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22 Sep

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

September 22, 2019 To April 5, 2020

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Betye Saar is one of the most talented artists of her generation. She is not as well known as her talents deserve, however, no doubt largely because she is a black woman who came of age in the 1960s outside of New York City.Read more…

05 Oct

Beall Center for Art + Technology, UCI, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697

October 5, 2019 To February 8, 2020

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Artist lauren woods (who uses all lowercase) had worked with students for a year to compile documents related to police violence acquired through the Freedom of Information Act for the exhibition “American Monument,”using material from police reports, body camera audio, court transcripts, witness testimonies and audio files captured bystanders.Read more…

25 Oct

Matrix Theatre, Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

October 25, 2019 To November 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:40 pm

One man’s simple letter ignites a nation’s first black civil rights movement.  The multi-award-winning team that brought you When Jazz Had the Blues returns with Playwright Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s new original play. The Double V, Directed by Michael Arabian, will be at the Matrix Theatre.Read more…

01 Nov

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

November 1, 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…

01 Nov

1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027

November 1, 2019 To November 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Poignant storytelling that is politically relevant, culturally profound, funny and devastatingly true. The 7 Stages Of Grieving covers universal themes such as racism, discrimination, equality, respect, recognition, oppression, segregation and unequal government policy. In holding a mirror up to America by sharing Australia’s Aboriginal people’s fight for survival, The 7 Stages of Grieving opens a dialogue…Read more…

03 Nov

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

November 3, 2019 To May 17, 2020

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu (working title) is a mid-career survey that will unite approximately 30 paintings with 32 works on paper dating from 1996 to the present by the artist who was born in Addis Ababa,…Read more…

06 Nov

Church of the Redeemer, 900 E Rosecrans Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90059/See website for additional performance venues

November 6, 2019 To November 24, 2019

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

You’re invited to be a part of this vibrant worship experience – the Watoto Children’s Choir performing their brand new album, “We Will Go!” As the children share their personal stories and present live worship music from Uganda, you’ll see firsthand the power of God’s love transforming lives around the…Read more…

07 Nov

The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA

November 7, 2019 To December 8, 2019

8:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Theo, an African-American law student, needing privacy to study for the California Bar Exam during 1942, checks in at the exclusive Guardian Hotel located in downtown Los Angeles. He is assigned to “The Colored Room” a rarely used, run-down room at the back of the hotel.Read more…

07 Nov

5636 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

November 7, 2019 To November 23, 2019

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching is a thought-provoking work of art masterfully crafted by playwright Tara L. Wilson Noth. This play tells a timely story for all to witness. Executive producers, Chris Noth and Steph Cence, and directed by Rayna Campbell.Read more…

10 Nov

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Promenade Terrace, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

November 10, 2019 To July 12, 2020

12:00 pm To 2:00 pm

Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen and instructors from Debbie Allen Dance Academy return with the 5th season of outdoor dance events for the whole family.Read more…

12 Nov

The Purple Room Supper Club, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA

November 12, 2019 To December 3, 2019

6:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Featuring Jazz Vocalist Rose Mallett and Jeff Lantz-Piano; Danny Flahive-Bass; Tim Pleasant-Drums. Rose Mallett was born in Chicago, Illinois. Rose began singing in elementary school as a part of the school chorus. Rose’s family relocated to Los Angeles.Read more…

14 Nov

TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, USA

November 14, 2019 To November 21, 2019

7:30 pm To 11:30 pm

AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi runs Thursday, November 14 – Thursday, November 21 at the TCL Chinese Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt in Hollywood.Read more…

14 Nov

The Landmark, Westside Pavilion, 10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA

November 14, 2019 To November 21, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:45 pm

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.…Read more…

17 Nov

The San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands CA 92374, USA

November 17, 2019 To March 8, 2020

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

Visual Artist Bernard Hoyes is pleased to present “Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change,” an exhibition of large scale watercolor paintings that speaks to the ecological life of the Desert. The works evokes beauty and spirituality, ultimately observing the transmogrification by climate changeover the past ten years.Read more…

17 Nov

Museum of African American Art, Crenshaw Boulevard, Crenshaw, Los Angeles,CA 90008

November 17, 2019 To March 15, 2020

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Join MAAA members and our experienced tour operator, Uprise Travel, on an amazing “Essential Senegal” cultural trip from May 16–25, 2020, to visit the Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar and other points of interest in Senegal!Read more…

19 Nov

Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

November 19, 2019 To February 16, 2020

10:00 am To 9:00 pm

Early medieval legends reported that one of the three kings who paid homage to the newborn Christ Child in Bethlehem was from Africa. But it would be nearly one thousand years before artists began representing Balthazar, the youngest of the magi, as a Black man.Read more…

20 Nov

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

November 20, 2019 To November 20, 2019

7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

A Black fashion model is transported back in time to a plantation, where she witnesses and experiences the brutality of slavery. Through the ordeal, she learns the value of reclaiming one’s roots. Produced as part of the L.A.Read more…

20 Nov

Moss Theater, at The Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

November 20, 2019 To November 20, 2019

6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price) weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become…Read more…

21 Nov

Lodge Room, 104 N. Ave 56, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90042

November 21, 2019 To November 21, 2019

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Adrian Younge–the pair behind the unforgettable score for the Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage—have announced an extensive North American fall tour for their acclaimed 10-piece ensemble, The Midnight Hour, featuring very special collaborative opening sets from the group’s incredibly talented vocalists Loren…Read more…

21 Nov

Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa, Drum Room, 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, California 92230, USA

November 21, 2019 To November 21, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

When James Worthy retired before the 1994-95 season, it was fitting that Earvin “Magic” Johnson was there to describe Worthy’s career. Johnson, after all, had made the passes on the fast break that set up hundreds of Worthy’s trademark one-handed swooping dunks.Read more…

21 Nov

Cesar's Palace, Cleopatra's Barge, 3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

November 21, 2019 To November 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Six-time Grammy Award-winning, music legend Dionne Warwick returns to the Las Vegas Strip as she brings her limited engagement, “An Evening with Dionne Warwick,” to Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace.Read more…

22 Nov

The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

November 22, 2019 To November 22, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

In a genre that is inundated with singers, Avery*Sunshine has forged a career by staying true to her musical vision.Read more…

22 Nov

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

November 22, 2019 To December 29, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

In 2017, Jitney became the final play in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s masterful The American Century Cycle to be seen on Broadway. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured play follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys.Read more…

22 Nov

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

November 22, 2019 To November 22, 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. International vocalist Douyé has performed the world over, working with such leading jazz artists as Ron Carter, John Beasley, Russell Malone, and Zack O’Farrill.Read more…

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