Events

27 Apr

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

April 27, 2017 To July 30, 2017

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

African-Print Fashion Now introduces visitors to a dynamic and diverse African dress tradition and the increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits: “popular” African-print styles created by local seamstresses and tailors across the continent; international runway fashions designed by Africa’s newest generation of couturiers; and boundary-breaking, transnational, and youth styles…Read more…

08 Jun

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

June 8, 2017 To August 7, 2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

The first exhibition to examine the life and work of celebrated author Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) since her archive came to The Huntington in 2008, “Octavia E.Read more…

08 Jul

PIPS On La Brea 1356 S. La Brea Ave (cross street and Pico)

July 8, 2017 To August 26, 2017

2:00 pm To 6:00 pm

REGGAE SATURDAYSLive Music, Drinks, Food & Friends Happiest Hour in LA$1 Sangria 2pm – 3pm Featuring Live Reggae Bands WeeklyUrban DreadMy Reggae BandPrime Livity Live Band Live DJFull Bar Restaurant and Patio SeatingStreet Parking and Valet ParkingRead more…

11 Jul

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, 11th Street, Santa Monica 90401

July 11, 2017 To August 6, 2017

7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans experience the ultimate culture shock when invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise the Lord television show. The Winans teenagers have the opportunity not just to become television celebrities, but also to integrate TV evangelism.Read more…

15 Jul

Los Angeles Southwest College, West Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles

July 15, 2017 To August 5, 2017

8:00 am To 4:00 pm

SoCalNOMA’s 8th Annual Architecture & Engineering Summer Camp provides an opportunity to teach and to engage our youth about the process and impact of architectural design.  The program is designed and taught, primarily although not exclusively, by local African-American architects.Read more…

16 Jul

PIPS On La Brea 1356 S. La Brea Ave (cross street La Brea & Pico)

July 16, 2017 To August 27, 2017

2:00 pm To 9:00 pm

“SUNDOWN SUNDAYS” Grown & Sexy Day PartyLive music by “Sanctuary” Band Ft.Read more…

21 Jul

Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046, United States

July 21, 2017 To August 7, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

We hear a lot of chatter about “toxic” masculinity. Now is the time to discuss Black masculinity, to engage in honest conversations about Black men’s lives, love, and pains. From the words, creativity and cultural exploration of writer, poet and family man, Peter J.Read more…

25 Jul

EP & LP Restaurant, Rooftop, 603 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90069 United States

July 25, 2017 To July 25, 2017

7:30 pm To 11:00 pm

A unique outdoor cinema experience nestled in the heart of West Hollywood’s fashion and design precinct. The Melrose Rooftop Cinema is attached to the property occupied by E.P. & L.P. and the entry is via the lobby at 603 N La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood.Read more…

25 Jul

Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

July 25, 2017 To July 25, 2017

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

As far as household names in percussion go Pete Escovedo ranks high on the list. A prominent San Francisco/Oakland area multi-percussionist and a force in the local festival and recording scene, even in his seventies, Pete is known worldwide for his session work and solo albums.Read more…

26 Jul

Pasadena Playhouse Theater 39 S. El Molino Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

July 26, 2017 To August 20, 2017

10:00 am To 11:00 pm

The Gospel of Rock. The Spirit of the Blues. Open your heart and soul to the legendary life and times of Sister Rosetta Tharpe in this world premiere musical conceived and directed by Randy Johnson, creator of the smash hit A Night with Janis Joplin.Read more…

26 Jul

The Creative House 122 N Market St, Inglewood, CA, United States

July 26, 2017 To July 26, 2017

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Come listen to legendary West Coast emcee, Ras Kass kick off our Rebel Talk series.Read more…

26 Jul

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90028

July 26, 2017 To July 26, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

🎶🎶  The Young Artist Jazz Series Proudly Presents The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center Big Band.Read more…

28 Jul

Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA, United States

July 28, 2017 To July 30, 2017

12:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The Long Beach Crawfish Festival returns for its 25th year of serving up succulent scores of seasoned Cajun crustaceans prepared to mouth-watering perfection in the world’s largest crawfish pots. The authentic, Louisiana-style crawfish is prepared by Harold & Belle’s Restaurant Master Chefs and served with Cajun potatoes and corn.Read more…

28 Jul

The Observatory 3503 S Harbor Blvd Santa Ana, CA

July 28, 2017 To July 28, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Born and bred on Chicago’s South Side, R&B singer Jeremih taught himself how to play several instruments and didn’t consider himself a vocalist until a warmly received performance at a talent show.Read more…

29 Jul

Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, 2920 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles

July 29, 2017 To July 29, 2017

3:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library welcomes the Lula Washington Youth Dance Ensemble presented by LA Made. The Lula Washington Dance Theatre was founded in 1980 by Lula and Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for minority dance artists in South Los Angeles.Read more…

29 Jul

California Plaza 350 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles 90071

July 29, 2017 To July 29, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Get the funk out! 40 years ago, the legendary collective P-Funk released a groundbreaking album that would ignite dance floors and shape R&B and hip-hop forever. Join us to celebrate the cosmic genius of George Clinton, William “Bootsy” Collins, Bernie Worrell, Maurice White, Junie Morrison, Sun Ra and more.Read more…

29 Jul

12001 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293

July 29, 2017 To July 29, 2017

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

HBCU Los Angeles presents… The Beach Party! The originators of the nostalgic “SoCal HBCU Beach Party” are making a return this Summer! Join us as we ignite Los Angeles with a lot of Southern comfort, while hanging with your kin folk! Featuring: FOOD – FUN – MUSIC – GAMES. Welcome invitation to ALL…Read more…

29 Jul

Ride On! Bike Co-Op, 4319 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008, United States

July 29, 2017 To July 29, 2017

10:00 am To 2:00 pm

Ride On! Bike Co-Op in Leimert Park is Organizer of Community Bike Ride Ride On! aims to provide the tools, space and a community environment to facilitate bike repair education.Read more…

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