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Celebrate Black History Month in Sacramento with these events in February and March.

FEBRUARY 2 | SATURDAY

MARCH & EXPO – The 1000 Black Women March Rally and Expo begins at Broadway and MLK Blvd. at 9 a.m. then proceeds to the Dr. Ephraim Williams Life Center for a Career, Health & Wealth Expo.
When: Feb. 2, 9 a.m. march, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. expo
Location: March at Broadway and MLK Blvd. Dr. Ephraim Williams Life Center, 3996 14th Ave., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 519-6606

FEBRUARY 9 | SATURDAY

FESTIVAL – The Sacramento Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women will host its 19th Annual Sweet Potato Festival.
When: Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Samuel C. Pannell Community Center, 2450 Meadowview Road, Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 491-6850

FEBRUARY 22 | FRIDAY

BUSINESS EXPO – The Business 2 Business Summit & Expo will provide information about procurement and networking to black businesses in the area.
When: Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: CalPERS Headquarters, 200 P St., Sac.
Cost: Call
More Info: blackhistorymonthinfo.com

FEBRUARY 23 | SATURDAY

CONFERENCE – New Faze Development CEO Allen W. Warren will keynote the luncheon at the 19th Annual African American Young Male Conference. Attendees must be between ages 12 to 18.
When: Feb. 23, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Consumnes River College, 8401 Center Parkway, Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 428-8203 or John at (916) 501-7640

FAMILY EXPO – The Black Family Expo will feature a Soul Food Festival, Gospel Jam Concert and a Black Dollar Days Expo.
When: Feb. 23
Location: Sacramento High School, 2315 34th St., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 519-6606 or blackhistorymonthinfo.com

CONCERT – Six African American women merge their a cappella voices and hand percussion instruments to create Honey in the Rock.
When: Feb. 23, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $49, $44, $39 general, $24.50, $22, $19.50 student and children. Buy online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

MARCH 5 | WEDNESDAY

PERFORMANCE – The Underground Railway Theatre performs “Are You Ready, My Sister?,” a story about Harriet Tubman. Pre-matinee classroom talk available.
When: March 5 to 7, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $11 teacher, $7 student
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS or Phyllis Zerger at (9530) 756-1076 for classroom talk

MARCH 7 | FRIDAY

CONCERT – Musician Allen Toussaint and blueswoman Marcia Ball performs.
When: March 7, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $42, $37, $32 general, $21, $18.50, $16 student and child. Buy online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

MARCH 22 | SATURDAY

CONCERT – MacArthur Fellow and violinist Regina Carter will perform contemporary jazz.
When: March 22, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $42, $37, $32 general, $21, $18.50, $16 student and child. Buy online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

MARCH 25 | TUESDAY

DANCE – The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre brings its 50th Anniversary Tour to Mondavi showcasing new works as well as Ailey classics. There is a pre-performance lecture March 26 at the Studio Theatre at 7 p.m.
When: March 25 and 26, 8 p.m. nightly. March 26 school matinee at 11 a.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $59, $49, $39 general, $20, $18, $16 student and child. Buy online. For matinee, $11 teacher, $7 student.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

MARCH 28 | FRIDAY

BLACK EXPO – The Observer Media Group hosts its annual Black Expo with informational booths, celebrity appearances, food court and family activities.
When: March 28 to 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 452-4781 or sacblackexpo.com

MARCH 29 | SATURDAY

SPEAKER – Author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will be a guest speaker at The Observer Media Group’s Black Expo 30 Under 30 award ceremony.
When: March 29, 8 a.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 452-4781 or sacblackexpo.com

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