Events

23 Mar

The Broad, 221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

March 23, 2019 To September 1, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists made over two decades, beginning in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement. Soul of a Nation explores how social justice movements, as well as stylistic evolutions in visual…Read more…

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…

18 May

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901-909 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

May 18, 2019 To August 10, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

David Hammons’s solo show at Hauser & Wirth is his first in Los Angeles in 45 years. The description states, “This exhibition is dedicated to / Ornette / Coleman / Harmolodic Thinker” and is accompanied by an intriguing abstract drawing.Read more…

05 Jun

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

June 5, 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…

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…

13 Jun

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

June 13, 2019 To September 1, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

See the iconic images that amplified one of the most influential cultural movements of the 1960s: “Black Is Beautiful.” Featuring over forty photographs of Black women and men with natural hair and clothes that reclaimed their African roots, Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite is the first-ever major…Read more…

24 Jun

William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 South West View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016

June 24, 2019 To August 3, 2019

12:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Summer Days of Art, Music, Singing, Doll Making, African Martial Arts, Dance, and Creative Exploration! The William Grant Still Arts Center’s Art and Jazz Summer Camp is a six-week day camp that runs each summer.Read more…

28 Jun

Thick Girl Yoga LA Beach Flowrecurrences

Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, (Playa del Rey) Los Angeles, CA 90293, USA

June 28, 2019 To August 2, 2019

5:30 am To 7:00 am

We will be flowing in the sand, this yoga flow will awaken the mind, get the blood flowing, and will feed the inner spirit and leave you feeling invigorated! All sessions will be at Dockweiler Beach and we will meet at 5:30 am and walk over to the sand to…Read more…

01 Jul

Art + Practice, 3401 West 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA

July 1, 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…

11 Jul

Stella Adler Theatre 6773 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028

July 11, 2019 To July 25, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Towne Street Theatre’s TST Summer Series Presents: Nights of Sum Poetry! We are calling all spoken word artists, writers, rappers, and wordsmiths of LA who are looking to perform and share their truths and narratives to push the culture.Read more…

12 Jul

Stella Adler Academy of Acting, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 12, 2019 To July 26, 2019

8:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Whose has the funniest set in LA? Come and see 7 comedians compete to become “The Set Off Champ!” 7 minute sets, 7 Comedians, 7 minutes to crack up the audience.Read more…

13 Jul

East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754

July 13, 2019 To July 27, 2019

8:00 am To 5:00 pm

The National Organization of Minority Architects, Southern California Chapter hosts an Architecture & Engineering Summer Camp to teach and to engage youth about the process and impact of architectural design.Read more…

14 Jul

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

July 14, 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…

15 Jul

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

July 15, 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…

15 Jul

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

July 15, 2019 To August 18, 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…

19 Jul

The Echo, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 19, 2019 To July 20, 2019

9:00 pm To 2:00 am

Nance Arte & Footlong Development Present PRINCE PROM DJs C-Minus & Adam12 21+ / $10 Door / 9PM Advance Tickets: FootlongDevelopment.com The Echo 1822 Sunset Blvd., LA/Echo Park 90026 Join us 7/19 at The Echo for the first ever Prince Prom ( prom attire encouraged but not enforced ), featuring…Read more…

20 Jul

John Anson Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, Los Angeles, CA

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Join us for our 2019 Benefit Concert! Tickets for this special evening include pre-show reception, an artist meet & greet, premium seating and more. Pushing the boundaries of street dance vocabulary, Funkedified challenges stereotypes and invites the audience to view hip-hop through a new lens.Read more…

20 Jul

Greenway Court Theatre, North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival’s Legends, Movement and Memories will be hosted by Marla Gibbs and Freda Payne. The performers include:  Florence LaRue, an original member of The 5th Dimension, the pop group that so often dominated the charts in the 60s and 70s with their hit songs, will perform…Read more…

20 Jul

Del Mar Racing, Seaside Stage, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, California 92014, USA

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

2:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Kick back, relax and enjoy the music during Reggae Fest featuring Ziggy Marley for Del Mar’s Summer Concert Series. Be a concert VIP and maximize your concert experience with a spot in the exclusive South Terrace VIP area.Read more…

20 Jul

Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The Brian McKnight 4 is the culmination of 25 years of writing, playing, producing, and performing, that truly defines Brian McKnight‘s career in the music business.Read more…

20 Jul

Exposition Park, Rose Garden, 701 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 91103

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Dysonna City Art Productions will celebrate it’s 6th Annual “Art & Jazz In The Rose Gardens” at Exposition Park. Since the community demonstrated much love in the fall, we are bringing you our FREE Summer Edition featuring an array of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.Read more…

20 Jul

Exposition Park Rose Garden, State Drive, Los Angeles, CA

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

12:00 pm To 7:00 pm

“Art & Jazz In The Gardens” will feature an array of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event will feature artists and live painting, live music, poetry reading, wine tasting and more.Read more…

20 Jul

Macy's Bridge, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

11:30 am To 7:00 pm

From 11:30 am – 2 pm join us with Retired Congresswoman Diane Watson on the Macy’s Bridge on for some jazz music and then head over for a discussion, followed by participant Q&A on The Life and Legacy of civic leader John Mack at Malik Books, from 4:00 – 7:00…Read more…

20 Jul

6773 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Looking for a fun night out at the theatre? The TST Variety Show is the place for you! Singing, Dancing, Sketch and Audience Interaction.Read more…

20 Jul

Vermont Square Park, 1248 W. 47th St., Los Angeles, CA 90037, USA

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

11:00 am To 1:00 pm

Celebrate L.A.’s oldest branch library and one of the rare historic Carnegie libraries founded in 1913 that remains a cornerstone of South Los Angeles’ Vermont Square district. This spirited neighborhood event will feature readings from community leaders and a performance by the highly acclaimed Fernando Pullum Youth Orchestra.Read more…

20 Jul

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

July 20, 2019 To July 20, 2019

8:30 pm To 10:00 pm

This experimental movement-based play depicts the origins of misogynoir in the Black family structure, where Black mothers “love our boys” and “raise our girls.” Blood sheds light on the intersectional oppression in childhood where the disproportionate amount of responsibility placed on Sister (Melissa Barrow) has fractured her relationship with Big…Read more…

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