Events

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…

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…

08 Jul

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, North Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

July 8, 2018 To August 12, 2018

12:00 pm To 2:00 pm

Three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen is back for the third season running with her wildly popular Dance Sundays, an exhilarating series of FREE, outdoor dance events – Salsa, African, Tap, Hip-Hop and more – for the whole family!  Read more…

14 Jul

Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive, Los Angeles, 90008

July 14, 2018 To August 18, 2018

9:00 am To 1:00 pm

This Resiliency Training program is designed to teach African American boys ages 10-17 how to Adapt Well and Recover Quickly.  Participants will develop tools for healthy physical and emotional wellness in the face of life’s challenges.Read more…

19 Jul

Poetic Soul L.A.recurrences

6365 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

July 19, 2018 To July 19, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

If you build a bridge, someone indeed will cross it.Read more…

20 Jul

MOCA Grand Avenue, South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 20, 2018 To September 3, 2018

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), presents Lauren Halsey: we still here, there, a site-specific installation work created at MOCA’s Grand Avenue location.Read more…

20 Jul

402 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

July 20, 2018 To July 21, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

ENJOY an ALL NEW type of comic-con show during the week of San Diego Comic-con! The Afrofuturism Lounge is a first of it’s kind; Part After Party, Part Black Artists Showcase.Read more…

21 Jul

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

July 21, 2018 To September 29, 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…

21 Jul

Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, California 90292, USA

July 21, 2018 To July 21, 2018

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Marina del Rey Free Summer Concert Series welcomes Lalah Hathaway. Grab your friends and family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or low-profile beach chair and enjoy! Gourmet Food Trucks open at 5:00. Seating is first come first served – no seat saving.Read more…

21 Jul

Industry Hills Expo Center 16200 Temple Ave., City of Industry, CA 91744

July 21, 2018 To July 22, 2018

6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

To the delight of thrilled audiences and rodeo fans, some of the nation’s most skilled and entertaining Black cowboys and cowgirls will ride into Los Angeles to compete in the nation’s only touring Black rodeo competition—the thrilling Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR), celebrating its 34th year.Read more…

21 Jul

Arts District Loft, 584 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

July 21, 2018 To July 21, 2018

3:00 pm To 8:00 pm

EAT your way through the best Jollof rice dishes LA has to offer at our annual Jollof Festival. We’ve challenged LA’s Jollof chefs and restaurants to come up with exciting takes on this classic African comfort food.Read more…

21 Jul

Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

July 21, 2018 To July 22, 2018

9:00 pm To 11:00 pm

90s LA hip hop meets stoner classic in this dank comedy.   Craig Jones (Ice Cube) and his buddy (Chris Tucker) let their Friday go up in smoke when they blaze through a stash of weed that was meant to be sold.Read more…

22 Jul

The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA

July 22, 2018 To July 22, 2018

3:00 pm To 5:00 pm

GENTRIFIED- Metaphor of the Drums, is set in contemporary Harlem. The play explores the ramifications of the gentrification movement in New York and nationally.  African American and life-long Harlemite Reggie Green is having a sexual liaison with Shannon Miller, who is white and a new resident of Harlem.Read more…

22 Jul

1548 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 22, 2018 To July 22, 2018

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Soul of SoCal invites you to vibe out at our Lofty downtown L.A Ultimate R&B Dance & Paint Party !! Angelique Talbert, owner of Pink Studio, will instruct you on how to create one of her signature paintings while you’re hanging with friends, sipping on wine and listening to your…Read more…

24 Jul

L.A. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA , 90071

July 24, 2018 To July 24, 2018

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

PEN America and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series present a reading, conversation, and celebration of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.  Editor Sahm Venter and granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela will share the stage with Ashaki Jackson, Colm Tóibín, and Amanda Gorman with music by DJ Nnamdi Moweta.Read more…

24 Jul

Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

July 24, 2018 To July 24, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Dayren Santamaria is a Cuban violinist is charting her own path with her All-Star Afro-Cuban Jazz band, “Made In Cuba.” After graduating from the National Art School in Havana, she had extended engagements playing with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Havana and as concertmaster of the Camerata Romeu.  Educated in…Read more…

26 Jul

Temescal Gateway Park 15601 West Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades CA 90272

July 26, 2018 To July 29, 2018

3:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Own your own voice, Gather together and Get it together ~ More than a Make-over, It’s a Take-over Of your own Soul by your Spirit Join your Soul Sisters for: Soul Enlightening Workshops Sunrise and Moonlight Meditations Awe Inspiring Ritual and Celebration Music, Magic, Movement and Massage Creativity, Spontaneity, Prayer and…Read more…

26 Jul

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

July 26, 2018 To July 26, 2018

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Hailed as a “driving motivational force” (Huffington Post) with a voice that’s “the stuff of dreams” (Essence), Oakland-born singer-songwriter Goapele—whose name means “to move forward” in the African language Setswana—kicks off this season of Sunset Concerts with her deeply personal take on R&B, soul, funk, and hip-hop.Read more…

26 Jul

Culver City City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA

July 26, 2018 To July 26, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The summer concert series at Culver City City Hall features Brenda Lee Eager. This incredible songstress and accomplished songwriter captivates audiences with a soulful delivery uniquely her own.Read more…

27 Jul

Greek Theater, 2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

July 27, 2018 To July 27, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly has established a trust fund with music lovers worldwide. Fans know when they attend a Maze concert they will be treated to an evening of honest, raw soul music. And that’s how it has been for more than 40 years. Nothing has changed.Read more…

27 Jul

California Plaza, 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave , Los Angeles, CA 90071

July 27, 2018 To July 27, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Artist-educators Roger Guenveur Smith and Lula Washington celebrate the bicentennial of pioneering abolitionist and feminist Frederick Douglass in an electric evening of solo movement and performance featuring percussionist Marcus Miller. Douglass’ classic 19th-century texts inspire a radically remixed vision of the present American moment.Read more…

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