10 Events Celebrating Black Artistry for Black History Month

Ms. Lauryn Hill: A Diaspora Calling!
February 23

In these days of tension, tumult, and transition, Ms. Lauryn Hill takes the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for her MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series featuring guest performances celebrating the many facets of cultural and artistic beauty represented within the African diaspora… Read More →

A Leader in Afro-Cuban Culture
February 2 – May 5

Known for denouncing racism and discrimination in Cuban society, the work of artist Juan Robetro Diago is the subject of The Cooper Gallery’s latest exhibition, Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban PresentRead More →

A Stylishly Contemplative Play
Now – March 4 | BosTix Deal Available

Company One Theatre presents the New England premiere of playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Really, a new play that explores how photography influences time and memory… Read More →

Legacies of Two Contemporary Artists
Now – August 6

In Wilson/Cortor, the MFA celebrates the legacies of John Wilson and Eldzier Cortor, two artists dedicated to an exploration of the African-American experience… Read More →

Regina Carter Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald
February 10

Jazz violinist and MacArthur “Genius” Regina Carter performs a program inspired by the legendary and incomparable Ella Fitzgerald at Sanders Theatre… Read More →

A Musical Architect
February 15

Entrancing critics from The New York Times to Rolling Stone toThe Wall Street Journal, British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula brings her unique sound to The Sinclair… Read More →

A Timely, Thrilling Drama
February 17 – March 11 | BosTix Deal Available

Zeitgeist Stage presents Exit Strategy, Ike Holter’s piercing play about a dilapidated public school targeted for closure and the power struggles that ensue to keep it open… Read More →

Impolite-ic Politics on Exhibition
February 2 – March 15

Artist Patrick Earl Hammie is joined by Matthew Ivan Cherry and Cesar Conde in a new exhibition at Lesley University, which uses portraiture as a genre to address global, social, political, and controversial issues… Read More →

Wrestling with Freedom
February 17 – 26

Written and directed by Jacqui Parker, Wrestling with Freedom at Hibernian Hall connects African-American history to the country’s present predicament… Read More →

Celebrating Black History Through Dance
February 25

Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts presents Sankofa, a soul-stirring and toe-tapping celebration of African-American history through the present, at the at the Strand Theatre… Read More →

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