Events

12 Apr

Antaeus Theatre Company, 110 East Broadway, Glendale, CA

April 12, 2018 To June 3, 2018

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Chicago’s South Side, the 1930s. Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out.Read more…

19 May

KhASA T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Sema (Yoga) classrecurrences

3773 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles 90016

May 19, 2018 To June 16, 2018

7:00 am To 9:00 am

Class Taught by Seba Inpu Ka Mut SATURDAYS COST: $10.00 per class, Donations accepted, no one turned away for lack of funds … Saturdays 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Lula Washington Dance Theatre 3773 S. Crenshaw Blvd.Read more…

27 May

Hot and Cool Cafe, 4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90008, USA

May 27, 2018 To May 27, 2018

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Due to the overwhelming response to our Iftar, We’re moving the date to MAY 27, 2018! (And, inviting the brothers!) We’re powerhouses, and when we come together, there’s no limit to what we can do! Come meet other Black Muslim Women in the Arts, and enjoy great food, great conversation,…Read more…

27 May

Paradise L.A. Restaurant & Bar, 889 West 190th Street, Gardena, CA 90248, USA

May 27, 2018 To May 28, 2018

7:00 pm To 2:00 am

Welcome to The Return ofThe Original “Denim & White Party!  Brought to you in part by a few “Good Fellas”: Chuck Taylor, DJ Paradise, Deshawn Cabeza,MC Rock, Nell Somerset, Vince Gilbert   Music by:DJ Paradise | DJ Key KeyDJ Sidekick | DJ Ron C    Dress Code: (Well dressed Denim and White/any combination of Blue and White…Read more…

27 May

Liquid Frequencies Pool/Terrace, 8639 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

May 27, 2018 To May 27, 2018

2:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Featured Performers include JAHGUN • reggae | música brasileira CAIQUE VIDAL • afro brazilian | samba reggae CHRIS BRAZIL • spinning brazilian, tropical & global grooves SAMBA ANGELS • brazilian samba dancers Celebrate JAHGUN’s Birthday with Irie Pool Party Vibes!Read more…

29 May

Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

May 29, 2018 To June 17, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous African American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).Read more…

31 May

Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

May 31, 2018 To May 31, 2018

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

Director F. Gary Gray’s classic 1996 film, “Set It Off” is about four young black Los Angeles friends who turn to bank robbing out of financial desperation provides shrewd commentary on issues of class, race, gender, and sexuality.Read more…

31 May

Virginia Road Elementary, 2925 Virginia Rd, Los Angeles, California 90016, USA

May 31, 2018 To May 31, 2018

6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Join the West Adams Neighborhood Council for an important town hall event to discuss the rapid change that is impacting our community.  Town hall will feature speakers from local organizations, community residents, and small business owners.  Final speakers list coming soon.Read more…

31 May

The Wiltern Theatre 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

May 31, 2018 To May 31, 2018

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Gentleman Jack Real to Reel returns for its second year to Los Angeles to celebrate new voices in film, by showcasing bold, new filmmakers in theaters all over the country and bringing some of film’s most distinct African American voices into the spotlight.  Hosted by Anthony Rose with special guest…Read more…

01 Jun

The Cultural Social Club, 7617 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Inglewood 90043

June 1, 2018 To June 1, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

SWAAM is Spoken Word, Art And Music. That’s when super-talented poets, singers, musicians and “open mic” artists will perform– backed by our awesome LIVE BAND.  So come on! Food, drink, and wonderful entertainment await you on this and every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Read more…

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…

01 Jun

The Echo, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

June 1, 2018 To June 2, 2018

10:00 pm To 2:00 am

HERE COME FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NYC’s longest running most legendary old-school dance party makes its way out west to The Echo on Friday, June 1st.Read more…

02 Jun

Bordwell Park, Stratton Community Center, 2008 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Riverside, CA

June 2, 2018 To June 2, 2018

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Join the Riverside Juneteenth Committee as we celebrate the 153rd anniversary of the start of Juneteenth! The Riverside Juneteenth Committee has worked tirelessly to bring attention to the accomplishments of African-American people.Read more…

02 Jun

Valley Performing Arts Center, Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA

June 2, 2018 To June 2, 2018

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Billy Porter does not hold back. The powerhouse performer earned a 2013 Tony Award for his performance as the drag queen Lola in Kinky Boots. The busy actor, composer, and director has also put out four solo albums.Read more…

02 Jun

Malonga Casquelourd Center, Alice Street, Oakland, CA, USA

June 2, 2018 To June 2, 2018

6:00 pm To 8:30 pm

A family of four siblings, abandoned by their mother as youngsters and raised by their older sister, with the help of a caring neighbor. But faces challenges and finds strength with the power of prayer.Read more…

02 Jun

Fowler Museum, Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA, USA

June 2, 2018 To June 2, 2018

6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

6pm: Lecture “Potency Conveyed with a Hammer’s Blow”In this opening presentation, lead curator Tom Joyce reveals the skill and innovation of African blacksmiths in transforming one of Earth’s most basic natural resources into objects of utility, empowerment, and beauty.Read more…

03 Jun

Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach House Way, Santa Monica, CA 90402

June 3, 2018 To June 3, 2018

3:00 pm To 5:30 pm

Surfing culture not only comprises the fun, athletic, celebrated California beach activity of the privileged affluent coast, but includes overlooked cultural and historical complexity; beyond the joys of riding waves and playing in the surf is a history and practice arising from diverse peoples.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…

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