Awards season – Grammys, Oscars, Super Bowl – alights in Austin too: Texas Film Hall of Fame, the incoming CMT Music Awards, and now the Black Fund Awards. Started last year and funded by $355,000 from the Austin Community Foundation and Black Central Texans, the BFAs announce 21 Black-led nonprofits selected for inaugural grants. Hosted by Houston television reporter Roland Martin and kicked off by Ballet Afrique, its music-charged coming-out unites the crème de la crème of ATX R&B and beyond: Taméca Jones, Alesia Lani, Cha’keeta B, and Tje Austin. “A night of Black Excellence,” wrote Lani on social media.
Mon., Feb. 27, 7pm