRANT WRITING DAY PARTY

Saturdays through March 23
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute


Join "The Grant Goddess" Tana Yasu for a Grant Writing Day Party! We will look for and write grants together. RSVP limited to 25 in-person seats. Food and refreshments will be provided.

HEALING african drum class

Mondays Starting February 12
Seniors @ 2:00pm | Youth @ 4pm | Adults @ 5:30pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute


Presented by the Hawk Foundation. Let's use the healing vibrations of our ancestors to transform our lives in this multi- generational drumming class with master drummer Javeon Byrd. The Hawk Foundations Executive Director, Javoen Byrd, will be facilitating a weekly drum circle at Langston HughesPerforming Arts Institute. We will be using an evidence based protocol from Remo Drums and also teaching the community about the history of various drum and African cultures. Come out and connect to the rhythm of your soul, while also learning about West African music history.

IMPROV FOR ALL

Wednesdays starting February 21
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute


For all experience levels. Learn how to take bigger risks, build your self-confidence, and have fun being your truest self! You will get the most out of this course by dropping in consistently each week, as there will be a new element to focus on in each class. Then we'll introduce more complex games throughout the 2nd half of the course. At the end of the 8 weeks, we will have a show at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, so your friends and family will be able to see all of your hard work!

SINCE I BEEN DOWN

February 24 | 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute


As part of our Fade to Black film series, join LANGSTON for a special screening of Gilda Sheppard's Since I Been Down and post-film talkback. In the film we meet Kimonti Carter and the innovative prisoner education program he founded: TEACH. The film unravels why children commit violent crime and how these children – now adults – are breaking free from their fate by creating a model of justice that is transforming their lives, our humanity and a quality of life for all our children.

SPACE IS THE PLACE

February 25 | 7:00PM
SIFF Cinema Egyptian


LANGSTON and SIFF collaborate to present a mesmerizing screening of "Space is the Place," an avant-garde film that blends science fiction, Afrofuturism, and jazz. Held in the heart of Seattle, the event unfolded as a cosmic journey, with attendees immersed in the visionary narrative of Sun Ra, the legendary jazz composer. This is the first film in the Reel Black: SoulGenre film series, showing excellent Black genre movies once a month at the SIFF Egyptian!

Ijeoma Oluo: Be a Revolution

February 27 | 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute


Join LANGSTON and Seattle Public Library for an in-depth conversation and Q&A with author Ijeoma Oluo about her new book, Be a Revolution: How Everyday People Are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World―and How You Can, Too. Joining Oluo in conversation is Nikkita Oliver.

THE HUMAN FAMILY: A RECITAL

February 29 | 7:00PM (PST)
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute


Enjoy a recital featuring cast members from X: The Life of Times of Malcolm X. Joshua Conyers’ (Blue ’22) “tender baritone” (Opera News) will be joined by frequent Seattle Opera collaborators and chorus members sopranos Ibidunni Ojikutu (A Thousand Splendid Suns ’23, Porgy and Bess ’18, Creation Lab), and Ellaina Lewis (Blue ’22, Porgy and Bess ’18, From His Heart’s Deep Core) for an evening of music from across the ages.

FEBRUARY IS LANGSTON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

LIBERATION

All through the month of February, we’re centering our programming on the theme of LIBERATION. From the healing power of African drums to the launch of a new outreach program for the formerly incarcerated, join us all February as we seek to liberate our minds, bodies, and spirits.

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