Event Calendar

Events for Saturday, February 3, 2018

Conversos; Marranos; Anusim. Conversos; marranos; anusim: Who were these people? Were they Jews? Catholics? Something else altogether? Who decides?
9:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Dr. Shulamit Magnus, Professor Emerita of Oberlin College, and currently Professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, will lead the second of three sessions of our Scholar in Residence weekend. Morning services at 9:15, followed by a vegetarian-friendly luncheon about 12:20, then more teaching at 1:00. Come to one event ($20) or the whole weekend ($45). See web site or contact Joe Buchwald Gelles for further information or to register and pay for the program(s): 216-501-2761.
Beth El - The Heights Synagogue, 3246 Desota Avenue, Cleveland Heights 44118
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Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society class "African American History in Ohio"
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Presenter will be Deborah Abbott, OGS trustee and nationally renowned genealogy speaker. Many famous Africans have ties to Ohio. Join Debbie for a look into the history and how she researched these people. Fee $15. To register: foxreinhardt@usa.net.
Hassler Room of the WRHS Research Library in the Cleveland History Center at 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland OH 44106 Phone:(216) 721-5722 Ext 1509
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Babacar M'Baye at Mac's Backs
7:00 PM
Babacar M'Baye will discuss his book Black Cosmopolitanism and Anticolonialism: Pivotal Moments (Routledge, 2017).

The book examines the cosmopolitanism and anticolonialism that black intellectuals, such as the African American W.E.B. Du Bois, the Caribbeans Marcus Garvey and George Padmore, and the Francophone West Africans (Kojo Touvalou-Houénou, Lamine Senghor, and Léopold Sédar Senghor) developed during the two world wars by fighting for freedom, equality, and justice for Senegalese and other West African colonial soldiers (known as tirailleurs) who made enormous sacrifices to liberate France from German oppression.
Focusing on the solidarity between this special group of African American, Caribbean, and Francophone West African intellectuals against French colonialism, this book uncovers pivotal moments of black Anglophone and Francophone cosmopolitanism and traces them to published and archived writings produced between 1914 and the middle of the twentieth century.

He is also the author of The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influences in Early Black Diasporan Narratives (University Press of Mississippi, 2009) and co-author of Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts. (Scarecrow Press, 2013.)

Babacar M'Baye is Associate Professor of Pan-African Literature and Culture at Kent State University and has written extensively about African culture and history with expertise in black literature, black culture, postcolonialism, Black-Atlantic Studies and black cinema
Mac's Backs Books on Coventry (1820 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights.)

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8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Dobama Theatre presents the Cleveland produced premiere of GROUNDED by George Brant, directed by Alice Reagan.

An ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns home to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. GROUNDED is an epic poem that crafts an experience that is timely, human, and vital.
Winner of the Smith Prize for Political Theatre. GROUNDED features Anjanette Hall as the Pilot.

The show runs for 90 minutes with no intermission. Contains adult language and light effects.

1/17 Preview at 7:30pm
1/18 Preview at 7:30pm
1/19 Opening at 8:00pm
1/20 at 8:00pm
1/21 PAYC at 7:30pm

1/25 at 7:30pm
1/26 at 8:00pm
1/27 at 8:00pm
1/28 at 2:30pm

2/1 at 7:30pm
2/2 at 8:00pm
2/3 at 8:00pm
2/4 at 2:30pm

2/8 at 7:30pm
2/9 at 8:00pm
2/10 at 8:00pm
2/11 at 2:30pm


Thurs Eve/Sun Matinee.-$33 Regular, $31 Senior, $11 Student
Fri-Sat Eve.-$30 Regular, $28 Senior, $11 Student

Preview Nights-All seats $16 Regular, $11 Student
Sunday, 1/21 is a Pay-As-You-Can Evening Performance.

The first Sunday of every production is a 7:30pm Pay-As-You-Can performance. Patrons may pay whatever they can afford; $1 or over can purchase a Pay-As-You-Can ticket. Dobama is committed to making live theatre accessible to everyone.

More information about the show can be found at www.dobama.org/grounded
Tickets can be purchased online, by email through boxoffice@dobama.org, over the phone at 216-932-3396, or by visiting our box office between 12-4pm Wednesday-Saturday during production weeks.
Dobama Theatre
2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights
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