Gallery Talks with Gilbert Young - Free w/RSVP

Join the renowned Gilbert Young for a series of gallery talks. Location: Gallery READ MORE

Also join us for the historic unveiling of his latest work... 

"At the Feet of My Ancestors"

Authors' Cafe - Free w/ RSVP

ABTF Book Signing Events featuring the most prolific authors of our time!  Seating is limited. READ MORE

Location: Back Stage Cafe

Int'l Vendor and Artist Market - Free/Open to Public


Experience our version of "Black Friday".  Our International Art and Vendors' Market connects you with proprietors that offer the most unique selection of fine and wearable art.  Start your holiday shopping early while keeping community based businesses in the "black"! 

Location: Lobby


Thu. Oct. 4 @ 9:30am - $20+


Town Hall Breakfast: It's Time to Celebrate! 

Theatre (especially Black theatre) has been "dying" for decades. What has sustained us? How do we prepare for the future in a booming digital world? Featuring: Chicken & Waffles!  (Proceeds benefit the ABTF)

Location: Back Stage Cafe


Fri. Oct. 5 @ 11:00pm - $10+

ABTF Comedy Theatre (NEW!) presents a laugh-out-loud late night comedy show with Boss'See and friends.  It's like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get! READ MORE

Location: Black Box

Tue. Oct. 2 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Special Event: Invite Only

"Black is Beautiful" Closing Celebration

Closing Gala: Sat. October 6, 2018 @ 7:30pm - $35+

  •  Red Carpet Opening
  • Closing Performance 
  • Gala Awards Ceremony
  • VIP Champagne After-Glow* (VIP upgrade required.)

Theme: 1960's "Black is Beautiful"

Location: Main Stage  READ MORE 

Closing Performance:


A  classic comedy  from the beautiful mind of the award-winning playwright, author, Pearl Cleage!"

The Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama introduces a refined group of debutantes during their 100th anniversary cotillion. Every detail has been perfectly planned until aristocrat "Grace Dunbar", a pillar of the community, becomes entangled in a... READ MORE

 Location: Main Stage