There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate black history or enjoy an outing with friends this week.
The City of Tyler will host a celebration of Black History Month with a multimedia presentation, guest speakers, music and video from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St.
- The African-American Cultural Events Committee hosts its annual Citywide Black History Celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center, 420 S. Rose Park Drive. Smith County Precinct 4 Commissioner JoAnn Hampton is the keynote speaker. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.
- Baby Ray’s Apollo Night, a night of comedy and musical entertainment, is slated for 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Hall. Tickets cost $20 presale, and $25 at the door. See more details here.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
The African American Cultural Museum of East Texas, a division of the Empowerment Community Development Corporation, hosts screenings of the Tyler Black Film Collection from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave. The film collection, with works produced between 1935 and 1956, was recovered from a Tyler warehouse in 1983. They were restored and digitized at Southern Methodist University’s G. William Jones Film and Video Collection as part of the Hamon Arts Library.