Friday brings the start of Black History Month and Love’s Jazz & Arts Center is planning a variety of events.
>> Jazz After 5 performance by saxophonist Ed Archibald (served with some soul food) is Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets: $8 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Price includes the food.
>> The exhibit “Salute to Black Women” will be on display through Feb. 9. Admission: free for members, $5 for nonmembers.
>> Free showings of the film “African Slave Trade” will be Saturdays in February at 11:30 a.m., beginning this week.
>> Starting next week, expect Blue Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. all month. Learn the history of north Omaha blues, jazz, big band, and rhythm and blues. Tickets: $7 for members, $10 for nonmembers.
>> An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fundraiser for Love’s Jazz & Arts Center will be Feb. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse, 7425 Dodge St. Cost: $6.
>> Jazz-N-Gumbo Mardi Gras Style featuring The Zone will be Feb. 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Price includes the food.
>> “African American Inventors,” an exhibit with inventions re-created by students from Skinner Magnet Elementary School, will be open Feb. 19 through April 20. Admission is $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers.
>> A Night of Kings & Queens, an African fashion show, will be held Feb. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers.
For tickets to any of these events, call 402-502-5291. Love’s Jazz & Arts Center is at 2510 N. 24th St.
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