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16 Nov

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

November 16, 2022 To December 18, 2022

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

In this electric, Tony Award®-nominated Best New Play from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), the West Coast premiere of Clyde’s is a new comedy that serves up the story of ordinary characters with big dreams. The formerly incarcerated staff of Clyde’s truck stop diner are looking to start… Read more…

22 Nov

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

November 22, 2022 To December 18, 2022

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

INVINCIBLE – The Musical, featuring the music of Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, reimagines the timeless story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for the 21ST century through an intricate weaving of the four-time GRAMMY® Award-winners and 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ legendary catalog and inspired new songs.… Read more…

22 Nov

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

November 22, 2022 To March 12, 2023

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Discover the extraordinary human stories behind five centuries of quilts. Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories features works by more than forty artists, including Harriet Powers, Bisa Butler, and Sanford Biggers. Come celebrate the artistry and vision of a diverse and largely under-recognized group of creators in an exhibition that brings to light stories… Read more…

22 Nov

MOCA Grand Avenue, The Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

November 22, 2022 To April 16, 2023

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Surveying thirty years of Henry Taylor’s work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, this retrospective celebrates a Los Angeles artist widely appreciated for his unique aesthetic, social vision, and freewheeling experimentation. Populated by friends and relatives, strangers on the street, athletic stars, politicians and entertainers, Taylor’s canvases describe an imagination… Read more…

29 Nov

Magic Box LA, 1933 South Broadway, LA, CA 90007

November 29, 2022 To December 31, 2022

10:00 am To 8:00 pm

National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut takes visitors on an immersive cinematic journey to Egypt to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Witness ancient wonders of the world, like the Temple at Karnak and the Great Sphinx, all in stunning high-resolution detail. Audiences then gaze upon a brilliant Egyptian… Read more…

01 Dec

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

December 1, 2022 To December 4, 2022

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen’s fun, fresh spin on the classic holiday ballet returns to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker gives the seasonal favorite a rich new cultural context and updated characters, and features a lively contemporary score with original songs from multiple-Grammy-winner Mariah… Read more…

04 Dec

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

December 4, 2022 To December 4, 2022

7:00 pm To 8:00 pm

The hosts of Black Men Can’t Jump [In Hollywood] love movies and they also love being Black. Join Jonathan Braylock, James III, and Jerah Milligan for a night of improv inspired by the audiences favorite films and special guests!

04 Dec

9620 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

December 4, 2022 To December 4, 2022

1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Mood Setters Production presents Sunday Jazz Brunch Dec.4th with Saxophonist Jeanette Harris.

04 Dec

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine, 25255 East Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263

December 4, 2022 To December 4, 2022

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Celebrate the season with Damien Sneed, the multitalented composer, conductor, musician, and vocalist, in his Joy to the World: A Christmas Musical Journey. Sneed will perform on keyboards and vocals with a group of phenomenal singers and musicians as they render Sneed’s unique arrangements of familiar Christmas carols, original holiday… Read more…

05 Dec

The Observatory, 3503 South Harbor Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA 92704

December 5, 2022 To December 5, 2022

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Few artists have had an impact on the development of rap as the legendary emcee Rakim. His lyrical stylings are considered some of the greatest in the game.  One half of the golden age of hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, his revolutionary contributions to the art form are… Read more…

08 Dec

The Novo, 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

December 8, 2022 To December 8, 2022

8:00 pm To 10:00 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. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band,… Read more…

09 Dec

Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

December 9, 2022 To January 8, 2023

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Renowned Los Angeles artist Lezley Saar constructs worlds within worlds by transforming the museum’s gallery into a series of large-scale dioramas. Saar has been fascinated with dioramas since childhood and continually references them in her work. For the exhibition, Saar will elaborately stage her own painted tapestries, totem sculptures, collages,… Read more…

10 Dec

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

December 10, 2022 To December 10, 2022

11:00 am To 4:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the artistry, history, and power of Black comics at CAAMCon, CAAM’s first festival of Black comics! Join us for a day of activities for all ages, featuring panels with Ryan Coogler, John Jennings, Cody Ziglar and other noted artists in the field, a comics marketplace, and more!… Read more…

