Events

08 May

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

May 8, 2019 To September 8, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

For many fans of 1970s American television, Ernie Barnes’ (1938–2009) painting The Sugar Shack is no doubt instantly familiar.Read more…

05 Jun

LA Third Church, 4323 Leimert Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

June 5, 2019 To August 28, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Each year Parkside EDC awards over $20,000 in scholarships to high school graduates, among many other community services and outreach efforts. The Wednesday Night Jazz Cool Down is one of the events that makes it possible.Read more…

15 Jul

The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067, USA

July 15, 2019 To August 25, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

Celebrating the photographers who have played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers, as told through their most intimate diaries: their unedited contact sheets.Read more…

21 Jul

4325 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90008

July 21, 2019 To August 25, 2019

5:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Enjoy the rhythms of salsa–meet and mingle with other members of the community who love to dance! Tony “El Pana” is considered one of the best dancers in LA, a major force in promoting the art of Afro-Cuban & salsa dancing during his career.Read more…

25 Jul

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

July 25, 2019 To August 25, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

A prolific painter, printmaker, muralist, draftsman, and photographer whose career spanned more than half a century, Charles White’s artistic portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and far-reaching. Plumb Line features contemporary artists whose work in the realm of black individual and collective life resonates with White’s profound and continuing…Read more…

27 Jul

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

July 27, 2019 To November 3, 2019

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Zak Ové (born 1966) is a British visual artist of Trinidadian descent. His sculptural installation, The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness, encapsulates the complex history of racial objectification and the evolution of black subjectivity.Read more…

02 Aug

Matrix Theatre, 7654 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

August 2, 2019 To September 15, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

The West Coast premiere of Scraps, written by Geraldine Inoa and directed by Obie Award Winning Stevie Walker-Webb is set in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, three months after the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.Read more…

07 Aug

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

August 7, 2019 To September 8, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Aspects of Nude showcases the ways in which artists have portrayed the human form in its purest state: bare. For centuries the study of nude models, in various poses, has been a fundamental source for artists to master drawing skills and learn to represent the subtleties of the human physique.Read more…

07 Aug

Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

August 7, 2019 To September 8, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

The RIDDLE Effect highlights artist John T. Riddle Jr.’s (1933–2002) sculptural work from Los Angeles collections and examines his influence as a foundational member of the Black Arts Movement in Los Angeles.Read more…

15 Aug

Post & Beam, 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90008 USA

August 15, 2019 To August 29, 2019

4:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Guitarist, Educator and Actor Jacques Lesure is an enigma. His sound is steeped in the rich tradition of his mentors like George Benson, Kenny Burrell and a host of others, but more than that, he’s also a visionary.Read more…

21 Aug

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

August 21, 2019 To November 10, 2019

10:00 am To 9:00 pm

While on assignment to document poverty in Brazil for Life magazine, African American photographer Gordon Parks encountered one of the most important subjects of his career: Flávio da Silva.Read more…

23 Aug

Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

August 23, 2019 To August 24, 2019

8:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Miki Howard grew up in the church, where both of her parents were gospel singers. Her mother was also a member of the gospel group the Caravans and was acquainted with various entertainers.Read more…

23 Aug

El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

August 23, 2019 To August 23, 2019

9:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Since Saadiq’s early days the Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer has carried the torch for old school R&B.Read more…

23 Aug

The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

August 23, 2019 To August 25, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

The Robey Theatre Company, Los Angeles’ most-awarded African American theatre company, continues its 25th Anniversary celebration with its presentation of the Third Biennial Paul Robeson Theatre Festival. The Festival is named for its inspiration, the actor-singer-activist-humanitarian Paul Robeson (1898-1976).Read more…

23 Aug

Castelli Art Space, 5440 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90016

August 23, 2019 To August 23, 2019

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Please join us for this indoor/outdoor Opening Reception at Castelli Gallery and Art Space. Luke Angel, Sibyl Walton and Aly Kourouma are hosting this Friday evening art exhibit and cultural pop up. This collaboration with African Angel Tours, Artfully Spaced Gallery and Timbuctu State is a ‘must visit’ experience.Read more…

24 Aug

Greek Theater, 2700 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90022

August 24, 2019 To August 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

In the late 80s into the early 90s a new sound began to emerge called New Jack Swing. This form incorporated hip-hop with contemporary soul, high-tech funk and in some cases rap and lasted for approximately six years.Read more…

24 Aug

Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

August 24, 2019 To August 24, 2019

3:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Two pillars of the Echo Park community—the library and the lake—unite for a lively neighborhood gathering. Hear live music from the Street Symphony, a powerful engagement between artists and communities disenfranchised by homelessness and incarceration, and listen in to an inspiring reading by Patrisse Cullors, an L.A.Read more…

24 Aug

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

August 24, 2019 To August 24, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair is a all day literary event with author meet and greets, celebrity author sightings and signings, literary/educational exhibitors, Children’s Pavilion with book give-aways, panel discussions, writing workshops, musical entertainment/ poetry recitals, food trucks and more! The LPV Book Fair is happy to announce that…Read more…

24 Aug

The Miracle Theater, 226 S. Market Street, Inglewood, CA 90301, USA

August 24, 2019 To August 24, 2019

9:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Eric Roberson and his band are taking to the road to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his album, Music Fan First. The album was made as a reward to his fans and as a personal reminder that, he too, is a fan of music first.Read more…

24 Aug

Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

August 24, 2019 To August 24, 2019

5:30 pm To 11:30 pm

Eat|See|Hear, the original traveling outdoor cinema, returns Saturday, August 24th, with a screening of Do The Right Thing followed by movie screenings taking place every Saturday through the month of August. MUSICAL GUEST: Deqn Sue DeQn Sue describes her music as socially conscious, alternative pop.Read more…

24 Aug

Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

August 24, 2019 To August 24, 2019

3:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Bayard Rustin – conscientious objector, social agitator and organizing genius– was our first great intersectional 20th Century leader. This conversation will examine Rustin’s revolutionary vision, its bold broadness, as well as current efforts underway to restore him to his rightful place in American history.Read more…

25 Aug

Globe Theatre Los Angeles, 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

August 25, 2019 To August 25, 2019

6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Lyfe Jennings is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and producer. He plays multiple instruments, including the guitar, bass, and piano, which he integrates into his music.Read more…

25 Aug

Vroman's Bookstore, 695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

August 25, 2019 To August 25, 2019

5:00 pm To 7:00 pm

The Playhouse District sizzles every summer with its annual Free Jazz Summer Concert Series. The 16th Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series presented by Bank Leumi brings all-star jazz entertainment from Brazilian to smooth jazz, at no cost every Sunday evening through August 25th in the Vroman’s Bookstore Courtyard.Read more…

25 Aug

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

August 25, 2019 To August 25, 2019

5:30 pm To 7:30 pm

“A musical tribute to classic R&B/Soul music and the artists who made them hits! Aretha, Luther, Gladys, The Stylistics, and many more.Read more…

25 Aug

Townhouse & The Del Monte, 52 Windward Ave., Venice, California 90291

August 25, 2019 To August 26, 2019

8:00 pm To 2:00 am

Join Najite & Olokun Prophecy in the annual celebration of the life of the great Afrobeat originator Fela Anikulapo Kuti and dance your yash off to some afro-funk, highlife, juju, fuji, soul, r&b, and more… Fela Kuti was Africa’s musical genius.Read more…

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