Here are some of the Baltimore Kwanzaa activities scheduled this week:
* Dec. 26: Maria Broom at 1 p.m. at Eubie Blake Center, 409 N. Charles St.; festivities at 3 p.m. at Mondawmin Mall.
* Dec. 27: Festivities from 2 to 6 p.m. at City Hall in the Curran Room on the fourth floor; festivities from 6-9 p.m. at Triumph Baptist Church, 2200 Oliver St.
* Dec. 28: Nubian Arts Cultural Center Community African Dance Class at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill YMCA, 1601 Druid Hill Ave. Admission is $1; festivities from 1-4 p.m. at Triumph Baptist Church, 2200 Oliver St.; Ancestors' Roots celebration from 5-9 p.m. at the Park Heights Street Academy annex, 2713 Shirley Ave.; a celebration and candlelight ceremony from 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. at the National Association of Kawaida Organizations, 205 Clay St.; Kwanzaa jam featuring Third Eye, a Washington, D.C. reggae band, at 10 p.m. at Kromah Gallery, 429 N. Eutaw St., $10 in advance, $13 at the door. African attire optional. light buffet. dancing and cash bar.
* Dec. 31: Kwanzaa New Years' Gala with live jazz, reggae and Soca music and dancing starts at 10 p.m. buffet, champagne, party favors, cash bar. $35 per person in advance.