Events

28 Jun

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

June 28, 2017 To October 15, 2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Between 1910 and 1950, parallel to the rise of Hollywood’s Golden Age, a new movie genre — race films — was born. Though their history is largely forgotten, they were made specifically for African American audiences, starred black performers, and were wildly popular in their time.Read more…

27 Aug

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290

August 27, 2017 To September 30, 2017

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Trouble In Mind: A Play by Alice Childress – A theatre troupe rehearses a play during the 1950s, at the dawning of the Civil Rights movement. The subject is as relevant now as ever: racism in America.Read more…

13 Sep

Mark Taper Forum, The Music Center 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90012

September 13, 2017 To October 22, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

An astonishing, deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith from MacArthur “Genius Award”-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), featuring Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad.Read more…

22 Sep

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, Los Angeles, CA

September 22, 2017 To September 22, 2017

8:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Viver Brasil will feature premieres by choreographers Marina Magalhães and Vera Passos, with new music by Kahlil Cummings and Simon Carroll. These works will illuminate the Afro-Brazilian ancestral wisdom of orixa dance and music, the social dances of frevo, samba and the spectacle of the bloco afro.Read more…

23 Sep

KRST Unity Center of Afrakan, South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

September 23, 2017 To September 23, 2017

6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The AAPRP is hosting an event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana. Guest speaker will be Min. Akbar Muhammad the International representative of the Nation of Islam and resident of Ghana.Read more…

23 Sep

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

September 23, 2017 To September 23, 2017

8:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One (which went Platinum), and the impassioned hit single “Get Here” (the Brenda Russell composition that became an unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War) Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S.Read more…

23 Sep

La Conxa, 2628 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

September 23, 2017 To September 23, 2017

6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

We’ll be showing the documentary, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” and to have a critical discussion. Not only on the documentary, but also on the larger necessity of serving the people, on building towards larger movements to combat societal issues.Read more…

23 Sep

The Broad, 221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

September 23, 2017 To September 23, 2017

8:00 pm To 12:00 am

Summer Happenings at The Broad ends the season with an homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat. Punk meets hip hop, gay meets straight, black meets white, and downtown party meets uptown art world— influences that made Basquiat the man he was.Read more…

23 Sep

Cal State University Dominguez Hills 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747

September 23, 2017 To September 23, 2017

9:00 am To 2:00 pm

Attention Men!! 102.3 Radio Free KJLH seeks to provide a day of information, resources and inspiration geared to empower and inform you.Read more…

23 Sep

William Grant Still Community, 2520 West View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016, United States

September 23, 2017 To November 18, 2017

3:00 pm To 6:00 pm

“A Woman’s Place…”September 23 – November 18 2017 Exhibit Opening Reception:Saturday, September 23, 3:00 – 6:00 PM William Grant Still Arts Center2520 Sout West View Street, Los Angeles 90016 FREEDJ Sets by Kristi Lomax (KPFK, One Track Mind)Sasha Ali(Miss Modular)Sofia (ZONK! , Chez Les Yé-Yé) Regular Gallery Hours                         Tuesdays – Saturdays, Noon to 5:00  PM The…Read more…

23 Sep

Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA, United States

September 23, 2017 To September 23, 2017

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

On September 23, 2017, the newly formed Los Angeles Coalition for Peace, Revolution and Social Justice invites you to a panel of Latino, African American and Middle Eastern educators and activists to discuss the following topics and questions: *What is the Prison-Industrial Complex in the U.S.Read more…

24 Sep

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, Los Angeles, CA

September 24, 2017 To September 24, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Presented in association with The Apollo Theater, Grammy-winning artist Patti Austin hosts an all-star evening celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday, part of The Apollo’s year-long celebration of this iconic jazz singer.Read more…

24 Sep

The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

September 24, 2017 To September 24, 2017

4:00 pm To 7:00 pm

  This year we have a host of celebrity guests, including film composer          Artie Butler, internationally acclaimed violinist Karen Briggs, and producer  H.B. Barnum. Tony Cornelius will give a special tribute to his father, Don Cornelius and Soul Train.Read more…

24 Sep

Fowler Museum, UCLA Los Angeles 90024

September 24, 2017 To September 24, 2017

12:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of programs to celebrate the opening of “Axé Bahia.” At 12pm in the Courtyard, esteemed Candomblé elder Dona Cici performs a ritual blessing of the exhibition followed by dance and music by Viver Brasil. At 1pm, curators Patrick A.Read more…

24 Sep

Lula Washington Dance Theatre, 3773 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016

September 24, 2017 To September 24, 2017

3:00 pm To 5:00 pm

DAANSEKOU will host Traditional West African Sabar Dance Class with World Renowned Senegalese Artist YELLY THIOUNE of African Ndiguel Group. This class is for ALL LEVELS. YELLY THIOUNE was born into a griot family.Read more…

25 Sep

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90007

September 25, 2017 To September 25, 2017

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

See Teach Us All, a documentary on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America’s schools continue to represent the key battleground of the Civil Rights Movement.Read more…

26 Sep

Belly Up, 143 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075

September 26, 2017 To September 26, 2017

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

In the wake of their historical GRAMMY win for Best Reggae Album as the Producer and Artist for “Strictly Roots”, which was released under their own independent label CTBC Music Group, the Iconic GRAMMY Award-Winning cultured driven band has managed yet again to deliver another classic album.Read more…

27 Sep

GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

September 27, 2017 To September 27, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

ive-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist, producer and composer, Victor Wooten, will release his 10th studio album, and first in five years, on Sept.Read more…

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