January 21, 2011

ML King Gospel Fest

Annual community concert honoring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 25, 2011

Celebrating Courage via Jazz, Spoken Word

Participants will enjoy the music of a jazz band and listening to students and/or staff present a piece of their choice in the form of poetry or spoken words about courage. Light refreshments will be served.

January 29, 2011

African American Cultural Center Reunion

Full day of events starting at 10 a.m., which include luncheon with Louis Castenell, former dean of UGA's College of Education as keynote speaker; town hall meeting facilitated by Dawn Bennett-Alexander, a faculty member in UGA's Terry College of Business; business expo for alumni and students; and performance by comedian Benji Brown with guest D.J. Mello. Registration and ticket information available here: http://www.uga.edu/aacc/events/aacc_alumni.html.

February 02, 2011

APERO: “Waiting to Be Invited”

Reading of S.M. Shephard-Massat's play. Part of the APERO Brown Bag Lecture Series.

February 13, 2011

“If It Ain’t Got That Swing”

Play that confronts age-old stereotypes faced by African-Americans with a twist of inspiration and laughter. Tickets: UGA students $10, others $15.

Jazz at the Chapel: Jazz Valentines

UGA Classic City Jazz performs a variety of jazz, swing, bop, ballads, Latin, funk, fusion and more.

February 16, 2011

“Ruined”

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play that uses humor and song to address the realities of war in the Congo. Show is about women survivors. Tickets: UGA students $7, others $10. Feb. 15-20, all shows 8 p.m. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Feb. 20.

February 17, 2011

Supernatural Courage: Love, Passion, Sacrifice

  • Type: Performances
  • Sponsored By: UGA Black Theatrical Ensemble
  • When: February 17, 2011 10:00 pm
  • Where: Tate Reception Hall
  • For more information: Bridgette Burton,

The Black Theatrical Ensemble (BTE) is celebrating courage in the only way they know how...THROUGH THE ARTS! They put on performances because they love it! They write and direct plays because they have the passion for it! And they sacrifice time, energy, and their spirits to spreading the arts to the University and Athens community. Join BTE as they celebrate the arts with performances by BTE, students in University Theatre, Pamoja Dance Company, LGBT Resource Center and the Beta Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. This event is dedicated to Lynwoodt B. Jenkins. This program is a Blue Card event.

February 22, 2011

Glory Bound: A Voyage Through the Underground Railroad

The program is a guided interactive tour of a mock up of the Underground Railroad. Those in attendance will experience the voyage as if they were slaves in search of freedom.

February 24, 2011

Faculty Solo Recital

Harpist Monica Hargrave, an affiliate faculty member with the Institute for African American Studies, performs. Tickets: $5.

February 25, 2011

Celebrating Courage: Re-enactment and Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Davenport-Benham Black Law Students Association, the event included a re-enactment of the legal trial that opened the door for Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes to enroll at UGA. This portrayal was followed by a panel exploring the legal issues and events surrounding the desegregation of the university. This event was part the 50th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA. View video here.

March 01, 2011

The Culmination:  B.o.B Live in Concert Opening Acts: The Ecotones & Sweet Dreams

Tickets go on sale Monday, February 14. Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 at the door for students on the Athens campus.  Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door for the general public.