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02 Jan

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

January 2, 2020 To February 16, 2020

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Featuring the largest selection of works by Southern vernacular artists ever displayed at the California African American Museum, Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection examines the remarkable reach and legacy of arts traditions from the American South. Read more…

02 Jan

Beall Center for Art + Technology, UCI, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697

January 2, 2020 To February 8, 2020

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Artist lauren woods (who uses all lowercase) had worked with students for a year to compile documents related to police violence acquired through the Freedom of Information Act for the exhibition “American Monument,”using material from police reports, body camera audio, court transcripts, witness testimonies and audio files captured bystanders. Read more…

05 Jan

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Promenade Terrace, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

January 5, 2020 To July 12, 2020

12:00 pm To 2:00 pm

Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen and instructors from Debbie Allen Dance Academy return with the 5th season of outdoor dance events for the whole family. Read more…

05 Jan

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA

January 5, 2020 To January 26, 2020

2:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky burns red. A church bombing has rocked the Civil Rights Movement to its core, and Reverend Charles Grace must galvanize the people with messages of hope. It is his wife Olivia, however, who skillfully crafts his speeches and delivery. Read more…

08 Jan

4305 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

January 8, 2020 To January 29, 2020

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Chester Whitmore, Lord of the Swing will be teaching Beginner and Intermediate Lindy Hop at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Museum. 4 week workshop on starting Wednesday January 8, 2020 to January 29, 2020. Read more…

11 Jan

Roberts Projects, 5801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, USA

January 11, 2020 To March 7, 2020

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

Opening Art Reception: Saturday, January 11, 6pm-8pm Roberts Projects is pleased to announce the exhibition of Ghanian artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe. This presentation brings together new portraits and is the artist’s first showing of work in the United States. Read more…

16 Jan

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

January 16, 2020 To January 20, 2020

9:00 am To 8:00 am

Join us at the National Brotherhood of Skiers-Western region as we attend Urban Winterfest Ski weekend-Jan 16-20,2020 at South Lake Tahoe! Themed parties, networking, music, culture – Don’t forget about the skiing or riding.This event is open to youth(they’ll have their own schedule) and adults Read more…

17 Jan

Highways Performance Space and Gallery, 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA

January 17, 2020 To January 19, 2020

8:30 pm To 10:30 pm

From the means streets of Baltimore to Stanford Ph.D., to Black Woman Millionaire, The Raw Truth: A Pimp’s Daughter’s Diary is a relentlessly honest and emotionally intimate account of Dr. Venus Opal Reese’s spiritual healing from a traumatic childhood to salvation and personal power. Read more…

17 Jan

3710 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

January 17, 2020 To January 26, 2020

4:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Trap Heals, in collaboration with Represent Justice, a nationwide criminal justice reform coalition, will be creating an art installation with the film, “JUST MERCY”, opening in theaters worldwide in January 2020. Read more…

19 Jan

El Segundo Womans Club, Standard Street, El Segundo, CA, USA

January 19, 2020 To January 19, 2020

6:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Ericka Chancellor, an Examiner at the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will again hold her groundbreaking event, Beyond the Chair. This event showcases Cosmetologists, Barbers, Esthetics and Nail professionals that have given back to the industry by going above and beyond the styling chair. Read more…

19 Jan

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

January 19, 2020 To January 19, 2020

7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

KILLER OF SHEEP An official American classic, if not the American Bicycle Thieves that some have termed it. Killer of Sheep is astonishing poetry, a seamless tango of realist sting and stylized grace notes, penetrating wit, and agonizing heartbreak. Read more…

19 Jan

5040 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

January 19, 2020 To January 19, 2020

9:00 pm To 11:30 pm

Grambling Alumni Southern California Chapter 3rd Annual HBCU Comedy Show “Take Over” MLK Weekend – Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Comedy Union. If you missed last year, our host Memphis Will along with headliner Kevin Tate, D’Lai, Owen Smith & Tyree Elaine brought down the house HBCU Style. Read more…

19 Jan

Wisdome LA, 1147 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

January 19, 2020 To January 19, 2020

4:00 pm To 10:00 pm

LEGENDS OF FUNK — An Immersive 360 Musical & Visual Experience hosted by Bootsy Collins, w/Bernard Purdie, James Gadson, Fred Wesley, Norwood Fisher, Blackbyrd McKnight & All-Star Cast Bootsy will make a rare appearance on vocals, joined by some of the dopest and most legendary funkateers ever!! All-Stars include legendary… Read more…

20 Jan

QLN Wedding Reception and Banquet Hall, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056, USA

January 20, 2020 To January 20, 2020

8:30 am To 10:00 am

In memory of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP will host its AnnuaI Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more…

20 Jan

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

January 20, 2020 To January 20, 2020

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day immersed in art, culture, and community, and commemorate the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages. Read more…

20 Jan

Historic Leimert Park Village, Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4337 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

January 20, 2020 To January 20, 2020

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

The MLK Freedom Festival celebrates the legacy of Dr. King with music art and activism. This year’s event is especially important. with local state and national elections on the line as well as the 2020 US Census, we need our community to get organized and work together. Read more…

20 Jan

Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. / Western Ave. , Los Angeles, CA, United States

January 20, 2020 To January 20, 2020

11:00 am To 3:00 pm

The  Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and has grown into the largest and longest running King Annual Birthday Celebration in the nation! In deepest respect for the legacy of Dr. Read more…

20 Jan

Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., #1st floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025

January 20, 2020 To January 20, 2020

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Join us for a Solidarity Panel discussion about Medicare for All on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This diverse panel will be discussing the fight for Medicare for All, challenging the narratives against it, and providing counter narratives and calls to action to make Medicare for All a reality. Read more…

20 Jan

La Create Space 401 East Hillcrest Blvd., #Suite i, Inglewood, CA 90301

January 20, 2020 To January 20, 2020

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Sax Therapy – the recoverable treatment of someone, usually through saxophonic stimulation… International Saxophoinst Trey Daniels is changing what you think jazz is. By fusing genres such as trap, hip-hop, soul, and funk all into one sound, he’s captivating audiences both young and old across the globe. Read more…

20 Jan

Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

January 20, 2020 To January 20, 2020

11:00 am To 8:00 pm

The MLK Freedom Festival celebrates the legacy of Dr. King with music art and activism. This year’s event is especially important. with local state and national elections on the line as well as the 2020 US Census, we need our community to get organized and work together. Read more…

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