It is time for our weekly casual Friday posts! As I’m sure not a lot of you will know, February is National Black History Month. This is celebrated every year in America and Canada; and in the UK in October. This remembrance month was set up in 1926, but was originally just for the second week of February. As the more people started to get involved it was decided that the whole month would be dedicated to it.
The main idea behind this month is to celebrate and remember the rich African and Caribbean History and iconic members of society that have had an influence on black history. During this month a diverse selection of events are going on in Vancouver, so be sure to keep an eye out for posters and such around the city.
To help you out a bit I’ve made a list of things to do that you might find interesting:
Thursday, February 9 – Saturday, March 10
THEATRE: Intimate Apparel
The Arts Club Theatre | Granville Island Stage
1585 Johnston Street
Friday, February 10 (8 pm)
Stayed on Freedom! A Musical Celebration of Black History Month
St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
SW corner of Burrard and Nelson
Saturday, February 11
(Beginners 6-7 pm, Advanced 7-8 pm) African Drumming Classes
2120 Commercial Drive
Click here for more information about the events mentioned above.
Thursday, February 23 (doors at 6:30pm)
PERFORMANCE: Skins & Steel Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street
Monday, February 27 (7pm)
MOVIE: The Mighty Jerome Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level Central Library
350 West Georgia Street
Enrich your knowledge of Black History and visit one of these events; it’s always a great way to meet new people as well!