3 Hot Tickets You Need in Your Life Right Now

By Sameer Rao Mar 28, 2018

People trying to save money this spring just got hit with not one, not two, but three setbacks. Here’s a trio of hot-ticket events you don’t want to miss: 

The Apollo Theater in Harlem will present the first-ever stage adaptation of "Between the World and Me," the National Book Award-winning book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, on April 2 and 3. Angela Bassett ("Black Panther"), Susan Kelechi Watson ("This Is Us") and Common ("Selma") will perform excerpts from Coates’ exploration of racism and the Black body. Jazz musician Jason Moran provides the musical score and accompaniment to Lauren A. Whitehead‘s ("A Tribe Called Blessed") script. 

After revealing a proposed layout last year, the Equal Justice Initiative will officially open the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, next month. The racial justice and historical preservation organization will mark the dual lauches with The Concert for Peace and Justice on April 27. The show toplines a weekend with several performances and panelsUsher, The Roots, Common, Gary Clark Jr. and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will perform.

The Afropunk Festival returns to its birthplace of Brooklyn on August 25 and 26. The celebration of Black musical excellence will take over Commodore Barry Park with headlining sets from Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, The Internet, Tyler, the Creator and a to-be-announced special guest.