10 Dec

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

December 10, 2022 To December 10, 2022

12:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing? Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson (CD8),  and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (BHC), will host the 2022 Annual Winter Wonderland with a 15,000+ toy giveaway. Community members far and wide will gather to enjoy holiday festivities at the mall. There will be lots of holiday spirit to…

10 Dec

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016

December 10, 2022 To December 10, 2022

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Fade to Black is Carmen Lundy’s 16th album and one of her most personal to date. Grammy® Nominated for her previous album Modern Ancestors, these 11 original songs, written and arranged by Carmen Lundy, were conceived during the challenging months of the pandemic and reflect this time of great loss,… Read more…

11 Dec

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5909 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

December 11, 2022 To December 11, 2022

3:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Join curators Rita Gonzalez and José Luis Blondet in conversation with special guests as LACMA welcomes the traveling exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories, which brings together documents and artworks by artists from throughout Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe that trace the complex legacy of the African Diaspora. Afro-Atlantic Histories charts the transatlantic… Read more…

11 Dec

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca 90036

December 11, 2022 To September 10, 2023

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

Afro-Atlantic Histories charts the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies in the African diaspora. Through a series of dialogues across time, the exhibition features artworks produced in Africa, Europe, and the Americas in the last four centuries to reexamine—from a global perspective—histories and stories of enslavement, resilience, and the struggle for… Read more…

11 Dec

Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

December 11, 2022 To December 11, 2022

2:00 pm To 4:30 pm

Antoine Fuqua’s EMANCIPATION tells the triumphant story of Peter (Will Smith), a man who escapes from slavery, relying on his wits, unwavering faith and deep love for his family to evade cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on his quest for freedom. The film is inspired by the 1863 photos… Read more…

13 Dec

Ahmanson Theatre, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

December 13, 2022 To January 1, 2023

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations  is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of… Read more…

14 Dec

Acrisure Arena, 75702 Varner Road, Thousand Palms, CA 92276

December 14, 2022 To December 14, 2022

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, two legendary comedic forces, open Acrisure Arena in greater Palm Springs this December. This show is ‘in the round’, meaning the stage will be in the center of the floor, with the audience all around – not a bad seat in the house! You don’t… Read more…

17 Dec

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

December 17, 2022 To December 17, 2022

1:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Celebrate Kuumba, the Kwanzaa principle of creativity with CAAM! Join the festivities and an afternoon of storytelling with Jayon and Jon Kev as they share songs, puppetry, and exciting tales during an interactive story time. Next, teaching artists from Able ARTS Work—a nonprofit organization that offers opportunities in the creative… Read more…

Latest News

Lena Horne Theatre renaming taking place on Broadway

Lena Horne Theatre renaming taking place on Broadway

  The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway is to be renamed the Lena Horne Theatre after the famed singer, actress and civil rights activist.   Broadways’ Brooks Atkinson Theatre will be officially renamed the Lena Horne Theatre next month. The Nederlander Organization announced that this will be the first Broadway theater named after a Black woman.   The renaming ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 1 at 256 West 47th Street in [Read More...]
Celebrate the K Line! Grand Opening Fest on 10/7 + Free Rides + More

Celebrate the K Line! Grand Opening Fest on 10/7 + Free Rides + More

  Hey LA, you’re invited to celebrate the grand opening of the K Line! Enjoy live performances by notable local artists, food from some of the best eateries along the K Line, giveaways, free rides on the K Line and throughout the Metro system, and more! Source: Celebrate the K Line! Grand Opening Fest on 10/7 + Free Rides + [Read More...]
Remembering Pharoah Sanders, Who Sought Divinity on Earth

Remembering Pharoah Sanders, Who Sought Divinity on Earth

The legendary saxophonist, who died at 81 this week, saw music as a route toward holiness. To hear Pharoah Sanders tell it, he spent his six-decade career reaching for something that was always just beyond him. From the ecstatic flights of his playing, and the sometimes explicitly religious iconography he employed to contextualize it, it is clear that the something he sought had a spiritual dimension. But for all his yearning toward a higher [Read More...]