Events

11 Aug

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown, 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

August 11, 2018 To September 2, 2018

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

In Dear 1968,… artist Sadie Barnette mines personal and political histories using family photographs, recent drawings, and selections from the file that the FBI amassed after her father joined the Black Panther Party in 1968.Read more…

16 Aug

MOCA Grand Avenue, South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

August 16, 2018 To September 3, 2018

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), presents Lauren Halsey: we still here, there, a site-specific installation work created at MOCA’s Grand Avenue location.Read more…

21 Aug

Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

August 21, 2018 To September 30, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

“Ain’t Too Proud” opens at the Ahmanson Theatre! “The Temptations’ music and moves are deeply woven into our consciousness but the band’s story is just as compelling,” said Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie.  Ahmanson audiences will get to see this exciting new musical before it makes its way to…Read more…

21 Aug

1720 E. 16th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

August 21, 2018 To August 22, 2018

8:00 pm To 2:00 am

LAvators presents: Too Short Documentary Screening & Appearance at 8pm and Q&A and All Funk MUSIC DJ sets by: DJ Rashida (Resident DJ/ Princes personal DJ) DJ Battlecat (Dr Dre personal DJ) Breakbeat Lou Eric.N.Stereo Diamond Ortiz Art Exibiton and live painting by: Reef Kills Homelss Cop Gabe Gault Deladeso Merch by:…Read more…

22 Aug

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA

August 22, 2018 To August 22, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

The ever-versatile Queen Latifah returns to her throne for a soul-driven set showcasing the emotional power of her voice and her sophisticated presence as a singer.Read more…

22 Aug

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

August 22, 2018 To August 22, 2018

8:30 pm To 10:30 pm

The popular a Capella classic soul/doo wop singing group, Street Corner Renaissance, and stars of NBC’s hit TV show, “The Sing Off” return to the world famous Catalina Jazz Club.Read more…

22 Aug

Mr Musichead Gallery, 7420 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

August 22, 2018 To August 22, 2018

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Four-time Grammy nominated pianist and composer Gerald Clayton in trio, featuring Alan Hampton on bass (Robert Glasper, Gretchen Parlato), and Justin Brown on drums (Ambrose Akinmusire, Thundercat, Esperanza Spalding). Gerald Clayton searches for honest expression in every note he plays.Read more…

23 Aug

The Echoplex, 1822 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

August 23, 2018 To August 24, 2018

6:30 pm To 10:00 pm

  The Funky Sole Weekend includes performances by Lee Fields & The Expressions, Monophonics, Breakestra featuring James Gadson, Jungle Fire, Boogaloo Assassins, Los Yesterdays (featuring former members of Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings), The White Blinds, Funky Sole DJs.Read more…

23 Aug

Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, 5278 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90019, USA

August 23, 2018 To August 23, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

In solidarity with prisoners across the country who are going on a nationwide strike starting August 21, and in commemoration of Black August, Workers World Party LA will be hosting a film screening of the movie, Black August.Read more…

24 Aug

The Proud Bird, Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

August 24, 2018 To August 24, 2018

6:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Scholarship fundraising dinner to benefit students and entrepreneurs pursuing careers and businesses in Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Hospitality Management or Interior DesignRead more…

24 Aug

MacArthur Park, Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, W. 6th Street & S. Park View Street, Los Angeles, California 90057

August 24, 2018 To August 24, 2018

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Church in the Park – Equal parts jazz club, dance party and live remix experiment, musical maverick Mark de Clive-Lowe brings Ras G, Linfornia, Dwight Trible and more to the Levitt Pavilion in Mac Arthur Park.Read more…

24 Aug

Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, CA

August 24, 2018 To August 24, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Quite possibly the most recognizable family in music history, The Jacksons are stepping on stage at Pechanga Resort and Casino.Read more…

24 Aug

The Miracle Theater, 226 South Market Street, Inglewood, CA 90301, USA

August 24, 2018 To August 26, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

“Three Times A Lady” is an original stage production written and produced by Dr.  Gloria Morrow, and directed by Zadia Ife, starring Denise Dowse, Alex Morris, Derek Shaun, Karen Bankhead, and Rhonda Morman. The story centers around the life and marriage of Dr.Read more…

24 Aug

Marjani Forté-Saunders’ Memoirs of a…Unicornrecurrences

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068

August 24, 2018 To August 25, 2018

8:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Choreographer and performer Marjani Forté-Saunders (Urban Bush Women, 2014 Princess Grace Choreography Fellow) has created a new solo evening length dance piece populated by structures created by MacArthur Genius and Tony Award-winning set designer Mimi Lien and built by her father, Rick Forté, a contractor.Read more…

25 Aug

560 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA

August 25, 2018 To August 25, 2018

1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

CALLING ALL CURLFRIENDS !! Join us in a fun filled natural hair event. Celebrating our curls and connecting with others about hair. There will be giveaways, live music and Q&A with curl enthusiasts Domo & Wanda.Read more…

25 Aug

Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA

August 25, 2018 To August 25, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history, George Benson is an amazingly versatile musician, whose adept skills find him crossing easily between straight-ahead jazz, smooth jazz, and contemporary R&B.Read more…

25 Aug

Sorensen Library, 6934 Broadway Ave Whittier, CA 90606

August 25, 2018 To August 25, 2018

2:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Nichelle Monroe & Butterfly is a Los Angeles-based ensemble presenting a unique genre of “gourmet soul” music—a fresh infusion of jazz and soul fired together in a pot of funky beats.Read more…

25 Aug

Hot and Cool Cafe, 4331 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

August 25, 2018 To August 25, 2018

10:30 am To 12:30 pm

Pan African Film Festival Institute presents an informative Film Producers panel featuring members of the Producers Guild of America. We will focus on the importance of developing your storyline, pitching, packaging, financing, and marketing.Read more…

25 Aug

Regency West, 3339 W 43rd St, Los Angeles, California 90008, USA

August 25, 2018 To August 26, 2018

7:00 pm To 2:00 am

Hosted by Najite & Olokun Prophecy, it’s our annual event to honor to the great musician, activist, and Afrobeat originator, Fela Anikulakpo Kuti.Read more…

25 Aug

Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA

August 25, 2018 To August 25, 2018

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

The Day I Became Black – A Biracial Experience in America, features Bill Posley in a one hour comedy solo performance. Biracial Bill Posley grew up happily identifying as both black & white.Read more…

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