Many events are scheduled in Chicago for Black History Month. The Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State St.; 312-747-4876) features an African Book Bazaar and Marketplace, February 34, while The Field Museum (Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-9410,) will hold its African Heritage Festival, February 10.) This years Philadelphia PECO Energy Jazz Festival will be held February 13-16 with more than 100 events around town, including the popular “Jazz ’til Sunrise,” a ten- hour jam session at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum. For schedule and location information, call 215-636-1666….The Museum of Science & Industry (57th St. and Lake Shore Drive; 773-684-1414) celebrates throughout the month, featuring the exhibit, “The Messengers: African Americans in Media,”….In Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Institution plays host to a number of free events throughout February. Call 202-357-2700 for this year’s schedule In Boston, the Roland Hayes/Marian Anderson concert series will be held at the Museum of Afro American History (46 Joy St. Stars at the PECO Energy Jazz Festival 617- 742-1854). Call for dates and times.
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by Alisa Gumbs