Events

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…

05 Sep

White Hall Arts Academy 2812 W. 54th Street Los Angeles, CA 90043

September 5, 2019 To September 26, 2019

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

White Hall Arts Academy presents a series of sessions for aspiring songwriters to help hone fundamental skills such as lyric and melody development, chords and song progression, recording techniques and business basics.Read more…

10 Sep

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

September 10, 2019 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…

15 Sep

Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge, 3310 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305, USA

September 15, 2019 To September 29, 2019

6:00 pm To 10:00 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…

17 Sep

Self Help Graphics & Art, 1300 E. 1st St.,Los Angeles, CA 90033

September 17, 2019 To September 28, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

In 1943 Duke Ellington performed the symphony Black, Brown, and Beige at Carnegie Hall for the first time, describing it as “a parallel to the history of the American Negro”. The symphony’s title referred to the mistaken assertion that African-Americans can be categorized by a single color.Read more…

17 Sep

The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

September 17, 2019 To October 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

This deviously delicious sci-fi musical comedy comes to the Playhouse for the musical theater event of the season with some deliciously devious new twists. Featuring George Salazar (Be More Chill), Mj Rodriguez (Pose), and Amber Riley (Glee) as Audrey II, This Little Shop is unlike any you have seen before.Read more…

19 Sep

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

September 19, 2019 To September 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as a torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for new audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before.Read more…

20 Sep

The Cultural Social Club, 7617 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Inglewood 90043

September 20, 2019 To September 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

SWAAM is Spoken Word, Art And Music. That’s when super-talented poets, singers, musicians and “open mic” artists will perform– backed by our awesome LIVE BAND.  So come on! Food, drink, and wonderful entertainment await you on this and every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.Read more…

20 Sep

The Novo, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

September 20, 2019 To September 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Flying Lotus speaking on the music of: Land of History & Future “I really wanted to do something that came from the jazz spirit instead of a beat record,” he says.Read more…

20 Sep

San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

September 20, 2019 To September 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Lenny Kravitz is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all of the instruments himself when recording.Read more…

20 Sep

L.A. County Fair, Pomona Fairplex, 1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768

September 20, 2019 To September 20, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Some people might say that after notching ten No. 1 singles, 13 Grammy Award nominations, a New York Times best-selling memoir and ongoing sold-out, coast-to-coast arena tours, Charlie Wilson has proven his point….and he isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon.Read more…

20 Sep

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036, USA

September 20, 2019 To September 20, 2019

6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Celebrate L.A.’s finest jazz musicians! Jazz at LACMA is presented Friday evenings from April to November. Saluting what would have been John Coltrane’s 93rd birthday this weekend, saxophonist, composer, and educator Teodross Avery revisits Coltrane’s repertoire.Read more…

20 Sep

Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

September 20, 2019 To September 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

An annual evening of the best of the blues with Robben Ford, Sugaray Rayford and Deb Ryder brought to you by KJAZZ 88.1 Sugaray Rayford is an American soul blues singer and songwriter.Read more…

20 Sep

El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506, USA

September 20, 2019 To September 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Seffarine’s international blend of sounds features soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist/oud player Nat Hulskamp. Their music embraces and extends Naki’s rich heritage, from Moorish Spain to the Sahara, mixing Arabic Andalusi music with explosive flamenco footwork.Read more…

20 Sep

Aldersgate Retreat Center, Haverford Avenue, Pacific Palisades, CA, USA

September 20, 2019 To September 21, 2019

4:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Dr. Gwendolyn Phillips Coates is the host for the annual women’s retreat. A wholistic healing time of sisterhood. This years theme: #reset365 is to lead women through discussions, meditation, prayer, and activities ways to remind themselves to push their internal reset mechanisms.Read more…

20 Sep

Grand Park, Block 3, North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

September 20, 2019 To September 22, 2019

9:00 am To 12:00 am

In recognition of “World Alzheimer’s Day,” the Grand Park Foundation is launching its inaugural signature event, All Skate for Alzheimer’s, a Free 3-day African American Alzheimer’s Education and Awareness Event.  The overall mission of All Skate is to better educate Los Angeles’ African American community on Alzheimer’s disease and the…Read more…

