Calendar

June 03, 2007

Events

June 3

"The Oracle" -- Family-friendly theatrical show with life-sized pup pets about an African princess, by the African Continuum Theatre, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Sprenger Theatre, 1333 H St. N.E., Washington. $17-$37. 202-399-7993.

Capital Jazz Fest -- Perform ances by Ramsey Lewis, Isaac Hayes, Najee, Take 6, Ledisi, the Brand New Heavies, featuring N'dea Davenport, the original Blackbyrds with Kevin Toney and others, beginning at noon at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

June 6-9

"Ray's Summer Days" -- Ray Lewis presents an array of events, in cluding a cocktail reception and auc tion at Martin's West at 7 p.m. June 7; a golf classic at Woodlands at 9 a.m. and a celebrity bowling tournament at Perry Hall Lanes at 6 p.m. June 8; a youth fitness clinic at Patterson Park at 10 a.m. and a celebrity paintball tournament at 1 p.m. June 9. Pro ceeds benefit the Ray Lewis Founda tion. For details and fees, call 305-535-9937 or go to rayssummerdays.com.

June 9

Hip-Hop Day -- "The Evolution of Hip Hop and Spoken Word: Old School to New School" program fea tures lectures, music and dance, noon-6 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African Ameri can History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. $5. 443-263-1875 or africanamericanculture.org.

June 13

Digital Underground live -- Alternative-rap group Digital Under ground and rappers Blowfly and Blueprint perform at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Concert starts at 8:30 p.m. $16 day of show; $14 in advance. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.

June 14

Film screening -- There will be a screening of the documentary film No! No!, which explores violence, sex ual assault and healing within Afri can-American communities. A dis cussion with community advocates and health officials follows the film. Event runs 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Regi nald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Cul ture, 830 E. Pratt St. $5. 443-263-1875 or africanamericanculture.org.

June 16

Walter Beasley concert -- The R&B and smooth jazz artist per forms at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., An napolis. $29.50. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

June 18

Author talk -- Brandon Bennett will discuss his book Moon in Gemini at 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1531 W. North Ave. Free. 410-396-0399 or www.epfl.net.

June 19

Juneteenth celebrations -- Visitors ages 6-12 can commemorate the history of the Buffalo Soldiers at a Juneteenth celebration at 11 a.m. at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1531 W. North Ave. Then at 4 p.m., visitors of all ages can enjoy stories and hands-on lessons on Juneteenth with Grandmother Edna. Free. 410-396-0399 or www.epfl.net.

June 21

India.Arie -- The soul singer-song writer takes the stage at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Doors open at 8 p.m. Concert starts at 9 p.m. $35. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive. com.

Summer jazz concert -- The band Gerrell performs jazz numbers at a concert celebrating Black Music Month, 6 p.m. at the Light Street Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1251 Light St. Free. 410-396-1096 or www.epfl.net.

July 6

Green Tea performance -- Neo-soul singer Green Tea performs, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Sec ond Floor Theatre, 830 E. Pratt St. $12-$15. 443-263-1875 or african americanculture.org.

July 6-8

African-American Heritage Festival -- Celebration with live music and entertainment, educa tional exhibits, crafts, food, more, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. July 6, noon-10 p.m. July 7 and noon-8 p.m. July 8 at Ori ole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St. Free. 410-235-4427 or aahf.net.

Through July 7

Black Music Month celebra tion -- The exhibit A Timeless Col lective -- Album Cover Retrospective takes place at the Eubie Blake Nation al Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. Admission $2; $1 for students ages 6-18. 410-225-3130 or eubieblake.org for hours.

July 14

Author talk -- Janus Adams dis cusses and signs copies of some of her books, including Sister Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African Ameri can Women's History, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Free with museum admission. 443-263-1875 or africanamericanculture.org.

July 15

WNBA All-Star Game -- The 2007 Women's National Basketball Associ ation All-Star Game will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Verizon Center, 601 F St. N.W., Washington. The game will be televised on ABC. Tickets are $10-$70. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

July 17

Author talk -- Lori Bryant-Wool ridge will discuss her book Weapons of Mass Seduction, which was a May Essence Book Club pick, 6:30 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Cen tral Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St. Free. 410-396-5430 or www.epfl.net.

July 20

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