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Around Town Rundown: Week of Monday, Feb 19 2018

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Dance Party

Share in libations and cut some rugs! Soulelujah is about throwing it way, way back to your grandmother’s grandmother’s dance party. Enjoy a mix of soul, funk, doo-wop and vintage music from around the globe being spun by D. Strange and DJ Little Town. This free, all ages event takes place at Square Cat Vinyl on Saturday, Feb 24 between 9 p.m and 12 a.m. Learn more at facebook.com/pg/squarecatvinyl/events. 


Indy Reads Books Club: Kindred

Join Indy Reads Book Club and dive into “Kindred,” the story of amodern-day Black woman who finds herself drawn back in time and transported to the antebellum South. This science fiction classic is available from Indy Reads Books for $16.00. This is an open book club and attendees can join at any time and read as much of the book as they wish. The next meeting takes place on Saturday, Feb. 24 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. See more of Indy Read’s upcoming events at indyreadsbooks.org. 


Black Future

While reflecting on the past is the focus of Black history month, a group of creatives are looking to the present and the future of Black art by bringing in artists and asking them to express themselves. This reading takes place Feb. 23 at 8:30 p.m. at Future Friends Gallery, 1043 Virginia Ave Suite 213.  Your $5 suggested donation will go to the talented artists who will be participating in the event.


The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Adults are invited for a discussion of the book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” a powerful collection of essays that offer a chorus of evidence that the burden is real. A panel of contributors to the book will share their thoughts on the issue and discuss how our nation can move forward. This discussion takes place Friday Feb 23 at 6:30 p.m at Central Library’s Center for Black Literature & Culture. The event is free and attendees can preregister on Eventbrite. 


Village Voices

Villages Voices: Notes from the Griot is an interactive artistic experience that utilizes musicians, dancers and artists to tell the stories of African‐Americans in the arts whose works are either unknown or underperformed. The performance takes place on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m at the JCC Indianapolis. Tickets are $23.16 for adults and $9.45 for children.

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