LOS ANGELES, CA- The California African American Museum (CAAM) presents, “Women in Action, Global Outreach” during its Target Sundays at its CAAM program on Sunday, March from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is co-hosted by actors Obba Babatundé and Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, the program will acknowledge the ongoing efforts and accomplishments of our beloved “Queens,” nationally and internationally. Activities will include a terrific lineup of live performances dedicated to a singular theme, “Women in Action!” Performers include spoken word artist Karen Gibson Roc; vocalists Darynn Dean and Windy Barnes-Farrell; author, vocalist and poet Eloise Laws; and Kenyan singer Nasambu Barasa. In addition, local artist and educator Teresa Tolliver will host an art workshop for all ages beginning at noon. Art supplies will be provided by CAAM. This event is free and open to the public. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park in Los Angeles. Parking is located on Figueroa and 39th streets at the cost of $10. For more information on CAAM visit www.caamusuem.org, CAAM’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/CAAMinLA, or CAAM’s Twitter page twitter.com/CAAMinLA. Please RSVP at 213-744-2024.
FONTANA, CA- If you have not seen the stage play, ‘Dream Girls’, you still have a chance to until Sunday, March 9. The show plays at 7: 30 p.m. on Fridays, 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays at Tibbies Center Stage, 8463 Sierra Avenue in Fontana. The production doesn’t just focus on singing, dancing and performing, but also on the behind the scenes reality of the entertainment industry, the business part of show business that has made this cultural phenomenon possible. Tickets start at $18. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 909-429-7469 or visit www.centerstagefontana.com.
RIVERSIDE, CA- The Riverside NAACP is looking for high school aged students from grades 9-12 to participate in the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) 2014 competition. The competition serves to showcase the hard working students who want to participate and show off their skills in the following categories: Science, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Business. The application deadline is Monday, February 24. Mentoring days are Sunday, March 2 and Sunday, March 9. The local competition will be held on Sunday, March 16. Finalists will be eligible to compete at the National Competition July 19 to 23 in Las Vegas. (ACT-SO) is a major youth initiative of the NAACP that provides a forum through which youth of African descent demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific prowess and expertise, thereby gaining the same recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes. Anyone interested in applying please download an application from the Riverside NAACP website www.naacp-riverside.org. Completed Applications should be sent to Riverside NAACP- P.O Box 55131- Riverside, CA 92517 or faxed to 951-324-9603.