Events

10 Feb

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Parking Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 9002

February 10, 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…

04 Mar

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

March 4, 2018 To September 3, 2018

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

“As people are being pushed out of their context, their neighborhoods, their narratives, I think we need the platform to tell our stories.” —Visual artist Lauren Halsey, on The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), presents Lauren Halsey: we still here, there, a site-specific…Read more…

31 Mar

KhASA T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Sema (Yoga) classrecurrences

3773 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles 90016

March 31, 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…

06 Apr

Stella Adler Academy of Acting, 6773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

April 6, 2018 To April 29, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The one of a kind, amazing annual event that audiences have fallen in love with year after year is back and it’s a “Celebration!” For a decade, Towne Street Theatre (TST) LA’s premiere African American theatre company, has produced the popular Ten-Minute Play Festival.Read more…

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…

13 Apr

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

April 13, 2018 To April 27, 2018

1:00 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…

20 Apr

Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood, CA 90038

April 20, 2018 To April 29, 2018

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Veronica Loving, Author, Advocate and Playwright is fighting to raise awareness on sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence with her new stage play “Feeding A Monster” during April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This play deals with the taboo topics of sexual assault and the trauma surrounding it.Read more…

25 Apr

Art + Practice Public Programs Space, 4334 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90008

April 25, 2018 To April 25, 2018

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

In his practice, Los Angeles-based video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins uses storytelling as a tool to examine questions of race, history and power.Read more…

26 Apr

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

April 26, 2018 To April 26, 2018

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Doors open at 8:00 PM Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan.Read more…

26 Apr

The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

April 26, 2018 To April 26, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

In a live episode of his hit podcast, host LeVar Burton will hand-pick a piece of short fiction and read it to us.  Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads.Read more…

26 Apr

Belly Up, 143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075, USA

April 26, 2018 To April 26, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Blues Hall of Famer, Robert Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. “One of the greatest guitarists of his generation” (Rolling Stone). Blues Hall of Fame inductee + five time Grammy Winner.Read more…

26 Apr

Los Angeles Trade Technical College, South Tent, West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

April 26, 2018 To April 27, 2018

8:30 am To 8:00 pm

At this event, convened by the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, we share and discuss research and activism to analyze structures of urban displacement, racialized policing, criminal justice debt, forced labor, and the mass supervision and control of youth.Read more…

27 Apr

Book Soup, Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, USA

April 27, 2018 To April 27, 2018

7:00 am To 9:00 am

Authors Jennifer Fink and Sikivu Hutchinson read and discuss their historical fiction novels Bhopal Dance and White Nights, Black Paradise.  Bhopal Dance is a queer feminist take on the 1984 Bhopal Union Carbide gas leak tragedy and White Nights, Black Paradise explores the 1978 Jonestown Guyana massacre from an African American female…Read more…

27 Apr

Bowling Green, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California 91711

April 27, 2018 To April 27, 2018

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

“She sings of fragility, hope and self-empowerment, and exudes all three. What’s irresistible, above all, is her cradling, sensuous, gentle sound. She is stunning.” —The San Francisco Chronicle Meklit’s fusion of jazz and folk is filtered through her native Ethiopian musical lens.Read more…

27 Apr

Raleigh Studios | 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038

April 27, 2018 To April 29, 2018

6:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The 24th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase features the artistry of emerging African American filmmakers. Event includes moderated Q&A with directors, cast and crew providing insight and opportunity to engage in dialogue. View over 80 films from around the world! Advance Ticket Reservation Suggested.Read more…

27 Apr

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

April 27, 2018 To April 27, 2018

4:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Come in on Friday, April 27 from 6-8 pm and have a chance to view and or purchase the amazing artwork of Local artist, Khalifa Lahut.Read more…

27 Apr

The Beat Box Studio L.A., Teale St, Los Angeles, CA, USA

April 27, 2018 To April 27, 2018

7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

JOIN US FOR A FESTIVE NIGHT OF UNITY, NETWORKING, AND BLACK EMPOWERMENT! COME CELEBRATE BCIF – CALIFORNIA’S ONLY COMMUNITY-BASED, NON-BANK CONTROLLED, MICROLENDING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT IS SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED ON ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY.   LAST YEAR, MORE THAN 160 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE INAUGURAL EVENT.Read more…

27 Apr

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego, 8110 Aero Dr, San Diego, San Diego, California 92123, USA

April 27, 2018 To April 27, 2018

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Presented by: Carezma Entertainment, Chuck Dennis Productions, Floyd A. Smith in conjunction with Music Therapy for VeteransAN EVENING OF JAZZ AND SOUL: Featuring the Incomparable Vocals of ELOISE LAWS, Legendary Saxophonist RONNIE LAWS, and Renowned Trumpeter TOM BROWNE.Special Performance by DANEEN WILBURN and D.J.Read more…

28 Apr

The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90029, USA

April 28, 2018 To April 28, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Meklit is an Ethio-American vocalist, composer and TED Senior Fellow. Her unique sound brings together pentatonic horns, high energy East African rhythms and a singer-songwriter’s storytelling and strum. She will perform songs from her new album, When the People Move, the Music Moves Too.Read more…

28 Apr

Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, California 90069

April 28, 2018 To April 28, 2018

2:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Merging fictional and non-fictional worlds reflective of the LGBTQ experience, The Broad and ARRAY, founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, presents a double feature screening of the cult classic The Watermelon Woman (1996), directed by and starring Cheryl Dunye, and the electric documentary Jewel’s Catch One (2016), by female filmmaker C.…Read more…

28 Apr

Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802, United States

April 28, 2018 To April 28, 2018

7:00 am To 4:00 pm

The Expo hall will be filled with hundreds of Vendors and Exhibitors with beautiful displays, information and tons of giveaways. KJLH air personality Tammi Mac will be cooking healthy with Tosha Mac (Wendy Raquel Robinson).Read more…

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