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22 Sep

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

September 22, 2019 To April 5, 2020

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Betye Saar is one of the most talented artists of her generation. She is not as well known as her talents deserve, however, no doubt largely because she is a black woman who came of age in the 1960s outside of New York City.Read more…

03 Nov

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

November 3, 2019 To May 17, 2020

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu (working title) is a mid-career survey that will unite approximately 30 paintings with 32 works on paper dating from 1996 to the present by the artist who was born in Addis Ababa,…Read more…

17 Nov

The San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands CA 92374, USA

November 17, 2019 To March 8, 2020

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

Visual Artist Bernard Hoyes is pleased to present “Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change,” an exhibition of large scale watercolor paintings that speaks to the ecological life of the Desert. The works evokes beauty and spirituality, ultimately observing the transmogrification by climate changeover the past ten years.Read more…

17 Nov

Museum of African American Art, Crenshaw Boulevard, Crenshaw, Los Angeles,CA 90008

November 17, 2019 To March 15, 2020

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Join MAAA members and our experienced tour operator, Uprise Travel, on an amazing “Essential Senegal” cultural trip from May 16–25, 2020, to visit the Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar and other points of interest in Senegal!Read more…

19 Nov

Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

November 19, 2019 To February 16, 2020

10:00 am To 9:00 pm

Early medieval legends reported that one of the three kings who paid homage to the newborn Christ Child in Bethlehem was from Africa. But it would be nearly one thousand years before artists began representing Balthazar, the youngest of the magi, as a Black man.Read more…

22 Nov

Mark Taper Forum, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

November 22, 2019 To December 29, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

In 2017, Jitney became the final play in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s masterful The American Century Cycle to be seen on Broadway. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured play follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys.Read more…

08 Dec

Golden Sails Hotel, PCH Club. 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA

December 8, 2019 To December 29, 2019

3:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Enjoy live reggae music every Sunday afternoon at the famous Golden Sails Hotel. World class musicians, full bar, great food, free parking and a friendly crowd! All ages are welcomed.Read more…

10 Dec

Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill, Jazz, & Etc., 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90077

December 10, 2019 To December 10, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Though best known for her 1970 R&B crossover smash hit “Band of Gold,” Freda Payne has always first and foremost been a jazz singer.Read more…

12 Dec

Regency West, 3339 West 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

December 12, 2019 To December 12, 2019

7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

KING JAMES BROWN Live In Concert with The King James Brown Band Special Guests With Special Guests Carole Gray, Donnie B & Sylk The Utmost and Defrantz Forrest.Read more…

12 Dec

Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill, Jazz, & Etc., 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90077

December 12, 2019 To December 12, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Multi-talented vocalist Billy Valentine’s varied career has taken him across the United States, throughout the many countries of Europe and even to Oman. Billy began his professional career as a solo artist opening for such luminaries as Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack in the 1970s.Read more…

12 Dec

Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618

December 12, 2019 To December 12, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Emmy nominated Actor and Comedian Deon Cole is one of the most in-demand talents in Hollywood.Read more…

12 Dec

730 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA

December 12, 2019 To December 12, 2019

8:00 pm To 11:30 pm

Greeting and Happy Holiday from the JazzZone at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge. The JazzZone Ensemble will be sharing the stage jamming with young awesome Jazz Musicians’ Showcase and Special Performances by brothers Aaron and Lawrence Shaw. Please come and join the party! Stephen Foster, Mikal Majeed, Derrell Crooks with M.C.Read more…

13 Dec

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Lovelace Theater, 9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

December 13, 2019 To December 29, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Nina & Me is a beautifully orchestrated mixture of classical, jazz, rhythm and blues sounds with riveting storytelling of the musical bond between an artist from one era influenced by a legend from the past.Read more…

13 Dec

California African American Museum, 600 State Dr., Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007

December 13, 2019 To December 13, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Acclaimed author Michael Eric Dyson discusses his new book, “JAY-Z: Made in America,” a powerful examination of recording artist JAY-Z as a cultural icon.Read more…

13 Dec

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

December 13, 2019 To December 13, 2019

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

In this one-of-a-kind listening session, UCLA musicology professor Shana Redmond brings together critics, scholars, and musicians to reflect on the creativity and significance of the album Black on Both Sides by Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def).Read more…

13 Dec

Cultural Interiors, 4421 West Slauson Avenue, Windsor Hills, Los Angeles, CA

December 13, 2019 To December 15, 2019

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Akosua Bandele’s unique and fashionable “Single” Earrings, and Marvin Sin, The Art of Leather Bags & Accessories will be at Cultural Interiors this weekend.Read more…

14 Dec

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 3650 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008

December 14, 2019 To December 14, 2019

3:00 pm To 7:00 pm

It’s a snow day in Baldwin Hills! Winter Wonderland is an opportunity for families across Los Angeles City Council District 8 to meet each other and have some fun in the snow.Read more…

14 Dec

A C Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90061, USA

December 14, 2019 To December 14, 2019

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Greg Edwards Redline Art Show. This actor, comedian and artist will exhibit his art depicting images of famous Black people that lived in redlined or racially segregated cities across the nation.Read more…

14 Dec

The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA

December 14, 2019 To December 14, 2019

9:45 pm To 11:00 pm

André Cymone, musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, raised in Minneapolis, Cymone and his schoolmate Prince, layed the foundation for the revolutionary “Minneapolis sound”.  After Prince signed a record deal he asked Cymone to join him as bass player for his band, pre-Revolution.Read more…

14 Dec

San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101, USA

December 14, 2019 To December 14, 2019

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Join local YA author Tomi Adeyemi for the West Coast launch event of the highly anticipated sequel to her instant #1 New York Times bestselling debut, Children of Blood & Bone. This will be Tomi’s only West Coast appearance on her tour.Read more…

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