5:30 pm17:30

A Night of Celebration of Diverse Professionals

  • Geva Theater

Our goal is to have a collection of minority professionals from cross-disciplines to celebrate each other, break down walls, and start to engage one another in order to begin to eliminate the segregation that Rochester professionals suffer from.  We also want to create business opportunities for each other so that our dollars can circulate within our community longer than the 6 hour that it current does.

Joint event with MCBA

5:30 pm17:30

I'm not a I?

  • Monroe County Bar Association

Monroe County Bar Association - 5th Floor

Pizza and discussion to follow.

Joint event with MCBA and GRAWA.

Feb 26

Third Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest

Third Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest
Set To Enlighten and Entertain
Feb. 20 to 26, 2017

The Bronze Collective Theatre Fest – popularly known as “A Week’s Infusion of African American Theatrical Arts” -- is counting down the days to the start of its third season.

The Bronze Collective, a collaborative organization promoting black theatre companies and producing artists, looks forward to sharing this Feb. 20 to 26 event with our audiences from Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and surrounding communities.

At 7:30 p.m. nightly, except for a 2 p.m. Sunday gospel showcase, festivities feature a fresh line-up of dance, spoken word, poetry as well as full-length plays and stage readings at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Ave., in Rochester.

The festival schedule, which coincides annually with Black History Month, is as follows.

*Mon., Feb. 20: "A Safe Distance from Love," a hospital drama, is a stage reading followed by an audience/artist talk back with the playwright, Laura A. Thomas. Price: $5.

*Tue., Feb. 21: "Anatomy of a Black Man," by More Than Rebel Noise, is a fusion of spoken word and a stage play that examines the past and present struggles of two young black males in search of being positive role models.

Price: $15; $20 at the door.

*Wed., Feb. 22: "The Promise," by Karen Culley, focuses on the relationship of three generations of black men and the issues of transparency and parenting.

Price: $15; $20 at the door.

*Thu., Feb. 23: "Blues for Mister Charlie," a stage reading of master playwright James Baldwin's classic and groundbreaking play as directed by Gary DeWitt Marshall.

Price: $15.

*Fri., Feb. 24: "Descendants of the Ones Who Made It," by Akwaaba: The Heritage Associates, Inc., is a historical drama about civil rights, freedom and the contributions of black women.

Price: $15; $20 at the door.

*Sat., Feb. 25: "Tru Roc Stories," by Lu Highsmith/Roc Bottom Slam Team & Tru Art Dance, through poetry and motion explores Rochester’s urban stories.

Price: $15; $20 at the door.

*Sun., Feb. 26: "Let's Have Church," a gospel showcase, featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Michael Bruce along with Ballet Afrikana.

Price: $5.

Tickets, which range from $5 to $20, are now on sale through Ovations at

And though Saturday, Feb. 18, a $49.95 all-access pass, is available exclusively at Mood Makers Books, Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St., in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts or by calling the bookstore at (585) 271-7010.

5:30 pm17:30

RBBA Meet & Greet @ Wall Street

  • Wall Street Bar & Grill

Come and celebrate the new year with your fellow members over appetizers.  Membership dues will be accepted at this time.  Look forward to seeing you there.


9:00 pm21:00

MLK Gospel Songfest

Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School's Black Student Caucus' Gospel Songfest will be held at Aenon Baptist Church, 175 Genesee Street.