TODAY, FEB. 4
"Heroes in Engineering and Technology," Cable Channel 17. Program four of a six-part documentary will be an hourlong feature on men in the engineering and technology professions. The program will be broadcast at 6 p.m.
TOMORROW, FEB. 5
"Cry Freedom," Heubeck Lounge, Goucher College, 337-6333. The film, starring Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline, portrays a South African political movement. No admission charge.
"The Impact of Columbus on African-Americans and Native Americans," Knott Hall 02, Loyola College, 617-2988. Dr. Wendy Wilson of UMBC and Archie Lynch of the Baltimore Indian Center will lead discussion, 4-6 p.m.
"Salute to African-American Musical Theatre 1850-1991," Arena Playhouse, 801 McCulloh St., 728-6500. Arena Players Youtheatre presents a program at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Also, programs on Feb. 7, 8, and 10. Admission: $3.
THURSDAY, FEB. 6
Book signing with Audrey Edwards, Central Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral St., 396-5494. The editor of Essence magazine will speak on her latest book, "Children of the Dream: The Psychology of Black Success." Admission is free, but by reservation only. Reservations must be made by Feb. 3.
"People of Color," Reisterstown Road Plaza, 764-3222. A weekend arts and entertainment festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. through Feb. 8. Works of both professional and amateur artists.
"Great Black American Entertainers," Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, 889-1993. The Baltimore Film Forum will open its series "Great Blacks on Film: Spirit of Change, Legacy of Hope" at 8 p.m. A reception will be held before the screening. Admission: $10.
FRIDAY, FEB. 7
"Heroes and Teachers," Dundalk Gallery, Dundalk Community College, 285-9884. Opening reception for exhibition by Workshop Inc. Studio, under the direction of silk-screen printmaker Lou Stovall. The reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lecture by Cicely Tyson, Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 337-6333. 8 p.m. Winner of two Emmy Awards for Best Actress for role in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" will speak at 8 p.m. Admission: $7; $4 for students and senior citizens.
"Mapantsula," Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, 889-1993. Baltimore Film Forum will present this anti-apartheid film. Admission: $5; $4 for students, seniors and film forum and museum members.
SATURDAY, FEB. 8
Stories at the Top, Top of the World Observation Level and Museum in the World Trade Center, 837-4515. Temujin, The Storyteller will perform from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission: $1 for children and seniors; $2 for other adults.
Ron Brown's Evidence, Dance Place, 3225 8th St., N.E., Washington, DC, (202) 269-1600. In their Washington debut, the company performs dances that address social issues. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. and on Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. Admission: $10; $8 for students, seniors and professional artists; $4 for teens 13 to 17 years.
SUNDAY, FEB. 9
African-American Cultural Festival, Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St., 547-9000. A celebration of Black History Month will feature the Morgan State University Choir, KanKouran West African Dance Company, storyteller Alice McGill, and the Positive Vibrations reggae band. The festival will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The program is free.
Family Day, Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, 396-6314. Annual celebration will begin with "Underground Railroad, Not a Subway," a new performance about the lives of African-American freedom fighters by Dr. Schroeder Cherry and
his company of puppets. Informal concerts, demonstrations, gallery talks, and kids' activities are also scheduled. At 3 p.m., a BMA docent will lead a tour of the exhibit "Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of Narrative Paintings."
"Great Ladies of Jazz and Blues," Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St., 396-1300. Singer/actress Sandra Reaves Phillips will present her show at 3 p.m. during Urban Services African-American Arts and Heritage Festival. Contribution: $12.50.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
Women's Sekere Ensemble, Owl's Nest Lounge, Learning Resource Center, Harford Community College, (301) 836-4206. The talented group of female percussionists, directed by Omomola Iyabunmi, will perform a concert at 11:30 a.m. No admission charge.
"Heroes in Law and Politics," Cable Channel 17. Program 5 of a six part documentary will be an hourlong feature on men in law and politics. The program will be broadcast at 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 625-4230. Under the direction of choreographer Judith Jamison, the dance troupe will present five performances Feb. 13-16. Tickets are $27-$40.