Apollo Spring 2021

Join us for an all virtual line up of performances, film screenings, comedy, conversations and more.

From House Party to the WOW – Women of the World Festival, this season has something for everyone. Join the Apollo A-List for discounts and to be among the first to receive event updates.

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30 Years of House Party WOW Festival WOW: Teen Summit Apollo Comedy Club
Apollo Music Café: Infinity Song Cinematography - Shifting the Looking Glass FootPrint – Design and Creativity in Sneaker Culture Imagenation’s Cocktails & Sol Cinema


Apollo Film & Screen/Play Present: 30 Years of House Party

Now streaming on demand until March 28th!

Ticket information: $15, $10 for Apollo A List Members

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The Apollo celebrates 30 Years of House Party in an evening featuring performances, conversations and highlights from the musical and comedy cult classics House Party (1990) and House Party 2 (1991). These iconic films were among the first films to center the Black teenage experience for a mainstream audience.

30 Years of House Party will feature performances by r&b/hip-hop group Full Force, Lisa Lisa, and DJ Wiz and appearances by some of the film’s key players including Kid 'N Play, A.J. Johnson; Darryl “Chill” Mitchell; writer and director Reginald Hudlin; producer Warrington Hudlin, and other special guests. This ultimate 90s throwback is a celebration of a pivotal moment in Black cinema and hip-hop history.

Created and produced by Cali Green, the Screen/Play series celebrates “throwback” films and their soundtracks.


WOW: Women of the World Festival

Saturday, March 20 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm ET

Sunday, March 21 - 9:00am - 9:00pm ET

Ticket information:

$20 for Full Festival Pass (Save $5 if you purchase by March 13th!)

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The Apollo's 5th annual WOW (Women of the World) Festival is an entirely digital, two-day program of dynamic conversations, workshops, and performances for and by women and girls from around the world.

This year’s theme, Black Women Transcending will mark this particular moment in time as we continue to endure a global pandemic and navigate the current political climate in the U.S., while simultaneously balancing self-care, family, community and work. More than 80 women are scheduled to participate.

Join us for workshops and panel discussions featuring artists, thought leaders, authors, and activists including Adeline, Aunjanue Ellis; Elaine Welteroth, Harriette Cole, Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Renee Watson, Jessamyn Stanley, Julie Dexter, Nikki Giovanni and many more!

Other highlights of WOW include a special Teen Summit addressing the role of young women and girls in policy making, a special conversation centered around the artist and activist Hazel Scott and a closing night program of short films by women in speculative fiction, sci-fi, fantasy and folklore, curated by Apollo Film’s ImageNation’s Cocktails & Sol Cinema.

Your festival pass includes access to all conversations, performances, panels and workshops on Saturday, March 20 and Sunday March 21.

The Apollo's 2021 Women of the World Festival is generously funded by Lead Sponsors Citi and National Geographic, Sponsor Audible, with additional support from Comcast

WOW: Women in the World

WOW: Teen Summit

Saturday, March 20 at 2:00pm ET

Free with RSVP and also included with a WOW Full Festival Pass



This year’s Teen Summit will dissect gender politics and how it impacts girls and women of color internationally. Through panel discussions and performances, the Teen Summit will engage in a multi-national dialogue and discuss ways to activate a call to action to bring about change. Moderated by Kay Angrum with panelists Akia S. Callum, Malaysia Freeman, and Hebh Jamal. Performances by Brianna Knight and Alyssa Martinez.

WOW Apollo is presented in partnership with The WOW Foundation.

WOW Teen Summit is generously supported by BNY Mellon, Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, The Neuberger Berman Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation and special support from public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Apollo Comedy Club: A Look Back on Laughter

Friday, April 2 at 9:00pm ET

Free with RSVP



The Apollo Comedy Club, celebrates the Theater’s rich comedic roots. Join the Apollo Comedy Club producer Bob Sumner (producer of Def Comedy Jam, creator of Laff Mobb on Aspire) and Apollo Late Night producer Dwight Jordan as they look back on five years of the Apollo Comedy Club. This informal conversation will include back-stage stories, video clips and highlights of the comedians who have performed at Harlem’s hottest night spot.

Apollo Comedy Club

Apollo Music Café: Roc Nation’s Infinity Song

Saturday, April 3 at 9:00pm ET

Free with RSVP



Hosted by Jodine Dorce
DJ Hard Hittin Harry sets the vibe with a pre-show set.

Roc Nation’s Infinity Song is a sibling band and music collective formed in 2014 in New York City whose members are not only singers but also songwriters, arrangers, instrumentalists, and music producers. Since its formation, Infinity’s Song has consistently performed around NYC, cultivating a grassroots fanbase through pop up street performances in Central Park and the NYC subway stations. Singing on stages both small and great, the group has toured the U.S., been featured on National Television (NBC’s “The Today Show” and ABC’s “The View”), and frequently collaborates with other musical acts, most recently Kanye West, Jon Batiste, Tori Kelly and more.

* Performances will be recorded at the Apollo Theater and streamed on the Apollo’s Digital Stage.

Infinity's Song

Apollo Education Career Panel: Cinematography - Shifting the Looking Glass

Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00pm ET

Free with RSVP

During this unprecedented time, new tools have taken center stage in the documentation of the human experience by filmmakers. Cinematography is an essential part of the filmmaking process, elevating the ways in which stories are told and experienced. This career panel will show how cinematographers are using smartphones and other innovative devices to tell and share their stories.


Apollo Education Career Panel

Apollo Education Career Panel: FootPrint – Design and Creativity in Sneaker Culture

Monday, May 17 at 6:00pm ET

Free with RSVP

Presented by Apollo Theater Education, Harlem 2020, and GoodThin.gs, FootPrint – Design and Creativity in Sneaker Culture will celebrate the cultural, societal, and aesthetic impact of the sneaker through interactive storytelling, demonstrations, and conversations with leaders from the creative and business industries.


Apollo Education Career Panel

Apollo Film Presents: Imagenation’s Cocktails & Sol Cinema

Thursday, May 20 at 7:00pm ET

Tickets: $12, $10 for Apollo A List Members

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ImageNation, an innovative Harlem-based company, partners with the Apollo to present quarterly socials featuring premier and advance screenings of Pan-African films, preceded by a reception with a live DJ/performance, followed by a talkback. The series will feature films, primarily directed by people of color, that explore the history, examine social issues, and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people in the genres of drama, science fiction, animation, comedy, documentary, experimental, and emerging media.

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ImageNation Cocktails & Cinema

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