Skylight Theatre holds the play, ‘Pray to Ball,’ on May 23-24 at 8 p.m., and May 25 at 2 p.m., at 1816 1/2 North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Amir Abdullah wrote the play about two college basketball stars as they face contemporary attitudes and prejudices toward religious choices. On May 25, Pastor James K. McKnight will lead ╘Beyond Conversation╒ following the show. Tickets are $20-$34. For details, call (213) 761-7061 or visit skylighttix.com.
Annual Bay Area Westside Revival opens May 28, at 7 p.m., with Pastor Charles Norwood and Second Community Baptist Church, 1041 Abbott Kinney Avenue in Venice. The theme is ╘The Cross╒ based on Matthew 16:24. The Rev. James Wright of RightWay Baptist Church will speak. On May 29, at 7 p.m., RightWay Baptist Church, 4095 Overland in Culver City, will host. Pastor Charles Norwood will speak. On May 30 at 7 p.m., Greater Morning Star Baptist Church, 1973 17th Street in Santa Monica, will host. The Rev. Emmett Hunter, Jr., is pastor and the Rev. Glen Rogers will preach. On June 1, at 4 p.m., Friendship Baptist Church, 606 Broadway in Venice, will host. The Rev. Rogers is pastor and the Rev. Hunter will preach.For information, call (310) 339-3834 or email
Free N One plans the ‘Celebrate Recovery Breakfast’ on May 31 at 8 a.m., at West Angeles COGIC Crystal Room, 3045 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. COGIC Presiding, Bishop Charles E. Blake is the host pastor.Roland Bynum of KJLH will emcee and Nikki Potts will perform. Speakers include actors Lou Gossett and DeVon Franklin. Call (323) 855-4695 for details.
Second A.M.E. Zion Church presents the courtroom drama, ‘Who Killed the Church,’ on May 31 at 3 p.m., at 3610 West 64th Street in Inglewood, said Pastor George E. Kent. The Lay Council sponsors the event. Sister Luvenia Stroupe is the Lay Council president and Sister Linda Henry-Johnson directs the play. For tickets, call (310) 412-1674 or (909) 749-3917.
American College Theological Seminary and International University sponsors the 20th Annual Women of the Word Awards and Scholarship Luncheon on May 31 at 11 a.m., at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center, 601 West McKinley Avenue in Pomona, said Dr. Paulette Douglas. The honorees are Pastor Joyce Patmon, Lady La Toya Stewart, Lady Frances Bell, Sister Elizabeth Starkey, Sister Sabrina Quarles, Sister Loretta Williams, Sister Cynthia Cross and Sister Deborah Pryor. Shakinah Douglas is the speaker. Tickets are $30. For information, call (951) 756-2898.
Holman Community Development Corporation presents its 3rd Annual Gospel Brunch on June 1 at 2 p.m., at the USC Town & Gown, 655 Exposition Boulevard in Los Angeles. Tickets are $75. Proceeds will support nonprofit’s youth employment programs. Call (323) 731-0140 for details.
Bible Believer’s Christian College and Seminary holds its 12th Commencement Ceremonies on June 14 at 11 a.m., at the Carson Civic Center, 801 East Carson Street in Carson, said Chancellor Vera Milton. Graduates will receive doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees. Gospel legend Kenneth Glover will receive an honorary Doctor of Sacred Music degree. For information, call (323) 779-2222 or visit bbccs.org.