24 Sep

The Fowler Museum, UCLA 308 Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles 90024

September 24, 2017 To April 15, 2018

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Axé Bahia explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. Since the 1940s, Salvador has been an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture, and it remains an important hub of African-inspired artistic practices in Latin America.Read more…

13 Jan

Spring Naud Studios, 1726 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

January 13, 2018 To January 21, 2018

10:00 am To 10:00 pm

INTO ACTION is a groundbreaking social justice festival of art and ideas. An expansive week long pop-up art exhibition, INTO ACTION features a series of large format creative installations, music performances, panel discussions and activist workshops designed to inspire hope, galvanize community and ignite creative engagement.Read more…

19 Jan

Irvine Improv Comedy Club, 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618, United States

January 19, 2018 To January 19, 2018

6:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Stand-up comedian-turned-actor Mike Epps got his first big break performing on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” (1992-97; 2006- ), and soon parlayed his popularity into big screen success with co-starring roles in Ice Cube features like “Next Friday” (2000) and “All About the Benjamins” (2002).Read more…

20 Jan

A C Bilbrew Library, 150 East El Segundo Boulevard, Los Angeles 90061

January 20, 2018 To January 20, 2018

12:00 pm To 2:30 pm

This Academy Award-nominated documentary presents key events in the life of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. Beginning with the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, the production follows Dr. King through major steps in his struggle to promote racial equality. Including footage of Dr.Read more…

21 Jan

Museum of African American Art, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Macy's Third Floor 4005 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles 90008

January 21, 2018 To January 21, 2018

3:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Literary Series reading of Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas Join TST  as we perform a staged reading of Freshwater Road, by Denise Nicholas. The Stellar cast includes Brittany Mayti, Mark V. Jones, Shaun Fury, Teressa Taylor, Jael Saran, Tiffany Green, Raf Mauro, Steven Meek and Sarah Green.Read more…

22 Jan

Black Cultural Events, Greater Los Angeles, Southern California

January 22, 2018 To January 31, 2018

Please ‘Like’ Black Cultural Events on Facebook! Your ‘Like’ helps us spread our reach to your friends and their friends.Read more…

23 Jan

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles

January 23, 2018 To January 28, 2018

8:00 am To 5:00 pm

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre is hosting the 30th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance (IABD) January 23 – 28, 2018.  This historic event is  expected to attract more than 50 Black Dance Companies nationwide.  In addition to the conference, master classes, panels, workshops, performances and late…Read more…

24 Jan

Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Ave. Pasadena 91106

January 24, 2018 To January 24, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The Pasadena Literary Alliance presents Percival Everett In Conversation With David Ulin. Percival Everett is the author of nearly thirty books, including Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, Erasure, and I Am Not Sidney Poitier. His most recent work is So Much Blue.Read more…

27 Jan

Gaslamp Long Beach, 6251 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach 90803

January 27, 2018 To January 27, 2018

5:00 pm To 11:00 pm

The Gaslamp Long Beach presents The Third Annual Marley Festival Featuring Don Carlos & The Soul Syndicate with special guest Common Sense General Admission – Standing Room Only For tables, please call venue at 562.596.4718 for dinner reservations All Ages ShowRead more…

29 Jan

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

January 29, 2018 To January 29, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

New York Times bestselling author of  “The Power of Broke” and “Shark” on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, Daymond  John, explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires readers to Rise & Grind their way the top.Read more…

31 Jan

Amoeba Music, 6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028, United States

January 31, 2018 To January 31, 2018

6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Otherworldly bassist and iconic funk prophet Bootsy Collins visits Amoeba Hollywood to sign copies of his new album, “World Wide Funk,” on Wednesday, January 31st at 6pm! To attend this event and meet Bootsy, purchase “World Wide Funk” on CD or vinyl in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on January 31st.…Read more…

03 Feb

The Saban - Beverly Hills, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211

February 3, 2018 To February 3, 2018

6:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria.Read more…

08 Feb

Cinemark Baldwin Hills, 4020 Marlton Ave. Los Angeles 90008

February 8, 2018 To February 19, 2018

10:00 am To 12:00 am

The Pan African Film Festival presents the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time serve…Read more…

10 Feb

The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90015

February 10, 2018 To February 10, 2018

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Hailed as an original and mesmerizing voice in the new soul genre, singer Goapele has gained national attention since the release of her debut album, Even Closer, in 2001.Read more…

11 Feb

Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

February 11, 2018 To February 11, 2018

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

The Skirball and LA’s oldest literary arts organization, Beyond Baroque—celebrating its fiftieth anniversary—present an afternoon of readings and discussion focused on the life, contributions, and legacy of writer-activist James Baldwin.Read more…

12 Feb

Altadena Library District, 600 E Mariposa St, , Altadena, California 91001

February 12, 2018 To February 12, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Join Altadena Library for this special look into the life of science-fiction author and Altadenan Octavia E. Butler!ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Presenter Natalie Russell is the Assistant Curator of Literary Collections at The Huntington Library, and curator of the recent exhibit “Octavia E.Read more…

13 Feb

Echoplex, Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States

February 13, 2018 To February 14, 2018

8:00 pm To 2:00 am

Vinyl Me, Please., Now Again Records and ArtDontSleep present: The Return of Ayalew Mesfin w/ Debo Band  with opening performances by:  Wondem and Ethio Cali   DJ sets by EgonRead more…

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