Things to do Aug. 10-12: Boney James, storytelling and the Black Women’s Expo

Boney James kicks off the weekend with a concert at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Aug. 10. 

After that, there’s Regina King and Kim Fields at the Black Women’s Expo, storytelling and a book signing by Kristan Higgins in Woodstock. 

Here’s help planning your weekend:

BONEY JAMES

Saxophonist and songwriter Boney James will perform Aug. 10 at Wolf Creek Amphitheater.

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Special guests are singer Chante Moore and violinist Damien Escobar.

The Grammy-nominated James released his 16th album, “Honestly” in 2017, featuring appearances by Avery Sunshine and Eric Roberson.

8 p.m. Aug. 10. $34-$86. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road S.W. College Park, 404-613-9653, www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com 

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JAHI WINSTON LAUNCHES CAFE SHINE

Actor Jahi Winston, in conjunction with All the Way Up Entertainment, is launching an open mic forum for teen singers, producers, musicians, spoken word artists .

Manager Juakena Winston said it will give teen creatives a space to share and encourage each other.

Jahi Winston has had roles in “Proud Mary” and “The New Edition Story.”

8 p.m. Aug. 10. $10.  The Marke’,  1210 Fowler St. N.W. allthewayupent03@gmail.com.

ICE CUBE’S BIG3 BASKETBALL

The BIG3, the professional 3-on-3 basketball league co-founded by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz, comes to Atlanta, August 10, at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County.

BIG3 Week 8 will showcase more than 40 top basketball players , including Mike Bibby, DeShawn Stevenson, Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, Mario West, Josh Childress, DerMarr Johnson, Dahntay Jones and others.

All eight BIG3 teams will compete in four games on Friday nights during the 10-week season. There are eight  teams and four back to back games ,  so one ticket gets you admission to all four games

Ice Cube is expected at the Atlanta games.

Ice Cube’s BIG3 Basketball. 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Tickets start at $17.  Infinite Energy Center,  6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.  Big3.com/tickets


BLACK WOMEN’S EXPO

Singer Ginuwine, actresses Regina King and Kim Fields will join “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member and model Cynthia Bailey at the Black Women’s Expo Atlanta, which will be held Aug. 10-12 at the Georgia International Convention Center, College Park. 

The expo began in Chicago and includes seminars, music, a youth summit, a marketplace and celebrity appearances. 

 

Regina King, (Photo by Sam Emerson) (Sam Emerson/MGM Pictures)

The expo is a way to help companies connect with women of color and the African-American market. 

This year’s theme is “She Matters. “ 

BWe Atlanta will feature themed areas including the Literary Café, which showcases African American authors and booksellers; and hair and beauty and health and wellness pavilions, 

Black Women’s Expo Atlanta. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 10-11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12. $5-$15. Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park. www.TheBlackWomensExpo.com.

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STORYTELLING SATURDAY WITH CARMEN AGRA DEEDY

The Atlanta History Center will hold “Storytelling Saturday” featuring Carmen Agra Deedy on Aug. 11.

This program will include two 45-minute storytelling sessions with Deedy ,  followed by book signings. Mexican muralist and artist Roberto Hernandez will be on hand for face painting and art workshops and there will be tours of “¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South.” All visitors can contribute to a community mural to be displayed at the center’s annual Dia de los Muertos festival .

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W. 404-814-4000. www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

MULTI-CULTURAL JEWS SHARE THEIR STORIES

Atlanta writer TaRessa Stovall and others will share their stories as part of the “Multi-Cultural Jews Share  Their Stories,” event Aug. 12 at Temple Sinai Atlanta.

Multi-cultural Jews answer the question, “What does Judaism mean to me?” 

Jews with racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse backgrounds share their Jewish experiences and provide you with insight into their personal lives, cultures, and Jewish traditions.

2 p.m. Aug. 12. Free. Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-252-3073. www.templesinaiatlanta.org

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AUTHOR KRISTAN HIGGINS

New York Times bestselling author, Kristan Higgins will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “Good Luck With That” at  2 p.m. Aug. 11 at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock.

Author Kristan Higgins. CREDIT: (Deborah Feingold Photography) (Deborah Feingold Photography)

Author Karen White will introduce Higgins, who is also the author of “Now That You Mention It” and “On Second Thought.” 

In her latest novel, Higgins tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance. She tells the story of best friends who met at a weight-loss camp as teen and through a  dying wish of one, learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.”

2 p.m. Aug. 11. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main St., Woodstock. 770-516-9989, www.foxtalebookshoppe.com

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