On Monday, Feb. 4, UGA will kick off a week of activities and entertainment with its annual Week of Soul celebration, sponsored by the University Union Student Programming Board’s Committee for Black Cultural Programs. It all starts with "Move and Groove Monday," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which will feature a "Soul Train"-themed dance party, food and give-aways in the Tate Plaza.
Tuesday, Feb. 5 brings award-winning poet Maya Angelou to the festivities, who will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Tate Center Grand Hall. As a world-renowned writer, educator, historian, filmmaker and civil rights activist, Angelou's appearance will be the highlight of the week's offerings. Advance tickets are $15 for the general public and $5 for students. Day-of-event tickets are $20.
The improv and skit comedy group FUNarios, of YouTube fame, will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. On the following night, Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m., there will be a performance from Step Afrika!, a professional step troupe from Washington, D.C., and a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing at 8 p.m. The week wraps up on Friday, Feb. 8 with a lecture by Judy Smith, president and CEO of the crisis management firm Smith & Company and the inspiration for the ABC TV show “Scandal.”
Prices vary according to the event. Tickets are available at the Tate Student Center cashier window. For more information, please call 706-542-6396 or visit http://union.uga.edu.