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2013 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival major events schedule

TAMPA BAY BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL (Major events)

Today

Evening Gala: This year's gala, followed by the Skaters Gala and Steppers Ball, features Stogie Kenyetta performing as Paul Robeson to present topics of diversity and social justice, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $45. Call 1-888-224-1733, ext. 3143.

Saturday

Walk for Health: A 5K walk through the waterfront park emphasizes healthy living and remembers Felecia Ann Winton-Taylor, a founding member of the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, 7-9:30 a.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free.

Street Festival (Old School Saturday): Features Con Funk Shun, Klymaxx and American Idol contestant Deandre Brackensick, along with ethnic arts and crafts, an author showcase, children's activities, a sorority and fraternity showcase, health screenings and corporate vendors. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park.

Let's Goooooooo Skate Party: Features DJ Jammin'. 11 p.m.-3 a.m. at Skateworld, 7510 Paula Drive.

Sunday

Plant City Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Breakfast: Features a full breakfast with civic, government and faith-based community leaders honoring individuals in the community whose achievements reflect community service, education and leadership, 7:30-9 a.m. at Plant City Campus of Hillsborough Community College at the John Trinkle Building, 1206 N Park Road. $25. Call (813) 757-6760.

Street Festival (Gospel-Jazz Sunday): Features Eric Darius and Nathan Mitchell along with ethnic arts and crafts, an author showcase, children's activities, a sorority and fraternity showcase, health screenings and corporate vendors. Noon-7 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free.

Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Tampa Breakfast: The Tampa Organization of Black Affairs hosts the annual breakfast that brings together corporate sponsors, politicians, grass roots organizations and members of the community to celebrate and continue to carry out Dr. King's vision, 6:45 a.m. at Hotel Tampa, 211 N Tampa St. $30; $500 for corporate tables.

7th annual Heritage Golf Classic fundraiser: Golf tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. at Quail Hollow Golf Course, 6225 Old Pasco Road. 8:30 a.m. All funds raised go toward the festival's scholarship fund.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade: The annual community parade begins at noon at 15th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Tampa, travels east to 22nd Street and ends at Osborne Avenue. Free. Call (813) 886-1375.

Wednesday

Leadership Luncheon: Features Dr. Shirley Sherrod leading a discussion on local and national current events. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N 22nd St.

Thursday

The Barber of Birmingham screening: The 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary short about civil rights activist James Armstrong is followed by a talk with Dr. Calvin Morris, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $10 general admission, $8 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

For more information, go to tampablackheritage.org.

2013 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival major events schedule 01/17/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:12pm]
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