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This week’s events in Tyler include a movie, comedy and black history programs

There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate black history or enjoy an outing with friends this week.

Get Out. Photo credit: Universal Studios

Get Out. Photo credit: Universal Studios

THURSDAY
Contact Yesterday’s Tomorrow for a chance to win tickets to see the film Get Out at 7 p.m. Thursday at Carmike-14. Date and time are subject to change per theater’s request.

FRIDAY

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.

 

SATURDAY

  • 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.
Tyler Black Film Collection, The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, the Hamon Arts Library

Tyler Black Film Collection, The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, the Hamon Arts Library

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.

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