15 Dec

Grammy Museum at LA Live, 800 W Olympic Blvd, A245, Los Angeles 90015

December 15, 2018 To March 3, 2019

10:00 am To 8:00 pm

Due to popular demand, we’ve decided to extend the exhibit Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey Transcended, until March 2019! Don’t miss this powerful exhibit celebrating the life and music of legendary jazz saxophonist, John Coltrane, before it closes permanently in the new year.Read more…

02 Jan

MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA

January 2, 2019 To February 24, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

Fly Paper is a 23-minute ensemble tribute to black Harlem and ranks with the best of Joseph’s work, featuring an unforgettable dance sequence by Ben Vereen and Storyboard P, a cozy attic jam with Lauryn Hill, seizure-type closeups of Thundercat shredding his bass guitar – and original Flying Lotus beats…Read more…

01 Feb

The Broadwater Theater, Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA, USA

February 1, 2019 To March 2, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

In rural Tennessee at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, two young African-American couples struggle to understand justice, love, and their own responsibilities.Read more…

02 Feb

The Actors Group Studio Burbank, 2813 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA

February 2, 2019 To March 30, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

In 1971, The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, California a “racist bastion of white supremacy.” Newsweek magazine came to town. CBS aired a one-hour television documentary. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted a hearing. And then, we moved to town.Read more…

02 Feb

3401 West 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA, USA

February 2, 2019 To September 14, 2019

2:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Time is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today presents early short works of Black filmmakers and video artists in Los Angeles. Central to the exhibition is a selection from the pioneering student work of the L.A. Rebellion.Read more…

05 Feb

Geffen Playhouse Theater, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

February 5, 2019 To March 10, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

In this electrifying exploration into the soul of an American icon, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine Nat “King” Cole as he faces the final Christmastime broadcast of his groundbreaking variety show and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr.Read more…

05 Feb

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

February 5, 2019 To February 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Devastated when his New York City church kicks him out for being gay, Griffin escapes across the world to volunteer in a small village.Read more…

05 Feb

The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena

February 5, 2019 To March 3, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Twenty years after its premiere, this great American musical returns to Los Angeles. Nominated for 13 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Ragtime tells the story of three families at the turn of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American dream.Read more…

06 Feb

Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA

February 6, 2019 To March 10, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

April 3, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. Room 306. Tomorrow, it will become the scene of one of our nation’s greatest losses. But tonight, it is just another stopover motel for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Read more…

09 Feb

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., North Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA, USA

February 9, 2019 To March 2, 2019

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 7-10PM. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibition Dates: February 9 – March 2, 2019.Gallery Hours: Tues-Thurs, Sat & Sun 10AM-4PM FOUR WOMEN.Curated by Peter Woods. A Modern Look at Black Women Artists in 4 Chapters.Read more…

09 Feb

UCR Arts, Culver Center Of The Arts, 3834 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501

February 9, 2019 To March 31, 2019

11:00 am To 4:00 pm

UNCAGED: Hero For Higher art exhibition is a critical race design installation that actively engages with and analyzes Marvel’s Luke Cage character and his history as a representation for black masculinity in American comics culture. UNCAGED also examines Luke Cage in his various formal expressions since his creation in 1972.Read more…

11 Feb

El Camino College, Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506, USA

February 11, 2019 To March 7, 2019

2:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Narrative work by: Zeal Harris, Umar Rashid, Lezley Saar, Frank J. Williams Visual Artists, Zeal Harris is known for creating seductive, caricaturesque, political, urban-vernacular, story paintings. Currently she is bicoastal between Los Angeles and Miami. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from Otis College of Art & Design.Read more…

13 Feb

UTA Artist Space, 403, Foothill Rd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

February 13, 2019 To April 13, 2019

10:00 am To 6:00 pm

A new exhibition at UTA Artist Space, in part the brainchild of hip-hop impresario Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, will feature more than 20 leading contemporary African American and African diaspora artists who use elements of surrealism to contend with harsh realities of our time.Read more…

16 Feb

Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles

February 16, 2019 To July 28, 2019

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

This exhibition features video works by contemporary African artists who are contending with inherited political, social, and environmental realities in their respective countries. Artists Kudzanai Chiurai (b. 1981, Zimbabwe), Zina Saro-Wiwa (b. 1976, Nigeria), and Mikhael Subotzky (b. 1981, South Africa) grapple with the ramifications of colonial legacies.Read more…

16 Feb

Charles White Elementary School, 2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA

February 16, 2019 To September 15, 2019

1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Presented at the original Otis Art Institute campus where Charles White was the first African American faculty member (now an eponymous elementary school and LACMA satellite), this companion exhibition to Charles White: A Retrospective illuminates the artist’s impact as a teacher.Read more…

16 Feb

A Noise Within Theatre, 3352 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA

February 16, 2019 To April 28, 2019

7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

The Bard’s most intimate of family tragedies about the terrible force of love and the breakdown of a man who has everything—power, position, and passion—only to find his world decimated through intense mind games with his ensign.Read more…

17 Feb

5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

February 17, 2019 To June 9, 2019

10:00 am To 7:00 pm

The first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, Charles White: A Retrospective traces White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles, where he developed his mature art and became…Read more…

19 Feb

Zebulon Café Concert, 2478 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, California 90039

February 19, 2019 To February 20, 2019

9:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Two nights of music with the musical collective known as ​Antibalas! Antibalas​ (Spanish for bullet-proof or anti-bullets) was conceived of in Mexico City and formed in Brooklyn New York.Read more…

20 Feb

World Stage Press, 4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

February 20, 2019 To February 20, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

The book, Out of Obscurity: Black Survivors of the Holocaust by Ashay Mathieu is a unique and fascinating poetic discourse about Black victims of Hitler.  Mathieu uses her literary skills to produce Ekphrastic poetry based on the visual art work of Black Holocaust victim, Josef Nassy and the Holocaust novel, The…Read more…

20 Feb

February 20, 2019 To February 20, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Special Engagement / One Night Only! Winner of both the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and the Palme d’Or at Canne, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.Read more…

20 Feb

Museum of African American Art, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall - Macy's 3rd Floor, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

February 20, 2019 To February 20, 2019

6:30 pm To 7:30 pm

Author, Marlon James will be in conversation with Roxanne Gay and is presented with The Aloud Program of The Library Foundation and Eso Won Books.Read more…

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