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…

28 Apr

Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach 90804

April 28, 2018 To May 26, 2018

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Crumbs From the Table of Joy comes from the fertile mind of  Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage who brought us the popular By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.  This is a timeless tale of a family’s struggles in 1950s America.  The Crump family, having recently lost their mother, moves from…Read more…

12 May

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

May 12, 2018 To May 26, 2018

11:00 pm To 1:00 am

Pip’s After Dark: Saturday Night Blues: Featuring Bobby Hurricane Blues Band 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 –…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…

22 May

Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California 92501, USA

May 22, 2018 To May 22, 2018

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach, and the author of many New York Times bestsellers.Read more…

23 May

Cultural Interiors, 4421 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

May 23, 2018 To May 23, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

We’re back with another hilarious wine filled night! Join us, May 23rd for Wine Down Wednesday here at Cultural Interiors! A night filled with laughter and complimentary wine featuring Benny Blue (TruTV LaffTracks), Veronica K (Funny as Fck Comedy) and more! Doors open at 8:00 Showtime is 8:30 Tix are…Read more…

23 May

USC Galen Center, 3400 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

May 23, 2018 To May 23, 2018

10:00 am To 11:30 am

Join us to find out about jobs available for the construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park. In recognition that communities surrounding the Museum will be greatly impacted by its construction, residents are strongly encouraged to seek employment opportunities throughout the construction phase.Read more…

24 May

SFJAZZ Center 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA 94102

May 24, 2018 To May 24, 2018

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Part of the May 24-27 Miles Davis Festival at the San Francisco JAZZ Center.  Fronted by masterful trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a group of stellar instrumentalists and fusion-era Miles Davis alumni come together as Miles Electric Band, a multi-generational band specializing in the wired-up and funky music Davis created from the late 1960s to the…Read more…

24 May

Crowne Plaza Hotel Los Angeles Airport, 5985 West Century Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045

May 24, 2018 To May 24, 2018

6:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 24th to hear Dr. George C. Fraser and Dr. Cozette White in Los Angeles. If you would like to attend the AMAZING PowerNetworking Conference, come to the event for a Special Rate for the Los Angeles group.Read more…

25 May

Lodge Room, Los Angeles, CA, USA

May 25, 2018 To May 26, 2018

9:00 pm To 1:00 am

Afro-Brazilian singer and songwriter, Thalma de Freitas performs “Songbook: How to Read Brazil in Thirteen Original Songs”, featuring her own compositions, some recorded by legendary Brazilian artists like Gal Costa and João Donato. This show is a celebration of her rich heritage and the strong expression of contemporary samba-jazz.Read more…

26 May

The Teragram Ballroom, 1234 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

May 26, 2018 To May 26, 2018

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

KCRW Presents Rocky Dawuni  with special guests Afrolicious and DJ Glenn Red (Afro Funke’/La Junta). Ghana’s Afro Reggae star, Rocky Dawuni, has been featured on CNN International’s “African Voices” and has had a stellar few years with the success of his NAACP Image Award nominated “Hymns For the Rebel Soul” album as…Read more…

26 May

California African American Museum, State Drive, Los Angeles

May 26, 2018 To May 26, 2018

5:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Don’t miss out on a one-of-a-kind event that creates a powerful message of empowerment for all women and girls. This unique show brings together amazing fashion styles, stunning choreography, top models, and sensational art from local artists all on one stage.Read more…

26 May

3341 West 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA, USA

May 26, 2018 To May 26, 2018

10:00 am To 6:00 pm

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness month? We invite the public to a one-of-a-kind, FREE alternative health & wellness fair for the entire family on Saturday May 26th  from 10am to 6pm throughout the Leimert Park Village.Read more…

27 May

Laugh Factory 8001 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046

May 27, 2018 To May 27, 2018

7:00 pm To 12:00 am

Join us for a hilarious night of comedy at Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show! Hosted by comedian Ron G (Punk’d, Last Comic Standing, Who’s Got Jokes), with music by DJ Sidekick, Chocolate Sundaes provides a fun alternative to the nightlife scene.  We showcase a powerful mix of seasoned veterans as well as…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…

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…

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…

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