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…

11 Aug

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown, 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

August 11, 2018 To September 2, 2018

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

In Dear 1968,… artist Sadie Barnette mines personal and political histories using family photographs, recent drawings, and selections from the file that the FBI amassed after her father joined the Black Panther Party in 1968.Read more…

15 Aug

Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA

August 15, 2018 To August 15, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

After his grandmother is killed in a Mafia hit, naïve and purehearted repairman Darryl fashions a bulletproof housecoat and red long johns to take on the mob as Blankman.Read more…

15 Aug

The Lodge Room, 104 N. AVE 56, Highland Park/Los Angeles, CA 90042

August 15, 2018 To August 16, 2018

8:00 pm To 2:00 am

The drummer and unofficial music director of the late Fela Kuti’s band, Africa 70, from 1968 until 1979, Tony Allen helped create the sounds of Afro-beat. With his solo recordings, however, Allen has refused to remain stagnant, incorporating dub and avant-garde hip-hop influences into his modern African dance music.Read more…

16 Aug

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

August 16, 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…

16 Aug

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

August 16, 2018 To August 16, 2018

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Named after a Gullah expression that roughly translates to “work it” or “get funky,” Ranky Tanky builds upon the musical traditions of the South Carolina Low Country with gospel-style vocals, jazzy trumpet solos, and African rhythms.Read more…

16 Aug

509 Boccaccio Ave, Venice, CA 90291

August 16, 2018 To August 16, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

We are very excited to announce a CoderDojo LA fundraising dinner on August 16th in Venice to support our new virtual reality curriculum development and coding lessons for more underserved youth in LA! CoderDojo LA has taught kids to code from all communities in Los Angeles since 2012, hosted at…Read more…

17 Aug

Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

August 17, 2018 To August 17, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Once stand-up comedians become full-blown TV and movie stars, you don’t really expect to ever get to see them perform live again. But with The Comedy Get Down tour, you have the chance to catch some of the biggest names in comedy all in one amazing show.Read more…

17 Aug

The Tabernacle, 333 W. Florence Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301

August 17, 2018 To August 17, 2018

5:30 pm To 10:30 pm

We are going to Wakanda! It’s Outdoor Movie Night at Faithful Central and we’ll be watching Black Panther. We will have a game truck, food, music, and more. Bring your lawn chairs, and blow up furniture.Read more…

18 Aug

The SOL Venue 313 E Carson St Carson, CA 90745

August 18, 2018 To August 18, 2018

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

FREE Event!!! Come out and check out the hottest authors in African American lit and even meet some of your favorite celebrity authors. Readers, Authors, everybody come out and join us! Meet authors of different genres of African American lit while enjoying, music, food and beverages.Read more…

18 Aug

The Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA

August 18, 2018 To August 18, 2018

7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Keith Sweat, a Harlem-born R&B singer/songwriter known for his distinctive “whining” vocal style, co-produced 1984/1985 singles by GQ and Roberta Gilliam and issued independent singles of his own (“Lucky Seven” and “My Mind Is Made Up”), but he didn’t release his debut full-length for Elektra, Make It Last Forever, until…Read more…

18 Aug

Spectrum Amphitheatre, 11200 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311, USA

August 18, 2018 To August 18, 2018

7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Eight-time GRAMMY® award winning musician and reggae icon Ziggy Marley and GRAMMY® award winning Steel Pulse bring Rebellion Rises 2018 Tour to Spectrum Amphitheatre in Bakersfield, CA.  The tour supports Marley’s seventh full-length solo studio album, Rebellion Rises (Tuff Gong Worldwide).  Fully written, recorded and produced by Marley, this passionate…Read more…

18 Aug

Kinetic Studio, 3701 West 54th Street, Los Angeles

August 18, 2018 To August 18, 2018

1:00 pm To 5:00 pm

South LA’s Finest, Chef Wose Kofi of Baba’s Vegan Cafe hosts this juicy creative pot of vegan presentations by local entrepreneurs and their life giving products. Come access South LA’s alternative and mindful vendors specializing in food, teas, meditation, health/nutrition & goods/services. This is a family event. All children are free.Read more…

18 Aug

Warner Ranch Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, USA

August 18, 2018 To August 18, 2018

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king.Read more…

18 Aug

African-American Resource Center, A.C.Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90061

August 18, 2018 To August 18, 2018

1:00 pm To 3:30 pm

Filmmaker Harold Welton presents, “Jackson: Not Just a Name.”  Born out of the 1970s student protests by a group of socially conscious African Americans from the Avalon Gardens Housing Projects who joined together under the title of the “Jonathan Jackson Educational Cadre (or JJEC)” to uplift their community.Read more…

18 Aug

Inkwell Beach, West on Pico Blvd. to Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica, CA

August 18, 2018 To August 18, 2018

10:00 am To 10:00 pm

Nappywood presents Waves and Curls – A Natural Lifestyle Beach Festival! Enjoy A Fun Day at the Beach with Family and Friends. Bring your picnic basket, hat, sunscreen, your beach gear and plenty of water. Leave the rest to us.Read more…

18 Aug

Cielo Galleries/Studios, 3201 Maple Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011, USA

August 18, 2018 To August 18, 2018

4:00 pm To 7:00 pm

JOKOCollective joins with Black August L.A. in observance of Black August. We stand in solidarity with activists who, in the course of their dynamic resistance work, have sacrificed their personal freedom and been made subject to the unchecked brutality of the U.S. prison system.Read more…

18 Aug

WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

August 18, 2018 To August 18, 2018

3:00 pm To 11:30 pm

The 38th Annual Marcus Garvey Day Celebration is an indoor-outdoor tribute to Marcus and Amy Garvey featuring live music by ‘Hempress Sativa Nyabinghi Priest, Prof-I Empress Akua w/ Lestarfari Band’ into ‘Hempress Sativa w/ Lestarfari Band Nyabinghi Priest, Prof-I Rob Symeonn Empress Akua with DJ Lulu. Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr.Read more…

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