20 Sep

1118 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901

September 20, 2019 To September 26, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

“Directed by the gifted Stanley Nelson…it’s a tantalizing portrait: rich, probing, mournful, romantic, triumphant, tragic, exhilarating, and blisteringly honest.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: Miles Davis was a singular force of nature.Read more…

20 Sep

Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA

September 20, 2019 To September 21, 2019

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

This weekend, head to the Bootleg Theater for the return of the boundary-defying BlakTinx Festival! This cutting edge work celebrates the diversity of Black and Latinx choreographers, showcasing talent from LA and beyond.Read more…

20 Sep

Laemmle Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

September 20, 2019 To September 26, 2019

4:20 pm To 9:55 pm

ABOUT SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY This joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, features the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey (“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O’Neal Twins.Read more…

20 Sep

Laemmle Glendale, 207 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale, CA 91206, USA

September 20, 2019 To September 26, 2019

12:30 pm To 1:00 pm

This 25 minute short doc was produced in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 100th year birthday celebration. It was created as an educational piece to tell today’s youth the full story of this amazing man.Read more…

21 Sep

Residency Art Gallery, 310 East Queen Street, Inglewood, CA

September 21, 2019 To September 21, 2019

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Residency Art Gallery is ecstatic to present The Atmosphere of Certain Uncertainty, a solo exhibition from Devin B. Johnson. The work presented was created in response to Franz Fanon’s 1958 novel “Black Skin White Masks,” in which Fanon attempts to break down and conceptualize the contemporary Black male psyche.Read more…

21 Sep

Shrine Auditorium, 665 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

September 21, 2019 To September 21, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Lenny Kravitz is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all of the instruments himself when recording.Read more…

21 Sep

St John's Episcopal Cathedral, 514 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

September 21, 2019 To September 21, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

A Journey of Hope The Guibord Center presents an evening with historian Dr. Daniel E. Walker and the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Los Angeles Chapter. Join in on a compelling journey to discover the spiritual beginnings of gospel music – one of the most powerful and influential art forms.Read more…

21 Sep

KAOS Network, 4343 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, 90008

September 21, 2019 To September 21, 2019

3:00 pm To 5:00 pm

KAOS Network is hosting a screening of the compelling new documentary On the Brink. On the Brink tells the story of a once-thriving African American community now on the brink of vanishing from Seattle and their struggle to have a place to call home.Read more…

21 Sep

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside, 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA 90230, USA

September 21, 2019 To September 21, 2019

11:00 am To 4:00 pm

The popular conference speaker, media personality, author, aka “The Self-esteem Dr. “, “The EmpowHERment Life Coach”, and the Founder of Women on the Grow, Inc., Jewel Diamond Taylor, will be speaking and featuring a great panel of women in diverse careers.Read more…

21 Sep

Carson, CA (RSVP for Location)

September 21, 2019 To September 21, 2019

6:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Imagine a place where you can laugh, learn, love, sip, and sage with some of the dopest queens in your community. The Melanated Moments Sage and Sip Soiree, intends to create this ambiance for all it’s guest.Read more…

21 Sep

Bay Street & Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica, CA 90401

September 21, 2019 To September 21, 2019

9:00 am To 12:00 pm

The Santa Monica Conservancy is teaming up with Heal the Bay for Coastal Cleanup Day, the world’s biggest volunteer day to protect our ocean and partnering with historian Alison Rose Jefferson to host an exhibit at the historic “Inkwell,” a landmark monument that commemorates surfer Nick Gabaldon and the two-block…Read more…

21 Sep

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

September 21, 2019 To September 21, 2019

8:00 am To 6:00 pm

WisePause Lifestyle Summit is a one-day empowered community experience that connects women to the best midlife health information, trusted healthcare professionals, innovative hormonal healing therapies, products and services, and to other women on similar journeys.Read more…

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