Black History Month 2022

Black History Month 2022Our top picks for celebrating Black History Month
While there are many events around the Bay Area to celebrate Black History Month, we have put together a list of some of our top picks. However you plan to celebrate, take a pause and honor the great variety of ways Black Americans have contributed to our community, culture, and society. It is genuinely inspiring!

Black History Month Community Hike
Saturday, February 19th from 7 AM to 12 Noon
Unite as a community to remember our ancestors and pay homage to those living today. Free registration, donations are appreciated.

Lake Chabot Regional Park
17600 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley
Get more information and register for free on Eventbrite.

Faye & The Folks
Sundays, February 20th and 27th starting at 6 PM
This concert series celebrating Black History Month features Faye Carol teaming up with some of the greatest musicians of our time. On February 20th, the All-Star Sextet will feature Steve Turre, Dennis Chambers, and Elena Pinderhughes. On February 27th they will feature pedal steel guitar virtuoso, Robert Randolph.

Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
410 14th Street in Oakland
Learn more and purchase tickets at AllEvents.

Film Screening of Evolutionary Blues, West Oakland’s Music Legacy
Thursday, February 24th from 6 to 9 PM
Enjoy a full-length documentary featuring interviews with more than 30 artists who regularly played in clubs and music venues that lined the blocks of Seventh Street before a charge for “urban renewal” decimated the thriving, self-sustaining Oakland Black community. There will be a Q&A with film director Cheryl Fabio after the screening.

Grand Lake Theatre
3200 Grand Avenue in Oakland
Get the details and purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Black Joy Parade
Sunday, February 27th at 12:30 PM
Enjoy this fifth annual free parade and festival to celebrate the Black experience past, present, and future. Following the parade, The Black Joy Parade celebration will be held on 19th and Broadway with booths featuring 200+ local artists, craftsmen, food vendors, and performers.

14th and Broadway, Oakland
Get the details on the Black Joy Parade website.

Museum of the African Diaspora
The MoAD museum is an amazing cultural resource. If you haven’t made it into SF to view their galleries, February is a fantastic month to visit.

Amoako Boafo—Soul of Black Folks
Through February 27th in the third-floor gallery
Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks, is the premier museum solo exhibition for Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo. Soul of Black Folks is a timely exploration into the varying strategies that Boafo employs within his practice to capture the essence of the Black figure.

Billie Zangewa—Thread for a Web Begun
Through February 27th in the Dignity Health Gallery
Thread for a Web Begun, Malawi-born, Johannesburg-based artist, Billie Zangewa’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition will include examples of the artist’s work from the past 15 years, as well as new pieces made specifically for the show. The exhibition comes at an important time for Zangewa, whose career has developed primarily in Europe and South Africa.

SFJAZZ and MoAD co-present
Concert with Martin Luther McCoy
Saturday, February 26th at 4 PM
In celebration of Black History Month and the closing weekend of the current exhibitions on view at MoAD, along with SFJAZZ, presents a concert with Martin Luther McCoy.

San Francisco native Martin Luther McCoy will bless the space with a performative excavation of Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks. With original and repurposed found film and video as the backdrop along with original music, Luther comes to MoAD to close the exhibition with his signature mix of blues-drenched R&B and griot storytelling from a classic soul point of view.

This concert is free with museum admission.
Learn more and reserve tickets on the MoAd Website.

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St (at 3rd) in San Francisco

Black Power
Ongoing exhibit
Uncover the history of the Black Power movements in California with this compelling addition to the Gallery of California History. This new installation illustrates the creative ways Black anti-racist activists in California supported their communities and challenged the government.

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street in Oakland
Learn more and purchase entry tickets on the OMCA website.

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