1. Making Heard the Buried Cry Collecting for the Ghana Education Project, Danny Glover reads verse with poets Sonia Sanchez, Willie Perdomo, Abena Busia, and Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa—leavened with hip-hop from Second2Last.
•New School, 66 W. 12th St.; 212-229-5488.
2. African Diaspora Film Festival Selections from the eleventh annual series—running at Donnell Library and, later in the month, at BAM—range from the Arab world to South America to the home continent.
3. Digital Diaspora Digital artist Tana Hargest and a couple of writers discuss the intersection of technology, artistry, and race.
•South Street Seaport, 213 Water St.; 212-748-8735.
4. Brooklyn Public Library Events Grand Army Plaza becomes the focal point for lectures, concerts, readings, and two film series—one on the civil-rights movement and the other about being black and gay.
•Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn; 718-230-2100 or brooklynpubliclibrary.org
5. Showtime at the Apollo Reissued twenty years after its debut, the definitive history of Harlem’s (and black America’s) essential theater gets a new afterword and 150 photos, just in time for the Apollo’s 70th birthday. (Mill Road; $18.95.)