Events

01 Jun

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Parking Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 9002

June 1, 2018 To July 1, 2018

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Meleko Mokgosi is the acclaimed recipient of the Mohn Award for his work in the 2012 Hammer Museum biennial Made in L.A. His work has also been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.Read more…

02 Jun

Boston Court Pasadena, 70 N Mentor Ave., Passadena, CA 91106

June 2, 2018 To June 30, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

The Play: A family rifles through their literal and emotional baggage in this taut and poignant drama about relatives, legacy, and connection. This West Coast premiere, brilliantly penned by first generation Nigerian-American storyteller Mfoniso Udofia, chronicles the triumphs and struggles of a tenacious family matriarch and two daughters.Read more…

03 Jun

UCLA, The Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024

June 3, 2018 To December 30, 2018

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Assembled from public and private collections, Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmithsreveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led African blacksmiths to transform one of Earth’s most basic natural resources into objects of life-changing utility, empowerment, prestige, spiritual potency, and astonishing artistry.Read more…

04 Jun

The Complex Hollywood, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles

June 4, 2018 To June 22, 2018

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

Inspired by Jay-Z’s 4:44, STILL explores race, family, and the experiences that shape our lives. After the passing of their parents, 4 brothers come together at their family home in Detroit to discuss what to do with their parent’s estate.Read more…

07 Jun

6563 Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

June 7, 2018 To December 30, 2021

8:00 pm To 11:59 pm

POETS JAZZ HOUSE…just somewhere to go in the midst of searching your soul. A Spoken Word & Music Lounge where spilling your heart is art and searching your soul is mandatory to get in the door… Inner City Cultural Center II, Inc.Read more…

13 Jun

10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

June 13, 2018 To July 8, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

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17 Jun

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Union Street, Pasadena, CA, USA

June 17, 2018 To October 7, 2018

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art, curated by Bridget R. Cooks, Ph.D. Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was a painter, graphic designer, and lithographer in the 19th century.Read more…

20 Jun

4421 West Slauson Ave

June 20, 2018 To June 20, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Kick off your 2018 BET Awards Weekend the right way!  Join us at the beautiful “Cultural Interiors” on Slauson and Overhill for a night filled with beautiful art, and hilarious comedy! Featuring Daphnique Springs (HBO, All Def Comedy Live), Jessimae Peluso (MTV Girl Code, Safe Word), Del Harrison and more!…Read more…

20 Jun

Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018, USA

June 20, 2018 To June 20, 2018

6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Eso Won Books & The Urban Issues Breakfast Forum Present  An Evening with Michael Bennett  Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker.Read more…

21 Jun

LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

June 21, 2018 To June 24, 2018

7:00 pm To 12:24 pm

BET Experience is a 4 day festival, featuring free and ticketed events showcasing the best in music, comedy and entertainment.  Back again are fan favorite BET Experience events such as nightly Staples Center performances,  Genius Talks, Celebrity Basketball, and KickSperience.Read more…

21 Jun

VENUE LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015, Los Angeles, United States

June 21, 2018 To June 24, 2018

7:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Taking place from June 21 – 24, 2018, BET Experience is a 4 day festival, featuring free and tickets events showcasing the best in music, comedy and entertainment. Back again are fan favorite BET Experience events such as nightly Staples Center performances, Genius Talks, Celebrity Basketball, and KickSperience.Read more…

21 Jun

Eso Won Books, 4327 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

June 21, 2018 To June 21, 2018

6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before.Read more…

22 Jun

New Collective LA - Acting Studio, 6440 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

June 22, 2018 To June 24, 2018

8:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The Goddesses Guide: Adura for the Women of African Diaspora, follows the revealing journey of three Yoruba goddesses as they grapple with the responsibility of creating a guide for black women trying to survive in a world that doesn’t always allow them to thrive.When summoned by three modern day women, Oba,…Read more…

23 Jun

District Office of Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., 4301 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

June 23, 2018 To June 23, 2018

8:30 am To 5:00 pm

NEW’s workshops provide guidance for first time homebuyers. If you think that buying a home is impossible, you are not alone. Many of our participants often only have a sliver of hope that they can own a home.Read more…

23 Jun

295 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA

June 23, 2018 To June 24, 2018

7:00 pm To 2:00 am

This classic New York City spine-tingling, super music event is back again for the 11th year with the best live music performances. This year Grammy nominated R&B singer/ song write Kenny Lattimore will be perfomring live followed by a dj to spin the latest radio hits.Read more…

23 Jun

Heal One World, Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

June 23, 2018 To August 11, 2018

10:00 am To 12:00 pm

Yoga as we know is more than the complex postures we see all over social media.  Yoga is not only practice; but a lifestyle.  The practice we all hold so dearly is rooted in a series of “off the mat” habits or limbs; that make up the 8 Limbs of…Read more…

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