Events

17 Feb

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

February 17, 2019 To June 9, 2019

10:00 am To 7:00 pm

Presented by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 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,…Read more…

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…

01 May

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

May 1, 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…

02 May

The Underground Museum, 3508 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018, USA

May 2, 2019 To June 30, 2019

12:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Roy DeCarava (1919-2009) spent six decades walking the streets of New York and observing his environment. These contemplative expeditions fostered within him a deep understanding of human nature and the power of seeing.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…

11 May

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

May 11, 2019 To June 29, 2019

1:00 pm To 4:30 pm

Leimert Park Day of the Ancestor Festival of the Mask began 8 years ago with the aim to create a multigenerational event where people could come together to honor ancestors, share information and culture from West Africa and the Diaspora.Read more…

15 May

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

May 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 May

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

May 15, 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…

15 May

Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505

May 15, 2019 To June 2, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The time is 1959, a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death.Read more…

18 May

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

May 18, 2019 To August 10, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

David Hammons  is a conceptual artist working in a variety of media including performance, installation, sculpture, printmaking, among other modes of production and is a contemporary American artist whose sculptural, print-based, video, and painted work offers a crucial interpretation of African American art history.Read more…

18 May

1262 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

May 18, 2019 To May 27, 2019

10:00 am To 10:00 pm

WE RISE is a 10-day pop-up immersive experience that brings together LA’s diverse community to explore our collective power to live lives of purpose and engagement.Read more…

22 May

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

May 22, 2019 To May 22, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

In conjunction with the photo exhibition, “CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop”,  join us for this special evening featuring some of the most prominent and consequential voices in hip-hop engaging in a discussion about music and activism and how each platform can help to serve the other.Read more…

23 May

13500 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

May 23, 2019 To May 23, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Hot Off the Press is a program of excerpted new solo writings presented by talented women playwrights in staged readings. The program includes:            Real As It Can Be.Read more…

24 May

The Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, California 90027, USA

May 24, 2019 To May 24, 2019

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

EL GRAN FESTIVAL DE MUSICA CUBANA Juan De Marcos, Eliades Ochoa y Cuarteto Patria, Barbarito Torres y su Piquete Cubano, Jesus Aguaje Ramos y su Orquesta Buena Vista, y Los Van Van El Gran Festival de Musica Cubana is a celebration of Cuban Music and its rich history! This gathering of legendary…Read more…

24 May

California State University, Northridge, Campus Theatre, Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA

May 24, 2019 To May 24, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Grammy award-winning artist Patti Austin, who is known for her R&B, pop and jazz music, performs a benefit concert for California State University, Northridge’s Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW). All proceeds from this event will benefit TADW students for the summer of 2019.Read more…

25 May

The Miracle Theater, 226 S. Market St., Inglewood, CA 90301

May 25, 2019 To May 25, 2019

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

AfroBeat Explosion Celebrating Africa Day — Live concert performance by Najite and the Olokun Prophecy Experience an elegant evening of raw rhythms, explosive visuals, exciting dance.Read more…

25 May

Autry Museum in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

May 25, 2019 To May 25, 2019

5:30 pm To 11:00 pm

Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen.Read more…

25 May

Westfield Topanga & The Village, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91303

May 25, 2019 To May 25, 2019

12:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Common—the Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe–winning musician, actor, and activist—follows up his New York Times bestselling memoir, “One Day It’ll All Make Sense” with this inspiring exploration of how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your life through actions and words, Let Love…Read more…

25 May

4421 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90043 USA

May 25, 2019 To May 25, 2019

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND !!!Garden Beds with Bev!!!   SATURDAY – MAY 25th 2019 Beverly is back with her fabulous Garden Work Shop Let’s get your garden going with some new beautiful designs…by YOU!   Learn, Design and Enjoy the fun of making beautiful garden boxes and more.Each session…Read more…

25 May

Catch One, 4067 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA

May 25, 2019 To May 26, 2019

10:00 pm To 3:00 am

In observation of African Music Month Join us in Celebration Featuring: 5Star – Sierra Leone | DJ Tucha – Kenya SwaziSunshine – South Africa | DJ Dean – Ethiopia BLAQ PAGES – Ghana | Nneoma – Nigeria Special attraction:- African Mall + Cuisine LIVE DANCE PERFORMANCE LIVE PERCUSSION Powered by:…Read more…

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