24 Sep

The Fowler Museum, UCLA 308 Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles 90024

September 24, 2017 To April 15, 2018

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Axé Bahia explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. Since the 1940s, Salvador has been an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture, and it remains an important hub of African-inspired artistic practices in Latin America.Read more…

07 Nov

La Jolla Playhouse 2910 La Jolla Village Drive La Jolla CA 92037

November 7, 2017 To December 17, 2017

7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

This vibrant, world-premiere musical charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco, from her modest Boston childhood to international stardom.Read more…

17 Nov

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, United States

November 17, 2017 To November 26, 2017

8:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Dr. Nile Winters has it all… except for one thing! Her final check mark has still yet to be placed by husband. After yet another break-up she quickly realizes all good-byes aren’t gone when her suitor returns to put a ring on it.Read more…

19 Nov

The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, United States

November 19, 2017 To November 19, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Doors Open: 7:00 PM To celebrate the release of Ash, Ibeyi sets out on their global tour, including a stop in LA on November 19 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The French-Cuban twin sisters mix Afro-Cuban roots with percussion & electro-soul.Read more…

20 Nov

Runway Boutique L.A., 807 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

November 20, 2017 To November 20, 2017

4:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Come out and celebrate National Head Wrap day at Runway Boutique with Head Wraps and Cocktails! Mixer Highlights ~ Handbag Paint & Sip Head Wrap Workshops Head Wrap Photo ExhibitRead more…

22 Nov

JW Marriott Los Angeles, 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles

November 22, 2017 To November 23, 2017

7:00 pm To 1:00 am

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. presents its Annual Thanksgiving Eve Cocktail Sip *A Diamond Affair* –  The event includes Dinner and Dancing – Cocktail Attire VIP Packages and Sponsorships available.Read more…

25 Nov

November 25, 2017 To November 25, 2017

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

“New Jack Turkey Jam” stars  Teddy Riley & Friends with Guy, Blackstreet with Dave Hollister, Today with Big Bub, Kool Moe Dee, Christopher Williams, Wrekx-N-Effect and more! Presented by Diamond Productions LiveRead more…

29 Nov

LA Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

November 29, 2017 To November 29, 2017

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

James Forman, Jr. in conversation with Robin D.G. Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of American History.  Why has our society become so punitive? In recent years, critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color.Read more…

29 Nov

CSUSM Arts & Lectures, 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92078

November 29, 2017 To November 29, 2017

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

From its roots as an online rallying call protesting police shootings of young people of color, Black Lives Matter is now a vibrant social justice movement with global reach. Co-Founder Alicia Garza will share the story of transforming a Twitter hashtag into real life activism.Read more…

29 Nov

Learn About Intuitive Tarot Card Readingrecurrences

Healing Key, East 7th Street, Long Beach, CA, United States

November 29, 2017 To November 29, 2017

6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS  LEARN ABOUT INTUITIVE TAROT CARD READING   Join the Long Beach Intuitive Readers Meetup – AGENDA: 6 PM – 7 PM – COME & INTRODUCE YOURSELF – FREE  The first hour of the meetup is dedicated to getting to know the Long Beach Intuitive Readers Meetup Members.Read more…

02 Dec

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Balboa Events Center, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90802 United States

December 2, 2017 To December 2, 2017

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

In honor of our current exhibition, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, we invite you to experience the spirit of the Caribbean at a Night in Puerto Rico.Read more…

02 Dec

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Boulavard Suite 101 Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States

December 2, 2017 To December 3, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Billie Holiday Front and Center, is a Broadway bound one woman musical show written by Sybil Harris.Read more…

02 Dec

The SOL Venue 313 E Carson St, Carson, CA 90745

December 2, 2017 To December 2, 2017

1:00 pm To 5:30 pm

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Long Beach Alumnae Chapter invites you to a Winter White Day Party. What better way to party than with a purpose? Proceeds will benefit scholarships and community programs.Read more…

03 Dec

The Mint, 6010 Pico Boulevard West, Los Angeles 90035

December 3, 2017 To December 3, 2017

2:00 pm To 4:30 pm

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Mecca of style, culture, and vibrant nightlife, Eric Nicholas, known to his peers as “Ciré the Maestro,” is the ultimate modern Renaissance artist.Ciré the Maestro is the son of a musician.Read more…

03 Dec

The Palms Restaurant, 8050 Florence Ave., Downey, CA, 90240

December 3, 2017 To December 3, 2017

3:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Dedicated to Maestro Francisco Aguabella and Hosted by The Arsenio Rodriguez Project. All ages, doors open at 3:00 pm.  Francisco Aguabella, was an Afro-Cuban percussionist considered a master sacred drummer who also had a wide-ranging career in jazz and salsa. He made his transition in 2010. He was 84.Read more…

03 Dec

Comfort LA, 1110 East 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90021

December 3, 2017 To December 3, 2017

2:00 pm To 6:00 pm

The Hottest Open Mic + Jam Session in the city PERIOD! This is the last one of the year so we want it to be BIGGER & BETTER than ever before! ADMISSION IS FREE w SIGN UP! No Lines, No Hollywood BS.Read more…

03 Dec

The Fowler Museum, Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA, United States

December 3, 2017 To December 3, 2017

2:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Mateus Aleluia was the primary composer for legendary vocal trio Os Tincoãs. A practitioner of Candomblé, Aleluia often composed songs built around ceremonial melodies.Read more…

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“Axé Bahia” at the Fowler

“Axé Bahia” at the Fowler

Brazil’s Salvador de Bahia is known as the Black Rome. A former terminus of the Atlantic slave trade, it has become Afro-Brazil’s hippest metropolis, a center of contemporary art. As in Rome, much of the art is religious, addressing the formerly outlaw faith of Candomblé. The UCLA Fowler Museum’s “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis” offers U.S. audiences their first substantial overview of [Read More...]
Naima Keith’s Electric Vision: Giving the California African American Museum a Jolt of Energy

Naima Keith’s Electric Vision: Giving the California African American Museum a Jolt of Energy

Los Angeles Times – On a recent July evening more than two thousand people circulated at an unusually vibrant art-world party in Exposition Park. It was the summer season debut at the California African American Museum (CAAM), with four new exhibitions opening at once. Guests streamed through the freshly painted galleries, food trucks doled out steaming bowls of jambalaya and spiced catfish nuggets, and DJs spun a mix of hip hop, soul and [Read More...]
We Had Hot Fun In The Summer Time: Black Cultural Events Hits The Road!

We Had Hot Fun In The Summer Time: Black Cultural Events Hits The Road!

by Tricia Cochée It’s been a hot summer both literally and figuratively in Southern California, with music, plays, festivals and celebrations from Santa Monica to San Bernardino to San Diego! hit the road to check out what’s happening in the communities we serve and beyond, so check out our photos, you may see yourself and your friends! Family, friends and volunteers kicked-off the summer activities with our first [Read More...]