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OW Staff | 2/13/2008, 5 p.m.

Town Hall Luncheon. The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) and Councilmember Wendy Greuel, (District 2) will discuss business opportunities and doing business at Los Angeles City Hall. $24 members, $40 non-members. RSVP by Feb. 8. Radisson Hotel, 3540 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (323) 292-1297 or info@glaaacc.org.
Valentine Showcase. The Classic Gents present an intimate evening of classic love songs by our late great crooners featuring the talents of Marvin Gaye, Gerald Levert, Luther Vandross, Lou Rawls, James Brown and Barry White portrayed by various local talents. Admission $30 - $50. Vintage Hollywood, 4000 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 7 p.m. (323) 461-1533 or sireentertainment.com.
Book Signing. James McBride author of "Color of Water," will sign and discuss "Song Yet Sung." Esowon Bookstore, 4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. (323) 290-1048 or esowon.booksense.com
Single Awareness Day. Celebrate your freedom with fun loving singles and groove to the best in Anti-Valentine songs. Kitchen open till 1 a.m. Prizes for best getting dumped story, best and worst pick-up lines. The Little Rock, 5507 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, 21+, No Cover. (818) 881-9833.

February 14-15
Play. Philadelphia Bluez, a play and compelling story written and producted by Syville Talbird, starring J. Patrick Wise and Sade Moore. Tickets: $30 to $35. Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles. 2/14 - 7:30 p.m., 2/15 - 8 p.m. (310) 760-1263 or onecreativegenius.org.

February 14 - 27
Sabbatical Program. The California Wellness Foundation's Sabbatical Program annually awards leaders of nonprofit organizations $35,000. Deadline for applications is February 27. Access applications at www.tcwf.org

February 16
Candidates Breakfast Forum. 2nd Supervisorial District candidates Bernard Parks and Mark Ridley Thomas will speak at a breakfast forum on issues relating to African American men and boys. Phillips Temple CME Church, 973 E. 43 St., Los Angeles. Parks will speak at 8:30 a.m., Breakfast at 9:30 a.m., Ridley-Thomas at 10:30 a.m. Event is free. (323) 514-4412 or (213) 761-3457.
Lecture. "The African Presence in Mexico." Professor Toni-Mokjaetji Humber, (Ethnic and Women's Studies, Cal. State Pomona), will discuss gaining a greater understanding about Africans in Mexico, or the "third root" of Mexico's heritage. Free. AC Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles. 2 p.m. (310) 538-3350, (310) 538-0059 or brc@gw.colapl.org.
Poetry Event. Breathe Belief Poetry presented by Famli Inc. and Breathe Belief. Starbucks Coffeehouse, 4371 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles. 2 - 4 p.m. (323) 864-2656, (323) 596-8656, or torrereese@yahoo.com.
Social Event. "Don't Stop Tha Love," an after Valentine's Day activity with networking, socializing, no host bar, entertainment, and dancing. St. Agatha's Hall, 2646 S. Mansfield Ave, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. to midnight. (323) 632-2403, (213) 446.7454, or plevents@sbcglobal.net

February 17
Roundtable Discussion. Lost Love, Lust and Lies: An Afrocentric Alternative. African American Cultural Center, 3018 W. 48th St., Los Angeles, 3 p.m. (323) 299-6124.
Spopken Funk. Come and see Malcolm Jamal Warner where enlightenment meets entertainment and poetry meets comedy. $15 Advance/$20 Door. 'MBar,' 1253 N. Vine St., Hollywood. (866) 212-3676.