Events

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…

29 Aug

Mark Taper Forum, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

August 29, 2018 To October 7, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Sweat” is the scorching new play from Lynn Nottage (Ruined) that The New York Times hailed as keenly observed and surprisingly funny.Read more…

06 Sep

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

September 6, 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…

08 Sep

Pip's on La Brea, 1356, South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA

September 8, 2018 To September 29, 2018

11:00 pm To 1:00 am

Bobby says, “I’m proud to announce that beginning weekly on Saturday, April 7th, we’ll have a blues trio performing at PIPS on La Brea – great late night place to stop by and enjoy some bluesy music, food, cigars – nice patio lounge – good way to wind down the…Read more…

19 Sep

Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA

September 19, 2018 To September 19, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Born to a mother bitten by a vampire, Blade (Wesley Snipes) possesses all the strengths of a vampire and none of its weaknesses. He and his allies endeavor to wage war on technologically advanced vampires and an evil overlord who plans to extinguish the human race.Read more…

20 Sep

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

September 20, 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…

21 Sep

7617 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Inglewood 90043

September 21, 2018 To September 21, 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…

21 Sep

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036 USA

September 21, 2018 To September 21, 2018

6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

LACMA Friday Night Jazz presents Trane Stories: A Salute to John Coltrane. On September 23rd, John Coltrane would have celebrated his 92nd birthday. Trane Stories celebrates the music of John Coltrane with lyric, poetry, and spoken word as well as his music.Read more…

21 Sep

Pacific Palms Conference Resort, One Industry Hills Parkway, Industry Hills, CA 91744

September 21, 2018 To September 21, 2018

11:00 am To 9:30 pm

Brotherhood Crusade is a 50-year old grassroots organization with a vision of improving quality of life and meeting the unmet needs of low-income, under-served, under-represented and disenfranchised individuals. We envision a South Los Angeles devoid of health disparities, disenfranchisement and poverty-associated adverse public health conditions.Read more…

21 Sep

2000 Fairground Road, Monterey, California, USA

September 21, 2018 To September 23, 2018

11:00 am To 11:00 pm

The 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds with over 500 artists performing nonstop on eight stages for three nights and two days of the world’s best jazz.Read more…

21 Sep

The Tree South LA, 8227 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047, United States

September 21, 2018 To September 21, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Guest Teachers Aja Souljourner, KYT & Lauren, KYT ( Kemetic Yoga Teacher) Maat Ka & Goddess Sequence Maat (Truth-Righteousnes-Justice-Balance) Ka(Spirit) is about Harmonizing Spirit with the Universe, and universal forces.  MAAT KA opens the energy channels and allows for the flow of life force through the body which in turn…Read more…

21 Sep

Laugh with friends Friday Comedy Showrecurrences

The Comedy Union, 5040 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90019, USA

September 21, 2018 To October 26, 2018

10:00 pm To 11:30 pm

Laughs with Friends this & every Friday night! See some of the biggest names that you’ve seen on Comic View, Def Comedy Jam, & Comedy Central! It’s gonna be FIRE so Don’t miss it!Read more…

21 Sep

Sheryl Underwood @Ontario Improvrecurrences

Ontario Improv Comedy Club, 4555 Mills Cir, Ontario, CA 91764, USA

September 21, 2018 To September 22, 2018

7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Sheryl Underwood – Owner and CEO – Pack Rat Productions Inc., Entertainer,  Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and 23rd International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.Read more…

22 Sep

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA

September 22, 2018 To September 22, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

KJAZZ 88.1 presents The Hollywood Blues Bash featuring Mavis Staples. At the beginning of her eighth decade of singing truth, Mavis Staples has delivered If All I Was Was Black (ANTI- Records), ten songs about America today, where the present is filled with ghosts of the past.Read more…

22 Sep

Four Points Anaheim, 1221 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, California 92805

September 22, 2018 To September 23, 2018

6:00 pm To 1:00 am

Join Face of Kenya USA and ambassadors in fundraising for a charity of choice. Face of KenyaUSA aims to promote cultural diplomacy, youth empowerment, community cohesion, charitable initiatives and progressive branding of Kenyan products.Read more…

22 Sep

The Hen House, 1540 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

September 22, 2018 To September 22, 2018

4:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Dr. Ray Briggs is an Associate Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at California State University, Long Beach, where he coordinates the jazz combo program and teaches courses in jazz history and ethnomusicology. Dr. Briggs holds a Ph.D. and a M.A.Read more…

22 Sep

The Canyon - Santa Clarita, Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Suite 1351, Santa Clarita, CA. 91355

September 22, 2018 To September 22, 2018

9:00 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…

22 Sep

West Jeff To-Go, West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

September 22, 2018 To September 22, 2018

3:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Technically, the summer is over. But as we know over here on the west coast, it’s basically summertime vibes year round. We couldn’t get too deep into the fall months without doing this one more time. Shouts to everyone who continues to spread the good word about #MakossaLA.Read more…

22 Sep

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, California 91108, USA

September 22, 2018 To September 22, 2018

8:30 am To 5:00 pm

  Father, Daughter, Allies Peter and Adenike Harris, also known as Pops‘nAde, provide practical and loving lessons learned from years of courageous “call-and-response” dialogue that helped them heal in the years after Adenike revealed her stepfather had sexually abused her from the ages of 14 to 22.Read more…

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