City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

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There are so many ways to celebrate Black History Month in February 2022.
The Office of Arts and Culture offers a list events all over Dallas, from our cultural centers and our partners!

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  • Music & Black Health and Wellness
    • Dallas Central Library (1515 Young Street)
    • February  (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
    • Performance highlighting the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.

  • The Rob Holbert Band
    • North Oak Cliff Library (302 W. 10th Street)
    • February 24th (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm.)
    • Celebrate Black History Month by recognizing local artists in our community. The Rob Holbert Band is a smooth jazz band with credentials longer than Texas’ highways.

  • Shades of Black showcase
    • South Dallas Cultural Center (3400 S Fitzhugh Avenue)
    • February 11th (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
    • We will be presenting six works by talented arts professionals, as we commemorate a range of Black experiences through the fluidity and power of movement and sound. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of dance, spoken word and music in this 2-hour showcase.

  • Love in Black Film Series 
    • South Dallas Cultural Center presents in The Texas Theatre (231 West Jefferson Blvd)
    • February 8th, 15th, and 22nd (Show starts at 7:30 pm)
    • Starting in February, we’re inviting the community to join us as we showcase three well-established movies focused on what it means to find, develop, and grow in love. Tickets are only $1.00 per screening! So grab your friend, boo, or come solo and enjoy a three week program full of film, Blackness, and love.

  • Pastor’s Paradox Featuring the Aruán Ortiz Quartet
    • South Dallas Cultural Center (3400 S Fitzhugh Avenue)
    • February 10th (Champagne reception at 6:30 p.m. and Presentation from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
    • “Pastor’s Paradox” is a jazz conversation about art and activism in celebration of the lives of Ms. Juanita Craft and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and their relationship between their work and the current American moment. Tickets include a champagne reception prior to the event. This event is free with limited seating.

  • The Beauty of South Dallas 
    • South Dallas Cultural Center (3400 S Fitzhugh Avenue)
    • Show will run from February 11 – March 19, 2022
    • The South Dallas Cultural Center is pleased to present The Beauty of South Dallas created by artist Nitashia Johnson. The project documents the neighborhood of South Dallas and several of its residence, business owners, and community leaders.

  • Afro Dance for Children (ages 6-11)
    • Dallas Central Library (1515 Young Street)
    • Registration for this event will close on February 17, 2022 @ 2:00pm.
    • Take a fantastic journey across the African diaspora with Obi Asiama into the world of Afro-dance. Connect to the music and the culture of South and West Africa as well as the rhythms of Hip Hop and Reggaeton.

  • Ebony Shakes Performance
    • Pleasant Grove Branch Library (7310 Lake June Road)
    • February 16th (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) 
    • Celebrate African American History month with Mr. King as he presents performances from several Shakespeare works put to black and brown voices in a contemporary atmosphere. 
  • The Bandan Koro Experience- African Drummers
    • North Oak Cliff Branch Library (302 West Tenth Street) 
    • February 26th (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
    • Bandan Koro provides high energy interactive and dynamic display of African drumming, song, and choreographic dance performances in which the audience will experience brilliant attire, authentic instruments, and traditionally based dances.
  • Sepia: Past. Pride. Power.
    • African American Museum of Dallas (3536 Grand Ave)
    • September 22, 2021 – February 26, 2022
    • An exhibition of African American politicians, community leaders, and entertainers from the Sepia Magazine Collection of the African American Museum.

  • Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents (Cultural Awareness Series)
    • Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (2400 Flora Street)
    • February 18-19, 2022 (7:30 p.m.)
    • From a mountaintop experience to collaborating with North Macedonian jazz guitarist Toni
      Kitanovski, DBDT dancer/choreographer Claude Alexander III was inspired to choreograph “The Way of Clave”. Don’t miss the world premiere when DBDT dancers perform to the live guitarist during the Cultural Awareness series