The Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton, the candid Baptist minister, civil rights activist and television/radio talk-show host, will be the keynote speaker for Houston Community College’s 2014 Black History Scholarship Gala, to be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21 at the Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar. For more information, click here or call 713.718.5242.

The Dance Department at of HCC Northwest is hosting the 7th annual “Akwaaba Dance and Drum Festival.” It will take place Feb. 20 – 22 in the Performing Arts Center at the Spring Branch campus located at the northeast corner of I-10 and Beltway 8. Click here to see a list of activities or contact Shani Henderson at 713.718.5305 for more information.

HCC’s Office of Student Life is presenting a free drive-in movie screening of “42-The Jackie Robinson Story.” All are welcome to attend to enjoy an old-fashioned drive-in movie experience on the lawn listening inside a car or sitting outside on a lawn chair. Lite bites and beverages will be available, but attendees are encourages to bring their favorite snack. The movie PG-13 will be shown Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at HCC’s Katy campus near 1-10 and Park Row. For more information click here or contact Tiffany Driver at 713.718.5702.